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The Dominican Republic Fully Committed to Hosting the 2022 FCCA Cruise Conference

MIRAMAR, Fla., June 22, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) is pleased to announce that the Dominican Republic will host the 2022 FCCA Cruise Conference, the only official cruise conference representing the Caribbean, Mexico and Central and South America. Taking place in Santo Domingo from October 11-14, the event will feature a series of meetings, workshops and networking opportunities with an expected 100 high-level executives from FCCA Member Lines, which represent more than 90 percent of global ocean cruising capacity. It will also allow the Dominican Republic to showcase its potential for increased benefits from cruise tourism and help the destination fulfill targeted objectives.

“I am thankful for the continued partnership with the Dominican Republic that paved the way to hosting the FCCA Cruise Conference,” said Micky Arison, Chairman of Carnival Corporation and FCCA. “This will be a crucial time and place for the industry gather to continue cruise tourism’s recovery, and it is a testament to the country’s commitment.”

All Conference participants will have access to workshops led by cruise executives and successful stakeholders, including ones focused on tour operators and increasing local employment and sourcing opportunities.

Participants will also have opportunities to interact with the expected 100 cruise executives during a series of meetings – including one-on-one meetings – and networking functions throughout the event, which will be celebrating FCCA’s 50th anniversary.

Additionally, the Dominican Republic will showcase some of the best to see, eat and hear in the destination for cruise guests, along with what its opportunities for growth that hosting the event has historically driven.

Before, during and after the event, FCCA will work with the Dominican Republic toward its goals of developing a new cruise terminal in Samana and increasing demand for Sans Souci Terminal in Santo Domingo. FCCA is also partnering with the Dominican Republic on initiatives focused on cruise lines hiring citizens, cruise ships sourcing local goods, and increasing the already high percentage of cruisers that return as overnight guests.

More details about and registration for the event will be announced in the coming months and available at www.FCCAConference.com.

About Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA)

Created in 1972, FCCA is a not-for-profit trade organization representing mutual interests of the cruise industry and destinations’ private and public sectors. For more information, visit F-CCA.com and @FCCAupdates on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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Royal Caribbean Group Unveils 2021 Seastainability Report

Report revamps Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Framework, highlights efforts to reduce emissions on ship and at port

MIAMI, May 13, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Today Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) released its 14th annual sustainability report, providing a comprehensive update on the company’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) framework and activities across its three wholly owned brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Silversea Cruises.

New for 2021, Royal Caribbean Group revamped its ESG framework to better reflect the company’s contributions to a more sustainable cruise industry. The ESG framework focuses on five distinct ways to deliver great vacation experiences responsibly: Champion communities and the environment; provide unforgettable cruise experiences; foster human rights and be an employer of choice; advance net zero innovation; and govern responsibly.

“All of us at Royal Caribbean Group are focused on delivering the best vacations possible and doing so responsibly,” said Jason Liberty, CEO, Royal Caribbean Group. “This report reflects our commitment to continuous innovation and building a sustainable cruise industry while growing our business for good.”

The release of the 2021 Seastainability Report follows the recent announcement that Royal Caribbean Group has committed to another five-year partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF). A flagship partner, WWF will help the company continue to establish sustainable business practices in areas including emissions, sustainable tourism and more.

This year’s ESG report highlights the company’s unrelenting efforts to decarbonization, especially through the company’s Destination Net Zero strategy, which aims to establish Science-Based Targets (SBT) and achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

Destination Net Zero, along with other ESG initiatives, will ensure Royal Caribbean Group develops ambitious and measurable goals for continued carbon emissions reduction, sustainable business development and growth, sustainable tourism, and waste management. Destination Net Zero encapsulates Royal Caribbean Group’s focus on serving as a catalyst for innovation in the industry, with developments that include:

  • Introducing a fuel-cell hybrid design that allows for zero emission in port.
  • Future-proofing the company’s ship-building portfolio through fuel flexibility and innovation that ensure each new ship class is 20% more energy efficient than its predecessor.
  • Developing waste management technologies that can convert waste to energy. Currently 100% of the fleet is equipped to be landfill-free.
  • Being ready, through shore power, to connect to local power grids as soon as it becomes available.

This year’s report was shaped by RCG’s 2021 materiality assessment and references the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) 2020 core reporting standards. The report is also aligned, to the extent possible, with the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB) standards.

To view Royal Caribbean Group’s 2021 sustainability report and learn more about the company’s efforts, visit: www.royalcaribbeangroup.com/sustainability.

About Royal Caribbean Group

Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) is one of the leading cruise companies in the world with a global fleet of 63 ships traveling to approximately 1,000 destinations around the world. Royal Caribbean Group is the owner and operator of three award winning cruise brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, and Silversea Cruises and it is also a 50% owner of a joint venture that operates TUI Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Together, the brands have an additional 11 ships on order as of March 31, 2022. Learn more at www.royalcaribbeangroup.com or www.rclinvestor.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release constitute forward-looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements relate to, among other things, the company’s expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections regarding environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives and the company’s ability to achieve its ESG goals. Forward-looking statements reflect management’s current expectations and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied in those forward-looking statements. Factors that could affect our results include, among others, those discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in our most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q, as well as our other filings with the SEC, copies of which may be obtained by visiting our Investor Relations website at www.rclinvestor.com or the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements in this release, which are based on information available to us on the date hereof. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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FCCA Partners with the U.S. Virgin Islands on Strategic Development Agreement

MIRAMAR, Fla., March 28, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) – the trade association that represents the mutual interests of destinations and stakeholders throughout the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Mexico, along with Member Lines that operate over 90 percent of the global cruising capacity – is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the U.S. Virgin Islands on a strategic development agreement for 2022 that will focus on increasing the destination’s overall economic impact from cruise tourism. The agreement, coming from a directive by the FCCA Executive Committee, will feature access to key decision makers and their joint efforts with FCCA to fulfill the objectives, including increased cruise calls, new experiences and products, collaboration with the local private sector, more employment and purchasing opportunities, conversion of cruise guests to stay-over visitors, promotion of summer cruising, creation of consumer demand, travel agent outreach and more.

“This agreement is a further testament to the continued partnership that the U.S. Virgin Islands has had with FCCA and the cruise industry,” said Micky Arison, Chairman of FCCA and Carnival Corporation & plc. “The destination has supported cruising through the best and worst of times, and I am proud that this agreement will make it possible to better the lives and livelihoods of so many people there.”

“We are grateful for the U.S. Virgin Islands’ support through the pandemic, with this landmark agreement being more proof of their dedication to cruise tourism, and we cannot be more excited to reciprocate the faith they have shown in us and the industry by maximizing their benefits from the sector,” said Michele Paige, President, FCCA. “Through this agreement, the U.S. Virgin Islands will have FCCA’s full commitment to fulfilling the destination’s initiatives, including assisting the private sector and helping all locals prosper from the economic impact that the industry brings.”

After being a success story for Caribbean tourism in the wake of COVID-19, experiencing a banner year for stay-over tourism in 2021 and breaking numerous records, the U.S. Virgin Islands is looking to turn the page for their cruise tourism, which generated $184.7 million in total cruise tourism expenditures, in addition to $77.9 million in total employee wage income, during the 2017/2018 cruise year, according to the Business Research & Economic Advisors report “Economic Contribution of Cruise Tourism to the Destination Economies.”

“The U.S. Virgin Islands celebrates its steadfast partnership with FCCA and its Member Lines,” said USVI Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte. “Strategic marketing and collaborative programs promoting the allure of the cruise industry and our awe-inspiring islands are expected to provide the Territory with a springboard for a speedy resumption, as we enter the endemic phase of Covid-19.”

Through the agreement, FCCA will not only guide the U.S. Virgin Islands government on enhancing their product and increasing cruise calls, but also will facilitate new experiences to offer cruise companies and collaborate with the local private sector to maximize any opportunities. Additionally, the agreement will put the U.S. Virgin Islands in the spotlight for the new and improved programs that FCCA has developed with focuses on employment, purchasing and converting cruise guests to stay-over visitors.

As a top-down initiative directed by the FCCA Executive Committee, which includes presidents and above of FCCA Member Lines, the new strategic partnership will grant open access for the U.S. Virgin Islands with these key decision makers and the Committee’s efforts to effectuate the agreement’s objectives and the destination’s goals.

Some of the other features of the strategic partnership will include promoting summer cruising, engaging travel agents, creating consumer demand and developing a destination service needs assessment that will detail strengths, opportunities and needs.

About Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA)
Created in 1972, FCCA is a not-for-profit trade organization that represents the mutual interests of the cruise industry and destinations’ private and public sectors. By building bilateral relationships with cruise tourism stakeholders and providing them a forum to work with executives from its Member Lines, FCCA fosters bilateral success for all parties. For more information, visit F-CCA.com and @FCCAupdates on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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Archipelago Announces Opening of New Havana Hotel

HAVANA, Cuba, March 24, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Archipelago, Southeast Asia’s largest privately owned and independent hotel management group, today announced the expansion of its Cuban portfolio with the opening of the 600 room GRAND ASTON La Habana Hotel. Rising to the Havana Malecón sky, this urban oasis is ideally located in the bustling Vedado, the capital’s central commercial district, close to offices, shops, restaurants, and entertainment. Vedado is much more than a commercial district, it also has an electric nightlife, with clubs like La Zorra y el Cuervo, the Yellow Submarine, and the Cabaret Parisien providing quality entertainment.

GRAND ASTON La Habana takes modern living to the next level, revealing uniquely designed architecture, fresh rooms, eclectic dining, inspiring event spaces, and beautiful wellness facilities, including the city’s only 24-hour fitness center and an amazing 56-meter long swimming pool overlooking the sparkling waters of Havana Bay. With an innovative design, its interior decoration is a perfect fusion between the Havana style of the 1930s and the Asian refinement of GRAND ASTON.

For a unique experience of rejuvenation and relaxation, its Wellness Center by Spa Ubud offers exotic Asian healing techniques, the only one in the city offering massages with authentic Balinese techniques. The hotel is also the first in the capital to house a bank branch (BFI).

“We’re delighted to be opening what will become a true icon in the Havana hotel scene. One of the most creatively designed hotels is ready to welcome guests to experience the fusion of Asian and Cuban hospitality in a fantastic location,” said John Flood, President & CEO of Archipelago.

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About Archipelago

Southeast Asia’s largest privately owned and independent hotel management group, operates more than 150 hotels, with a further 50 hotels under development across Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and the Middle East. A trusted hotel company with a long track record and more than 30,000 rooms operating or under development in over 60 destinations with brands including ASTON, Collection by ASTON, The Alana, Huxley, Kamuela, Harper, Quest, NEO, favehotels and Nordic. archipelagointernational.com.

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Royal Caribbean Group provides update on COVID-19, Omicron variant impact

MIAMI, Dec. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Today, Royal Caribbean Group provided an update on the status of its business and the impact of the Omicron variant.

Knowledge about COVID-19 and how to deal with it have been in a constant state of flux for the last two years. Omicron has significantly altered the COVID-19 landscape for everyone, and the Royal Caribbean Group is no exception.

As widely reported, the Omicron variant is significantly more infectious than its predecessors and has already become the dominant form of COVID-19 in the U.S. and elsewhere. Fortunately, Omicron also appears to cause significantly less severe symptoms than earlier variants, especially for people who are vaccinated. Cruising remains one of the few places one can vacation knowing that almost everyone you meet is fully vaccinated.

The recent experience on Royal Caribbean Group ships is consistent with these observations. The numbers indicate an increase in people testing positive without a corresponding increase in people becoming ill. Since cruising restarted in the U.S. in June 2021, the Royal Caribbean Group has carried 1.1 million guests with 1,745 people testing positive – a positivity rate of 0.162%.  Furthermore, the vast majority of those cases had no symptoms or only mild symptoms, with only 41 people needing hospitalization. None of the Omicron cases have been severe or needed to be taken to a hospital. These figures are a result of almost everyone onboard having been vaccinated and having a negative test before boarding.

“Omicron is having a big short-term impact on everyone, but many observers see this as a major step towards COVID-19 becoming endemic rather than epidemic,” said Richard Fain, Chairman & CEO. “We don’t like to see even one case, but our experience is a fraction of the comparable statistics of virtually any other comparable location or industry. Few businesses are subject to such intense scrutiny, regulation, and disclosure requirements by so many authorities, and we welcome that scrutiny because of our commitment to safety. We intend to maintain our goal of delivering the safest vacation on land or sea and will constantly adjust our procedures to accomplish this even in the face of Omicron’s amazing transmissibility.”

Royal Caribbean Group’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Calvin Johnson emphasizes: “The company is navigating through the ever-evolving information on the Omicron variant.  Our case count has spiked, but the level of severity is significantly milder. We will remain nimble and in constant contact with health authorities. For example, even before Omicron, we have been giving all our crewmembers booster shots as they became eligible.”

Following a very strong Cyber weekend, the company experienced a decline in bookings and increased cancellations for near-term sailings but to a lesser degree than that experienced with the Delta variant. Load factors for sailings in the first half of 2022 remain below historical levels, as expected. However, sailings for the second half of 2022 continue to be booked within historical ranges, at higher prices with and without Future Cruise Credits (FCCs), with strong demand from the critical U.S. market.

The travel industry is experiencing significant disruptions by air transport and other service providers due to the spread of Omicron.  Such disruptions are particularly impactful during the holiday season as the need increases and the labor supply is impacted by the current spike in cases.  Similar issues are impacting the company’s onboard service capabilities.  In addition, the company is experiencing service disruptions at selected destinations and to date has cancelled or significantly modified 16 destination calls out of 331. The company expects these disruptions to continue in the near term and then decline as the world adjusts to the current trends.

Fain concluded, “We are constantly learning and adjusting as Omicron appears to be ushering in a new phase in the fight against COVID-19. We expect these factors to have a negative impact in the short term but are optimistic they will lead us to a more pervasive but less severe health environment. Taken together, this should enable us to produce a strong transitional year in 2022 and a very strong 2023.”

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About Royal Caribbean Group

Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) is one of the leading cruise companies in the world with a global fleet of 60 ships traveling to more than 800 destinations around the world. Royal Caribbean Group is the owner and operator of three award-winning cruise brands: Royal Caribbean InternationalCelebrity Cruises, and Silversea Cruises, and it is also a 50% owner of a joint venture that operates TUI Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Together, the brands have an additional 13 ships on order as of September 30, 2021. Learn more at www.royalcaribbeangroup.com or www.rclinvestor.com.

