The Shopping Mall and Its Premium Brands at Sea

PHOTO: Kate Spade onboard Royal Caribbean International’s Harmony of the Seas. (photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean International, Copyright, Simon Brooke-Webb Photography) Gone are the days where the primary retail experience on a cruise ship consisted solely of logo items, sundries and a small collection of clothes and jewelry. Now, cruise lines are ramping things upContinue reading “The Shopping Mall and Its Premium Brands at Sea”

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Royal Caribbean building another ship for Asia deployment

Royal Caribbean International said a ship it is building for delivery in 2019 will be deployed in Asia. The first of the line’s “Quantum Ultra” vessels will be the “next evolution of the groundbreaking Quantum class,” Royal Caribbean said. Two Quantum-class ships, Quantum of the Seas and Ovation of the Seas, currently sail in China.Continue reading “Royal Caribbean building another ship for Asia deployment”

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Inside a floating city: Take a tour of mega Voyager of the Seas

Voyager of the Seas in Sydney Harbour. ‘IT’S a biggie,” a weather-worn old Darwinite in a battered bush hat observes dryly as the enormous Voyager of the Seas eases into Darwin Harbour. The “floating city” is pausing for a day on a repositioning cruise from South-East Asia to Sydney where it’ll be based for the 2015-16 summer-autumnContinue reading “Inside a floating city: Take a tour of mega Voyager of the Seas”

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