A passenger intentionally jumped overboard from the top deck of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. The incident happened at 1:45 a.m Thursday, as the Independence of the Seas was coming back to South Florida.
The cruise ship company made an official statement that said a 22-year-old man jumped off the deck 12 about 30 miles south of Key Largo while the ship was returning to Port Everglades.
Two of the world’s largest cruise ships have arrived at their new homeport, Port Canaveral.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s massive Norwegian Epic with a capacity of 4,100 people joined another behemoth, the 5,400-passenger mega-cruise ship Oasis of the Seas over the weekend. Oasis had just started its first sailings from Port Canaveral. The ship arrived at the port a week earlier.
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Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas will relocate to its new home at Port Canaveral.
Royal Caribbean’s 225,000-ton Oasis of the Seas, flag ship of the world’s largest class of cruise vessels, will sail into Port Canaveral on Saturday, November 5, and will berth at Cruise Terminal 1 for the winter 2016-2017 cruise season. Continue reading
Royal Caribbean International has selected the Godmother for Harmony of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship.
23-year-old Brittany Affolter from the Miami-Dade region of Teach For America was named godmother of Royal Caribbean”s Harmony of the Seas after a 6-week long contest among about 1,000 local educators.
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Royal Caribbean’s next class of cruise ships will be powered by liquefied natural gas.
The project is called “Icon” and the new design will advance the use of fuel cell technology at sea and dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions without compromising on reliability or safety. Continue reading