Press Release from Royal Caribbean
Royal Caribean Cruises Ltd. Wins The Clean
Miami - June 16, 2009 - Royal
Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is proud to announce that it has received the first
ever "Clean Sea Award." The award was announced at the Clean Shipping Awards
ceremony held during the Nor-Shipping Conference (Oslo, June 9-12),
presented in cooperation with Det Norske Veritas (DNV). In total, 60
companies were considered for the various awards and winners were selected
by an independent jury.
Royal Caribbean won the award in recognition of its superior efforts to
limit discharges from ship to sea. In 1992, Royal Caribbean established the
widely renowned Save The Waves® program, to ensure crew and guests are
directly engaged in our environmental management efforts. Royal Caribbean
International's Oasis of the Seas, which launches at the end of the year and
with a passenger capacity of 8,400, will have a higher standard of waste
treatment than that of the most stringent global guidelines.
"Royal Caribbean is honored to be recognized for our efforts to minimize our
environmental footprint, contribute to conservation and set new standards of
environmental stewardship in the shipping industry," said Jamie Sweeting,
vice president of Environmental Stewardship and Global Chief Environmental
Officer for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. "As an industry we have a special
responsibility to protect our marine ecosystems, because clean waters are
good for the environment, good for our guests and good for our business."
The launch of the Clean Shipping Awards corresponded with this year's
Nor-Shipping Opening Conference titled "From Crisis to Opportunity:
Shipping's Role in the Fight against Climate Change". The conference brought
together leading industry voices representing ship owners, cargo owners and
regulators to discuss climate change. During the opening conference, Richard
D. Fain, chairman and chief executive officer of Royal Caribbean Cruises
Ltd., spoke on the importance of making sure governments, consumers and
other industries around the world understand the shipping industry is
concerned about climate change and playing its part to minimize its
greenhouse gas footprint.
"The Norwegian shipping industry is internationally recognized for being a
pioneer in the development of solutions and technologies to manage a broad
range of environmental issues," said Tollef Schieander, director of
Nor-Shipping. "The Clean Shipping Awards will serve to support these efforts
and reward any company with the vision and expertise to develop good
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is a global cruise vacation company that
operates Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur,
Azamara Cruises and CDF Croisieres de France. The company has a combined
total of 38 ships in service and six under construction. It also offers
unique land-tour vacations in Alaska, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Canada,
Dubai, Europe and South America.
Royal Caribbean To Offer Southern
Caribbean Itineraries From Colón, Panama
Cruise Line Continues Growth in Latin America For 2008-09 Season
MIAMI, July 31, 2007 - From the bustling Colombian city streets to the
pristine beaches of the ABC islands, Royal Caribbean International guests
can now experience a perfect blend of Southern Caribbean life while cruising
from Colón, Panama. Marking the first time that the cruise line has
established a homeport at the mouth of the Panama Canal, Royal Caribbean
today announced 17 sailings from December 2008 through April 2009 aboard
Enchantment of the Seas. The seven-night voyages will visit spectacular
ports-of-call in Colombia and the Dutch Antilles.
"Colón is a spectacular Central American city and sailing from Panama not
only offers our guests an exciting itinerary, but also allows more travelers
more convenient opportunities to enjoy a Royal Caribbean cruise," said Adam
Goldstein, president, Royal Caribbean International, at a press conference
in Panama yesterday. "We are pleased to bring our signature style of
cruising to Panama as we extend our brand globally, and we thank the
government for their enthusiastic support."
Ports of call on Enchantment's Southern Caribbean cruises from Colón include
Cartagena and Santa Marta, Colombia; Aruba; Bonaire and Curacao.
Travelers also can choose from two eight-night repositioning voyages aboard
Enchantment sailing on November 29, 2008 and April 5, 2009. In addition to
visiting Santa Marta and Cartagena, Colombia, guests will enjoy two more
days in the Caribbean Sea and a call at Puerto Limon, Costa Rica, as the
ship cruises to and from Colón and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
"Our 2007-08 itineraries from Santo Domingo on Legend of the Seas and from
Brazil on Splendour of the Seas have been exceptionally well-received and we
are thrilled to further expand our offerings in Latin America with
Enchantment's Southern Caribbean cruises," said Maria Sastre, vice
president, international sales and marketing, Latin America, the Caribbean
and Mexico. "Royal Caribbean's expansion into Panama further demonstrates
our continued focus on developing our business in Latin America."
On Enchantment of the Seas, guests will enjoy non-stop entertainment and
endless options for families and active travelers as they sail to some of
the 'must-see' destinations in the Caribbean. At each port of call, a great
variety of shore excursion opportunities - including historical site visits,
off-road adventures, shipwreck diving, zip lining through forest canopies
and whitewater rafting - are offered to further enhance the cruising
Enchantment of the Seas features a solarium covered by a crystal canopy, a
glass roof that retracts to take advantage of the tropical Caribbean
weather. Guests can relax by three pools and in six whirlpools, while kids
frolic in their own splash pool and interactive play area. The more active
vacationers can try a bungee trampoline or work up a sweat at the
rock-climbing wall or jogging track. The Enchantment Fitness Center and Day
Spa features extensive fitness programs and a world- class spa menu. The
line's award-winning Adventure Ocean youth program, with five age-tiered
curricula, entertains and enlightens younger guests under the age of 18.
Royal Caribbean is the only major cruise line with dedicated teen spaces
aboard every ship in its fleet and on Enchantment, the Fuel teen-only
hang-out and disco are perfect settings for teens to meet and relax with
Guests can enjoy casual to fine dining in three restaurants, including Royal
Caribbean's signature Chops Grille steakhouse. In the evenings, there is
non-stop entertainment in eight lounges, including the Latin-themed Boleros,
and there are top-rated Broadway-style performances in the Orpheum Theatre,
or gaming action at the Casino Royale. Providing the line's signature Gold
Anchor Service, Royal Caribbean's friendly and engaging staff and crew help
make each guest's cruise vacation a unique and unforgettable experience.
Royal Caribbean International is a global cruise brand with 21 ships
currently in service and three under construction. The line also offers
unique land-tour vacations in Alaska, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, South
America and New Zealand through its cruisetour division.
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