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Royal Caribbean Hires 600 Gambian Crew

May 12, 2022

Royal Caribbean International announced that the company has hired around 600 crew at the recruiting fair in Gambia held on May 8, at the Coco Ocean Hotel in Bijilo. The company recruited professionals for the following positions restaurant staff, cooks, laundry personnel, security officers, bar waiters, and photographers among others.

Royal Caribbean Group Recommit Global Partnership with WWF

Apr 29, 2022

Royal Caribbean Group announced a five-year partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to establish strong and measurable sustainability goals for groundbreaking progress across ship, sea and shore.

Wonder of the Seas Starts Atlantic Crossing to the Mediterranean

Apr 21, 2022

After completing its inaugural season in the Caribbean the world’s largest cruise ship Wonder of the Seas, set sail from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Wednesday, April 20, to the Mediterranean.

Cargo vessel hits Mariner of the Seas in Freeport

Apr 21, 2022

Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas had an unfortunate accident in the Bahamas, the cruise ship was hit by the cargo vessel Tropic Freedom. According to passengers onboard, Tropic Freedom came alongside the harbor’s edge at speed, hit the concrete edge of the dock, and then lodged itself into Mariner of the Seas, which caused a lot of noise and shook the vessel.

Voyager of the Seas Returns to Service

Apr 17, 2022

Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas set sail on April 15, after the last two years sitting idle because of the pandemic. It is the first time in 10 years that the former biggest cruise ship in the world set sails to Europe after sailing regularly in Asia and the Pacific.

Celebrity Cruises Announces Goop wellness cruise on Celebrity Beyond

Apr 14, 2022

Celebrity Cruises and lifestyle brand goop are setting a cruise this fall on an elite wellness retreat at sea on board the exceedingly anticipated new-luxury ship, Celebrity Beyond.

Celebrity Cruises cancels Asia season due to the ongoing uncertainty

Apr 12, 2022

As uncertainty remains regarding travel in the region, Celebrity Cruises has made a decision to cancel the entire Asia season 2022-2023 of the Celebrity Solstice. The season was supposed to last from September 2022 to April 2023 with 19 cruises affected. The cruise ship was scheduled to arrive in Japan in September to cruise from Tokyo, Singapore, and Hong Kong. As a replacement Solstice will spend the season to the Mexican Riviera, taking over sailings previously assigned to Celebrity Millennium.

Royal Caribbean International To Allow Crew Free Flow Shore Leave in Caribbean Ports

Apr 07, 2022


Keel-laying ceremony held for Icon of the Seas

Apr 05, 2022

Royal Caribbean International has held a keel-laying ceremony for the highly anticipated cruise ship, Icon of the Seas at Finnish shipyard Meyer Turku. The traditional ceremony marks the start of construction of the Icon of the Seas, and involved a 3,000-ton crane lifting the first massive steel block that is placed into the new ship's building dock placing a newly minted coin under the keel for good luck. 

Crew Member Dies On Board Quantum of the Seas

Mar 26, 2022

A 42-year-old Filipino crew member has died on board the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Quantum of the Seas, according to a crew member who wishes to remain anonymous.

The ship’s medical team were called this afternoon to report of a cardiac arrest and Code Alpha was sounded on the PA system.