Sea ViewsFrom President and COO, Adam Goldstein

Sea Views Blog with Adam Goldstein

Navigator of the Seas Hosts Governor-Elect

On Thursday afternoon, Navigator of the Seas played host to Florida Governor-elect Rick Scott.  Governor Scott conducted a week long “Jobs Tour” of the state and understandably wanted to feature the cruise and tourism sector which collectively is the state’s largest employer.

The event consisted of a “town hall” style gathering in the Ixtapa Lounge at the forward end of the Royal Promenade with about 80 travel and tourism professionals and public officials in the audience.  I had the privilege of introducing the Governor-elect and moderating the Q&A, not that Governor Scott needed any help.  Afterwards, we walked the Royal Promenade and then ascended to the Viking Crown Lounge for press interviews.

adamrichardrick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many of the attendees were struck by the spirit of cooperation amongst the cruise and land-based tourism interests.  It’s a little sad that such cooperation should be cause for celebration, but it was and so I guess this is a case of better late than never.  One thing is clear- everyone in the Broward County area is justifiably proud of Terminal 18 at Port Everglades where Navigator of the Seas was docked for the event.  It is truly a world-class terminal and it enables the tourism ecosystem that encompasses our Oasis-class ships and all of the economic benefits that accrue to the surrounding community.

Governor Scott certainly gave every indication that he will support the continued growth of our industry.  In the mean time, I am serving as team captain of his child welfare transition team subcommittee.  Our report is due in a week even though we just got started.  You’ll all be pleased to know that I have found enough to keep me busy following the introduction of Allure of the Seas and our company board meeting.

Final notes on Allure of the Seas:  there were many, many highlights over the course of three remarkably successful weeks.  One of them was the private function hosted by our Chinese colleagues where the winner of “China’s Got Talent” played concert-level piano with his toes, since he has no arms.  That was truly amazing.  Congratulations to all of Allure‘s officers and crew for a great introduction and for delivering the Wow on the first two actual cruises.  Congratulations also to Lisa Bauer and Bill Wright and their respective teams for their leadership and hard work that really paid off.

Here are a couple of photos from my time onboard Allure during the inaugural cruises. You can see the rest of my pictures on Facebook here: http://on.fb.me/gDnJOQ

adamspeakingadamtableteniis

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Close

Connect With us

Tab indicator
Royal Caribbean's avatar
Royal Caribbean@RoyalCaribbean
@TJR220 We're sorry to hear this. Have you spoken to Guest Services onboard?
Royal Caribbean's avatar
Royal Caribbean@RoyalCaribbean
@ten2and4 The perfect spot to catch some zzz's! What are you enjoying most onboard so far?
Royal Caribbean's avatar
Royal Caribbean@RoyalCaribbean
@AnnettePaolini Our favorite way to spend an afternoon! What have you enjoyed onboard so far?
Royal Caribbean's avatar
Royal Caribbean@RoyalCaribbean
@JonnyDrubel We're so thrilled to have you cruising with us! What are you most excited for onboard Oasis?
Royal Caribbean's avatar
Royal Caribbean@RoyalCaribbean
@CoriFox36 We're excited too! Where are sailing off to?
Soak it all in.

CocoCay view captured by dresanchez.
Sightsee from your deck chair.

#royalwow views captured by guest poordany on Instagram.
Vacation over too quickly? Sail back to back on Oasis of the Seas this fall and experience Europe like never before.
http://bit.ly/1lRMvKl
Some of our favorite guest photos from Labadee. http://bit.ly/1iKMoVI
We had an amazing time showcasing Quantum Dining in Aspen. Thank you to our friends at +FOOD & WINE http://bit.ly/QuantumDining
Go behind-the-scenes of some of our favorite onboard shows. http://bit.ly/1m0EMOv
In case you missed it, watch our Quantum Entertainment Hangout with Kristin Chenoweth here: Live Google+ Hangout with Kristin Chenoweth and Nick Weir
All-new shows and a Broadway favorite - Quantum of the Seas will have it all. Explore the world-class entertainment onboard: http://bit.ly/QOTSEnt
Don't miss out - join our Hangout with Kristin Chenoweth at 4:00pm EST for a special #QuantumOfTheSeas Entertainment announcement, live from the +Hyde Bellagio in Las Vegas: http://bit.ly/KChenEntHangout
Questions about Quantum Entertainment? We’ve got you covered. Join Kristin Chenoweth on 6/11 at 4pm EST for a Hangout live from Las Vegas: http://bit.ly/1oDtVKX

JavaScript and Flash are required to view video content. View the playlist on YouTube.

