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Chief Meteorologist


Royal Caribbean International is known for driving innovation at sea and has continuously redefined cruise vacationing since its launch in 1969. Each successive class of ships is an architectural marvel and pushes the envelope of what is possible on a cruise ship. Onboard, the global cruise line has debuted countless industry “firsts” – such as rock climbing, ice skating and surfing at sea – to capture the imagination of families and adventurous vacationers alike. Throughout, guests sail on exciting itineraries to some of the world’s most popular destinations and enjoy Royal Caribbean’s friendly and engaging service.



The position is responsible for drawing upon global resources and ongoing innovations in science, planning and presentation tools to support the business to proactively manage the impact of weather on operations, revenues and profits.  This includes interaction with individual ships as well as with corporate senior executives, guests, and engagement with the media and general public.  This position will primarily focus on the safety and comfort of guests and crew through active weather forecast support and operational recommendations.  Will also serve as the primary liaison with weather service providers, government agencies, and academic institutions.  



  • Responsible for providing expert analysis, as accurately as possible, on the timing, severity, and exact location of dangerous weather systems such as hurricanes, typhoons, tornadoes, severe rainstorms and winter storm fronts which may require itinerary deviations.
  • Relies on prior experience to determine appropriate means of notifying teams of potentially dangerous weather systems.
  • Serves as key subject matter expert spokesman for weather situations which are of public interest, including a prominent presence in social media.
  • Evaluates weather related technical systems and planning tools for fleet operations and Newbuild projects.
  • Liaison with academic institutions and the science community for oceanographic and meteorological data collection and analysis and scientific innovations
  • Provides long-term global deployment expertise related to weather patterns and analysis
  • Develops and maintains weather training programs and guidance for shipboard teams
  • Provides guidance and expertise to support the Energy Performance group for weather-related opportunities for fuel savings.
  • Provides weather-related support and guidance to the fleet as needed.
  • Identifies and manages metrological training programs, content and education for nautical officers in the fleet
  • This position is responsible for the management of fleet weather support services.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology or related science required; Masters or Doctorate degree preferred
  • 15 years of forecasting experience
  • Education and experience with oceanography preferred.
  • Marine forecasting background desirable
  • Substantial media and public speaking experience
  • Extensive knowledge of meteorology and forecasting future weather events.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to present forecasts in multiple platforms, such as television, radio, and social media.
  • Ability to deliver concise, understandable, and accurate forecasts.
  • Excellent managerial and supervisory skills.
  • Operational experience from a transport sector preferred.
  • Ability to identify opportunities and develop strategies for continuous improvement
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Mastery in meteorological computer systems.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.
  • Customer focused and able to understand and fulfill specific customer requirements.

Nearest Major Market: Miami

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