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Blue Diamond Resorts Reveals Its Newest Hideaway at Royalton Coming to Montego Bay

CARIBPR WIRE, TORONTO, Canada, Mon. Nov. 07, 2022: Blue Diamond Resorts has recently announced that Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters Montego Bay will open in late 2023. The property will offer a unique adults-only all-inclusive experience on the shores of Trelawny, Jamaica.

Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters’ guests will have the opportunity to enjoy elevated suite amenities, day-to-night activities for adults, a world-class spa, fitness center with modern equipment, unlimited international and local liquors in eight bars and eleven exclusive culinary options including its signature Dorado restaurant, set to debut for the very first time in Montego Bay. Guests will also have access to the facilities of the neighboring Royalton Blue Waters Montego Bay, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort.

“We have reimagined 352 modern rooms and suites thinking only in the perfect adults-only vacation that serves as a restorative haven reserved for special people and occasions,” said Jurgen Stutz, Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Distribution for Blue Diamond Resorts. “With this project we were looking to provide greater exclusivity and enhanced services that continue to carry the All-in Luxury® essence, and the Hideaway at Royalton brand was the ideal choice to achieve it.”

Through its Togetherness concept, Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters Montego Bay will also provide personalized pool and beach locations, as well as other areas, planned and designed to encourage guests to reconnect and rekindle valuable relationships.

The new adults-only experience from Blue Diamond Resorts, the hotel management company, will continue to include All-in Luxury® features such as Royalton’s handcrafted DreamBed™, All-In Connectivity™, Sports Event Guarantee™ and premium Diamond Club™ category, for a modern Caribbean getaway.

For more information, please visit www.royaltonresorts.com

About Blue Diamond Resorts

Blue Diamond Resorts encompasses over 45 properties, exceeding 18,000 rooms in eight countries located in the most popular holiday destinations in the Caribbean. Its nine leading hotel brands include the Award-winning, All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts, where Everyone is Family. Whether guests come as friends, parents, kids, couples, weddings, corporate or incentive retreats, or solo travelers everyone is family in these properties that feature personalized services and signature amenities including All-In Connectivity™, DreamBed™, and the Sports Event Guarantee™. To refocus on valued relationships and friendships, Hideaway at Royalton offers an adults-only experience with exclusive dining and preferred accommodations to enhance Togetherness among their guests. Party Your Way at Royalton CHIC Resorts, an adults-only vibrant and effervescent all-inclusive brand to revel in the unexpected. Mystique by Royalton is Miles from Ordinary, offering their visitors the chance to connect with their surroundings in a boutique-style resort collection full of endless beauty and hip vibes. In Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril offers guests over the age of 21, a unique and all-inclusive Au Naturel vacation along with a secluded shore for the utmost privacy. Memories Resorts & Spa offers a vacation designed whether you’re planning a family vacation, reuniting with friends, or just have a relaxing moment with your significant other, while Starfish Resorts provides amazing value, breathtaking surroundings, and rich culture and heritage. Planet Hollywood Hotels & 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 while you will Dodge the Paparazzi at Planet Hollywood Adult Scene where your adults-only vacation will be the center of fascination and attention with glam and exclusivity.

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

About Hideaway at Royalton

Epitomizing modern and exclusive elegance, Hideaway at Royalton offers an adults-only experience to enhance Togetherness among their guests. Neighboring the Royalton Luxury Resorts, these all-inclusive properties include elevated privacy and enhanced quality of service at popular tropical locales including Mexico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Saint Lucia. Its signature All-In Luxury® facilities allow guests to enjoy world-class amenities such as Royalton’s handcrafted DreamBed™, All-In Connectivity™, Sports Event Guarantee™ and the premium Diamond Club™ category.

From exclusive dining and preferred accommodations to instructor led fitness classes and spa treatments, these all-inclusive adults-only resorts bring a world of experiences to reignite meaningful connections in paradise.

To learn more about Hideaway at Royalton, visit www.royaltonresorts.com


Blue Diamond Resorts Revela su Nuevo Resort Hideaway at Royalton en Montego Bay

CARIBPR WIRE, TORONTO, Canada, Mon. Nov. 07, 2022: Blue Diamond Resorts anunció recientemente que Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters Montego Bay abrirá sus puertas a finales de 2023. La propiedad ofrecerá una experiencia única sólo para adultos todo incluido en las costas de Trelawny, Jamaica.

Los huéspedes de Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters podrán disfrutar de amenidades de lujo en sus habitaciones, actividades diarias para adultos, un spa de clase mundial, un gimnasio con modernos equipos, licores nacionales e internacionales ilimitados en ocho bares y once opciones culinarias que incluyen su exclusivo restaurante Dorado, el cual debutará por primera vez en Montego Bay. Los viajeros también tendrán acceso a las instalaciones del vecino Royalton Blue Waters Montego Bay, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort.

“Hemos reinventado 352 modernas habitaciones y suites pensando únicamente en las vacaciones perfectas sólo para adultos, que sirven como un refugio reparador para personas y ocasiones especiales”, comentó Jurgen Stutz, Vicepresidente Sénior de Ventas, marketing y Distribución para Blue Diamond Resorts. “Con este proyecto buscábamos brindar mayor exclusividad y servicios mejorados que siguieran llevando la esencia All-in Luxury®, y la marca Hideaway at Royalton fue la opción ideal para lograrlo”.

A través de su concepto Togetherness, Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters Montego Bay también proporcionará espacios personalizados en la piscina y la playa, así como otras áreas, planificadas y diseñadas para animar a los huéspedes a reconectarse y reavivar relaciones valiosas.

La nueva experiencia sólo para adultos de Blue Diamond Resorts, la empresa de gestión hotelera, seguirá incluyendo amenidades All-in Luxury® como como la cama DreamBed™ de Royalton, All-In Connectivity™, Sports Event Guarantee™ y la categoría premium Diamond Club™, para unas vacaciones modernas en el Caribe.