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Certain statements in this press release relating to, among other things, our future performance estimates, forecasts and projections constitute forward-looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding revenues, costs and financial results for 2021 and beyond. Words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “driving,” “estimate,” “expect,” “goal,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “project,” “seek,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “considering,” and similar expressions are intended to help identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements reflect management’s current expectations, are based on judgments, are inherently uncertain and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied in those forward-looking statements. Examples of these risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to, the impact of COVID-19 and other contagious illnesses on economic conditions, industries and societies generally, the travel industry and the financial position and operating results of our Company; required or voluntary travel restrictions, including current and potential suspensions of cruises; guest cancellations; the pace and effectiveness of our return to service; our ability to satisfy the Framework for the Conditional Sailing Order issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the impact of state regulation and litigation regarding proof of passenger vaccination; our ability to obtain sufficient financing, capital or revenues to satisfy liquidity needs, capital expenditures, debt repayments and other financing needs; the effectiveness of the actions we have taken to improve and address our liquidity needs; the impact of the economic and geopolitical environment on key aspects of our business, such as the demand for cruises, passenger spending and operating costs; supply chain disruptions; incidents or adverse publicity concerning our ships, port facilities, land destinations and/or passengers or the cruise vacation industry in general; concerns over safety, health and security of guests and crew; the cost and effectiveness of our safety protocols relating to COVID-19; impairments of our goodwill, long-lived assets, equity investments and notes receivable; difficulties sourcing crew, provisions and supplies; the occurrence of COVID-19 and other contagious diseases on our ships and concerns about the risk of illness when traveling to, on or from our ships; unavailability of ports of call; growing anti-tourism sentiments and environmental concerns; changes in U.S. foreign travel policy; uncertainties relating to conducting business internationally and expanding into new markets and new ventures; our ability to recruit, develop and retain high quality personnel; changes in operating and financing costs; the impact of our current and future indebtedness; the impact of foreign currency exchange rates, inflation and interest rate and fuel price fluctuations; labor shortages; the impact of conversions of our convertible notes, if any, in shares of our common stock or a combination of cash and shares of our common stock; our expectation that we will not declare or pay dividends on our common stock for the foreseeable future; vacation industry competition and changes in industry capacity and overcapacity; the risks and costs related to cyber security attacks, data breaches, protecting our systems and maintaining data security and integrity, as well as personal data of our guests, employees and others; the impact of new or changing legislation and regulations or governmental orders on our business; pending or threatened litigation, investigations and enforcement actions; the effects of weather, natural disasters and seasonality on our business; emergency ship repairs, including the related lost revenue; the impact of issues at shipyards, including ship delivery delays, ship cancellations or ship construction cost increases; shipyard unavailability; the unavailability or cost of air service; and uncertainties of a foreign legal system as we are not incorporated in the United States.

In addition, many of these risks and uncertainties are heightened and will continue to be heightened, or in the future may be heightened, by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is not possible to predict or identify all such risks.

More information about factors that could affect our operating results is included under the caption “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly report on Form 10-Q, as well as our other filings with the SEC, copies of which may be obtained by visiting our Investor Relations website at www.rclinvestor.com or the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements, which are based on information available to us on the date hereof. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Blue Diamond Resorts offers exclusive Black Friday and Cyber Monday savings throughout the Caribbean

CARIBPR WIRE, TORONTO, Canada, Nov. 24, 2021: Just in time for the holiday season, starting today guests can take advantage of web-exclusive Black Friday and Cyber Monday savings and escape to Royalton Luxury Resorts and Planet Hollywood Beach Resorts for a luxurious getaway.

As we continue to see a strong return to travel from international markets to the Caribbean islands, so does consumer demand to the luxury all-inclusive resorts within those regions, especially during key travel periods. As such, this is a great opportunity for vacationers desiring a luxury getaway for less, whether traveling with the whole family, celebrating with friends, or craving a romantic retreat for two, to take advantage of these limited time-only savings before the sale ends December 2, 2021.

Located in some of the most sought-after vacation destinations in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Saint Lucia, Jamaica, Antigua, and Grenada, Blue Diamond Resorts offers something for every traveler and travel need. The epitome of luxury, the best of all-inclusive getaways can be seen with Royalton’s All-In Luxury® promise firsthand. Royalton combines upscale resorts with world-class amenities, modern-day conveniences like All-In Connectivity™ for free resort-wide Wi-Fi, and family-friendly offerings such as non-motorized water sports to deliver unparalleled levels of comfort and service. Customers traveling to the Caribbean for a holiday designed for the stars will revel in Planet Hollywood Beach Resorts’ curated entertainment-themed experiences and authentic Hollywood memorabilia. Guests can also enjoy internationally inspired cuisine, modern wellness facilities including PUMPED and PH Spa, a surf simulator, and splash parks in the resorts’ dedicated kids zones.

Singles, couples, and friends seeking an adults only escape can choose from one of Royalton’s adults-only brands – including Hideaway at Royalton and Royalton CHIC – or Planet Hollywood Beach Resorts’ first adults-only destination, Planet Hollywood Adult Scene Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort – Adults Only. Guests have access to a ‘resort-within-a-resort’ style getaway at select properties, delivering exclusive pool and beach areas, specialty restaurants, and preferred accommodations, in addition to full access to the amenities and facilities at the wider Royalton and Planet Hollywood Beach Resort properties. Guests aged 18+ in search of an effervescent, all-inclusive social-vacation experience can “Party Your Way” at Royalton CHIC, elegant lifestyle resorts situated on the beachfronts of Cancun and Punta Cana, while still enjoying Royalton’s signature All-In Luxury® experience.

For a full list of pricing and resort details, visit Royalton Luxury Resorts and Planet Hollywood Beach Resorts. Prices vary by property and reflect a per person, per night rate. By booking their all-inclusive vacation direct, guests can earn Marriott Bonvoy points upon request.

About Blue Diamond Resorts
Since its inception in 2011, Blue Diamond Resorts has curated an impressive portfolio encompassing 45 properties, exceeding 15,000 rooms in ten countries. Taking a proactive approach to differentiating brands under each market’s demands, the resort management company caters to a range of budgets and interests from adult-only elegant getaways to fun-filled family vacations. Award-winning, All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts offers signature amenities including All-In Connectivity™, modern Sports Event Guarantee™ and in-suite wellness elements. Royalton Luxury Resorts’ adults-only sub-brands include Hideaway at Royalton, an adults-only experience with exclusive dining and preferred accommodations, plus the stylish lifestyle resorts, Royalton CHIC, located in the Caribbean’s best beachfront locales. In Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril provides those over 21 with an upscale and luxurious naturist vacation along with a secluded shore for the utmost privacy. Memories Resorts & Spa offers a vacation designed to impress the entire family, featuring a popular kids club with famous themed characters, Toopy & Binoo™, while Starfish Resorts provides amazing value for customers in convenient locations. Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts invites guests to Vacation Like A Star™ with an engaging and interactive experience, plus famous pop culture items from iconic movies, music and sports. Mystique by Royalton, a boutique-style resort collection, offers personalized vacations in strikingly beautiful locals full of endless adventures. Now aligned with Marriott International’s prestigious Autograph Collection and Tribute Portfolio, guests at our 21 participating properties will continue to receive impeccable customer service at the highest standard and can earn and redeem points with Marriott Bonvoy.

To learn more about Blue Diamond Resorts, please visit www.bluediamondresorts.com.

Blue Diamond Resorts ofrece ahorros exclusivos en Black Friday y Cyber Monday para todo el Caribe

CARIBPR WIRE, TORONTO, Canada, Nov. 24, 2021: Justo a tiempo para la temporada de fiestas de finales de año, a partir de hoy, los viajeros pueden aprovechar ahorros exclusivos este Black Friday y Cyber ​​Monday, y hospedarse en Royalton Luxury Resorts y Planet Hollywood Beach Resorts para una escapada de lujo.

A medida que se observa un fuerte aumento en los viajes desde los mercados internacionales a las islas del Caribe, también lo hace la demanda de los consumidores hacia los resorts de lujo de todo incluido de esas regiones, especialmente durante las fechas de viaje importantes. Ésta es una gran oportunidad para los vacacionistas que desean una escapada de lujo por menos; ya sea viajando con toda la familia, celebrando con amigos o deseando un retiro romántico en pareja, para aprovechar estos ahorros por tiempo limitado antes de que finalice la oferta el 2 de diciembre de 2021.

Ubicados en algunos de los destinos vacacionales más buscados en México, República Dominicana, Costa Rica, Santa Lucía, Jamaica, Antigua y Granada, Blue Diamond Resorts ofrece algo para cada viajero y sus necesidades. El epítome del lujo, lo mejor de las escapadas de todo incluido se puede ver de primera mano con la promesa All-In Luxury® de Royalton. Royalton combina resorts de lujo con comodidades de clase mundial, amenidades modernas como All-In Connectivity ™ para Wi-Fi gratuito en todo el resort y ofertas para familias como deportes acuáticos no motorizados para brindar niveles incomparables de comodidad y servicio. Los clientes que viajen al Caribe para pasar unas vacaciones diseñadas para las estrellas se deleitarán con las experiencias temáticas de entretenimiento selecto de Planet Hollywood Beach Resorts y con los auténticos recuerdos de Hollywood. Los huéspedes también pueden disfrutar de cocina de inspiración internacional, modernas instalaciones de bienestar y relajación que incluyen PUMPED y PH Spa, un simulador de surf y parques acuáticos en las zonas del complejo especiales para niños.

Para los solteros, las parejas y los amigos que buscan una escapada solo para adultos pueden elegir entre una de las marcas Adults Only de Royalton, que incluye Hideaway at Royalton y Royalton CHIC, o el primer destino solo para adultos de Planet Hollywood Beach Resorts: el Planet Hollywood Adult Scene Cancún, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort – Adults Only. Aquí los huéspedes tienen acceso a una escapada estilo ‘resort dentro de un resort’ en propiedades selectas, que ofrecen áreas exclusivas de piscina y playa, restaurantes de especialidades y alojamiento preferencial, además de acceso completo a las amenidades e instalaciones en propiedades Royalton y Planet Hollywood Beach Resort. Los huéspedes mayores de 18 años que buscan una efervescente experiencia de vacaciones sociales todo incluido pueden “Divertirse a su manera” en Royalton CHIC, una marca de elegantes resorts de estilo de vida situados en las playas de Cancún y Punta Cana, mientras disfrutan de la exclusiva experiencia All-In Luxury® de Royalton.

Para conocer la lista completa de precios y detalles de los resorts haga clic aquí para Royalton Luxury Resorts y aquí para Planet Hollywood Beach Resorts. Precios varían según la propiedad y muestran una tarifa por persona y por noche. También puede contactar a su agente de viajes. Al reservar su vacación todo incluido directamente, los huéspedes pueden acumular puntos Marriott Bonvoy al requerirlo

Acerca de Blue Diamond Resorts
Desde su creación en 2011, Blue Diamond Resorts ha conservado una cartera impresionante que abarca 45 propiedades, que superan las 15.000 habitaciones en diez países. Adoptando un enfoque proactivo para diferenciar las marcas en función de las demandas de cada mercado, la dirección empresarial de estos complejos se adapta a una variedad de presupuestos e intereses, desde escapadas elegantes solo para adultos hasta vacaciones familiares llenas de diversión. Royalton Luxury Resorts ofrece comodidades exclusivas que incluyen All-In Connectivity ™, el moderno Sports Event Guarantee ™ y elementos de bienestar en la suite. Las marcas derivadas solo para adultos de Royalton Luxury Resorts incluyen Hideaway at Royalton, una experiencia solo para adultos con cenas exclusivas y alojamiento preferencial, además de elegantes diseños, está Royalton CHIC, ubicado en el mejor lugar frente a la playa del Caribe. En Jamaica Grand Lido Negril ofrece a los mayores de 21 años unas vacaciones naturistas exclusivas y lujosas junto a una costa apartada para la máxima privacidad. Memories Resorts & Spa ofrece unas vacaciones diseñadas para impresionar a toda la familia, con un popular club infantil con personajes temáticos famosos, Toopy & Binoo™, mientras Starfish Resorts proporciona un valor increíble para los clientes en una conveniente ubicación. Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts invita a los huéspedes a vivir la experiencia Vacation Like A Star ™ atractiva e interactiva, además cuenta con artículos famosos de la cultura pop de películas, música y deportes icónicos. Mystique by Royalton, una colección de resorts estilo boutique, ofrece vacaciones personalizadas en lugareños sorprendentemente hermosos llenos de aventuras interminables. Ahora al pertenecer a las prestigiosas marcas de Autograph Collection y Tribute Portfolio de Marriott International, los huéspedes que se hospeden en las 21 propiedades participantes, continúan disfrutando de nuestro impecable y más alto estándar de servicio al cliente, y la capacidad de acumular y redimir puntos de Marriott Bonvoy.

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Royal Caribbean Group Announces “Destination Net Zero” — Program to Achieve Net Zero Emissions by 2050

Comprehensive plan includes pledge to pursue Science-Based Targets, the delivery of a net zero emissions cruise ship, and a path to net zero emissions by 2050

MIAMI, Oct. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Today Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) announced a giant step on its sustainability journey: Destination Net Zero, a comprehensive decarbonization strategy that includes pledging to establish Science-Based Targets (SBT) and achieving net zero emissions by 2050.

Royal Caribbean Group Announces “Destination Net Zero” — Program to Achieve Net Zero Emissions by 2050

“Decades ago, we set out on a course to advance sustainability; our vision now is to realize carbon-free cruising over the next two decades,” said Richard Fain, chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Group. “Today we are announcing the most important destination of all in our company’s history – Destination Net Zero – an ambitious strategy to cut emissions, protect our oceans, and ensure the viability of the hundreds of destinations that our guests and crew members care deeply about.”

INTRODUCING DESTINATION NET ZERO

Royal Caribbean Group’s Destination Net Zero builds on decades of progress and a deep sense of responsibility to embed sustainability throughout the organization.

