Silversea Cruises’ Managing Director for The Americas since 2016, 50 year cruise veteran, Mark Conroy will move to the role of Senior Advisor—supporting the cruise line’s Sales team.
Conroy (pictured) joined Silversea Cruises in 2016 and has since overseen the reservations and sales activities in the US, Canada, and Latin America.
Reporting to Massimo Brancaleoni, Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Conroy will continue to use his expertise in his new position.
Another cruise industry veteran, Joe Leon, will drive trade sales in the Americas, as Silversea’s Head of Sales—also reporting to Brancaleoni.
“All of us at Silversea Cruises are incredibly grateful to Mark for his contributions over the years, and we congratulate him on 50 successful years in the travel and hospitality industry—a truly remarkable achievement.
“At the forefront of our US operations, Mark has played a vital role in our company’s growth in the market since joining in 2016, helping to establish Silversea as the world’s leading ultra-luxury cruise line by continuously building strong personal relationships with travel agents throughout the region.
“Few people possess Mark’s depth of knowledge, experience, and expertise in the luxury cruise segment; he has undoubtedly left a lasting impression on our industry. Mark will support the transition of leadership in the US market, while pledging his expertise as a Senior Advisor to the Sales team,” said Barbara Muckermann, Silversea Cruises’ President and CEO.
Conroy joined the cruise industry in 1973. Since then, he has led start-up Diamond Cruises, which later merged with Seven Seas Cruise Line to become Radisson, and later Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
He was also the President of Renaissance Cruises, Vice President of Sales for Royal Viking Line, and Director of Group Sales and Passenger Services for Norwegian Cruise Line.
Conroy has held the position of Chair of the Executive Committee of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) between 2002 and 2004, and was subsequently inducted to CLIA’s Cruise Industry Hall of Fame in 2013.