April 11, 2021

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 […]

Coast Guard suspends search for Royal Caribbean cruise ship employee who went overboard

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By Michael Bartiromo From FOX NEWS The United States Coast Guard has suspended its search for a Royal Caribbean crew member who went overboard off the coast of Florida early on Thursday. The 26-year-old employee, whose name was not released, was reportedly seen falling off the Majesty of the Seas by fellow crew members around 2:35 […]

Two Royal Caribbean cruise ships earn perfect 100 health scores

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By Ben Souza From Cruise Fever Two Royal Caribbean cruise ships have earned perfect 100 health scores during surprise inspections over the past two months Twice a year, each cruise ship that sails to or from a U.S. cruise port goes through an unannounced public health inspection. This surprise inspection is done by the VSP […]

Father sentenced to two years

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Father sentenced to two years in prison after he took part in an attack on a 13-year-old boy who made a lewd comment to his daughter on a cruise By Associated Press and Dailymail.com Reporter From Daily Mail UK Jason Lawson, 33, of Toledo, Ohio was sentenced to two years in prison on Monday Lawson […]

Royal Caribbean sails to $1.28B profit in 2016

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By Arlene Satchell From Sun Sentinel Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. posted record earnings in 2016, buoyed in part by higher ticket prices, increased onboard spending and cost savings, the cruise company said Thursday. The Miami-based cruise operator generated net income or profit of $1.28 billion or $5.93 a share, versus $665.8 million, or $3.02 a […]

Travelers lose 25,000 pieces of luggage, phones, and other belongings in Florida airport rampage

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From Kelli Kennedy and Terry Spencer, Associated Press From Business Insider FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Dan and Janice Kovacs and their two children were passing through airport security when the gunfire erupted. They were shoeless — with wallets, passports and carry-on items chugging along a conveyer belt — when they sprang into the mass […]

Royal Caribbean’s “Harmony of the Seas” makes spectacular US debut

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World’s Largest Cruise Ship Sets Sail from Fort Lauderdale for First Time MIAMI, November 5, 2016 – With a sail away celebration befitting the world’s largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean International’s brand new ship, Harmony of the Seas, departed on her maiden voyage from her new permanent homeport of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  […]

County commission unanimously approves Royal Caribbean terminal at PortMiami

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BY CHABELI HERRERA From Miami Herald Miami-Dade County Commission approves proposal to build Royal Caribbean terminal at PortMiami The $247 million plan will bring the world’s largest ships to Miami Royal Caribbean will fully finance, county to pay $15 million Renderings of Royal Caribbean Cruises’ new terminal at PortMiami, set to be completed in late […]

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Royal Caribbean Cruise ship passenger

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By Emily Shapiro From Good Morning America The Coast Guard announced late today it has suspended the search for a man who fell overboard from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship off the coast of Key Largo, Florida. Search-and-rescue crews searched a total area of 2,583 square nautical miles before the search was called off, the […]

A Costa Cruises ship returns to Port Everglades after 4-year hiatus

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By Arlene Satchell From Sun Sentinel The 2,260-passenger Costa Deliziosa cruise ship will sail from Port Everglades on short and long Caribbean cruises from late December through March. (Port Everglades) Costa Deliziosa will sail from Fort Lauderdale to the Caribbean through March A Costa Cruises ship is back at Port Everglades after a four-year company […]