Friday, December 12, 2014

Royal Caribbean Promotes Two

By Mark Edward Nero

Royal Caribbean Cruises has named Michael Bayley president and CEO of Royal Caribbean Intl., a position that had been vacant since April, when Adam Goldstein was promoted to president and COO of RCCL, the parent company for a number of cruise lines, including Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises.

As a result of Bayley’s promotion, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, formerly executive vice president of operations at Royal Caribbean Intl., is replacing Bayley as president and CEO at Celebrity Cruises. Both appointments are effective immediately.

Both appointees are Royal Caribbean veterans. Bayley worked his way up from an assistant purser's position aboard the Nordic Prince. Lutoff-Perlo’s career with the company began in its New England sales office.

“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,” Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Chairman and CEO Richard Fain said.

Before his Celebrity’s President and CEO, Bayley served in several senior roles at Royal Caribbean Intl., including Executive Vice President of Operations.

Lutoff-Perlo began her company career as a district sales manager in New England, and after a successful sales career, 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 International's Voyager and Radiance classes, as well as Celebrity’s Solstice Class, according to Royal Caribbean.