October 17, 2021

Royal Caribbean offers to give [UK] Parliament the horn

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By Amie Keeley From Travel Weekly Royal Caribbean has offered up one of its ship’s horns to be played from Parliament Square after it was announced Big Ben would be silenced for four years. Royal Caribbean Cruises has written to Speaker of The House of Commons, John Bercow MP, offering to adapt one of its horns to […]

Tampa cruises will add millions to Cuban economy

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By Paul Guzzo From Tampa Bay Times TAMPA — Major cruise lines will start sailing from Port Tampa Bay to Havana in the coming months, with possibly more than 40,000 passengers spread out over 22 voyages who could add more than $5 million to the Cuban economy this year and next. These statistics are from […]

Royal Caribbean becomes the second cruise company to gain approval for U.S. to Cuba trips

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BY CHABELI HERRERA From Miami Herald Royal Caribbean Cruises will set sail for Cuba, the company announced Wednesday. The Florida-to-Cuba cruises will launch aboard cruise lines Royal Caribbean International and Azamara Club Cruises for people-to-people trips, the Miami-based cruise company said. Itineraries will be released in the near future, Royal Caribbean said. The line has […]

Two new ships for Royal Caribbean International’s New Earth-Friendly Icon Class

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From Travel Pulse On Monday, Royal Caribbean Cruises announced it had signed a memorandum of understanding with shipbuilder Meyer Turku to build two new 5,000-passenger vessels for the company. The two new ships will be classified in a new line called the Icon class, which will be larger than the Quantum class ships, but smaller […]

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 […]

The power of consumerism in animal welfare and social justice

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By Praveen Varanasi From alligator Animal welfare is an issue often overlooked by a vast majority of people. When consuming animal products, individuals often don’t realize the suffering and pain that results from the industry. As a society, it is important for us to understand the origins of the products we consume and to place […]

Royal Caribbean partners with World Wildlife Fund to save our oceans

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By Ben Squires From Over60 Royal Caribbean Cruises has made a serious pledge with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to reduce its environmental footprint and raise awareness about ocean conservation. The cruise line behind iconic cruise ships like Quantum of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas is making the very serious […]

Crisis of the Week: Royal Caribbean’s Stormy Cruise

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By BEN DIPIETRO From Wall Street Journal This week’s crisis involves the response from Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines RCL +3.89% to criticism it received after sailing one of its ships during hurricane conditions—a situation that left some passengers fearing for their safety. The Anthem of the Seas had to return to port. The company was […]

iNews Briefs, More & Community Events

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8th Annual CISPA Gala “Back to the Future-Celebrating 45 years of excellence” Date: 10/10/2015 Time: 6:30 PM Ritz Carlton Seven Mile Beach Phone: 749 3360 Register Event Description: The 8th Annual CISPA Gala “Back to the Future-Celebrating 45 years of excellence” is a time to celebrate Caymanians who recently attained their professional accounting designations as […]

China seen as next boom for cruise industry

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By Hannah Sampson From Miami Herald In early 2014, the cruise industry was steaming ahead with few surprises. New ships were on the horizon, including Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum of the Seas, which was headed where most new ships from North American companies sail: the Caribbean. But seven months before the ship’s launch, the Miami-based […]