Royal Caribbean Group appoints Roberto Martinoli as senior advisor

Silversea Cruises president Roberto Martinoli has taken on the role of senior advisor to Royal Caribbean Group president Jason Liberty.

Chief commercial officer Barbara Muckermann will vacate her role at the line and replace Martinoli and join Royal Caribbean Group’s executive committee.

Liberty called Martinoli “one of the most innovative and knowledgeable leaders” in the maritime industry.

“As senior advisor, Roberto will continue to provide strategic guidance that further cements Royal Caribbean Group’s status as a leader in the travel and hospitality industry,” he said.

“Barbara is the ideal executive to succeed Roberto. Her global perspective and team-first leadership style are a recipe for success for both the Silversea Cruises brand and Royal Caribbean Group.”

Muckermann has more than 25 years’ experience in the travel and hospitality industry. She first joined Silversea in 2001 before holding various roles at other luxury and cruise brands from 2005 to 2016 before returning to the line.

“This is an exciting moment for Silversea as we continue to add new ships and return to the Asia market,” Muckermann said, adding: “I am thrilled to build on our achievements under Roberto and focus on growth in the years ahead.”

Muckermann becomes the second woman to lead one of Royal Caribbean Group’s three wholly-owned brands, along with Celebrity Cruises president and chief executive Lisa Lutoff-Perlo.

She will oversee all of Silversea’s employees and crew and will report into Liberty.

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