Tag: Celebrity Cruises

CDC Scraps COVID Warning For Cruise Travel After 2 Years

ATLANTA —The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday removed its COVID-19 notice against cruise travel, around two years after introducing a warning scale showing the level of coronavirus transmission risk on cruise ships. The move offers a shot of hope to major U.S. cruise operators such as Carnival Corp, Royal Caribbean Group […]

First Cruise Ship Docks At BVI In 15 Months But Controversy Reigns Over Beach Rights

ROAD TOWN, Tortola — The British Virgin Islands welcomed its first cruise ship in 15 months when Royal Caribbean’s Celebrity Millennium docked at the Cyril B. Romney Pier Park with 414 passengers. It was a far cry from the normal capacity of over 2,000 passengers, but a welcome sight after months of non-activity following the […]

SOME DAY IS HERE! 99% Vaccinated Cruise Ship Sets Sail From Florida On Saturday

FORT LAUDERDALE — A Royal Caribbean-owned ship, the Celebrity Edge, set sail from a Florida port on Saturday, marking the first cruise ship to sail from a U.S. port in 15 months. It set sail with 99 percent of its 1,110 passengers fully vaccinated, the company said. Celebrity Edge departed Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at 6 […]

Royal Caribbean Says Sailing Schedule Won’t Be Altered By Disease On Board

MIAMI — Royal Caribbean Group’s Celebrity Cruises said there would be no changes to its summer sailing schedule, a day after two people onboard its Millennium ship tested positive for COVID-19. Cruise operator Royal Caribbean said the two guests onboard on Celebrity Millennium who tested positive for coronavirus were asymptomatic and put in isolation. The guests, […]

Governor Bryan Holds Sit Down Meeting With Royal Caribbean Over Cruise Visits

CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan held a sit-down meeting with a top executive at Royal Caribbean to ensure that once the CDC relaxes restrictions on the cruise line industry, the territory will be foremost in the company’s mind when it comes to destinations. Governor Bryan met said he met with the Director of Business Development […]

Royal Caribbean Group Is Shrinking Its Fleet, Selling Azamara To Private Equity Firm

MIAMI — Royal Caribbean Group is selling one of its four cruise lines — Azamara — to a New York-based private equity firm. In a $201 million transaction, the second largest cruise company in the world plans to hand over the Azamara brand and its three cruise ships to Sycamore Partners by the end of […]

Cruise Ship Sushi Chef Faces Life In Prison After Grand Jury Indictment On Brutal Rape, Hate Crime Charges

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A sushi chef for Celebrity Cruises has been indicted by a federal Grand Jury charging him with brutally raping a fellow crew member while the cruise ship was at sea headed to St. Thomas last year. A federal Grand Jury in St. Thomas on Thursday returned a two-count superseding indictment against Louie […]