Over 18 to 24 months, the cruise company will develop goals to be validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), the first such pledge for the cruise industry. The work will begin following the publication of SBTi’s marine transport methodology. Science-based targets show companies how much, and how quickly, they need to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to help limit global warming.

Along the journey to net zero, key milestones will be critical to making progress. One of the most ambitious milestones includes the delivery of a net zero cruise ship by 2035. To achieve these ambitions, the company will rely on strong partnerships with governments, suppliers and shipyards to develop alternative and accessible fuels and technology.

The company’s focus on achieving these measurable goals builds on its track record of designing and operating some of the most energy efficient ships on the seas. Thanks to optimized hull design and system upgrades such as AC chillers utilizing 30-40% less energy, Royal Caribbean Group has consistently delivered a new generation of ships 20-25% more efficient than their predecessors.

From Silversea Cruises’ ‘Project Evolution’ – the cruise industry’s first hybrid-powered ship set to debut summer 2023 – to the wind farm in Kansas that will offset up to 12% of our scope 1 and 2 emissions per year, Royal Caribbean Group is already executing on its Destination Net Zero strategy to drive the development of emissions-reducing technology and alternative fuel solutions.

“Royal Caribbean Group has a history of innovating in every aspect and level of the company,” said William K. Reilly, chairman, Royal Caribbean Group’s board of directors’ safety, environment, and health committee. “This is another important step on the serious and ambitious path to preserve the health and allure of the sea and the beauty of the oceans.”

Destination Net Zero’s four-pronged approach includes:

  1. Modernization of our global brands fleet through the introduction of 13 new energy-efficient and alternatively fueled vessels, including its recently announced ‘Project Evolution’ — the industry’s first ship to remove all local emissions while at port.
  2. Continued investment in energy efficiency programs for its fleet, including energy saving technologies, enhanced data systems and digitalization.
  3. Development of alternative fuel and alternative power solutions.
  4. Optimized deployment and integration of strategic shore-based supply chains.

THE NEXT CHAPTER OF A 30-YEAR VOYAGE

Royal Caribbean Group’s journey to reducing its environmental footprint began nearly 30 years ago with Save the Waves, an ambitious effort that grew from a recycling program into a company-wide approach to embedding challenging, achievable, measurable sustainability targets into the bedrock of the company’s culture. Over the ensuing three decades, protecting the planet’s finite natural resources evolved organically from a choice to a way of life for the company and its employees.

In 2016, the Group built on this legacy of progress and commitment by embarking on a partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF). With the goal of ensuring the long-term health of the oceans and fulfilling a vision of more sustainable cruising, Royal Caribbean Group established ambitious initial 2020 targets to reduce its environmental footprint, support ocean conservation globally and raise awareness among the company’s more than 5 million passengers about the importance of ocean conservation. Earlier this year, it announced it had met or exceeded its 2020 goals, with the exception of a sustainable seafood sourcing target (now expected to be met by 2022) that was impacted by the travel suspension from the pandemic.

“Destination Net Zero will help guide our decision-making in the years to come and builds on Royal Caribbean Group’s continuous improvement mantra,” said Silvia Garrigo, Royal Caribbean Group chief Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Officer. “While we may not have all the answers now, this comprehensive company-wide strategy amplifies our focus on long-term emissions reduction and provides us a roadmap for how to get there.”

“Ensuring the long-term health of our oceans requires collective action to effectively address climate change and limit warming to 1.5C,” said Carter Roberts, president & CEO of WWF. ”Through our partnership, Royal Caribbean Group has been on a journey to improve their overall sustainability. Achieving net zero emissions no later than 2050 will require innovation and collaboration at scale, and WWF looks forward to working together to make progress toward this milestone.”

To learn more about Royal Caribbean Group’s sustainability efforts, visit https://sustainability.rclcorporate.com/.

About Royal Caribbean Group
Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) is one of the leading cruise companies in the world with a global fleet of 60 ships traveling to more than 800 destinations around the world. Royal Caribbean Group is the owner and operator of three award-winning cruise brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, and Silversea Cruises, and it is also a 50% owner of a joint venture that operates TUI Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Together, the brands have an additional 13 ships on order as of June 30, 2021. Learn more at www.royalcaribbeangroup.com or www.rclinvestor.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements in this press release constitute forward-looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements relate to, among other things, the company’s expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections regarding environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives and the company’s ability to achieve its ESG goals. Forward-looking statements reflect management’s current expectations and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied in those forward-looking statements. Factors that could affect our results, performance and achievements include, among others, the cost and availability of alternative fuels and emissions-reducing technologies and solutions and the development and applicability of science-based target methodologies, as well as those factors discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K, as well as our other filings with the SEC, copies of which may be obtained by visiting our Investor Relations website at www.rclinvestor.com or the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements in this release, which are based on information available to us on the date hereof. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Trio Of Sustainable Power Sources To Drive Royal Caribbean Group’s Next Class Of Ships Into The Future

Silversea Cruises’ ‘Project Evolution’ to be First Cruise Ship to Use Fuel Cells to Provide 100% of Power While at Port

MIAMI, Oct. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The cruise industry’s first hybrid powered ship is set to debut summer 2023 as part of Royal Caribbean Group’s (NYSE: RCL) ultra-luxury brand Silversea Cruises. The new class of ships, known as ‘Project Evolution,’ will operate using a trio of power sources including a fuel cell system, battery technology and dual fuel engines using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as the main fuel. This hybrid solution, using fuel cell technology, allows the ship to be free of local emissions while at port — another industry first.

“Silversea’s newest ship class is a significant leap forward in our commitment to sustainable ship design and our journey to reduce our environmental footprint,” said Richard Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Group. “We first announced our fuel cell ambitions several years ago. Through dedication and perseverance, we are now proud to introduce the first ship with large-scale fuel cell technology capable of achieving emission-free port operations.”

“Incorporating fuel cells into our ships now is one example of how Royal Caribbean Group is preparing to use new technologies as we move to a non-carbon-based future,” Fain continued. “This pioneering approach builds on our spirit of innovation.”

The new hybrid technology not only helps in port, but also allows Project Evolution to achieve a 40% overall reduction in its greenhouse gas emissions per double occupancy when compared to the brand’s previous class of ships. The ship class is also projected to achieve an Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) rating approximately 25% better than applicable International Maritime Organization (IMO) requirements.

“Being at the forefront of sustainable shipping design and innovation is a testament to our team’s drive for continuous improvement,” said Roberto Martinoli, President and CEO, Silversea Cruises. “These advancements support our desire to showcase the world to our guests and to do so in a mindful and environmentally responsible way.”

Royal Caribbean Group is already known for a robust portfolio of technologies enhancing energy efficiency, waste treatment, and water management. This steady progress remains rooted in the company’s mantra of continuous improvement. It will drive The Group’s future as alternative, non-carbon-based solutions become available to support its overall decarbonization journey.

Project Evolution’s full suite of initiatives, developed in partnership with Meyer Werft Shipyard, will bring energy efficiency to a new level and will include both first-of-its-kind initiatives and successful features previously introduced such as:

  • Fuel Cell System – this hydrogen-based technology will supplement the main power supply and carry the ship’s total hotel load — up to four megawatts — the first large-scale fuel-cell installation at sea in the cruise industry.
  • LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) – a cleaner burning fuel, LNG-fueled propulsion systems emit less CO2 and 97% fewer particulates than normal fuel oil used on ships.
  • Battery – a bank of batteries supports optimizing the overall ship power system, saving fuel.
  • Waste to Energy – newly developed Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS) reduces onboard waste volume, resulting in lower incineration emissions.
  • Progress to Carbon Neutral Construction – in partnership with Meyer Werft Shipyard, Project Evolution is thoughtfully designed and built taking into consideration the carbon footprint of ship construction and creating a path to overall reduction.

For more than 30 years Royal Caribbean Group has invested in its commitment to sustainability. In partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in 2016, the company set specific, ambitious and measurable 2020 sustainability targets to reduce its environmental footprint, increase sustainable tourism, respect coastal communities and cultural heritage, and support WWF’s global ocean conservation work.

In addition, the company continues to advocate for sustainable practices globally, including collaborating with the United Nation’s High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy and committing to deliver on the promise of the Paris Agreement through partnership with the We Are Still In coalition.

To learn more about Royal Caribbean Group’s sustainability efforts, visit https://sustainability.rclcorporate.com/.

About Royal Caribbean Group

Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) is one of the leading cruise companies in the world with a global fleet of 60 ships traveling to more than 800 destinations around the world. Royal Caribbean Group is the owner and operator of three award-winning cruise brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, and Silversea Cruises, and it is also a 50% owner of a joint venture that operates TUI Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Together, the brands have an additional 13 ships on order as of June 30, 2021. Learn more at www.royalcaribbeangroup.com or www.rclinvestor.com.

About Silversea Cruises
Part of the Royal Caribbean Group, Silversea Cruises is recognized as an innovator in the ultra-luxury cruise industry, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels: Silver ShadowSilver WhisperSilver SpiritSilver Muse and Silver Moon – all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the inclusion of the expedition ships Silver OriginSilver WindSilver Explorer, and Silver Cloud, Silversea’s itineraries encompass all seven continents and feature worldwide luxury cruises to the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, the Galapagos, both Polar Regions, and hundreds of fascinating destinations in between. Silversea is also looking forward to the launch of three new ultra-luxury ships: Silver Dawn and two Evolution-class ships. Browse Silversea’s blog, Discover, and subscribe to receive the latest content directly into your inbox.

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Certain statements in this press release constitute forward-looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements relate to, among other things, the company’s expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections regarding environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives and the company’s ability to achieve its ESG goals. Forward-looking statements reflect management’s current expectations and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied in those forward-looking statements. Factors that could affect our results include, among others, the cost and availability of alternative fuels and changes in expected ship itineraries, as well as those factors discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K, as well as our other filings with the SEC, copies of which may be obtained by visiting our Investor Relations website at www.rclinvestor.com or the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements in this release, which are based on information available to us on the date hereof. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Sunwing Travel Group announces full integration of 20 Blue Diamond Resorts properties into Marriott International’s Autograph Collection and Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program

CaribPR Wire, TORONTO, Oct. 05, 2021: Sunwing Travel Group has announced that, effective today, 20 of its Blue Diamond Resorts properties have been fully integrated into Marriott International’s prestigious Autograph Collection. The integration follows the monumental news earlier this year that the company’s hotel division had signed a mutual partnership agreement with Marriott International.

The 20 participating Blue Diamond Resorts, now including Royalton Grenada situated in the picturesque Eastern Caribbean, will be the first all inclusive properties to join Marriott’s Autograph Collection brand, a curated collection of independent properties with distinct perspectives on design and hospitality. The resorts will continue to be independently owned and operated by Blue Diamond Resorts under the Autograph Collection name and deliver on the brand’s promise to create unique and memorable vacation experiences tailored to guests’ unique interests.

“We are excited to announce the full integration of 20 of our properties into the Autograph Collection,” said Jordi Pelfort, President, Hotels and Resorts of Sunwing Travel Group. “By aligning our portfolio of world-class resorts with Marriott’s prestigious reputation and award-winning loyalty program, we’ll be able to offer the highest level of all inclusive service and help make even more travellers’ vacation dreams come true.”

Hotels that are now part of the Autograph Collection include:

Mexico
  • Planet Hollywood Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort
  • Planet Hollywood Adult Scene Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort – Adults Only
  • Royalton CHIC Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort – Adults Only
  • Royalton Riviera Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort & Casino
  • Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort – Adults Only
Dominican Republic
  • Royalton Bavaro, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort & Casino
  • Royalton CHIC Punta Cana, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort & Casino – Adults Only
  • Royalton Punta Cana, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort & Casino
  • Hideaway at Royalton Punta Cana, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort & Casino – Adults Only
  • Royalton Splash Punta Cana, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort & Casino
Jamaica
  • Grand Lido Negril Au-Naturel, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort – Adults Only
  • Royalton Blue Waters Montego Bay, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort
  • Royalton Negril, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort
  • Hideaway at Royalton Negril, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort – Adults Only
  • Royalton White Sands Montego Bay, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort
Saint Lucia
  • Royalton Saint Lucia, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort
  • Hideaway at Royalton Saint Lucia, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort – Adults Only
Costa Rica
  • Planet Hollywood Costa Rica, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort
Antigua
  • Royalton Antigua, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort & Casino
Grenada
  • Royalton Grenada, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort

The resorts have also joined Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International’s award-winning loyalty program and travel marketplace, which offers a robust portfolio of 30 hotel brands and endless experiences, enabling members to earn and redeem points. For more information on Marriott Bonvoy, visit marriottbonvoy.com.

Guests can book their stay through the resort websites, Marriott.com, and All-Inclusive.Marriott.com.

About Sunwing Travel Group

The largest integrated travel company in North America, Sunwing Travel Group is comprised of Sunwing Vacations and Vacation Express, two of the leading leisure tour operators in North America; Sunwing Airlines, Canada’s premier leisure airline; SunwingJets, a luxury private jet charter service; SellOffVacations.com and Luxe Destination Weddings, two leading travel retail businesses; NexusTours, a full-service destination management company; and Blue Diamond Resorts, the Group’s hotel management company, an innovative organization that operates popular resort brands across the Caribbean and Mexico. Since its inception in 2011, Blue Diamond Resorts has curated an impressive portfolio encompassing 45 properties, exceeding 15,000 rooms in ten countries, including the award-winning All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts, adults-only brands Hideaway at Royalton and Royalton CHIC, Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts, and Mystique by Royalton. For more information on Sunwing Travel Group, please visit www.sunwingtravelgroup.com.

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Sunwing Travel Group anuncia la integración de 20 propiedades Blue Diamond Resorts a Autograph Collection de Marriott International y el programa de lealtad Marriott Bonvoy

CaribPR Wire, TORONTO, Oct. 05, 2021: Sunwing Travel Group ha anunciado que, a partir de hoy, 20 de las propiedades de Blue Diamond Resorts se han integrado completamente al prestigioso Autograph Collection de Marriott International. La integración es resultado de la noticia monumental publicada a principios de este año, en que la división hotelera de la empresa había firmado un acuerdo de mutua asociación con Marriott International.

