Well-known industry figure Tom Russell has joined Silversea Cruises in the new position of senior vice president of product development.
Russell brings his vast expertise to Silversea at a crucial time with Silversea just last week announcing the purchase of the expedition ship World Discoverer. Russell's primary responsibility will be the design, deployment and itinerary development for Silversea's new luxury expeditionary cruise product, although he will also coordinate a variety of major projects and initiatives across departments, according to the company.
Russell was previously part of the founding executive team of Silversea in 1992. He had wide-ranging cruise experience with Sitmar, Princess and Costa prior to joining Silversea. After leaving Silversea in 1996, his career centered on the destination-oriented part of the cruise industry in his positions with Cruise West, Society Expeditions, Holland America/Windstar, and most recent, Uniworld Grand River Cruises.
Effective October 14, Russell will be based in Silversea's Ft. Lauderdale office.