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Hotel operations executive moves at Celebrity and Silversea Cruises

From left, Cornelius Gallagher is now VP hotel operations for Celebrity Cruises, while Simon Weir is VP hotel experience at Silversea Cruises, and Birgit Vadlau, VP hotel operations, reports to him
Celebrity Cruises' Simon Weir moved to a newly created position at Silversea, with Cornelius Gallagher stepping into Weir's former role.

Weir, who was VP hotel operations at Celebrity, became VP hotel experience at Silversea, with Birgit Vadlau, VP hotel operations, now reporting to him.

Gallagher, formerly VP food and beverage at Celebrity, became VP hotel operations, reporting to SVP Keith Lane. The line is conducting a search for a new VP of F&B.

Weir has a long history at Royal Caribbean Group, with roles in hotel operations at Celebrity and Royal Caribbean International and a stint as chief operations officer, China for Royal Caribbean, based in Shanghai.

Leveraging the power of Royal Caribbean Group

In his new Silversea job, he reports to President Barbara Muckermann. He and Vadlau will work together, leveraging the power of Royal Caribbean Group to 'elevate the Silversea product to new heights,' according to a company statement.

Vadlau has been with Silversea for 19 years, in F&B and hotel operations, and moved up to her VP role in 2021.

Gallagher, a former Michelin star executive chef, has 11 years at Royal Caribbean Group in F&B and culinary roles. He had been VP of F&B since 2019.