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Silversea's youngest captain is master of Silver Muse

Capt. Alessandro Zanello - 18 years of experience with Silversea
Alessandro Zanello, 43, the youngest officer ever to be appointed captain at Silversea Cruises, will command the new Silver Muse when it enters service in April.

Capt. Zanello has been working for Silversea since 1999 and has served on all ships in the fleet. Silver Muse will be his second inaugural ship assignment; he was second-in-command for Silver Spirit's 2009 introduction.

In other Silver Muse appointments, the galley will be led by executive chef Anne-Mari Cornelius, who joined Silversea in 2005 and has worked aboard two Silver Whisper world cruises as executive chef. Cornelius will oversee all galley staff and be responsible for maintaining high culinary standards across Silver Muse's eight restaurants.

Cruise director Jimmy Kovel will be in charge of activities and entertainment during the ship's inaugural season. This includes culinary demonstrations and performances by the Voices of Silversea in the Venetian Lounge and the smooth jazz and blues entertainment in the intimate Silver Note restaurant. Kovel has worked for Silversea since 2009, aboard Silver Shadow, Silver Cloud and Silver Wind.

Other key members of the Silver Muse team include Staff Capt. Sergio Topazio, Chief Engineer Michele Barone and Hotel Director Paolo Percivale.

Silver Muse is scheduled to be named in Monaco on April 19.

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