The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) named Arnold Donald, president and CEO of Carnival Corporation, as Global Chair, effective January 1, 2017.
Donald succeeds Adam Goldstein, President and COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises, who had 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.”
“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.”