Haiti: 2nd Cruise Ship Canceled in Labadee Due to Ongoing Protests

800px-Freedom_of_the_Seas_(ship,_2007)_001Royal Caribbean announced that it is canceling another port stop for one of its cruise ships at the cruise line’s private destination in Labadee, Haiti, because of protesters. All shore-side crew were evacuated.

The Navigator of the Seas was scheduled to stop at Labadee on Thursday, but the cruise operator canceled the port call after encountering a flotilla of protesters in small boats. Continue reading

Royal Caribbean Signs 10-year Deal with US Virgin Islands

Royal Caribbean has released details on the newest addition to its fleet set to sail next year, the Quantum of the Seas, an 18-deck ship that can carry 4,180 guestsRoyal Caribbean, the world’s second largest cruise line, signed a 10-year deal with the U.S. Virgin Islands in order to boost tourism and generate revenue. The agreement was reached after several years of negotiation and begins in October 2016. Continue reading

Royal Caribbean Finally Reveals Design of the Ultimate Abyss

MS_Oasis_of_the_Seas_SternRoyal Caribbean International has finally revealed the design of  the Ultimate Abyss, the tallest slide on a cruise ship, which will span 10 decks.

When, in only five months, Royal Caribbean’s next new ship, Harmony of the Seas, debuts, it will be the world’s largest cruise ship featuring the tallest slide at sea ever. Continue reading

Royal Caribbean Orders Fifth Quantum-Class Ship

-Quantum_of_the_Seas-_and_-Anthem_of_the_Seas--sections_at_Meyer_WerftRoyal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany to order a fifth Quantum-class ship, to be delivered in the fall of 2020. The announcement came on Tuesday, a day before the line’s second Quantum-class ship, Anthem of the Seas, arrived in its permanent homeport of Bayonne, New Jersey, Continue reading

Royal Caribbean Lays Keel for Another Record Size Oasis Class Ship

MS_Oasis_of_the_Seas_SternThe STX Shipyard in St. Nazaire, France officially began construction on another record size cruise ship for Royal Caribbean. An official keel-laying ceremony for the fourth vessel in hugely successful Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Class series was held on Thursday. Continue reading