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Royal Caribbean’s Latest Ship Makeover

 Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas cruise ships is returning for Western Caribbean itineraries after a month-long dry dock. The ship will be homeporting in Galveston, Texas for seven-night Western Caribbean itineraries. The ship will visit destinations including Belize City, …

Royal Caribbean Cancels Haiti Visit Due to Protests

 Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas cruise ship canceled its planned visit to the Haitian cruise port of Labadee this week, citing “political protests in the area.” The cruise line pointed to a video on Facebook that showed the ship …

Royal Caribbean’s Empress of the Seas to Homeport in Miami

 Royal Caribbean’s newly-enhanced Empress of the Seas ship will be returning to the company’s fleet in March after a stint with sister brand Pullmantur. The ship will head to Miami for short Caribbean getaways. The ship will offer four and …

LATEST NEWS

 Tiffany & Co. is coming to the Caribbean Sea. The company has introduced its first-ever free-standing boutique at sea on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Sea. The 875-square-foot boutique is located in the ship’s Central Park neighborhood. “We are delighted …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean has entered into an agreement with Meyer Werft to order a fifth Quantum-class cruise ship, the company announced. The as-yet unnamed ship is slated for delivery in the fall of 2020. “It is …

 Above: the keel-laying ceremony in France By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean has officially begun construction on the company’s fourth Oasis-class ship. The keel was laid on the new ship at the STX shipyard in St Nazaire, France. The …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean has launched a major new ad campaign aimed at repositioning and reshaping the image of cruising. The new ad released this month shows cruisers on a number of Caribbean excursions, from swimming with …

 A new CIO By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean has named Michael Giresi its new senior vice president and chief information officer. Giresi comes to the company after 20 years of implementing technology initiatives for companies like Tory Burch, …

 A new kind of suite on Royal Caribbean By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean has unveiled its newest experience: the “Royal Suite Class.” The program includes special suites and amenities, from the inclusion of a “Royal Gene” certified by …

 The Rum Renaissance Caribbean Rum Cruise set for November 15 sailing By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s the dream for any rum lover: cruising around the Caribbean, visiting rum distilleries and sipping aged spirits. But it’s not a dream, thanks …

 New top marketer By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Royal Caribbean International has appointed Jim Berra as its new Chief Marketing Officer. Berra will take on responsibilities of the cruise line’s marketing program, brand strategy, consumer and trade advertising, research and communications, …

 Above: Majesty of the Seas By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Royal Caribbean will be retaining its Majesty of the Seas ship in its fleet, changing course after an announcement in 2014 that it would be transferring the ship. Royal Caribbean’s Majesty …

 Above: Harmony of the Seas By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Royal Caribbean International has announced the completion of the exterior construction of its new Harmony of the Seas cruise ship, which will soon be one of the world’s largest cruise chips. …

 Above: Allure of the Seas By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas cruise ship has completed an 18-day drydock revitalization, the company said. The project included the addition of three new restaurants (there are now 18 …

 Above; Quantum of the Seas By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean is adding another new megaship. The company announced that it had entered into an agreement with Germany’s Meyer Werft to order a fourth Quantum-class ship. The cruise ship …

 Above: Chef John Suley By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean International has named a new vice president, the company announced this week. The cruise line has tapped John Suley as its new vice president of food and beverage operations. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd has named Paul Parker its new senior vice president and chief human resources officer, the company announced. Parker comes to the company after more than two decades of working in the …

 Above: a rendering of Anthem of the Seas By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean International has officially taken delivery of its newest cruise ship, Anthem of the Seas. The company received the ship from Meyer Werft Yard’s Managing Partner …