Para más información, visite www.royaltonresorts.com

Acerca de Blue Diamond Resorts

Blue Diamond Resorts cuenta con un portafolio de más de 45 propiedades, que superan las 18,000 habitaciones en 8 países ubicados en los destinos vacacionales más populares del Caribe. Sus 9 marcas hoteleras líderes comprenden al galardonado All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts, donde Todos son Familia. Sin importar si son vacaciones entre amigos, padres e hijos, parejas, bodas, retiros corporativos o de incentivos o viajeros solos, todos son familia en estas propiedades que ofrecen servicios personalizados y amenidades exclusivas, tales como All-In Connectivity™, DreamBed™ y Sports Event Guarantee™. Para reenfocarse en relaciones y amistades valiosas, Hideaway at Royalton ofrece una experiencia sólo para adultos que incluye una exclusiva gastronomía y alojamiento preferencial para reforzar estar unido bajo el concepto Togetherness entre sus huéspedes. Disfrute a su manera en Royalton CHIC Resorts, una marca todo incluido que bajo su concepto “Party Your Way” brinda una vibrante y efervescente experiencia sólo para adultos para deleitarse con lo inesperado. A Millas de lo OrdinarioMystique by Royalton ofrece a los viajeros la oportunidad de conectarse con su entorno en una moderna colección de resorts estilo boutique que muestran una vibrante belleza infinita. En Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril promete a huéspedes mayores de 21 años, unas vacaciones únicas Completamente al Natural con todo incluido y acceso a una costa exclusiva para máxima privacidad. Memories Resorts & Spa diseña las mejores experiencias para vacaciones familiares, reunión de amigos o simplemente para relajarse en pareja, mientras que Starfish Resorts ofrece un valor increíble, un entorno impresionante y una rica cultura y herencia. Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts invita a los huéspedes a vacacionar como las estrellas con Vacation Like a Star™, una experiencia atractiva e interactiva con elementos famosos de la cultura pop de películas, música y deportes icónicos, mientras Escape de los Paparazzi en Planet Hollywood Adult Scene donde sus vacaciones sólo para adultos serán el centro de la fascinación y la atención con glamour y exclusividad.

Para más información acerca de Blue Diamond Resorts, visite www.bluediamondresorts.com

Acerca de Hideaway at Royalton

Representando la elegancia moderna y exclusiva, Hideaway at Royalton ofrece una experiencia sólo para adultos para reforzar la unión entre sus huéspedes, bajo el concepto Togetherness. Estas propiedades todo incluido, vecinas de Royalton Luxury Resorts, incluyen una mayor privacidad y la mejor calidad de servicio en populares locaciones tropicales como México, República Dominicana, Jamaica y Santa Lucía. Sus exclusivas instalaciones All-In Luxury® permiten a los huéspedes disfrutar de amenidades de clase mundial, como la cama DreamBed™ de Royalton, All-In Connectivity™, Sports Event Guarantee™ y la categoría premium Diamond Club™.

Desde cenas exclusivas y alojamiento preferencial hasta clases de acondicionamiento físico dirigidas por instructores profesionales y relajantes tratamientos de spa, estos resorts todo incluido sólo para adultos brindan un mundo de experiencias para reavivar conexiones significativas en el paraíso.

Para más información sobre Hideaway at Royalton, visite www.royaltonresorts.com/es

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Planet Hollywood Cancun Hosts a Concert With 80’s Cult Super Stars

CARIBPR WIRE, CANCUN, Mexico, Nov. 04, 2022: In a Gen X-inspired experience, Blue Diamond Resorts was the official host of The Sands, a themed event organized by R&R Productions LLC that took place from October 25th to 30th at Planet Hollywood Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort. This event welcomed famous music and movie artists of the 80s and their fans, in what they called “the best week of their lives”.

Iconic actors such as Corey Feldman, Diane Franklin, Amanda Wyss and Kimberley Kates, as well as a lineup of well-known bands and solo artists like The Cult, Vanilla Ice, Culture Club, Belinda Carlisle and Morris Day, were just some of the celebrities who visited the all-inclusive resort to delight guests with classic entertainment from one of the greatest decades of all time in a Vacation Like A Star™ experience.

The Sands also featured special appearances by classic VJs from MTV and VH1 and provided event goers with an exclusive and intimate opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the ’80s-era talent at special meet and greets. Guests also were able to enjoy daytime pool parties, nightly concerts, costume contests, karaoke, Gen-X Movies in the property’s cinema and more.

Blue Diamond Resorts, the hotel management company of Planet Hollywood Cancun, opens the way to a world of experiences in its all-inclusive resorts located in Mexico, Costa Rica and the Caribbean, through brands that include unique features and a concept that fits each personality and all age groups.

For more information about The Sands event at Planet Hollywood Cancun, click here.

About Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts

Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts bring big-screen excitement to some of the most sought-after locales for an all-inclusive experience, where guests can Vacation Like A Star™. From the pristine shores of Cancun to the tranquil beaches of Costa Rica, these all-ages resorts feature authentic Hollywood memorabilia, a world of flavors, themed entertainment and exclusive activities for the entire family, as well as a premium service with the Star Class™ category for a full A-list treatment. While, Planet Hollywood Adult Scene, offer an all-inclusive adults-only glam getaway (18+) ideal for a romantic escape or a fun-filled adventure with friends that will turn any vacation into the center of fascination and attention with glam and exclusivity.

This engaging and interactive experience at Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts, includes differentiated brand features and amenities, such as PHabulous Bed™, Plugged In™, Main Event Guarantee™ and star-quality accommodations.

To learn more about Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts, visit www.planethollywoodhotels.com

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Planet Hollywood Cancun Realiza Concierto Con Súper Estrellas De Los Años 80

CARIBPR WIRE, CANCÚN, Mexico, Nov. 04, 2022: En una experiencia inspirada en la generación X, Blue Diamond Resorts fue el anfitrión oficial de The Sands, un evento temático organizado por R&R Productions LLC que se llevó a cabo del 25 al 30 de octubre en Planet Hollywood Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort. Este hospedó a famosos artistas del mundo de la música y el cine de los años 1980 y sus fans, en lo que llamaron “la mejor semana de sus vidas”.

Actores icónicos como Corey Feldman, Diane Franklin, Amanda Wyss y Kimberley Kates, así como reconocidas bandas y solistas como The Cult, Vanilla Ice, Culture Club, Belinda Carlisle and Morris Day, fueron solo algunas de las celebridades que visitaron el resort todo incluido para deleitar a los huéspedes con entretenimiento clásico de una de las mejores décadas de todos los tiempos en una experiencia Vacation Like A Star™.

The Sands también contó con la presentación especial de anfitriones originales de MTV y VH1, y brindó a los asistentes la oportunidad exclusiva e íntima de acercarse a algunos de los talentos de la época de los años 1980 en “meet and greets” con actores, así como de disfrutar de fiestas en la piscina durante el día, conciertos nocturnos, concursos de disfraces, karaoke, películas de la generación X en el cine de la propiedad y más.

Blue Diamond Resorts, la compañía de gestión hotelera de Planet Hollywood Cancun, abre paso a un mundo de experiencias en sus resorts todo incluido ubicados en México, Costa Rica y el Caribe, a través de marcas que incluyen características únicas y un concepto que se adapta a cada personalidad y a todas las edades.

Para más información sobre The Sands en Planet Hollywood Cancun, haga clic aquí.

