Roberto Martinoli is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Silversea Cruises. Since joining Silversea in 2016, Martinoli has overseen the growth of the industry’s leading ultra-luxury cruise line, which sails to over 900 destinations across all seven continents—more than any other cruise line.
Martinoli was at the helm when, in July 2018, Royal Caribbean Group acquired a two-thirds share in Silversea Cruises, and, subsequently, when the Group completed the full acquisition in June 2020.
With the Group’s full support, the experienced cruise industry professional is currently overseeing a long-term plan to grown and enhance Silversea’s fleet of ultra-luxury ships. Martinoli and Silversea are looking forward to the launch of two new Nova-class ships, Silver Nova and Silver Ray—each of which will push boundaries in the ultra-luxury cruise segment when they launch in 2023 and 2024, respectively.
Since beginning his career in 1976 with his family’s ship management and consulting business, Martinoli has held a number of executive positions at various major cruise lines and maritime companies around the world. Before joining Silversea, Martinoli was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Grandi Navi Veloci, a leading ferry company and part of the MSC Group in the western Mediterranean. Prior to this, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Norwegian Cruise Line, as well as an Advisor to Apollo Management (2008 – 2009). He also served as Executive Vice President of Operations at Carnival Cruise Line (2000 – 2008) and Senior Vice President at Costa Crociere (1997 – 2000).
An Italian national, Martinoli holds a Master’s Degree in Naval Architecture and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Genoa and has also attended an Advanced Executive Program at Kellogg Northwestern University, Illinois