New Year, New CEO

After more than three decades as the Royal Caribbean Group’s chief executive officer (CEO), Richard Fain stepped down on January 3, 2022. Richard Fain is a revered industry leader whose innovations shaped our industry—and we’re happy to report that he’ll remain Chairman of the Board of Directors. Jason Liberty, former chief financial officer, officially stepped into the role of president and CEO. Here’s what he had to say:

I am incredibly humbled, honored and excited to take on the role of president and chief executive officer for the Royal Caribbean Group. As we kick off the new year, we remain focused on our healthy return to service, with our goal to have all our extraordinary ships back at sea. We also are steadfast in our commitment to ESG, the destinations we visit and the communities we serve. And as we always have, we continue to drive toward dreaming, innovating, continuous improvement and doing the best that we can.

I want to give a special and heartfelt thank you to all of you, our most loyal guests, for your unwavering support and commitment. We couldn’t do what we do without you, and we can’t wait to see you back on board.

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone—Comfortably

We’re taking our luxury vacations in Asia to exciting new levels by visiting even more countries and cities during our 2023-24 season than before. Our new Asia itineraries include popular places we’ve never been before, as well as two new home ports for us, Mumbai, India and Benoa, Bali, Indonesia. Other new ports include Celukan Bawang, Bali, Indonesia; and Hambantota, Sri Lanka. We’re also returning to some incredible places we haven’t visited in more than five years, such as Lombok, Indonesia; and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. So, even if you have visited Asia with us, there are so many opportunities to see even more on our 2023-24 sailings. We’re also offering more overnight stays to give you even more opportunities to experience the nightlife in some of the most exciting cities in the world, including Bangkok, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Kyoto, Singapore, and so many more.

Our award-winning Celebrity Infinity® is making its comeback in the Caribbean and offering a brand-new season of tropical escapes from Fort Lauderdale this summer.With sailings from 6 to 9 nights, you’ll find just as much island time as you need. Whether you choose an Eastern Caribbean or Western Caribbean escape, Celebrity Infinity will surround you in luxury along the way, with thoughtfully designed accommodations, culinary experiences imagined by our Michelin-starred chef, spa treatments inspired by the islands you’ll visit, and service that anticipates your every need. These sailings are open for booking now, so plan your Caribbean vacation today.

The end of 2021 flew by, but we’re still relishing in some of our favorite moments. In case you missed it, here are some highlights.

American Ballet Theatre Performances at Sea

This past winter, guests on select Celebrity Edge® sailings had the opportunity to experience performances by American Ballet Theatre’s world-renowned dancers. They also enjoyed ballet barre classes and exclusive Q&A sessions led by the dancers. Here’s an exclusive look at photos from these sailings.

goop Practitioners Set Sail

As part of our partnership with modern wellness and lifestyle brand, goop, some of their incredible cutting-edge experts and thought leaders joined us on select sailings last fall. Guests were able to enhance their vacations with exclusive wellness programming, including workouts and mindfulness sessions, hosted by goop favorites Dana Childs, Tina Jackson, Colette Dong, Drea Wheeler and Deganit Nuur. Check out some photos of these transformative sailings. 

Saks Fifth Avenue Holiday Window Displays

This past November, we debuted two Celebrity-dedicated window displays as part of Saks Fifth Avenue's famed holiday window displays in New York City. The windows draw millions of visitors from across the globe every year. Our displays brought to life two of our most talked about onboard venues—Eden, available on Edge® Series ships and Le Voyage by Daniel Boulud, debuting on Celebrity Beyond℠ this April. We’re excited to share some photos of our displays with you.