About Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Royal Caribbean Group comprises six distinctive companies that share a vision anchored in excellence.

We have a common passion for creative thinking, innovative engineering and outstanding guest service that drives continuous improvement in everything we do. The entire Royal Caribbean Group is committed to the legacy of hospitality and culture of innovation that is at the core of our guest service, the protection of our natural environment and responsible citizenship in our global community.

Our Vision

We dream at Royal Caribbean Group

We look beyond the now, sensing and feeling and intuiting what could be. As a company and as individuals, we feel compelled to ask this question:

What if?

What if we could build an ice rink on a cruise ship?

What if we could blow glass at sea?

What if we could take people to places they never thought they’d see?

What if?

More than 40 years ago, we set out to create ships that astound and experiences that amaze. The road from dream to reality has been filled with hypothesis and experiment, reconsideration and revision, satisfaction and success.

Our History

  • Company milestones
  • Environmental milestones
  1. 2018

    Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. officially completes its stake in Silversea Cruises, the industry leader for ultra-luxury cruising. Now, Royal Caribbean Cruises will call to over 1,000 destinations on all seven continents to bring its guests both luxury and added enhancements to their vacations.

  2. 2018

    Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. acquires a 66.7% equity stake in privately-owned Silversea Cruises. Silversea, with its intimate, all-suite ships, offers sailings to more than 1,000 global destinations. The Monaco-based cruise line not only adds an ultra-luxury brand to RCL’s lineup, but also diversifies its portfolio and expedition offerings. Together, Royal Caribbean CEO Richard Fain and Manfredi Lefebvre Chairman of Silversea plan on bringing together bold, long-term visions for the cruise industry’s future.

    Silversea Cruises' Executive Chairman, Manfredi Lefebvre, and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.'s Chairman and CEO, Richard D. Fain, ink RCL's investment in Silversea Cruises.
  3. 2018

    Royal Caribbean International launches Symphony of the Seas – its fourth Oasis-Class ship and 25th vessel in the Royal Caribbean International fleet.  She is the first in her class to feature the new Ultimate Family Suite: A two-level, 1,346-square-foot suite filled with awesome thrills. Features include an in-room slide, a private cinema with an 85-inch HD TV, a floor-to-ceiling LEGO wall, a 212-square-foot balcony complete with table tennis and a full-size whirlpool. Complete with a Royal Genie, who caters to every whim, there are many more surprises awaiting guests along the way.

  4. 2016

    Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announce global partnership to support ocean conservation.

  5. 2016

    Royal Caribbean International launches world’s largest cruise ship Harmony of the Seas, featuring The Ultimate Abyss. Beginning on Deck 16 and ending on Deck 6, it’s a nine-deck drop (in a nod to the superstitious, there is no Deck 13 on Harmony). That makes it by far the tallest slide at sea. Filled with LED lights and graffiti artwork designed to create a starry night and twister effect, and spinning around on itself several times, it’s a first-of-its-kind for Royal Caribbean and the cruise industry.

  6. 2016

    Splendour of the Seas departs the Royal Caribbean International fleet.



  7. 2016

    Empress of the Seas rejoins the Royal Caribbean International fleet.

  8. 2015

    Anthem of the Seas, part of the Quantum class, features the RipCord by iFLY skydiving simulator, SeaPlex, an activities space that’s a real game changer, bumper cars, a roller rink, circus school and Quatum’s signature attraction, the North Star, an observation capsule providing water views from 300 feet.

  9. 2014

    Quantum of the Seas debuted (first ship to offer simulated skydiving and an observation capsule providing water views from 300 feet).



  10. 2013

    Labadee, our private destination in Haiti, achieved the industry’s — and RCL’s — second Gold Level Eco-Certification for sustainable tourism.

  11. 2012

    Celebrity Cruises completed a five-ship expansion with the launch of Celebrity Solstice and her four sister ships.

