May 27, 2019

Royal Caribbean receives approval for headquarters expansion plan

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by Matt Hochberg From Royal Caribbean Blog The Miami-Dade County Commission approved Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd proposal to renovate and expand its corporate headquarters in PortMiami. The South Florida Business Journal reported that approval was given to amend the lease on county land. Last month, Royal Caribbean International’s parent company proposed an expanded and renovated corporate campus on […]

Royal Caribbean announces professional rugby player as its candidate for its Shore Explorer ‘Apprentice-ship’

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By Ozgur Tore From ftn news A professional rugby player and self-taught ‘Insta-traveller’ from Dublin, Republic of Ireland, has secured the world’s most coveted ‘Apprentice-ship’, after being selected from over 37,000 UK and Irish candidates to travel the world for three weeks this summer as Royal Caribbean International’s official Shore Explorer Apprentice. In his new […]

Royal Caribbean begins construction of fifth Oasis Class cruise ship

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By Matt Hochberg From Royal Caribbean Blogs Royal Caribbean began construction of its fifth Oasis Class cruise ship today with a steel cutting ceremony.   Pictured from left to right: Jean-Yves Jaouen, SVP, Operations, Chantiers de l’Atlantique; Florence Mauduit, Oasis Contract Director, Chantiers de l’Atlantique; Laurent Castaing, General Manager, Chantiers de l’Atlantique; Beatrice Siri, Associate Vice-President, […]

Royal Caribbean cruise ship hosting the ultimate Elvis Cruise

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By Ben Souza From Cruise Fever In 2020, a special cruise to celebrate the 85th birthday of Elvis will take place on Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas. This is your chance to re-live the man, the music, the legend. This Cruising with the King will take place on an eight night cruise to the […]

Royal Caribbean wants to build $300M HQ building at Port Miami

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From The Next Miami Royal Caribbean is proposing to build a $300 million office campus on land owned by Miami-Dade County at PortMiami as an expansion of their global headquarters there. A new building would be constructed, while two existing buildings would be renovated, and a third demolished. Employee capacity at the HQ will increase […]

Royal Caribbean closes Sky Pad trampoline amid lawsuit

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By Tom Stieghorst From Travel Weekly Royal Caribbean International has temporarily shuttered the Sky Pad trampoline attraction, which is on some of the line’s ships, including the Mariner, Navigator, Independence and Spectrum of the Seas. The Sky Pad is a bungee trampoline experience in which participants wear a virtual reality headset. In a lawsuit filed […]

Man who survived 20-foot fall from Royal Caribbean trampoline sues cruise line for $10M

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By Taylor Dolven From Miami Herald Casey Holladay, 25, bounced 10 times on Royal Caribbean’s Sky Pad trampoline aboard its Mariner of the Seas ship, somersaulting in midair as he reached about 20 feet. But on his 11th bounce, something went wrong. As he reached peak altitude, the stretchy yellow bands attached to his harness […]

6 new cruise ships being added to Royal Caribbean’s fleet

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By Ben Souza From Cruise Fever Royal Caribbean, known for their award winning cruise ships, currently has new 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 five years […]

Cruise line Royal Caribbean have apologised for its treatment of a disabled passenger and is conducting a review into its booking procedures

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From Travel Weekly Cell biologist and Motor Neurone Disease (MND) sufferer Justin Yerbury took to Twitter on Sunday to slam Royal Carribean’s decision to deny him and his family a holiday because of his disability. Yerbury claims that while he provided information on his condition when booking the holiday to the South Pacific in November last […]

The Editor speaks: Mickey Mouse joins Cayman’s Cruise ship berthing facility

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Mickey Mouse has now joined Carnival and Royal Caribbean to provide all the financing for our proposed new cruise ship berthing facility. This was announced by our Premier last Thursday at the Chamber of Commerce Legislative Lunch when he said Disney was now part of the trio. When it was just the original two cruise […]