Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Norwegian Cruise Line Stack and Waterslide
Cruise Ships

Royal Caribbean Shares Soar As Bookings Rise On Vaccination News

by Praveen Paramasivam  (Reuters) – Royal Caribbean Group said on Monday it was seeing an uptick in future bookings, following a disastrous year for the cruise operator, as travel enthusiasts...

February 23, 2021
Total Views: 2440

Monday, February 22, 2021
Cruise Ships

Royal Caribbean’s Quarterly Loss Cruises Past $1 Billion

Feb 22 (Reuters) – Royal Caribbean Group lost $1 billion-plus in the fourth quarter as the coronavirus crisis kept its cruise ships ashore, but pointed to strong booking trends for...

February 22, 2021
Total Views: 1400

Monday, February 15, 2021
Cruise Ships

Opinion: The Love Boat, American Style!

By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. – The recent announcement by the Canadian government to suspend all cruise ship visits until February 2022 due to COVID-19 will have a detrimental impact...

February 15, 2021
Total Views: 4791

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Radiance at Hubbard Glacier - Alaska
Cruise Ships

Canada Bans Cruises Until 2022, Blocking Alaska Trips

By Jonathan Levin and Christopher Palmeri (Bloomberg) — Canada is extending its ban on cruise ships through February 2022 because of Covid-19, effectively shutting down popular summer trips to Alaska for...

February 10, 2021
Total Views: 5507

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Celebrity Edge Class Cruise Ship
Cruise Ships

COVID19 – Cruise Fanatics Fight To Become Shipboard Guinea Pigs

by Fran Golden (Bloomberg) When Royal Caribbean announced it was looking for volunteers to help test its post-pandemic health and safety protocols, Melody Wiggins was among the first to sign...

February 3, 2021
Total Views: 4831

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Cruise Ships

Royal Caribbean to Sell Azamara Brand for $201 Million Cash

Jan 19 (Reuters) – Royal Caribbean Group said it would sell its Azamara line to private equity firm Sycamore Partners for $201 million in cash, to focus more on its...

January 19, 2021
Total Views: 2638

Monday, December 14, 2020
Cruise Ships

Incoming Biden Administration Faces Early Test with Cruise Shipping’s Return

By Lars Erik Taraldsen and Michael Smith (Bloomberg) — The Norwegian cruise line Hurtigruten Group was ready to show the world that ships could be made safe from Covid-19. It outfitted...

December 14, 2020
Total Views: 14255

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Cruise Ships

Singapore’s ‘Cruise-to-Nowhere’ Ends Early Amid COVID Scare

By Chen Lin and Yi Shu Ng SINGAPORE, Dec 9 (Reuters) – A Royal Caribbean “cruise-to-nowhere” from Singapore began disembarking its nearly 1,700 passengers who were confined to their cabins...

December 9, 2020
Total Views: 2355

Friday, October 30, 2020
Cruise Ships

Royal Caribbean Reports Negative Revenue As COVID19 Brings Gigantic Losses

By John J. Edwards III and Jonathan Levin (Bloomberg) Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. reported negative revenue for the third quarter, a rare occurrence among major companies that illustrates the devastating...

October 30, 2020
Total Views: 100

Thursday, October 29, 2020
Cruise Ships

Royal Caribbean Posts Third Straight Billion-Dollar Loss

Oct 29 (Reuters) – Cruise operator Royal Caribbean Group’s revenue turned negative for the first time and it posted a billion-dollar net loss for the third straight quarter, underlining the...

October 29, 2020
Total Views: 126

Holland America Line Cruise Ship Nieuw Amsterdam In Port Everglades, Florida. Photo by Jack Konrad
Cruise Ships

With Stocks Plummeting The Cruise Lines Lobby Washington To Lift No Sail Order

(Bloomberg) – The world’s biggest cruise lines have roughly doubled the number of lobbyists they’re dispatching to congressional offices and several federal agencies this year. But as they try to resume...

October 29, 2020
Total Views: 52

Monday, October 26, 2020
Viking Sky in distress
Cruise Ships

Cruise Line Stocks Crash Further As Europe Clamps Down

Cruise line stocks are falling sharply today as the number of Covid-19 cases climbs worldwide and as Europe clamps down on travel restrictions. Stock ar also under pressure because many cruise lines...

October 26, 2020
Total Views: 170

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Cruise Ships

Royal Caribbean Extends Sailing Suspension Until November 30

Oct 6 (Reuters) – Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd has extended suspension of sailings until Nov. 30, excluding those originating from Hong Kong, the U.S. cruise operator said on Tuesday, as...

October 6, 2020
Total Views: 9

Monday, September 21, 2020
Cruise Ships

Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Submit Health Protocols to CDC Looking to Set Sail

By Nivedita Balu and Helen Coster Sept 21 (Reuters) – Hoping to set sail again after a long halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Royal Caribbean Group and Norwegian Cruise...

September 21, 2020
Total Views: 13

Monday, August 10, 2020
Cruise Ships

Royal Caribbean Reports Bigger-Than-Expected Loss

Aug 10 (Reuters) – Royal Caribbean Group reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss on Monday, as the cruise operator suffered from a coronavirus-driven halt to sailings that is now on course...

August 10, 2020
Total Views: 19

Friday, July 31, 2020
symphony of the seas
Maritime News

Royal Caribbean Drops ‘Cruise Line’ from Group Name

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, the world’s second largest cruise line operator, will now go by the new moniker: Royal Caribbean Group. With the new name comes a new identity, as...

July 31, 2020
Total Views: 31

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Symphony of the seas sea trial
Cruise Ships

Royal Caribbean Pledges 28 Ships as Collateral in $3.3 Billion Bond Offer

May 13 (Reuters) – Royal Caribbean Cruises on Wednesday launched a $3.3 billion bond offering, pledging 28 of its ships as collateral and forecast heavy losses for the first quarter...

May 13, 2020
Total Views: 25

Thursday, April 16, 2020
world's largest cruise ship Symphony of the Seas
Maritime News

Royal Caribbean Sheds 26% of U.S. Workforce as Coronavirus Hits Travel

April 15 (Reuters) – Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd said on Wednesday it would lay off or furlough about 26% of its workforce in the United States, affecting nearly 1,300 of...

April 16, 2020
Total Views: 10

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Maritime News

Royal Caribbean Borrows $2.2 Billion to Shore Up Liquidity

Royal Caribbean has entered into a new financing facility that to further boost the company’s liquidity as the cruise market tanks amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Royal Carribbean announced Monday it...

March 24, 2020
Total Views: 12

Friday, March 13, 2020
Maritime News

Royal Caribbean Suspends U.S. Cruises, Joining Rivals

March 13 (Reuters) – Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd said on Friday it was suspending its cruises in the United States for 30 days, an hour after Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings...

March 13, 2020
Total Views: 17