Michael W. (Mike) Bayley

Michael W. (Mike) Bayley
President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Last Updated: 03/19/2018

Executive Summary

Seasoned travel and hospitality executive Mike Bayley--a UK native--was named President & CEO of Royal Caribbean International in 2014. Bayley's career with the brand's parent company, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. (RCCL), spans 30-plus years. In his former role as President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, which he held from

Personal Attributes and Interests

  • Bayley graduated from Whitchurch High School in Cardiff, United Kingdom.
  • He also attended University of Essex, U.K.

Current Focus

  • Overhaul of Private Island CocoCay: Royal Caribbean's private island in the Bahamas, CocoCay, is about to get a massive makeover that will include the addition of one of the largest wate

Key Challenges

  • Logistics:  "We’re a global cruise line, so one of the biggest challenges is logistics. There are just not enough hours in the day. There are so many things we want to do and there’s not enough hours in the day to

Biographical Highlights

  • Born c. 1958
  • A native of the United Kingdom, Bayley graduated with a degree in Business Administration from the University of Bournemouth in England.

Other Boards and Organizations

  • Member, Board of Directors, Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association (Bermuda) Limited

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