Born in Split, Croatia, Captain Ante-Toni Mirkovichas been living in the Croatian city of Dubrovnik since the age of eight and is a graduate of the Nautical School and Maritime University there. In 1980, he joined his first cruise vessel, as a Third Officer on the Jadrolinija cruise vessel m/v Dalmacija. Aboard this ship, he sailed the Mediterranean, North, and Baltic Seas, the entire Norwegian Coast, Island and Svalbard Archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, north of mainland Europe. Within five years, he was promoted to Chief Officer.
In 1986, Toni sailed on the cruise ship Ambassador under Atlas and Salen Lindblad Management as a Chief Officer and Staff Captain. This gave him the opportunity to visit the West and East coast of Africa on expeditions that included the Seychelles and Madagascar.
Toni became a Captain for the first time in 1995, on passenger-cargo ships cruising from Northern Europe to the United States. He also sailed on the famous sailing ship Sea Cloud on her Mediterranean and Black Sea voyages.
From 1998 to 2005, he served as Master of Cruise/Casino on NCCL vessels in Southeast Asia and Australia. He joined Paul Gauguin Cruises five years ago and is very proud to be in command of the m/s Paul Gauguin. He is very excited to be sailing the beautiful waters of French Polynesia, where he has been charmed by the people and the region's natural beauty.
Sail with Captain Mirkovic on board The Gauguin