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Royal caribbean Will be reimbersing their guests!

Posted on September 6, 2011 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (40)
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Carnival and Royal Caribbean has received a lot of media attention this week after leaving hundreds of passengers stranded in San Juan as the hurricane approached. The local port officials informed the two cruise lines that due to the hurricane approaching, the port was limiting harbour traffic. Carnival Victory left San Juan four hours early and Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas left six hours ahead of schedule.
As a result, 300 Carnival passengers and 145 Royal Caribbean passengers found themselves in San Juan left behind as their cruise ships sailed away.
Carnival handled the crisis effectively. The cruise line provided all of their guests with hotel rooms for two nights and offered to fly them to the next scheduled port in Barbados.
Royal Caribbean provided hotel rooms only to the 15 passengers who purchased their tickets directly from the cruise line. The remaining 130 were left to find their own hotels as the storm approached. And anyone who wanted to meet up with the ship at the next port in Aruba, had to pay for their own transportation.
Unlike Carnival, Royal Caribbean made no effort to communicate the earlier departure time via their customers' emergency contact information and left families in the lurch in a time of emergency.
Royal Caribbean Fans believes that Royal Caribbean International will be reimbursing its guest they left 'stranded.' This is after tons of criticism from cruise fans shaming RCI into doing the right thing for their guests.
We ask the question, Is that enough? Should Royal Caribbean offer a free cruise to the people affected at the same value as the cruise they were on? Royal Caribbean has spoilt these passengers vacations and refunding the money won't bring that back.

Port Canaveral Has New Cruise Ship Termial as of 2012

Posted on August 28, 2011 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (1)

Port Canaveral, Florida is proud to say that there is going to be construction work done for a new cruise terminal in July of 2012. This terminal is going to be BIG. Oasis and Allure of the Seas, the largesr cruise ships in the world, are going to be able to dock there.

I am looking forward to seeing the new terminal in 2012!

Itinerary Changes

Posted on August 28, 2011 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Royal Caribbean will not be able to dock at CocoCay because of Hurricane Irene having an effect on it. Royal Caribbean feels that if they go there, their passangers' visits will be disrupted.

These stops are now canceled:

Majesty of the Seas that was shedueled to go there August 27th, Monarch of the Seas was shedueled for August 28th, and Freedom of the Seas is shedueled for August 29th.

Because those stops have been cancelled, Royal Caribbean is changing these itineraries:

Majesty of the Seas is going to stay in Nassau, Bahamas arriving at noon on August 27th and departing on Sunday, August 28th at 11:00am.

Monarch of the Seas will be doing the same as Majesty but will be departig at 5:00pm.

Freedom of the seas will call on Nassau on August 29th from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Royal Caribbean to Name Second Woman Captain

Posted on August 1, 2011 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (1)

On July 29th, Royal Caribbean Intl. announced that they were going to name their second female Captian. The Captian's name is Lis Lauritzen. Karin Stahre-Janson, who was a the first female Captian ever was hired by Royal Caribbean.. Lauritzen will be master of the Vision of the Seas. Lauritzen is followig Stahre-Janson who was moved to captian of Monarch of the Seas in 2007. I like the idea of their being female Captian's and I think that every cruise line should hire them!