Crystal Cruises has announced the appointment of longtime luxury cruise industry executive Christian Sauleau as the line’s new senior vice president, operations and total guest satisfaction.
Sauleau will report directly to Thomas Mazloum, Crystal’s chief operating officer. In this newly created position, he will oversee Crystal’s departments of marine, hotel, food and beverage, entertainment and land programs. He will also manage safety and security operations, as well as officer and crew hiring processes and development.
In his prior roles, Sauleau has overseen the construction and launch of several luxury ships and facilitated innovative partnerships and onboard offerings with the likes of the prestigious Le Cordon bleu culinary school in Paris and with renowned chef Paul Bocuse. His other successes have included a partnership with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society to offer the Ambassadors of the Environment program for young travelers.
In his new position with Crystal, he will support the line’s ocean cruises, as well as Crystal Yacht Cruises, Crystal River Cruises and Crystal Exclusive Class ships. A native of France, Sauleau will be working closely with Crystal’s teams in its Los Angeles headquarters and Miami branch office.