Acerca de Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts

Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts lleva la emoción de la gran pantalla a algunos de los lugares más buscados para una experiencia todo incluido, donde los huéspedes pueden vacacionar como las estrellas con Vacation Like a Star. Desde las prístinas costas de Cancún hasta las tranquilas playas de Costa Rica, estos resorts para todas las edades cuentan con auténticas piezas de memorabilia de Hollywood, un mundo de sabores, entretenimiento temático y actividades exclusivas para toda la familia, así como un servicio premium con la categoría Star Class™ para un tratamiento completo de famosos. Mientras tanto, Planet Hollywood Adult Scene, ofrece una escapada glamorosa sólo para adultos (18+) con todo incluido, ideal para una escapada romántica o una aventura llena de diversión con amigos que convertirá cualquier vacación en el centro de fascinación y atención con glamour y exclusividad.

Esta experiencia atractiva e interactiva en Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts incluye características y servicios de marca diferenciados, como PHabulous Bed™, Plugged In™, Main Event Guarantee™ y alojamiento de calidad estelar.

Para más información sobre Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts, visite www.planethollywoodhotels.com/es

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Dominica’s Anichi Resort & Spa provides a 2% annual return while under construction

CARIBPR WIRE, Roseau, Mon. Oct. 31, 2022: Anichi Resort & Spa will be providing a 2% annual return to investors despite being under construction. The management of the much-anticipated five-star luxury resort and spa in Dominica has said that the project is in full swing, and that once construction is completed, annual returns will be based on the resort’s operation.

Following an official update, an estimated 70% of the project is now complete; this includes the flooring as well as an extensive electricity infrastructure. The resort is being built on 12 acres of land, with 128 rooms. I will host world-class amenities, such as a lagoon swimming pool, an infinity pool, restaurants, a business centre and many others. Overlooking a picturesque beach, the resort will tastefully blend its modern architecture with the landscape’s tropical foliage.

Developed by Oriental Developers (Caribbean) Ltd, the resort will form part of the Autograph Collection, a premium international brand developed by renowned hotelier Marriott International. This links the resort to more than 100 luxury lifestyle hotels across 30 countries and territories – all of which have been constructed as part of Autograph Collection Hotels. Furthermore, Anichi Resort will be managed by Highgate, a dominant player in major US gateway cities with a growing footprint in the Caribbean and Latin America.

Anichi Resort & Spa is also one of the premium real estate options approved by the Dominican government’s Citizenship by Investment (CBI) programme. The CBI Index of 2022, published by the PWM Magazine of the Financial Times, recognises it as the “World’s Best Citizenship by Investment Programme”. The minimum investment threshold for Anichi Resort & Spa is $220,000 (USD), an expenditure which also comes with lifetime Dominican citizenship and property ownership.

The resort will bolster the tourism sector and generate extensive employment for locals. The country already occupies a notable position, ranking first among 25 other Caribbean islands – winning due to its lush green jungles, hot springs and striking black-sand beaches. Annually, scores of investors fly to Dominica owing to its large number of government-approved investment projects. The Citizenship by Investment Programme of Dominica allows these individuals to purchase freehold shares in government-approved properties.

Anichi Resort & Spa provides investors and CBI applicants with a Return on Investment (ROI) as well as a route towards diversifying their portfolios and planning their wealth.

The Prime Minister of Dominica, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, praised the CBI Programme, “Thanks to the real-estate investment option of the Citizenship by Investment Programme,” he noted, “the country is catching the attraction of travel-enthusiasts and is now known for [its] luxury tourism offering. Under the Citizenship Programme, investors looking to expand their real estate portfolio have the opportunity to invest in established luxury hotel brands and villas.”

Dominica’s real estate investment option has long provided premium, luxury projects for investment. A prior example of this is Secret Bay, a real estate property which paid out more than $1 million (USD) in returns to investors. The Residences at Secret Bay also promises great returns, having drawn more than 100 Citizenship by Investment (CBI) owners. The resort has already won a number of awards, and it is anticipated that Anichi Resort & Spa will likewise be counted as one of the jewels in Dominica’s real estate crown.

Anichi Resort promises to be a meaningful asset during this time of global uncertainty. CS Global Partners, a legal consulting firm working in the investment citizenship field, noted that, beyond the resort’s world-class architecture and lush surrounding environment, “[t]he project also brings in interest from investors keen to participate in the development through Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme. Once completed, the resort promises to transform Dominica’s tourism sector while also boosting employment for the local community”.

Concurrently, Dominica is witnessing the construction of several other hotels, including a Hilton hotel, which will also fall under the government-approved real estate investment options of the country’s CBI programme. Many of these properties are being built to be sustainable and climate-resilient, with the continued construction of such resorts and hotels positioning the island as a top destination for eco-luxury resorts.

Dominica’s real estate is thus proving to be a popular option among investors and high net-worth individuals (HNWIs). Bolstering investment is the strength of the country’s CBI programme. The credibility and trustworthiness of Dominica’s programme has been maintained since its launch almost three decades ago, and it has been ranked the world’s best CBI programme for its sixth consecutive year. Alongside alternative citizenship, the Citizenship by Investment Programme of Dominica provides a number of other opportunities to investors. These include:

  • The ability to become a global citizen and be part of a global community transcends Dominica’s land borders.
  • The ability to hold multiple citizenships.
  • A citizenship that is granted for life and can be passed on to future generations.
  • An opportunity to provide families and children with a peaceful, stable, safe and welcoming home.
  • Access to countless business opportunities, with the option of portfolio diversification.
  • Enhanced opportunities for wealth planning and expanding business overseas.
  • A stable currency, with Dominica’s currency, the East Caribbean Dollar (XCD), pegged to USD.

These factors, combined with alternative citizenship, present individuals with a rich array of business and personal advantages. As the success and promise of the Anichi Resort & Spa attest, the island along with its CBI programme offers investment with unrivalled returns.

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Royal Caribbean Group First Cruise Company in US to Sail Using Renewable Diesel Fuel

Group partners with World Fuel Services for first bunkering of lower carbon fuel, a vital step in its Destination Net Zero decarbonization strategy

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 28, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Today, Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) became the first major cruise line operator to sail a cruise ship from a U.S. port while using renewable diesel fuel to meet part of the ship’s fuel needs when Navigator of the Seas set sail from the Port of Los Angeles. Part of the Group’s award-winning cruise line, Royal Caribbean International, the use of renewable fuel will reduce the ship’s carbon emissions.

Navigator of the Seas Renewable Diesel

This key step in the Group’s pursuit of alternative fuels comes less than a year after the unveiling of Destination Net Zero, Royal Caribbean Group’s comprehensive decarbonization strategy.

