In March of 2014, I flew to Singapore to cover the christening of Silversea Expeditions’ third expedition vessel, Silver Discoverer. While on board Silver Discoverer (only for an overnight), I was fortunate to sit down with Conrad Combrink, the friendly and knowledgeable director of expedition planning and strategic development for Silversea Expeditions.
You can listen to the interview in the player below. I hope you enjoy our conversation.
Who Is Conrad Combrink?
Within months of Silversea’s 2007 purchase of the Silver Explorer (then Prince Albert II), Conrad Combrink was given the responsibility for creating and coordinating many of the important aspects of the newly created Silversea Expeditions cruise program.
As director of expedition planning and strategic development his work encompasses both an active role aboard many Silversea Expeditions, as well as strategic planning of all expedition itineraries, program development, and overseeing expedition staff recruitment, among other tasks.
Before joining Silversea, Conrad had worked in worldwide cruise expedition programs for more than 10 years including onboard Noble Caledonia’s Island Sky and as Expedition Leader on the World Discover II.
Conrad has an infectious passion for expedition travel that has taken him to all seven continents and some of the world’s most remote destinations including Antarctica, the South Pacific, Russia’s Far East, Alaska, North Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arabian Gulf, Mediterranean and West and North Africa. He spends many months each year researching new destinations and loves travelling to little visited places to set up new adventures for Silversea guests.
Conrad holds a degree in tourism management and is a native of Cape Town, South Africa.