‘The World’ Residences at Sea has appointed experienced luxury hospitality executive, Karl Muhlberger, as COO.
In his new role, Muhlberger (pictured) will lead all the on board and shoreside hotel and food and beverage operations, on board experiences, itinerary planning, and destination experiences.
In addition, he will continue to strengthen and elevate service excellence for the residents of ’The World’.
Muhlberger will report to CEO, Tom Wolber.
“Karl is known throughout the industry for his first-class hospitality expertise and visionary leadership, which will make him a valuable addition to our executive team,” Wolber said. “With Karl’s successful track record in crafting exceptional experiences, we are fortunate to have someone of his calibre join ’The World’.”
“I am overwhelmed with the warm welcome and support that I have received from ’The World’s’ resident community and the shipboard team,” said Muhlberger.
“’The World’ is the largest privately owned residential yacht on earth, and I’m honoured to be joining this unique community. I look forward to working closely with our teams ashore and on board to deliver exceptional, memorable journeys for our residents and guests.”
In his most recent role as the now defunct Crystal Cruises’ COO, he was responsible for hotel operations, procurement and logistics, fleet recruitment and guest relations for Crystal Ocean Cruises, Crystal River Cruises, Crystal Expedition Cruises and Crystal Yacht.
Prior to joining Crystal, he was vice president of hotel operations and vice president of food & beverage operations and development at Norwegian Cruise Line.
He was also global head of food & beverage operations at Costa Group in Genoa, Italy and head of global culinary at Cunard and Seabourn Cruise Line.