Mark Conroy To Head Silversea’s Americas Operation
High-profile industry veteran Mark Conroy has been named head of Silversea Cruises' Miami office, which has responsibility for the Americas.
Conroy has spent 40+ years in the cruise industry, most notably as President of Regent Seven Sea Cruises for 2 decades beginning in 1992.
His cruise career began much earlier – Conroy worked in the mail room at Norwegian Cruise Line in 1973 while studying at university. He went on to serve as President of Commodore Cruises and Renaissance Cruises before joining Radisson Cruises in 1992.
Conroy led the cruise line through a brand evolution to Radisson Seven Seas and ultimately to Regent Seven Seas after a 2008 ownership shift from Carlson Worldwide to Apollo Management. Conroy also served as chairman of CLIA's executive committee from 2002-2004.
During his tenure with Regent, the company acquired Oceania Cruises. Conroy left the company in 2013 and started his own consulting firm.
"As of today, Mark will contribute greatly to the further growth of Silversea Cruises," said Silversea CEO Enzo Visone. "Our expansion plans are well known. Our new ship, Silver Muse, is on schedule to join our fleet at the beginning of 2017, which together with our plans to refurbish and upgrade our existing vessels, will solidify our leadership position in the top segment of the cruise market.”
The announcement of Conroy's hiring coincided with the news that Kristian Anderson has stepped down as Silversea's Senior Vice President & General anager for the Americas. "We thank Kristian for his contributions over the past years and wish him well for his future endeavours," Visone said.