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Adam Goldstein named Seatrade Mediterranean Personality of the Year 2014

The Award was presented to Adam Goldstein during the opening of Conference Session of Seatrade Med 2014 at the Fira deBarcelona, Gran Via Conference Centre.

BARCELONA, SPAIN – Adam Goldstein, President & COO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, was announced as the Seatrade Mediterranean Personality of the Year 2014, a biennial award sponsored by V. Ships Leisure and selected by Seatrade and V. Ships Leisure from nominations received.

The Award was presented to Adam Goldstein during the opening of Conference Session of Seatrade Med 2014 at the Fira deBarcelona, Gran Via Conference Centre.

In selecting Adam Goldstein for this prestigious award, Seatrade chairman, Chris Hayman said, “He was one of the first North American executives to identifyEurope as a second source market from an industry standpoint and set about tapping into that potential by spearheading deploying of vessels into the region, and in particular the Med, to ignite local demand.”

Hayman went on to say, “Successive new and larger ships, aimed primarily for deployment in theCaribbean, subsequently found their way to Med waters bringing with them innovative onboard offerings never seen before inEurope and culminating in the announcement last year that the world’s largest cruise ship was set to homeport in the Med for a short series of cruises this fall, followed by her sister for the entire 2015 summer season, based in this very location.”

On presenting the Award to Adam Goldstein, Andrea Zito, CEO of V.Ships Leisure, said, “V.Ships Leisure sponsor this award in the memory of the late Mauro Terrevazzi, who was the chairman of V.Ships Leisure, and a visionary of the modern cruise industry. It is really emotional for our company and we are so pleased to be presenting you with this award.”

On receiving the award, Adam Goldstein said, “I would like to say thank you to Seatrade, UBM and V.Ships Leisure for this award. The success of any enterprise is that it is a team effort. I am thoroughly grateful to be the recipient of the Seatrade Mediterranean Cruise Personality of the Year.”

Today evening, the eighth Seatrade Insider Cruise Awards, principal sponsorFidelio Cruise, will be presented at the Seatrade Med 2014 Party held at Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu, Wednesday 17 September 2014.

During the Party, the winners of the Destination of the Year, Port of the Year, Supplier of the Year, Environmental Initiative, and Innovative Shorex of the Year Awards will be announced.

Photo caption (from left): Chris Hayman, Chairman, Seatrade; Recipient Adam Goldstein, President & COO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., and Andrea Zito, CEO, V. Ships Leisure. (PRNewsFoto/Seatrade Med).

Vicky Karantzavelou
Co-Founder & Chief Editor - TravelDailyNews Media Network | Website

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.

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