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Kristian Anderson joins Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection as VP global sales

Kristian Anderson brings experience from Uniworld, Silversea and Qatar Airways
Kristian Anderson joined The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection in a new role, VP global sales.

He reports directly to CEO Doug Prothero and will be based in South Florida.

'We're excited,' Prothero told Seatrade Cruise News. 'He's got a diverse sales background. We think he's a good fit.'

Uniworld, Silversea, Qatar Airways

Anderson was with Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection from 2016 to 2020, first as SVP and ultimately as EVP global sales. Earlier, he spent four years at Silversea Cruises, joining as VP sales and advancing to SVP and general manager, the Americas. 

Ellen Bettridge had brought Anderson into the cruise industry in 2012 from Qatar Airways after she became Silversea's president, the Americas, and later hired him again after she became president and CEO at Uniworld. 

In his new job, Anderson's main initial focus will be on the trade, and he'll work closely with the Marriott global luxury sales team.

More to come

Prothero said more news about The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection team is to come.

As recently reported, Evrima is now scheduled to debut in the Mediterranean in May 2022.