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Latest news related to Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and articles submitted by crew members. Find out insight stories from the other side of the Royal Caribbean cruise ships, told by the crew.

Royal Caribbean Ship Evacuates U.S. Citizens In Israel

Oct 16, 2023

This morning, a cruise ship arrived at the port of Haifa to carry out a humanitarian mission to evacuate U.S. citizens who wish to leave Israel due to the ongoing conflict.

The U.S. Embassy in Israel has informed residents that the voyage is subject to available space, and those permitted to depart will be allocated a place on the ship, which will set sail for Limassol, Cyprus.

Missing Royal Caribbean Crew Member in Sydney Located and Safe

Sep 28, 2023

The crew member who was reported missing from the Royal Caribbean International cruise ship, Serenade of the Seas, has been located and is safe. The Serenade of the Seas arrived at the port of Sydney, Nova Scotia, on Tuesday, September 26, as part of its 7-day round-trip Canada cruise from Boston. However, after the ship departed from Sydney, the crew failed to return by 5 p.m.

Utopia of the Seas floats out in France

Sep 19, 2023

Royal Caribbean International's newest Oasis-class cruise ship, the Utopia of the Seas, emerged from dry dock at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. The float-out was a meticulous process, taking nearly 15 hours to complete. It commenced with the shipyard filling the dry dock with a staggering 46 million gallons of water, allowing the vessel to glide into an outfitting dock.

Radiance of the Seas Cruise Canceled Due To Mechanical Issues

Sep 02, 2023

Cruise passengers booked on a voyage on Royal Caribbean International's Radiance of the Seas received disappointing news recently. The cruise, scheduled to depart from Seward, Alaska, on September 1, was canceled due to unforeseen mechanical problems with the vessel. 

Man Overboard On Wonder of the Seas

Aug 30, 2023

After rerouting due to Hurricane Idalia, the cruise ship Wonder of the Seas encountered further deviation from its planned course on Tuesday evening due to an incident involving a person falling overboard. At approximately 7:55 p.m., an announcement was made aboard the ship, notifying passengers that an individual had fallen or jumped into the sea.

Jamie Oliver Introduces Revamped Menu to Royal Caribbean Dining Experience

Aug 08, 2023

Jamie Oliver is set to breathe new life into the culinary offerings aboard Royal Caribbean cruise ships with a revamped menu at his signature restaurant, Jamie’s Italian. Starting from August, passengers can anticipate a fresh array of delectable dishes, enriching their onboard dining experience.

Royal Caribbean Group to Introduce Waste-to-Energy Systems

Jul 11, 2023


In a bid to enhance its waste management practices and prioritize environmental responsibility, Royal Caribbean Group has announced implementation of innovative technology on its cruise ships. The company plans to implement waste-to-energy (WTE) systems, food waste reduction initiatives, and an expanded network of green hubs, all aimed at delivering vacation experiences in an environmentally sustainable manner.

Royal Caribbean Presents Icon of the Seas Crew Neighborhood

Jul 03, 2023

Royal Caribbean International is taking crew satisfaction to new heights with the redesign of the entire crew areas on their upcoming cruise ship, Icon of the Seas. Recognizing the importance of a contented crew in ensuring an exceptional guest experience, the cruise line has thoroughly unpgraded the crew neighborhoods based on extensive surveys and feedback from its crew members.

Icon of the Seas to Begin Her First Sea Trials on Sunday

Jun 15, 2023

Icon of the Seas prepares to embark on its first sea trials, marking a significant milestone in the world of cruising. The sea trielas are scheduled to start on Sunday, June 18, testing the capabilities of the newbuild, set to become world’s largest cruise ship when it starts operations in January 2024. Departing from the shipyard in Turku, Finland, the Icon of the Seas will navigate the Baltic Sea during these crucial tests.

Cruise Ship Positions With Extra Time Off

Jun 14, 2023

Working on a cruise ship offers a unique and exciting experience, but it also comes with challenges. One such challenge is the availability of time off for different positions onboard. In this article, we delve into various jobs on cruise ships and explore the likelihood of getting time off for each role.