Royal Caribbean Cruises has appointed Adam
Goldstein, one of the cruise industry's most respected leaders, to
serve as Vice Chairman.
Goldstein, a 30-year RCL veteran, will
assume his new post in May, after having served as RCL's President
and Chief Operating Officer since 2014.
RCL's chairman and CEO, Richard Fain, said,
"Adam has played a pivotal role in our success since he joined the
company in 1988. He has exerted a positive influence across the
company and provides exemplary leadership in our industry and in
the communities we serve. As Adam transitions to his new role, I
look forward to working with him to continue to build on these
In his new
role, Goldstein will continue to oversee RCL's global government
relations and destination development efforts, and will represent
the company in industry associations. Both areas have been a
constant focus for Goldstein across a career filled with challenging assignments.
Goldstein began his career with
RCL in 1988. He has served in numerous senior roles, including
president and CEO of the Royal Caribbean International brand. He
led the brand during the introduction of the Oasis- and
Freedom-class ships and has been a driver of the company's global
Goldstein has also played a prominent role in
industry affairs. He currently serves as chair of the
Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association and previously served as
chair of Cruise Lines International Association (2015-16) and the
Travel Industry Association of America (2001, now US Travel).
Goldstein, together with his family, has been deeply involved
in concussion awareness issues. He also serves on the Energy Security Leadership Council, the President's Advisory Council of
Princeton University and is actively involved with the INSEAD business school, where he received his MBA, as well as Harvard Law
School, where he received his J.D.
Goldstein said: "It remains an incredible
privilege to work with the men and women of RCL, who help create
the memories of a lifetime for our guests, and who know the
importance of doing good while we do well. I look forward to
focusing my efforts in a few key areas where I can help advance
the cause of both RCL and the cruise industry."