(1 p.m. EDT) -- Adam Goldstein, Royal Caribbean International's longtime president and CEO, has been promoted. Effective immediately, he will take on a new role as president and chief operating officer of Royal Caribbean's parent company, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., which also owns Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises.
Goldstein, who has worked for Royal Caribbean for 25 years, spent more than a decade at the cruise line's helm as it grew from five ships to the 22 (soon to be 23) now found in its fleet.
Answering to Richard Fain, the parent company's chairman and CEO, Goldstein will be responsible for helping with the company's strategic planning.
"Adam has played a key role in growing Royal Caribbean International, step by step, into a global leader," Fain said in a prepared statement from the line. "In the course of doing so, he has become an impressive leader in his own right. In this new role, Adam will be able to put his broad worldview and strategic insights to use leading our varied cross-functional teams."
In that vein, Goldstein's reports will include various departments like Human Resources, Corporate Communications, Safety and Environment, Guest Port Operations and others across all lines under the Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. umbrella.
Goldstein's successor hasn't yet been chosen, but the search is underway.
--By Ashley Kosciolek, Copy and Ports Editor