The Team

The Team

Founder & CEO

Raymond Crystal profile

Raymond Crystal

Starting his career in 2001 working on cruise ships in the Entertainment & Deck Department Ray gained exceptional knowledge of the Cruise industry.

Ray worked with over 5 major cruise liners like Royal Caribbean, Disney, Regent, Princess, and Silversea. During his time at sea, he learned all the essential requirements and needs to eventually start his own Recruitment Agency. Extremely Tech Savvy with immense knowledge in Video Production and Graphic Design. Crew Life at Sea was a dream that became a reality for Ray

VP Sales & Marketing


Leroy De Beer

Leroy comes with 12 years of seafaring experience in the Cruise Industry – Luxury Sales and Retail Management professional onboard various major cruise ships on Carnival, Holland America, Princess, Disney, and Royal Caribbean cruise lines. Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa he now resides in Toronto, Canada. He attended College for Audio Engineering and also worked as a Marketing events assistant for V&A Waterfront.

Leroy is a people’s person with a diverse background and compliments the Crew Life at Sea well as VP of Sales & Marketing.

Executive HR Recruiter


Natalia Kowalewska

Natalia has spent 14 years at sea holding various positions within the Human Resources field including Corporate Trainer, Training and Development Manager, Human Resources Manager and Human Resource Director. She holds a Business Administration Diploma from Humber College and a Business Management Degree from Athabasca University.  

Her love of travel, people, and the hospitality business coupled with her multinational upbringing makes her the perfect fit for Executive HR Recruiter Role at Crew Life at Sea

Marketing Specialist & Lead generation


Andrew Yapanis

Andrew known as Dru has been running his own business since 1999 called iDEAS® #TomorrowPeopleToday and as the company name depicts (Acronym) over the years has gained vast knowledge and understanding within each of its departments.

iNNovation Dept. He has two international patents and enjoys delivering new and innovated projects and iDEAS for that breeds creativity. Has a strong love for music and dancing, loves to DJ and manage artists and musicians. He has a love for electronics and gadgets. Enjoys marketing and advertising and last but certainly not least is a massive football fanatic, lover of all sports. Believes in spiritual growth and connection, healthy mind and body, Team work, straight talk and consistency.

“Some people sleep and dream of success, others stay up and make it happen”
“You can only keep what you have by giving it away”

Junior Recruiter


Jesurine Dcouto

Everyone knows me as Jesurine Dcouto as Jess. Jess is a mix of 2 worlds – Half Indian and Half Filipino. Most of Jess Life has been in HR – Human Resources since she graduated from Deakin University in Melbourne Australia and lived there for 9 years. She moved to her Home Country India for a year in a law firm as HR Talent Acquisition and Employee engagement specializing for young graduate lawyers. Post India, she moved to The US as a Marketing Manager for AMC – movie theatres in Virginia until she decided to move her career to Sea in HR.

Jess is an absolute adventurer and adapt’s easily with anyone and anything. She is a Great Team player, big lover for different cuisines, quite energetic and positive in every way

Personal Assistant


Cheryll Crystal

Cheryll has owned over 3 Business consecutive for many years. Cheryll comes from a family of 7 brothers and sisters. She was extremely successful in all areas in life but her forte was being an amazing people person.

With 35 years of experience dealing with all types customers and her big family, she is truly a great gift for Crew Life at Sea

Secretarial Officer


Carmelita Costa

Carmelita has worked in the maritime industry for more than 10 years with experience in recruiting for the dredging, wind farming, oil and gas sectors and recently involved with recruiting for the cruise liner industry.

Holding a Diploma in Public Relations she enjoys working with people and enjoys the recruiting process and finds joy and satisfaction in granting people the opportunity of employment, knowing that she has made a difference in their lives.