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Celebrity Cruises cancels Asia season due to the ongoing uncertainty

Apr 12, 2022

As uncertainty remains regarding travel in the region, Celebrity Cruises has made a decision to cancel the entire Asia season 2022-2023 of the Celebrity Solstice. The season was supposed to last from September 2022 to April 2023 with 19 cruises affected. The cruise ship was scheduled to arrive in Japan in September to cruise from Tokyo, Singapore, and Hong Kong. As a replacement Solstice will spend the season to the Mexican Riviera, taking over sailings previously assigned to Celebrity Millennium.

Royal Caribbean International To Allow Crew Free Flow Shore Leave in Caribbean Ports

Apr 07, 2022


Keel-laying ceremony held for Icon of the Seas

Apr 05, 2022

Royal Caribbean International has held a keel-laying ceremony for the highly anticipated cruise ship, Icon of the Seas at Finnish shipyard Meyer Turku. The traditional ceremony marks the start of construction of the Icon of the Seas, and involved a 3,000-ton crane lifting the first massive steel block that is placed into the new ship's building dock placing a newly minted coin under the keel for good luck. 

Crew Member Dies On Board Quantum of the Seas

Mar 26, 2022

A 42-year-old Filipino crew member has died on board the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Quantum of the Seas, according to a crew member who wishes to remain anonymous.

The ship’s medical team were called this afternoon to report of a cardiac arrest and Code Alpha was sounded on the PA system.

Royal Caribbean to Ease Crew Restrictions

Mar 16, 2022

Following the latest announcement by the CDC downgrading the cruise ship travel warning to a moderate Level 2, Royal Caribbean has decided to ease crew restrictions, gradually returning to the pre-pandemic times. The cruise line informed its crew about the protocol updates which include changes to the mask policy, crew shore leave, as well as the return to the onboard benefits and the popular Friends and Family cruise program.

Crew Member Dies Onboard Oasis of the Seas

Mar 09, 2022

Crew Center received a message that a 36-year-old Indonesian crew member has died onboard the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Oasis of the Seas. According to our source, last night Code Alpha for medical emergency was sounded aboard the ship when the crew member was found dead. The crew member was working as a waiter and was already 9 months on the Oasis of the Seas, as he extend his current contract several times.

Wonder of the Seas makes inaugural call to San Juan

Mar 09, 2022

On Tuesday Puerto Rico welcomed Royal Caribbean's Wonder of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise, at the port of San Juan. During the visit Wonder of the Seas Captain Rob Hempstead and his crew were joined by Pedro Pierluisi, the Governor of Puerto Rico, for a traditional plaque and key ceremony to mark the maiden call.

Over One Million Guests Sailed Aboard Royal Caribbean Ships Since Restart

Mar 07, 2022

Since returning to operations more than a million guests have sailed onboard Royal Caribbean International cruise ships. More than 28,000 crew members have been brought back to sea.

World’s largest cruise ship sets sail on its first cruise from Fort Lauderdale

Mar 07, 2022

Making its official debut in the United States Royal Caribbean’s latest and highly anticipated cruise ship Wonder of the Seas set sail on March 4 for the Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Cruise Lines Stand United in Support of the Ukrainian and Russian Crew

Feb 28, 2022

As the world turns towards Ukraine with prayers and support, loyal cruise ship guests reach out to the cruise lines' Head Quarters with inquiries about the safety, support and concern of Ukrainian crew members. Each company responds to the cruise guests with understanding of their concerns, addressing the same and reminding that the companies are focused on the wellbeing and support of both Ukrainian and Russian crew members.