July 3, 2022

St. Kitts cruise passenger arrivals exceed 1 million for the first time

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From eTurbo News The St. Kitts Tourism Authority and Ministry of Tourism are pleased to announce that St. Kitts received its millionth cruise passenger today, reaching the key number of arrivals that gives the island marquee port status for the first time in its history. “I am deeply gratified to welcome over one million cruise […]

A door on a Royal Caribbean ship crushed her hand. She sued for $20.3 million — and won

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From cruzblog Royal Caribbean International may be on the hook for $20.3 million after losing a case against a former employee who suffered a catastrophic injury in 2008 while she was working on board. In August 2008, New Zealander Lisa Spearman was a marketing and revenue manager on the Miami-based cruise line’s Voyager of the […]

Alexa PenaVega and Carlos PenaVega sail through the Caribbean in Hallmark Channel Original Movie LOVE AT SEA

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From Broadway World Amidst the glittering sea and sky of the Caribbean, real life cruise enthusiasts Alexa PenaVega (Spy Kids franchise) and her husband Carlos PenaVega (“Big Time Rush”) star in ‘Love at Sea,’ a new, original movie airing on Hallmark CHANNEL as part of the network’s annual “Summer Nights” programming event. Based on Barbara […]

Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas arrives in Southampton following her multi-million pound makeover

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Each ship visit worth an estimated £2m to local Southampton economy- totalling a whopping £44million a year London, UK, 12th May 2018 – Independence of the Seas, voted the UK’s favourite cruise ship*, and one of the Royal Caribbean International fleet, arrived today at her new home in Southampton, amped up with all new experiences […]

Royal Caribbean honors actors Carlos and Alexa PenaVega, with baby son Ocean, as first-ever Godfamily for Global Cruise Line

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Longstanding Maritime Tradition Gets Modern Twist for World’s Largest Cruise Ship, Symphony of the Seas NEWS PROVIDED BY Royal Caribbean International May 10, 2018, 14:55 ET SHARE THIS ARTICLE MIAMI, May 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — They said “YES!” Actors and avid Royal Caribbean International fans Carlos and Alexa PenaVega, along with their 17-month-old son Ocean, have […]

DNV GL and Meyer Turku sign class contract for Royal Caribbean’s two new ICON Class vessels

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From Hellenic Shipping News The Finnish Meyer Turku Shipyard and DNV GL have signed a contract for the classification of Royal Caribbean International’s new ICON Class vessels. The contract covers two vessels with delivery scheduled for 2022 and 2024. “It is a proud day for DNV GL to have been entrusted with the classification of […]

The perfect island

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The race to build the perfect island BY ALLAN E. JORDAN From The Maritime Executive Princess Cays Challenged to find new ports of call and provide unique passenger experiences, the cruise lines are increasingly working to create their own private destinations. Once limited to beach parties, the industry is now moving to create elaborate resort-style […]

Bionic bartenders

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Bionic bartenders are mixing up a good time for Royal Caribbean (VIDEO) From Porthole Cruise With speed, accuracy, and precision, the bartenders at Bionic Bar mix up unique cocktails for thirsty guests. How they got so good at their job aboard Royal Caribbean International ships isn’t a mystery, they were built that way. These bartenders […]

Royal Caribbean reports record First Quarter earnings and increases full year guidance

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MIAMI, April 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) today reported record first quarter results and increased its outlook for the full year.  The company reported first quarter US GAAP earnings of $1.02 per share and Adjusted earnings of $1.09 per share beating guidance due to better revenue.  Full year Adjusted earnings guidance […]

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. […]