Ismail Ali is affectionately known as “Princess Ismail” for his 22 years of service as the Captain of the Princess Boat at award-winning Meeru Island Resort & Spa. Ismail first joined in 1996 as Assistant Captain and was promoted to Captain shortly thereafter. His accolades include a Niyami License and the Coastal Navigation, Class 5, which is of an International level in Yachting and Boating. Ismail offers insightful secrets to success in the Guest Transport arena and navigating the Maldivian seas.
Meeru is only a 55-minute speedboat transfer away from Velana International Airport, making it the ideal choice for holidaymakers. The Guest Transport department of the Resort ensures that guests are transferred safely to and from the Island, whether upon arrival, departure or fun excursions around the North Male’ Atoll.
Ismail is one of the team members who contribute to guests’ safe and memorable journeys aboard the Princess Boat. He adds that he continues to strive for excellence, making all guests happy and ensuring safety of all people on-board. Ismail firmly believes in giving his best to anything he does, be it managing a transfer schedule or completing a task.
“I believe that respecting others, being grateful for even the smallest of deeds and giving your best to any task are the greatest lessons I can share with my team.”
When asked what inspires him to continue his service beyond 22 years at the Resort, Ismail mentions that the culture and environment of one big happy family makes it an easy choice. In fact, this is the main reason why he choses to stay with Meeru and with Crown & Champa Resorts as the leading Resorts & Hotel Management group in the Maldives.
“From Staff to the Owners, everybody treats each other as family. They are helpful and respectful.”
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