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December 6, 2023


Hills is set to join his first-ever World Cruise for the ultra-luxury travel brand, embarking Silver Shadow
® for the 132-day voyage that will call in 65 destinations in 14 countries

(Miami, FL – December 6, 2023) Silversea™, the ultra-luxury travel brand, has announced Moss Hills as its Cruise Director for its 132-day Far East-West World Cruise 2024. The epic voyage aboard Silver Shadow® will depart San Francisco on January 15, 2024, embarking on a round-trip journey from east to west that will encompass most of the Pacific Rim. Popular among guests, the veteran Cruise Director first joined Silversea in 2014 and has since sailed to all seven continents with the brand. The Far-East World Cruise 2024 will mark his first global voyage with Silversea.

“We are delighted to have Moss Hills, a popular senior officer who is favored among our Venetian Society guests, as our Cruise Director for our Far East-West World Cruise 2024,” said Barbara Muckermann, President of Silversea. “Moss’ skills and talents make him the perfect host for this once-in-a-lifetime sailing, and we trust our guests will enjoy his company while benefitting from such a strong addition to our onboard team. Moss joins a stellar line-up of senior officers, which includes Captain Michele Macarone Palmieri; Flavio Gioia, Hotel Director; and Julio Miranda, Associate Hotel Director.”

“While I’ve been with Silversea for almost a decade, this will be my first World Cruise, and it will be a great honor for me to serve as Cruise Director for the entirety of such an extraordinary voyage, hosting our guests for the trip of a lifetime,” said Hills. “There’s a special sense of camaraderie that develops on these longer cruises and I am looking forward to reuniting with familiar faces — especially our Venetian Society guests, who return year after year — and making new friends. I’m particularly looking forward to returning to Japan with Silversea, one of my favorite places in the world.”

Hills was born and raised in Zimbabwe, Africa, and moved to South Africa in his twenties to pursue a career as a professional musician. There, he met and married his wife Tracy, and they began performing as a duo aboard cruise ships worldwide. In 2014, he joined Silversea as Cruise Director and has since visited the world’s furthest reaches with the brand. Hills is hugely popular with Silversea guests and often draws upon his musical talents to entertain them with much-appreciated guitar and saxophone performances.

From Hawaii and the remote Pacific isles to Australia and New Zealand, Southeast Asia, Japan, Alaska, Canada, and California, Silversea’s Far East-West World Cruise 2024 promises a deep immersion into the Pacific Rim’s most enriching destinations, with bespoke events, onboard enrichments, and a variety of enhancements making for an unforgettable journey. Silversea’s 136-day Controtempo World Cruise follows in 2025, inviting guests to journey offbeat to 59 destinations in 30 countries across four continents. The most diverse voyage in the brand’s history, the 140-day global sailing for 2026 is entitled ‘The Curious and the Sea’ and takes inspiration from the same curiosity that led seafarers to sail to unknown lands.

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About Silversea

Silversea is recognized as an innovator in the ultra-luxury cruise industry, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels: Silver Nova®, Silver Dawn℠, Silver Shadow®, Silver Whisper®, Silver Spirit®, Silver Muse®, and Silver Moon℠ – all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the inclusion of the expedition ships Silver Endeavour℠, Silver Origin®, Silver Wind®, and Silver Cloud®, Silversea's itineraries encompass all seven continents and feature worldwide luxury cruises to the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, the Galápagos, both Polar Regions, and hundreds of fascinating destinations in between. Silversea is also looking forward to the launch of the ultra-luxury new Nova-class ship, Silver Ray℠. Silversea is one of five cruise brands owned by global cruise company Royal Caribbean Group. (NYSE: RCL)

About Royal Caribbean Group
Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) is one of the leading cruise companies in the world with a global fleet of 64 ships traveling to approximately 1,000 destinations around the world. Royal Caribbean Group is the owner and operator of three award winning cruise brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, and Silversea Cruises and it is also a 50% owner of a joint venture that operates TUI Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Together, the brands have an additional 10 ships on order as of September 30, 2023. Learn more at or