December 2, 2023

Bermuda legalizes same-sex marriage — again

By Brooke Sopelsa and Ariel Jao From NBC The island’s Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned a gay marriage ban that was signed into law just four months ago. / Bermuda’s Supreme Court on Wednesday legalized same-sex marriage in the British island territory again — overturning a ban that was signed into law just four months […]

Eastern Caribbean has ‘hurricane hangover’ but Carnival calls region as a whole ‘very strong’

From Seatrade Cruise News Carnival Corp. & plc painted a very strong demand picture for 2018 cruises across all regions but noted bookings for the Eastern Caribbean are slightly behind, citing ‘a bit of a hurricane hangover.’ That set analysts on Thursday’s earnings call buzzing with questions, putting management on the defensive to explain this […]

Cruise lines record best profits in a decade

By Tom Stieghorst From Travel Weekly The cruise industry is closing out a year of extraordinary earnings, with several of the biggest companies enjoying their best profit margins in a decade. Two of the three publicly traded cruise companies, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCCL) and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH), will have to wait until […]

Cayman Islands Cruise Ship Pier Plan Advances

By Brian Major From Travel Pulse The Cayman Islands government will issue a requests for proposals (RFP) for construction of its planned $150 million cruise ship pier and terminal facility by March of 2017, the country’s premier said recently. An RFP “prequalification process” will begin in December or January, with the tender process for construction […]

Tour company in development at Royal Caribbean

By Tom Stieghorst From Travel Weekly Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. confirmed that it is working on a new subsidiary that would be focused on developing and marketing land tours around the globe. The company is still in formation, but RCCL has named John Weis, its former vice president of global tour operations, to spearhead development […]