Royal Caribbean Cruises today announced the appointment of Maritza G. Montiel, retired Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman, Deloitte LLP, to its Board of Directors. Her appointment is effective as of December 18.

"It is my pleasure to welcome Ms. Montiel to our board of directors," said Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. "Her 35 years of involvement in professional services, as well as her experience advising Fortune Global 500 companies in numerous industries, will be a valuable addition to the board."

Montiel served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of Deloitte LLP from 2011 until her retirement in May 2014. Prior, she held numerous senior management roles at Deloitte, including Managing Partner (Leadership Development and Succession, Deloitte University) from 2009 to 2011, and Regional Managing Partner from 2001 to 2009. During Montiel's tenure at Deloitte, she was the Advisory Partner for many engagements in which Deloitte was the principal auditor.  Montiel currently serves on the Boards of Directors of AptarGroup, Inc. and McCormick & Company.