Posts Tagged ‘Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’

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. (

Royal Caribbean Q3 Lifted by Mix of Performance and Cost Cuts

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

An improved third quarter for Royal Caribbean Cruises was driven by slight increases in ticket and onboard revenue, while the company cut costs in a number of areas. (

Royal Caribbean Transforms Feedback Into Features With Next Phase Of Espresso Reservation System

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) is rolling out the next phase of Espresso, the cruise industry’s leading travel agent reservation system, touting new and major capabilities for groups business with the cruise operator’s three major brands. (more…)

India Set out on a virtual Caribbean cruise with this mobile app

Monday, October 17th, 2016

In a path-breaking innovation for the Indian cruise industry, TIRUN, the exclusive pioneer in India representative for Royal Caribbean Cruises, has launched a one-of-its-kind reality application for all cruise enthusiasts. (

Complete retreat from Brazil by RCCL

Monday, September 5th, 2016

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCCL) has not only withdrawn all its brands from Brazil for the coming season, but also closed its offices in the country. (

R11 Travel Takes Over Royal Caribbean Sales in Brazil

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

R11 Travel is responsible for all Royal Caribbean brands’ cruise sales in Brazil as of this month. The company is owned and led by Ricardo Amaral, who served as regional vice president for Latin America and Brazil for Royal Caribbean since 2009. (

Royal Caribbean completes new look Australasia leadership team

Monday, August 29th, 2016

RCL Cruises has appointed Kathryn Valk as Director of Sales & Marketing, Neil Linwood as Director of Operations and Melinda Ryan as Head of Revenue & Planning, completing the new-look leadership team for Australia’s fastest-growing cruise company. (

Carnival, Royal and Norwegian at Odds Over Caribbean Capacity

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Second quarter earnings calls from Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings painted a differing picture of Caribbean capacity concerns. (

RCCL says strong North America compensates for weakness in Eastern Mediterranean and Shanghai

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd (RCCL), the world’s second largest cruise shipping group, says its booked position for the remainder of 2016 remains strong, similar to last year’s record levels. (

Royal Caribbean Selects Quintiq for Crew Management

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Quintiq announced today that Royal Caribbean Cruises has selected its software solution to optimize the assignment of more than 80,000 crew members. (

Royal Orders Oasis Five, Two More Ships for Celebrity

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Royal Caribbean Cruises announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with STX France to build a fifth Oasis-class ship for delivery in the Spring of 2021, and two additional Edge-class ships scheduled for delivery in the Fall of each of 2021 and 2022. (

Royal Caribbean Sells 51 Percent of Pullmantur and CDF

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

The Sovereign - Pulmmantur Cruceros (Courtesy Pullmantur)Royal Caribbean Cruises and Madrid-based private equity firm Springwater Capital today announced an agreement to form a joint venture which will see Royal selling a 51 percent stake in Pullmantur and CDF to Springwater, which purchased Pullmantur’s tour assets in 2014. (

RCL celebrates end of record-breaking Australian cruise season

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas made her final call in Sydney over the weekend, officially marking the end of the summer cruise season for Australia – and Royal Caribbean’s biggest season yet. (

RCCL appoints Gavin Smith SVP International

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCCL), the world’s second largest cruise shipping group, said it had appointed Gavin Smith to the role of Senior Vice President International, effective immediately. (

Q&A With Richard Fain, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Chairman and CEO

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announce global partnership - At the right Richard FainCruise Critic caught up with RCCL chief Richard Fain in the Philippines, where the company has launched a $5 million ocean conservation program in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund and will open a new crew recruitment office in Manila this May.

Royal Caribbean’s Adjusted Earnings Up 40 Percent in 2015

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. reports that its adjusted earnings per share for 2015 rose 42 percent over the previous year, with a further increase projected for 2016. (