Domagoj Trgo, captain and owner of luxury sailing yacht Love Story, has more than 15 years experience in sailing business. He comes from a family with a long maritime tradition and this boat is the sum of many years of hard work, dedication and experience that he gathered over these years.
Domagoj was born on the 3rd of December in 1983. He attended a vocational high school to gain education as a shipbuilding technician, and then moved on attend the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture in Split, earning the title of naval architect. He spent the next few years working as a crew member on yachts in Croatia, focusing on nautical tourism and learning from captains with many years of experience. In the summer of 2005, Domagoj became the owner of the gulet Atlantia, and he continued gaining experience as a captain and as a host.
His hard work and dedication earned him and his gulet a great reputation. In 2015, he bought the gulet Morning Star and refitted it.
With a new ship, Domagoj is proving himself as an excellent captain and his guests love him because of his cheerful attitude and kind manners .He has spent his whole life connected to the sea. From an early age, he started spending time on boats, sailing, swimming and playing waterpolo. Nowadays, he spends most of his time working on his boat and business, but when he finds free time, he enjoys reading, spending time with his wife and son and playing football. His wife has also worked with him
in his business and has similar interests. She studied oceanography and marine research.
IVAN TRGO (19/03/1988) – FIRST MATE
Ivan Trgo is the sailor on MY Love Story. He attended vocational high school for electronic technicians.
After high school, he attended the Maritime Faculty in Split, getting a degree in nautical science, and a skipper license. He has worked on numerous ships as a sailor and waiter, in several restaurants as a waiter, and he also worked as an electrician in the Split shipyards. In the recent years, he has joined his brother Domagoj in the family business. He has been helping with designing and maintaining the ship. During the year,
he lives in Ireland, so his English is at an excellent level.
In his free time, he loves reading, music and traveling. He is a very friendly and cheerful person, and his love for travel and meeting new people makes him an excellent host and communicator.
KRISTINA LOVRIĆ ( 04/10/1975) - CHEF
Kristina was born in Split and grew up in a small town by the sea near Omiš. She has shown an interest in cooking since she was in high school, and over the years it has turned from a hobby into a professional job.
Following quite a while of working in different industries, she accepted the position of head chef on a yacht where she worked for 8 years.
Through her work, she got to know numerous cuisines and teamed up with culinary experts from different nations.
She shows excellent results in all segments of cooking and has a special love for desserts. She speaks English, is communicative and open to cooperation and suggestions from guests. Her longing is to satisfy every guest and furthermore give them a special experience of becoming more acquainted with the excellence of Croatia through food.
MAJA KARDUM ( 07/12/1989) – HOSTESS
Maja is a highly motivated professional, who strives for excellence and a team player with excellent interpersonal skills as exhibited in previous employment when communicating with both colleagues and clients of all social standings.
She has done many trips across the Adriatic Sea and has knowledge in all areas of this industry. Based on her experiences and knowledge, she is confident in her abilities to teach others and lead the team to provide first class interior service.
She is also motivated to inspire people in the immediate environment and positively influence their approach to life. Maja speaks fluent English and in her spare time she is into photography, reading and all outdoor activities.
Maja is really looking forward to joining a busy and successful team of MY Love Story.
MATIJA ŠPILJAR – WAITER ( 20/10/1989)
Matija was born in Zagreb, where he spent his childhood. After graduating high school, he started working as a waiter and immediately fell in love with the job. Naturally curious, he enjoyed being active and always surrounded by people. As time passed he developed more knowledge about the job and improved his skills. Nature and the ocean always fascinated him, and enjoyed spending his free time on a mountain bike in the woods or snorkeling. Matija then decided to take a job on a cruise ship, which was a natural choice for him, considering his interestes. He started as a room service attendant, and developed within the company where he stayed for about 5 years and got promoted multiple times. During that period he
had a chance to learn from the best mentors, meet wonderful people, and experience beautiful places. As a lead waiter, he decided to return to Croatia. Still in love with the sea and Croatia, he joined the crew of Love Story.
Matija is keen to present the natural beauties of Croatia, the gastronomy, and cultural heritage from another perspective, on a new level of understanding and in a more sophisticated way than before. When not onboard he likes to enjoy reading, painting, digital design, and sports.
SUZANA SEMEN (30/10/1991) – HOSTESS
Although a history teacher by profession, tourism and hospitality have been an important sector of Suzana’s life since childhood. An essential part of her work experience, in which meeting people has always been the subject of her greatest interest. We all tell our own stories and the stories of the culture that has shaped us, and by sharing we enrich each other's perspectives. After graduating, Suzana ventured on a whole series of adventurous and solo trips where she gained direct experiences of many exotic contents that we learn about from books, which she even documented in writing: from the heart of the Amazon rainforest to the far eastern Himalayan regions of the ancient Indian civilization. Free-spirited, she discovers her homeland with the same passion as remote corners of the world.Suzana’s passions are hiking, music, ancient knowledge, making natural cosmetics, collecting
plants, gardening and food.Her approach is always open and compassionate, always in a good mood and available to
address different challenges and problems.
She speaks fluent English and Spanish, and sings whenever there is a chance