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Peter Shanks

Managing Director - UK, Ireland, Middle East and Africa


Peter joined Silversea in January 2018 after spending 3 years at Imagine Cruising supporting their rapid growth and development in the Cruise and Stay sector. Prior to that Peter spent 14 years with the Carnival Corporation in a number of senior roles across Carnival UK, Princess Cruises and Ocean Village – most notably as President and Managing Director of Cunard Line at an exciting time of their growth and led the introduction of Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth. Peter also has extensive
retail experience gained as Managing Director of Going Places and Commercial Director of Thomas Cook.

Peter started his career at Cosmos learning all aspects of tour operating. In his new role with Silversea, Peter’s extensive experience across a number of travel sectors means he is well placed to lead the planned growth and expansion of Silversea in the UK & Ireland, Middle East and Africa markets.

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