September 19, 2019

Royal Caribbean extends service agreement with Wärtsilä

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By:  Matt Hochberg Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Wärtsilä have agreed to extended their existing service agreement to the year 2028. The original agreement, signed in 2013, spanned 10 years. Under the agreement, Wärtsilä is optimising maintenance efficiency through improved Turbocharger maintenance, providing OEM spare parts, workshop services and preferred technical assistance for 46 Royal Caribbean […]

Royal Caribbean reaches deal on USD 700 Mn loan

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From World Maritime News Miami-based cruise line Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) has entered into a USD 700 million loan agreement to finance a part of the Silversea Cruises acquisition deal. The company informed that the proceeds from the 364-day unsecured term loan agreement, which was signed on June 29, would also be used to pay fees and expenses related […]

Royal Caribbean staterooms

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See the staterooms of the future on board Royal Caribbean From Lonely Planet Shipping line Royal Caribbean has revealed innovative plans that include epic ‘staterooms of the future’. Guests on their luxury Caribbean liners will soon be able to gain access to their rooms using smartphone or even facial recognition, while enjoying a host of […]

Numbers tell the story of port needs

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From Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd As Chris Allen warms to the topic of global port infrastructure needs for the booming cruise sector in the era of “megaships,” he uses a few numbers to illustrate. Industry wide, “in 2017 there are 41 cruise ships bigger than 125,000 gross registered tons, bigger than our Voyager-class,” says Royal […]

Royal Caribbean to implement WeatherOps Risk Mitigation System

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From Cruise Industry News Weather Decision Technologies and Royal Caribbean Cruises announced that the cruise company will implement WeatherOps risk mitigation system on each of its 47 vessels across all subsidiaries, including Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises and in their emergency operations centers in Miami as of November 2017. Royal Caribbean […]

Heading to zero landfill: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd’s new Sustainability Report highlights 10-year save the waves goals

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Improvements in emissions and waste handling underscore company’s commitment to sustainability NEWS PROVIDED BY Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Dec 19, 2016, 09:00 ET MIAMI, Dec. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s (NYSE: RCL) latest Sustainability Report, released today, documents the Company’s commitment to environmental stewardship and showcases improved efficiencies across its fleet. For RCL, […]

Powered by LNG and fuel cells, Royal Caribbean International’s new ships will ride the wave of the future

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New Icon-class design to advance clean-power technologies at sea NEWS PROVIDED BY Royal Caribbean MIAMI, Oct. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The newest class of ships from Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) will be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) and introduce the use of fuel cell technology, ushering in a new era of shipbuilding that […]

Crisis of the Week: Royal Caribbean’s Stormy Cruise

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By BEN DIPIETRO From Wall Street Journal This week’s crisis involves the response from Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines RCL +3.89% to criticism it received after sailing one of its ships during hurricane conditions—a situation that left some passengers fearing for their safety. The Anthem of the Seas had to return to port. The company was […]

Royal Caribbean Cruises Chairman Brian J. Rice sells 57,151 shares (RCL)

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Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE:RCL) Chairman Brian J. Rice unloaded 57,151 shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.17, for a total value of $2,981,567.67. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now directly […]

300 become ill on cruise ship – updated

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By Leslie Holland, CNN (CNN) — More than 300 people on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship have become ill during a voyage, the Centers for Disease Control said on its website. According to the statement, 281 of the 3,050 passengers and 22 of 1,165 crew members of Explorer of the Seas reported vomiting and diarrhea. […]