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Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd News

Royal Caribbean Names Miller SVP & Chief Human Resources

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. said it has named Laura B. Miller senior vice president and chief human resources officer, report directly to chairman and CEO, Richard D. Fain.   Miller joins Royal Caribbean with more than 25 years of experience implementing human resources strategies, having most recently served as SVP and chief human resources officer for ADT Corporation. Prior to that, Miller was the chief human resources officer for Coca-Cola Refreshments.   Miller graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Industry and Labor Relations.   As of December 31, 2017, Royal

Michael Bayley

RCCL: Bayley, Lutoff-Perlo take CEO Posts

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE, OSLO: RCL) named two senior company executives to lead the company’s two largest brands. Michael Bayley, who worked his way up from an assistant purser’s position aboard the Nordic Prince, will serve as President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International. Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, whose career at the company began in the New England sales office, will serve as President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises.  “This is a happy day for Michael and Lisa, and a proud day for all of us at the company,” said Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal

Royal Caribbean Selects Quintiq Software

  Quintiq, a Dassault Systèmes company, announced that Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has selected its software solution to optimize the assignment of more than 80,000 crew members across its various brands and ships globally.   As a global company, Royal Caribbean required a solution that could handle increasingly complex workforce planning conditions unique to the cruise business, and its manual approach to crew planning and scheduling was time-consuming and left no room for optimization.   Quintiq is able to incorporate all the rules, regulations and requirements of its

Photo: MEYER WERFT

Cruise Shipping: RCL's 'Quantum of the Seas' Delivered

First Ship of New Class for Royal Caribbean MEYER WERFT delivered the 167,800-gt cruise ship Quantum of the Seas to the U.S. cruise operator Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. yesterday in Bremerhaven. According to the builder, the first ship of the Quantum class sets new standards in terms of eco-friendliness, featuring highly energy-efficient systems, optimized hydrodynamics, heat recovery, an effective underwater paint coating, a state-of-the-art exhaust gas treatment plant (hybrid scrubber) as well as energy-saving LED lighting systems. The ship can accommodate 4,180 guests in 2,090 cabins

Jim Berra (Photo: Royal Caribbean International)

Berra Named Marketing Head at Royal Caribbean

Cruise line Royal Caribbean International has hired Jim Berra as its new chief marketing officer. As CMO, Berra will be responsible for all aspects of Royal Caribbean’s marketing program, including brand strategy and positioning, consumer and trade advertising, web and loyalty marketing, research, brand development and communications. He will report to the cruise line’s president and chief executive officer, Michael Bayley. Berra most recently served as senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Carnival Cruise Line where he oversaw the company's advertising, public

Janne Luukkonen (© MV WERFTEN)

MV WERFTEN Promotes Luukkonen

cruise ships and the Endeavor Class exploration yachts starts early 2018,” he said.   Luukkonen studied at the Helsinki University of Technology and is a naval architect. He has long-time experience in building large cruise ships, and has worked as a project manager for companies such as Royal Caribbean Cruises

Photo courtesy of RCCL

Quantum of the Seas to Embark on World Tour in 2015

World Travelers will not need to trek out to New York City to catch Quantum of the Seas, the most anticipated cruise ship to-date. The ship will come to them. Royal Caribbean International has announced the details of the Quantum Global Odyssey, a 53-night epic journey, departing May 2, 2015, from the New York-metropolitan area to its new home in Shanghai (Baoshan), China. Quantum of the Seas will take its never-before-seen-at-sea experience globally to savvy vacationers after the ship’s inaugural winter season in New York from Nov. 2014 through Apr. 2015. Guests sailing the entire Quantum

Captain Kate McCue (Photo: Celebrity Cruises)

Cruise Industry Gets First American Female Captain

graduate of California State University’s California Maritime Academy, Captain McCue has held a variety of roles in the maritime industry, beginning as a cadet and deck officer, then working through a series of successively more responsible positions to her most recent role as Master Mariner with Royal Caribbean International. McCue has earned numerous certifications in a variety of areas pertaining to leadership navigation, ship management and security.    "Becoming the first female American captain of a cruise ship has been a goal of mine for as long as I can remember,&rdquo

Ken Muskat (Photo: CLIA)

CLIA Names Muskat Trade Relations Committee Chairman

on CLIA’s travel agency and agent relations, training, professional development programs, partnerships, research and membership initiatives.   Prior to his role at MSC Cruises, Muskat served in a variety of senior executive roles in marketing, sales, consumer outreach and onboard revenue at Royal Caribbean International. During this time, he hosted the cruise industry’s first weekly online radio show for both travel agents and consumers which ran for 22 weeks and reached more than  24,000 listeners a week.    A graduate of the University of Hartford, Muskat has dedicated

