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RCL Cruises’ former md Australia and New Zealand Adam Armstrong, who is moving to Silversea in August

Was Adam Armstrong’s move a precursor to Royal Caribbean’s stake in Silversea?

In light of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. taking a majority stake in Silversea Cruises, the Australian cruise industry is now speculating about last month's announcement that Adam Armstrong is moving to Silversea on August 13 as md Australia and New Zealand.

Armstrong, the former md RCL Cruises Australia and New Zealand, announced in February that he was leaving Royal Caribbean after a decade of steering the Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises brands in the local market.
 

Martinoli says appointment was coincidental

 
However, in an exclusive interview with Roberto Martinoli this morning, Seatrade Cruise News was told Armstrong’s appointment was purely coincidental.
 

‘I met Adam when I was in Sydney for CLIA Australasia’s Cruise360 last August and I was very, very impressed with him,’ Martinoli said. ‘When we decided to upgrade our operation in Australia, Adam was one of the candidates.

'It was coincidental and had nothing to do with Royal Caribbean’s stake in Silversea,' Martinoli said.

Armstrong is not at liberty to comment until he takes up his new job in August.

 


 

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