Royal Caribbean Cruises announces new corporate name & Chief Medical Officer

MIAMI — Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has officially changed its name to Royal Caribbean Group, a “simpler, fresher and more modern” moniker to represent the company’s flagship cruise line brands.

According to chairman and CEO Richard Fain, the new corporate name “sounds like a parent company name, reflective of our growth and evolution since we last updated our identity more than 20 years ago.” The company has also updated its logo to reflect this change.

Falling under the new name are the company’s brands, including Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Silversea, Azamara, TUI Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.

In other Royal Caribbean Group news, the company has named Dr. Calvin Johnson as Global Head, Public Health and Chief Medical Officer, who will lead its global health and wellness policy, manage its public health and clinical practice, and determine the plans and operations of its global healthcare organization. Dr. Johnson will also collaborate with the new Healthy Sail Panel – launched recently by both Royal Caribbean Group and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings – to ensure the company establishes and implements protocols and recommendations.

Dr. Johnson is the former Chief Medical Officer for Corizon Health, once the largest provider of correctional health care in the United States, and also served as Secretary of Health for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from 2003-2008. He has successfully led response efforts during active infectious disease outbreaks and was responsible for ensuring all aspects of patient care while overseeing a clinical operation with 1,300 caregivers and more than 300,000 individuals.

Jennifer Love, Royal Caribbean Group Senior Vice President, Safety, Security, Environment, Medical & Public Health, said: “Calvin will add critical expertise in our mission to elevate the quality of care. His appointment is testament to our commitment to transforming healthcare for those we serve.”


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