“We are committed to investing in technologies and innovations that will help us reduce emissions and fulfill our purpose to deliver great vacations responsibly,” said Laura Hodges Bethge, Royal Caribbean Group’s Executive Vice President, Shared Services Operations. “As we celebrate this milestone, we continue to set our sights on other leading alternative solutions to meet our net zero goals.”

The renewable fuel being used by Navigator of the Seas contains less carbon than traditional marine fuels. While this fuel is produced from renewable raw materials, the production process for this fuel makes it molecularly identical to traditional marine gas oil — creating a “drop in” fuel that can be safely used with the ship’s existing engines.

The cruise company plans to continue using lower carbon fuel to meet part of the Los Angeles-based ship’s fuel needs as it evaluates the feasibility for long-term use, with ambitions to expand its usage to other ships across the fleet. This follows a similar trial by the Group’s joint venture partner, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, which is exploring a different process for developing a sustainable biofuel.

For the trial, Royal Caribbean Group has partnered with World Fuel Services to supply the renewable fuel to Navigator of the Seas. The Jankovich Company will deliver the fuel on behalf of World Fuel Services to the ship while at the Port of Los Angeles. Once fueled, Navigator of the Seas will set sail to Mexico.

“We are extremely proud to be a part of Royal Caribbean Group’s journey toward making the cruise industry more sustainable by leveraging our renewable fuel distribution capabilities and technical expertise to facilitate the use of renewable fuel in a marine application,” said Michael J. Kasbar, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, World Fuel Services Corporation.

In addition to testing the use of biofuel aboard Navigator of the Seas, Royal Caribbean Group is set to debut the cruise industry’s first hybrid-powered ship in summer 2023, as part of Silversea Cruises newest class of ships, the Nova class. The Group is also working to reduce emissions while at port by investing in shore power on its ships and collaborating with key cruise ports for its use. For example, in 2021, Royal Caribbean Group signed an agreement to bring shore power to PortMiami, which will enable ships to use electricity at port instead of burning fuel. The company also is introducing a new zero-energy cruise terminal in the Port of Galveston, Texas, that builds on its sustainable design efforts and will be a LEED-Gold certified facility.

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 64 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 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 10 ships on order as of June 30, 2022. Learn more at www.royalcaribbeangroup.com or www.rclinvestor.com.

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Cruise Lines and Destinations Map Out Mutual Success at the FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

MIRAMAR, Fla., Oct. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Hundreds gathered in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic with one common goal: improve cruise tourism, especially the mutual benefits between destinations and cruise companies. That was again the main theme of another successful FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show, which celebrated its 28th annual occasion and 50 years of operations for Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA).

“I want to applaud everyone throughout the Dominican Republic who coordinated this successful event and showcased the spectacular destination; it is clear that the country is committed to cruise tourism, which President Luis Abinader affirmed in his remarks and participation,” said Michele Paige, FCCA CEO. “It was also humbling to see the continued conviction in FCCA’s mission witnessed by all the attendees and cruise executives who joined to keep working together to build back better.”

Taking place October 11-14, the event featured its usual blend of workshops, meetings and networking functions for the over 500 attendees and 70 cruise executives, but with a new twist – or what Paige called a “new beginning” in her opening remarks – because of the enhanced communications and collaborations arising from the difficult pandemic.

That cooperation was evident throughout the entire agenda, with ways to seize the momentum being the talk of the event and including discussions of longer stays, overnights and homeporting, along with the importance of developing creative, customer-focused experiences to support the demand – and the direct ability for destination stakeholders to work with cruise lines on those goals available at the event.

Michael Bayley, President & CEO of Royal Caribbean International, echoed these sentiments in his opening remarks, noting the “better relationships” built by “work[ing] through a lot of issues and problems and challenges collectively as a team” – while showing the smoother seas ahead as evidenced by sailing above 100% occupancy and registering strong bookings and earnings.

How to capitalize on this for destinations – and the entire Caribbean and Latin American regions – was up front and center for 22 high-ranking government officials and a cruise executive panel including five Presidents and above from FCCA Member Lines, led by Josh Weinstein, President & CEO and Chief Climate Officer of Carnival Corporation & plc, who delivered remarks and comments at the Heads of Government Forum before steering the conversation to other potential mutual benefits, such as employment and purchasing opportunities.

Overall, partnership took the spotlight, and so did FCCA’s Strategic Partners, the Cayman Islands and the United States Virgin Islands (USVI). Kenneth Bryan, Minister of Tourism and Transport of the Cayman Islands, coordinated a dinner for the heads of government and shared the importance of working with FCCA to propel cruise tourism in this video, and the USVI delegation, led by Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte, was engaged and energetic as they interacted with Member Lines and other participants. Both also took part in the “Operating in a Post Pandemic World” workshop.

Headlining the workshop schedule was the “Presidential Panel,” which included Gus Antorcha, President, Holland America Line; Michael Bayley; Richard Sasso, Chairman, MSC Cruises USA; and Howard Sherman, President & CEO, Oceania Cruises.

About Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA)

FCCA is a not-for-profit trade organization 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. For more information, visit F-CCA.com and @FCCAupdates on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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Blue Diamond Resorts Hosts Over 200 Travel Partners at a Construction Site

CARIBPR WIIRE, CANCUN, Mexico, Oct. 20, 2022: On October 17th, Blue Diamond Resorts hosted a cocktail event at, the soon-to-open, Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort. With just two months remaining until its opening, it offered over 200 major tourism players, partners and customers a sneak peek of the almost ready resort during this event held in the midst of Cancun Travel Mart 2022.

“It has been a year of great mutual achievements in which we focused our efforts on continuous improvements to provide unique vacation experiences,” mentioned Jurgen Stutz, Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Distribution for Blue Diamond Resorts. He also reflected on the successes and evolution of the company from its beginnings in 2010 to the present day and added: “All of this, would not have been possible without your unconditional support and contributions. Thank you for joining us to make vacation dreams come true.”

The almost finished 1,005-room Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun, and its features, were the center of the celebration. As the opening date gets closer, the executives of Blue Diamond Resorts proudly showed to travel professionals the strong focus on entertainment and guest experiences that the resort will offer.

During the event, attendees had the opportunity to enjoy different shows in the hotel lobby, as well as impressive views and refreshing cocktails, with the sole purpose of strengthening relationships, celebrating successes, and thanking all the partners.

With an 89% completion rate, Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun promises its guests an all-inclusive experience for all ages starting December 20th, 2022. This addition to the Blue Diamond Resorts portfolio is also joined by the upcoming openings such as Royalton CHIC Antigua and Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters in 2023, among others.

