The last cruise frontier?

Maldives: The last cruise frontier? By Tom Stieghorst  In a recent interview, I asked Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Chairman Richard Fain what travel destination was on his bucket list, and after a moment’s thought he said, “the Maldives.” The islands in the Indian Ocean are so remote that Fain felt like he could get awayContinue reading “The last cruise frontier?”

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New Show for a New Ship

With the debut of Quantum of the Seas fast approaching, the cast of Royal Caribbean’s Sonic Odyssey gets ready for an awe-inspiring  spectacle showcasing unique sounds on innovative music instruments created specially for the show.   Starwater tells a visual story with groundbreaking technology and live performance artistry. Vistarama transforms the sea view of Two70ºContinue reading “New Show for a New Ship”

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Study finds continued slowdown in U.S. cruise passenger growth

Study finds continued slowdown in U.S. cruise passenger growth By Tom Stieghorst The number of cruise passengers sourced from the U.S. isn’t growing as fast as it once was, leaving U.S. travel agents with a market that may contract if trends continue. Figures from the 2014 Economic Impact study recently released by CLIA show thatContinue reading “Study finds continued slowdown in U.S. cruise passenger growth”

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