Los 20 hoteles de Blue Diamond Resorts participantes, entre los que ahora se encuentra Royalton Grenada, situado en la pintoresca zona este del Caribe, serán las primeras propiedades todo incluido que se unan a la marca Autograph Collection de Marriott, una selección de hoteles independientes con distintas perspectivas en diseño y hospitalidad. Los resorts seguirán siendo propiedad de Blue Diamond Resorts y los gestionará de forma independiente bajo la marca de Autograph Collection, cumpliendo la promesa de la marca de crear experiencias vacacionales únicas y memorables adaptadas a los intereses particulares de los huéspedes.

“Estamos encantados de anunciar que completamos la integración de 20 de nuestras propiedades en Autograph Collection”, dijo Jordi Pelfort, Presidente de Hoteles y Resorts de Sunwing Travel Group. “Con nuestro portafolio de resorts de clase mundial y la prestigiosa reputación de Marriott así como su importante programa de lealtad, ofreceremos el más alto nivel de servicio todo-incluido mientras que haremos realidad los sueños vacacionales de muchos más viajeros.”

Los hoteles que ahora forman parte de Autograph Collection incluyen:

México
  • Planet Hollywood Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort
  • Planet Hollywood Adult Scene Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort – Adults Only
  • Royalton CHIC Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort – Adults Only
  • Royalton Riviera Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort & Casino
  • Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort – Adults Only
República Dominicana
  • Royalton Bavaro, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort & Casino
  • Royalton CHIC Punta Cana, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort & Casino – Adults Only
  • Royalton Punta Cana, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort & Casino
  • Hideaway at Royalton Punta Cana, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort & Casino – Adults Only
  • Royalton Splash Punta Cana, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort & Casino
Jamaica
  • Grand Lido Negril Au-Naturel, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort – Adults Only
  • Royalton Blue Waters Montego Bay, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort
  • Royalton Negril, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort
  • Hideaway at Royalton Negril, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort – Adults Only
  • Royalton White Sands Montego Bay, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort
Santa Lucía
  • Royalton Saint Lucia, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort
  • Hideaway at Royalton Saint Lucia, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort – Adults Only
Costa Rica
  • Planet Hollywood Costa Rica, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort
Antigua
  • Royalton Antigua, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort & Casino
Granada
  • Royalton Grenada, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort

Estos resorts también se han unido a Marriott Bonvoy, el aclamado programa de lealtad y de Marriott International, que ofrece una sólida cartera de 30 marcas hoteleras y un sinfín de experiencias, permitiendo a sus miembros ganar y canjear puntos. Para más información sobre Marriott Bonvoy, visite marriottbonvoy.com.

Los huéspedes pueden reservar su estancia a través de los sitios web del resort, Marriott.com, y All-Inclusive.Marriott.com.

Acerca de Sunwing Travel Group

Sunwing Travel Group, la empresa de viajes integrada más grande de América del Norte, está compuesta por Sunwing Vacations y Vacation Express, dos de los operadores turísticos de ocio líderes en América del Norte; Sunwing Airlines, la principal aerolínea de ocio de Canadá; SunwingJets, un servicio de alquiler de jets privados de lujo; SellOffVacations.com y Luxe Destination Weddings, dos minoristas de viajes líderes en su sector; NexusTours, una empresa con servicio completo en la gestión de destinos; y Blue Diamond Resorts, la compañía de administración de hoteles del Grupo, una organización innovadora que opera marcas populares de resorts en el Caribe y México. Desde su creación en 2010, Blue Diamond Resorts ha creado cuidadosamente una cartera impresionante abarcando 45 propiedades, que superan las 15,000 habitaciones en diez países, incluyendo los galardonados All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts, las marcas solo para adultos Hideaway at Royalton y Royalton CHIC, Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts y Mystique by Royalton. Para obtener más información sobre Sunwing Travel Group, visite www.sunwingtravelgroup.com.

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Party Your Way at the reimagined Royalton CHIC Punta Cana, reopening November 1

CaribPR Wire, TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 04, 2021: Customers traveling to the Dominican Republic can soon look forward to an unparalleled vacation experience as Blue Diamond Resorts announces the official reopening of Royalton CHIC Punta Cana on November 1, 2021. Located on the coveted shores of Uvero Alto Beach, the five-star resort offers guests a vibrant adults-only social vacation experience where singles, couples, friends, and groups can party their way.

Whether for relaxation or to party in the array of onsite signature events, returning guests can design their own All-In Luxury® holiday at Royalton CHIC Punta Cana that best suits their needs. Royalton CHIC has reimagined the adults-only all inclusive vacation offering effervescent experiences in which luxury and fun meet in idyllic locations; stylish architecture, pristine beaches, and breathtaking tropical ambiances carry the Royalton CHIC Resorts lifestyle.

“We are thrilled to begin welcoming guests back to ‘Party Your Way’ at one of our most exclusive properties in the Dominican Republic,” says Jordi Pelfort, President of Hotels and Resorts at Sunwing Travel Group. “As our last resort to reopen in the region amidst the global pandemic, guests will now be able to enjoy all that Blue Diamond Resorts has to offer, from family-friendly holidays to adults-only vacation experiences catered to those that seek a tasteful yet adventurous lifestyle.”

Conveniently located only thirty-five minutes from Punta Cana International Airport, the resort is the ultimate destination for adult getaways and full of vivacious offerings for discerning travelers. With day-to-night activities available such as themed pool parties and DJ sets, a range of gourmet dining experiences including the recently renovated Vespa and newest addition Taj, serving elevated Indian cuisine, and access to the resort’s on-site Genesis Casino, the party can last all night. Should guests choose to experience peak relaxation instead, Royalton CHIC Punta Cana presents multiple opportunities to satisfy that craving, including lounging beneath the sun and palms on Uvero Alto Beach, sipping handcrafted cocktails in a private cabana, or getting pampered at Royalton CHIC’s world-class spa.

In addition to the recently updated 320 luxury suites and amenities on property, guests can upgrade to Royalton’s signature Diamond Club™ and enjoy premium service, complimentary access to the Mermaid pool, an exclusive beach area, preferential discounts at The Royal Spa, and private access to the Diamond Club™ lounge.

A distinct feature of this property is the CHIC Mansion, exclusive to Royalton CHIC Punta Cana. The 11,500 square-foot luxury private villa with six spacious suite-style rooms, an exclusive dining room, and a breathtaking living room with floor-to-ceiling windows is the perfect private oasis for groups searching for an elevated, adults-only all inclusive experience.

In anticipation of the reopening, guests can enjoy starting prices of $120USD per person per night, plus $600USD in resort credits for a limited time only.

For more information or to book your next adults-only social vacation, visit www.royaltonresorts.com/royalton-chic-punta-cana.

About Blue Diamond Resorts
Since its inception in 2011, Blue Diamond Resorts has curated an impressive portfolio encompassing 45 properties, exceeding 15,000 rooms in ten countries. Taking a proactive approach to differentiating brands under each market’s demands, the resort management company caters to a range of budgets and interests from adult-only elegant getaways to fun-filled family vacations. Award-winning, All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts offers signature amenities including All-In Connectivity™, modern Sports Event Guarantee™ and in-suite wellness elements. Royalton Luxury Resorts’ adults-only sub-brands include Hideaway at Royalton, an adults-only experience with exclusive dining and preferred accommodations, plus the stylish lifestyle resorts, Royalton CHIC, located in the Caribbean’s best beachfront locales. In Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril provides those over 21 with an upscale and luxurious naturist vacation along with a secluded shore for the utmost privacy. Memories Resorts & Spa offers a vacation designed to impress the entire family, featuring a popular kids club with famous themed characters, Toopy & Binoo™, while Starfish Resorts provides amazing value for customers in convenient locations. Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts invites guests to Vacation Like A Star™ with an engaging and interactive experience, plus famous pop culture items from iconic movies, music and sports. Mystique by Royalton, a boutique-style resort collection, offers personalized vacations in strikingly beautiful locals full of endless adventures.

To learn more about Blue Diamond Resorts, please visit www.bluediamondresorts.com.

About Royalton Luxury Resorts
Epitomizing modern elegance, award-winning Royalton Luxury Resorts offer All-In Luxury® vacations in some of the world’s most popular tropical destinations including Antigua, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Saint Lucia, Mexico, Cuba, and Grenada. Boasting an array of world-class all inclusive features including the premium, handcrafted DreamBed™, unlimited reservation-free luxury dining, a Sports Event Guarantee™ and more. Many of the resorts cater equally to families and couples alike, with industry-leading supervised kids and teen activities offered at no additional cost combined with family-friendly accommodation and dining options.

To learn more about Royalton Luxury Resorts, please visit www.royaltonresorts.com/royalton.

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Diviértase a su estilo en el renovado Royalton CHIC Punta Cana, que reabrirá el 1 de noviembre

Royalton CHIC Punta Cana
Diviértase a su estilo en el renovado Royalton CHIC Punta Cana, que reabrirá el 1 de noviembre

CARIBPR Wire, TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 04, 2021: Los clientes que viajen a República Dominicana pronto podrán disfrutar de una experiencia vacacional incomparable, ya que Blue Diamond Resorts anuncia la reapertura oficial de Royalton CHIC Punta Cana el 1 de noviembre de 2021. Ubicado en las codiciadas costas de la playa de Uvero Alto, este resort de cinco estrellas ofrece a los invitados una vibrante experiencia de vacaciones sólo para adultos donde solteros, parejas, amigos y grupos pueden divertirse a su manera.

Ya sea para relajarse o para divertirse en los eventos exclusivos, los huéspedes que regresan pueden diseñar sus propias vacaciones All-In Luxury® en Royalton CHIC Punta Cana que mejor se adapten a sus necesidades. Royalton CHIC ha reinventado las vacaciones todo incluido sólo para adultos y ofrece efervescentes experiencias en las que el lujo y la diversión se encuentran en lugares idílicos; la elegante arquitectura, las playas vírgenes y los impresionantes ambientes tropicales llevan el estilo de vida de Royalton CHIC Resorts.

“Estamos encantados de dar la bienvenida a los huéspedes al concepto ‘Party Your Way’ en una de nuestras propiedades más exclusivas en la República Dominicana”, dice Jordi Pelfort, presidente de Hoteles y Resort de Sunwing Travel Group. “Siendo nuestro último resort por reabrir en la región en medio de la pandemia mundial, los huéspedes ahora podrán disfrutar de todo lo que Blue Diamond Resorts tiene para ofrecer, desde vacaciones familiares hasta experiencias vacacionales solo para adultos para aquellos que buscan un estilo de vida aventurero”.

Convenientemente ubicado a sólo treinta y cinco minutos del Aeropuerto Internacional de Punta Cana, el resort es el mejor destino para escapadas de adultos y está lleno de ofertas vivaces para los viajeros más exigentes. Con actividades disponibles de día a noche, como fiestas temáticas en la piscina y sesiones de DJ, una variedad de experiencias gastronómicas gourmet que incluyen el recientemente renovado Vespa y la adición más reciente Taj, que sirve cocina india de alto nivel y acceso al Casino Genesis en el resort, donde la fiesta puede durar toda la noche. Si los huéspedes prefieren optar por experimentar la máxima relajación, Royalton CHIC Punta Cana presenta múltiples oportunidades para satisfacer ese antojo, que incluyen descansar bajo el sol y las palmeras en la playa de Uvero Alto, saborear cócteles artesanales en una cabaña privada o dejarse mimar en el Spa de clase mundial del Royalton Chic.

Además de las 320 suites de lujo recientemente renovadas y las comodidades en la propiedad, los huéspedes pueden ascender de categoría al exclusivo Diamond Club ™ de Royalton y disfrutar de un servicio premium, acceso de cortesía a la piscina Mermaid, un área de playa exclusiva, descuentos preferenciales en The Royal Spa y acceso privado al salón Diamond Club ™.

Una característica distintiva de esta propiedad es Mansión CHIC, exclusiva de Royalton CHIC Punta Cana. La lujosa villa privada de 11,500 pies cuadrados con seis espaciosas habitaciones estilo suite, un comedor exclusivo y una impresionante sala de estar con ventanas de piso a techo es el oasis privado perfecto para grupos que buscan un lugar sublime todo incluido para adultos.

Anticipándose a la reapertura, los huéspedes pueden disfrutar de precios iniciales desde $ 120 USD por persona por noche, más $ 600 USD en créditos de uso exclusivo en el complejo solo por tiempo limitado.

Para obtener más información o para reservar sus próximas vacaciones solo para adultos, visite www.royaltonresorts.com/royalton-chic-punta-cana.

Acerca de Blue Diamond Resorts
Desde su creación en 2011, Blue Diamond Resorts ha conservado una cartera impresionante que abarca 45 propiedades, que superan las 15.000 habitaciones en diez países. Adoptando un enfoque proactivo para diferenciar las marcas en función de las demandas de cada mercado, la dirección empresarial de estos complejos se adapta a una variedad de presupuestos e intereses, desde escapadas elegantes solo para adultos hasta vacaciones familiares llenas de diversión. Royalton Luxury Resorts ofrece comodidades exclusivas que incluyen All-In Connectivity ™, el moderno Sports Event Guarantee ™ y elementos de bienestar en la suite. Las marcas derivadas solo para adultos de Royalton Luxury Resorts incluyen Hideaway at Royalton, una experiencia solo para adultos con cenas exclusivas y alojamiento preferencial, además de elegantes diseños, está Royalton CHIC, ubicado en el mejor lugar frente a la playa del Caribe. En Jamaica Grand Lido Negril ofrece a los mayores de 21 años unas vacaciones naturistas exclusivas y lujosas junto a una costa apartada para la máxima privacidad. Memories Resorts & Spa ofrece unas vacaciones diseñadas para impresionar a toda la familia, con un popular club infantil con personajes temáticos famosos, Toopy & Binoo™, mientras Starfish Resorts proporciona un valor increíble para los clientes en una conveniente ubicación. Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts invita a los huéspedes a vivir la experiencia Vacation Like A Star ™ atractiva e interactiva, además cuenta con artículos famosos de la cultura pop de películas, música y deportes icónicos. Mystique by Royalton, una colección de resorts estilo boutique, ofrece vacaciones personalizadas en lugareños sorprendentemente hermosos llenos de aventuras interminables.

