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Royal Caribbean to Upgrade Penang Port in Malaysia



Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (logo)Penang Port signed a deal with Royal Caribbean Cruises to upgrade the Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal at a reported cost of $37 million. The expanded facility will allow larger cruise ships to berth by the end of 2019, as the port’s berth will be extended to 660 meters from 440 meters. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Stats: Carnival, Royal Caribbean, NCL to Grow Gross Capacity by 30% by 2023



Over the next five years, Carnival Corporation & plc, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd are expected to grow their total gross capacity by more than 30 percent—or by 135,000 berths, Moody’s Investors Service says in a new report. Combined, the three companies represent about 75 percent of worldwide cruise capacity. (travelagentcentral.com)

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Royal Caribbean: ‘Business Is Good’



Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (logo)Expecting to post full year record adjusted earnings per share of $8.70 to $8.90, a 17 percent increase over last year, Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Chairman and CEO Richard Fain said on the company’s second quarter earnings call today that he is even more optimistic about 2019. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Royal Caribbean completes acquisition of Silversea Cruises shares and launches Project Invictus, to further enhance product and ships




Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (logo)Silversea Cruises has officially joined the family of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL). The companies announced today (July 31) they have closed on RCL’s acquisition of a two-thirds stake in Silversea after receiving final approval from regulators.

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Espresso Travel Agent Reservation System Takes Booking Customization To The Next Level – Or Four



Travel professionals asked and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) has answered. The global cruise company unveils “Stateroom Planner,” a major, new tool within Espresso, the award-winning travel agent reservation system for Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises.

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Royal Caribbean to Eliminate Plastic Straws by End of 2018




Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (logo)All 50 ships across the Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. fleet will ring in 2019 free of plastic straws. Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, TUI Cruises, and Pullmantur Cruceros are eliminating plastic straws en route to comprehensive plastics elimination programs across their brands.

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Cruise ship stocks are the worst performers in S&P 500 after Morgan Stanley predicts weak demand

Carnival, Royal Caribbean Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line all dropped more than 4 percent and were among the worst-performing stocks in the S&P 500. Shares of the major cruise-line companies fell broadly on Tuesday after an analyst at Morgan Stanley said he expect the space to get hit by weak travel demand. (cnbc.com)

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Mein Schiff 2 to remain in Germany, older and smaller ex Century to Marella Cruises



The SkySea Golden Era (Ex Celebrity Century)The termination of a Chinese joint venture of Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd (RCCL) and its partner Ctrip means that Marella Cruises, the British cruise line owned by TUI AG, will acquire the 72,458 gross ton Golden Era that was built in 1995 as Century of Celebrity Cruises, from the venture. (cruisebusiness.com)

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