Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis-class ships, Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas and the new Harmony of the Seas, struck a chord earlier, greeting each other at sea for the first and possibly only time. In a meeting of unprecedented proportions, the three record-breaking sisters came together to celebrate the US arrival of Harmony of the Seas on the eve of the ship’s debut in her new permanent homeport of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
A member of the Harmony of the Seas crew has been killed on board the vessel during a lifeboat drill. The accident happened while the world’s largest cruise ship was docked at the port of Marseille, France.
Royal Caribbean International will showcase an array of all-new thrills and enhancements on-board Adventure of the Seas this November, following a $61 million revitalisation. The updates will include new dual racer waterslides, Cyclone and Typhoon, the popular FlowRider surf simulator, and a children’s aqua park, Splashaway Bay.
Royal Caribbean Cruises has signed a memorandum of understanding with French Shipbuilder STX France to build a fifth Oasis-class ship for delivery in the spring of 2021. As part of the deal STX has also signed to build two additional Edge-class ships scheduled for delivery in the autumn of 2021 and 2022.
The port of Southampton, England, was bustling today as onlookers gathered to be among the first to see the world’s largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, upon her first arrival into port. After 32 months of construction, the ship’s arrival marks a major milestone for Royal Caribbean International as Harmony becomes the 25th ship in the fleet.
Royal Caribbean International has honoured the crew and project team of the new Harmony of the Seas at a traditional delivery and flag changing ceremony in Saint Nazaire, France. Following 32 months of construction at the STX France shipyard involving thousands of shipyard employees, sub-contractors and suppliers, the world’s largest and most innovative cruise ship is now home to 2,100 crew members from 77 different nationalities.
Royal Caribbean International has announced that internationally-acclaimed Chinese actress, Fan Bingbing, will be the Godmother for Ovation of the Seas. The announcement was made by Zinan Liu, president, Royal Caribbean International - China and North Asia Pacific, at a press conference at the Great Hall of People in Beijing.
Royal Caribbean International has announced it is boldly going where no cruise company has gone before by offering the world’s first cruise experience to space; with the first voyage of its state-of-the-art spaceship, Orbiter of the Galaxies today confirmed for 2030. Construction of the extraordinary space and cruise ship hybrid is underway and Royal Caribbean has unveiled the first images of this cosmic experience to the public.
British holidaymakers have been given another opportunity to experience Royal Caribbean International’s latest adventure playground, Ovation of the Seas this April. A new, three night inaugural cruise will sail out of Southampton on April 14th on a roundtrip to the Netherlands giving holidaymakers another chance to holiday on-board the brand new Quantum Class ship where guests can now also take in the sites of the inspiring city of Rotterdam.
Royal Caribbean International is bringing short Caribbean getaways to a whole new level with the newly-enhanced Empress of the Seas returning to the fleet in March 2016. Following a stint with sister brand Pullmantur, Empress will be back in Miami giving guests the chance to enjoy a lively, casual, laid-back atmosphere while visiting some of the Caribbean’s most popular islands.
Royal Caribbean International has announced that Jewel of the Seas will sail out for the summer 2016 Mediterranean season boasting a new shine and ready to explore the ‘old world.’ The 90,090 gross-registered-ton ship, featuring nearly three acres of exterior glass will receive a complete makeover from bow-to-stern, unveiling a fresh and thoroughly contemporary style.
Royal Caribbean has announced Broadway’s hit musical Grease will be debuting on its newest ship Harmony of the Seas, which launches in Europe in May 2016. The show will then take the stage in July on-board Independence of the Seas, which returns to her homeport of Southampton in May for the summer season.