Sea ViewsFrom President and COO, Adam Goldstein

Sea Views Blog with Adam Goldstein

Royal Caribbean International Wins Big at the Travel Weekly Awards; And More on 2010 Planning

A victorious evening for Royal Caribbean International at the Travel Weekly Awards in the Big Apple! A real tribute to all of the men and women who work for this great brand. We won Best Cruise Line Overall, Best Caribbean Cruise Line, Best Cruise Ship Overall (Freedom of the Seas) and Best Sales and Service. Not only that but our sister brand Celebrity Cruises won Best Premium Cruise Line, Best Cruise Ship Rookie (Celebrity Solstice) and Best Cruise Ship Premium (Celebrity Solstice). So our two brands won 7 of the 11 awards. Outstanding.

A reader posted an interest in knowing more about our 2010 Plan that I referenced in my previous entry. Obviously the content of our annual operating plan is confidential and I would not disclose any of it. Some things about next year are obvious and I have commented on them through the brief history of this blog. We need to prepare for the arrival of Allure of the Seas late next year. We need to leverage the incredible publicity that has surrounded Oasis of the Seas for the benefit of the entire fleet. We need to continue our aggressive global expansion.

In general, the Plan process involves hard thinking about where each department is and needs to be. The same is true for the brand overall. There are inevitable tradeoffs especially in the current environment. We start the Plan process in the spring and it continues until the end of the year. Every area would love to have more resources to accomplish their objectives faster and better. No surprises there. The key is the caliber of the dialogue and the professionalism of the participants. There has to be mutual respect. I believe it is helpful that most of our leaders have diverse management experience and can see the plan picture and the tradeoffs from more than just their current departmental point of view. Besides our internal dialogue we have had a robust and helpful interaction with Richard Fain, Brian Rice (CFO) and our Board of Directors.

Today is my final staff meeting (Brand Ops) of the year. Most of the team will go on vacation next week and deservedly so. I believe “A Tale of Two Cities” starts out “It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.” That pretty much sums up 2009 for Royal Caribbean International. We are looking forward to 2010. Happy Holidays to all.

One response to:
“Royal Caribbean International Wins Big at the Travel Weekly Awards; And More on 2010 Planning”

  1. Travelscore

    Dear responsible,

    as we did not receive any reply from you since we sent the first email, we are now contacting you again.

    PREVIOUS EMAIL was the following:

    Object: 2010 Press Media trip on “Oasis of the Sea”

    With the present we are asking media contacts informations for Italy (press and photos) and U.S.A. (TV program).
    Our Italian office, based in Livorno,Tuscany, is focused on “magazines articles” with images and “luxury travels rating” (gourmet, overnight, tours) meanwhile the U.S.A. office has it’s own TV program in California and national TV network.

    Basically we need a specific contact in order to organize a free crew press trip in exchange of media services for your company in 2010.

    Our executive staff is composed by the following professional members:

    from Italy

    Mr. Luca Centoni
    Professional Travel Journalist

    Miss Michela Caroti
    Professional Photographer & Gourmet Journalist

    Mr. Paolo Emilio Centoni (child 9 years old)
    Actor starring several TV shows for children & adult on SKY TV,Italy
    Subject of several magazine articles about family’s travels and children parks and destinations

    from U.S.A.

    Mr. james Ehrlich
    Professional TV Director

    Mrs. Helen Blanc
    TV Journalist

    Thanking you in advance for your assistance we look forward to hear news from you

    with compliments,


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Connect With us

Tab indicator
Royal Caribbean's avatar
Royal Caribbean@RoyalCaribbean
@EP_Fisher NY will welcome Freedom-class Liberty of the Seas, and then Quantum’s sister ship Anthem of the Seas for Winter 2015 season.
Royal Caribbean's avatar
Royal Caribbean@RoyalCaribbean
@stevenfoster4 @MyRoyalUK Please contact us at +44 (0) 844 493 4005 or so we can help.
Royal Caribbean's avatar
Royal Caribbean@RoyalCaribbean
@stevenfoster4 @MyRoyalUK @costacrociere Hi Steve - We're sorry to hear this. How can we help?
Royal Caribbean's avatar
Royal Caribbean@RoyalCaribbean
@AB_for_3 @DoctorDre3000 We're ready when you are!
Royal Caribbean's avatar
Royal Caribbean@RoyalCaribbean
St. Thomas: 32 square miles of #paradise.
When are you constantly moving, but always in the same place? 
Next step in building #QuantumOfTheSeas: putting the azipods into place.
Countdown to November: Today the final block of #QuantumOfTheSeas was moved into place. 
You've got questions, he's got answers. CEO Adam Goldstein is hosting a Google hangout today at 1:30 / 12:30 CST to talk about Quantum dining: 
Watch Adam Goldstein and Moderator Colleen McDaniel as they answer questions and discuss the latest innovations coming to Quantum of the Seas
Get a taste of our next Quantum reveal. Stay tuned for an exciting announcement next week.
Disembark to a new world. #norway  
So much more to explore.  #stmaarten  
The options are endless.  #allureoftheseas  
Cross Europe off your bucket list. Booking is now open for Anthem of the Seas and Allure of the Seas 2015 sailings (and Allure has a few new stops on her itinerary): 

JavaScript and Flash are required to view video content. View the playlist on YouTube.

