December 6, 2019

Influential South Floridians to be recognized at CMEx Leadership Awards Ceremony in Miami

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MIAMI (December 2, 2019) – Respected members of the South Florida community – a  Trinidadian-American journalist, a Jamaican-American attorney and a cruise line executive – will be recognized and honored at the 2019 Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) Leadership Awards to be held in Miami on December 14. Veteran Caribbean-American television news anchor and reporter Neki […]

NJ couple pay thousands to make it out of Mexico after being forced off cruise ship

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By Anthony Zurita From North Jersey Record Carol Palk was sick and bleeding from an ulcer in her stomach riding in the back of a cab during a five-hour trip through a dangerous Mexican state, so that she and her husband could catch a plane that would eventually fly them back to the United States […]

Royal Caribbean’s new terminal

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Royal Caribbean opened a new terminal at PortMiami. Here’s a look inside By Johnny Diaz from Sun Sentinel Royal Caribbean has found a new home for its largest cruise ships. The Doral-based cruise line unveiled its new Terminal A at PortMiami on Nov. 2. The sleek terminal, which resembles a ship, will be the base […]

The Editor Speaks: What did we learn from Public Meeting?

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Last night (26) at The Family Life Centre, packed with a divisive audience that want the cruise ship berthing piers at any cost and the more noisy group that don’t want it even though it won’t cost the country anything when it comes to money. In between there were some in the audience with an […]

After the hurricanes, Caribbean travel is coming back faster than you think

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By Doug Gollan From Forbes When agents from Ovation Vacations call clients to discuss their upcoming winter travel plans, many are surprised to hear their favorite Caribbean resorts and islands are already open, back in business or will open by the Festive Season, the period that starts on December 22nd and runs until the 3rd […]

Meet these formidable female sailors from Royal Caribbean

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By Ethan LeungFrom The New Paper Miss Nicoleta Pascal’s parents wanted her to be a doctor, but the strong-minded independent woman had other ideas. She followed her maritime dreams and joined the Mircea cel Batrân Naval Academy in her native Romania. Miss Pascal, 30, has been working for Royal Caribbean Cruises since 2011 as a […]

Cruising was more popular than ever in 2017 — and big changes are coming

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BY CHABELI HERRERA From Miami Herald It was smooth sailing for the cruise industry in 2017. The year marked another milestone for the developing industry, with expansive growth and a deepened foothold as a mainstream travel option. That was the message Tuesday from executives in the top cruise companies in the world, who spoke during […]

Royal Caribbean sick passengers: Outbreak disrupts cruise

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By Clyde Hughes    From Newsmax Royal Caribbean has reported 47 sick passengers from a gastrointestinal outbreak on board the Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship, Fox News reported Friday. The ship left Baltimore Jan. 2 with about 2,900 guests and staff with planned stops to Charleston, South Carolina, Orlando, and the Bahamas,according to Fox […]

Royal Caribbean searching for worker who vanished on board ship that departed Galveston

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From ABC13 Cruise worker goes missing after ship departs Galveston Tuesday, December 12, 2017 GALVESTON, Texas (KTRK) — A search is underway for a cruise ship worker who vanished during a 5-day voyage from Galveston. According to Royal Caribbean Cruises, the 24-year-old pool attendant failed to report for work on board the Visions of the […]

US Virgin Islands thanks cruise and airline partners for hurricane relief

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By Juergen T Steinmetz From eTurbo News Approximately 4,500 residents and visitors who have been impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria have been evacuated from the U.S. Virgin Islands to date. Thanking the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association, Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean Cruises for their assistance in providing humanitarian relief and mercy missions from the […]