The Royal Caribbean cruise line banned for life a female cruise member who climbed over a rail to take a selfie, putting herself and the company in danger; The passenger was disembarked from the vessel at the net port of call in Jamaica.
Key cruise ship companies operating in French waters joined forces to limit air pollution caused by their vessels. The measures agreed include use of shore power and low-polluting fuel when maneuvering in harbors, as well as other measures to reduce emissions.
Royal Caribbean’s Spectrum of the Sea is the biggest cruise ship ever to visit a Russian port, as the vessel arrived on September 9, at the port of Vladivostok, Russia after passing under the famous ‘Russky’ bridge.
Royal Caribbean’s cruise ship ‘Grandeur of the Seas’ canceled its sailing due to an engine problem, shortly after it left its home port in Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday. The ship had to return to the harbor and cancel the cruise, which included a call to Bermuda.
A 19-months-old girl fell to her death after slipping out of her grandfather’s arms onboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, which was docked in Puerto Rico, on Sunday afternoon. The toddler fell 150 feet from a window and had a hard landing on the Pan American dock in San Juan.
Royal Caribbean Cruises ordered a third Icon Class ship for delivery in 2025. The agreement to build a third ship was placed with shipbuilder Meyer Turku. When completed, the vessel will join sister Icon Class ships, which are set to be delivered in 2022 and 2024.
Royal Caribbean announced that it started construction of its fifth Oasis Class cruise ship on April 24 with a steel cutting ceremony. The steel cutting marked the official start of construction, and took place at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. The, yet unnamed, Oasis-class ship is planned to be delivered to Royal Caribbean in 2021.
Facial recognition technology has made its way in the cruise industry and now there are available applications everywhere. Technology company IDEMIA has cooperated with Royal Caribbean and the US Customs and Borders Protection to trial biometric identity verification for CBP’s processes at terminals in Miami, Florida and Cape Liberty, New Jersey.
Royal Caribbean has cancelled the next three scheduled sailings of Oasis of the Seas, following an accident where a construction crane struck the ship while undergoing scheduled repairs at Grand Bahama Shipyard, Freeport, Bahamas, on Monday.
A large crane collapsed onto one of the world’s largest cruises in a floating dry dock at the Grand Bahama Shipyard on April 1, resulting in injuries to some personnel and damage. The cruise ship ‘Oasis of the Seas’ has suffered an unspecified casualty, a major repair and refit facility for the Caribbean cruise industry.
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