Lutoff-Perlo Wins Cruise Industry Hall of Fame Award
The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced the 2019 Hall of Fame Cruise Industry Awards, and Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises received the Lifetime Achievement award.
As President and CEO of a multi-billion dollar vacation brand, Lutoff-Perlo is a high-impact leader in the travel/hospitality industry, said the CLIA. Her commitment to opening up the world through travel has brought recognition, awards and invitations for Celebrity Cruises to be applauded for their global impact.
She was appointed President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises in December of 2014, making her the first and only woman to lead one of Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise line brands – as well as the first and only female CEO of a publicly traded cruise line on the New York Stock Exchange.
Lutoff-Perlo has held a variety of roles during her ladder-climbing 32-year tenure with Royal Caribbean Cruises. She spent many years within the sales and marketing organizations in varying roles and levels of responsibility, creating a deep understanding of the value of customers. Lutoff-Perlo actively participates in and lends her leadership to a number of regional, philanthropic and women’s organizations. She has received numerous awards for her contributions to gender equality, diversity and inclusion, the travel industry and the South Florida business community.