Celebrity Edge is the newest ship from Celebrity Cruises and will be the first ship to debut as part of the new Edge Class. It will begin sailing at the end of 2018. Stats: 129,500 tons 2918-passenger ship 1320 crew 1467 cabins (918 Edge Staterooms with Infinite Verandas) 15 decks first ship to be designed entirely in 3-D second Edge-class ship – Celebrity Beyond – is scheduled for delivery in spring 2020 two other ships will arrive in 2021 and 2022 built by STX France…Continue Reading “Celebrity Edge – the ultimate guide”

Royal Caribbean is a major player in the Caribbean cruising market – true to its name. While offering cruise vacations globally, the Caribbean accounts currently for 52% of its capacity.  Passengers can choose from cruise vacations lasting from three to 12 nights and leaving from nine different ports. Almost 20 Royal Caribbean ships will be offering cruise vacations in the Caribbean in 2018 and 2019 under the Royal Caribbean flag. Those include the Majesty of the Seas – one of its oldest ships – as…Continue Reading “What Royal Caribbean cruise in the Caribbean should I book? Eastern Caribbean? Southern Caribbean? Western Caribbean?”

Here are my takeaways from Royal Caribbeans recent earnings calls covering its 2017 financial year. 2017 results: Royal Caribbean committed itself to double its Earnings Per Share and its Return on Invested Capital. It did accomplish this goal through its ‘double-double’ program. Earnings Per Share has doubled to $7.53 and Return on Invested Capital has doubled to 10.5%. Interestingly, Norwegian, in its own most recent earnings call, talked about a similar program and was also able to double Earnings Per Share and Return on Invested…Continue Reading “What’s new at Royal Caribbean?”