Royal Caribbean International opened applications for its first ever Shore Explorer ‘Apprentice-Ship’. Candidates can apply via Instagram for the opportunity to seek out and test extraordinary shore experiences around the world.
Their only daily task will be capturing their experiences on Instagram, Insta-Stories and IGTV. Hopeful applicants must be 21 years or over, hold a valid passport and be able to travel this year and be a resident of the United Kingdom or Ireland.
Happy weekend! We hope you are in the midst of a wonderful weekend full of friends, fun, and plenty of things to do to pass the time between cruises. We have a summary of all of this week's Royal Caribbean news in case you missed any of it!
Hope you had a great week (maybe one week closer to your next Royal Caribbean cruise?) and you had a chance to keep up with what's new with Royal Caribbean this week. But if not, here's a roundup of this week's news.
Happy weekend! We hope you are enjoying a wonderful and relaxing weekend and managing to stay warm. Now it is time to sit back with a cuppa tea or java, and check out the latest in Royal Caribbean cruise news.
It now appears Royal Caribbean's second Quantum Ultra Class cruise ship will visit the UK after it launches next year.
Royal Caribbean President and CEO Michael Bayley hinted at the fact Royal Caribbean will offer sailings to the United Kingdom in October 2020.
Royal Caribbean's first Quantum Ultra Class, Spectrum of the Seas, will launch in April and head to Shanghai to begin sailing from June. However, the second Quantum Ultra ship will "definitely not" be going to China.
Royal Caribbean recently expanded its sailings to Cuba to include even more stops on the island. This week, Bryan shares his review of an Empress of the Seas cruise that visited three different ports in Cuba.
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Royal Caribbean Around the Internet
Simply Emmashared her wheelchair accessible experience on a Royal Caribbean cruise.
Eyewitness Newsposted news that Royal Caribbean gave scholarships to two maritime students in the Bahamas.
Travel Weeklyinterviewed Ben Bouldin, Royal Caribbean International’s associate vice-president and UK managing director.
After a couple hundred guests became ill, Royal Caribbean decided to cancel the rest of her sailing and Oasis returned to Port Canaveral on Saturday.
“We think the right thing to do is to get everyone home early rather than have guests worry about their health,” said Rob Zeiger, chief communications manager for Royal Caribbean. “Returning on Saturday also gives us more time to completely clean and sanitize the ship before her next sailing.”
A total of eight Royal Caribbean ships will sail around Europe in 2020, including six ships that had their 2020 itineraries go on sale this week.
Among the notable deployments to Europe in 2020 will be Allure of the Seas, which will sail from Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona on March 1, 2020 and then begin offering 7-night Western Mediterranean cruises until Allure heads to Miami on November 1, 2020.