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Royal Caribbean International Marks One Year of Resuming Cruises

Dec 03, 2021

This month Royal Caribbean International marks one year since the successful restart of cruise operations, an important milestone worth celebrating. The company and its crew made extraordinary efforts to start cruising again with Quantum of the Seas, the first ship to make a comeback since the industry shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Royal Caribbean Lifeguards Rescue Guest on Liberty of the Seas

Nov 26, 2021

Lifeguards onboard the cruise ship Liberty of the Seas sprang to the rescue of a guest after he lost consciousness in one of the ships' pools. What started as another workday by the Solarium Pool became a day Royal Caribbean lifeguards saved a guest's life.

Royal Caribbean International Crew Allowed Shore Leave in U.S. Ports

Nov 26, 2021

Royal Caribbean International started the “Crew free flow pilot program” allowing independent shore leave for employees on five cruise ships sailing to U.S. ports. The pilot program started last week with 50 crewmembers, from each ship, being granted shore leave on the Anthem of the Seas in Cape Liberty - Bayonne, Liberty of the Seas in Galveston, Allure of the Seas in Fort Lauderdale, Independence of the Seas in Port Canaveral, and Oasis of the Seas in Miami.

Godmother Erin Brown Names New Royal Caribbean Ship, Odyssey of the Seas

Nov 15, 2021

A celebration of adventure and joy took place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida as Odyssey of the Seas was officially named by the first Bahamian Godmother and inspiring athlete, Erin Brown. The Caribbean-inspired event culminated in the moment Odyssey’s Godmother Erin Brown, the first Bahamian paratriathlete to compete in the Paralympic Games qualifiers, named the ship.

Galveston Becomes Homeport of Another Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

Nov 11, 2021

This week, Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas was welcomed to Galveston for the first time, where it is starting the series of cruises to the Western Caribbean. The vessel will join Liberty of the Seas, which has Galveston as a homeport, too.

In the period between July and the end of September 2021, Galveston has seen more than 168,000 visitors cruising out of the port.

Breaking News: Bravo Code on Jewel of the Seas in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean

Nov 10, 2021

Crew Center has been informed that Bravo Code was sounded on the Jewel of the Seas at this moment. The ship is now sailing across the Atlantic Ocean to Miami where it is scheduled to arrive on November 14. The vessel is in the middle of the Atlantic which is the worst place to have an emergency situation.

Spectrum of the Seas to Resume Cruises From Hong Kong After 21-Day Ban

Nov 10, 2021

Royal Caribbean’s Spectrum of the Seas is getting ready to resume cruises once again from Hong Kong after the cruise ship was forced to cancel all sailings for 21 days. The ship is currently moored at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal and will restart cruises to nowhere this Thursday.

Royal Caribbean’s CEO Richard Fain stepping down after more than three decades

Nov 09, 2021

Coping with the pandemic crisis and being the leading person of the world’s second-largest cruise company for 33 years, the 74-year old CEO Richard D. Fain is stepping down from this position at the very beginning of 2022. Fain said “it was the right time to step down” with most of the company’s ships operating and the group nearing a full return to cruising.

Wonder of the Seas world's largest cruise ship sets sail from Saint-Nazaire

Nov 08, 2021

Wonder of the Seas the world’s largest cruise ship whose construction lasted two years left the French shipyard of Saint Nazaire on Friday night.

Anthem of the Seas Completes cruises in the UK and Heads for New Jersey

Nov 04, 2021

Anthem of the Seas completed the UK domestic cruises and is now sailing to the U.S. coast. The planned operations of the vessel are starting out of the Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, New Jersey, in about a week. It will be the second Royal Caribbean’s ship sailing from New Jersey, but Anthem of the Seas was the first in the fleet to restart in the UK and the fifth overall in the fleet globally.