For more information about Blue Diamond Resorts and its new resorts visit: www.bluediamondresorts.com

About Blue Diamond Resorts

Blue Diamond Resorts encompasses over 45 properties, exceeding 18,000 rooms in eight countries located in the most popular holiday destinations in the Caribbean. Its nine leading hotel brands include the Award-winning, All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts, where Everyone is Family. Whether guests come as friends, parents, kids, couples, weddings, corporate or incentive retreats, or solo travelers everyone is family in these properties that personalized services and signature amenities including All-In Connectivity™, DreamBed™, and the Sports Event Guarantee™. To refocus on valued relationships and friendships, Hideaway at Royalton offers an adults-only experience with exclusive dining and preferred accommodations to enhance Togetherness among their guests. Party Your Way at Royalton CHIC Resorts, an adults-only vibrant and effervescent all-inclusive brand to revel in the unexpected. Mystique by Royalton is Miles from Ordinary, offering their visitors to connect with their surroundings in a boutique-style resort collection full of endless beauty and hip vibes. In Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril offers guests over the age of 21, a unique and all-inclusive Au Naturel vacation along with a secluded shore for the utmost privacy. Memories Resorts & Spa offers a vacation designed whether you’re planning a family vacation, reuniting with friends, or just have a relaxing time with your significant other, while Starfish Resorts provides amazing value breathtaking surroundings, and rich culture and heritage. Planet Hollywood Hotels & 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 while Planet Hollywood Adult Scene will turn your adults-only vacation into the center of fascination and attention with glam and exclusivity.

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Blue Diamond Resorts recibe a más de 200 socios en un sitio de construcción

Blue Diamond Resorts recibe a socios en sitio de construcción
Blue Diamond Resorts organizó un cóctel en el próximo a inaugurar Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort.

CARIBPR WIRE, CANCÚN, México, Oct. 20, 2022: El 17 de octubre, Blue Diamond Resorts organizó un cóctel en el próximo a inaugurar Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort. A tan sólo dos meses para su apertura, ofreció a más de 200 importantes actores turísticos, socios y clientes un adelanto del casi terminado resort durante este evento realizado en el marco de Cancún Travel Mart 2022.

“Ha sido un año de grandes logros mutuos en el que enfocamos nuestros esfuerzos en la mejora continua para brindar experiencias vacacionales únicas”, mencionó Jurgen Stutz, Vicepresidente Senior de Ventas, Marketing y Distribución para Blue Diamond Resorts. También reflexionó sobre los éxitos y evolución de la compañía desde sus inicios en 2010 hasta la actualidad y agregó: “Todo esto, no hubiera sido posible sin su apoyo incondicional. Gracias por acompañarnos a hacer realidad las vacaciones soñadas”.

El casi terminado Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun de 1,005 habitaciones y sus características únicas fueron el centro de la celebración. A medida que se acerca la fecha de apertura, los ejecutivos de Blue Diamond Resorts mostraron con orgullo a los profesionales de viajes el fuerte enfoque en el entretenimiento y las experiencias que ofrecerá el resort a los huéspedes.

Durante el evento, los asistentes tuvieron la oportunidad de disfrutar de diferentes espectáculos en el lobby del hotel, así como impresionantes vistas panorámicas y cócteles refrescantes, con el propósito de afianzar relaciones, celebrar los éxitos y agradecer a todos los socios.

A un 89% de avance en la construcción, Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun promete a sus huéspedes brindar una experiencia todo incluido para todas las edades a partir del 20 de diciembre. A esta incorporación al portafolio de Blue Diamond Resorts, se suman también nuevas aperturas como Royalton CHIC Antigua y Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters en 2023, entre otras.

Para conocer más detalles acerca de Blue Diamond Resorts y sus nuevos resorts visite: www.bluediamondresorts.com

Acerca de Blue Diamond Resorts

Blue Diamond Resorts cuenta con un portafolio de más de 45 propiedades, que superan las 18,000 habitaciones en 8 países ubicados en los destinos vacacionales más populares del Caribe. Sus 9 marcas hoteleras líderes comprenden al galardonado All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts, donde Todos son Familia. Sin importar si son vacaciones entre amigos, padres e hijos, parejas, bodas, retiros corporativos o de incentivos o viajeros solos, todos son familia en estas propiedades que ofrecen servicios personalizados y amenidades exclusivas, tales como All-In Connectivity™, DreamBed™ y Sports Event Guarantee™. Para reenfocarse en relaciones y amistades valiosas, Hideaway at Royalton ofrece una experiencia solo para adultos que incluye una exclusiva gastronomía y alojamiento preferencial para reforzar estar unido bajo el concepto Togetherness entre sus huéspedes. Disfrute a su manera en Royalton CHIC Resorts, una marca todo incluido que bajo su concepto “Party Your Way” brinda una vibrante y efervescente experiencia solo para adultos para deleitarse con lo inesperado. A Millas de lo OrdinarioMystique by Royalton ofrece a los viajeros la oportunidad de conectarse con su entorno en una moderna colección de resorts estilo boutique que muestran una vibrante belleza infinita. En Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril promete a huéspedes mayores de 21 años, unas vacaciones únicas Completamente al Natural con todo incluido y acceso a una costa exclusiva para máxima privacidad. Memories Resorts & Spa diseña las mejores experiencias para vacaciones familiares, reunión de amigos o simplemente para relajarse en pareja, mientras que Starfish Resorts ofrece un valor increíble, un entorno impresionante y una rica cultura y herencia. Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts invita a los huéspedes a vacacionar como las estrellas con Vacation Like a Star™, una experiencia atractiva e interactiva con elementos famosos de la cultura pop de películas, música y deportes icónicos, mientras que Planet Hollywood Adult Scene convertirá sus vacaciones solo para adultos en el centro de la fascinación y la atención con glamour y exclusividad.

Para más información acerca de Blue Diamond Resorts, visite: www.bluediamondresorts.com

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The Newest Royalton CHIC Resort Will Open in Antigua

CARIBPR WIRE, TORONTO, Oct. 12, 2022: Following the vibrant success of the Royalton CHIC Resorts concept in Cancun and Punta Cana, Blue Diamond Resorts is proud to announce the opening of Royalton CHIC Antigua in late 2023 on the idyllic Dickenson Bay Beach, Antigua.

This new 227 room five-star beachfront resort will bring a unique adults-only social vacation experience to this Caribbean region where singles, couples, friends and groups can party their way. Conveniently located only eighteen minutes from V. C. Bird International Airport, this completely renovated resort will be full of vivacious offerings making it the ultimate destination for adult getaways.

“Whether for relaxation or a lively luxury beach getaway, the Party Your Way concept that Royalton CHIC Antigua will bring to this region is unique within the All-Inclusive segment,” says Jordi Pelfort, President of Hotels and Resorts at Sunwing Travel Group. “We have been committed in delivering groundbreaking experiences to our guests and Royalton CHIC Antigua will be no exception. We are thrilled about what this new property will mean for Antigua, as well as the Caribbean region.”

