July 17, 2019

Cruise ship baby death: Family’s lawyer says Royal Caribbean hasn’t handed over ‘critical’ surveillance footage despite repeated requests’

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By Shane Croucher From Newsweek Royal Caribbean is yet to hand over surveillance footage of Sunday’s tragedy aboard its cruise ship Freedom of the Seas in which an 18-month-old girl fell to her death from a high window while playing with her grandfather, according to the family’s lawyer. Chloe Wiegand fell from an eleventh-storey window while the […]

Royal Caribbean to invest in Fort James project, Panorama 2019

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By Robert A. Emmanuel From Trinidad Observer The Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, according to the Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda, will invest significantly in a planned entertainment facility in the Fort James area. In May, OBSERVER media reported that Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines would be collaborating with Global Ports Holding in creating the entertainment facility, […]

Toddler falls to her death while on Royal Caribbean cruise ship/Family dispute story

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By Hana Carter and Guy Bircha From news.com.au These are the first pictures of the toddler who plunged 46m to her death after allegedly being dangled out the window by her grandad. Kimberley Schultz Wiegand from Indiana, US, was heard “screaming in pain” as her 18-month-old daughter fell from the 11th floor of the Royal […]

Carnival and Royal Caribbean paid their median employee less than $20,000 in 2018

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By Mark Matousek From Business Insider The median employee for each of the three largest cruise companies – Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean Cruises, and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings – made $10,000 less than the median American worker in 2018. Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian reported median incomes of $16,622, $19,396, and $20,101, respectively. The median annual income in the United States was […]

Royal Caribbean uses this psychological trick to make you spend more money

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By Mark Matousek From Business Insider Royal Caribbean International emphasizes add-ons during the booking process to increase revenue. They make onboard expenses seem smaller at the time of purchase and change the way customers think about their spending habits once they’re on the cruise. The phenomenon is explained by a behavioral-economics theory that businesses use all […]

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 […]