Silversea Welcomes New Sales Directors
Kristian C Anderson,
Silversea's vice president of sales for North America, said: "We're very excited to welcome
Kevin, Rachel and Saul to our sales team. The addition of these results-driven,
talented sales professionals reinforces our commitment to providing an enhanced
and highly personalised level of service to our travel agent partners."
Kevin Smith joined Silversea last month as area sales
director for the Northeast, reporting to Kris Emery, regional sales director
for the eastern region. Smith is based in New York City and his territory
includes New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode
Island, Delaware, Vermont, and Maine. Smith, a graduate of Central Connecticut
State University, was formerly the manager of national accounts for Star
Rachel Woodward has been appointed area sales director for
the Northwest, effective January 12. She reports to Nancy Gonzales, regional
sales director for the western region. Woodward is based in San Francisco with
responsibility for northern California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Alaska,
Wyoming, and Colorado. A graduate of the University of Southern California,
Woodward comes to Silversea from Crystal Cruises, where she worked for more
than seven years, most recently as the manager of national accounts.
Saul Fonseca has been appointed area sales director for southern
Florida, as of January 21, reporting to Kris Emery. Based in Silversea's Fort
Lauderdale office, Fonseca is responsible for a territory that encompasses
Naples, Tampa, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and the Florida Keys. He joins Silversea
from Hilton Worldwide, where he was the sales manager for business travel and
corporate travel accounts for two of their properties. His background also
includes more than seven years with Royal Caribbean International, where he
developed account management expertise as an account executive for national
About 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 Wind, Silver
Shadow, Silver Whisper and Silver Spirit – all designed to offer
an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the inclusion of the
expedition ships Silver Explorer and Silver Galapagos (debuting
late 2013), Silversea Cruises' itineraries encompass all seven continents and
feature worldwide luxury cruises to the Mediterranean, Caribbean,
both polar regions and over 500 fascinating destinations in between.
In the US, Silversea
has been voted "World's Best" by the readers of Condé NastTraveler
(nine times) and Travel + Leisure (seven times), and awarded "Best
Cruise Line for Luxury Small Ships" by Luxury Travel Advisor
(2011). International awards include "World's Leading Small Ships Cruise
Line" from World Travel Awards (2010); "Five Star Diamond Award"
from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (2013); "Favourite
Cruise Line - Small Ships" in the Readers' Choice survey conducted by
Britain's Condé Nast Traveller magazine (2012); "Best Luxury Cruise
Line" by Australia's Cruise
Passenger magazine (2012); and "Best Small Luxury Cruise Line"
according to China's Travel & Leisure magazine (2011).
more information on Silversea Cruises, please contact a travel agent.
a complimentary brochure, please call toll-free (US) 877.215.9986 or visit www.silversea.com.
Pictured above from left are Kevin Smith, Rachel Woodward and Raul Fonseca.
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