Doing what we do best – the perfect crew: always fresh, always relaxed, always motivated! Our Goal on Shangri La is to deliver high end service and quality. That’s what our guests expect and deserve: a vacation of their lifetime!
Captain Bernd and Chef Daniela are eager to welcome you aboard for the vacation of a lifetime! This husband and wife team are both originally from Austria, and Daniela’s cooking will definitely tempt you with some fabulous Austrian specialties. Both are originally medical doctors but changed their life for a life on a yacht. Bernd and Daniela are highly experienced and work in the charter business for more than 14 years, they organized sailing events in Croatia for up to 1,000 guests. For each guest they love to plan an individual adventure and vacation and they have only one goal in mind, to make this the best vacation you have ever had. No wonder that many of their guests are repeated clients that love and appreciate this professional, enthusiastic and dedicated couple.
Captain: Bernd Forstner
Bernd (RYA Yachtmaster Ocean) is a dedicated yacht captain and sailor since he turned 18. He sailed extensively in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, US Coast and Bahamas and he sailed Shangri La over the Atlantic. He has a lot of charter experience and optimizes your perfect vacation with lots of local knowledge. He loves to share his passion for sailing, water and nature with all guests as well as his passion of creating tasteful cocktails. On Shangri La’s BBQ he shows his talent in fine grilling. Besides that, he is a massive music fan and enthusiastic DJ which, as one might imagine, provides the basis for great on-board parties.
Chef: Daniela Drescher
Daniela, the perfect first mate and chef, loves to make her guests feel healthy and happy. Her passion and love for food and service paired with Austrian culinary training, makes her the amazing chef she is. She is energetic and enthusiastic, loves sailing, hiking, snorkeling and sports. As a former ballet dancer, she is very good with kids and makes an enthusiastic yoga and meditation teacher, work-out coach and limbo dancer – pointing out, with a big smile, “no guest ever left Shangri La without doing Limbo at least once!”
Stewardess: Lena Albrecht
Lena, originating from Hamburg, Germany, is passionate about sailing and sports and loves to interact with kids of all ages. She studied in Germany. In past years Lena worked in several high class restaurants and catering companies, where she was responsible for guest care and she still works as a Stand Up Paddleboard teacher. She also participates regularly in SUP races and enjoys to show her guests her passion.
Lena fits perfectly to the high-service oriented standards that are offered on Shangri La, she is highly professional, polite and known to keep a tight ship with all her tasks being always under control and in order. Lena speaks English, German Portugese and Spanish. On Shangri La, her responsibilities as a hostess are: taking care of service and cleaning, preparing and serving her best cocktails, recommending the perfect wine from the on board wine selection and providing a helping hand to the chef. Flexible with a lively sense of humor and a kind heart, her aim is to make your stay as seamless and comfortable as possible.
This team will turn your sailing vacation to an extraordinary unforgettable lifetime experience!
***BABIES: Crew happy to accommodate babies***