November 28, 2021

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Royal Caribbean Group Acquires 100 Percent of Silversea Cruises

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Despite a demanding economic era and world market, Royal Caribbean Group (RCL) went “complete throttle” this week and ordered all remaining shares of Silversea Cruises, an iconic ultra-luxurious manufacturer, which operates both classic and expedition vessels. 

The go to complete Silversea possession will come two several years right after RCL obtained a sixty seven per cent stake in Silversea. That action in July 2018 immediately gave Royal Caribbean Group (at that time termed Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.) what it desired: Rapid entry into the luxurious and expedition cruising segments by way of a effectively-recognised manufacturer that already experienced ships in the drinking water and a prosperous procedure.  

This week, nevertheless, Royal Caribbean Group obtained 100 per cent possession by purchasing the remaining a person-third stake in Silversea held by Heritage Cruise Holding Ltd. That sale was compensated for using five.two million shares of Royal Caribbean Group typical inventory, symbolizing about two.five per cent of RCL whole typical inventory. 

Royal Caribbean Group now absolutely owns and operates four big makes: Azamara, Superstar Cruises, Royal Caribbean Global and Silversea Cruises.

In addition, Royal Caribbean Group holds a fifty per cent stake in TUI Group, which previously this thirty day period completed the invest in of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, another luxurious manufacturer serving both German-talking and English-talking marketplaces. 

Terrific Fit for RCL

“Silversea has been a fantastic suit for our enterprise from the very initially day,” claimed Richard Fain, Royal Caribbean Group’s chairman and CEO. “The cultures of the two companies have tested to be harmonious and company have responded favorably to the blend.”

Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, whose father founded the luxurious cruise enterprise, will keep on as Silversea’s chairman, and Roberto Martinoli will stay the brand’s president and CEO.

“Manfredi and Roberto have brought a clean position of watch to our enterprise, as effectively as deep expertise of their brand’s exceptional viewers,” Fain claimed. “Their skills—and Manfredi’s inimitable style—will keep on to engage in an crucial position in escalating Silversea into the potential.”

From Lefebvre’s point of view: “The blend of our organizations has been anything I hoped for. The techniques and means of Royal Caribbean Group have served us increase and prosper. We share a eyesight about the shiny potential of cruising, and I search ahead to getting a shareholder in the broader Royal Caribbean Group.”

“Thanks to the extraordinary means and techniques of Royal Caribbean Group, Silversea will increase and prosper,” claimed Martinoli. “Right now marks another essential move in our drive to uncontested management in ultra-luxurious and expedition cruising.”

Jointly Royal Caribbean Group operates sixty three ships with an extra 16 on get as of July ten, 2020.  

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