President and CEO
Lisa Lutoff-Perlo believes in opening up the world through travel and has been called, “the force behind the world’s coolest new cruise ship.” She was appointed president and CEO in 2014 as the first female CEO of a publicly-traded cruise line and has made her mark across the travel/hospitality industry.
As a smart disruptor, she challenges assumptions about the industry and raises the bar on inclusiveness. She’s an avid champion of diversity, removing barriers for others to thrive. One of her first decisions at Celebrity Cruises was to hire the first American woman captain of a cruise ship, and she has raised the ratio of women on the bridge from three to 20 percent in only 18 months.
Lutoff-Perlo has lead innovation on the next-generation cruise ships, such as the upcoming Edge Class launching in Q4 of 2018. She also leads RCCL’s Global Marine Organization, ensuring that the corporation’s 50 ships run safely, smoothly, and efficiently and overseeing assets worth $20 billion.
Lutoff-Perlo enjoys being active in a number of community-building, philanthropic, and women’s organizations worldwide.