Posts Tagged ‘Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’

Royal Caribbean Adds Category Swaps and More to Espresso Travel Agent Res System

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

The new features are a continuation of updates the cruise company has been making to the reservation system, which covers the Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises brands, since its launch. (

A timeline of cruise ship design

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. chairman Richard Fain delivered some thoughts in a recent conference call with Wall Street analysts on how cruise ship design has evolved since the modern industry set sail in the 1960s. (

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. to roll out an unprecedented wave of digital innovations

Thursday, November 9th, 2017
A view of Royal Caribbean’s future app which will let guests order food and drink to be delivered to them anytime, anywhere on board is seen at the Royal Caribbean Sea Beyond event at Duggal Greenhouse at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Wednesday Nov. 8, 2017,  in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/ Invision for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd./AP Images)

A view of Royal Caribbean’s future app which will let guests order food and drink to be delivered to them anytime, anywhere on board is seen at the Royal Caribbean Sea Beyond event at Duggal Greenhouse at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Wednesday Nov. 8, 2017, in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/ Invision for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd./AP Images)

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is rolling out an unprecedented wave of digital innovations touching every aspect of its business, charting a course for a world where travel frustrations have disappeared, erased by technology that is transforming cruise ships from stem to stern. (more…)

Royal Caribbean: Double-Digit Earnings Goal

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Royal Caribbean Cruises expects annual earnings in the range of $7.35 to $7.40, adjusted only slightly from the annual guidance given in Q2 at $7.35 to $7.45, despite absorbing a negative impact of $0.26 from the recent hurricanes. (

Royal Caribbean sued over Hurricane Harvey cruise

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Royal Caribbean (RCL) is being sued for allegedly pressuring passengers booked on a cruise into traveling to Houston even as Hurricane Harvey was set to strike the region, or risk losing the ability to get a refund on their tickets. (

Royal Caribbean using its own cruise ship to evacuate employees

Friday, September 8th, 2017

The employees and their dependents will board the Enchantment of the Seas, a thousand-foot ship that can handle almost 2,500 passengers, and churn to calmer waters before the hurricane slams into Florida this weekend. (

Maintenance & Restoration Underway for Labadee, Royal Caribbean’s Private Island

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Maintenance on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Ltd.’s private island of Labadee, in Haiti, began on August 14 and will last for two months, according to a document on the cruise line’s website. (

Cruise Lines 2017 Q2 Breakdown: Big Gains, Norwegian Delivers

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Cruise Industry News takes a look at the financial performance of the “big three” following the second quarter of 2017.

Designing the Future of Cruising: Royal Caribbean’s Innovation Lab Fuses Technology and Creativity

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Royal Caribbean’s Innovation Lab

Royal Caribbean’s new Innovation Lab takes the ship design process to new heights by bringing the best creative minds and the latest technology together under one roof. From engaging virtual reality rooms to collaborative work spaces, the cruise line’s new facility in Miami helps accelerate innovation and gives experts the ability to tangibly play and push the envelope before construction even begins.

Royal Caribbean to trial new fly-cruise booking tool in UK and Ireland

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd is to trial a new booking platform with more than 350 travel partners in the UK and Ireland, allowing them to book fly-cruise packages more quickly and securely. (

Royal Caribbean to Implement WeatherOps Risk Mitigation System

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Weather Decision Technologies and Royal Caribbean Cruises announced that the cruise company will implement WeatherOps risk mitigation system on each of its 47 vessels across all subsidiaries, including Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises and in their emergency operations centers in Miami as of November 2017. (

Royal Caribbean Cruises to install NAVTOR NavBox across entire fleet

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCC) has signed a deal with NAVTOR to install the innovative NavBox solution across its entire corporate fleet of 49 vessels. The deal, which spans the six different operating companies within RCC, will greatly simplify and enhance on-board navigational procedures, optimising efficiency, safety and compliance.