Discerning travelers can expect day-to-night activities available such as themed pool parties and DJ sets, as well as a range of gourmet dining experiences including five fascinating bars with mixology and six reservation-free dining restaurants. Should guests choose to experience peak relaxation instead, Royalton CHIC Antigua will present multiple opportunities to satisfy that craving, including lounging beneath the sun, sipping handcrafted cocktails beside the serene beachfront pool, or getting pampered at Royalton CHIC’s world-class spa.

A distinct feature of this property will be an overwater themed restaurant, exclusive to Royalton CHIC Antigua. This restaurant will be constructed over the sea, providing guests with a diningtainment concept, a mix between entertainment and dining.

About Blue Diamond Resorts

Blue Diamond Resorts encompasses over 45 properties, exceeding 18,000 rooms in eight countries located in the most popular holiday destinations in the Caribbean. Its nine leading hotel brands include the Award-winning, All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts, where Everyone is Family. Whether guests come as friends, parents, kids, couples, weddings, corporate or incentive retreats, or solo travelers everyone is family in these properties that personalized services and signature amenities including All-In Connectivity™, DreamBed™, and the Sports Event Guarantee™. To refocus on valued relationships and friendships, Hideaway at Royalton offers an adults-only experience with exclusive dining and preferred accommodations to enhance Togetherness among their guests. Party Your Way at Royalton CHIC Resorts, an adults-only vibrant and effervescent all-inclusive brand to revel in the unexpected. Mystique by Royalton is Miles from Ordinary, offering their visitors to connect with their surroundings in a boutique-style resort collection full of endless beauty and hip vibes. In Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril offers guests over the age of 21, a unique and all-inclusive Au Naturel vacation along with a secluded shore for the utmost privacy. Memories Resorts & Spa offers a vacation designed whether you’re planning a family vacation, reuniting with friends, or just have a relaxing time with your significant other, while Starfish Resorts provides amazing value breathtaking surroundings, and rich culture and heritage. Planet Hollywood Hotels & 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 while Planet Hollywood Adult Scene will turn your adults-only vacation into the center of fascination and attention with glam and exclusivity.

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

About Royalton CHIC Resorts

Royalton CHIC Resorts offers adults-only vibrant and effervescent all-inclusive experiences to Party Your Way and revel in the unexpected. Located in popular Caribbean destinations such as Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and Cancun, Mexico, this new adults-only generation of all-inclusive concept delivers unprecedented experiences in which luxury and fun meet in each idyllic location. Choose between relaxing and treating yourself or partying and having fun, party your way.

Ideal for couples, groups, singles or friends, including modern rooms and suites featuring All-In Luxury™, the premium DreamBed™, a variety of culinary offerings, All-In Connectivity™ and exclusivity through the Diamond Club™ category. Guests can choose between relaxing and treating themselves in the spa or enjoy the resort’s unique events and theme parties at signature locations.

For more information about Royalton CHIC Resorts, visit www.royaltonresorts.com

El nuevo Royalton CHIC Resort abrirá en Antigua

CARIBPR WIRE, TORONTO, Oct. 12, 2022: Tras el vibrante éxito del concepto Royalton CHIC Resorts en Cancún y Punta Cana, Blue Diamond Resorts se enorgullece en anunciar la apertura de Royalton CHIC Antigua a finales de 2023 en la agradable playa de Dickenson Bay, Antigua.

Este nuevo resort de cinco estrellas frente a la playa de 227 habitaciones traerá una experiencia única de vacaciones sólo adultos a esta región del Caribe donde solteros, parejas, amigos y grupos pueden festejar a su manera. Convenientemente ubicado a sólo dieciocho minutos del Aeropuerto Internacional V. C. Bird en Antigua, este complejo completamente renovado estará lleno de opciones vibrantes que lo convertirán en el mejor destino para una escapada sólo para adultos.

“Ya sea para relajarse o para vacaciones llenas de energía en la playa, el concepto Party Your Way que Royalton CHIC Antigua traerá a esta región es único dentro del segmento Todo Incluido”, dice Jordi Pelfort, presidente de Hoteles y Resorts de Sunwing Travel Group. “Nos hemos comprometido a brindar experiencias innovadoras a nuestros huéspedes y Royalton CHIC Antigua no será la excepción. Estamos entusiasmados con lo que significará esta nueva propiedad para Antigua, así como para la región del Caribe”.

Los viajeros más exigentes podrán disfrutar actividades disponibles desde el día hasta la noche, como fiestas temáticas en la piscina y sets de DJ, así como una variedad de experiencias gastronómicas gourmet que incluyen cinco bares fascinantes con mixología de autor y seis restaurantes que combinan la mejor gastronomía local e internacional para cenar sin necesidad de hacer reservaciones. En caso de que los huéspedes elijan experimentar la máxima relajación, Royalton CHIC Antigua presentará múltiples oportunidades para satisfacer ese antojo, que incluyen descansar bajo el sol, saborear cócteles cuidadosamente preparados junto a la piscina frente a la playa o dejarse consentir en el spa de clase mundial de Royalton CHIC Resorts.

La característica distintiva de esta propiedad será un restaurante exclusivo de Royalton CHIC Antigua. Este restaurante se construirá sobre el hermoso azul mar caribe, brindando a los huéspedes el concepto de diningtainment, el cual mezcla el entretenimiento y la gastronomía.

Acerca de Blue Diamond Resorts

Blue Diamond Resorts cuenta con un portafolio de más de 45 propiedades, que superan las 18,000 habitaciones en 8 países ubicados en los destinos vacacionales más populares del Caribe. Sus 9 marcas hoteleras líderes comprenden al galardonado All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts, donde Todos son Familia. Sin importar si son vacaciones entre amigos, padres e hijos, parejas, bodas, retiros corporativos o de incentivos o viajeros solos, todos son familia en estas propiedades que ofrecen servicios personalizados y amenidades exclusivas, tales como All-In Connectivity™, DreamBed™ y Sports Event Guarantee™. Para reenfocarse en relaciones y amistades valiosas, Hideaway at Royalton ofrece una experiencia solo para adultos que incluye una exclusiva gastronomía y alojamiento preferencial para reforzar estar unido bajo el concepto Togetherness entre sus huéspedes. Disfrute a su manera en Royalton CHIC Resorts, una marca todo incluido que bajo su concepto “Party Your Way” brinda una vibrante y efervescente experiencia solo para adultos para deleitarse con lo inesperado. A Millas de lo OrdinarioMystique by Royalton ofrece a los viajeros la oportunidad de conectarse con su entorno en una moderna colección de resorts estilo boutique que muestran una vibrante belleza infinita. En Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril promete a huéspedes mayores de 21 años, unas vacaciones únicas Completamente al Natural con todo incluido y acceso a una costa exclusiva para máxima privacidad. Memories Resorts & Spa diseña las mejores experiencias para vacaciones familiares, reunión de amigos o simplemente para relajarse en pareja, mientras que Starfish Resorts ofrece un valor increíble, un entorno impresionante y una rica cultura y herencia. Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts invita a los huéspedes a vacacionar como las estrellas con Vacation Like a Star™, una experiencia atractiva e interactiva con elementos famosos de la cultura pop de películas, música y deportes icónicos, mientras que Planet Hollywood Adult Scene convertirá sus vacaciones solo para adultos en el centro de la fascinación y la atención con glamour y exclusividad.

