Cruise companies appoint new senior leadership

New presidents will take charge at Silversea, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises

Cruise companies appoint new senior leadership

Royal Caribbean Group/Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings

From left: Andrea DeMarco, Regent Seven Seas Cruises; Frank A. Del Rio, Oceania Cruises; and Barbara Muckermann, Silversea Cruises

By Alex Smith |

Royal Caribbean Group and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings have appointed new executives to key positions in their cruise brands, with new presidents assuming control of Silversea Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) has appointed Andrea DeMarco as president of Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Frank A. Del Rio as president of Oceania Cruises.

DeMarco is currently chief sales and marketing officer at Regent Seven Seas Cruises, a role she has held since September 2021. DeMarco joined NCLH in 2012 after working in charter sales and corporate financial planning at Royal Caribbean Group, and has held positions of increasing responsibility in the company since that time. She replaces Jason Montague, who will transition to a role as a special advisor for NCLH.

“I am honoured to lead the world’s leading luxury cruise line,” said DeMarco. “The hard-working and talented team at Regent is truly unrivalled, and I look forward to contributing to the line’s future growth and success, particularly as we prepare for the addition of our newest ship, Seven Seas Grandeur, in 2023.”

Frank A. Del Rio first worked for Oceania Cruises as senior vice president of port destinations and onboard revenue from March 2015 and April 2017. He then pursued entrepunerial opportunities in the private equity finance and technology industries until Mach 2022, when he rejoined the cruise line as chief sales and marketing officer. He will replace Howard Sherman, who will also transition to a special advisor role.

“I look forward to building on the incredible momentum we are experiencing at the renowned Oceania Cruises brand,” said Del Rio. “I am truly humbled and thankful to lead the world-class team at Oceania and I am excited for the bright future we have ahead of us at the brand and the company.” 

Royal Caribbean Group, meanwhile, has moved current Silversea Cruises president Roberto Martinoli to assume the role of senior advisor to the group’s president and CEO Jason Liberty. He will be replaced by Barbara Muckermann, Silversea’s current chief commercial officer, who first worked for the cruise line between 2001 to 2005. After holding roles at several other luxury and cruise brands, she returned to Silversea in 2016.

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

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