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Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL) has order a sixth Oasis-class ship for delivery in late 2023.

The line’s agreement with French shipyard Chantiers de l’Atlantique is dependent upon financing, which is expected to be completed in the second or third quarter of this year.


Richard Fain, RCCL chairman and chief executive, said: “It is such a pleasure to announce the order of another Oasis-class ship.


“This order is a reflection of the exceptional performance of this vessel class and the extraordinary partnership between Chantiers de l’Atlantique and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.”


Laurent Castaing, general manager, Chantiers de l’Atlantique, added: “This is the twenty-third cruise ship that RCCL will be building at our shipyard, and we are…

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Furla expands travel retail footprint in Caribbean and Asia markets

Italian fashion and accessories brand Furla has opened two new travel retail spaces in Grenada.

In January, the brand unveiled a 15sqm space in the downtown Galleria Port Louis destination, while another store with the same size unit opened in Maurice Bishop International Airport. Both outlets are in partnership with Rouge Duty Free and offer Furla’s spring/summer 2019 collections across leather goods and fashion accessories.

The company said: “We are very pleased with the turn out of the stores and would like to extend our thanks to Rouge Duty Free for their support with these openings.”

Furla has also expanded its travel retail operations in Hong Kong with a new 14sqm personalised counter in the downtown DFS destination, Canton Road T Galleria.

“We would like…

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 15, 2019: Virgin Voyages is officially open for business, and just started taking bookings for its inaugural season departure of April 1, 2020; U.S. Customs preclearance of Americans headed home from the island of St. Maarten is planned to begin next year; Stop-over tourist arrivals to Caribbean destinations reached 29.9 million tourist visits last year, a decline from 2017; Canadians are being warned to avoid all non-essential travel to haiti as protests and civil unrest continue there and more Caribbean travel news for Feb. 15, 2019.

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CTO: Caribbean tourism is on the upswing | Travel News

The Caribbean tourism sector is projected to record strong growth in 2019 on the heels of a stronger-than-expected performance last year.

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the authority on regional tourism statistics and performance, is forecasting 6-7 percent growth this year, continuing an upward trend which began last September.

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“We are projecting that tourist arrivals will increase by between six and seven per cent in 2019, as the damaged infrastructure in the hurricane-impacted destinations returns to capacity. Similarly, cruise arrivals should expand by a further four per cent to…

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Caribbean travel site launches online stock photography library

Uncommon Caribbean, an innovative travel and lifestyle website showcasing the best of the West Indies, has announced the launch of Uncommon Caribbean Images, an all-new online stock photo library dedicated exclusively to Caribbean travel and tourism.

The first and only Caribbean-focused photo library of its kind, Uncommon Caribbean Images debuts with more than 1000 photos available for download on a subscription or per-image basis. 

Images are available royalty-free, with subscribers receiving non-exclusive, non-transferable rights to use, modify, and reproduce photos worldwide in perpetuity.

“For anyone involved in Caribbean travel and tourism marketing, this new site is a game-changer,” said Patrick Bennett, co-founder and creative director of Uncommon Caribbean. “As…

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Royal Caribbean wants to pay someone to travel the world for three weeks

Fancy being paid £6,000 to travel the world for three weeks?

It may sound too good to be true but a cruise company is offering just that.

Royal Caribbean wants to hire a Shore Apprentice via Instagram to test experiences that guests can enjoy on one of their trips.

The successful candidate would head to the company’s private island CocoCay in The Bahamas, Seward Alaska, Lisbon Portuga, Stavanger Norway, Dubai UAE, and Osaka in Japan, Wales Online reports.

It will be taking place this summer and Royal Caribbean ask that you are available to travel for three consecutive weeks from May to August.


The successful candidate will receive:

  • A number of different shore excursions across the full itinerary, as determined by Royal Caribbean. The successful candidate will be given various…

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