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SeaOne Caribbean’s Fuels Supply Project Recognized As Caribbean And Latin America’s Top Strategic Infrastructure Pr…


HOUSTON, Aug. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — SeaOne Caribbean, LLC (“SeaOne”), which is developing the Caribbean and Central American Fuels Supply Project for natural gas and natural gas liquid (“NGLs”) delivery, today announced that CG/LA Infrastructure has recognized SeaOne’s project as the region’s Top Strategic Infrastructure Project for 2018.  The award was handed out at the recently-concluded CG/LA 16th Latin American & Caribbean Infrastructure Leadership Forum in Miami, Florida. 

In determining SeaOne’s eligibility for this premier recognition, CG/LA examined the project’s, “long term benefits, the measurable opportunities that each project creates for the health, mobility, education and quality of life for citizens in their communities, their states and their countries.”  CG/LA…

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Higher Ticket Prices and Onboard Spend Primary Drivers for Royal Caribbean’s Q2 – Cruise Industry News


With capacity up 2.6 percent, higher ticket prices and onboard revenue were the main drivers for Royal Caribbean Cruises reporting record results today in the second quarter.

Royal Caribbean reported net income of (GAAP) $466.3 million, or $2.19 per share, on revenues of $2.3 billion for its second quarter ended June 30, 2018, compared to net income of $369.5 million, or $1.71 per share, on revenues of $2.2 billion last year.

Ticket revenue per passenger day was $163.76 for the second quarter of this year, compared to $158.92 last year and the onboard spend was $65.12 compared to $61.70 per passenger last year.

Operating expenses rose moderately at $128.70 per passenger day with increases in all expense categories, from $126.30 last year.

With operating income of $456.9 million this year,…

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Susan Bonner sets her sights on growing Royal Caribbean’s Australasian market


On taking up her appointment to replace Adam Armstrong as Royal Caribbean’s vp and md Australia and New Zealand, Susan Bonner’s goal is to grow the local market.

As reported here, Armstrong officially joins Silversea Cruises as md Australia and New Zealand on August 13.

Bonner, a native of Augusta, Georgia, who lived at Fort Gordon where her father, a graduate of The Citadel, was posted, began her cruise shipping career with Cunard and Seabourn in Miami.

After serving as vp on-board revenue for Norwegian Cruise Line, she has spent the past 10 years in revenue management and on-board revenue roles at Royal Caribbean and Celebrity.

Bonner’s first overseas posting

Although she has travelled extensively, Sydney is Bonner’s first overseas posting while her son, Sam, remains in the United States…

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Building the Caribbean’s climate resilience to ensure basic survival


Grenada has rebounded after being destroyed by Category 4 hurricane Ivan in 2004 which destroyed 90 percent of homes. More than a decade later, the island’s prime minister Dr. Keith Mitchell says adjusting to the new normal requires comprehensive and coordinated efforts to mainstream climate change considerations in development planning. Credit: Desmond Brown/IPS

(IPS) – In 2004, when the Category 4 hurricane Ivan hit the tiny island nation of Grenada and its 151 mph winds stalled overhead for 15 hours–it devastated the country. But not before pummelling Barbados and other islands, killing at least 15 people.

And again last year, the destruction left behind in several Caribbean islands by Hurricanes Irma and Maria once again highlighted the vulnerability of these island countries.

It…

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Bahamas culinary team named Caribbean’s best


The Bahamas National Culinary Team was selected as the region’s best for 2018 as they secured numerous gold, silver and bronze awards at the “Taste of the Caribbean” competition.

Apart from winning the coveted “Caribbean National Team of the Year”, Chef Jamal Small was selected as “Caribbean Chef of the Year” and inducted into the “Hall of Fame” – the highest possible ranking.

Junior Chef Hazen Rolle also won top honours and a Gold Medal for “Junior Chef of The Year”, resulting in his entry to the same “Hall of Fame”. He received the Hans Schenk Commemorative Award for the Most Innovative Dish Utilising Indigenous Ingredients, marking the second time a Bahamian has won this award.

Chef Celeste Smith won silver in the Pastry Chef Competition, while Chef Owen Bain take the same in the…

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Royal Caribbean’s first overnight in Noumea


Royal Caribbean International’s 4,180-passenger Ovation of the Seas, which carries a crew of 1,500, will make the company’s first overnight in Noumea.

The 168,666gt ship will arrive at 8 a.m. on November 17 and depart at 5 p.m. the following day, giving passengers the rare opportunity to explore this French overseas territory in the South Pacific after dark.

The overnight stay is part of a nine-night cruise leaving Sydney on November 14 which also visits Mystery Island in Vanuatu.

Evening shorex

Royal Caribbean has released new evening shore excursions for Ovation of the Seas, which include ‘An evening in Lemon Bay,’ a short bus ride from the ship’s berth. 

There will be burgers and chips with draught beer or soft drinks at Le duke’s beachside family restaurant and a local dance…

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