Silversea Announces New Appointment in Corporate and Incentive Sales
(29 March 2012) Silversea Cruises is pleased to announce the appointment of Cecilia S Blevins to the position of corporate and incentive sales director.
Blevins will officially join Silversea on 2 April, reporting to Sean J Mahoney, global vice president of corporate and incentive sales. Based at the company's Fort Lauderdale office, she will be responsible for developing the line's corporate and incentive business and strengthening relationships with meeting and incentive travel partners throughout parts of the United States and all of Latin America.
Mahoney said: "We're delighted to welcome Cecilia to our company. Her extensive corporate and incentive sales experience within the cruise industry makes her an excellent addition to the Silversea team."
Prior to joining Silversea, Blevins held management positions in corporate and incentive sales at Windstar Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line. Her career of over 25 years in the travel industry encompasses 17 years specialising in the meeting and incentive market. She received a bachelor of science degree in business management from the University of Tampa. She is an active member of MPI, FICP and SITE.
Blevins said, "I'm thrilled to be joining such a prestigious company. I have long admired Silversea's commitment to excellence. I look forward to working with the corporate and incentive team and building on their achievements."
About Silversea Cruises
Silversea Cruises is recognised as an innovator in the luxury cruise line industry, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels: Silver Cloud, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper and Silver Spirit -- all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the inclusion of Silver Explorer, Silversea Cruises' itineraries encompass all seven continents and feature worldwide luxury cruises to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, both polar regions and over 400 fascinating destinations in between.
In the US, Silversea has been voted "World's Best" by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler (nine times) and Travel + Leisure (seven times), and awarded "Best Cruise Line for Luxury Small Ships" by Luxury Travel Advisor (2011). International awards include "Best Innovation in Products and Services" from the Italian Innovazione Marketing Oggi Awards (2009); "World's Leading Small Ships Cruise Line" from World Travel Awards (2010); "Five Star Diamond Award" from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (2011); "Number One" small-ship line in the Readers' Choice survey conducted by Britain's Condé Nast Traveller magazine (2010); "Best Luxury Cruise Line" Excellence Award by Spain's Cruise News Media Group (2009); "Best Luxury Cruise Line" by Australia's Luxury Travel & Style Magazine (2011); and "Best Luxury Cruise Operator" according to Travel Weekly China (2010).
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