5 mins with Monika Zywczak


Monika Zywczak is the Groups Sales and Events Coordinator at Bateaux London. We asked her to tell us a little about herself, what Bateaux London is like during the festive season and what she likes about Christmas.

Hi Monika, how long have you worked for Bateaux London?

I started working for Bateaux London about 10 years ago as a waitress on the boat. I then moved to the Reservations Team and finally to the Sales Team 4 years ago. This will be my 9th Christmas here!

You must like it! Do you keep in touch with people who come and go?

I try to! About five years ago, we had a reunion with old Bateaux London colleagues. Some of us had gone to work for other companies, some had gone back to their home country but on this occasion, we all got together for old time sake, we had so many old stories to share and reminisce about!

Do tell! What is your best Bateaux London Story?

I like how some exclusive hires turn out to be such great events! Our vessels look unique as they are but with some imagination and décor they can be transformed into some truly incredible venues! On different occasions, we’ve transformed our vessels into casinos with dancers with a true Las Vegas atmosphere. We even once transformed the Symphony into a beach! For that event, guests had the option to have a rum punch on deck chairs, jerk chicken from the grill and even dance on the sandy dancefloor to Hawaiian music!

Sounded it. Are you looking forward to Christmas?

I am really looking forward to it! I recently got married so it will be my first Christmas with my husband and my new family.

What do you like about Bateaux London at Christmas time?

I like winter and enjoy the festive atmosphere! The boats are looking great with the Christmas decorations and I love organising the festive cruises: it is lovely to know that great companies in London want to reward their employees and celebrate their success with a Bateaux London cruise!

I also look forward to having a Christmas Bake off in the office! A lot of us will be cooking and bringing food as a treat before the holiday starts and we all go to our friends and family.

Sounds delicious. Thank you Monika.

Have you booked your Christmas party yet? Bateaux London has a range of exciting packages including exclusive hire of the Harmony vessel as well as a range of other cruises on the Symphony during the festive season, including Lunch, Sunday Jazz and Dinner. To make an enquiry contact Sales on 020 7965 1809 or sales@bateauxlondon.com.


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