Christian Sauleau has rejoined Silversea Cruises as executive vice president of fleet operations, overseeing marine, technical, hotel, crewing, entertainment and land programs. He reports to the company's CEO, Amerigo Perasso. Sauleau was the line's senior vice president of operations in the mid-1990s, and was instrumental in developing the award-winning company's exceptional reputation for personalized service and hospitality. He will be based in the office.
Sauleau was recently the executive vice president of operations at Regent Seven Seas Cruises, where he played an integral role in the expansion of their fleet, overseeing construction of new vessels. His career also includes several years at Royal Viking Line in both shipboard and shoreside capacities. As vice president of hotel operations at Royal Viking Line, he supervised purchasing, entertainment, shore programs and meet-and-greet services.
The company also expects to finalize a management agreement shortly with V. Ships for technical management (including newbuild supervision), marine operations and crew management services. It is anticipated that a number of operations employees in Silversea's office will move to V. Ships as a result of the reorganization.
In conjunction with these organizational changes, Rocco Auteri, senior vice president of fleet operations, and Silvio Rossi, vice president of hotel operations, are leaving Silversea. The company recognizes their important contributions in strengthening the onboard product and helping Silversea continue receiving such important accolades as Travel + Leisure's "World's Best" award for 2008. All at Silversea wish them the very best in their future endeavors.