Charly McDonald ,
As a Principal of Spark, a Miami-based innovative consultancy, Charly is an expert on seamless integration of entertainment, food & beverage and other integral parts of the guest experience. He keeps projects client-focused to deliver exactly what they need and expect, all while using his deep understanding of the industry to offer high-level strategy.
Charly's professional career spans 25 plus years In the Entertainment & Cruise industry where he has participated in and guided the creative development of an impressive portfolio of ground-breaking, award- winning cruise industry firsts for vacationers of all ages. Charly spent 22 years at Royal Caribbean International, most recently as Associate Vice President of Entertainment. His various accomplishments also earned him a spot on the top 40 under 40 travel professionals list by Travel Weekly magazine.
At Spark, clients – both local and international - reach out to Charly to oversee the design and development of new programming and experiences, and the operationalization of new properties, both on land and at sea.
Hailing from Philadelphia, Charly earned a B.S. in Recreation and Leisure Studies from Ithaca Collage in New York and currently resides in Miami with his family.