Adam Goldstein has been named president and chief operating officer of Royal Caribbean Cruises.
Goldstein has been holding the titles at Royal Caribbean International for 12 years and first joined the cruise company in 1998.
He will work with RCCL’s chairman and CEO Richard Fain overseeing HR, IT, supply chain, corporate communications, safety & environment, government relations, guest port operations and commercial development.
“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 Fain. “In this new role, Adam will be able to put his broad worldview and strategic insights to use leading our varied cross-functional teams.”
Goldstein will take up his new responsibilities with immediate effect.
“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,” he said.
A search is now on for Goldstein’s replacement.