Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) has appointed Adam Goldstein as vice chairman, a post he will assume in May.
Goldstein, a 30-year RCL veteran, has served as RCL’s president and COO since 2014.
In his new role, he will continue to oversee RCL’s global government relations and destination development efforts, and will represent the company in industry associations.
Goldstein told TTG Asia: “As it relates to Asia-Pacific, I see my new role as completely in sync with my current role. I will continue to apply myself to establishing relationships with key constituencies in the region including government and media. We aim to grow in the region as we have already been doing and that will require additional infrastructure. As everywhere else in the world, we need to ensure our growth unfolds in a responsible and sustainable way. And we need to communicate to the region the amazing products and services that our brands provide and why they are a fantastic vacation choice.”
The cruise industry veteran began his career with RCL in 1988. He has served in numerous senior roles, including president and CEO of the Royal Caribbean International brand.
Goldstein has also played a prominent role in industry affairs. He currently serves as chair of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association was previously chair of Cruise Lines International Association (2015-16) and the Travel Industry Association of America (2001, now US Travel).
Note: This article has been updated to include Goldstein’s comment about his latest appointment.