About Your Skipper and Hostess

Your Skipper: Robert Queen, RYA Yachtmaster

Skipper: Robert Queen “With my first love being sailing, come and join me on Icarus for a wonderful and memorable holiday experience. I will treat you to the famous Scottish hospitality and guide you through the water wonderland of the Greek, Ionian Islands. I look forward to showing some of the most beautiful islands in the Ionian and sailing you safely and comfortably from one lovely place to the next, an unforgettable experience. As your Skipper my commitment to safety will ensure you always feel relaxed and at ease whilst on board.

As a patient and encouraging teacher, I am always keen to introduce people to sailing. Whether you want to sit back and relax or get involved with the sailing, I will tailor your holiday to suit your needs. Having held a variety of Management positions in various Companies throughout my career, owned and managed my own Pub/Restaurant business for 16 years and travelled extensively, I look forward to being your entertaining host.” Robert

Skipper Qualifications:
Robert is a fully qualified and commercially endorsed RYA Yachtmaster and Cruising Instructor.

In 2008, Robert was the top candidate out of 2500 students and was awarded the prestigious ‘RYA Yachtmaster of the Year’ trophy. the award given to a student who has excelled in their practical Yachtmaster exam. The winner of the award must possess outstanding skills and knowledge as a skipper and will have demonstrated their expertise and experience during their exam.

Hostess: Veronica
After a 26 year career within the Scottish Government, it was time for my partner Veronica to enjoy a lifestyle change and join me to help establish the Celebration Charters “Inclusive Package” concept. Veronica has now been aboard Icarus for the last 5 years. As well as being a very capable crew member, she is a very attentive Hostess. She loves meeting different nationalities from all over the world, and looking after them to ensure they have a ‘memorable’ day or holiday

Veronica is a very attentive hostess and will attend to your needs, nothing is too much trouble. Veronica will prepare your breakfast and lunch and then whilst you explore your surroundings, relax, swim or sunbathe on deck, she will take care of the housekeeping so that you can really enjoy your time enjoying your holiday aboard the Yacht.

“My aim is to ensure that all of our guests, whether for one week or one day, have a wonderful time aboard Icarus. I prepare food, using local and fresh seasonal produce and have had wonderful comments from our previous guests. When our guests are happy… that makes me happy”. Veronica

Skipper
Robert Queen and Joanna Lumley onboard 'Icarus'
Hostess: Veronica
Always high standards and fresh food

Your Skipper and Hostess: Robert & Veronica