(MIAMI, FL - December 1, 2021) Silversea Cruises has appointed cruise industry veteran Katina Athanasiou as Senior Vice President of Sales, effective December 1, 2021, reinforcing the cruise line’s long-term commitment to growth. As SVP Sales, Athanasiou will drive Silversea’s sales strategy in the Americas across all channels, reporting to Mark Conroy, Silversea’s Managing Director, The Americas.
With an illustrious career in the cruise industry that spans 21 years, Athanasiou is perfectly placed to apply her wealth of experience and expertise to the boutique approach of the leading ultra-luxury cruise line. The talented executive most recently served as Chief Sales Officer of Norwegian Cruise Line, where she developed, implemented, and led profitable business development strategies, while nurturing the long-term success of travel partners and leading high-achieving teams through her focus on performance and culture.
“We are thrilled to welcome Katina Athanasiou to Silversea Cruises,” says Barbara Muckermann, Chief Commercial Officer, Silversea Cruises. “Athanasiou has a proven record of developing strong partnerships to deliver successful sales strategies, which will prove invaluable as we continue on our ambitious growth trajectory as part of the Royal Caribbean Group.”
“I am delighted to join Silversea Cruises during this exciting period, as we optimize all channels towards the company’s long-term growth,” says Athanasiou. “With its aggressive shipbuilding program and leadership position in luxury and expedition cruising, this is an incredible time for our guests and travel advisor partners. I am thrilled to return to the luxury cruise space and look forward to engaging with all internal and external stakeholders to deliver and unlock deep, meaningful experiences in luxury travel.”
Part of the Royal Caribbean Group®, Silversea Cruises is recognized as an innovator in the ultra-luxury cruise industry, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels: Silver DawnSM, Silver Shadow®, Silver Whisper®, Silver Spirit®, Silver Muse® and Silver MoonSM – all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the inclusion of the expedition ships Silver Origin®, Silver Wind®, Silver Explorer®, and Silver Cloud®, Silversea's itineraries encompass all seven continents and feature worldwide luxury cruises to the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, the Galapagos, both Polar Regions, and hundreds of fascinating destinations in between. Silversea is also looking forward to the launch of two new ultra-luxury Evolution-class ships. Browse Silversea's blog, Discover, and subscribe to receive the latest content directly into your inbox.