MIAMI -- Jack
Williams will step down as president and COO of Royal Caribbean
Cruises Ltd. (RCCL), where he has been president since 1997.
A statement from
RCCL said Williams will "spend more time championing cystic
fibrosis and other charitable causes."
Williams was named
president of parent company RCCL two weeks ago after a three-year
stint as president and COO of the company's individual lines, Royal
Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises. The company created separate presidents for each brand,
naming Adam Goldstein president at Royal Caribbean and Dan Hanrahan
president at Celebrity.
According to RCCL,
Williams has agreed to help with the transition, which is expected
to be completed by June 30. He also will remain executive director
of the company's "Shine On" fundraisers, a program he founded two
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