Para obtener más información sobre Blue Diamond Resorts, visite http://www.bluediamondresorts.com/es/.

Acerca de Royalton Luxury Resorts
Representando la elegancia moderna, los galardonados Royalton Luxury Resorts ofrecen vacaciones All-In Luxury® en algunos de los destinos tropicales más populares del mundo, como Antigua, Jamaica, República Dominicana, Santa Lucía, México, Cuba y Granada. Con una variedad de características todo incluido de clase mundial, que incluyen DreamBed ™ calidad premium artesanal, cenas de lujo ilimitadas sin reservaciones, Sports Event Guarantee ™ y más. Muchos de los resorts atienden por igual a familias y parejas, con actividades supervisadas líderes en la industria para niños y adolescentes que se ofrecen sin costo adicional combinadas con opciones de alojamiento y cenas exclusivas para familias.

Para obtener más información sobre Royalton Luxury Resorts, visite https://www.royaltonresorts.com/es/royalton.

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Royal Caribbean Group Releases 2020 “Seastainability” Report

MIAMI, Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Today Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) published its 13th annual sustainability report, providing a comprehensive update on the company’s sustainability efforts. In particular, the 2020 report documents that the company has met or exceeded nearly all of its 2020 sustainability targets.

Royal Caribbean Group Releases 2020 “Seastainability” Report

“We believe that what gets measured gets better. Sustainability is a core area for our business, and this report reflects our successes and challenges over the past year,” said Richard Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Group. “While I’m proud of the progress we have achieved, the importance of this area has grown exponentially. Consistent with our mantra of continuous improvement, we have significantly expanded our aspirations in this critical area and are setting even more aggressive goals for the coming years.”

The report is organized into four main sections conveying Royal Caribbean Group’s strategic approach to sustainability, from emissions reductions to supporting employees and crew in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s report also includes the latest Materiality Assessment as well as additional disclosures in line with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) reporting metrics.

“We are living in an era of profound and interconnected changes, which call for bold and positive action. Our ESG work and goals are focused on ensuring we play a leadership role in contributing to a healthy and thriving workplace, society and environment,” said Silvia M. Garrigo, Chief Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Officer, Royal Caribbean Group.

In 2016, in partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the company set specific, ambitious and measurable 2020 sustainability targets to reduce its environmental footprint, increase sustainable tourism, respect for coastal communities and cultural heritage, and support WWF’s global ocean conservation work. As of this year, Royal Caribbean Group has met or exceeded all of its 2020 goals, with the exception of the sustainable seafood sourcing target, which was impacted by global suspension of service from the pandemic.

The company is working to develop a new set of targets around the reduction of carbon emissions, the sustainable growth and development of our business, sustainable commodity sourcing and tourism, the elimination of single-use plastics, and waste management.

Highlights from the Report
Throughout the pandemic, Royal Caribbean Group continued to address several key issues important to stakeholders, including:

  • Emissions reduction: Royal Caribbean Group achieved its carbon reduction target of 35% and has committed to further reduce emissions 25% by 2025.
    • Royal Caribbean Group’s wind farm project in Kansas, developed in partnership with Southern Power, began operations and generated approximately 242,000 tons of CO2 offsets. It is expected that the wind farm will offset up to 12% of the company’s global emissions each year.
    • Celebrity Apex joined the fleet with shore power connectivity and with an energy efficiency standard (EEDI) 39% more efficient than the current International Maritime Organization (IMO) requirement.
    • Our next class of ships, Icon-Class, expected to launch in 2023, will use cleaner-burning liquefied natural gas and fuel cell technology, which reduces ship emissions.
  • Sustainable sourcing: The company has a commitment to source 90% of wild-caught seafood and 75% of farmed seafood, served on Royal Caribbean Group ships from certified sustainable sources, afirst for the cruise industry.
    • While the global suspension of service delayed this goal, as cruise operations resume, Royal Caribbean Group remains committed to tracing back to its origin the sustainable seafood served across the company’s fleet.
    • Additionally, the company is constantly working to identify sustainable products, from cage-free eggs to humanely raised pork.
  • Circular economy: The company is working to achieve zero waste across the Royal Caribbean Group fleet.
    • Today, 100% of the company’s fleet is equipped to be landfill-free. Only 0.50 pounds of waste are sent to landfill per passenger each day — 80% less than the U.S. average on shore.
    • Whenever possible, the waste on Royal Caribbean Group ships is reused, recycled or converted to energy.
    • The company has removed 60% of single-use plastics from its supply chain.
  • Water and wastewater: Royal Caribbean Group ships work to ensure fresh water on their ships is used sparingly and efficiently.
    • 90% of fresh water is produced on board its ships in order to not deplete local resources.
    • On average, only 66 gallons of water per person per day are used, compared with the U.S. average of 100 gallons per person.
    • Each ship is equipped with a water treatment plant. Advanced wastewater purification systems are designed to be twice as stringent as U.S. federal standards, with a company policy of no untreated waste released into the ocean.

To view Royal Caribbean Group’s 2020 sustainability report and learn more about the company’s efforts, click here.

About Royal Caribbean Group
Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) is one of the leading cruise companies in the world with a global fleet of 60 ships traveling to more than 800 destinations around the world. Royal Caribbean Group is the owner and operator of three award-winning cruise brands: Royal Caribbean InternationalCelebrity Cruises, and Silversea Cruises, and it is also a 50% owner of a joint venture that operates TUI Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Together, the brands have an additional 13 ships on order as of June 30, 2021. Learn more at www.royalcaribbeangroup.com or www.rclinvestor.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements in this press release constitute forward-looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements relate to, among other things, the company’s expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections regarding environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives and the company’s ability to achieve its ESG goals. Forward-looking statements reflect management’s current expectations and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied in those forward-looking statements. Factors that could affect our results include, among others, those discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K, as well as our other filings with the SEC, copies of which may be obtained by visiting our Investor Relations website at www.rclinvestor.com or the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements in this release, which are based on information available to us on the date hereof. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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The highly anticipated Royalton Grenada Resort reopens in Spice Isle, your next bucket list destination

CaribPR Wire, TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 30, 2021: Blue Diamond Resorts is thrilled to announce the reopening of Royalton Grenada Resort, Royalton Luxury Resorts’ newest all-inclusive property, on October 1, 2021. Overlooking Tamarind Bay with direct access to two of the island’s most inviting white-sand beaches, the newest All-in Luxury® resort brings an elevated level of hospitality to this stunning locale.

Offering both exploration and relaxation, Grenada is an emerging travel destination rich with culture, history, and adventure, providing some of the best diving spots in the world and an incredible culinary scene. Dubbed “Spice Isle” due to its large export of spices, notably nutmeg, Grenada also boasts a unique variety of wildlife, including 184 bird species and one native to the island, the Grenada dove.

“We are thrilled to welcome back our discerning guests to experience a five-star luxury vacation on the renowned Spice Isle,” says Jordi Pelfort, President of Hotels and Resort at Sunwing Travel Group. “Blue Diamond Resorts’ expansion into the Eastern Caribbean presents travelers with more opportunities to enjoy Royalton’s bespoke offerings in the exotic destination of Grenada.”

Along with its enviable beachfront location and only five minutes from Maurice Bishop International Airport, the resort offers 269 well-appointed accommodations with rain showers, soaker tubs, and handcrafted DreamBed™ mattresses, 24-hour room service, complimentary non-motorized water sports, All-in Connectivity™ offering free high-speed Wi-Fi resort-wide, a world-class spa and more.

With unlimited reservation-free dining at the resort’s à la carte restaurants, guests can choose from a range of cuisine including the French bistro-style eatery Ma Maison. A first for the Royalton Luxury Resorts portfolio, this new dining concept offers authentic cuisine in a beautiful waterfront setting. What’s more, guests can upgrade to Royalton’s signature Diamond Club™ and enjoy premium service, dedicated pool and beach areas, preferential room locations, and access to the Diamond Club™ lounge.

“Recently named the World’s Culinary Capital, Grenada is worthy of being on your bucket list,” adds Jordi Pelfort. “If not for its culture and lush surroundings, come for the people who make this incredible destination home.”

To celebrate the reopening, Royalton Grenada is offering exclusive deals for guests’ first All-In Luxury® getaway back to the tropics. Guests will enjoy prices starting at $168USD per night, in addition to an extra $600USD in resort credits for a limited time only.

For more information or to book your upcoming stay, visit www.royaltonresorts.com/royalton-grenada.

About Blue Diamond Resorts
Since its inception in 2011, Blue Diamond Resorts has curated an impressive portfolio encompassing 45 properties, exceeding 15,000 rooms in ten countries. Taking a proactive approach to differentiating brands under each market’s demands, the resort management company caters to a range of budgets and interests from adult-only elegant getaways to fun-filled family vacations. Award-winning, All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts offers signature amenities including All-In Connectivity™, modern Sports Event Guarantee™ and in-suite wellness elements. Royalton Luxury Resorts’ adults-only sub-brands include Hideaway at Royalton, an adults-only experience with exclusive dining and preferred accommodations, plus the stylish lifestyle resorts, Royalton CHIC, located in the Caribbean’s best beachfront locales. In Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril provides those over 21 with an upscale and luxurious naturist vacation along with a secluded shore for the utmost privacy. Memories Resorts & Spa offers a vacation designed to impress the entire family, featuring a popular kids club with famous themed characters, Toopy & Binoo™, while Starfish Resorts provides amazing value for customers in convenient locations. Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts invites guests to Vacation Like A Star™ with an engaging and interactive experience, plus famous pop culture items from iconic movies, music and sports. Mystique by Royalton, a boutique-style resort collection, offers personalized vacations in strikingly beautiful locals full of endless adventures.

To learn more about Blue Diamond Resorts, please visit www.bluediamondresorts.com.

About Royalton Luxury Resorts
Epitomizing modern elegance, award-winning Royalton Luxury Resorts offer All-In Luxury® vacations in some of the world’s most popular tropical destinations including Antigua, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Saint Lucia, Mexico, Cuba, and Grenada. Boasting an array of world-class all-inclusive features including the premium, handcrafted DreamBed™, unlimited reservation-free luxury dining, a Sports Event Guarantee™ and more. Many of the resorts cater equally to families and couples alike, with industry-leading supervised kids and teen activities offered at no additional cost combined with family-friendly accommodation and dining options.

To learn more about Royalton Luxury Resorts, please visit www.royaltonresorts.com/royalton.

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El muy esperado Royalton Grenada Resort reabre en la Isla de las Especias, su próximo destino por visitar

Royalton Grenada Resort and Spa
Overview of Royalton Grenada Resort and Spa

CARIBPR Wire, TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 30, 2021:  Blue Diamond Resorts se complace en anunciar la reapertura de Royalton Grenada Resort, la más nueva propiedad todo-incluido de Royalton Luxury Resorts, el 1 de octubre de 2021. Con vista a la bahía Tamarind y acceso directo a dos de las playas de arena blanca más atractivas de la isla, el más reciente resort del concepto All-in Luxury® trae el nivel más alto de hospitalidad a este impresionante lugar.

Capaz de ofrecer aventura y relajación, Granada es un destino turístico rico en cultura, historia y aventura, que ofrece algunos de los mejores lugares para bucear en el mundo y una escena culinaria increíble. Denominada “Isla de las especias” debido a su gran exportación de especias, en particular nuez moscada, Granada también cuenta con una variedad única de vida silvestre, que incluye 184 especies de aves, contando la paloma de Granada, un ave nativa de esta isla.

“Estamos muy emocionados de dar la bienvenida a nuestros huéspedes para que vivan unas vacaciones de lujo en la famosa isla de las especias”, mencionó Jordi Pelfort, Presidente de la división de Hoteles y Resorts de Sunwing Travel Group. “La expansión de Blue Diamond Resorts en el Caribe Oriental ofrece a los viajeros más opciones para disfrutar de la marca Royalton, específicamente en el exótico destino de Granada”.

Además de su envidiable ubicación frente al mar y a sólo cinco minutos del aeropuerto internacional Maurice Bishop, la propiedad ofrece 269 habitaciones y suites totalmente equipadas con duchas de lluvia, bañeras de inmersión y los exclusivos colchones DreamBed™, servicio a la habitación las 24 horas, deportes acuáticos no motorizados de cortesía, All-in Connectivity™ que ofrece Wi-Fi de alta velocidad gratis en todo la propiedad, un spa de clase mundial y más.

Los restaurantes a la carta ofrecen cenas ilimitadas sin reservaciones. Los huéspedes pueden elegir entre una amplia variedad de delicias locales e internacionales, incluyendo el restaurante francés de estilo bistro, Ma Maison. Este nuevo concepto de restaurante, el primero de su tipo dentro de la cadena Royalton Resorts, ofrece cocina francesa auténtica en un hermoso sitio frente al mar. Los huéspedes también podrán optar por un ascenso de categoría al exclusivo Diamond Club™ y disfrutar de un servicio premium, áreas exclusivas de piscina y playa, ubicaciones de habitaciones preferenciales y acceso al salón Diamond Club™.

“Recientemente nombrada la Capital Culinaria Mundial, Granada es digna de estar en su lista de próximos destinos a visitar”, agrega Jordi Pelfort. “Si no es por la cultura y sus exuberantes paisajes entorno, venga por las personas que hacen de este increíble destino su hogar”.

Para celebrar su reapertura, Royalton Grenada está ofreciendo ofertas exclusivas para una escapada tropcial All-In Luxury®. Los huéspedes disfrutarán de precios a partir de $ 168 USD por noche, además de $ 600 USD adicionales en créditos del resort sólo por tiempo limitado.

Para obtener más información o para reservar su próxima estancia, visite www.royaltonresorts.com/royalton-grenada.

