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Royal Caribbean Group Acquires 100 Percent of Silversea Cruises

Despite a tough economic era and world market, Royal Caribbean Team (RCL) went “whole throttle” this week and purchased all remaining shares of Silversea Cruises, an iconic extremely-luxurious brand, which operates equally classic and expedition vessels. 

The move to whole Silversea possession arrives two decades just after RCL obtained a 67 p.c stake in Silversea. That action in July 2018 immediately gave Royal Caribbean Team (at that time named Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.) what it sought after: Quick entry into the luxurious and expedition cruising segments by way of a perfectly-recognized brand that already had ships in the h2o and a productive procedure.  

This week, while, Royal Caribbean Team obtained one hundred p.c possession by purchasing the remaining one particular-3rd stake in Silversea held by Heritage Cruise Keeping Ltd. That sale was compensated for using 5.two million shares of Royal Caribbean Team frequent stock, representing about two.5 p.c of RCL complete frequent stock. 

Royal Caribbean Group now absolutely owns and operates four major brand names: Azamara, Celeb Cruises, Royal Caribbean International and Silversea Cruises.

In addition, Royal Caribbean Team holds a fifty p.c stake in TUI Team, which before this thirty day period finished the obtain of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, another luxurious brand serving equally German-talking and English-talking markets. 

Excellent Healthy for RCL

“Silversea has been a wonderful fit for our firm from the extremely very first day,” claimed Richard Fain, Royal Caribbean Group’s chairman and CEO. “The cultures of the two corporations have demonstrated to be harmonious and visitors have responded favorably to the mix.”

Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, whose father started the luxurious cruise firm, will go on as Silversea’s chairman, and Roberto Martinoli will keep on being the brand’s president and CEO.

“Manfredi and Roberto have brought a clean level of look at to our firm, as perfectly as deep expertise of their brand’s one of a kind viewers,” Fain claimed. “Their skills—and Manfredi’s inimitable style—will go on to perform an important function in increasing Silversea into the potential.”

From Lefebvre’s viewpoint: “The mix of our organizations has been every thing I hoped for. The capabilities and assets of Royal Caribbean Team have helped us improve and prosper. We share a vision about the vibrant potential of cruising, and I glimpse forward to being a shareholder in the broader Royal Caribbean Team.”

“Many thanks to the amazing assets and capabilities of Royal Caribbean Team, Silversea will improve and prosper,” claimed Martinoli. “These days marks another key stage in our generate to uncontested management in extremely-luxurious and expedition cruising.”

With each other Royal Caribbean Group operates 63 ships with an added 16 on get as of July 10, 2020.  

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