October 26, 2020

From the Far East to the Eastern Caribbean: Celebrity Cruises brings THE CELEBRITY REVOLUTION to Tampa

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Starting in October 2020, Celebrity Constellation will call the booming metropolitan city home NEWS PROVIDED BY Celebrity Cruises  Aug 12, 2019, 09:47 ET MIAMI, Aug. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — A revolutionary ship is coming to Port Tampa Bay, as Celebrity Cruisesunveils a brand new homeport, expanding the brand’s global vacation offerings with the redeployment of Celebrity Constellation. The newly “revolutionized” ship will offer guests more island […]

Cruise lines increase automatic ‘gratuities’ and call them something else now

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By ROSEMARY MCCLURE From LA Times To tip or not to tip, that is the question. Actually, it’s not really a question. Many large cruise lines, including Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian, add gratuities to passengers’ bills, saying the money will be passed onto crew members. And the daily rate has been steadily going up. […]

Laura B. Miller named Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

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MIAMI, Jan. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) announced today that Laura B. Miller has been named senior vice president and chief human resources officer.  Miller joins Royal Caribbean with more than 25 years of experience implementing human resources strategies for leading companies including ADT Corporation, Coca-Cola and Raytheon Company.  Miller will […]

Marriage equality isn’t quite there yet, so same-sex couples can now get married at sea

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BY SHANNON CONNELLAN From Mashable Not living in a country where same-sex marriage is legal? Even though your own government isn’t recognising your civil right to marry whoever the heck you like, the sea will. Cruise ship company Celebrity Cruises has announced the commencement of legal same-sex marriages onboard their ships, officiated by the captain […]

News of Falmouth, Jamaica’s decline is premature

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From Travel Pulse Is one of the Caribbean’s busiest and most successful cruise ports losing major cruise ship calls? The answer depends in part on whom you ask. The question emerged this week after Colin Gager, Falmouth, Jamaica’s mayor, claimed in local press reports that three Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ships—which he said collectively bring 10,000 travelers […]

Cruise company says dredging only choice for big ships in Cairns

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Nick DaltonThe Cairns Post DREDGING is the only way Royal Caribbean International will bring its larger cruise ships into the Cairns harbour. The operator has ruled out putting three of their bigger liners through computer simulations to ascertain whether they can safely traverse the shipping channel. A company spokeswoman said their liners were quite simply […]

From fast-food grunt to triumphant truffler

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From Royal Caribbean Cruises Chef John Suley’s resume doesn’t mention where his life in food started. He was 14 and acting up the way teenagers do. His father, a lay missionary who surely knew the proverb about idle hands being the devil’s workshop, dropped him off at a Burger King near their home in Silver […]

Broadway-themed cruise to sail in 2016 [calling in Cayman Islands]

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By Rod Stafford Hagwood Broadway Theatre Cruises Broadway performers from shows such as “Wicked,” “Rent,” “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” “The Producers” and “42nd Street” will hit the high seas with Celebrity Cruises. The themed cruise, titled “Sailing With the Stars,” will embark from Miami on Nov. 5, 2016 and is being put together by […]

Why Royal Caribbean’s newest ship represents a critical test for the cruise industry

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By Brian From The Daily Brian Royal Caribbean was founded 45 years ago and its first ship, the Song of Norway, embarked on its maiden voyage in 1970. Today, the company operates 41 ships across six brands — Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur, Azamara Club Cruises, and CDF Croisieres de France — and ranks […]