Today during the the FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show, the largest cruise conference and trade show in the Caribbean, it was announced that Adam Goldstein, President and COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., will become Chairman of the FCCA, effective January 1, 2017.
Micky Arison, Chairman of Carnival Corporation & plc and current FCCA Chairman, broke the news during the event’s CEO Roundtable, which featured both the current and future Chairman as they shared insight into the industry’s and their lines’ inner workings while addressing questions tailored to the region and increasing the audience’s cruise tourism business.
“I am honored to have served as FCCA Chairman for a total of more than a decade,” said Arison. “During this span, I have watched the growth of not only the Association, but also the partners we serve, and I know that Adam Goldstein will continue this mutual growth.”
“The cruise industry today is now a global industry player, and under Micky’s leadership, the FCCA has strengthened its relationships with the industry and our Caribbean and Latin American partners,” said Goldstein. “I am extremely proud to take over the chairmanship of the FCCA, and my main goal is to continue on this path by making sure the region is prepared to face the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in this highly competitive and globalized environment.”
Arison’s latest tenure as FCCA Chairman, beginning in January 2015, was shorter than his prior decade-long term, but in that brief span he helped the FCCA Platinum Membership continue to flourish by adding new members and benefits, along with assisting the partnership between the FCCA and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) to globalize and rebrand the FCCA’s quarterly magazine, Travel & Cruise, the official magazine of the cruise industry.
Goldstein seeks to continue the successful proactive and interactive approach and to further develop relationships with destinations through his hands-on dealings and unwavering dedication. By participating at FCCA meetings and events, he will keep a constant dialogue between the cruise lines and destination stakeholders to achieve mutual benefits. His wealth of knowledge about the industry and destinations will lead the way to successful operations for both.
Along with sitting on the FCCA Executive Committee for more than a decade and regularly attending FCCA events, Goldstein’s role as CLIA Chairman also gives him valuable experience to further chart a successful route for the FCCA and its partners.
“As Adam transitions out of his role as Global Chairman of CLIA this year, we are glad to see him move into this leadership role with FCCA,” said Cindy D’Aoust, President and CEO of CLIA. “Adam has made significant positive contributions to the cruise industry as CLIA’s Global Chair and throughout his career, and we thank him for his dedication and commitment.”