Silversea Invites Top Agents to Dinner in Dublin

Silversea Invites Top Agents to Dinner in Dublin

The Silversea team of Connie Georgiou, Sales Director – UK, Ireland, Middle East & Africa; Peter Shanks, recently appointed Managing Director – UK & Ireland; and Amanda Middler, Regional Sales Manager – Scotland & Ireland, entertained 20 of their top agents to dinner in Dublin.

Based in Silversea’s London office, Peter Shanks joined Silversea in January this year, leads a team of 71 and reports directly to Roberto Martinoli, Chief Executive. He succeeds Lisa McAuley, who resigned from the end of December.

Peter, who started his career with Thomas Cook and was previously Development Director for Imagine Cruising for three years, was President and Managing Director of Cunard from July 2009 to October 2013 and oversaw Cunard’s incorporation into Carnival. So with reference to the recently announced acquisition of a 66.7% equity stake in Silversea by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, he said: “I know how to do it – and I know how not to do it!”

“I know Royal Caribbean very well and it is our intention that Silversea will remain a separate entity, along with Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises.

“I really want to expand our expedition cruising and with this new investment we can build more expedition ships, as well as refurbish more ships. We are also getting a bit better on systems – although we are a small, niche business and so love talking to people! – and we are about to sell packages that include air in the next month or two, or agents will be able to buy just air from us.”

Dominic Burke, Travel Centres, with Tony Collins, Topflight

Jeff Collins, Best4Travel, and David O’Grady, e-Travel

Celine Kenny, Travel Escapes, with Tanya Airey and Deirdre Sweeny, Sunway

Richard Cullen, Killiney Travel, and Clare Dunne, The Travel Broker

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, editor and proofreader for 53 years, and ITTN's News & Features Editor for 43 years. His travel blog is at

More in News

Aer Lingus launches Summer 2021 schedule

Michael FloodOctober 1, 2020

Ethiopian Offers Free Covid-19 Insurance Until March

Neil SteedmanOctober 1, 2020

WTM Virtual Unveils Andalucia as Premier Partner for 2020

Neil SteedmanOctober 1, 2020

British Airways to fly to Bermuda

Michael FloodOctober 1, 2020

U.S. Travel Announces New Dates for IPW 2021 in Las Vegas

Michael FloodOctober 1, 2020

Tourlane Guide to the Most Walkable Cities in the World

Neil SteedmanOctober 1, 2020

ITIC call for leadership from Taoiseach on international travel restrictions in open letter

Michael FloodOctober 1, 2020

David Speakman Tells UK Industry: “Don’t Wait for Government Help”

Neil SteedmanSeptember 30, 2020

Willie Walsh Appointed Deputy Chairman of CarTrawler

Neil SteedmanSeptember 29, 2020

Copyright © 2019 Belgrave Group Limited, C4 Nutgrove Office Park, Nutgrove Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland