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Royal Caribbean chief warns staffing woes risk hitting sales

Royal Caribbean chief warns staffing woes risk hitting sales

Staff shortages and difficulties recruiting extend beyond the well-publicised shortages in travel suppliers and aviation to agencies and risk hitting sales. That is according to Ben Bouldin, Royal Caribbean Cruises vice president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, who said: “The number of agents working today is a fraction of what it was pre-pandemic.”

Holland America Line's 2024 Grand Australia and New Zealand Voyage Returns

Holland America Line's 2024 Grand Australia and New Zealand Voyage Returns

Holland America Line is continuing to bolster its longer voyages departing from a North America homeport, and the 2024 Grand Australia and New Zealand Voyage is the newest addition. The 94-day journey that's been more than 10 years in the making departs Jan. 3, 2024, aboard Volendam, sailing roundtrip from San Diego, California.