Norsworthy's upcoming departure is not related to RCI's downsizing, according to a source with knowledge of the matter who said the company is sorry to see her go.
RCI president and ceo Adam Goldstein told Seatrade Insider a decision has not been made on how the position will be filled.
Norsworthy has been with Royal Caribbean since October 2005. She is credited with gaining wide exposure for the introduction of RCI's three Freedom-class ships, starting in spring 2006, and most recently has been driving the marketing of the 220,000gt Oasis of the Seas, entering service in December next year.
After undertaking a comprehensive advertising agency review in late 2007, Norsworthy tapped a new brand communications team, WPP, comprised of JWT and Mindshare of New York and RMG Connect of Miami.
Before RCI, she spent a number of years with Disney, most recently as svp business integration, products and services, responsible for the development of new products and services for Walt Disney World Resorts.
One of her earlier positions was vp marketing for Disney Cruise Line.