Tag: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line (RCCL)

Royal Caribbean Foresees A ‘Controlled’ Return To The U.S. Virgin Islands

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Royal Caribbean gave the local business community a preview of what to expect when its ships return to local waters. The answer is, of course, not as much as before COVID-19. In an online meeting sponsored by Governor Albert Bryan and Royal Caribbean Group, cruise line officials described a more limited and […]

Royal Caribbean Starting ‘Fully-Vaccinated’ Cruises From Israel This Summer

TEL AVIV — Royal Caribbean International is preparing to offer cruises from Israel for the first time. Cruises will begin June 2 and continue through to the Jewish holidays at the end of September. The cruises will adopt Israel’s green passport documentation and guests and crew will only be allowed on board, if they have […]

83-Year-Old Royal Caribbean Cruise Passenger Was A ‘False Positive’ Singapore Health Minister Now Says

SINGAPORE — A passenger who tested positive for COVID-19 aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise from Singapore, forcing the ship to return to dock and hundreds of guests to isolate, has been found not to have the virus, Singapore’s health ministry said on Thursday. “A final confirmatory test … has confirmed that the 83 year-old male […]

CDC Ignores Crowded Airports While Holding Cruise Ships To Double Standard: OPINION

MIAMI — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) believes going on a cruise ship is among one of the riskiest forms of travel during the current global health crisis, but has turned a blind eye to air travel and the complete lack of testing, distancing, or protocols to stem the spread of COVID-19. Over the weekend, the […]

Are Cruise Ships Destined For The Scrap Heap Of History? That Story Is Already Being Written

IZMIR, Turkey — These ships once carried thousands of passengers on all-inclusive cruise vacations. But as the coronavirus pandemic continues to have a devastating effect on the travel industry, major cruise lines are scrapping some of their ships in an effort to stay afloat. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently warned all American travelers against cruise ship travel […]

Royal Caribbean Shareholders Sue Cruise Line Over ‘Misleading’ COVID-19 Disclosures

MIAMI — Royal Caribbean Cruises has been hit with a proposed class action lawsuit in Florida federal court over allegations that the company failed to disclose decreased bookings due to the global pandemic early in the year and oversold its ability to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus aboard its ships. The City of […]

Indonesian Housekeeper’s Family Sues Royal Caribbean Over COVID-19 Death

MIAMI — The family of a cruise crew member who died after testing positive for COVID-19 filed a lawsuit against Royal Caribbean Cruises on Tuesday saying the company failed to protect its employees as the pandemic ravaged sailings around the world. The wrongful death case filed in circuit court in Miami says Fnu Pujiyoko, 27, […]

Royal Caribbean Bans China, Hong Kong, Macau Passport Holders From Ships Over Coronavirus Fears

BEIJING — Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. said this weekend it would ban guests holding China, Hong Kong or Macau passports from boarding its ships amid concerns over the coronavirus outbreak. The company’s new protocols come in the wake of the fast-spreading virus, which has killed at least 774 people and has affected over 31,000 individuals […]

Indiana Man Accused Of Throwing Granddaughter Off One Of The Top Decks On Cruise Ship In Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN — A grandfather who police say dropped his young granddaughter from the 11th floor of a cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico in July has been accused of negligent homicide. A judge on Monday ordered the arrest of Salvatore Anello, of Valparaiso, Indiana, after prosecutors submitted evidence and said the two-year-old girl fell when […]

33 Percent of The USVI and Puerto Rico Will Be Without Electricity This Christmas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Cruise lines are recovering after hurricanes Irma and Maria slammed our region earlier this year, though cruise-goers describe “blackout” conditions on some islands, and mourn the loss of some of their favorite attractions. The storms hit from late summer into early fall, affecting Florida, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Saint Maarten, and forcing cruise lines […]