President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Michael W. Bayley is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Royal Caribbean Cruises International as of January 2015. Previously he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Celebrity Cruises, Inc. and President of Celebrity Cruises, Inc. at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. since August 2012. Mr. Bayley served as an Executive Vice President of Operations at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. from February 2012 to August 2012 and served as its Executive Vice President of International since May 2010. Mr. Bayley has been employed by Royal Caribbean for over 29 years, serving in a number of roles. He served as a Senior Vice President of International at Royal Caribbean International until June 2010 and served as its Vice President. He served as a Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations of Royal Caribbean International 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 vice president of Total Guest Satisfaction, Fleet Operations. He served as Managing Director of Sunshine Cruises Limited (a/k/a Island Cruises Plc) of First Choice Holidays PLC since June 2002. He served as Vice President of human resources for Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino, one of the world's largest premium gaming resorts, in Las Vegas. He served as Chairman of Island Cruises. He serves as Director of The Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association (Bermuda) Limited. Mr. Bayley serves as a Director 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. He serves as a member of the American Society of Training & Development. He is a Certified Hotel Administrator with the American Hotel and Motel Association; a Maitre d'table with Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs, Maitre d'table. He graduated with a degree in business administration from the University of Bournemouth in England. Mr. Bayley 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.