Ahead of its Christening on April 19, Silversea has unveiled details of the crew that will provide a bespoke service for guests on board Silver Muse in its inaugural season. The ship will be led by Captain Alessandro Zanello, the youngest officer ever to be appointed Captain on the Silversea fleet. Captain Zanello has been working with Silversea since 1999 and in that time has worked on board all ships in the Silversea fleet. Silver Muse will be the second inaugural ship voyage Zanello has worked on during his 18 years with Silversea, having been second-in-command for the launch of Silver Spirit in 2009.
The galley will be led by Executive Chef Anne-Mari Cornelius, who joined Silversea in 2005 and has worked on board two Silver Whisper world cruises as Executive Chef. Cornelius will oversee all galley staff and be responsible for maintaining Silversea’s high culinary standards across the eight on board restaurants.
Additionally, Cruise Director Jimmy Kovel will oversee activities and entertainment on board the ship during its inaugural season. This includes culinary demonstrations and performances by the Voices of Silversea in the theatre, Venetian Lounge, and the smooth jazz and blues entertainment in the intimate Silver Note restaurant. Kovel has worked for Silversea since 2009 on board Silver Shadow, Silver Cloud, and Silver Wind.
Roberto Martinoli, CEO at Silversea Cruises, said: “As the launch of Silver Muse draws closer, we are delighted to reveal details of the dedicated and highly experienced crew who will welcome both new and returning Silversea guests on Silver Muse, offering an unparalleled level of personalized and polished service.”
Other key members of the Silver Muse team include Staff Captain, Sergio Topazio; Chief Engineer, Michele Barone and Hotel Director, Paolo Percivale.
Calling at 34 countries and 130 ports in 2017 alone, Silver Muse will redefine ocean travel, enhancing the small-ship intimacy with spacious all-suite accommodations that are the hallmarks of the Silversea experience. The addition of Silver Muse will expand Silversea’s fleet to nine ships and will, once again significantly raise the bar in the ultra-luxury cruise market.