Zanonato left Silversea, where he was director, regional experiences development since 2019, in May to return to Orlando to be closer to family and friends. He's also been working on his MBA, which he expects to complete in February.
Before Silversea, Zanonato had been with Disney for more than 15 years, most recently as senior manager, Port Adventures.
Zanonato said he's pleased to return to Disney in what he called 'one of their most exciting businesses, the Adventures and Expeditions team.'
Adventures by Disney curates guided family group vacations, including European river cruises and Antarctica and Galápagos expeditions, and National Geographic Expeditions is a joint venture between the National Geographic Society and the Walt Disney Co.
Part of Disney Signature Experiences
This two-brand division is part of Disney Signature Experiences (which also includes Disney Cruise Line), led by President Thomas Mazloum. Zanonato reports to Nancy Schumacher, SVP & GM, Adventures by Disney and National Geographic Expeditions.