Captain Olçay Aksu


Olçay is 42 years old and was born in Rize, on the Black Sea coast of Turkey. He has a passion for the sea and has been working on yachts for the past 21 years. He has cruised the Red, Adriatic, Aegean and Mediterranean Seas. His yachting experience includes cruising the French, Italian and EgyptianRead More


Chief Engineer Uğur Büyükoğlu


Uğur, 35, was born in Arhavi in the Black Sea region of Turkey. Uğur has been working as an Engineer and Chief Engineer on cargo vessels and luxury yachts since 2005. He joined the RL NOOR as Chief Engineer in April of 2018. He is a dedicated marine professional with extensive experience in repairing andRead More


Chief Stewardess Jeanne Grenien


Jeanne, 38, was born in the Southern Philippines and landed on an administrative job right after receiving her BSC in Agricultural Economics. She was headed for her first managerial position in the Philippines when an opportunity to work abroad in the yachting industry arose. Eager to see the world and travel, Jeanne has never lookedRead More

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Deckhand Ahmet Kılıçkesen


Ahmet, 34, was born in Konya, Turkey but moved to Marmaris with his family when he was a young child. The RL NOOR’s permanent berth is in Marmaris, and Ahmet knows the city inside and out. He is studying at the Muğla Sıtkın Koçman University. Ahmet joined the crew of the RL NOOR in SeptemberRead More

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Chef Norman Ruiz


Norman, 36, was born in Bauang La Union, Philippines and has joined the RL NOOR for our 2022 summer season. A passionate, dedicated and enthusiastic chef, Norman is committed to impeccable fine dining food preparation and presentation. Norman diligently follows the standard operating procedures in HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points, an internationally recognized methodRead More

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Stewardess/Deckhand Seran Tosun


Seran, 28, was born in Marmaris, Turkey. She has a bachelor’s degree in English language and literature from Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University. She is an English teacher, translator and interpreter. Seran describes herself as a pure “geek and gamer” and has worked at numerous gaming and esports events, conventions and rally races. However, her passionRead More