Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Board of Directors has appointed Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation & plc, as Global Chair, effective January 1, 2017. Donald succeeds Adam M. Goldstein, President and COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., who has served as CLIA Global Chairman since January 2015.
"The cruise industry continues to grow and evolve at a record pace, making CLIA's role more important than ever to act as a singular voice and advocate on behalf of the entire global cruise community," said Donald, who as CEO of Carnival Corporation oversees 10 global cruise brands. "I'm honored to take on this role, and look forward to building on the great work CLIA is doing." "We are proud to welcome Arnold as our new Chair. Under his leadership, we will continue to support the interests and vision for the cruise industry," said Cindy D'Aoust, president and CEO, CLIA. "It has been a privilege to work alongside Adam and we thank him for his work and dedication as CLIA Chair."
During his time as Global Chair, Goldstein was instrumental in operationalizing CLIA's mission as the unified voice and leading authority for the global cruise community. He actively worked to promote the industry's interests with key stakeholders around the world and to increase economic benefits and mitigate risks, including advancing CLIA maritime leadership in both wastewater and emissions technologies and practices. Effective, January 1, 2017, Goldstein assumes the role of Chairman of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association.
"It was a privilege to serve as CLIA Global Chair. The cruise industry is fortunate to have many capable people leading the industry, and CLIA brings them together to advance all our interests, from cruise lines and Executive Partners to travel agents and agencies," said Goldstein. "Under Arnold's leadership, CLIA will continue to offer a unified voice to help all of our members seize every possible opportunity to succeed."
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 23 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.
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