Adam Goldstein has been named president and COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises.
Goldstein, a 25-year company veteran, had spent the previous 12 years as president and CEO of the company's largest cruise line, Royal Caribbean International.
Goldstein has worked with Richard D. Fain, chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises on the company's strategic direction. Goldstein's portfolio will include human resources, information technology, supply chain, corporate communications, safety & environment, government relations, guest port operations and commercial development.
Goldstein begins his new responsibilities immediately. A search for a new leader for the Royal Caribbean International line is underway. Goldstein will assist with transition while he also takes up his new responsibilities.
Goldstein joined the company in 1988, and served in a number of positions before taking the helm of Royal Caribbean International, including SVP, total guest satisfaction; SVP, marketing; and corporate secretary to the company's Board of Directors.
Goldstein is a member of the Washington-based Energy Security Leadership Council. He served on the board of the Travel Industry Association of America (now the U.S. Travel Association) from 1993 to 2012, and is a member of the advisory board for Our Kids, which is engaged in foster care and related services for Florida youth.
Goldstein graduated with honors from Princeton University. He also has a law degree fromHarvard University and an MBA with distinction from the French business school INSEAD. Goldstein and his wife have two children and live in Coral Gables, Fla.