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Staff writer | Miami, Ca., USA | July 31, 2012
Royal Caribbean CruisesJuly 31, 2012, Miami, Ca., USA - Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. announced that Michael Bayley has been promoted to president and chief executive officer of Celebrity Cruises.
Mr. Bayley has been with Royal Caribbean for more than 30 years, most recently as Executive Vice President of Operations. Prior to this role, he served as Executive Vice President — International, where he oversaw the international expansion for the company. Prior to this role, Mr. Bayley was Senior Vice President, International leading the company's business activities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Previously, Mr. Bayley served as Senior Vice President, Hotel Operations, Royal Caribbean International, where he oversaw the worldwide hotel operations. Prior to that, he served as Chairman and Managing Director of Island Cruises plc, a joint venture Cruise Line and Tour Operator begun in 2002 by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and the British tour operator First Choice Holidays.

Mr. Bayley began his career with Royal Caribbean International in 1981, working in a variety of shipboard and shoreside positions with increasing management responsibility, including that of Vice President of Total Guest Satisfaction, Fleet Operations. He also served as a Vice President for Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino, one of the world's largest premium gaming resorts, in Las Vegas.

Mr. Bayley also serves on the Board of TUI Cruises AG, the German cruise line which is a joint venture between Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and TUI, Germany and is a member of the executive committee of the European Cruise Council.

Mr. Bayley graduated with a degree in business administration from the University of Bournemouth in England. He is a Certified Hotel Administrator with the American Hotel and Motel Association and has attended management programmes at Harvard Business School and Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He is replacing Dan Hanrahan.

In a related move, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo will be promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations for Royal Caribbean International.

Ms. Lutoff-Perlo is a 27 year veteran of the company who has served in a variety of roles within both Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean International. Most recently, she served as Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations for Celebrity Cruises. Prior to her tour of duty with Celebrity Cruises, Ms. Lutoff-Perlo was in charge of Product Marketing and Strategic Alliances for Royal Caribbean International. In the past, she has also served both brands in a variety of increasingly senior sales roles.