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Silversea Appoints Two New Area Sales Directors

DaveSochaBobTolster(5 August 2013) Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises today announced the appointment of two new area sales directors to cover key regions. Dave Socha has joined to cover central California, parts of Southern California, Nevada and Utah, and Bob Tolster will be responsible for New England, Long Island and a portion of New York City.

Kristian Anderson, Silversea's vice president of sales for North America, said: "I'm very pleased to welcome Dave and Bob to the Silversea team. They are joining the most energetic, responsive and productive sales team in the industry. Their broad range of experience and accomplishments in the travel sector is going to be a tremendous asset to Silversea and our travel agent partners as we continue to drive new business in these important markets."

Dave Socha is based in Southern California and joins Silversea from Windstar Cruises, where he was the western regional sales manager. His extensive background in the travel industry includes eight years with Oceania Cruises as a regional sales director. He has also held sales positions with Club Med and The Hertz Corporation. He reports to Nancy Gonzales, regional sales director for the western region.

Based in New York, Bob Tolster reports to Kris Emery, regional sales director for the eastern region. He comes to Silversea with over eight years' sales experience working at Royal Caribbean International, most recently as the business development manager for Long Island. He is a director-affiliate on the executive board of Travel Agents of Suffolk County (New York).

About Silversea Cruises
Silversea Cruises, which is chaired by Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio, is recognized 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 Luxury Cruise Line" by CruiseReport.com (2012) and "Best Small Ship Cruise Line" by Global Traveler (2013). International awards include "Five Star Diamond Award" from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (2013); "Best Small Ship Cruise Line" 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); "Best Small Luxury Cruise Line" by China's Travel + Leisure (2012); and "Best Luxury Cruise Company" according to the Scottish Passenger Agents' Association (2012).

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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
Natalie Sexton
Email: NatalieS@Silversea.com
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7340 0741 (UK)