Sea ViewsFrom President and COO, Adam Goldstein

Sea Views Blog with Adam Goldstein

Royal Caribbean Continues to Promote from Within

Our company has named Michael Bayley to the position of President & CEO of our sister cruise line Celebrity Cruises. Most recently, Michael was overseeing all of the Operations of the Royal Caribbean International fleet. Prior to that, he oversaw our international sales and marketing. Michael and I have worked together closely for more than a decade. In fact, I met him on my familiarization cruise in 1989 when he was Chief Purser on Sovereign of the Seas. Michael has been an enormous contributor to the success of Royal Caribbean International. I would like to thank him here for everything he has done so far and wish him the best in his new role.

In connection with Michael switching brands, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo is rejoining Royal Caribbean International after seven successful years in Celebrity’s Hotel Operation, the last five as the head of Hotel Operations. Lisa spent many years in various sales and marketing positions before her years in the operation. I also met Lisa in 1989 when I wanted to experience a day of sales calls and Lisa volunteered to host me in her sales territory. Lisa did a phenomenal job in every aspect of Celebrity’s Solstice-class, from the ship design process to the operation of the four (soon to be five) ships of the class.  I am very pleased to welcome Lisa back to Royal Caribbean International.

We are very fortunate to have such accomplished company veterans as Michael and Lisa to assume senior positions when an opening arises. We are also very fortunate to have many truly outstanding female executives throughout the management ranks of Royal Caribbean International. With the changes noted above, my three most senior lieutenants are Lisa Bauer, SVP Global Sales & Marketing; Vicki Freed, SVP North American Sales; and Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, SVP Operations.

9 responses to:
“Royal Caribbean Continues to Promote from Within”

  1. Emily

    Great job Royal Caribbean for making so many people’s vacations wonderful!!

    • Adam

      Thank you, Emily. We appreciate the kind words.

  2. Conrad Pomerleau

    Hi,,,will there a RC ship going thru the new Panama Canal Locks , and what ship will it be…..I understand that much larger ships will be able to go thru the new locks. As we planning a cruise to the Panama Canal in 2014,,,it would be nice to know, so we could plan,,,,We did the Jewel of the Seas in 2009, and we enjoyed it very much, but we are hoping to go on larger ship with a Promenade,,,,,Thank you,

    • Adam

      Hi Conrad, you can learn more about our Panama Canal itineraries here.

  3. William Prague

    Dear Sirs,

    Why can’t the points system be combined? if we sail on Celebrity thoes points do not count on Royal Caribbean, although we are the same level with both Royal & Celebrity.

    Regards,

    William Prague,

  4. helen rutenber

    Hello Adam. Just finished another great cruise on Monarch (best ship in the fleet), I have to compliment you on your crew, especially 3 young gentlemen that work at GS desk. It was so refreshing to sit and listen to them laughing and joking together and it was obvious that all 3 were good friends apart from being co-workers. What made it so special was the fact that the group consisted of a Christian, a Hindu and a Muslim. What a shame that the rest of the world can not learn from these 3 young people in how to get along!

    • Adam

      We’re happy to hear you had a great cruise onboard Monarch of the Seas, Helen, thank you for your comment.

  5. Audun Eftedal

    Hi! Last year, we went on a wonderful trip on one of the RCCL ships, starting end ending in Rome and including two days in Istanbul. We would very much like to repeat this experience in April/May (or in the autumn) next year, but cannot find any such trip on the RCCL-program. However, we notice that new cruises are added from time to time, and would therefore like to know: Is there any likelihood that a Rome-Istanbul-Rome cruise will be added to the RCCL program for 2013? We have found a cruise on one of the Celebrity ships starting from Rome on May 6 that is suitable, but for sentimental reasons (and because we are emerald members of the Crown&Anchor Society, which seems to count for nothing on the Celebrity ships) we would definitely prefer one of the RCCL ships. Any hope?
    Yours,
    Audun Eftedal

    • Adam

      Audun, many thanks for your comments. You are correct that for 2013 we do not have any sailings to Istanbul from Rome as our programs have changed some. We will continue to review this as an option for future deployment.

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
Royal Caribbean's avatar
Royal Caribbean@RoyalCaribbean
@Tebow815 Before you know it, you'll be onboard! What are you most looking forward to?
Royal Caribbean's avatar
Royal Caribbean@RoyalCaribbean
@s_smith92 We're delighted to hear that! What did you enjoy most about sailing with Royal Caribbean?
Royal Caribbean's avatar
Royal Caribbean@RoyalCaribbean
@scmandavia Sorry for the difficulty. The SetSail Pass cannot be printed on the day of boarding. You will still be able to board the ship.
Royal Caribbean's avatar
Royal Caribbean@RoyalCaribbean
@COREYBUGG2 Yes, the Man City vs. Liverpool game will be aired onboard. Be sure to check your cruise compass for viewing times.
Need a weekend escape? http://bit.ly/1pbiFXj

Photo thanks to s_marie92.
Dream vacations are our specialty. Book by 8/20 and get up to $200 onboard credit PLUS 50% reduced deposit during our WOW Sale: http://bit.ly/1kJN8LY
Spend more days wearing flippers. http://bit.ly/1nXc1ie
Quantum's first passenger? A 30-foot-tall magenta polar bear created by artist Lawrence Argent. Get a first look at the world-class art collection onboard: http://bit.ly/QuantumArt
It's the final countdown - Quantum of the Seas arrives in the US in 100 days. When will you be sailing on our newest ship? http://bit.ly/1q5daWu
An entire fleet in the palm of your hand. Find the perfect vacation with the Royal Caribbean app: http://bit.ly/1sa4ul5

Image thanks to Instagram user cynsilva.
We're ready for you.

Photo captured by S.M. Tunli on Liberty of the Seas.
Soak it all in.

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

#royalwow views captured by guest poordany on Instagram.

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

  • Take the train throu Take the train through Alaska's interior. 22 hours + 4 minutes ago
  • Alaska views. Alaska views. 22 hours + 4 minutes ago
  • Alaska fjords. Alaska fjords. 22 hours + 5 minutes ago
  • Radiance of the Seas Radiance of the Seas docks in Seward, Alaska. 22 hours + 5 minutes ago
  • Swim in Mexico's cen Swim in Mexico's cenotes. 1 day + 22 hours ago
  • Take in the view fro Take in the view from the Kjerag Boulder. #norway 1 day + 22 hours ago
  • Find paradise. Find paradise. 1 day + 22 hours ago
  • Sleep in a tree hous Sleep in a tree house. 1 day + 22 hours ago
  • Beach days of summer Beach days of summer. 2 days + 21 hours ago
  • Take me to the ocean Take me to the ocean. 2 days + 21 hours ago
  • Views you'll be dreaming about. #sydney
  • Ready, set, sun. #royalwow
  • How do you spend your beach days? #cococay
  • Need a weekend escape? #bahamas
  • A real show stopper. #adventure
  • Today's to-do list: relax.
  • Ready for the Royal treatment? #oasis
  • Spend more days wearing flippers.
  • The most Caribbean fun per square mile. #cococay
  • Not your typical beach day. #labadee
Out of Office: Never Leave Home Without a Sense of Humor

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 11:32 AM

By Adam Goldstein, President &amp; COO, Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD One of the likely casualties of the rise of online communications is the travel disaster fueled by misinformation or no... Continue Here to Read More…

It’s Not Rocket Science – Keep Your Head in the Game

Thursday, July 31, 2014 9:20 AM

By Adam Goldstein, President &amp; COO, Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD This is intended as the first in a series of relatively easy to accomplish tasks that remarkably few aspiring managers actually... Continue Here to Read More…

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…