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Cinque is led by a very prfessional and always smiling crew of 4.
Captain: Riccardo Tedesco, Italian, 49 y.o.
Riccardo is a very smart and efficient Captain, a great problem solver and a warm and nice person.
After school he attended the University studying sociology but he soon understood that he had to follow his real passion in order to be happy: the sea.
Fond of sailing yachts and a great sailor, he embarked for the first time in 2004 on a private yacht and, since then, he made a great career and he soon became Captain.
Discreet and very dynamic, he’s also very appreciated for his cooking skills but he gives his best when mixing cocktails or suggesting the right wine pairings as he attended both a mixology and sommelier course.
He loves swimming, hiking, tennis and sports in general and he’s also a great reader and a great story teller.
Chef: Olimpia Pollio, Italian, 48 y.o.
As soon as you meet Olimpia, before tasting her delicious dishes, you’ll be impressed from her positive attitude and her friendliness. Born and raised in Sorrento, she learnt all the recipes and the secrets of the Mediterranean cuisine from her grandparents who owned a typical trattoria that was highly appreciated from both locals and tourists. Once grown up, Olimpia graduated in Law and became a lawyer but she never forgot her true passion: cooking. That’s why, in 2003, she embarked as a chef on a private yacht where she worked for over 7 years. Since then, she kept on working on the same position on board both private and charter yachts and she’s the official chef of Cinque from 2017.
Olimpia perfectly mixes her traditional background with modern touches, creating tasteful combinations that never fail to win her guest’s heart: linguine with shrimps, ginger and lemon zest, cous cous Neapolitan style, but also traditional parmigiana and caprese cake.
Her culinary skills, together with her warmth and kindness, make Olimpia an essential crew member as well as a very pleasant company to share a cruise with.
Deckhand Alessandro Tedesco, Italian, 24 y.o.
Alessandro is a very professional and accurate deckhand, who knows how to make his guests feel comfortable.
Born in the beautiful city of Palermo, Sicily, from a family whose members all worked in the nautical field, he has inherited a strong passion for the sea. His choice to attend the Nautical Institute then was quite straightforward and now he’s working hard to pursue his dream of becoming a Captain.
Friendly, yet very discreet and efficient, Alessandro is an expert and reliable seamen, always willing to help guests live their best holiday ever.
He speaks Italian and basic English.
Stewardess: Marika Viola Daversa, Italian, 21 y.o.
Marika is a very young and energetic woman, fond of sport and of the sea. She’s very meticulous and hard working and she loves meeting people from all around the world.
She was raised in close contact to the sea, due to her parents holding a boat, and she merged her passion for the sea with her passion for the sport by practicing free-diving. After taking a diploma in Business and Marketing, she opted for a dynamic job that could suit her active nature and decided to embark as a stewardess on board charter yachts.
Her attention to the detail and her positive approach make her a valuable addition to the crew, and a very pleasant presence for guests to interact with.