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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.

“Stop Cruises” activists block Marseille port entrance, Wonder of the Seas and MSC Orchestra arrival delayed 2 hours

Jun 14, 2022

This morning about 20 activists from the “Stop Cruises” movement attempted to block the entrance of the Wonder of the Seas and MSC Orchestra at the port of Marseille in France. The activists on inflatable canoes blocked the cruise ships from entering the port for two hours.

Royal Caribbean plans to add Starlink next generation high-speed internet on cruise ships

Jun 13, 2022

Royal Caribbean Group is looking to adopt SpaceX’s next-generation high-speed satellite internet system Starlink onboard its ships. Starlink is a high-speed broadband Internet service from SpaceX that connects to the constellation Low Earth Orbit (LEO). SpaceX intends to provide affordable internet with sustainable speeds anywhere and anywhere in the world.

Royal Caribbean To Start International Cruises From Singapore

Jun 02, 2022

Royal Caribbean International will start sailing at ports in Malaysia later this month, with stops in Penang and Port Klang. The company announced on Thursday (June 2nd) that it will offer three- and four-night cruises on its Spectrum of the Seas from June 30th.

Royal Caribbean: Embarkation Quarantine Eliminated, Free Flow Shore Leave, New ROYAL’s To Join Ships

Jun 01, 2022

Royal Caribbean International announced that the entire fleet is back in service! This is thanks to amazing and talented crew members. The final cruise ship to restart, Rhapsody of the Seas has rounded out fleet after her dry dock with her first revenue sailing on May 23. 

Harmony of the Seas hits dock extension in Falmouth, Jamaica

May 28, 2022

Royal Caribbean International's Harmony of the Seas hit the dock extension as it entered Jamaica's Falmouth Harbor on Thursday. The incident happen just hours after a Carnival Cruise ship caught fire in Grand Turk.

Royal Caribbean said that the damage on the ship was small and that it would not affect the current sailing.

Royal Caribbean Hires 600 Gambian Crew

May 12, 2022

Royal Caribbean International announced that the company has hired around 600 crew at the recruiting fair in Gambia held on May 8, at the Coco Ocean Hotel in Bijilo. The company recruited professionals for the following positions restaurant staff, cooks, laundry personnel, security officers, bar waiters, and photographers among others.

Royal Caribbean Group Recommit Global Partnership with WWF

Apr 29, 2022

Royal Caribbean Group announced a five-year partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to establish strong and measurable sustainability goals for groundbreaking progress across ship, sea and shore.

Wonder of the Seas Starts Atlantic Crossing to the Mediterranean

Apr 21, 2022

After completing its inaugural season in the Caribbean the world’s largest cruise ship Wonder of the Seas, set sail from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Wednesday, April 20, to the Mediterranean.

Cargo vessel hits Mariner of the Seas in Freeport

Apr 21, 2022

Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas had an unfortunate accident in the Bahamas, the cruise ship was hit by the cargo vessel Tropic Freedom. According to passengers onboard, Tropic Freedom came alongside the harbor’s edge at speed, hit the concrete edge of the dock, and then lodged itself into Mariner of the Seas, which caused a lot of noise and shook the vessel.

Voyager of the Seas Returns to Service

Apr 17, 2022

Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas set sail on April 15, after the last two years sitting idle because of the pandemic. It is the first time in 10 years that the former biggest cruise ship in the world set sails to Europe after sailing regularly in Asia and the Pacific.