Acerca de Blue Diamond Resorts
Desde su inauguración en 2011, Blue Diamond Resorts ha creado una impresionante cartera de 45 propiedades que sobrepasan las 15,000 habitaciones en 10 países. Con un enfoque innovador para diferenciar marcas según las demandas específicas de cada mercado, la cartera de Blue Diamond Resorts incluye productos diferenciados según los presupuestos y los intereses de sus clientes, desde elegantes propiedades sólo para adultos, hasta resorts llenos de diversión para las familias. Los galardonados resorts de lujo Royalton Luxury Resorts rediseñan la experiencia todo incluido al ofrecer amenidades exclusivas que incluyen All-In Connectivity™, el moderno concepto de Sports Event Guarantee™ y elementos de bienestar en las habitaciones y suites. Las submarcas de Royalton solo para adultos incluyen Hideaway at Royalton, el cual ofrece gastronomía exclusiva y alojamiento preferencial con acceso a todos los servicios y comodidades de la zona Royalton; así como los modernos y elegantes resorts, Royalton CHIC, localizados en los mejores destinos de sol y playa del Caribe. En Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril brinda unas vacaciones naturistas lujosas y elegantes frente a una exclusiva cala para mayor privacidad. Memories Resorts & Spa brinda una experiencia que complace a toda la familia, incluyendo variedad de actividades y kids clubs con los famosos personajes Toopy & Binoo™, mientras que la marca Starfish Resorts ofrece un valor sin igual en ubicaciones exóticas con alojamiento cómodo. Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts invita a los huéspedes a vivir la experiencia Vacation Like A Star™ durante sus vacaciones con una experiencia atractiva e interactiva, además de contener una colección de artículos famosos de la cultura cinematográfica, musical y deportiva. Mystique by Royalton, una colección de resort de estilo boutique, ofrece vacaciones personalizadas en lugares sorprendentemente hermosos y llenos de aventuras sin fin.

Para conocer más sobre Blue Diamond Resorts, visite http://www.bluediamondresorts.com/es/.

Acerca de Royalton Luxury Resorts
Representando la elegancia moderna, los galardonados Royalton Luxury Resorts ofrecen vacaciones All-In Luxury® en algunos de los destinos tropicales más populares del mundo, como Antigua, Jamaica, República Dominicana, Santa Lucía, México, Cuba y Granada. Con una gran variedad de características, este todo-incluido de clase mundial incluye los colchones DreamBed™ diseñados cuidadosamente con todo de primera calidad, cenas de lujo ilimitadas sin reservaciones, garantía de eventos deportivos (Sports Event Guarantee™) y más. Muchos de los resorts reciben por igual a familias y parejas, con actividades para niños y adolescentes supervisadas por líderes en la industria del entretenimiento que se ofrecen sin costo adicional sumadas a las opciones de alojamiento y comidas para toda la familia.

Para obtener más información sobre Royalton Luxury Resorts, visite www.royaltonresorts.com/es/royalton.

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Michelin Star Chef, Antonio Mellino Heads Quattro Passi at The Cliff

The flavours of Amalfi and Napoli arrive in Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, July 27, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Antonio Mellino, the Executive chef at Quattro Passi will open QP Bistro the 22, October 2021 and Quattro Passi at The Cliff at the end of November. Quattro Passi in Nerano, Italy, is acclaimed as the best on the Amalfi Coast with two Michelin stars. Bringing the flavours of the Campania region, Napoli and Southern Italy to Barbados, it will offer signature dishes with the finest, fresh ingredients.

Antonio and his team, including his son Raffaele aspire to have the finest restaurant in the world. Located on the former renowned Cliff restaurant site, the team has paid great care with the site’s huge and amazing refurbishment with the most stunning views of the blue Caribbean Sea.

Mellino’s food philosophy is innovative but respects tradition and seasonality. This approach to his signature dishes – such as one that combines linguini with zucchini and zucchini flowers with basil and black pepper perfected over 10 years – earned Quattro Passi its Michelin stars. Mellino has cooked for Kings, presidents, elite artists, athletes and farmers all over the world. Mellino is excited to source fresh ingredients in Barbados from local and Caribbean farmers. The team will also be importing the best ingredients, shellfish from Italy, beef from the UK; the champagne will be imported insulated and chilled, so the temperature is always correct. “I absolutely love the energy of Barbados, and I am telling all of my regular clientele to meet me there. I couldn’t be more excited to open this unbelievable Quattro Passi in Barbados. We will make this the best restaurant in the world, on the best island, Barbados.”

To reflect the food philosophy the interior design plans are an exquisite mix of Moroccan and Italian decor. Quattro Passi will feature a cigar bar, a lounge, private dining areas, all with tables overlooking the ocean. Next door to the fine dining of Quattro Passi will be QP Bistro. This will have an all-day, 7:30 am-2:00 am, bistro menu, a large Italian pizza oven, homemade soft-serve ice cream and young, vibrant energy.

Quarto Passi and QP Bistro are owned by Michael Kent, a resident of Barbados. He also owns the Tides Restaurant in Barbados. Born on a farm in Cornwall, England, he is relentless in working with the best local people wherever he is. He loves how calm and friendly Barbadians are. He believes for the best restaurant one needs, in order of importance, the best people, the best local produce, the best facilities and the best location, Quattro Passi has it all.

Kent has hired Élan Mottley, who recently returned to Barbados from Sydney, Australia as director of all restaurants. An experienced marketer in gourmet products and an attorney by training, Kent says, “Élan has so much energy and an amazing attitude.”

Quattro Passi is taking reservations for the winter season at 1-246-432-1922 and QP Bistro at 1-246-432-0797

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Royal Caribbean Group names Silvia Garrigo Chief Environmental, Social and Governance Officer

A further demonstration of the company’s commitment to ESG

MIAMI, June 24, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) announced today that Silvia Garrigo will join the company June 28 as Senior Vice President and Chief Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Officer, reporting to Chairman and CEO Richard Fain.

Silvia Garrigo, Senior Vice President and Chief Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Officer

“I am thrilled to have Silvia join to help us continue our leadership and commitment to ESG,” said Fain. ”Silvia has advised several companies on purpose-driven and practical ESG strategies and programs, and she understands the interplay of legal, geo-political, social and environmental issues in a global business context. Bringing her to Royal Caribbean Group affirms our commitment to going above and beyond for the health and success of our planet and our people.”

Royal Caribbean Group is the first in the cruise industry to name a senior leader dedicated specifically to these efforts, demonstrating Royal Caribbean Group’s “pioneering spirit and leadership in the cruise industry and how we hold ourselves to a higher standard,” according to Fain.

Garrigo will be responsible for overseeing a companywide ESG framework and a long-term strategy for Royal Caribbean Group to support the company’s core business objectives as well as for developing strategic partnerships and relationships with stakeholders. In partnership with the leadership team, she will also lead the integration of environmental and social issues into the company’s governance and enterprise risk management.

“I share Richard’s and the executive committee’s values and vision of continuous improvement and am honored to be part of a company culture that has demonstrated resilience and determination to come back stronger,” Garrigo said. “We are facing increasing expectations for ESG performance and reporting, and I am excited to join a team that already has a very strong record of ESG work and a longstanding commitment to making a positive difference.”

With experience providing legal and sustainability counsel to senior executives of global publicly held companies, Garrigo joins the Royal Caribbean Group from Millicom International, where she was responsible for developing and executing Millicom’s global environmental, social and governance, and social investment strategy. Prior to that, Garrigo was senior legal and sustainability counsel for Morrison Foerster and Cuba Strategies Inc. And for more than a decade, she held various executive and senior legal positions at Chevron Corp., where she guided the company on corporate responsibility policies and practices as well as shareholder engagement on ESG issues.

Garrigo serves on the Advisory Board of the University of California Berkeley Boalt Law School’s Business and Society Institute; the University of Miami Business School’s Advisory Board; the American Bar Association’s Human Rights Working Group; and the United Nations’ Global Compact, Human Rights Working Group. She earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Boston College.

About Royal Caribbean Group
Royal Caribbean Group is the operating business name for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Royal Caribbean Group is the owner and operator of three global cruise vacation brands: Royal Caribbean InternationalCelebrity Cruises, and Silversea Cruises.  Royal Caribbean Group is also a 50% owner of a joint venture that operates TUI Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Together, the brands operate 59 ships with an additional 15 on order as of March 15, 2021.  Learn more at www.royalcaribbeangroup.com or www.rclinvestor.com.

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Adventure Is Back: Royal Caribbean Makes Long-awaited Return To The Caribbean

Adventure of the Seas Sails from The Bahamas with Fully Vaccinated Crew and Guests

MIAMI, June 13, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – A milestone more than 15 months in the making: Royal Caribbean International and the communities of the Caribbean are celebrating the cruise line’s highly anticipated return to the region as Adventure of the Seas prepares to set sail from Nassau, The Bahamas yesterday. The first of Royal Caribbean’s ships to resume cruising in the Western Hemisphere, Adventure welcomed more than 1,000 vacationers on its opening cruise. The ship set sail with fully vaccinated crew and fully vaccinated guests 16 years of age or older, who make up 94% of all guests on board while the remaining 6% are children younger than 16. The ship now begins a summer lineup of 7-night sailings to Perfect Day at CocoCay, Royal Caribbean’s game-changing private island destination in The Bahamas; Grand Bahama Island, The Bahamas; and Cozumel, Mexico.

Royal Caribbean International’s Adventure of the Seas set sail from Nassau, The Bahamas on Saturday, June 12, marking the cruise line’s highly anticipated return to the Caribbean. Adventure will sail a summer full of 7-night cruises from Nassau to Perfect Day at CocoCay, Royal Caribbean’s top-rated private island destination, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas and Cozumel, Mexico.

“The return of Adventure of the Seas marks a start in the tremendous step forward our guests have been waiting for and we’ve been working toward for more than 15 months. This is all possible thanks to the government of The Bahamas, the support of our partners and the hard work of our teams across Royal Caribbean,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “We are excited to welcome back our guests and crew, and help our Caribbean family regain the benefits of tourism their communities depend on. This is just the beginning, as we get ready to set sail from the U.S. for the first time on July 2.”

Hot on the heels of the cruise line’s return to the Caribbean, 11 Royal Caribbean ships are set to cruise from the U.S. and Europe once again, beginning in July and August. The complete lineup of Royal Caribbean’s 2021 cruises is available here.

Healthy and Safety Measures for Adventure of the Seas Bahamas Cruises

Vacationers sailing on Adventure can cruise with peace of mind, knowing that all crew members and guests are tested and fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Travelers 16 years of age or older must be fully vaccinated, and as of Aug. 1, guests age 12 or older. Vacationers younger than the eligible age must undergo testing and follow other protocols. The vaccine requirement is one of the many layers of measures that safeguard the well-being of our guests and crew as well as the communities we visit. These additional health and safety protocols include our fully vaccinated crew, testing, the robust onboard ventilation system, enhanced cleaning and sanitization. A full list of the travel requirements for summer cruises from The Bahamas on Adventure are available here.

Royal Caribbean will continue to evaluate and update its measures as circumstances evolve and in compliance with various government and health authorities. With cruises sailing to and from different destinations that have different sets of laws and guidelines, protocols will vary accordingly.

About Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean International has been delivering innovation at sea for more than 50 years. Each successive class of ships is an architectural marvel featuring the latest technology and guest experiences for today’s adventurous traveler. The cruise line continues to revolutionize vacations with itineraries to more than 270 destinations in 72 countries on six continents, including Royal Caribbean’s private island destination in The Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay, the first in the Perfect Day Island Collection. Royal Caribbean has also been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 18 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards.

Media can stay up to date by following @RoyalCaribPR on Twitter and visiting RoyalCaribbeanPressCenter.com. For additional information or to make reservations, vacationers can call their travel advisor; visit RoyalCaribbean.com; or call (800) ROYAL-CARIBBEAN.

Royal Caribbean International is applying the recommendations of its Healthy Sail Panel of public health and scientific experts to provide a safer and healthier cruise vacation on all of its sailings. Health and safety protocols, regional travel restrictions and clearance to visit ports of call, are subject to change based on ongoing evaluation, public health standards, and government requirements. U.S. cruises and guests: For more information on the latest health and travel alerts, U.S. government travel advisories, please visit www.royalcaribbean.com/cruise-ships/itinerary-updates or consult travel advisories, warnings or recommendations relating to cruise travel on applicable government websites.

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Royal Caribbean Group sets June return for sailing from the U.S.

Celebrity Cruises leads industry with first major cruise ship approved to sail from America

MIAMI, May 26, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) has received approval to resume sailings from the United States after more than a year of suspended operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. On June 26, the cruise company will mark a long-awaited return with Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Edge departing from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale.

“Cruising from the U.S. is back!” said Richard D. Fain, Royal Caribbean Group chairman and CEO. “After months of working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other government officials, our Healthy Sail Panel and industry partners, we can again offer cruise lovers the chance to enjoy the wonders of cruising.  We are truly thankful to reach this special milestone.”

The cruise company’s return is heralded with a sailing on its much lauded, state-of-the-art, luxury ship Celebrity Edge. The ship was given the go-ahead by the CDC to be the first ship back in the water, meeting all new standards for delivering a safe and healthy cruise experience for guests and crew. The inaugural sailing from Fort Lauderdale sets the stage for Royal Caribbean Group to announce additional itineraries, reviving local U.S. port economies and kick-starting the rebound in cruise tourism around the world.

All sailings will depart with vaccinated crew and everyone over the age of 16 must present proof of vaccination against COVID-19; as of August 1, 2021, all guests ages 12 and older must present proof of vaccination.

About Royal Caribbean Group
Royal Caribbean Group is the operating business name for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Royal Caribbean Group is the owner and operator of three global cruise vacation brands: Royal Caribbean InternationalCelebrity Cruises, and Silversea Cruises. Royal Caribbean Group is also a 50% owner of a joint venture that operates TUI Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Together, our brands operate 59 ships with an additional 15 on order as of March 15, 2021.  Learn more at www.royalcaribbeangroup.com or www.rclinvestor.com.

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Sunwing Travel Group announces that Mystique Holbox by Royalton will join Marriott International’s Tribute Portfolio brand

CaribPR Wire, TORONTO, March 30, 2021: Sunwing Travel Group is pleased to announce that Mystique Holbox by Royalton will be joining Marriott International’s portfolio and is expected to align with the Tribute Portfolio brand later this year. The news follows last month’s monumental announcement that Sunwing Travel Group’s resort division, Blue Diamond Resorts, had entered into a long-term agreement with Marriott International.

The move will bring one of Mexico’s most stylish destinations to the Tribute Portfolio, Marriott International’s growing global family of independent hotels highly regarded for their unique, captivating design and vibrant social experiences.

