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Silversea Cruises Announces Promotions in Sales

(2 October 2012) Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises today announced the promotion of three of its area sales directors. Kris Emery and Nancy Gonzales have been appointed regional sales directors for the eastern and western United States, respectively, and Kim Guimaraes has been named director of national accounts.

Emery and Gonzales will oversee a field sales team of area sales directors who share a deep passion for providing support and working closely with travel agents to help increase their luxury holiday business. Guimaraes will focus on strengthening relations with key agency accounts. All three report directly to Kristian C Anderson, vice president of sales for North America.

Anderson said: "I'm very pleased to announce the promotions of these talented and dedicated individuals. I'm confident these appointments will enable us to drive revenue growth in the US and better serve the needs of our travel agent partners."

In related moves, the following area sales directors have expanded their territories:

--Cindy Litzie, responsible for the Southwest, including central California, parts of southern California, and Hawaii, has added the rest of southern California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona;

--Norma Spadola, who covers New England, has added New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Washington, DC;

--Maggie Moran-Holyn has added Ohio to her Midwest portfolio;

--Patterson Neville, responsible for the Southeast, has added West Virginia, Virginia and Kentucky;

--Karen Rich-Motis has added northern California to her territory in the Northwest, which includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado;

--Betsy Burks has added Louisiana and Arkansas to her south-central territory, which includes Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas and New Mexico.

And John Wilson, supervisor of sales support, is on temporary assignment as acting area sales director for Florida.

Additionally, Silversea has added an inside team of cruise consultants for agency sales. They have responsibility for supporting the ongoing development of travel agencies nationwide. These individuals will work alongside a contingent of account executives assigned to support the field sales force and provide real-time, full-service support to travel agency partners.

About Silversea Cruises
Silversea Cruises, which is chaired by Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio, 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 WindSilver ShadowSilver 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 worldwideluxury 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); "Favourite Cruise Line - Small Ships" in the Readers' Choice survey conducted by Britain's Condé Nast Traveller magazine (2012); "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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Media Relations Contacts:

Americas 
Brad Ball
Email: BradB@Silversea.com
Phone: (954) 713.4030 (USA)

Gina Finocchiaro 
Email: GinaF@Silversea.com
Phone: (954) 713-4029 (USA)

Asia Pacific
Carla Oscuro
Email: CarlaO@Silversea.com
Phone: +61 2 9255 0600 (Australia)

Continental Europe, Russia, Ukraine
and CIS Countries, Israel, Africa
Jerome Danglidis
Email: jeromed@Silversea.com
Phone: +49 69 133 83 637 (Germany)

UK, Ireland and Middle East
Sara Larmer
Email: SaraL@Silversea.com
Phone: +44 (0) 844 770 9050 (UK)