Para más información acerca de Blue Diamond Resorts, visite www.bluediamondresorts.com

Acerca de Royalton CHIC Resorts

Royalton CHIC Resorts ofrece experiencias vibrantes y efervescentes con todo incluido solo para adultos para festejar a tu manera y deleitarte con lo inesperado. Ubicado en populares destinos del Caribe como Punta Cana, República Dominicana y Cancún, México, esta nueva generación de todo incluido sólo-adultos ofrece experiencias sin precedentes en las que el lujo y la diversión se encuentran en cada lugar idílico. Elija entre relajarse y darse un capricho o salir de fiesta y divertirse, festeje a su manera.
Ideal para parejas, grupos, solteros o amigos, incluyendo las modernas habitaciones y suites All-In Luxury™, la cama premium DreamBed™, una variedad de ofertas culinarias, All-In Connectivity™ y exclusividad a través de la categoría Diamond Club™. Sus huéspedes pueden elegir entre desconectarse por completo y relajarse en el spa o disfrutar de únicos eventos y fiestas temáticas del resort en cada lugar insignia del hotel.

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Archipelago Appoints Sergio Alberto Menéndez as its new Director of Sales & Marketing – The Americas

JAKARTA, Indonesia, July 27, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Southeast Asia’s international hotel management group – Archipelago International has announced the appointment of Sergio Alberto Menéndez as its Director of Sales & Marketing for The Americas region.

Archipelago Appoints Sergio Alberto Menéndez as its new Director of Sales & Marketing – The Americas

“Sergio brings over 20 years of regional sales and marketing expertise and experience to our Group including extensive destination experience of Cuba, which is an important regional market for Archipelago. He joins our team at an exciting time as we implement our ambitious regional expansion strategy. This will see us add 3,500 rooms to our existing regional portfolio of 3,700 rooms across the rest of the Caribbean and Latin America by the end of 2023.” commented Gerard Byrne, Managing Director of Archipelago International.

Archipelago is currently experiencing rapid growth in its hotel portfolio in Asia, the Middle East and the Caribbean, with over 30,000 rooms operating and a further 10,000 under development globally. Following significant investment in its technology and digital platforms in recent years, Archipelago is now partnering with and significantly improving the performance of independent hotels and hotel groups with Powered by Archipelago, its plug and play online connectivity, distribution and revenue management vertical, together with its 10 core brands that cover all hotel categories.

About Archipelago

Southeast Asia’s largest privately owned and independent hotel management group, operates more than 250 hotels, with a further 100 hotels under development across Southeast Asia, the Middle East and the Caribbean. A trusted hotel company with a long track record and more than 40,000 rooms operating or under development in over 70 destinations with brands including ASTON, Collection by ASTON, The Alana, Huxley, Kamuela, Harper, Quest, NEO, favehotels, Nordic and Powered by Archipelago.

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Royal Caribbean Group acquires cruise ship Endeavor, growing Silversea Cruises’ expedition offerings

MIAMI, July 18, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) today announced it has received court approval to acquire the ultra-luxury cruise ship Endeavor. Originally delivered to Crystal Cruises in 2021, the ship will be renamed Silver Endeavour when it officially joins the Group’s wholly owned subsidiary, Silversea Cruises’ fleet, this month.

The purchase price for the vessel was $275 million, significantly below the cost of construction. The vessel was fully financed through a 15-year unsecured term loan, guaranteed by the German export credit agency, Euler Hermes, with no amortization payments in the first two years. The acquisition is expected to be immediately accretive to earnings, cash flow and ROIC.

“With Endeavour, we are seeking to grow our world class fleet to meet the exceptional demand for ultra-luxury expedition cruising, while also enhancing our profitability profile and affirming Silversea’s position as the industry’s leading ultra-luxury and expedition cruise line,” said Jason Liberty, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean Group.

Built to PC6 polar class specifications, the ship can operate all of Silversea’s current expedition itineraries and is designed specifically to take travelers to the world’s most remote destinations, including both polar regions.

“The expedition cruising industry is poised to resume accelerated growth driven by demand among high-end, affluent customers for travel to remote and hard-to-access destinations,” said Roberto Martinoli, president and CEO, Silversea Cruises. “This ship will be the fourth vessel to join Silversea’s fleet since 2020, which demonstrates our commitment to growth.”

Silver Endeavour offers the highest standards in the industry in terms of space-per-guest ratio, and crew-to-guest ratio, as well as top-notch accommodations and public areas. The ship’s state-of-the-art expedition amenities offer guests some of the most immersive and luxury experiences available, including traveling with a fleet of zodiac boats for remote exploration.

“Delivering the best vacations in the world, responsibly, is Royal Caribbean Group’s purpose,” Liberty said. “While our acquisition only covers the physical vessel, we want all of our guests to know we go above and beyond to take care of them.”

As part of the ongoing RCL Cares program, Royal Caribbean Group will protect the deposits of guests who were originally booked on Crystal Endeavor and make a new booking on one of the Group’s global brands – Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Silversea Cruises.

“We believe those Crystal guests will receive back their deposits, but we want to give them added assurance,” Liberty added.

To the extent the Crystal Endeavor guests do not receive their deposits back from Crystal or other sources, the Royal Caribbean Group will refund any amount paid on their new booking up to the amount of their lost deposits from Crystal. Complete terms of the offer will be provided on each brand’s website soon.

Silver Endeavour is scheduled to begin service winter 2022/2023, spending its inaugural season in Antarctica starting November 2022.

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 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 10 ships on order as of June 30, 2022. Learn more at www.royalcaribbeangroup.com or www.rclinvestor.com.

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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 and projections regarding growth in the expedition cruising industry, customer demand, and profitability. 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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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.

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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, 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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Royal Caribbean Group and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Recommit to Partnership

New five-year partnership to establish ambitious, measurable sustainability goals for groundbreaking progress across ship, sea and shore

MIAMI, April 28, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Today, Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL), announced its new commitment to the next phase of its ongoing partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) for guidance and counsel in establishing bold environmental goals and sustainable business practices.