MOL Names Nakamura as SVP Transpacific, Caribbean and Latin Trade

MOL (America) Inc. welcomes Junya Nakamura as Senior Vice President of Transpacific, Caribbean, Latin (West Coast South America) Trade. For the Transpacific Trade, he will report to Richard Hiller, executive vice president, MOL Line and for the Caribbean and Latin Trade, he will report to Yutaka Hinooka, chief operating officer, MOL Liner, Ltd. Nakamura joined MOL in 1985, most recently serving as general manager of the MOL (Japan), Ltd. administrative group. He earned his undergraduate bachelor of law degree from Waseda University and has also held positions in container operations; import and

Michelle Sutter (Photo: Fathom)

Carnival’s Fathom Names Senior Sales Leader

new “social impact travel” brand.   A 15-year cruise industry veteran, Sutter joins Fathom from Holland America Line and Seabourn where she was business development manager since 2013. Sutter previously served in several sales roles of increasing responsibility at Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean International.   Sutter earned a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American studies and Spanish from Simon Fraser University. She also actively supports the Umoja Operation Compassion Society by working with low-income immigrants living in British Columbia. Sutter is fluent in English, French

Haaijer Joins Boskalis Supervisory Board

I. Haaijer was named to a four year term on the Supervisory Board of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. She was appointed during the company’s Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders on November 10.   Haaijer fulfills the function of President & CEO of DSM Food Specialties and is member of the Business Council of Royal DSM N.V. Haaijer has formerly occupied the positions of Non-Executive Director and Board Member of RPC Group Ltd, President of DSM Personal Care and CEO of Philips AVENT.

Brian Hall

Hall Joins Bouchard Transportation

and environmental protection. In his new position, Hall will report to Mike Brady, VP Health, Safety, Security and Environment and be based in Tampa, Fla. A graduate of Maine Maritime Academy with a degree in Marine Engineering, Hall most recently worked as the Technical Operations Manager for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines where he was responsible for the safety of over 18,000 passengers and 9,000 crew members on a weekly basis. Prior to that, Hall worked as a Senior Ship Manager for Carnival Cruise Lines and spent four years at Golden Pass LNG Marine Terminal as a Marine Technical Superintendent

Kevin Hawes  (Photo: TMG)

Hawes Joins TMG

; Seattle-based maritime services company and consultancy The Maritime Group (TMG) International Ltd., as Business Development Manager and Senior Consultant. Based at TMG’s London office at Victoria Embankment, he brings a wealth of commercial experience gained since leaving the British Royal Navy as a Lieutenant Commander in 1993. His appointment comes as TMG continues to grow, including a new website and recent ISO 9001 quality accreditation. Hawes' maritime experience was developed from 17 years in the Royal Naval Submarine Service to, more recently, sales of marine terminal

Jason Montague

Montague named Prestige Cruise President, COO

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq:NCLH) announced today that Jason Montague has been named President and Chief Operating Officer of Prestige Cruise Holdings, Inc. effective today, following the resignation of Kunal S. Kamlani.   Montague was instrumental in launching Oceania Cruises in 2002 and is widely regarded as one of the original co-founders of the company. "As we continue to refine the future organization, Jason stands out as a leader who is knowledgeable about the brands and is so passionate about them," said Kevin Sheehan, president and chief executive officer of

Courtesy Royal Boskalis

Haaijer Nominated to Boskalis' Board

Ilona Haaijer has been nominated as member of the supervisory board of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., following the board's decision to increase the number of its members from six to seven. Haaijer has the Dutch nationality and is President & CEO of DSM Food Specialties and member of the Business Council of Royal DSM N.V. Haaijer has formerly occupied the positions of Non-Executive Director and Board Member of RPC Group Ltd, President of DSM Personal Care and CEO of Philips AVENT.   The nomination for appointment as member of the supervisory board for a period of four

Yasmin Fortuny (Photo: Viega)

Viega Names Fortuny Technical Manager

Viega LLC has hired Yasmin Fortuny as its new technical manager for its shipbuilding and cruise business development division in the Florida, Puerto Rico, Bahamas and Caribbean regions.   In this position, Fortuny is responsible for positioning Viega as the primary choice for marine applications within the cruise line, shipbuilding, mega-yacht, commercial-vessel and military markets. She is also responsible for promoting all of Viega’s marine-approved products, educating key end users and promotion and distribution across all marine channels.   Fortuny has more than 14 years of