Maldivians set sail for career development in Palau on Four Seasons Explorer 

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A group of Maldivian employees are preparing to set sail on the Four Seasons Explorer to Palau as part of Four Seasons Resorts Maldives’ ongoing employee initiatives. 

A send-off ceremony was held on 22 August as 21 adventurous local staff prepared to advance their hospitality careers in the Pacific island nation, heralding a new chapter for the floating luxury ‘resort’. The ceremony was attended by Tourism Minister Dr Abdulla Mausoom as the guest of honour. 

Gathered from across various departments at both resorts of Kuda Huraa and Landaa Giraavaru including F&B, Dive, Recreation and Transport, each of the 21 hospitality heroes has shown not only ambition and talent but a warm willingness to add international experience to their career development, Four Seasons resorts Maldives said. 

“It’s important to us to celebrate the ambitions of our adventurous colleagues as they head into the magic of one of the world’s last remaining natural frontiers,” said Armando Kraenzlin, Regional Vice President & General Manager at Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru. 

“We’re delighted to be able to give them the opportunity to enhance their careers in this way as they immerse themselves in heartfelt hospitality in a truly incredible environment.” 

The hospitality initiative is part of a wider collaboration between the two island nations with the aim of broadening horizons for their young people. According to Four Seasons, the Ministry of Tourism of Maldives was pleased to welcome Palauan apprentices to be trained in Four Seasons hospitality at Landaa Giraavaru, while Palau is looking forward to showing the Maldivian youngsters their customary island warmth as they learn new skills in stunning surroundings. 

Hidden in a remote part of the Pacific, Palau is an untouched wilderness of over 340 emerald islands, half a million square kilometres of protected marine territory, and a 4,000-year-old culture.

The 39-metre luxury catamaran, Four Seasons Explorer, combines three decks, 10 staterooms, a PADI 5-Star Dive Centre, restaurant, bar, lounge, library and more with a dedicated team ready to create unforgettable experiences.