Royal Caribbean International Names Shaiken VP

Friday, December 15, 2006
Royal Caribbean International today announced that it has named seasoned retail executive Steve Shaiken as vice president of Onboard Revenue. Shaiken will be responsible for enhancing and promoting Royal Caribbean's onboard revenue products, including casino operations, retail boutiques, art auctions, and the ShipShape Day Spa and salon, in addition to multiple other onboard revenue streams.

Shaiken will join the team on December 18. Most recently, Shaiken served as president of museum retail operations for Smithsonian Business Ventures for the Smithsonian Institution. Before that, Shaiken spent 17 years in senior leadership positions in retail and merchandising for Fortune 1000 companies such as GE's Universal Parks & Resorts; Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide; and Hilton Hotels Corporation.


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