Royal Caribbean Cruises Appoints New Presidents and CEOs

Travel News Asia Videos Podcasts Latest Travel News Asia Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Royal Caribbean Cruises has named two senior company executives to chart the future course of the companys two largest brands.

Michael Bayley, who worked his way up from an assistant pursers position aboard the Nordic Prince, will serve as President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, while Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, whose career at the company began in the New England sales office, will serve as President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises.

Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises, said, To recognize these two incredibly talented people with these vital leadership positions after years of dedication, effort and innovative thinking is gratifying for everyone here. I am impressed with the skills they have demonstrated over the course of their careers, and I am excited to see where they take these powerful brands next.

Bayley assumes Royals helm after a successful term as Celebritys President and CEO.

At Celebrity, he delivered strong results while building the companys modern luxury positioning, which resonated successfully with Celebritys sophisticated customer base. Before his Celebrity role, Bayley served in several senior roles at Royal Caribbean International, including Executive Vice President of Operations. He is credited for playing a key role in the companys international expansion, helping launch company operations in markets around the world.

Bayley said, Royal Caribbean International is a brand with an incredible history and unlimited potential. The ships, personified in the new Quantum class, are some of the best and most innovative in the world. And the crews that service Royal Caribbean International guests have a track record of delighting guests from every culture around the world. I look forward to an exciting future as we raise our game to an even higher level of performance.

Lutoff-Perlo began her company career as a district sales manager in her native New England. She moves to her new role from her position as Executive Vice President, Operations at Royal Caribbean, where she played a critical role in the recent successful launch of Quantum of the Seas, the first in the companys newest class of ships. After a successful sales career, Lutoff-Perlo made her mark as a specialist at bringing new ships to market for both Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity. In addition to the Quantum class, she played a key role in the launch of Royal Caribbean Internationals Voyager and Radiance classes, as well as Celebritys Solstice Class.

Lutoff-Perlo, said, Celebrity Cruises has done a remarkable job differentiating itself in a crowded and competitive premium marketplace, and with its newly announced Edge class ships, the brand has the opportunity to push its leadership position even farther. Im excited to tackle that challenge with a team of men and women I know well, including crews that consistently exceed our guests highest expectations.

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