November 14, 2018

Inside largest cruise ship

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First look: Inside Symphony of the Seas, world’s largest cruise ship Royal Caribbean is throwing itself a blow-out anniversary party, and you’re all invited. The Miami-based cruise giant has revealed plans for a “50 Years Bold Birthday Cruise” to celebrate its 50th anniversary, which is taking place this year. Kicking off in Miami on November […]

The Editor Speaks: Blinkered

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Horses wear blinkers to keep the horse focused on the path ahead of him/her and limit his/her peripheral vision to avoid distractions. This would also seem to apply to our politicians when it comes to the Cruise Ship Piers and what side of the fence you are on. Everyone wants to know the names of […]

Cruise lines issue warning to Grand Cayman

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By Richard Simms From Cruise Radio Representatives from both Carnival and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines warned that if Grand Cayman doesn’t step up their game where berthing facilities are concerned, they could wind up losing thousands of passengers. What’s Behind The Warning During a public hearing held last week, Miguel Reyna, director of port business […]

Giant new Carnival cruise ship begins sailing from Miami

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By Gene Sloan, from USA TODAY Cruise giant Carnival’s newest ship on Saturday begins year-round sailings to the Caribbean out of Miami. The 3,954-passenger Carnival Horizon debuted in April in Europe and spent the summer operating out of New York City. Constructed at a shipyard in Italy, Horizon is a sister to Carnival Vista, which debuted […]

Royal Caribbean disputes rumors of mass layoffs at Springfield call center

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By Elon Glucklich From The Register Guard Royal Caribbean has a message for its Springfield call center employees: Their jobs aren’t sailing overseas. Speculation swirled last week about the loss of up to 700 jobs at the call center, with local television stations reporting that the jobs were expected to be sent to call centers […]

All of the travel companies and places phasing out single-use plastic

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By BRIDGET HALLINAN From Condr Nast Traveler American Airlines, Carnival Cruises, and more. It’s no secret that the world has a plastic problem: Globally, almost 300 million tons of plastic are produced annually—half of which is single-use—and more than eight million tons of that plastic are dumped into the ocean, according to the Plastic Oceans […]

Newlywed husband is killed and wife injured after he collided into her on a zipline during honeymoon adventure in Honduras

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  By CHRIS PLEASANCE From Daily Mail UK Egael Tishman, 24, an Israeli, has been killed in a zipline accident in Honduras Shif Fanken, 27, his wife, has been taken to hospital in a serious condition Crash happened after Shif was sent down the zipline but got stuck halfway Egael was then sent down the […]

This nightmare cruise sounds like a regular night at Union Pool

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By Madeleine Aggele From The Cut Cruise ships are, at best, floating megatoilets stuffed to the brim with greasy buffet food. At worst, they are the set of a reality-TV show. According to the Daily Mail, a Royal Caribbean cruise in the Mediterranean descended into a “drug-fueled orgy” during the filming of Channel 4’s upcoming […]

Royal Caribbean joins IKEA, says it will eventually eliminate plastic straws

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By Maria LaMagna From Market Watch Consumers and lawmakers are calling for the reduction in the use of plastic. When faced with paper or plastic, more businesses and their customers are saying, “Paper.” The cruise line Royal Caribbean RCL, -0.88%  announced Friday it will stop using plastic straws by the end of 2018. Guests who […]

Royal Caribbean shuts down tours/activities startup

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By Jamie Biesiada From Travel Weekly Tours/activities seller GoBe, a business that Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.launched in 2017, has stopped accepting new bookings. According to a message on its website, GoBe will honor all existing bookings. “The GoBe team is grateful to the thousands of customers who used our tours and activities to enhance their […]