September 15, 2019

Royal Caribbean pledges $1 million to Hurricane Dorian disaster relief

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By Matt Hochberg From Royal Caribbean Blog n the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, Royal Caribbean announced it is committing $1 million to Dorian disaster relief, and ITM—our partner in the Holistica joint venture that is developing the Grand Lucayan resort in Freeport—is also donating an additional $100,000. Royal Caribbean will collaborate with the Bahamian government and non-profit […]

Hurricane Dorian forces cruise lines to change itineraries

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By Johnny Diaz From South Florida Sun Sentinel Hurricane Dorian is disrupting the cruise industry, causing a wave of travel changes for many ships in the Caribbean. Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Disney Cruise Line and Norwegian have all announced itinerary changes: Royal Caribbean Due to projections of the storm’s track, Royal Caribbean announced that it closed its private […]

RC changed cruise industry

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8 ways Royal Caribbean changed the cruise industry By Matt Hochberg From Royal Caribbean Blog Royal Caribbean is celebrating its 50th birthday this year and with a milestone of that magnitude, it seems fitting to review the cruise industry firsts that figuratively put Royal Caribbean on the map. Innovation is a byproduct of competition among […]

15-year-old girl attacked on Royal Caribbean cruise ship while crew members did nothing

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By Kelsey Marie From Travel Noire Royal Caribbean crew members have allegedly watched almost a dozen men buy alcohol for a 15-year-old girl and said nothing. The school-aged girl was later gang-raped by these men. This case has brought awareness to the excessive amount of assaults on popular cruise ships that have now become known […]

Tragic Symphony of the Seas overboard being reported

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From Cruise Hive A man from the Symphony of the Seas cruise ship currently on an Eastern Caribbean sailing has gone overboard. Overboard on Symphony of the Seas We are extremely sad to report that an Australian man has died after being overboard the Symphony of the Seas cruise ship which is operated by Royal Caribbean. According to a passenger who […]

Allure of the Seas docks in San Juan following two cancelled visits by other Royal Caribbean ships

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By Matt Hochberg from Royal Caribbean After two consecutive Royal Caribbean ships cancelled scheduled stops in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Allure of the Seas was able to dock in San Juan earlier Thu 18 July. MarineTraffic and El Nuevo Día indicate Allure of the Seas was able to dock in Old San Juan this morning on Pier 3. Earlier […]

An arbitrator awarded over $10 million to a former employee of a Royal Caribbean subsidiary who said he suffered a ‘catastrophic’ spinal injury

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By Mark Matousek From Business Insider An arbitrator awarded former Celebrity Cruises employee Slobodan Despot $10.3 million on June 6. The award came four years after Despot suffered what his attorneys described as a “catastrophic” spinal injury on Celebrity‘s Eclipse ship. But Celebrity filed a petition on July 12 to cancel the award. Celebrity’s attorneys alleged that […]

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 […]