February 20, 2018

‘Storm Chasers’ star Joel Taylor died on Royal Caribbean cruise ship

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By Gary Trock,Mike Walters,Melissa Parrelli,Ryan Naumann From the Blast “Storm Chasers” star Joel Taylor died while vacationing aboard a cruise ship, and an autopsy in Puerto Rico is currently underway. Sources close to the situation tell The Blast that Taylor died Tuesday while onboard the Royal Caribbean ship, Harmony of the Seas. The ship left Ft. […]

Another cruise line increases daily gratuity fee

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By Doug Parker From Cruise Radio Get ready, cruisers, because it looks like 2018 will kick off another round of gratuity increases. This week, Royal Caribbean’s website indicated that as of January 2, 2018, the daily gratuity charge will go up $1 per person per day. And if there’s one thing history has shown over […]

Cruise ship horror: ‘We missed it by 30 seconds,’ family says

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By Anne Geggis From Sun Sentinel For the Whittens of Jacksonville, being a large family proved fateful: It stopped them from boarding the bus that flipped over along a winding Mexican road, killing 12 people. Michelle Whitten was traveling with her husband and three kids Tuesday. Had they shown up to catch the bus seconds […]

Hundreds come down with stomach illness during Royal Caribbean cruise

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CNN From WCPO Cincinnati A Royal Caribbean cruise ship returned to Florida on Saturday after hundreds of passengers contracted a gastrointestinal illness. During the five-night cruise, 332 cases of the illness were reported, Owen Torres, a spokesman for Royal Caribbean told CNN in a statement. He stressed that it was a small percentage — 5.99% […]

A World of Adventure awaits: Royal Caribbean’s new and notable highlights in 2019-2020

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From Royal Caribbean A World of Adventure Awaits: Royal Caribbean’s New and Notable Highlights in 2019-2020 Royal Caribbean launched a new video moments ago, “Why Take a Cruise to Alaska.” Hands down the best way to see Alaska is on a cruise. Travelers can experience the awe of the Inside Passage, with its jaw-dropping scenery and […]

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 […]