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Rivals see positives in Royal Caribbean’s $1bn expedition


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Royal Caribbean’s Reimagined Mariner of the Seas Arrives Home to Miami on First Day of Summer


MIAMI, June 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Coinciding with the first day of summer, Royal Caribbean International’s much-hyped Mariner of the Seas sailed into its new home at PortMiami today amped up with $120 million of new thrills, restaurants, staterooms and entertainment. Short getaways are forever changed with Mariner’s highly anticipated 4-night weekday and 3-night weekend cruises from Miami to The Bahamas. Giving millennial travelers more ways to play, the ship’s short itineraries pack more adventure than ever with Sky Pad, a virtual reality, bungee trampoline experience; the cruise line’s first Polynesian-inspired, tiki-chic bar, The Bamboo Room; glow-in-the-dark laser tag, racer waterslides and more.

Was Adam Armstrong’s move a precursor to Royal Caribbean’s stake in Silversea?


Armstrong, the former md RCL Cruises Australia and New Zealand, ended months of speculation after he announced in February that he was leaving Royal Caribbean following a decade of steering the Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises brands in the local market.

 

Silversea’s ceo Roberto Martinoli said Armstrong’s appointment would ‘support our ambItious plans for growth and develop closer relationships with our travel agent partners.’

 

Armstrong, who was not immediately available today, said in May he was ‘delighted’ to be joining Silversea at ‘such an exciting time in its long history as a leading luxury brand.’

 

 

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Super plane, satellites help map the Caribbean’s hidden coral reefs


Improving on existing maps

Current maps of the Caribbean either leave out coral reefs or are badly outdated, which hampers governments seeking to protect their nations’ offshore natural resources. The new mapping mission will establish baselines so that ongoing monitoring efforts can track changes in reef health and distribution over time.

“The best maps of coral in the Caribbean are very basic,” Tyler Smith, a coral reef ecologist at the University of the Virgin Islands in St. Thomas, told Mongabay. “They’re created by looking at how deep the water is and then extrapolating where we expect reefs to be. As a result, there is very poor documentation for many of these reefs.”


A video about the Carnegie Airborne Observatory’s mission in the Dominican Republic. Video by Eddie…

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Caribbean’s Campari Week to launch in T&T


Campari will launch its regional Campari Week activities with a mega mixer and pop-up bar at Adam Smith Square, Port of Spain, on Friday, June 8. Campari Caribbean’s regional brand influencer, Bunji Garlin, is slated to host the event, which will run from 6-10pm. In true Campari style, patrons should expect style and flair as the brand presents its leading six cocktails for the weeklong celebration.

Campari Week 2018 will take place from June 22-30 this month, and will feature activations and surprises at Campari outlets across the region including influencer appearances and drink specials. Consumers in St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Bahamas, Belize, and Jamaica, will share unforgettable experiences as Campari takes over some of the Caribbean’s best watering holes to celebrate…

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Tourism Chief Upbeat About The Caribbean’s Future : South Florida Caribbean News


CHTA’s Frank Comito expresses confidence in the Caribbean’s tourism performance

MIAMI – High consumer demand for a Caribbean travel experience and increased tourism investments in hotels and airport improvements bode well for the future of the Caribbean’s tourism sector, which is exceeding 2018 expectations despite the fact that some hotels in six of the Caribbean’s 32 major destinations are still in rebuilding mode following last…

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