Celebrity Cruises announced the promotion of Gregory Purdy to SVP of operations. Previously VP of marine operations for the modern luxury line, Purdy now will complement his leadership of Celebrity's marine operations with that of Celebrity's hotel operations, including entertainment, food & beverage, housekeeping, casino, AquaSpa/fitness and retail operations.
Purdy joined sister line Royal Caribbean International in 2001 to manage its safety training program. His responsibilities grew to encompass the company’s safety and environmental programs; development of comprehensive fleet quality assurance systems; and coordination with authorities for numerous innovative aspects of Celebrity's Solstice Class ships.
In addition to the Marine group, Purdy now also leads the extraordinary team that developed all aspects of Celebrity's modern luxury experience, including specialty restaurants like the industry-first Lawn Club Grill, Qsine, Mediterranean-themed Blu and Murano; spa-inspired AquaClass accommodations; the Celebrity iLounge and aerial acts.
Purdy serves on the Board of Directors of Children's Harbor, a non-profit organization in Broward County assisting children and families.
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