January 27, 2022

Royal Caribbean begins construction of fifth Oasis Class cruise ship

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By Matt Hochberg From Royal Caribbean Blogs Royal Caribbean began construction of its fifth Oasis Class cruise ship today with a steel cutting ceremony.   Pictured from left to right: Jean-Yves Jaouen, SVP, Operations, Chantiers de l’Atlantique; Florence Mauduit, Oasis Contract Director, Chantiers de l’Atlantique; Laurent Castaing, General Manager, Chantiers de l’Atlantique; Beatrice Siri, Associate Vice-President, […]

6 new cruise ships being added to Royal Caribbean’s fleet

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By Ben Souza From Cruise Fever Royal Caribbean, known for their award winning cruise ships, currently has new 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 five years […]

Tourism Matters: We live in hope!

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By Adrian Loveridge From Caribbean News Now Having watched the recently filmed interview with the new Minister of Tourism and International Transport in its entirety, where he concluded that our cruise sector is in “a state of deep crisis”, frankly I was quite shocked. Like many of us who have substantially invested in land based […]

Activists slam Royal Caribbean’s $200 million expansion at CocoCay

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By Kaitlynn Keller From Observer Families on the hunt for a picture-perfect vacation might be thrilled about Royal Caribbean’s extensive renovation plans for the CocoCay island—but local environmentalists are not. For three decades, the cruise line’s private island in the Bahamas has offered white sand, blue water and an endless sea of reclining beach chairs […]

Royal Caribbean will take delivery of Symphony of the Seas on March 23

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By Matt Hochberg From Royal Caribbean Blog Royal Caribbean will take delivery of the world’s largest cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas, on Friday, March 23, 2018. The event will celebrate the handing over of the ship from French shipyard STX France to Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. The ship cost 1.2 billion euros, and will be the 13th […]