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.”
A little more than a week after dropping vaccination requirements on some cruises, Royal Caribbean has opened up most of its sailings to unvaccinated cruisers.
A keel-laying ceremony has taken place in Saint-Nazaire, France for Royal Caribbean’s upcoming ship, Utopia of the Seas, ahead of the first LNG-powered ship’s bold introduction in spring 2024.
Royal Caribbean Group released its 14th annual sustainability report, providing a comprehensive update on the company’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) framework and activities across its three wholly owned brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Silversea Cruises.
Royal Caribbean has posted a $1.2bn first quarter loss but said the surge in booking volumes should facilitate profitability in the second half of 2022.
Almost 2,000 jobs will be up for grabs for Barbadians very soon. The announcement was made this week by Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Senator the Hon. Lisa Cummins, during a recent press conference at Seatrade Cruise Global Conference in Miami, Florida.
Royal Caribbean has begun construction on the sixth ship in Oasis Class in Saint-Nazaire, France. Utopia of the Seas is scheduled to enter service in spring 2024.
Singaporeans can set their sights on adventure with the arrival of Royal Caribbean International’s Spectrum of the Seas. In celebration of Asia’s most innovative, action-packed ship calling Singapore home, the cruise line has extended Spectrum’s first season in the region for a full year through to April 2023.