  12. 2012

    CocoCay, our private destination in the Bahamas, achieved the industry’s — and RCL’s — first Gold Level Eco-Certification for sustainable tourism.

    First exhaust gas scrubber installed on Liberty of the Seas is certified to IMO standards.

  13. 2011

    Celebrity Cruises wins the Condé Nast Traveler World Savers Award, receiving top honors in the Cruise Lines category.

    Exhaust gas scrubbers tested on two Royal Caribbean International ships.

  14. 2010

    New generation of cruise ship innovations brought to market with inauguration of world’s largest cruise ships (Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas) featuring an open-air Central Park, Boardwalk carousel and AquaTheater.

  15. 2010

    Royal Caribbean International wins the Condé Nast Traveler World Savers Award, winning the top honors in the Cruise Lines category.

  16. 2009

    New Sustainable Marine Tour Operators Standard piloted.

  17. 2008

    World’s largest cruise ship launched (Freedom of the Seas) followed by her two sister ships, featuring industry’s first onboard surfing simulator.

  18. 2008

    Chief Environmental Officer, a corporate-officer-level position, established.

    Solar panels and “green roof” added to the Celebrity Solstice.

    Celebrity Eclipse, interior photos.
  19. 2007

    Azamara brand introduced featuring exotic destinations in Antarctica and South America.

  20. 2007

    Partnerships with Conservation International and Sustainable Travel International launched.

  21. 2006

    Galapagos Fund established to support conservation initiatives on the island.

    Galapagos Fund established to support conservation initiatives on the island.
  22. 2004

    Mega-yacht begins cruising the Galapagos Islands with launch of Celebrity Xpedition.

  23. 2004

    Installation of smokeless gas turbine engines of eight ships completed.

  24. 2003

    World’s largest cruise ship launched (Voyager of the Seas) followed by her four sister ships, unveiling the world’s first ice-skating rink, rock-climbing wall and horizontal atrium on a cruise ship.

  25. 2002

    Celebrity completes launch of four new ships starting with the Celebrity Millennium in three years (now consistently recognized as a top 10 among large ships by Condé Nast Traveler).

  26. 2000

    Ventured on land with pre- and post-cruise land vacations through Royal Celebrity Tours in Alaska via glass-domed railcars to Denali National Park and the Talkeetna River Valley, have since expanded globally.

  27. 2000

    Ocean research partnerships with the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration established.

  28. 1999

    Began installation of first generation Advanced Wastewater Purification systems, and launched fleet-wide Environmental Ship of the Year competition.

  29. 1998

    Royal Caribbean International’s six Vision Class “Ships of Light” vessels introduced (featuring nearly two acres of glass windows).


  30. 1998

    Environmental Committee of the Board of Directors established (chaired by former U.S. EPA Administrator William K. Reilly).

  31. 1997

    Celebrity Cruises fleet acquired featuring Celebrity Century, Celebrity Galaxy and Celebrity Mercury.

  32. 1997

    ISO 14001 Environmental and ISO 9001 Quality Certifications received.

  33. 1996

    “Ocean Fund” launched, and Environmental Officers placed onboard every ship.

  34. 1993

    Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) traded on NYSE.

  35. 1992

    “Save the Waves” formal environmental program established.

  36. 1988

    We launch the world’s first “megaship,” Sovereign of the Seas, which boasts a five-deck Centrum with glass elevators, sweeping staircases and fountains in marble pools.

  37. 1985

    Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) organized on July 23.

  38. 1970

    Industry’s first ship built for warm-weather cruising introduced.



  39. 1968

    Royal Caribbean International founded.

Our Six Brands

The six companies of Royal Caribbean Group employ 65,000 people from over 120 countries who have served more than 50 million guests for almost 50 years. We look forward to extending our warm hospitality and delivering extraordinary experiences to every guest who sails with us.

Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean International is known for driving innovation at sea and has continuously redefined cruise vacationing since its launch in 1969. Each successive class of ships is an architectural marvel and pushes the envelope of what is possible on a cruise ship. Onboard, the global cruise line has debuted countless industry “firsts” – such as rock climbing, ice skating and surfing at sea – to capture the imagination of families and adventurous vacationers alike. Throughout, guests sail on exciting itineraries to some of the world’s most popular destinations and enjoy Royal Caribbean’s friendly and engaging service.

  • 1969
  • 25
  • 77
    Visiting Port Countries
  • 6

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises features contemporary design and warm spaces, including dining experiences where the ambience of the venue is as important as the cuisine. Twelve modern Celebrity ships offer luxurious cruise vacations, and their immersive cruise tour experiences take you deep into the heart of Alaska and the Canadian Rockies. Celebrity Cruises has become well known worldwide for delivering attentive, highly personalized customer service on cruises to all seven continents.

  • 1997
  • 12
  • 7

Silversea Cruises

Hailing from Monaco since 1994, Silversea Cruises prides itself in its ultra-luxury ships that visit over 900 destinations on all seven continents. They’ve been voted as the best luxury cruise line because of amenities such as its gourmet cuisine, in-suite dining, and full butler service for every suite. Silversea ships are small, which gives them the capability of visiting exceptional destinations such as the Galapagos. However, with an emphasis on luxurious traveling, the size of the ship won’t matter by the end of your trip.

  • 1994
  • 9
    Number of ships
  • All-inclusive
  • Focus on ultra-luxury, butler service, exceptional destinations


The boutique Azamara sails three 700-guest ships to fascinating places all over the world. Azamara’s Destination Immersion® features longer stays and more overnights in ports, often with port access in a destination’s city center. Guests have the opportunity to experience a destination fully, especially in the exclusive and bespoke AzAmazing Evenings events featured on every voyage. Azamara’s casual, friendly atmosphere makes guests feel welcome and appreciated.

  • 2007
  • 3
  • 700
    Passenger Ships
  • Destination Immersion

TUI Cruises

With a focus on German culture, cuisine and customs, Germany-based TUI Cruises embodies well-being in a premium all-inclusive cruise environment. The onboard experience delivers open and expansive spaces, quality service, hospitality and first-class cuisine. An emphasis on health, relaxation and well-being is seen in TUI Cruises’ expansive spas, including the largest Finnish sauna at sea and state-of-the-art fitness equipment. Growing in popularity and demand, TUI Cruises carries guests towards comfort and relaxation from bow to stern in the most environmentally friendly ships at sea.

  • 2009
  • 7
  • All Inclusive
  • Emphasis on Health, Relaxation and Well-Being

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

When the legendary AUGUSTA VICTORIA set out on the world’s first ever “pleasure cruise” on 22 January 1891, it was the beginning of a unique story in the history of cruises. Hapag-LLoyd Cruises continues that spirit today. Its expedition and luxury cruise ships, each with its own special character, offer hundreds of destinations and onboard and shore programs with something for everyone. With their shallow draught, excellent maneuverability, and crew-to-guest ratio of almost 1:1, its luxury and expedition ships offer all the benefits of a yacht.

  • 1891
  • 6
  • Focus on German Travelers
  • We place the world at your feet

Our Leadership

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Senior Management

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    Richard D. Fain

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Royal Caribbean Group

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    Jason Liberty

    Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
    Royal Caribbean Group

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    Michael Bayley

    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Royal Caribbean International

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    Lisa Lutoff-Perlo

    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Celebrity Cruises

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    Harri Kulovaara

    Executive Vice President, Maritime & Newbuilding
    Royal Caribbean Group

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    Bradley Stein

    General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer
    Royal Caribbean Group

Board Committees

Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

Safety, Environment and Health Committee

Contact Us

For more information, contact:

Corporate Headquarters

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
1050 Caribbean Way
Miami, FL 33132-2096

Corporate Communications

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
1050 Caribbean Way
Miami, FL 33132-2096
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Investor Relations

Carola Mengolini

Carlos Moya

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