May 21, 2018

Royal Caribbean still considering longer-stay options at CocoCay

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By: Matt Hochberg From Royal Caribbean Blog In a press conference with members of the media aboard Independence of the Seas, Royal Caribbean CEO Michael Bayley spoke about some options the cruise line is considering with regard to allowing guests to stay longer at its private destination of CocoCay. Adam Coulter of Cruise Critic reported […]

US: Make-A-Wish gives Hingham teen a Caribbean adventure

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By Audrey Cooney The Patriot Ledger From Wicked Local.com HINGHAM — When Tony Achille was diagnosed with hodgkin’s lymphoma at the age of 15, his and his family’s lives were suddenly centered around hospital visits, test and treatments. “You start to become numb,” said his mother, Kelly Achille. As she related, her son’s treatments took […]

The world’s biggest cruise line uses this psychological trick to make you spend more money

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By Mark Matousek From Business Insider Royal Caribbean allows customers to purchase more goods and services to use on the cruise while they book it — a strategy designed to increase its revenue. It makes those onboard expenses seem smaller at the time of purchase and changes the way customers think about their spending habits […]

Enormous ships like Symphony Of The Seas reflect growing cruise industry

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By Michael Goldstein , CONTRIBUTOR From Forbes Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. There is an arms race building cruise ships, where bigger is apparently much better. Whether built from the keel up to be the world’s largest, like the new Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas, or literally cut in half and […]

Royal Caribbean’s largest luxury liner to set sail in April

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Royal Caribbean International’s Symphony of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship, will set sail on its first cruise in April. The floating city begins her inaugural sailing season from Barcelona with seven-night itineraries to discover the history and delights of the Mediterranean and its port cities, until the end of October. In early November, […]

‘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 […]