Tag: Royal Caribbean Group

Port Authority Gives Existing Businesses The Boot To Usher In Crown Bay Project

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Port Authority and Royal Caribbean have big plans for the development of Crown Bay Marina and the surrounding Sub Base areas. But the development means that small businesses already there will be ushered out to make room for new tourist attractions. Building 10 in Sub Base, owned by the […]

Cruise Operator Royal Caribbean’s Long-Time CEO Fain To Step Down

MIAMI — Royal Caribbean Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Richard Fain, is stepping down after more than three decades with the U.S. cruise operator that is still recovering from the slump caused by the coronavirus crisis. Finance chief Jason Liberty will takeover as CEO, Royal Caribbean said this week, and will be tasked with taking the company […]

Royal Caribbean Inks Deal With VIPA To Improve USVI Marine Port Facilities

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Royal Caribbean Group announced it has reached a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Virgin Islands to further enhance Crown Bay in St. Thomas, as well as a significant redevelopment of Frederiksted, St Croix in the future. The agreement is the first step in a longer process of expanding the cruise […]

All Cruise Ship Passengers 12 And Over Must Be Fully Vaccinated To Visit USVI

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Maritime Unit has responded to Governor Albert Bryan’s request for technical instructions for the next phases of the Framework for Conditional Sailing Order (CSO) guiding the resumption of cruise ship excursions at U.S. ports. Bryan had requested the information prior to the territory’s first cruise ship […]

CDC Tells Travelers At High Risk of Severe COVID-19 To Avoid Cruises At All Costs

ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday that people at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should avoid travel on cruise ships, irrespective of their vaccination status. Older adults and people with medical conditions are more likely to get severely ill from the disease and should take […]

2 Celebrity Cruise Ships Visit St. Thomas In Last 2 Days, But Residents Are Delta Wary

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two Royal Caribbean Group cruise ships have visited St. Thomas in the last two days. The Celebrity Equinox visited the Austin “Babe” Monsanto Marine Terminal at Crown Bay in St. Thomas today, the Virgin Islands Port Authority said. Its sister ship the Celebrity Edge was at the Crown Bay Center yesterday morning, […]

New USVI COVID-19 Protocol For Cruise Ships Improves Royal Caribbean’s Safety

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Royal Caribbean International said the territory won’t allow cruise ships to visit its ports unless all passengers ages 12 and up are vaccinated against COVID-19. The local government informed Royal Caribbean about its new policy on Monday, the cruise line said in a statement. Because of the new policy, Royal Caribbean said […]

Royal Caribbean Expands COVID-19 Policy As 6 Guests Test Positive On Ship

MIAMI — U.S. cruise liner Royal Caribbean Group said this weekend only passengers with a negative COVID-19 test will be let aboard, after six guests on its Adventure of the Seas cruise ship  tested positive during routine testing. The rule will apply to all guests departing on cruises that are five nights or longer, irrespective of […]

3,000 Passengers Trapped On Cruise Ship Due To 1 COVID-19 Case Can Finally Leave

SINGAPORE — Guests began leaving a Genting Cruise Lines “cruise to nowhere” this evening after nearly 3,000 passengers and crew were confined to their staterooms through most of the day following the detection of a COVID-19 case onboard. A 40-year-old passenger tested positive onboard and the result was confirmed after the person was taken to […]

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 […]