Tourism & Cruises

With CEO on the way out, CLIA announces transition plans

Adam Goldstein
Adam Goldstein

The Cruise Lines International Association has called in executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles to find a new president and CEO as outgoing chief Christine Duffy prepares to leave.

Duffy, who announced last month that she had accepted a job as president of Doral-based Carnival Cruise Line, leaves on Jan. 31.

Royal Caribbean Cruises president and chief operating officer Adam Goldstein, who became global chairman of CLIA on Jan. 1, will serve as official spokesman for the industry group in the meantime.

“We are dedicated to identifying a leader who will continue to drive the vision of the organization,” Goldstein said in a statement. “During this search and transition process, we are well-positioned to continue to support our membership and the many activities we have underway around the world with the leadership of our talented executive team.”

Cindy D’Aoust, CLIA’s executive vice president of membership and operations, will take on oversight of U.S. operations.