Operating in the East Mediterranean and the West Mediterranean
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Captain Dimitris Samolis Nationality: Greek Date of Birth: 4th May of 1972
Languages: Greek Fluent, English Fluent
Captain Dimitris Samolis was born in Greece and is a certified Captain Class A’-STCW 78/95. He has successfully graduated the Hellenic Republic Ministry of Mercantile Marine Seafarers School and grants experience of twenty years at sea. Only in his early forty, he has already accumulated qualifications such as the Class A’ Unlimited Certificate, the Commercial Marine Engineer Class 3 (Yacht Class 2) gaining experience overseeing many refits, plus more like the ‘Train the Trainer’ Certificate, as Instructor, Supervisor & Assessor.
In superior references from his employers Captain Dimitris has developed a significant career as a Captain on board passenger vessels and luxurious cruise ships. His vast experience of cosmopolitan and exotic places sources from a remarkable cruise in Seas of the world… Operating in both small and big units in the commercial sector of the cruise industry, Dimitris has been used to working within a dynamic and ever changing environment. His water sports interest started in a very young age as he originates from a nautical family. Two family members had been engineers, whilst some owned and operated a luxury resort in Greece. Learning all about the sea and observing quality tourism services in land, he grew up in such an environment to show finally appreciation to the highest quality standards in all tourism forms. With his knowledge, experience and moral values and gifted to administrate impeccably his crew Captain Dimitris aims to provide superior service, enjoyable and friendly time onboard the RM Elegant yacht.
On board RM Elegant mainly prides himself on keeping a safe, world-class yacht, with a competent and motivated crew ready for the challenges and pleasures of hosting guests.
Executive Chef: Yiannis Lekos Nationality: Greek Date of Birth: 1979
Languages: Greek fluent, English fluent
Executive Chef Yiannis Lekos was born in 1979 in Greece, in a family dedicated to the tourism industry.
Chef Yiannis distinguished himself in his chosen profession through his passion and obvious talent for creating culinary marvels in the kitchen. Cooking was more like a talent at an early age to cultivated only later through studies and seminars.
Certified from the School of Tourism Professions Le Monde and specialized as Chef, Chef Yiannis exercised his talent as Chef de Partie in 5* brand chain hotels in Greece and Austria like Grand Hotel Wien (Unkai Restaurant - Japanese cuisine) and more.
Chef Yiannis succeeded positions from Sous Chef to Chef de Cuisine very soon, whilst achieved great reputation for accommodating a demanding professional clientele with culinary excellence and service. Talent and passion for culinary cuisine made him stand out rapidly, as successfully initiated and executed the major menu changes to his personal flair by adjustments of taste and ingredients.
Eager and passionate to learn more of cuisines, our Chef Yiannis had the opportunity to travel in Europe and Asia and practice in relevant seminars abroad. Speaking English and German, extended knowledge and practiced in molecular gastronomy and cuisines from all the world.
Upon his return to Greece, Chef Yiannis worked in reputable restaurants of Athens, all controlled by the same owner.
Responsible to design and prepare dishes for the units had the opportunity of recognition for his excellent taste and presentations. At that time he had successfully coordinated with large event makers and designed catering menus by working directly with patrons on Party planning. His responsibilities were ongoing in menu development including costing and pricing for theme buffets, banquets, dining room and special events. Yiannis developed and implemented new recipes for both savory and desserts, whilst trained staff in each unit. Soon enough, was discovered by famous Greek ship owners, who contracted him for a permanent cooperation on board private yachts.
On board the RM Elegant, Executive Chef Yiannis cooperates perfectly well with the Sous Chef Yiannis Drivas and Pastry Chef Sapto, to offer a balance of classical and fusion cuisine, and will be preparing unique dishes for guests, with the highest quality ingredients, all served to visual perfection.
RM ELEGANT can accommodate 30 guests in 15 cabins.
The master cabin has a king size bed, bath, shower, head and bidet
The VIP cabin has a king size bed, bath, shower, head and bidet.
Another 13 cabins have a king size bed that can be converted to twin beds, shower,head and bidet.
RM ELEGANT is fully air conditioned through out.
Crew has a separate companionway, heads and shower.
‘Once again, we have had the BEST time. I did not think that it could improve from our last visit on this wonderful yacht! But it did! We loved everything about our trip! The weather was amazing, the service incredible and the food DIVINE. We can’t wait for our next trip on this wonderful yacht! Lots of love…’ (multi repeat client)
‘This is my first time on board this spectacular yacht. It was such a wonderful experience. My cabin is so beautiful and comfortable and I really enjoyed my bubble bath each night! The service has been excellent, the food is so delicious. I hope to see you all again.’
‘While I had high expectations before boarding RM Elegant; however, the yacht surpassed all expectations. What made the difference was the people of RM Elegant, it is a magical mix of courtesy, punctuality, professionalism and mostly care to the detail. In a span of 15 days that flew like a mystical moment between Spain and France, I experienced one of my best times thanks to the crew and staff of RM Elegant. My sincere thanks to the team of RM Elegant who are So Regal, So Majestic and So Elegant.’ (Royal Family)
‘I am happy to see you again and I am looking forward to seeing you again in December. Thank you all for a great vacation and keep up the good work. To the chefs and bartender, you guys rock!!’
‘It has been a very memorable and unforgettable cruise made more enjoyable by the warm and friendly staff and crew of RM Elegant. Thank you to all of them for making this holiday one that we shall savour for a long time.’ (Head of State)
‘My family and I are having a wonderful time on your yacht. The locations and scenery merely add to the great service and professionalism given during our cruise. You have all made a man and his family very relaxed AND THRILLED. Thank you very very much’ (Head of State)
‘You have kept us on seas rough and tranquil. Safe, happy and warm. Your seaworthiness is a testament to your Captain and Crew. Thank you for a wonderful time.’ (Royal Family)
‘Thank you for showing us a wonderful time on RM Elegant. I personally rate the service on this boat above 6 stars! Bravo! Thank you.’
‘I am one of the four survivors of this 3 day party, surrounded by love and care. The 5 hours of sleep were a dreadful waste, although the sheets felt very snugly. I have run out of superlatives to describhe this pleasure a few hours ago but I thank you with all my heart.’
‘What a wonderful crew and such a beautiful ship! We had a fabulous time particular thank you to the crew for being so great to the kids.’
‘The splendour of a ship is judged not by its appearance; but by the warmth and humanity of its inhabitants. For this, I thank you for a week that has rejuvenated my body and soul.’