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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 informs passengers about smoking ban in Mexico

Jan 26, 2023

Passengers sailing aboard Royal Caribbean ships that sail to Mexican ports-of-call posted a photo that shows a letter by the company, addressing the current smoking policy in Mexico and how this might affect guests if they smoke in public areas and other venues.

Greek brothers named Celebrity Ascent co-captains

Jan 25, 2023

Celebrity Cruises announced today that the newest flagship Celebrity Ascent, will have two brothers as co-captains of the vessel, Dimitrios and Tasos Kafetzis. This will be the first time in cruise history two brothers to co-c

Royal Caribbean to Open Office in Cyprus to Support Operations in Eastern Mediterranean

Jan 24, 2023

Royal Caribbean Group will open an office in Cyprus which will serve as a center of its cruise activities in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Celebrity Ascent Completes Float Out at Shipyard

Jan 23, 2023

Celebrity Cruises' newest cruise ship Celebrity Ascent, has reached a major construction milestone at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. 

Here Are the Christmas Gifts from the Cruise Lines to the Crew

Dec 28, 2022

After difficult three years since the start of the pandemic and the amazing return back to cruising in 2022, the cruise lines have many reasons to celebrate this holiday season. 

Netflix releases "The Volcano: Rescue in Whakaari" - Documentary of the deadly eruption that killed cruise passengers 

Dec 23, 2022

This month Netflix released the documentary "The Volcano: Rescue in Whakaari" telling the story of the deadly volcano eruption in New Zealand, through the testimonies of survivors and rescuers. The tragedy on White Island claimed the lives of 22 people, most of them passengers sailing aboard the cruise ship Ovation of the Seas.

Royal Caribbean Ship Skips Ports of Call Due to Technical Issue

Dec 20, 2022

A Royal Caribbean International ship was forced to cancel scheduled calls to Noumea & Mystery Island due to a technical issue that resulted in a reduced cruising speed.

Barbara Muckermann to Succeed Roberto Martinoli as Silversea New President and CEO

Dec 16, 2022

Silversea Cruises announced that the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer Roberto Martinoli, will assume a new corporate roll and will serve as a senior advisor to Royal Caribbean Group President and CEO Jason Liberty. Starting January 1, 2023 Barbara Muckermann, who is currently Chief Commercial Officer, will take over the postion as Silversea's next president and CEO.

Royal Caribbean Group Inks Strategic Partnership with Meyer Turku and the Finnish Government

Dec 14, 2022

Royal Caribbean Group announced the signing of a maritime declaration with the Finnish government, represented by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and the shipyard Meyer Turku Oy, to chart the way forward for innovative and sustainable shipbuilding in Finland. The agreement is set to advance innovation, strengthen competitiveness and bolster the maritime industry into the future.

Royal Caribbean Officially Names Wonder of the Seas

Dec 12, 2022

Royal Caribbean has held the naming ceremony for its latest cruise ship, Wonder of the Seas, at Port Canaveral, Florida. In a ceremony fit for the world's newest wonder the ship was named by its Godmother and Wonder Mom Marie McCrea from Pennsylvania. The evening ceremony also marked the start of a new chapter for Wonder as it makes waves as Port Canaveral's new, year-round family vacation.