Royal Caribbean

The world's largest cruise ship has robot bartenders and a nine-storey zip-line — here's a look inside

• <b>Royal Caribbean's 228,081-ton Symphony of the Seas is the world's largest cruise ship.</b>• <b><br>It debuted in March, and will spend the summer in Europe before</b> …

Zip-lines

Photo tour of Junior Suite stateroom on Explorer of the Seas

Lots of Royal Caribbean fans relish a stay in a Junior Suite (JS) and today, we have a look at one of the Junior Suites from Explorer of the Seas to …

Cruise Ships

How the anti-plastic straw movement fits into a larger plan to save the ocean

Environmentalists have declared war on the plastic straw, and it is easy to see why. Americans use millions of straws every day, for about 20 minutes …

Opinion

Australia’s top travel agents and suppliers named

<b>Industry excellence celebrated at Australia’s National Travel Industry Awards.</b><p>The formalities of the 2018 National Travel Industry Awards have just …

Tourism

Virgin’s adults-only ship will have a boxing ring and a spa — but no plastic straws

Virgin’s highly anticipated adults-only cruise ship has a name: The Scarlet Lady.<p>The Plantation-based cruise line on Friday announced its first …

News (U.S.)

Two people rescued after going overboard cruise ship near Victoria

VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) – Two people fell from a cruise ship outside of Victoria Thursday evening, the pair had to be rescued by another vessel.<p>The …

Cruise Ships

Two people rescued after falling from lifeboat at Ogden Point

Two crew members were rescued after falling off of a cruise ship moored at Ogden Point Thursday evening.<p>The Explorer of the Seas, a ship from Royal …

Rowing

Royal Caribbean's (NYSE: RCL) Celebrity Cruises to spend $500M to refurbish ships - Orlando Business Journal

By Billy Jean Louis <br>– Reporter, South Florida Business Journal<p>Jul 19, 2018, 6:00am EDT<p>A Miami cruise line is kicking of a big refresh next year.<p>Royal …

Orlando

10 facts about Vallea Lumina to know before you go

Legend has it there’s a long-lost trail that winds through the old-growth forests of Cougar Mountain near Whistler, which leads to a hidden …

Los Angeles

Spotted: Royal Caribbean thermal spa pass online

It appears that guests can now pre-purchase thermal spa access via Royal Caribbean's Cruise Planner site.<p>Up until now, passes to the thermal spa were …

Cruise Ships

Did The DGI Newbie's 2014 Portfolio Fail Like High Yield Failed?

I have written a series of articles analyzing the performance of high-yield portfolios composed of CEFs, mREITs, MLPs and BDCs. Studied from multiple …

Investing

Our readers travel to the most interesting places

Bring it on home: Sydney<p><b>Who and where •</b> Al and Resa Manson of Chesterfield at the Sydney Opera House with the Harbour Bridge in the background.<p><b>The</b> …

Travel

Eastern, western or southern Caribbean itineraries – which is right for me?

You've decided to go on a Caribbean cruise. But where more precisely should you head for? The area is vast – the Caribbean Sea covers more than a million square miles – and cruise lines visit more than 60 ports across the region.<p>Major lines usually flag up their itineraries as being either eastern, …

Caribbean

Robots Are Ready to Shake (and Stir) Up Bars

Robot bartenders are mostly novelties today. But a group of startups is hoping to bring automation to your neighborhood watering hole—and even your home bar<p>There’s no need to tip the mixologist at the Tipsy Robot, a glittering bar in Las Vegas where automated arms handle all the shaking, stirring, …

Las Vegas

Norwegian Cruise: All Aboard

Shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) are down 17.20% since peaking on January 26, 2018, and in my opinion, the shares of this global …

Investing

Iron Range priest who popularized the ‘polka Mass’ dies at 89

CHISHOLM, Minn. — The Rev. Frank Perkovich, a priest who embraced the Eastern European musical traditions of Minnesota’s Iron Range to popularize the …

Christmas Eve

Cruise Lines: Royal Caribbean International, 'Grease'

Seeking professional, seasoned singers and dancers to present the award-winning musical “Grease" for Royal Caribbean International, a 1971 musical by …

Cruise Ships

Royal Caribbean expands gifts website and adds ability to ship to homes

Royal Caribbean has rolled out an update to its Royal Gifts site, where guests can purchase items to be delivered to their stateroom. The new update …

Cruise Ships

What to Pack for a Cruise—and 6 Things Not to Bring

Packing for a cruise is a lot like packing for any other vacation. You’ll want to bring comfy walking shoes for sightseeing and to leave your best …

Advice

6 most romantic ocean cruises

Looking for romance on the high seas? Like the hit television show “The Love Boat” would have you believe, cruising is prime for some loving. These …

Norwegian Cruise Line

Booming times in the cruise line sector

Carnival (NYSE:CCL) is up 1.10% in early trading and Royal Caribbean (NYSE:RCL) moves 3.52% higher after peer Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings says it …

Business

Cubs to Serve Rick Bayless’ Acclaimed Mexican Food at Wrigley Starting Tomorrow

— <b>Rick Bayless</b> is the next prominent chef to serve food at the home of the Cubs. Starting Thursday, July 19 until July 26, Bayless and his Frontera staff’s menu features hatch green chile tacos, carnitas tacos, toto elotes, Frontera guacamole, and “Mexico Calling” lager from Cruz Blanca for the next …

Taco Bell

Ovation of the Seas to make first-ever overnight call to Noumea

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Share via Email<br>• Pin to Pinterest<br>• Share on Google Plus<p>Going ashore to explore new places is part and parcel of …

New Zealand

Marriott ending plastic straw use in all it hotels

<b>DETROIT -</b> Marriott International plans to remove plastic straws and drink stirrers from all of its 6,500 hotels and resorts worldwide by next …

Business

Norwegian Cruise Line Makes Waves Ahead of Earnings

By<p>July 18, 2018 2:56 p.m. ET<p>After struggling for most of this year, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings shares (NCLH) finally benefited from a nice …

Business

Bringing Sustainable Tourism to the Masses

Mainstreaming sustainable tourism is an effort that will require a substantial amount of work.<p>A new thought leadership study from the Impact Travel …

Travel Industry

Revival of U.S. tourism to Cuba

U.S. tourism in Cuba bounced back in June from a months-long slump, with about 68K Americans, not including Americans of Cuban origin on family …

Cuba

Don't Be So Quick To Dismiss Service Jobs

Where are the jobs? Today, most are in the service sector. And that’s the forecast for tomorrow, too. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, service jobs will continue to outpace employment in all other sectors for the next quarter century.<p>Let’s put some figures around that. Three service …

Employment

Wall Street Breakfast: Google Faces Record $5B Fine Over Android

<b>Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on iTunes, Stitcher and SoundCloud (click the highlighted</b> …

Wall Street

8 foods you may want to avoid on a cruise if you don't want to get sick

Cruise ships are chock full of nightly gourmet meals and all-you-can-eat buffets. With so many mouth-watering options, it can be easy to consume everything in sight. But before you take a bite, you may want to think twice before reaching for certain food items.<p>You may remember when more than 300 …

Nutrition