Oh, To Be Richard Fain

Yesterday, out of nowhere I suddenly thought to myself Richard Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, really does have what I would consider an awesome role in life.

OK so I am sure he does push a few papers and has to attend some “boring” meetings occasionally but, overall you have to admit his job is rather awesome. To be at the forefront of a major international corporation, where he can literally stand side by side with engineers, designers and so on to create some truly amazing cruise ships…….one can only dream!

I have watched on TV maybe twice now a short documentary about the design and building of Oasis of the Seas and each time I think to myself  “that really must be such a satisfying and fulfilling job”. To be in a position where you can help in the design of such a mammoth vessel, set foot onboard before it even resembles a ship and then “lay” down on the job so to speak to get a guests perspective of a cabin…..what more could you want in life?!

I wonder what that must actually feel like. (is this the cruise geek in me coming out…probably) to literally watch it from the very ground up, to stand on the dock once the project is complete and say proudly yes, I helped design this beauty. And in the Case of project Genesis, to see it eventually take on the form that would see her become Oasis of the Seas, the largest cruise ship in the world.

Of course now she shares that limelight with sister ship Allure of the Seas, and together they quite literally dominate the ocean.

I’m not entirely sure where this blog post was born from as it has been quite some time now since I watched the documentary. What I do know is that I would relish the opportunity to live the building of just one cruise ship…….guess I should go get the paper and glue stick out then ay! 😉

Author: Danielle

Trying to explore each and every inch of this wonderful planet via cruise ship.

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4 comments on “Oh, To Be Richard Fain
  1. Richard D. Fain says:

    I just saw your blog and would like to add my two cents.

    You are absolutely right — I have the best job in the world. Who else gets such a role in building some of the world’s most exciting projects? I never tire of it. One thing you didn’t mention is that I also get to work with some of the most passionate, innovative and dedicated people in the world. I am simply in awe of what our men and women do every day. They bring such pleasure to so many people that I feel truly blessed to be part of such a team.

    Good luck with your site. And thank you for spreading the word about cruising and Royal Caribbean.

    Richard D. Fain

    • Andrea Maher says:

      Richard, you are absolutely right, your staff are awesome and a credit to RCI, I’m back on IOS Saturday week and cannot wait, they are the most professional and accomodating crew I have come across…”dont want to work – just want to cruise”

  2. I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good. I don’t know who you are but definitely you are going to a famous blogger if you are not already 😉 Cheers!

  3. Joanie Zmuda says:

    Jamorama i think you have a great site here… today was my first time coming here.. i just happened to find it doing a google search. anyway, great post.. i’ll be bookmarking this page for sure.

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