Dan Hanrahan Leaving Celebrity

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#1
Charlotte, NC USA
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From RCCL a moment ago


http://www.rclinvestor.com/phoenix.z...873&highlight=

Interesting......
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#3
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wow
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#4
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Originally posted by cruisingator2
Wonder who the replacement will be?
more than that, where is he going?
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#5
Southwest Florida
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Hopefully, his successor will replace the entire web/internet organization and we'll get a useful/useable web site with accurate information and acceptable speed; they will educate the customer service reps so if you call twice you get the same, correct answer; and the entire management staff will take on public faces rather than "internet manager" or "manager of social media" with no names and no way to contact them.
#6
Home in the cold...
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RCL stock has underperformed S&P by 30% in the last year.

I wonder if this is a push or a jump?
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#7
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Originally posted by ghstudio
Hopefully, his successor will replace the entire web/internet organization and we'll get a useful/useable web site with accurate information and acceptable speed; they will educate the customer service reps so if you call twice you get the same, correct answer; and the entire management staff will take on public faces rather than "internet manager" or "manager of social media" with no names and no way to contact them.
I just hope that it's not someone who came from the "Adam Goldstein" school of business. As much as I love RCI, they are heading more towards the Carnival end of cruising which is turning me off to them.
#8
Boca Raton, FL USA
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His announcement hasn't appeared to have moved the stock price. Now we can speculate on who will replace him and if it will really change anything.
#9
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Certainly looks like a "head hunt"
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#10
Home in the cold...
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Originally posted by cruisingator2
I just hope that it's not someone who came from the "Adam Goldstein" school of business. As much as I love RCI, they are heading more towards the Carnival end of cruising which is turning me off to them.
But Carnival stock has outperformed RCL despite two cruising "mishaps".
As much as I love the Celebrity connection, Carnival is much better at maximizing passenger spending
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#13
Atlanta/Palm Springs
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Originally posted by ~Nereus~
But Carnival stock has outperformed RCL despite two cruising "mishaps".
As much as I love the Celebrity connection, Carnival is much better at maximizing passenger spending
I could care less about how much money Carnival makes. I'm talking about the on board experience. RCI was a much different cruise line before Adam Goldstein took over the helm. He's a bean counter and knows how to get blood out of a turnip. I think that RCI still has some of the best ships and crew around but Goldstein has made some changes that I don't like thus us moving over to Celebrity. Also, go over and read the Carnvial boards, it's packed with complaints from long time Carnival cruisers who have watched the overall product decline since Cahill took over from Dickinson.

I'm sure that many are going to say that Celebrity is not what it was also but I will find that out soon enough.
#14
Boca Raton, FL
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Originally posted by kerrydee
more than that, where is he going?
In late June, I read a press release where Mr Hanrahan joined the Board of Directors of Cedar Fair LP. I wonder if that's where he is headed.

Here's the news : http://www.themeparkpost.com/index/2...d-of-directors
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#15
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Originally posted by Orator
JVS left, now Hanrahan leaving. Any dots to connect?
Not unless he's opening a restaurant
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#16
Boca Raton, FL USA
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Originally posted by Host Andy
Not unless he's opening a restaurant
Perhaps they'll be changing the menus at Cedar Fair parks. A little conspiracy theory speculation can be entertaining, or not
#17
Lower Mainland,BC canada
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That's a shocker......RCI's prss release alludes to the ''deep bench'' at Celebrity...better be DEEP indeed : when a good player like Dan leaves the game, unless you have a bunch of Big Papy Ortiz on the bench, you'll struggle for a while.
Arno questionned if it were more a shove than a jump....I think Dan jumped as the Celebrity brand is performing quite well and the '' S '' class era launch has been successful. RCI stock,over all , has gone soft VS S&P, but I view that as an overall mirror and the fact RCIis a leisure-spending firm, not a ''necessity'' firm and in these times of suttering economic recovery, those stocks don't often perform as the darlings of WallStreet.
JVS 's departure was , IMO, related to his not getting his $$$ to do what HE wanted...and chose a bette path for himself.
If it turns out Dan is leaving the industry altogether, it will be a net loss....but should he turns up soemwhere else within the field...it'll be somebody else's gain, big times.
My opinion.
Good luck, Dan.

( gosh...jsut had a thought....please do not shift Adam Goldstein over to==X==.......)
Cheers
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#18
maryland
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Joined Sep 2004
Absolutely astounded by this. I wish him well and I wish Celebrity lots of luck finding someone who can fill his shoes.

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#19
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
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Originally posted by cruisingator2
I could care less about how much money Carnival makes. I'm talking about the on board experience.


I also couldn't care less how much Carnival is making or what their stock price is. Just because they make more money doesn't mean I'm going to book a cruise on them. It certainly doesn't mean they are the best. Just look at Walmart and McDonalds. They are the most successful companies in their field, but they certainly are not the best IMO.

I love RCI and Celebrity for their outside the box thinking, innovative and beautiful ships, and overall exceptional experience for the money paid. Yes I can sail on the far less expensive cookie cutter ships of Carnival Corp for less, but I know the experience is just not the same.

Yes there have been some changes at both RCI and Celebrity that we may not always like, but it's nothing compared to what has been happening at Carnival since Gerry Cahill took over. Unfortunately in these uncertain economic times, some cutbacks are a way of life and overall I think RCI and Celebrity have managed them quite well, which is why I still cruise on both lines.

I have to admit I'm quite curious what "exciting opportunity" awaits Dan. I do wish him well and know he will be successful wherever he goes. Another hard hitter from the Royal Caribbean organization recently left as well ... Ken Muskat. He is heading over to MSC Cruises but not for a year, no doubt because he had a non-compete clause in his contact.

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Hmmm I wonder what company could offer a package such as he had with Celebrity. Nobody likes to make less.

I wonder if there is a Viking Ocean cruise in his future?
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