Samira Drissi

Samira Drissi

Senior Hostess at Ponant
Lives in Ericeira, Portugal

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About me

Throughout my 10+ years of experience in the hospitality Industry and 2+ years at PONANT, a French cruise line - world leader in luxury expeditions. as a Front Desk Attendant/Receptionist.

I was responsible for ensuring that all customer queries, issues, and complaints were resolved to the satisfaction of guests. This role required balancing multiple tasks within a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment, often on my own. I was also responsible for the training and supervision of new reception staff.

In addition, I worked three years as Head of Logistic and Assistant of Events, I have developed a range of communication skills and developed excellent leadership and management skills.

I speak Italian (native language), English, French & Spanish fluently and Portuguese (conversational).

I seek to work where my background, experience, and skills can be put to good use and support the continued growth of the company.

I welcome the opportunity to grow and develop my skills as required, to serve in a new role with greater responsibility.


12 years and 4 months

  • Senior Hostess

    Ponant - Marseille, France

    Guest Relations
    June 2017 - September 2019 · 2 years and 4 months

    Process all guests at embarkation/registration. This includes, check-in, collecting passports and other documents. Issue boarding cards to each guest embarking; • Ensure that all guest complaints received at the Reception Desk are either settled immediately or referred to the relative party for follow up. Guest to be promptly advised of all actions taken; • Handling and preparation of customs regulations in accordance with guidelines from Chief Purser; • Assist, where necessary, in training new reception staff in front office operations and being a reference for colleagues; • Consistently deliver a high level of customer service satisfaction with particular regard to the importance of Loyalty Program member and other VIP's; • Monitor the practical application of the Company's policy, procedures and instructions; • Participate in crew and passenger safety drills according to instructions from ship’s command; • Comply with company safety and pollution prevention regulations; • Process all guests at disembarkation. This includes: be responsible for setting up guest account, cash payments and guest account queries; • Accompany, where necessary, passengers on shore excursion and to monitor quality of tours and make report; • Prepare VIP, birthday, wedding letters and cards and distribute all mail to the Head dept

  • Front Desk, Concierge & Reservation Agent

    Gecko Hotel & Beach Club - Balearic Islands, Spain

    April 2016 - October 2016 · 7 months

  • Head of Logistics & Assistant Event Manager

    Grupo Pacha Ibiza - Ibiza, Spain

    January 2015 - October 2015 · 10 months

    Main Duty: Responsible for overseeing travel logistics. I have scheduled artist tours, client services, arranged travel and accommodation. Planning the week schedule (arrivals, departures, pick-ups from/to Venue), training drivers, organize dinner arrangements and all related to the artist's stay in Ibiza. While holding this position I have worked closely with Worldwide high-level Artists; facilitated communication between all the internal departments such as Production, Online, Multimedia, Design, Marketing, Human Resource Management, as well as International Artist booking agencies, Managers and Tour Managers over the phone and e-mail. References: Jessica Capaz McCarthy (Event Manager)

  • Front Desk, Concierge & Reservation Agent

    Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes Hotel; San Antonio de Portmany - Ibiza, Spain

    April 2012 - October 2012 · 7 months

  • Front Desk, Concierge & Reservation Agent

    Hotel Hacienda Na Xamena - Ibiza, Spain

    April 2011 - October 2011 · 7 months

  • Front Desk, Concierge & Reservation Agent

    Novotel Nice Centre Acropolis 3* -ACCOR Group - Nice, France

    November 2008 - April 2010 · 1 year and 6 months

  • Front Desk, Concierge & Reservation Agent

    Pullman Thalassa Timi Ama 5* - ACCOR Group - Villasimius, Italy

    May 2008 - September 2008 · 5 months

  • Front Desk, Concierge & Reservation Agent

    Novotel Cardiff Centre 4*ACCOR Group - Cardiff, United Kingdom

    October 2007 - March 2008 · 6 months

  • Front Desk, Concierge & Reservation Agent

    Hotel Antonio Ligabue3 - Gualtieri, Italy

    May 2002 - April 2007 · 5 years


  • Open Water Scuba diving

    SSI Scuba Schools International - Dive Center VELLMARI (Formentera, Spain)

  • Diploma in Tourism

    DON Z - Reggio Emilia, Italy

    September 1996 - July 2001


5 languages

  • English

    Native or fluent

  • Italian

    Native or fluent

  • French

    Native or fluent

  • Spanish

    Native or fluent

  • Portuguese

    Limited working

Personal information


  • Italian

Date of birth

July 21st 1982

Driving License



7 skills

  • Cruise ship
  • Customer-service
  • Event
  • Hospitality
  • logistic
  • Team Management
  • Travel Coordinator
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