This Week in Cruise: Royal Caribbean Appoints New President and COO, Un-Cruise Adventures Reveals New Small Ship Voyages

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.

Un-Cruise Adventures released its full 2015 schedule of small ship adventure cruises with 15 itineraries in Alaska’s Inside Passage, Mexico’s Sea of Cortés, Hawaiian Islands, Columbia & Snake Rivers, coastal Washington and British Columbia. New in 2015, the line increased its cruises visiting Glacier Bay in Alaska and the number of cruises offered on the Columbia and Snake Rivers.

Travelers choose between three expedition vessels, three yachts and one replica coastal steamer carrying 22-88 guests. 

Silversea Cruises introduced Silver Simplicity, its new simplified sales program for groups. Silver Simplicity is available for new group bookings on all future 2014 and 2015 voyages, replacing the Group Amenity Point (GAP) program.

Silversea is offering incentives to drive up group travel, suggesting travel agents target local schools, companies, houses of worship and other organizations to generate interest. Groups that reserve back-to-back voyages will enjoy the applicable Onboard Spending Credit for each voyage depending on the length of sailing. Onboard Spending Credits are not available for groups booked on expedition cruises.

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