CLIA Appoints Adam M. Goldstein as 2019 Global Chair

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 8, 2019) — Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world's largest cruise industry trade organization, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Adam M. Goldstein, Vice Chairman, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., as Global Chair, effective January 1, 2019. Goldstein succeeds Arnold Donald, President and CEO, Carnival Corporation & plc. who served as CLIA Global Chairman since January 2017.

"I'm honored to take on this role for the second time and look forward to building on the great work that Arnold has accomplished during his time as Chair," said Goldstein. "As the cruise industry continues to grow globally, it's exceptionally important that we work together to ensure a positive experience for our guests and for the destinations we visit. I'm excited to collaborate with all of our constituencies to pursue this vision."

Goldstein previously served as CLIA Global Chair in 2015 and 2016 and has remained on the CLIA Global Executive Committee for the past two years. In addition to his more than 30-year tenure with RCL, he most recently served as the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Charmain, CLIA's sister association.

"Adam is a proven leader and his experience is invaluable to the cruise industry. I welcome the opportunity to work alongside him as CLIA continues to advance the common interests of our community," said Kelly Craighead, President & CEO. "As Adam returns as Chair, CLIA thanks Arnold Donald for his outstanding leadership over the past two years. Arnold's focus on results empowered CLIA to be an ever-stronger organization focused on adding value to our members and the industry. We look forward to his continued leadership on the Global Executive Committee."

 

 

About Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) – One Industry, One Voice
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the world's largest cruise industry trade association, providing a unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community. The association has 15 offices globally with representation in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. CLIA supports policies and practices that foster a safe, secure, healthy and sustainable cruise ship environment for the more than 24 million passengers who cruise annually and is dedicated to promote the cruise travel experience. Members are comprised of the world's most prestigious ocean, river and specialty cruise lines; a highly trained and certified travel agent community; and cruise line suppliers and partners, including ports & destinations, ship development, suppliers and business services. The organization's mission is to be the unified global organization that helps its members succeed by advocating, educating and promoting for the common interests of the cruise community. For more information, visit http://www.cruising.org/ or follow Cruise Lines International Association on CLIA Facebook and Twitter pages.

 

PRESS CONTACT:

Sarah Kennedy

Director, Public Relations Director, Public Relations

skennedy@cruising.org

 

Louise Prior

Director, Public Relations

lprior@cruising.org

 

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