Aus­tralia #2 for Sil­versea

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AUS­TRALIA is on the cusp of be­com­ing the sec­ond largest global mar­ket for Sil­versea Cruises, ac­cord­ing to the com­pany’s CEO Roberto Marti­noli who is in Syd­ney this week to help cel­e­brate the in­au­gu­ral visit of flag­ship Sil­ver Muse.

Speak­ing at an event aboard the ship on Sun evening, Marti­noli (pic­tured in­set with his wife, Sil­versea Chief Mar­ket­ing Of­fi­cer Bar­bara Muck­er­mann) con­firmed that Muse would re­turn next year, along with Sil­ver Explorer which would cruise out of Dunedin to the Ross Sea in the 2020-21 Antarc­tic sea­son.

Marti­noli and Muck­er­mann have been hol­i­day­ing in Aus­tralia prior to Muse’s ar­rival, tak­ing in Ade­laide, Kan­ga­roo Is­land and Port Lin­coln.

The com­pany’s CEO noted the strong sup­port pro­vided by Sil­versea’s new ma­jor­ity owner, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, which has en­abled sig­nif­i­cant in­vest­ment across the fleet.

Five new ships will be added to the fleet be­tween now and 2023, with Muck­er­mann not­ing the growth will see Sil­versea ex­pand its des­ti­na­tion port­fo­lio to more than 1,050 ports glob­ally.

The ship was wel­comed to Syd­ney’s White Bay Cruise Pas­sen­ger Ter­mi­nal by the Aus­tralian Girls’ Choir singing on the pier, while Adam Arm­strong, Sil­versea MD Aus­tralia/NZ high­lighted a gift to Ru­ral Aid in lieu of a fire­works dis­play to wel­come the ves­sel.

A gift ex­change in­cluded the ac­cep­tance by Des­ti­na­tion NSW GM Stephen Ma­honey of a print of a 1744 Royal Ge­o­graph­i­cal So­ci­ety map of Aus­tralia, con­sid­ered to be the first map pub­lished in Eng­land wholly de­voted to Aus­tralia.

Some of the Sil­versea Aus­trala­sia team are pic­tured above on board Muse, from left: Adam Arm­strong, Me­gan Pe­terie, Jes­sica Eng­land, Leanne Fon­agy, Anne Wein­ert and Ju­lian Perri.

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