(MONACO-) Silversea cruisesthe innovator in ultra-luxury cruising, has strengthened its industry-leading expedition team with the appointment of Bob Simpson as vice president of expedition product development. Simpson’s appointment as a highly regarded professional reinforces the cruise line’s leadership position amid strong demand from affluent travelers for ultra-luxurious expedition cruises.
reporting to Konrad Combrink, SVP of Expeditions, Destination and Itinerary Management, Simpson will be responsible for creating and overseeing the execution of the company’s expedition product delivery strategy. He will work closely with government officials and stakeholders to continue to develop and deliver innovative and unique expedition experiences, unlocked globally by Silversea’s five expedition ships exploring some of the world’s most remote regions, including both polar regions.
With an adventurous career spanning more than 30 years in the hospitality industry, Simpson has been involved in expedition cruising since 1998 and has tremendous experience designing and executing expeditions to the polar regions and other remote destinations. Simpson joins in Silversea cruisesafter serving as vice president of Expedition Cruising at Abercrombie & Kent, where he led the development and operations of the company’s expedition products for nearly 20 years.
“We are honored and excited to welcome Bob to our team at Silversea,” said Combrink. “With a career spanning decades and a wealth of experience, few in the industry can match Bob’s knowledge of the fast-growing expedition cruise industry. It is an incredibly exciting time for Silversea: we have recently acquired the Silver Endeavor?, one of the world’s most luxurious expedition ships, and we are on a strong growth trajectory. Bob’s innovative approach and enthusiasm for delivering unique experiences will take our unparalleled expedition offering to a whole new level for the enjoyment of our guests. His deep understanding of remote regions and regulatory processes will also further strengthen our commitment to protecting the environment and working closely with the communities we visit, ensuring we positively impact all of our travel destinations.’
“I’m excited to join the team Silversea cruises at a time of growth for both the company and the expedition cruise industry,’ said Simpson. “I look forward to working with some of the best in the business to bring our guests incredible experiences in some of the most remote corners of the world.”
Simpson formerly served as Chairman of the Executive Committee of International Association of Antarctic Tour Operatorsand a former member of Executive Committee of Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators. In these roles, Simpson actively worked with a variety of stakeholders and was deeply involved in tourism management, environmental protection, safety and community engagement.
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Around Silversea cruises
Silversea cruises is recognized as an innovator in the ultra-luxury cruising industry, offering guests aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels large ship amenities: Silver Dawn?, silver shadow?, silver whisper, silver spirit, Silver Museand silvermoon? – all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the addition of the expedition ships Silver Endeavor?, Silver Origin, silverwindsilver explorer and Silver CloudSilversea’s itineraries span all seven continents and include global luxury cruises to the Mediterranean Caribbean, the Galapagos Islands, both polar regions and hundreds of fascinating destinations in between. Silversea is also pleased to announce the launch of two new ultra-luxury Nova Class ships.Silver Nova? and Silver Ray?. Silversea cruises is one of five cruise brands owned by a global cruise company Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE:RCL).
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Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) is one of the world’s leading cruise companies with a global fleet of 64 ships serving approximately 1,000 destinations around the world. Royal Caribbean Group owns and operates three award-winning cruise brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruisesand Silversea cruisesand it is also a 50% owner of a joint venture that operates TUI cruises and Hapag Lloyd Cruises. Together, the brands have ordered a further 10 ships with immediate effect June 30, 2022. Learn more at www.royalcaribbeangroup.com or www.rclinvestor.com.
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