New CLIA Chair

GAVIN Smith, Royal Caribbean International Managing Director Australia & New Zealand has been named Chair of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia, replacing the outgoing Sture Myrmell, with the four-year term of the Carnival Australia & P&O Australia President expiring.

The appointment was made at CLIA’s Annual General Meeting.

Domestic expedition resumption?

Domestic expedition cruising has been included in a proposed tourism restart timetable, which was agreed upon by the Tourism Restart Taskforce late last month.

The timeframe proposed expeditions to restart with the rest of domestic travel from 5 June, although no operator has yet recommenced its itineraries.

Ponant said it “would welcome” the opportunity for expedition operations to recommence, with the cruise line’s ship Le Laperouse waiting in New Caledonia to resume operations.

New Silversea MD

Silversea has announced its new Managing Director Asia-Pacific is former Qatar Airways Senior Manager Australasia Adam Radwanski.

He took up his new role at the beginning of the month, with the cruise line’s President & Chief Executive Officer Roberto Martinoli welcoming Radwanski.

“Adam’s wealth of leadership experience will contribute to our cruise line’s continued growth in the Asia-Pacific Region,” he said.