Tagged: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Sitka Dock Owner, Cruise Line Sign Deal

Royal Caribbean Group (logo)As one of the world’s largest cruise ships arrived at the Sitka Sound Cruise Terminal today, the terminal owners announced a long-term docking agreement with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “It ensures they have a place to bring their ships and additional ships to Sitka for the future,” said Chris McGraw, manager of Sitka Sound Cruise Terminal. (sitkasentinel.com)

Royal Caribbean have repatriated 95% of its crew members

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (logo)Royal Caribbean has been diligently working on getting its crew members home, and reported on Wednesday that it has repatriated 95% of its crew members. Royal Caribbean Senior Vice President of Sales and Trade Support & Service Vicki Freed told travel agents in her weekly webinar that among its corporate brands, Royal Caribbean has repatriated 95% of its crew members so far, and that number will climb to 97% by July 15. (royalcaribbeanblog.com)

Royal Caribbean executives agree to the CDC’s terms for disembarking crew stuck on ships

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (logo)Royal Caribbean Cruises crew members who have felt imprisoned on cruise ships during a standoff between the company and the CDC might soon be emancipated, according to letters sent to employees Sunday from the CEOs of Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises obtained by the Miami Herald. (miamiherald.com)

Azamara President And CEO Larry Pimentel Resigns

Azamara (Logo)Azamara president and CEO Larry Pimentel resigned on Wednesday. His resignation came among the announcement that Azamara parent company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL), according to Reuters, laid off or furloughed 26 percent of its workforce in the U.S.—that number equates to about 1,300 of its 5,000-plus employees. (travelagentcentral.com)

Royal Caribbean Asks for Delay in Building New Galveston Terminal

Galveston and Royal Caribbean Sign Long-Term Agreement for New TerminalThe financial hits from COVID-19 just keep on coming, as cruise companies are now slashing expenses by delaying the start of major projects. Late Friday, Rodger Rees, port director, Port of Galveston, Texas, informed the Wharves Board of Trustees that Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) had requested a year-long extension before it begins construction on a new $100 million cruise terminal at the Port of Galveston’s Pier 10. (travelagentcentral.com)

Adam Goldstein Out at Royal Caribbean Cruises

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (logo)Adam Goldstein is no longer with Royal Caribbean Cruises. The company did not elaborate on the reason for Goldstein’s departure. “Adam Goldstein has made countless contributions to our company since the day he came to RCL in 1988. Adam worked his way up through various roles at the company to eventually serve as president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, president and COO of RCL, and most recently as vice chairman,” the company said, in a statement. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Royal Caribbean Sets 2025 Target

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (logo)Royal Caribbean Cruises Chairman and CEO Richard Fain outlined the new company’s new 20 by 25 program on today’s 2019 year-end and Q4 earnings call, targeting $20 earnings per share by 2025. 2019 was the company’s 11th consecutive year of yield growth, which was attributed partially to new hardware, onboard revenue and cost control. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Galveston and Royal Caribbean Sign Long-Term Agreement for New Terminal

Galveston and Royal Caribbean Sign Long-Term Agreement for New TerminalThe Port of Galveston, the fourth most active cruise port in North America, has signed a long-term contract with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) for a new $100 million cruise terminal. Through the public-private partnership, RCL will build the terminal, then lease it from the port for an initial term of 20 years, with four 10-year extension options. (more…)

Cruise ships in French waters agree to pollute less

The main cruise ship operators in French waters have agreed on measures to limit pollution caused by their vessels, including hooking up to the power grid instead of keeping their engines running during stopovers. The “Blue Charter” agreement signed in Marseille by Costa Cruises, MSC Cruises, Royal Carribean Cruises and Ponant also pledged to use less-polluting fuel when maneuvering in harbors as well as other measures to reduce emissions. (reuters.com)

Asia Pacific overtook Europe in 2018 as second most important passenger source

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (logo)Asia Pacific has overtaken Europe as the second most important source region for cruise passengers, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL) said in its 2018 annual report. The number of Europeans that took a cruise increased by 3.0% to 6.99 million last year, while the Asia-Pacific region experienced a 29.4% increase, to 7.00 million, RCCL said. (cruisebusiness.com)

Royal Caribbean unveils new $300M office plan for PortMiami that will look like a ship

Royal Caribbean plans a $300 million office expansion for PortMiami (Miami Herald)

On Monday the Miami-Dade Tourism and Ports Committee approved a deal that would allow Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. to build a new office and parking garage on the land at the southwest corner of Dodge Island next to where its older offices sit now. (www.miamiherald.com)