Silversea Cruises president and CEO Roberto Martinoli will step down effective January 1, with current chief commercial officer Barbara Muckermann picking up the reins. Martinoli will transition to a senior advisor role to Royal Caribbean Group president and CEO Jason Liberty.
“Roberto has built Silversea Cruises into the category leader that it is today, 11 ships strong with more on the way,” said Liberty. “He is one of the most innovative and knowledgeable leaders in the maritime industry. As senior advisors, Roberto will continue to provide strategic guidance that further cements Royal Caribbean Group’s status as a leader in the travel and hospitality industry. 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 brings more than 25 years of experience in the travel industry. She first joined Silversea Cruises in 2001, and held several roles at other luxury and cruise brands from 2005 to 2016 before returning to Silversea.