Royal Caribbean Announcement on Death of Michael Semler

By Accidents

The chairman and CEO Richard D. Fain of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. submitted the following statement to all Royal Caribbean workers regarding the death of Michael Semler:
“This loss is with great sadness that I inform you that Michael Semler died unexpectedly this week.
Mike began his career with us therten years ago when the idea of our Wichita call center was still just a work in process. He oversaw the making and creating of this significant business center. Over the years, Mike built up the scope and importance of Wichita as a key part of Royal Caribbean's capacity to meet the needs of our rapidly growing guest base. Currently, the center has over 400 workers handling nearly 4 million calls per year.
We are all going to miss him as a work colleague and friend after his lots of years of loyal service to Royal Caribbean. His dedication and liability to our firm was an integral part of our success and growth.
It looks difficult to imagine it, but Mike was just here in Miami for a 2 day retreat of the company's executives. His good sense of humor and focus on the future contributed to lift all of our spirits and raised the demands we situated on ourselves.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to all his family and all his friends during this most heavy time. They are going to stay in our thoughts and prayers.”