Royal Caribbean Group has hired Dr. Calvin Johnson as Global Head, Public Health and Chief Medical Officer, a new role created to lead the cruise line operator's global health and wellness policy, manage its public health and clinical practice and determine the strategic plans and operations of its global healthcare organization. "It's also more descriptive-Royal Caribbean Group sounds like a parent company name".
Royal Caribbean Ltd has officially changed its name to Royal Caribbean Group. The parent company is often confused with its flagship cruise-line, Royal Caribbean International. The group, which is headquartered in Miami, also owns Celebrity Cruises, Silversea, Azamara, TUI Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.
Royal Caribbean reported a net loss of $1.4 billion for the first quarter of this year as the pandemic roiled the industry, which ferries people to vacation spots by boat.
The cruise industry as a whole has been battered by the coronavirus epidemic, and was forced to pause operations after outbreaks on ships like the Diamond Princess. One ship arrived at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale with four dead passengers and 233 others who had fallen ill over the trip.
Due to the pandemic, most cruise lines fall under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's No Sail Order that suspends operations for passenger cruise ship travel until September 15. The company's iconic crown and anchor emblem has been sharpened and made more symmetrical, and now resides inside a circle at all times.
The company's New York Stock Exchange symbol will remain RCL.