Royal Caribbean announces a brand-wide withdrawal of single-use plastic straws

Single-use plastic straws are to be withdrawn across all 50 ships across Royal Caribbean Cruises brands by the end of the year. The move is the first step towards a comprehensive plastics elimination across Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, Tui Cruises and Pullmantur. A “straws upon request” policy running for more thanContinue reading “Royal Caribbean announces a brand-wide withdrawal of single-use plastic straws”

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Cruise Outlook by industry sector

Tracking where cruise ships will go in a given year increasingly means looking at global growth. Cruise fleets have become so large and cruise companies so adept at sourcing globally that the game has become one of matching assets to the regional economies where they can reap the most benefit. Or suffer the least damage.Continue reading “Cruise Outlook by industry sector”

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Empress of the Seas to sail short cruises from Miami

Royal Caribbean International said the Empress of the Seas will offer short cruises out of Miami, beginning in March. The 1,600-passenger ship, built in 1990 as the Nordic Empress, is returning to Royal Caribbean from Pullmantur as part of a fleet reduction of the Spanish cruise line. Pullmantur and Royal Caribbean are sister lines. RoyalContinue reading “Empress of the Seas to sail short cruises from Miami”

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