“We are excited to be furthering our agreement with Marriott International by introducing Mystique Holbox by Royalton to the vibrant Tribute Portfolio,” said Jordi Pelfort, President, Hotels & Resorts of Sunwing Travel Group. “Mystique Holbox’s unique, nature-inspired design, secluded location and personalized service offers an unparalleled vacation experience that we are thrilled to share with new and existing customers.”

Mystique Holbox by Royalton will be joining 19 other Blue Diamond Resorts properties in aligning with Marriott International. Those 19 resorts will become part of Autograph Collection, Marriott’s collection of hotels hand-selected for their inherent craft and distinct perspectives on design and hospitality, significantly expanding Marriott’s all inclusive portfolio. As part of the agreement, Sunwing Travel Group will benefit from worldwide distribution in addition to the award winning Marriott Bonvoy travel program with 147 million members worldwide.

“We are thrilled to add Mystique Holbox by Royalton, the twentieth Blue Diamond Resorts property, to the Marriott portfolio,” said Laurent de Kousemaeker, Chief Development Officer of Marriott International, Caribbean and Latin America. “This exquisite boutique beachfront resort, which is located on the exotic Island of Holbox, is a perfect fit for our Tribute Portfolio brand.”

Located in the Yum Balam Nature Reserve, Mystique Holbox by Royalton is a contemporary beach resort that perfectly blends the island’s natural landscapes with traditional Mexican design. The property is home to 38 sprawling suites featuring lavish amenities and two on-site restaurants serving dishes influenced by local cuisine in addition to interactive dining experiences. Guests can explore the car-free island’s natural beauty on a biking tour, kiteboard on the calm waters or swim with whale sharks.

To help vacationers book with peace of mind, Mystique Holbox by Royalton has implemented their Safety-Assured Vacations protocols throughout the entire vacation experience. The program includes on-site COVID-19 viral antigen testing and free All-In Medical Assistance to cover the costs of any accidents or illness (including COVID-19-related medical needs).

Guests can book their tropical getaway at mystiqueresorts.com or by visiting marriott.com.

About Sunwing Travel Group
The largest integrated travel company in North America, Sunwing Travel Group is comprised of Sunwing Vacations and Vacation Express, two of the leading leisure tour operators in North America; Sunwing Airlines, Canada’s premier leisure airline; SunwingJets, a luxury private jet charter service; SellOffVacations.com and Luxe Destination Weddings, two leading travel retail businesses; NexusTours, a full-service destination management company; and Blue Diamond Resorts, the Group’s hotel management company, an innovative organization that operates popular resort brands across the Caribbean and Mexico. Since its inception in 2011, Blue Diamond Resorts has curated an impressive portfolio encompassing 45 properties, exceeding 15,000 rooms in ten countries, including the award-winning All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts, adults-only brands Hideaway at Royalton and Royalton CHIC, Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts, and Mystique by Royalton. For more information on Sunwing Travel Group, please visit www.sunwingtravelgroup.com.

About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 7,600 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 133 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company offers Marriott Bonvoy™, its highly-awarded travel program. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.

About Tribute Portfolio
Tribute Portfolio is a growing global family of characterful, independent hotels drawn together by their passion for captivating design and their drive to create vibrant social scenes for guests and locals alike. With nearly 50 hotels open around the world, Tribute Portfolio has struck a chord with those who seek out independent experiences and crave a connection with the community when traveling. From boutique resorts like Inn at Rancho Santa Fe in California and urban hotels such as The Vagabond Club in Singapore; to hotels in indie-spirited locales like Noelle in Nashville and The Slaak in Rotterdam, each Tribute Portfolio hotel celebrates its individuality, offering travelers a fresh, often colorful, perspective. Stay with character and stay connected on InstagramTwitter and Facebook. Tribute Portfolio is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com.

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Sunwing Travel Group anuncia que Mystique Holbox by Royalton se une a la marca Tribute Portfolio de Marriott International

CaribPR Wire, TORONTO, March 30, 2021: Sunwing Travel Group se complace en anunciar que Mystique Holbox by Royalton se une a la cartera de Marriott International y se espera que sea parte de la marca Tribute Portfolio a finales de este año. La noticia da seguimiento al importante anuncio del mes pasado, en el cual Blue Diamond Resorts, la división de resorts de Sunwing Travel Group, firmó un acuerdo a largo plazo con Marriott International.

Este cambio traerá uno de los destinos más elegantes de México a Tribute Porftolio, la familia de hoteles independientes de Marriott International localizada alrededor del mundo, en constante crecimiento y altamente reconocida por su diseño único y cautivador así como laa vibrantes experiencias que ofrecen.

“Estamos muy contentos de continuar nuestro acuerdo con Marriott International al unir Mystique Holbox by Royalton a la cartera de Tribute Portfolio”, mencionó Jordi Pelfort, Presidente de la division de Hoteles y Resorts de Sunwing Travel Group. “El diseño único de Mystique Holbox, inspirado en la naturaleza, su ubicación apartada y su servicio personalizado, ofrecen una experiencia vacacional incomparable, por lo cual estamos encantados de compartirlo con clientes nuevos y existentes”.

Mystique Holbox by Royalton se une a otras 19 propiedades de Blue Diamond Resorts para alinearse con Marriott International. Esos 19 resorts formarán parte de Autograph Collection, la colección de hoteles de Marriott cuidadosamente seleccionados por su diseño inherente y perspectivas distintas en el diseño y la hospitalidad, expandiendo significativamente la cartera del Todo-Incluido de Marriott. Como parte del acuerdo, Sunwing Travel Group se beneficiará de la distribución mundial además del premiado programa de viajes Marriott Bonvoy con 147 millones de miembros en todo el mundo.

“Estamos encantados de agregar Mystique Holbox by Royalton, la vigésima propiedad de Blue Diamond Resorts, a la cartera de Marriott”, dijo Laurent de Kousemaeker, Director de Desarrollo de Marriott International, el Caribe y América Latina. “Este exquisito resort boutique frente al mar, que se encuentra en la exótica isla de Holbox, encaja perfectamente con nuestra marca Tribute Portfolio”.

Ubicado en la Reserva Natural Yum Balam, Mystique Holbox by Royalton es un resort de playa contemporáneo que combina a la perfección los paisajes naturales de la isla con el diseño tradicional mexicano. La propiedad ofrece 38 amplias suites con lujosas amenidades y dos restaurantes que sirven platos influenciados por la cocina local, además de experiencias gastronómicas interactivas. Los huéspedes pueden explorar la belleza natural de la isla en una excursión en bicicleta, practicar kitesurf en las tranquilas aguas o nadar con tiburones ballena.

Para ayudar a los viajeros a reservar con tranquilidad, Mystique Holbox by Royalton ha implementado sus protocolos de Safety-Assured Vacations durante toda la experiencia vacacional. El programa incluye pruebas de antígeno COVID-19 en el lugar y Asistencia médica integral gratuita para cubrir los costos de cualquier accidente o enfermedad (incluyendo las necesidades médicas relacionadas con COVID-19).

Los huéspedes pueden reservar su próximo escape tropical en mystiqueresorts.com o visitando marriott.com.

Acerca de Sunwing Travel Group
Sunwing Travel Group, la compañía de viajes integrada más grande de América del Norte, está compuesta por Sunwing Vacations y Vacation Express, dos de los operadores turísticos de ocio líderes en América del Norte; Sunwing Airlines, la principal aerolínea de ocio de Canadá; SunwingJets, un servicio de alquiler de jet privado de lujo; SellOffVacations.com y Luxe Destination Weddings, dos negocios minoristas de viajes líderes; NexusTours, una empresa de gestión de destinos de servicio completo; y Blue Diamond Resorts, la compañía de administración de hoteles del Grupo, una organización innovadora que opera marcas populares de resorts en el Caribe y México. Desde su creación en 2011, Blue Diamond Resorts ha curado una cartera impresionante que abarca 45 propiedades, que superan las 15,000 habitaciones en diez países, incluidos los galardonados All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts, las marcas solo para adultos Hideaway at Royalton y Royalton CHIC, Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts y Mystique by Royalton. Para obtener más información sobre Sunwing Travel Group, visite www.sunwingtravelgroup.com.

Acerca de Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) tiene su sede en Bethesda, Maryland, EE. UU., Y abarca una cartera de más de 7,600 propiedades bajo 30 marcas líderes que abarcan 133 países y territorios. Marriott opera y otorga franquicias de hoteles y otorga licencias a complejos turísticos de propiedad vacacional en todo el mundo. La compañía ofrece Marriott Bonvoy ™, su programa de viajes altamente premiado. Para obtener más información, visite nuestro sitio web en www.marriott.com, y para conocer las últimas noticias de la compañía, visite www.marriottnewscenter.com. Además, conéctese con nosotros en Facebook y @MarriottIntl en Twitter e Instagram.

Acerca de Tribute Portfolio
Tribute Portfolio es una creciente familia de hoteles independientes alrededor del mundo que se caracterizan por su pasión por el diseño cautivador y su impulso para crear escenarios vibrantes tanto para los huéspedes como para los lugareños. Con casi 50 hoteles abiertos en todo el mundo, Tribute Portfolio ha tocado la fibra sensible de aquellos que buscan experiencias independientes y anhelan una conexión con la comunidad cuando viajan. Desde complejos turísticos boutique como Inn at Rancho Santa Fe en California y hoteles urbanos como The Vagabond Club en Singapur; a hoteles en lugares de espíritu indie como Noelle en Nashville y TheSlaakin Rotterdam, cada hotel Tribute Portfolio celebra su individualidad, ofreciendo a los viajeros una perspectiva fresca, a menudo colorida. Manténgase con carácter y manténgase conectado en InstagramTwitterFacebook. Tribute Portfolio se enorgullece de participar en Marriott Bonvoy, el programa de viajes global de Marriott International. El programa ofrece a los miembros una cartera extraordinaria de marcas globales, experiencias exclusivas en los momentos Marriott Bonvoy y beneficios incomparables que incluyen noches gratis y reconocimiento de estatus Elite. Para inscribirse gratis o para obtener más información sobre el programa, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com.

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Summer 2021 Heats Up With New Royal Caribbean Cruises From Bermuda

New 7-night Cruises Feature Perfect Day at CocoCay and an Overnight in Bermuda

MIAMI, March 23, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Vacationers looking to soak up the sun and walk the pink sand beaches of Bermuda and the white sandy beaches of The Bahamas this summer need look no further than Vision of the Seas. Beginning June and through August, Royal Caribbean International will bring more adventure to the tropics with a series of new 7-night cruises from first-time homeport Bermuda. In store for guests who sail on Vision is an overnight to explore Bermuda’s culture, history and cuisine as well as a full day at Perfect Day at CocoCay, Royal Caribbean’s top-rated private island destination in The Bahamas.

The new 2021 summer itineraries from Bermuda will open for bookings on Monday, March 29 and depart as soon as June 26. Sailing with vaccinated crew, the cruises – at this time – will be available to adult guests who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and those under the age of 18 with negative test results. This current health and safety measure, like others, may evolve as they are evaluated on an ongoing basis.

“We are thankful to the government and people of Bermuda for welcoming us to their beautiful island nation with open arms as Vision of the Seas’ new homeport. This is another step in our safe and measured return to sailing beginning in June,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “Travelers are eager to venture out gradually and start cruising again. By adding a second unique option to sail the Caribbean from a destination as rich and vibrant as Bermuda, we’re offering guests choice in how they can enjoy their well-deserved vacations this summer.”

The pink sand beaches and charming, colorful homes of Bermuda will be where vacationers can start and end their 7-night cruise in paradise, a destination that is also a prime spot for travelers to extend their time ashore, before or after the cruise, by staying at one of the island’s world-class hotels and resorts. While Vision is docked at the Royal Naval Dockyard, guests can enjoy quality time exploring the island nation’s culture and natural beauty throughout an overnight stay.

Plus, guests of all ages will have the chance to add to the excitement with a visit to Royal Caribbean’s Perfect Day at CocoCay. The private island destination is home to a lineup of first-of-their-kind thrills and one-of-a-kind ways to chill, ranging from 13 jaw-dropping waterslides at Thrill Waterpark, including the tallest waterslide in North America – Daredevil’s Peak; Oasis Lagoon, the largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean; Up, Up & Away, the helium balloon that floats up to 450 feet in the air; and the first floating cabanas in The Bahamas at Coco Beach Club.

“Bermuda has safely and responsibly managed the reopening of its tourism economy by air, and we will meet the challenge of doing the same for the cruise industry. We look forward to homeporting Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas this June as part of the island’s strategic tourism recovery planning which, as always, is guided by science,” said Premier the Hon. E. David Burt, JP, MP, Bermuda.

Vacationers can rest assured their well-being and that of the crew members and communities visited are Royal Caribbean’s top priorities. Details on the health and safety measures to be implemented will be announced at a later date. The comprehensive, multilayered health and safety measures to come will continue to be led by science and leverage expert guidance from the Healthy Sail Panel, Royal Caribbean Group’s Head of Public Health and Chief Medical Officer, and local government and health authorities.

In addition, travelers must meet the travel requirements of Bermuda. This currently includes receiving a negative PCR test result before traveling, testing upon arrival into the country and filling out appropriate entry forms. The most up-to-date policies can be found on Bermuda’s website.

“We look forward to welcoming Royal Caribbean passengers back to our shores and the opportunity for pre- and post-cruise stays in Bermuda. I am very excited that Bermuda will commence safe cruising this summer with our partner Royal Caribbean for their homeporting initiative from Bermuda to their private island Perfect Day at CocoCay,” said The Hon. W. Lawrence Scott, JP, MP, Minister of Transport, Bermuda.

Royal Caribbean’s 7-night sailings from Bermuda continue the cruise line’s measured and safe return to cruising the world once again, following months of successful cruises in Singapore with more than 50,000 guests to date who have now sailed aboard Quantum of the Seas, and the recent announcements of plans for the highly anticipated Odyssey of the Seas to cruise from Haifa, Israel and cruises from The Bahamas with Adventure of the Seas. For more information on Vision’s new summer cruises, click here.

About Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean International has been delivering innovation at sea for more than 50 years. Each successive class of ships is an architectural marvel featuring the latest technology and guest experiences for today’s adventurous traveler. The cruise line continues to revolutionize vacations with itineraries to more than 270 destinations in 72 countries on six continents, including Royal Caribbean’s private island destination in The Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay, the first in the Perfect Day Island Collection. Royal Caribbean has also been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 18 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards.

Media can stay up to date by following @RoyalCaribPR on Twitter and visiting RoyalCaribbeanPressCenter.com. For additional information or to make reservations, vacationers can call their travel advisor; visit RoyalCaribbean.com; or call (800) ROYAL-CARIBBEAN.

Royal Caribbean International is applying the recommendations of its Healthy Sail Panel of public health and scientific experts to provide a safer and healthier cruise vacation on all of its sailings. Health and safety protocols, regional travel restrictions and clearance to visit ports of call, are subject to change based on ongoing evaluation, public health standards, and government requirements. U.S. cruises and guests: For more information on the latest health and travel alerts, U.S. government travel advisories, please visit www.royalcaribbean.com/cruise-ships/itinerary-updates or consult travel advisories, warnings or recommendations relating to cruise travel on applicable government websites.

March 2021 – Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas is set to return to the Caribbean in June 2021. Vision’s 7-night cruises from Bermuda offer travelers a full day and overnight in Bermuda and a visit to Perfect Day at CocoCay as well as a variety of onboard dining options, including Izumi and signature steakhouse Chops Grille, entertainment, and activities such as the deck-defying rock-climbing wall and movie nights under the stars – courtesy of the outdoor movie screen.

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Royal Caribbean Marks 2021 Return To Caribbean With Cruises From The Bahamas

Cruise Line to Offer New 7-night Itineraries from Nassau, The Bahamas, Starting in June

MIAMI, March 19, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – This summer, travelers can trade in virtual travel experiences for their long-awaited vacations and cruise in The Bahamas and Mexico with Royal Caribbean International. The global cruise line has announced a summer lineup of 7-night cruises on board Adventure of the Seas, setting sail this June from new homeport Nassau, The Bahamas. Vacationers now have the chance to island-hop and relish the adventures they have missed, including the first series of two back-to-back days on Perfect Day at CocoCay, Royal Caribbean’s game-changing private island destination in The Bahamas, and quality time exploring Grand Bahama Island, The Bahamas and Cozumel, Mexico.

Travelers looking ahead to their summer vacations can book their roundtrip cruise as soon as Wednesday, March 24 and set sail starting June 12. The new itineraries departing through August, which will sail with vaccinated crew, will be available to adult guests who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and those under the age of 18 with negative test results.

“We are excited to get back to delivering memorable vacations in the Caribbean, gradually and safely. The vaccines are clearly a game changer for all of us, and with the number of vaccinations and their impact growing rapidly, we believe starting with cruises for vaccinated adult guests and crew is the right choice. As we move forward, we expect this requirement and other measures will inevitably evolve over time,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “The opportunity to homeport in The Bahamas is a testament to the tremendous partners the government and the people of the island nation have been to us for more than 50 years. We are grateful for the confidence that they have in us and our commitment to a healthy and happy return to sailing.”

Itinerary Highlights

The sun-soaked shores of Perfect Day at CocoCay, Grand Bahama Island and Cozumel beckon.

  • Royal Caribbean’s limited summer series with Adventure offers guests the unique opportunity to spend two consecutive days on Perfect Day at CocoCay, where all staff will be fully vaccinated. With double the time to enjoy the island’s ultimate combination of thrills and ways to chill, by day, travelers can hit the tallest waterslide in North America among Thrill Waterpark’s 13 jaw-dropping waterslides; Up, Up & Away, the helium balloon that floats up to 450 feet in the air; and the first floating cabanas in The Bahamas at Coco Beach Club. And as the sun sets, they can unwind with a cocktail in hand on Chill Island’s tranquil beaches or at the largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean, Oasis Lagoon.
  • On the agenda at Grand Bahama Island and Cozumel are turquoise blue waters, island vibes, and the options to safely explore each destination’s culture, history, cuisine and natural beauty on selected Royal Caribbean shore excursions.

“As we anticipate a promising return to a vibrant tourism industry, news that the cruise industry is going to begin homeporting in The Bahamas is exciting. Hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of passengers will experience Nassau or Grand Bahama in ways they never had the opportunity to before,” said the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis, Prime Minister of The Bahamas. “I am especially pleased that Royal Caribbean, with whom we have had a long and mutually beneficial relationship for more than 50 years, selected The Bahamas as a homeport when sailing resumes. This is truly a new day for tourism. It should inspire many small- to medium-sized businesses, tour operators, taxi drivers, restaurants and retailers to prepare for brighter days ahead, the best we have ever had.”

Experiences in Store on Adventure of the Seas

Adventure , primed for the memory-making Royal Caribbean is known for, offers guests a host of experiences for smooth sailing from one island to the next. From The Perfect Storm, dual-racer waterslides Cyclone and Typhoon, and the signature FlowRider surf simulator, to kids aqua park Splashaway Bay, thrills of all kinds are on deck.

Add to that the variety of entertainment and dining venues, such as Izumi, known for its menu of fresh sushi and sashimi; the cruise line’s popular steakhouse, Chops Grille; and Latin-inspired lounge Boleros, there are adventures for all ages and every member of the family on board.

“Royal Caribbean has long been a valued partner to The Bahamas, and we are thrilled to work with them on making Nassau their newest homeport,” said Minister of Tourism & Aviation, the Honorable Dionisio D’Aguilar. “Cruising is a vital part of The Bahamas’ economy and having Royal Caribbean and their guests return to our shores will contribute greatly to restoring and reactivating tourism. We have been preparing diligently for the last many months to ensure an experience that is equally safe and enjoyable. We are confident that cruise goers will receive the warm, friendly hospitality The Bahamas is famous for. We cannot wait to remind guests that it is still Better in The Bahamas.”

Vacationers can rest assured their well-being and that of the crew members and communities visited are Royal Caribbean’s top priorities. Details on additional health and safety measures to be implemented by Royal Caribbean will be announced at a later date. The cruise line’s comprehensive, multilayered health and safety measures to come leverage expert guidance from the Healthy Sail Panel, Royal Caribbean Group’s Head of Public Health and Chief Medical Officer and local government and health authorities.

In addition, vacationers must meet the travel requirements of The Bahamas. This may include receiving a negative PCR test result before their arrival, testing upon arrival into the country and filling out appropriate entry forms. The most up-to-date policies can be found at The Bahamas website.

Royal Caribbean’s new 7-night summer itineraries continue the cruise line’s measured and safe return to cruising the world once again, following months of successful sailings with Quantum of the Seas in Singapore and the recent announcement of the highly anticipated Odyssey of the Seas to cruise from Haifa, Israel. For more information on Adventure’s limited series of summer cruises, click here.

About Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean International has been delivering innovation at sea for more than 50 years. Each successive class of ships is an architectural marvel featuring the latest technology and guest experiences for today’s adventurous traveler. The cruise line continues to revolutionize vacations with itineraries to more than 270 destinations in 72 countries on six continents, including Royal Caribbean’s private island destination in The Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay, the first in the Perfect Day Island Collection. Royal Caribbean has also been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 18 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards.

Media can stay up to date by following @RoyalCaribPR on Twitter and visiting RoyalCaribbeanPressCenter.com. For additional information or to make reservations, vacationers can call their travel advisor; visit RoyalCaribbean.com; or call (800) ROYAL-CARIBBEAN.

Royal Caribbean International is applying the recommendations of its Healthy Sail Panel of public health and scientific experts to provide a safer and healthier cruise vacation on all of its sailings. Health and safety protocols, regional travel restrictions and clearance to visit ports of call, are subject to change based on ongoing evaluation, public health standards, and government requirements. U.S. cruises and guests: For more information on the latest health and travel alerts, U.S. government travel advisories, please visit www.royalcaribbean.com/cruise-ships/itinerary-updates or consult travel advisories, warnings or recommendations relating to cruise travel on applicable government websites.

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Royal Caribbean Group Enters Definitive Agreement to Sell its Azamara Brand to Sycamore Partners

MIAMI, Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Azamara brand to Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm specializing in consumer, retail and distribution investments, in an all-cash carve-out transaction for $201 million, subject to certain adjustments and closing conditions. Sycamore Partners will acquire the entire Azamara brand, including its three-ship fleet and associated intellectual property. The transaction is subject to customary conditions and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021.

Royal Caribbean Group noted the transaction allows it to focus on expanding its Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Silversea brands.

“Our strategy has evolved into placing more of our resources behind three global brands, Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Silversea, and working to grow them as we emerge from this unprecedented period,” said Richard D. Fain, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Royal Caribbean Group. “Even so, Azamara remains a strong brand with its own tremendous potential for growth, and Sycamore’s track record demonstrates that they will be good stewards of what the Azamara team has built over the past 13 years.”

“We are pleased that Royal Caribbean Group has entrusted Sycamore to support Azamara in its next phase of growth,” said Stefan Kaluzny, Managing Director of Sycamore Partners.  ”We are excited to partner with the Azamara team and build on their many years of success serving the brand’s loyal customers.  We believe Azamara will remain a top choice for discerning travelers as the cruising industry recovers over time.”

Azamara’s value proposition and operations will remain consistent under the new arrangement, and Royal Caribbean Group will work in close collaboration on a seamless transition for Azamara employees, customers and other stakeholders. In conjunction with the transaction, Azamara Chief Operating Officer Carol Cabezas has been appointed President of the brand.

The transaction will result in a one-time, non-cash impairment charge of approximately $170 million. The sale of Azamara is not expected to have a material impact on Royal Caribbean Group’s future financial results.

Perella Weinberg Partners LP served as financial advisor to Royal Caribbean Group and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP provided legal counsel. Kirkland & Ellis LLP provided legal advice to Sycamore Partners.

About Royal Caribbean Group
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., doing business as Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL), is a cruise vacation company that owns four global brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity CruisesAzamara and Silversea.  Royal Caribbean Group is also a 50% owner of a joint venture that operates TUI Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Together, our brands operate 61 ships with an additional 15 on order as of December 21, 2021.  Learn more at www.rclcorporate.com or www.rclinvestor.com.

About Sycamore Partners
Sycamore Partners is a private equity firm based in New York. The firm specializes in consumer, distribution and retail-related investments and partners with management teams to improve the operating profitability and strategic value of their business. With approximately $10 billion in aggregate committed capital raised since its inception in 2011, Sycamore Partners’ investors include leading endowments, financial institutions, family offices, pension plans and sovereign wealth funds. For more information on Sycamore Partners, visit www.sycamorepartners.com.

Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements in this release relating to, among other things, our future performance estimates, forecasts and projections constitute forward-looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These statements include, but are not limited to: statements regarding revenues, costs and financial results for 2020 and beyond.  Words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “driving,” “estimate,” “expect,” “goal,” “intend,” “look into,” “may,” “plan,” “project,” “seek,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “considering”, and similar expressions are intended to help identify forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements reflect management’s current expectations, are based on judgments, are inherently uncertain and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied in those forward-looking statements.  Examples of these risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to the following: the impact of the global incidence and spread of COVID-19, which has led to the temporary suspension of our operations and has had and will continue to have a material adverse impact on our business, liquidity and results of operations, or other contagious illnesses on economic conditions and the travel industry in general and the financial position and operating results of our Company in particular, such as: the current and potential additional governmental and self-imposed travel restrictions, the current and potential extension of the suspension of cruises and new additional suspensions, guest cancellations; our ability to obtain sufficient financing, capital or revenues to satisfy liquidity needs, capital expenditures, debt repayments and other financing needs; the effectiveness of the actions we have taken to improve and address our liquidity needs; the impact of the economic and geopolitical environment on key aspects of our business, such as the demand for cruises, passenger spending, and operating costs; incidents or adverse publicity concerning our ships, port facilities, land destinations and/or passengers or the cruise vacation industry in general; our ability to accurately estimate our monthly cash burn rate during the suspension of our operations; concerns over safety, health and security of guests and crew; any protocols we adopt across our fleet relating to COVID-19, such as those recommended by the Healthy Sail Panel, may be costly and less effective than we expect in reducing the risk of infection and spread of COVID-19 on our cruise ships; further impairments of our goodwill, long-lived assets, equity investments and notes receivable; an inability to source our crew or our provisions and supplies from certain places; the incurrence of COVID-19 and other contagious diseases on our ships and an increase in concern about the risk of illness on our ships or when traveling to or from our ships, all of which reduces demand; unavailability of ports of call; growing anti-tourism sentiments and environmental concerns; changes in US foreign travel policy; the uncertainties of conducting business internationally and expanding into new markets and new ventures; our ability to recruit, develop and retain high quality personnel; changes in operating and financing costs; our indebtedness, any additional indebtedness we may incur and restrictions in the agreements governing our indebtedness that limit our flexibility in operating our business, including the significant portion of assets that are collateral under these agreements; the impact of foreign currency exchange rates, interest rate and fuel price fluctuations; the settlement of conversions of our convertible notes, if any, in shares of our common stock or a combination of cash and shares of our common stock, which may result in substantial dilution for our existing shareholders; our expectation that we will not declare or pay dividends on our common stock for the near future; vacation industry competition and changes in industry capacity and overcapacity; the risks and costs associated with protecting our systems and maintaining integrity and security of our business information, as well as personal data of our guests, employees and others;  the impact of new or changing legislation and regulations or governmental orders on our business; pending or threatened litigation, investigations and enforcement actions; the effects of weather, natural disasters and seasonality on our business; emergency ship repairs, including the related lost revenue; the impact of issues at shipyards, including ship delivery delays, ship cancellations or ship construction cost increases; shipyard unavailability; the unavailability or cost of air service; and uncertainties of a foreign legal system as we are not incorporated in the United States.

In addition, many of these risks and uncertainties are currently heightened by and will continue to be heightened by, or in the future may be heightened by, the COVID-19 pandemic. It is not possible to predict or identify all such risks.

More information about factors that could affect our operating results is included under the caption “Risk Factors” in our most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q, as well as our other filings with the SEC, and the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K, as updated by our Current Report on Form 8-K dated May 13, 2020, copies of which may be obtained by visiting our Investor Relations website at www.rclinvestor.com or the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements in this release, which are based on information available to us on the date hereof. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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