Adam Goldstein has been named president and chief operating officer of Royal Caribbean Cruises, the company announced earlier.
Goldstein, a 25-year company veteran, had spent the previous 12 years as president and chief executive of the company’s largest cruise line, Royal Caribbean International.
“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 Fain, chairman and chief executive officer of Royal Caribbean Cruises.
“In this new role, Adam will be able to put his broad worldview and strategic insights to use leading our varied cross-functional teams.”
As well as working with Fain on the company’s strategic direction, Goldstein’s portfolio will include human resources, information technology, supply chain, corporate communications, safety and environment, government relations, guest port operations and commercial development.
“We believe that it’s important for our brands to have their own personalities and business plans,” Fain said.
“But it’s also important to pursue best practices, and to make sure that the insights we learn within individual lines can be applied to the entire company’s benefit.
“When we do that, we are a stronger business.”
Goldstein said he was looking forward to the challenge.
“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.”
Goldstein begins his new responsibilities immediately, Fain said.
A search for a new leader for the Royal Caribbean International line is underway.
In the meantime, Goldstein will assist with transition while he also takes up his new responsibilities.