The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has appointed a new chairman – CEO of Carnival Corporation Arnold Donald will succeed Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Adam Goldstein.
Mr Donald will be starting the new position from January 1, 2017 after Mr Goldstein finishes his two-year term.
“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 Mr Donald.
“I’m honored to take on this role, and look forward to building on the great work CLIA is doing,” said President and CEO of CLIA, Cindy D’Aoust.
“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. It has been a privilege to work alongside Adam and we thank him for his work and dedication as CLIA chair.”
Mr Goldstein has made an incredibly valuable contribution to the cruise industry, especially promoting the industry’s interest with key stakeholders around the world. He has also helped increase the awareness of cruising among the wider public and has also worked on facilitating economic growth and mitigating risks in the industry.
To listen to Mr Donald’s view on the cruise industry in an interview with Skift, click here.