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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.

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.

Employee of the Month Award on Cruise Ships - a good way to recognize the hard working crew

Nov 02, 2021

Since I have worked on land, I have attended so many focus groups related to large corporations and other government entities attempting to figure out how to maintain long term employees. Just as the cruise industry, I presently work in a high burnout profession where the turnaround is 5-10 years.

Royal Caribbean plans to add 13 New Energy-Efficient Ships

Oct 30, 2021

Besides the increasing number of companies which are following the trend of decarbonizing their business, Royal Caribbean, one of the biggest cruise brands shouldn’t miss the opportunity to take a place in establishing those ambitious goals. Destination Net Zero - is in fact the company’s slogan for its decarbonization plan, a long-term one that has the year 2050 as its deadline. But more immediate goals have also been made public.

Royal Caribbean Shares Icon of the Seas Construction Update

Oct 28, 2021

Royal Caribbean International shared construction updated on its first cruise ship powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), Icon of the Seas. The construction is well underway with the recent installation of the LNG Fuel Tank. The company released a video of the first tank recently installed weighting 307 tons. The thank is 90 feet (27 meters) long and 26 feet (8 meters) tall.

Royal Caribbean switches from PCR to pre-departure ART test in Singapore

Oct 23, 2021

From November 8, the current pre-departure polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test will be replaced with an antigen rapid test (ART) for all the guests on Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas. The test will be taken at the cruise terminal on the departure day. Currently, only two cruise ships are sailing from Singapore - Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas and Dream Cruises’ World Dream. 

False positive Covid-19 test forces Spectrum of the Seas to cancel cruise after one crew member is suspected to have the virus during routine testing

Oct 22, 2021

Spectrum of the Seas ‘Ocean Getaway’ cruise-to-nowhere scheduled for October 21, from Hong Kong was canceled late on Thursday after one crew member onboard was suspected to have COVID-19 during routine testing.