I noticed that Rick Sasso former head of Celebrity and two or three other key people from Celebrity have left the line to join MSC Cruises. Is Royal Caribbean cutting Celebrity brass and replace them with Royal Caribbean staff ?.
I am sure these people will improve things at MSC.
Although I routinely travel Celebrity, I must admit I would never consider paying attention to who the CEO was . Rarely would I care who was who in management above the level of Maitre D or cruise director.
It would seem logical that after a number of years, RCCL would begin to consolidate management to achieve some of the economies of the merger of the two lines.
I'll let you know in 4 months if the change in management impacts the quality of my cruise.
Rick Sasso left Celebrity a couple of years ago. Jack Williams has been the Co-president of both Celebrity and RCL since Rick's departure. The other fellows also have not been with Celebrity in quite some time... except for one gentleman who had recently left Celebrity and gone to HAL.. for a VERY brief stint.
I suppose you could say that Rick has brought with him to MSC, the team that made the "old" Celebrity.
Its the "old" Celebirty that made them so special. Now the bean counters in Miami at Royal Carribean chip away at the food budget. Service is still very good on Celebrity, but food selection and quality have decreased over the last few years(IMHO).
Rick Sasso has got to be our best hope of reviving the premium cruise market. He has taken over the North American passenger operation for MSC and he is wasting no time in setting up his front line team. Let's hope he knocks the for a loop!!! Expect to se "CRUISING ITALIAN STYLE" with quality and class.