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Friday, December 16 2022 - 01:30
MIAMI, Dec. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire-Asianet/ --

  --Martinoli to assume senior advisor role to Royal Caribbean Group President 
    and CEO Jason Liberty, after building Silversea Cruises into the world's 
    leading ultra-luxury cruise line

Silversea Cruises President and CEO Roberto Martinoli has elevated the brand 
into the industry's leading ultra-luxury cruise line. On January 1, 2023, 
Martinoli will assume the role of senior advisor to Royal Caribbean Group 
(NYSE: RCL) President and CEO Jason Liberty. Barbara Muckermann, currently 
Chief Commercial Officer, will become Silversea's next president and CEO, and 
will join Royal Caribbean Group's Executive Committee.

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"Roberto has built Silversea Cruises into the category leader that it is today, 
11 ships strong with more on the way," said Jason Liberty, president and CEO of 
Royal Caribbean Group. "He is one of the most innovative and knowledgeable 
leaders in the maritime industry. As senior advisor, Roberto will continue to 
provide strategic guidance that further cements Royal Caribbean Group's status 
as a leader in the travel and hospitality industry. Barbara is the ideal 
executive to succeed Roberto. Her global perspective and team-first leadership 
style are a recipe for success for both the Silversea Cruises brand and Royal 
Caribbean Group."

Under Martinoli's leadership since 2016, Silversea's fleet has grown to include 
11 ships. In summer 2023, it will welcome Silver Nova, the first hybrid luxury 
cruise ship utilizing fuel cells and emitting zero harmful emissions while in 
port, an industry first. In 2024, Silversea welcomes Silver Ray, the second 
ship in the Nova Class. Martinoli also led the acquisition in 2022 of Silver 
Endeavour to help enable the company to access both polar regions. The 
ultra-luxury cruise line now sails to over 900 destinations across all seven 
continents each year, more than any other cruise line.

Muckermann brings more than 25 years of experience in the travel and 
hospitality industry, with an emphasis on creating truly exclusive high-end 
vacations. She first joined Silversea Cruises in 2001, and held several roles 
at other luxury and cruise brands from 2005 to 2016 before returning. In her 
current post as Silversea's Chief Commercial Officer, she oversees all aspects 
of sales, marketing, revenue management and guest relations, as well as 
strategic communications and brand and product strategy. Muckermann is a Doctor 
in Political Sciences and Economics, and holds a joint MBA from London Business 
School and Columbia University.

"This is an exciting moment for Silversea as we continue to add new ships and 
return to the Asia market," Muckermann said. "I am thrilled to build on our 
achievements under Roberto and focus on growth in the years ahead."

Muckermann becomes the second woman to lead one of Royal Caribbean Group's 
three wholly-owned brands, and joins Celebrity Cruises President and CEO Lisa 
Lutoff-Perlo, and Royal Caribbean International President and CEO Michael 
Bayley. She will oversee all of Silversea's employees and crew, and will report 
to Jason Liberty.

For more information on Royal Caribbean Group's executive leadership, please 

About Royal Caribbean Group

Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) is one of the leading cruise companies in the 
world with a global fleet of 64 ships traveling to approximately 1,000 
destinations around the world. Royal Caribbean Group is the owner and operator 
of three award-winning cruise brands: Royal Caribbean International ( 
), Celebrity Cruises ( 
), and Silversea Cruises ( 
), and it is also a 50% owner of a joint venture that operates TUI Cruises and 
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Together, the brands have an additional 10 ships on order 
as of September 30, 2022. Learn more at or

About Silversea Cruises

Silversea Cruises ( 
) is recognized as an innovator in the ultra-luxury cruise industry, offering 
guests large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels: Silver 
Dawn(SM), Silver Shadow(SM), Silver Whisper(R), Silver Spirit(R), Silver 
Muse(R), and Silver Moon(SM) – all designed to offer an atmosphere of 
conviviality and casual elegance. With the inclusion of the expedition ships 
Silver Endeavour(SM), Silver Origin(R), Silver Wind(R), Silver Explorer(R), and 
Silver Cloud(R), Silversea's itineraries encompass all seven continents and 
feature worldwide luxury cruises to the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, the 
Galápagos, both Polar Regions, and hundreds of fascinating destinations in 
between. Silversea is also looking forward to the launch of two new 
ultra-luxury Nova-class ships—Silver Nova(SM) and Silver Ray(SM). Silversea 
Cruises is one of five cruise brands owned by global cruise company Royal 
Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL).
SOURCE  Royal Caribbean Group

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