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Meet Crew Purser Anthony Garofalo


Anthony Garofalo is a crew purser for Holland America Line. The crew purser is the on-board representative of the Seagoing Human Resources Department. Among other things, the crew purser is ultimately responsible for the general welfare and on-board life of the crew on each Holland America ship.

At the age of 9 Anthony went on his first cruise and he knew from the moment the ship set sail that cruising would be a big part of his life. After graduating with a bachelor of science degree in hotel administration from Boston University, Anthony worked in hotels in the New York area.

Prior to joining Holland America Line, Anthony was an assistant general manager for Marriott International. Having now fulfilled his dream of working at sea, Anthony says he is proud to make a difference every day for the hundreds of crew members he is responsible for.

Anthony comes from Long Island, New York. After a special training assignment in Alaska, Anthony will join the ms Rotterdam May 30 and will travel to the Baltic, Israel, Africa and the Mediterranean.

Look for some upcoming posts from Anthony about his special assignment in Alaska.

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