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Royal Caribbean Buys Majority Stake in Silversea Cruises

Today, Royal Caribbean Cruises announced that it is acquiring a 66.7% stake in Silversea Cruises for $1,000,000,000 (billion) and assuming around $500,000,000 (million) in debt. As a privately held cruise brand, Silversea operates nine ships with two newbuilds, Silver Moon … Continue reading

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Royal Caribbean Passenger is Medevaced to Tampa Bay for Treatments

Yesterday, a 39 year-old passenger aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship near Tampa Bay suffered chest pains indicating a possible heart attack, and was evacuated to a medical facility by Coast Guard watchstanders. The post Royal Caribbean Passenger is Medevaced … Continue reading

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NTSB Report: Maintenance Deficiencies and Poor Training Led to Caribbean Fantasy Fire and Delayed Evacuation

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published its findings yesterday regarding a fire on the Caribbean Fantasy cruise ferry, operated by Baja Ferries, near Puerto Rico in August of 2016.  We reported on the fire at the time in our … Continue reading

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Jury Returns $20,000,000 Verdict for Seriously Injured Royal Caribbean Officer on Voyager of the Seas

A Miami-Dade County jury returned a verdict against Royal Caribbean Cruises of more than $20,000,000 on behalf of an officer who was injured on the Voyager of the Seas during an accident in 2008. Royal Caribbean officer Lisa Spearman was … Continue reading

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Royal Caribbean Unreasonably Delays Reporting Overboard Crew Member from Vision of the Seas

On December 8, 2017, a crew member went overboard from the Vision of the Seas cruise ship operated by Miami based Royal Caribbean Cruises. I reported on the incident at the time based on what passengers were stating about the … Continue reading

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