(Miami, FL - September 5, 2017) Ultra-luxury Silversea today announced it has rehired Christian Sauleau as Executive Vice President of Fleet Operations, overseeing marine, technical, hotel, crewing and entertainment for its nine-ship fleet, which is expected to grow further within the next few years.
Sauleau, who reports to the company's CEO, Roberto Martinoli, has an extensive and impressive career in luxury travel, nearly 20 years of which were spent with Silversea. Starting in the mid-1990s, he was instrumental in developing the award-winning company's unsurpassed reputation for personalized service and hospitality. He will be based now in Silversea's Monaco office under Mr. Martinoli´s helm.
"We are very excited to have Christian back on our leadership team," said Martinoli. “He understands with perfection our top quality standards in order for us to become the best company in the cruise luxury business. Our company will benefit greatly from his wealth of experience and unwavering commitment to excellence. He will be part of our new demanding program in order to extend talent and capacity. Sauleau will definitely be an invaluable asset as we prepare to further expand our fleet."
"I'm delighted, honored and proud to be returning to Silversea," said Sauleau. "I wish to thank both our chairman and CEO for this wonderful opportunity. The company has a special place in my heart, and I look forward to collaborating again with this great team."
Sauleau's extensive career is highlighted by leadership positions with luxury cruise operators undertaking fleet expansions, where he was instrumental in the successful launch of several new luxury ships. He is known for enriching the onboard experience with pioneering partnerships.
Silversea, which is chaired by Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio, is recognized as an innovator in the ultra-luxury cruise line industry, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels: Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper, Silver Spirit and Silver Muse – all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the inclusion of the expedition ships Silver Explorer, Silver Galapagos, Silver Discoverer, and with Silver Cloud joining the Expedition fleet in November 2017, Silversea's itineraries encompass all seven continents and feature worldwide luxury cruises to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, both Polar Regions and 1000 fascinating destinations in between.