Eric Thiel

Festivals at Sea Programs

1-800-872-3378 ext 215

eric@usafest.org

How great is it that I get to work somewhere that combines two of my biggest passions in life: music and travel! I've been a musician for over 20 years. I play the drums, guitar, bass, piano, and love to sing.

I taught private music lessons for many years and really enjoy composition/songwriting and recording. Music transcends borders and expresses what words can not. A world without music would "B flat" ;-)  I love to travel. I've been all over the U.S., the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia. I love learning about other cultures and their history. I enjoy studying foreign languages (especially French and Spanish) and trying to new foods/dishes and trying to cook them. I have a lot of places to visit on my list and can never wait too long for my next adventure.

It's my sincere desire to help others have an amazing journey wherever they decide to go, bringing great customer service along with all that I have learned about music and travel throughout my life.

Favorite travel destination:

Riviera Maya, Mexico is my favorite place to visit time and time again. Lucerne, Switzerland is the most beautiful place I've ever visited.

When traveling I absolutely must haveā€¦

iPod and earbuds/headphones

Best advice first time traveler:

Do your homework and study the destinations culture and history. Learn just as much if not more when you get there. Try to speak the language of the locals if applicable, because it goes a LONG way. Don't get lost in your phone/camera: Instead get lost in the moment where you are and whatever emotions it brings. Above all else, be safe and have an amazing time!