Royal Caribbean Cruises has announced that Michael Bayley has been promoted to president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, replacing Dan Hanrahan, whose departure was recently announced. Bayley will report directly to Richard D. Fain, chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises. Bayley has been with Royal Caribbean for over 30 years, most recently as EVP of operations. Prior to this role, Bayley served as EVP — international, where he oversaw the international expansion for the company.
“In his role as executive vice president — international, Michael successfully spearheaded our aggressive expansion efforts into emerging and high-growth markets, and most recently has overseen all operations for Royal Caribbean International,” said Fain. “Fortunately, Celebrity has a very strong management team to build on and I am delighted that Michael will bring his vision, passion and drive to bear on the continued growth of this important brand.”
In a related move, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo will be promoted to SVP of operations for Royal Caribbean International, reporting to Adam Goldstein, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International. Lutoff-Perlo is a 27-year veteran of the company who has served in a variety of roles within both Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean International. Most recently, Lutoff-Perlo served as SVP of hotel operations for Celebrity Cruises. In that role, she oversaw all the hotel operations of the brand, including the highly successful introduction of the Solstice-class of ships. Prior to her tour of duty with Celebrity Cruises, Lutoff-Perlo was in charge of product marketing and strategic alliances for Royal Caribbean International. In the past, she has also served both brands in a variety of increasingly senior sales role.
“I am happy to welcome Lisa back to our team,” said Goldstein. “Given her tremendous accomplishments leading Celebrity’s highly successful hotel operations, I am excited to have her in this expanded role.”
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