“Healthy, sustainable oceans are paramount to our mission of delivering the best vacations responsibly,” said Royal Caribbean Group CEO Jason Liberty. “Our partnership with WWF encapsulates our belief in continuous improvement and our commitment to advancing our environmental, social and governance (ESG) work. The support and assistance of WWF will be invaluable to realizing this mission as we work to set and achieve our sustainability goals.”

Royal Caribbean Group first partnered with WWF in 2016. Since then, WWF has advised Royal Caribbean Group to embed sustainability into the core of the company’s business and across the industry, promote responsible tourism in priority coastal destinations and help protect the oceans by investing in conservation programs globally. This included establishing bold 2020 sustainability goals that the company has met or exceeded, with the exception of the sustainable seafood sourcing target, which was impacted by global suspension of service from the pandemic.

The next five years of the partnership will focus on setting ambitious, measurable sustainability targets around the reduction of carbon emissions, the sustainable growth and development of the business, sustainable commodity sourcing and tourism, the elimination of single-use plastics and waste management, among other areas.

“Scale matters, particularly in the face of global challenges like climate change and ocean conservation. We’re grateful for the progress Royal Caribbean Group has made toward achieving its sustainability goals since 2016, and we’re energized by an ambition for even greater things to come,” said Carter Roberts, President and CEO of WWF-US. “Our work together is grounded in the reality that people everywhere – from local communities and Indigenous peoples to urban residents and tourists – rely on the ocean for food, livelihoods, and enrichment. We’re committed to doing everything possible to keep ocean ecosystems thriving for the benefit of all people, as well as the many other creatures for whom the ocean is their home.

This year, WWF and Royal Caribbean Group will work together to establish sustainability goals across three key areas of Ship, Sea and Shore:

  • Ship — Continuous improvement of operational sustainability, including emissions, marine mammal protection, seafood sourcing, plastics reduction, and food waste.
  • Sea — Investing in ocean health through targeted philanthropy; engaging with a global science-driven agenda and consumer-facing education and fundraising campaigns.
  • Shore — Embedding principles of sustainable development in projects and increasing sustainability and certification of tour operators.

Royal Caribbean Group will also continue to provide financial support to WWF’s global ocean conservation work through a $5 million philanthropic contribution and collaborate with WWF to build global awareness about ocean conservation issues among Royal Caribbean Group’s millions of guests.

The renewal of the partnership with WWF builds on Royal Caribbean Group’s broader decarbonization strategy, focused on establishing Science-Based Targets (SBT).

To learn more about Royal Caribbean Group’s sustainability efforts visit https://sustainability.rclcorporate.com/. Click here to learn more about Royal Caribbean Group’s “Destination Net Zero” strategy.  Stay up to date by following @NewsfromRCGroup on Twitter and visiting RoyalCaribbeanPressCenter.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 63 ships traveling to more than 1,000 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 10 ships on order as of March 31, 2022. Learn more at www.royalcaribbeangroup.com or www.rclinvestor.com.

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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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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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Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico launches Operational Safety Week 2021

This event, the only one of its kind at the national level, contributes to the promotion of operational security in airports.

This year, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP) urges airports and airport groups to implement their operational safety week as an initiative to expand this event and promote operational safety at the national level

GUADALAJARA, Mexico, Nov. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP), in its third “Operational Safety Week, GAP Safety Week” promotes operational safety with members of the airport community in the airports they manage through training, outreach, and integration activities that allow us to share the importance all employees have in the prevention/mitigation of aviation incidents and accidents.

This year, the topic is “Observe, Identify, and Report,” alluding to the Event Notification System, or Voluntary Reporting System, which allows anyone from the airport community to report on potential dangers to be analyzed and, where appropriate, mitigated.

Between the 22nd and 26th of November, the corporate GAP and the twelve Mexican airports that it manages will actively participate in the event, in association with their airport communities: operational personnel, airlines, ground support service providers, air traffic service, authorities assigned to the airport, and contractors.

Webinars will be held, conducted by GAP, Volaris, Airports of the Southeast (ASUR), Airports and Auxiliary Services (ASA), the airports of Querétaro, Bogotá, and Quito (AIQ), among other organizations and airports, as well as the participation and support of the Federal Civil Aviation Agency (AFAC) and the Latin America & Caribbean region of Airports Council International (ACI-LAC).

This event is the only one of its kind at the national level, and it contributes to the promotion of operational safety at all levels of airport and aviation organizations, which strengthens and maintains commercial air transport as the safest in the world.

At the inauguration, Raúl Revuelta Musalem, General Director of GAP, emphasized the importance of working in a coordinated manner for the benefit of operational safety. “If we have learned anything during this pandemic, it is that only with close collaboration between authorities, airports, airlines, and organizations can we can successfully emerge from a crisis.”

He added, “Above all, collaboration in safety is essential. And this event is the ideal forum for the exchange of experiences, ideas, knowledge, and best practices, with a single objective: to improve the safety of airports and the industry.”

Safety is a pillar and strategic axis for GAP. In 2015, GAP managed to certify the first Mexican airport with the Operational Safety Management System (SMS). Currently, this system is certified in all of their airports, and a continuous effort is being made to improve it through the timely incorporation of new regulatory requirements and best practices in the industry.

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Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, S.A.B. de C.V. (GAP) is a Mexican company operating in the airport sector. GAP manages 12 international airports in Mexico and two in Jamaica with 35 airlines providing service to more than 330 destinations. Shares of GAP are listed on the Mexican and New York stock exchanges.

In 2020, GAP served 27.3 million passengers, with a 56% recovery rate compared to passengers served in 2019 (48.7 million passengers). The airports that GAP manages can be found in:

  • Guadalajara and Tijuana, serving the main metropolitan areas,
  • Mexicali, Hermosillo, Los Mochis, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato and Morelia, serving mid-sized developing cities.
  • La Paz, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo, and Montego Bay, serving some of the most important tourist destinations in the country and the Caribbean.
  • On October 10, 2018, GAP signed a concession contract with the Government of Jamaica to manage, modernize, and expand Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) in the city of Kingston.

The airports managed by GAP in Mexico are owned by the Mexican government, allocated as a 50-year concession beginning in 1998 as part of a national initiative to privatize and improve the quality and safety of the country’s airport services.

In Jamaica, the Montego Bay airport is owned by the government, and the concession granted to manage it is for a period of 30 years, which will end in April 2033. Kingston airport was allocated as a concession for 25 years. GAP took control of its operations and administration in October 2019.

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico believes in the value of each individual and seeks to unleash their potential through education. Mexicans who are better prepared will raise their quality of life and contribute to the development of the country. GAP, in line with its business model and through its Foundation, is committed to being a positive factor for change. We work on two strategic pillars: work with the community through GAP schools and training the airport community with community training centers.

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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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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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