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Royal Caribbean names Michael Bayley new CEO of cruise line


Royal Caribbean announced its new President and CEO today, Michael Bayley, to be the head of Royal Caribbean International.

Bayley's appointment is effective immediately.

Bayley was previously the CEO of sister company Celebrity Cruises.  Prior to his time at the head of Celebrity, 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 company’s international expansion, helping launch company operations in markets around the world.

Bayley replaces Adam Goldstein, who was promoted to Royal Caribbean Ltd Chief Operating Officer back in April of 2014.

Bayley commented on his new position, "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."