  • Sail above the Carib Sail above the Caribbean. #parasail 10 hours + 37 minutes ago
  • Soak it all in. #coc Soak it all in. #cococay 10 hours + 37 minutes ago
  • Well hello there, pa Well hello there, paradise. #labadee 10 hours + 37 minutes ago
  • Sunsets at sea. Sunsets at sea. 10 hours + 37 minutes ago
  • Ice skating rink on Ice skating rink on Adventure of the Seas. 1 day + 9 hours ago
  • Ocean views from Adv Ocean views from Adventure of the Seas. 1 day + 10 hours ago
  • Adventure of the Sea Adventure of the Seas. 1 day + 10 hours ago
  • Even more fun on the Even more fun on the horizon. Explorer of the Seas. 1 day + 10 hours ago
  • Rope swing into the Rope swing into the ocean. 2 days + 10 hours ago
  • Walk through a tunne Walk through a tunnel of flowers. Wisteria Tunnel, Japan. 2 days + 10 hours ago
  • Summer plans.
  • Above and beyond.
  • Wait until you see the underwater views. #GreatBarrierReef
  • Well hello there, paradise.
  • Kissing the Caribbean goodbye for now. Click the link in our bio to watch the season finale of our @AwesomenessTV travel show with @yomuscleboii.
  • Even more fun on the horizon.
  • Soak it all in. #cococay
  • Colorful CocoCay.
  • Sail above the rest.
  • Nothing says vacation like sunsets at sea. #royalwow
Why the Royal Caribbean Brand Continues to Evolve

Monday, July 28, 2014 10:02 AM

By Vicki Freed, SVP of Sales and Trade Support and Service, Royal Caribbean International I asked some of the Royal Caribbean International senior leadership to write a guest blog about the state of... Continue Here to Read More…

My New Responsibilities

Thursday, July 24, 2014 10:37 AM

By Adam Goldstein, President &amp; COO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. When I took on my new responsibilities a few months ago, I thought it would be very interesting to become a provider of shared... Continue Here to Read More…

Royal Caribbean at the Food & Wine Classic

Monday, July 21, 2014 11:52 AM

By Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Executive Vice President, Operations, Royal Caribbean International I recently returned from Aspen, Colorado where Royal Caribbean International was the official cruise... Continue Here to Read More…

Have You Cruised on 30 Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships?

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 10:07 AM

By Adam Goldstein, President &amp; COO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Less than four months to Quantum of the Seas! As one of my law professors like to say, the “relentless march of the... Continue Here to Read More…

Royal Caribbean Expands Cruise Vacation Offerings in Asia

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 8:30 AM

By Adam Goldstein, President &amp; COO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. My latest travels brought me back to Asia the week of June 16 – 20.  As always, the pace and energy of the region are... Continue Here to Read More…

Personal Plans for the Second Half of 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014 9:51 AM

Blog by Adam A quick update on my other doings as the “empty nest” approaches even faster than the delivery of Quantum of the Seas. Our family continues our involvement with many aspects of... Continue Here to Read More…

How Entertainment on Quantum & Anthem Will Transcend Anything You've Seen on Land or Sea

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 4:22 PM

Blog by Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Executive Vice President, Operations, Royal Caribbean International Hello, everyone.  Last week I had the pleasure of being in Las Vegas where we announced the amazing... Continue Here to Read More…

Catching the Travel Bug: My Explorations through SEED

Friday, June 20, 2014 11:18 AM

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.'s community support efforts often focus on education and social services for underserved youth. Over the years I have written from time to time about my long term... Continue Here to Read More…

Kristin Chenoweth Talks Entertainment on Quantum of the Seas

Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:05 PM

Blog entry by Kristin Chenoweth Kristin Chenoweth is a Tony and Emmy Award winning Broadway, film, and television actress. She is also the official Quantum Experience Advisor for Entertainment and... Continue Here to Read More…

How to Take Advantage of Opportunities Across the Globe

Monday, June 9, 2014 11:27 AM

It seems fitting to write this from a shipyard in Germany, because what I wish I had known when I was 22 was how global and networked my business and my life would become. When I was 22, the only... Continue Here to Read More…