$165 Million in Updates Coming to Oasis of the Seas

Oasis of the Seas, the first cruise ship constructed over 200,000 gross tons and the ship that ushered in a new era for Royal Caribbean a decade ago, will receive a massive $165 million in updates. As part of the $1 billion Royal Amplified fleet modernization, Oasis the Seas will undergo a 63 day dry dock (September – November 2019) that will see the addition of some features found on newer sister Oasis class ships Harmony of the Seas and Symphony of the Seas plus several new enhancements.   Michael…

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First Look: Opened Areas of Perfect Day at CocoCay

With phase one of Royal Caribbean’s Perfect Day at CocoCay official opening scheduled for the first week of May, we have our first look at some of the completed areas. Phase one of Perfect Day at CocoCay will include: Thrill WaterPark – The biggest wave pool in the Caribbean and the tallest waterslide in North America — the 135-foot Daredevil’s Peak — are just two of the thrills your  can conquer. Oasis Lagoon – This is no mirage — it’s the largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean, with a family…

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Spectrum of the Seas joins the Royal Caribbean Fleet

Royal Caribbean International officially welcomed Spectrum of the Seas, the line’s first Quantum Ultra Class cruise ship, to their every growing fleet. At a ceremony held today in Bremerhaven, Germany, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Chairman and CEO Richard D. Fain and President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International Michael Bayley received the new ship from Meyer Wert Yard’s Managing Partner Bernard Meyer and Meyer Werft Yard’s Managing Director Tim Meyer at the official handover ceremony. Spectrum will homeport from Shanghai starting June 2019. Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International…

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MSC Cruises Plans Multi-Cruise Ship Terminal in Miami

MSC Cruises New Miami Terminal

MSC Cruises is continuing to cement their presence within North America. The world’s largest privately-owned cruise company, announced details to construct a new highly-innovative cruise terminal at PortMiami that will support its plans to expand their growth in the Caribbean. Details of the agreement, which has received approval from the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, state that MSC Cruises will design, construct, operate and maintain a large building that hosts two cruise terminals (AA and AAA) as well as two berths. Designed by the award-winning global architecture firm Arquitectonica, MSC…

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Carnival’s Mardi Gras Ship to have Premium Level Suites

Mardi Gras Excel Suites

Carnival Cruise Line announced the addition of a premium level of suites onboard their largest cruise ship Mardi Gras.The new category is called Carnival Excel and features suites with select amenities and access to a new resort-style, open-air enclave called Loft 19. Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line said: New Premium Level Carnival Excel Suites The new premium suite level on Mardi Gras includes 32 suites in four categories: Carnival Excel Presidential Suite –Two Presidential Suites – the largest in the fleet – located on Deck 17 that feature…

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