Meet-the-CrewAt Mariposa Cruises we strive to exceed expectations and provide our guests with the highest levels of quality and service. It’s what sets us apart from our competition and why we are recognized as Toronto’s best recreational cruise by Consumer Choice Award and voted one of the top attractions in Toronto by Trip Advisor. It would be impossible to achieve this without the dedication and hard work that each of our team members exemplifies. For this reason, we want to celebrate our team members and let you get to know them a little bit better.

This month we would like to introduce you to one of our Senior Sales Managers Sophie Watson.

Sophie has been a valued member of the Mariposa Cruises team for over two decades. Always warm and smiling, her clients and team members are constantly singing her praises and find her a joy to work with. Sophie has the ability to make people feel like they are old friends regardless of how long they have known her.

Let’s see what Sophie had to say:

Sophie Watson on the Northern Spirit

When did you start working for Mariposa Cruises?

I started at Mariposa in 1994.

What is your role at Mariposa Cruises?

Senior Sales Manager

What does a typical day at work look like for you?

Targeting new and existing business & overseeing client functions to ensure customer satisfaction.

What’s your favourite thing about your job and working for Mariposa Cruises?

I love my Mariposa Family and being able to sell Fun to so many clients for various events and celebrations.

Sophie Watson in her office

What do you do when you’re not working at Mariposa Cruises?

When I find some spare time, I enjoy cooking and exploring the hottest new foods, and bringing those to my family and friends through entertaining…. I also enjoy biking at one of my favourite places, Niagara- on the- lake. But above all, I look forward to spending time with my two grandchildren Kaden and Lyla, whenever I can.

Do you have a favourite quote or words that you live by?

“What is down in the well comes up in the bucket. Fill yourself with positive things.”

Who is your role model? Why?

My mother – Work hard, be yourself and bring light into the world and hey you could live into your 90’s. Love you mom at “92”

If you could charter a boat and take it anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why?

I would sail all over Greece and back to my roots.

Sophie Watson at play

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you want to meet? Why?

My grandfather, my mother’s father who I never did meet. The stories that I have been told about this loving, caring person who passed at a young age from hypothermia during a hunting trip.

What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life? Why?

  • The Rolling Stones – Beast of Burden,
  • John Legend – Tonight,
  • Lionel Richie – My Love,
  • Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing,
  • Sam Smith – Stay with Me,
  • Tina Turner – What’s Love Got To Do with It,
  • Van Morrison – Warm Love.

I am a Romantic.

We hope you enjoyed getting to know Sophie as much as we have. There are plenty of other Mariposa team members for you to meet. Be on the lookout each month, as we will be spotlighting a new team member on our Meet the Crew segment on the Captain’s Blog.

If you would like to join the Mariposa crew, visit our Mariposa Cruises Employment page for new job postings.