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 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
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 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
Billed as the largest cruise ship in the world, Symphony of the Seas is set to make its debut earlier than planned, and its first sailing is departing three weeks earlier than expected.
Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas is the line’s fourth Oasis-class ship. The ship will be the world’s largest cruise ship when it launches. It will feature new-to-the-line cabin categories, restaurants, and entertainment venues, as well as a revamped Boardwalk.
The earlier launch date will allow Symphony of the Seas to sail three additional voyages.
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