Silversea Cruises announced today 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 career in luxury travel; nearly 20 years of which were spent with Silversea. Starting in the mid-1990s, he was instrumental in developing the company's reputation for personalized service and hospitality. He will be based now in Silversea's Monaco office under Martinoli´s helm.
"We are very excited to have Christian back on our leadership team," said Martinoli in a written release. “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 career is highlighted by leadership positions with luxury cruise operators undertaking fleet expansions, where he was instrumental in the successful launch of mutiple new ships. He is known for enriching the onboard experience with pioneering partnerships.
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.