Today, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., the parent company of Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, and Azamara, announced Adam Goldstein as the company’s new President and Chief Operating Officer. According to the company, Adam Goldstein will take over his new positions immediately.
Adam Goldstein previously served as President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s largest brand. Goldstein served in his previous position for 12 years and has served within Royal Caribbean for 25 years.
“Adam has played a key role in growing Royal Caribbean International, step by step, into a global leader. In the course of doing so, he has become an impressive leader in his own right,” said Richard D. Fain, chairman and chief executive officer of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “In this new role, Adam will be able to put his broad worldview and strategic insights to use leading our varied cross-functional teams.”
At his new position, Goldstein will directly work with Chairman Richard Fain on the company’s global direction in addition to overseeing a number of departments, including Human Resources, Information Technology, Supply Chain, Corporate Communications, Safety & Environment, Government Relations, Guest Port Operations and Commercial Development.
“Royal Caribbean was a five-ship company when I arrived here, and today we are many times larger than that,” Goldstein said. “We now have more than 60,000 employees taking our guests to every continent of the world, as well as the most technologically advanced ships at sea. The opportunity we have is to take even greater advantage of our global scale and knowledge, while delivering the guest satisfaction that helped us grow to where we are today.”
Royal Caribbean has announced a search for Goldstein’s successor is underway. Until a successor is found, Goldstein will assist with transition while he also takes up his new responsibilities.