Royal Caribbean Takes Delivery of Largest Cruise Ship in the World

Symphony of the Seas, the world’s newest mega-ship, was handed over by STX France to Royal Caribbean International after the traditional flag-changing ceremony led by Michael Bayley, President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, Richard Fain, Chairman and CEO of the cruise ship operator, and General Manager of French shipbuilder STX Laurent Castaing. The maritime ritual symbolizes the ship’s official delivery from the shipbuilder to US giant Royal Caribbean. Continue reading

New Attractions Coming to Mariner of the Seas: A Virtual Reality Trampoline Lets Passengers Walk on the Moon

Revamp of Royal Caribbean ship will add virtual reality trampoline.

New features coming to Mariner of the Seas as part of a $90 million refurbishment this year, revealed Royal Caribbean a few days ago.

The cruise line that boasts the largest cruise ships at sea is sending Mariner of the Seas into drydock for $90 million refurbishments that will add new features to the ship: a new attraction called the Sky Pad- virtual reality, bungee jump, and trampoline. There will be other facilities like a new sports bar, Tiki bar, water slides, restaurants and more. Continue reading

Technical Issue Forces Grandeur of the Seas to Stop for Repairs

A mechanical issue forced 2000-passenger Royal Caribbean’s cruise ship to make a stop for repairs January 10 in Port Canaveral, cruise line officials told the media.
Guests aboard the Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas have been currently stuck in Port Canaveral.
The cruise operator’s engineering team has been working for two days now to resolve the issue. At this time, the Grandeur of the Seas is scheduled to sail back into Baltimore tomorrow, Saturday, January 13. Continue reading

Royal Caribbean Shifts Itineraries for 2018

Royal Caribbean announced several cruise ship deployments from itineraries that have long been open for bookings. The changes affect more ships than usually: Empress of the Seas, Majesty of the Seas, Enchantment of the Seas, and Vision of the Seas. Continue reading