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Royal Caribbean announces protocols for the upcoming Australia cruise season

Aug 11, 2022

Royal Caribbean has released its health protocols for cruise ships sailing from Australia during the upcoming cruise season. These include government mandates and day-of-boarding requirements.

Royal Caribbean has warned that these protocols can likely change between now and when the day of the actual sailing.

Royal Caribbean To Deploy Brilliance Of The Seas To Australia

Aug 09, 2022

Royal Caribbean's presence will increase in Australia following the announced redeployment of Brilliance of the Seas.

New Royal Caribbean cruise terminal is nearly complete

Aug 09, 2022

Royal Caribbean shared the progress on its brand new $125 million cruise terminal in Galveston, Texas. The 161,300-square-foot facility is slated for completion in November 2022, and when completed, will welcome the largest cruise ship to ever come to Galveston, the Allure of the Seas.

Royal Caribbean Group Lifts COVID-19 Testing On Voyages 5 Nights Or Less

Jul 29, 2022

Royal Caribbean Group CEO Jason Liberty announced that the company is ramping up testing for vaccinated passengers on many of its voyages. Beginning August 8, testing will be required for unvaccinated guests on all trips and for vaccinated guests only on trips of six nights or longer.

Enchantment of the Seas Celebrates Her 25th Birthday

Jul 22, 2022

Royal Caribbean International celebrated Enchantment of the Seas 25th Birthday, one of the company’s most mature ship. This legendary vessel was completed in Finland back in July 3, 1997, and was one of the first-ever liners to have Dynamic Positioning System. 

Royal Caribbean Group acquires Crystal Cruises ship for $275 million

Jul 19, 2022

Royal Caribbean Group announced that it has received court approval to purchase the ultra-luxury cruise ship Endeavour. The former Crystal Cruises ship built in 2021, will be renamed Silver Endeavor and will join the RCG subsidiary Silversea Cruises.

Royal Caribbean cancels Baltic cruises for 2023

Jul 19, 2022

Royal Caribbean International is canceling the European season of the Serenade of the Seas in summer 2023. 

The ship was scheduled to depart from Stockholm and Copenhagen on cruises through the Baltic Sea. The cancellation follows other cruise lines such as Princess Cruises and Celebrity Cruises, which are using fewer ships in Northern Europe next year.

Royal Caribbean Hires 600 Crew From Trinidad and Tobago

Jul 14, 2022

Over 600 Trinidad and Tobago nationals will take to the sea for their first time as employees of Royal Caribbean. Just over a month since thousands flocked to Royal Caribbean's recruitment drives in Trinidad and Tobago, the cruise line has confirmed that 602 candidates have been hired so far.

Brawl breaks out on Navigator of the Seas

Jun 29, 2022

A brawl has broken out on the Royal Caribbean ship Navigator of the Seas during the last week’s cruise. The fight between dozen of young passengers started at the Café Promenade on Deck 5. A video of the brawl shows a chaotic scene as people punch and push each other, while several security officers try to break up the fight. Fortunately, it doesn’t look like anyone sustained serious injuries from the incident.

BTM and Royal Caribbean Group host national job fair in Barbados

Jun 21, 2022

Barbados Tourism Marketing in partnership with the Royal Caribbean Group hosted a three-day national recruitment drive in Barbados. The job fair was organized as part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by both sides in April at Seatrade Cruise Global in Miami; its purpose is to create opportunities for high-quality employment in the local tourism industry of Barbados.