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Royal Caribbean to Build New Cruise Terminal in Barcelona

Feb 01, 2024

 Royal Caribbean Group has emerged as the sole bidder for the future Terminal G at the Port of Barcelona, marking it the only contestant in the bidding process. The cruise giant has seized the opportunity to undertake the construction and operation of the terminal spanning 54,000 square meters with a 450-meter-long quay capable of accommodating the world’s largest cruise ships, such as the recently inaugurated Icon of the Seas.

Voyager of the Seas Encounters Storm in the Gulf of Mexico

Jan 31, 2024

Voyager of the Seas safely made it back to the port of Galveston on Saturday after sailing through a storm in the Gulf of Mexico on January 26. The Royal Caribbean International cruise ship was on its way back to its home port when the vessel encountered a storm on the last day of the 5-day Western Caribbean cruise. Passengers on board shared details and footage of the destruction caused by the storm on social media.

4 Former Carnival and Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships Could Start Operations for SeaJets

Jan 26, 2024

Recent speculations in the Greek media suggest that the former Costa cruise ship Costa Magica could be the first vessel to start operations for SeaJets. The ship, renamed Mykonos Magic, might set sail under SeaJets Cruises in June, kicking off the restart for three former Carnival Corporation and Royal Caribbean ships acquired by the company during the pandemic.

Inter Miami CF Reveals New Jersey With Crown and Anchor Logo Aboard Icon of the Seas

Jan 24, 2024

Inter Miami CF is ushering in a new era as they partner with Royal Caribbean International for the upcoming 2024 season. The world's largest cruise line will feature as the Official Jersey Partner, with the La Noche away kit displaying the company’s crown and anchor logo. The unveiling event took place on the world’s largest cruise ship Icon of the Seas, with Mario Lopez, Royal Caribbean, Inter Miami executives, and fans in attendance.

Icon of the Seas Naming Ceremony Takes Place Today

Jan 23, 2024

After several shakedown cruises, the stage is set for the naming ceremony of the most anticipated cruise ship of 2024. The naming ceremony for the world's largest cruise ship, Icon of the Seas, will take place today, Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at PortMiami, with the world's greatest footballer, Lionel Messi, serving as the godfather. 

Royal Caribbean Sets Sail for Eurovision

Jan 04, 2024

Royal Caribbean has announced a two-year partnership with the Eurovision Song Contest, the world's largest live music event. Organized annually by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the Eurovision Song Contest is a global spectacle that unites millions of viewers across the world, with its more than 60 years, evolving into a global phenomenon.

Remembering Matt Yee: A Legacy of Laughter and Love

Dec 05, 2023

In a heart-wrenching farewell, hundreds bid their final goodbye to Matt Yee, an entertainer cherished by many aboard Royal Caribbean ships. Matt's passing has left an empty space in the hearts of those who were touched by his performances, leaving behind a legacy of laughter, camaraderie, and an indomitable spirit.

Time Lapse Video of Icon of the Seas Construction

Nov 30, 2023

After more than seven years of dreaming and 900 days of design and construction by thousands of experts, Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland has completed the world's largest cruise ship, the Icon of the Seas. Icon of the Seas is 365 metres long and weighs 248,655 gt, with a capacity to accommodate 7,600 passengers as well as a crew of 2,350.

Take a look at the construction video of the largest cruise ship in the world.

Royal Caribbean Takes Delivery of Icon of the Seas

Nov 27, 2023

Royal Caribbean officially welcomed the Icon of the Seas into its fleet on Monday November 27, 2023. After nearly three years of meticulous construction at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland, this colossal vessel has emerged as the world's largest cruise ship, shattering records and redefining the possibilities of cruising.

Cruise lines cancel Middle East sailings as Israel-Gaza war escalates

Nov 06, 2023

As the Israel-Gaza conflict continues to intensify, major cruise lines have made the difficult decision to either cancel or indefinitely postpone multiple voyages to the Middle East. The Israel-Hamas war, which erupted on October 7, has seen violence escalating in the past month.  Majour cruise companies have taken proactive measures to revise their itineraries, specifically avoiding the Red Sea and the surrounding region, with sailings impacted until the year 2024.