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Royal Caribbean ship returns to port after engine issues

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.

Royal Caribbean places order for third Icon Class cruise ship

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 starts building fifth Oasis Class cruise ship

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 expands in the cruise sector

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. 

Watch: Oasis of the Seas involved in accident at Grand Bahama shipyard

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.

Watch: Steel cut for ‘Odyssey of the Seas’

Royal Caribbean International marked the official start of construction by cutting the first piece of steel for its new Quantum Ultra ship, ‘Odyssey of the Seas’, on 1st of February at Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. The ship is expected to sail fall 2020 from the US.

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