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Royal Caribbean's Capt. Zini adds COO job at SkySea Cruises

Capt. Hernan Zini gives an interview aboard Allure of the Seas in this file photo (photo: Anne Kalosh)
Capt. Hernan Zini, associate vp nautical operations-fleet captain for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., has also taken on the role of chief operating officer at SkySea Cruises in Shanghai.

SkySea Cruises is Royal Caribbean's joint venture with Ctrip, which recently began sailing with Golden Era (ex Celebrity Century).

Zini has more than 23 years of cruise ship operations experience, including 13 years as cruise ship captain. His duties as fleet captain entail responsibility for the Royal Caribbean International and Azamara Club Cruises ships, a total of 24 vessels.           

He oversaw the construction of Allure of the Seas and Liberty of the Seas, and served as the first master for both vessels.