Royal Caribbean’s Michael Bayley to head Celebrity Cruises

Michael Bayley

MICHAEL Bayley, most recently executive vice president of operations for Royal Caribbean International, has been appointed president & CEO of sister cruise line Celebrity Cruises, effective August 13.

He replaces Dan Hanrahan, who has left to become president & CEO of hair salon chain Regis Corporation.

Bayley has been with Royal Caribbean Cruises for over 30 years. He previously spent four years as EVP – international, overseeing the international expansion of the cruise line operator’s three brands (Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises).

Prior to that, he was SVP – International, leading Royal Caribbean Cruises’ business activities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Bayley serves on the board of TUI Cruises, a German joint venture cruise line started by Royal Caribbean Cruises and TUI AG. He is also a member of the executive committee of the European Cruise Council.

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