  • See you soon. #oasis See you soon. #oasisoftheseas #cruise 1 hour + 46 minutes ago
  • Cool your feet in Du Cool your feet in Dunn's River Falls in Jamaica. 3 hours + 38 minutes ago
  • Crystal Clear Water, Crystal Clear Water, Bahamas. 7 hours + 18 minutes ago
  • Glass Window Bridge Glass Window Bridge in Eleuthera, Bahamas. Where the the Atlantic meets the Caribbean. 1 day + 4 hours ago
  • Atlantis, Paradise I Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas. 1 day + 4 hours ago
  • The Swimming Pigs Of The Swimming Pigs Of Big Major Cay, Bahamas. 1 day + 4 hours ago
  • Umbrellas, stripes, Umbrellas, stripes, and white sand beaches in the Bahamas. 1 day + 4 hours ago
  • A man performing on A man performing on a beach in Ipanema, Brazil. 2 days + 3 hours ago
  • Aerial view of the A Aerial view of the Andes Mountains, seen through the clouds. 2 days + 3 hours ago
  • Rio de Janeiro, Braz Rio de Janeiro, Brazil seen from Christ the Redeemer. 2 days + 3 hours ago
  • The ultimate comfort food: thick-cut potato chips with pan-fried onion dip. Coming this November to Michael's Genuine Pub onboard Quantum of the Seas. (Link to full menu in our profile.)
  • Love 150 Central Park? We're partnering with Michael Schwartz again to create his newest restaurant onboard Quantum of the Seas. All this week we're giving you a sneak peek of the menu (or follow the
  • When are you constantly moving, but always in the same place?
  • Your chance to be the captain.
  • Skip along the tree tops in St. Maarten.
  • Not to be missed in Labadee: speeding 30 mph down the Santa Maria Mountain on our Dragon's Tail coaster.
  • We're one step closer to Quantum's maiden voyage. The construction team at Meyer Werft
 in Papenburg, Germany has moved her azipods into place.
  • See CocoCay by kayak (and check in this weekend for our favorite adventures in Labadee and St. Maarten, too).
  • Freedom and Navigator docked in Cozumel, Mexico. (Image thanks to @nt1129)
  • "One lap to go, or maybe three... tonight's dessert can be guilt free."
Quantum Class Ships: Empowering Guests to Take Full Control of Their Dining Experience

Thursday, April 10, 2014 2:14 PM

Hi everyone. I’m excited to begin our Quantum of the Seas blog series by sharing details about a new approach to dining at sea onboard Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum Class ships. Our... Continue Here to Read More…

How to Connect with a Colleague When You Have Conflicting Interests

Monday, March 10, 2014 10:11 AM

We are not all the same.  Not in life and not in business.  As a consequence, maintaining a healthy perspective on differences among people is a critical success factor in a business career. Some... Continue Here to Read More…

Humorous Travel Stories

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 3:30 PM

It might be my impending trip to Shanghai for dinner with four red eye flights in five nights.  I want to believe this will be tolerable.  So I find myself thinking of some of the humorous things I... Continue Here to Read More…

Why We Needed Bumper Cars to Go Head to Head

Friday, February 14, 2014 1:56 PM

Guest post by Nick Weir I’m Nick Weir, the Vice President of Entertainment at Royal Caribbean International.  As usual we’ve been hard at work and are very focused on Quantum of the Seas in... Continue Here to Read More…

She’s Back…Navigator of the Seas Emerges After Massive Makeover

Friday, February 7, 2014 6:20 PM

Guest blog by Lisa Lutoff-Perlo It’s a very exciting week for us here at Royal Caribbean International. After spending a month in drydock, we’re pleased to announce Navigator of the Seas is... Continue Here to Read More…

Productivity Hacks: Build a Great Team at Work and at Home

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12:35 PM

When you live at the outer limits of multitasking, you never feel productive enough. So it’s nice of LinkedIn to assign a topic on the premise that I am in fact productive. Time is the scarce... Continue Here to Read More…

Why Project Radiance Didn’t Turn Out as Planned

Monday, January 13, 2014 3:00 PM

A reader recently asked if there was a time where I did something and it didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to, and what I did after that.  There are probably many relevant examples, but the one... Continue Here to Read More…

The Importance of Shipyard Visits

Monday, January 6, 2014 5:59 PM

Recently I visited both shipyards that are currently building ships for Royal Caribbean International.  First I traveled to Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany (builders of Quantum of the Seas,... Continue Here to Read More…

Looking Forward to 2014

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 12:17 PM

Happy New Year to all of our loyal readers and especially to our loyal Royal Caribbean cruisers.  As we head from one intense year in the cruise industry to the next, I would like to express my... Continue Here to Read More…

A Thanksgiving Weekend With Royal Caribbean: Guest Post by Michael Poole

Friday, December 20, 2013 5:24 PM

Michael Poole is a long-time Royal Caribbean International cruiser. He follows us on Twitter at @RoyalCaribbean, where we love seeing him and his brother chime in in response to our updates. Last... Continue Here to Read More…