Royal Caribbean Had the Most Highly Compensated Cruise CEO of 2016

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

It’s not the biggest cruise operator in the world, but Royal Caribbean Cruises can boast plenty of superlatives: It operates the largest individual cruise line by passenger capacity, sails the world’s largest cruise ships, and — last year at least — employed the most highly compensated CEO. (

New French president Macron wants MSC Cruises, RCCL as part owners of St Nazaire yard

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Emile Macron, the new president of the French Republic, wants MSC Cruises and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL) to become part owners of the cruise ship building yard in St Nazaire in France, the Le Monde newspaper reports on its website. (

Port Everglades to Invest $100M-Plus to Renovate Cruise Terminal 25 as Part of New Royal Caribbean Agreement

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Broward County’s Port Everglades will be investing more than $100 million for a complete makeover of Cruise Terminal 25, which will continue to be a preferential berth for Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. (RCCL) as part of a new long-term agreement approved unanimously by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners. (more…)

Royal Caribbean Adds Chief Meteorologist to Marine Ops Team

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Royal Caribbean Cruises has added what may be the first ever full-time cruise industry Chief Meteorologist to its operations team in Jim Van Fleet, who brings a broadcasting background to the position and has degrees in climatology and broadcast meteorology. (

Cruise Lines Q1 2017: Royal Caribbean Outperforms Rivals

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Cruise Industry News takes a look at the financial performance of the “big three” following the first quarter of 2017.

RCCL first quarter net profit more than doubles to $214.7 million

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd (RCCL), the world’s second largest cruise shipping group, has reported a string rise in first quarter net profit, with strong demand in Europe offsetting the negative impact of recent events in Korea. (

Cruise360: Agents Are “Voice of Reason” and Create “Validation,” Says Fain

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Championing the value of travel agents as “the voice of reason” was Richard Fain, chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., who delivered the keynote address at Cruise360’s third General Session over the weekend. (

Penang Port, Malaysia, And Royal Caribbean Cruises Enter Joint Venture To Upgrade Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Penang Port Sdn Bhd (PPSB) will collaborate with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) in a joint venture to upgrade and improve Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal (SPCT) in Georgetown, Penang, to accommodate berthing of larger cruise ships at its facilities. (more…)

Port Everglades and Royal Caribbean Sign MOU

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Port Everglades (Courtesy of Broward County's Port Everglades)Broward County’s Port Everglades has negotiated a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that provides the framework for a new long-term business agreement with Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. (RCL) that will include complete, customized renovations of the Port’s Cruise Terminal 25 targeted for completion by October 31, 2018. (more…)

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Applauds Sustainable Tour Operators

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) and 70 operators are celebrating the completion of a multi-year program aimed at increasing the number of sustainable tours available to the company’s five million annual guests. (more…)

Royal Caribbean cuts South Korean sites from China cruises

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL.N) will remove visits to South Korean ports from its China cruises, the firm said in a statement, amid rising tension between the two countries over Seoul’s deployment of a U.S. missile defense system. (

Royal Caribbean and Miami-Dade County Break Ground To Build World-Class Cruise Terminal at PortMiami

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) together with Miami-Dade County, today (March 8) broke ground for the new cutting edge cruise Terminal A at PortMiami. (more…)

Royal Caribbean Earnings Increase Driven by Capacity, Onboard Spend and Cost Savings

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Royal Caribbean Cruises reported a huge boost in net earnings (U.S. GAAP) for 2016 at approximately $1.3 billion, or $5.93, per share on revenues of $8.5 billion. compared to net income of $665.8 million for 2015, or $3.03 per share, on revenues of $8.3 billion. (

Cruise ship CIO jettisons aging application infrastructure

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Using microservices architecture to decouple application functionality, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines is overhauling an aging reservation system that sinks deeper as passengers come and go. (

Royal Caribbean Releases New Sustainability Report

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Royal Caribbean Cruises today released a new sustainability report, which it said “documents the Company’s commitment to environmental stewardship and showcases improved efficiencies across its fleet.” (

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Earns Top Marks In 2017 Corporate Equality Index

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) announced it has received a perfect score of 100 percent for the second consecutive year on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. (more…)

Royal Caribbean Cruises Declares Dividend

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE: RCL) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.48 per common share payable on January 5, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 21, 2016. (

New Maritime Safety Center Launched

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

A new Maritime Safety Research Centre (MSRC) was officially opened this week by the IMO Secretary General Kitak Lim, who looked at how the MSRC could play a role in the shift of maritime safety from empirical to risk-informed legislation and goal-based standards. (

RCCL says next year’s inventory booked ahead of last year; on track with Double-Double

Saturday, November 5th, 2016

Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd (RCCL), the world’s second largest cruise shipping group, said its 2017 inventory has sold better than what was the situation regarding this year 12 months ago and that it is on track with its Double-Double goals. (

Discounted ASTA Memberships for NACTA Members From Royal Caribbean

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Royal Caribbean is offering a new benefit for members of the National Career Association of Travel Agents (NACTA) with a new plan to sponsor $10,000 worth of American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) membership dues for NACTA agents to become ASTA members. (