Silversea Cruises has made two senior management appointments this month.
First, Roberto Verdino (pictured) takes on the role as Senior Vice President Revenue Management.
Reporting to Barbara Muckermann, Chief Commercial Officer, Verdino will oversee Silversea’s revenue operations, forecasting, and commercial planning.
He has experienced over 15 years at Royal Caribbean International and Costa Cruises, as well as a period spent in the hospitality industry,
“We are delighted to welcome Roberto Verdino as SVP Revenue Management—an appointment that reinforces our commitment to long-term growth,” Muckermann said. “It’s an exciting time for Silversea Cruises: we have welcomed four new ships to our fleet since 2020 and we are set to take delivery of two additional vessels—’Silver Nova’ and ’Silver Ray’—by 2024.
“Roberto’s expertise, paired with his wealth of experience in the cruise and hospitality sectors, will contribute to our continued international success as part of Royal Caribbean Group,” she said.
He is based in Silversea’s Monaco office.
The second appointment concerns Bob Simpson joining as Vice President of Expedition Product Development.
Simpson’s appointment reinforces the cruise line’s destination leadership amid strong demand among affluent travellers for ultra-luxury expedition cruising.
Reporting to Conrad Combrink, Senior Vice President of Expeditions, Destination, and Itinerary Management, Simpson will be responsible for creating and overseeing the implementation of the company’s expedition product delivery strategy.
He will collaborate closely with regulatory and destination stakeholders to continue developing and delivering innovative and unique expedition experiences globally for Silversea’s five expedition ships, which explore some of the world’s most remote regions, including both Polar regions.
Simpson has been involved with expedition cruising since 1998 and has expertise in developing and operating expeditions in the Polar regions and other remote destinations.
He served as Vice President of Expedition Cruising at Abercrombie & Kent where he oversaw the company’s expedition product development and operations for nearly 20 years.
Simpson also formerly served as the Chair on the Executive Committee of the International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators, as well as being a former member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators.