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Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Names Del Busto Chief Human Resources Officer
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Names Del Busto Chief Human Resources Officer
 
Miami-September 5, 2006-Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has named long-time Human Resources (HR) executive Maria Del Busto its vice president of Human Resources. In her new role, Del Busto will be the company's chief human resources officer and assume lead responsibility for the company's HR functions worldwide serving over 40,000 employees. Del Busto will report to company Chairman and CEO Richard D. Fain.

Del Busto has held leadership roles in her field for more than 23 years, most recently, as vice president of Corporate Human Resources at Royal Caribbean, a job she has held since 2000. Her new position adds responsibilities for global facilities and shipboard HR to current tasks, which include compensation and benefits, global recruiting, employee relations, HR systems, training and development, and union negotiations.

Previously, Del Busto served as senior vice president, Corporate and Field Human Resource Services, for Fortis Health. Earlier, she worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

"Maria has made significant advances in our company's human resource systems and practices," said Fain. "She is a strong leader at the forefront of her profession and we are delighted she has accepted this new challenge."

"I am thrilled to have been given the broader opportunity to build the tremendous talent that exists in the organization," said Del Busto, "and I look forward to elevating the global human resources organization to Best in Class, while continuing our focus of being an employer of choice."

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is a global cruise vacation company that operates Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises, with a combined total of 29 ships and six under construction. The company also offers unique land-tour vacations in Alaska, Canada and Europe through its cruise-tour division.

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