January 26, 2020

Royal Caribbean not responsible for overboard death of 22-year-old, jury finds

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From Denton Daily Royal Caribbean is not responsible for the death of a 22-year-old man who went overboard on one of its cruises in 2016, a federal jury found Monday, despite skipping a step in the line’s own search protocol. Lisa and Todd Skokan sued Royal Caribbean after their son Nathan went overboard on Royal […]

New Zealand volcano eruption: Royal Caribbean cruise nearby, other travel effects

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By Sara M. Moniuszko From USA Today A New Zealand volcanic island erupted in a tower of ash and steam while dozens of tourists were exploring the moon-like surface. A volcanic eruption on New Zealand’s White Island, also called Whakaari, is affecting travelers going to and from the area. Fewer than 50 people were on the […]

Royal Caribbean reports record third quarter earnings and updates full year guidance

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NEWS PROVIDED BY Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.  Oct 30, 2019, MIAMI, Oct. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) today reported record third quarter US GAAP earnings of $4.20 per share and adjusted earnings of $4.27 per share which include a $0.13negative impact from Hurricane Dorian.  The company also updated its full year Adjusted EPS guidance to a range of $9.50 to $9.55 per […]

Royal Caribbean unveils

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Royal Caribbean Unveils Bold Features on New Odyssey of the Seas By Mia Taylor from Travel Pulse Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, Odyssey of the Seas, is set to feature the most action-packed top deck in the company’s fleet as well as a number of ground-breaking firsts designed to create game-changing cruise vacations. In a just-released […]

Royal Caribbean announces Lelepa, Vanuatu is perfect for “Perfect Day”

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NEWS PROVIDED BY Royal Caribbean International South Pacific Island To Be First Carbon Neutral Private Cruise Destination in the World SYDNEY, Oct. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Vanuatu, one of the natural gems of the South Pacific, will be the new home of Royal Caribbean’s newest private island destination – Perfect Day at Lelepa, Vanuatu. The announcement of the new project […]

Royal Caribbean pledges $1 million to Hurricane Dorian disaster relief

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By Matt Hochberg From Royal Caribbean Blog n the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, Royal Caribbean announced it is committing $1 million to Dorian disaster relief, and ITM—our partner in the Holistica joint venture that is developing the Grand Lucayan resort in Freeport—is also donating an additional $100,000. Royal Caribbean will collaborate with the Bahamian government and non-profit […]

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 […]

RC changed cruise industry

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8 ways Royal Caribbean changed the cruise industry By Matt Hochberg From Royal Caribbean Blog Royal Caribbean is celebrating its 50th birthday this year and with a milestone of that magnitude, it seems fitting to review the cruise industry firsts that figuratively put Royal Caribbean on the map. Innovation is a byproduct of competition among […]

15-year-old girl attacked on Royal Caribbean cruise ship while crew members did nothing

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By Kelsey Marie From Travel Noire Royal Caribbean crew members have allegedly watched almost a dozen men buy alcohol for a 15-year-old girl and said nothing. The school-aged girl was later gang-raped by these men. This case has brought awareness to the excessive amount of assaults on popular cruise ships that have now become known […]

Tragic Symphony of the Seas overboard being reported

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From Cruise Hive A man from the Symphony of the Seas cruise ship currently on an Eastern Caribbean sailing has gone overboard. Overboard on Symphony of the Seas We are extremely sad to report that an Australian man has died after being overboard the Symphony of the Seas cruise ship which is operated by Royal Caribbean. According to a passenger who […]