December 11, 2017

Almost 200 Royal Caribbean ship passengers hit by gastro illness at sea

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By Harry Kemble From Travel Weekly A gastrointestinal outbreak has struck down nearly 200 passengers on board Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas, according to reports. The vessel, which carries more than 5,800 passengers of which approximately 325 are understood to be Britons, arrived in Tasmania on Tuesday after a trip to Singapore. According to […]

Six future cruise ships being added to Royal Caribbean’s Fleet

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From Cruise Fever Royal Caribbean, known for their award winning cruise ships, currently has six cruise ships that are either on order or are currently under construction These six ships, (two Oasis class, two Quantum Ultra class, and two Icon class) will all go into service in the next seven years and promise to raise the […]

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 […]

10 members of Philadelphia family get sick on Royal Caribbean cruise ship

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NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — ABC6 A local couple says their dream vacation became a norovirus nightmare when not one, not two, but ten members of their family came down with a debilitating illness. What’s worse: that couple was celebrating their honeymoon. Those that fell ill include newlywed Ashley Morris, her husband, her two kids, her […]

Every destination in Caribbean will be open in upcoming weeks, says FCCA

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Posted by Travelweek Group TORONTO — Michele Paige, President of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), could not have stressed it enough: “The Caribbean is open for business,” she said repeatedly during a press conference that provided media with cruise industry updates following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. “The FCCA has been working tirelessly with partners in […]

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines providing hurricane support

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By Dave Bohlig From Prestige The Hurricane Relief support that our partners at Royal Caribbean are providing to the Caribbean is admirable. Following the storm, Royal Caribbean has mobilized Adventure, Majesty and Empress of the Seas to provide immediate help with provisions and evacuation efforts. The fleet plans to continue with recovery in the weeks […]

Caribbean tourism faces long road to recovery

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From FOX 17 (CNN Money) — The Caribbean is fast approaching tourism season. But this year, some of the islands may not see their vital economic lifeblood. Several islands are still recovering from the one-two punch delivered by hurricanes Irma and Maria, which razed buildings, knocked out communications and killed dozens of people. It’s still […]

Skal International to bring worldwide tourism event to Miami and Caribbean in 2019; First global support for disaster impacted region

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HYDERABAD, India, Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Skal International, the global organization of travel and tourism leaders, has voted in its General Assembly, to bring its 2019 Skal World Congress to the Port of Miami, Mexico, and the Caribbean on a Royal Caribbean seven day cruise in September 2019. This is the first global tourism meeting […]

New Orleans port to see largest cruise ship in its history with Norwegian Breakaway

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From The New Orleans Advocate When the Norwegian Breakaway docks and departs from the Port of New Orleans next fall, it will be the largest cruise ship to do so, the cruise line said Tuesday. The 1,068-foot, 3,963-passenger vessel will arrive in New Orleans in November 2018. It will accommodate nearly twice as many guests […]