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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Royal Caribbean Group

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hotels that are now part of the Autograph Collection include:

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

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

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

About Sunwing Travel Group

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

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

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

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

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

Los hoteles que ahora forman parte de Autograph Collection incluyen:

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

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

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

Acerca de Sunwing Travel Group

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Royal Caribbean Group Releases 2020 “Seastainability” Report

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

Royal Caribbean Group Releases 2020 “Seastainability” Report

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A further demonstration of the company’s commitment to ESG

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Healthy and Safety Measures for Adventure of the Seas Bahamas Cruises

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

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

About Royal Caribbean International

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Beyond Expectations: Celebrity Cruises’ Newest Ship, Celebrity Beyond, Defies Imagination, Wonder And Luxury

- Globally renowned designers Kelly Hoppen CBE, Nate Berkus and Jouin Manku collaborate with top architect Tom Wright to redefine the new luxury travel experience

World-Famous Chef Daniel Boulud launches first restaurant at sea

goop CEO and Founder Gwyneth Paltrow to serve as Well-Being Advisor

MIAMI, April 28, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Today, Celebrity Cruises President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo unveiled the company’s third ship in the company’s industry-transforming “new luxury” Edge Series® – Celebrity BeyondSM. Designed to give guests endless opportunities to disconnect from the world — while simultaneously reconnecting with the world that surrounds them – Celebrity Beyond goes further than imagined possible for a cruise ship, creating a new world of wonder and luxury.

Inspired by a vision to take the cruise industry into the next era of luxury, Lutoff-Perlo assembled a dream team of modern lifestyle icons to bring to life extraordinary experiences that allow guests to connect with each other, the sea, and their journey. Celebrity Beyond showcases the design talents of multi-award-winning British designer Kelly Hoppen CBE; celebrated American designer Nate Berkus; and lauded Paris-based design firm Jouin Manku; the innovation of British architect Tom Wright; and the culinary gifts of Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud. The ship will also feature experiences and products from goop CEO and founder Gwyneth Paltrow, the brand’s new Well-Being Advisor.

Redefining luxury again, Celebrity Beyond builds on the features and design of its award-winning predecessors Celebrity Edge (2018) and Celebrity Apex(2020) by creating innovative spaces that set the brand apart from others in the industry. Every element of Celebrity Beyond’s look and feel has been carefully curated with re-imagined spaces and more luxurious versions of the brand’s most popular signature spaces, including:

  • The Retreat®, an exclusive resort-within-a-resort area for suite guests, highlighted by a new two-story sundeck;
  • Transformed accommodations from modern two-story villas with private plunge pools to staterooms with infinite verandas, blurring the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living;
  • An expanded Rooftop Garden and stunning Resort Deck featuring unique cantilevered float pools;
  • A multi-level, multi-terraced Sunset Bar redefining the ship’s aft;
  • A first-ever Daniel Boulud fine-dining restaurant at sea;
  • A boldly redesigned Grand Plaza spanning three decks, creating an airy and open indoor space;
  • And, the return of the Magic Carpet®, an engineering feat soaring cantilevered above the sea, offering guests uninterrupted vistas while sipping cocktails or having dinner.

“Celebrity Cruises has always been an innovator at sea, and now we have challenged the status quo with a vessel that goes beyond expectations, beyond imagination,” said Lutoff-Perlo. “Celebrity Beyond shatters any and every preconceived notion of the cruising experience. This exquisite ship offers a journey at the intersection of elegance and approachability filled with what’s important to our guests today: forward-thinking design, culinary excellence, unparalleled well-being and incomparable service.”

“With Celebrity Beyond, we saw an opportunity to take the extraordinary features of Celebrity Edge – like the focus on the connection with the ocean and the grand spaces – and really amplify them,” said Richard Fain, Chairman of Royal Caribbean Group, parent company of Celebrity Cruises. “We focused on providing more openness, height and spaciousness throughout the ship’s most popular spaces. The end result is a next generation ship that embodies the intersection of architecture and design.”

The Retreat: A Resort In and of Itself

One of the most sought-after interior designers in the world, Kelly Hoppen CBE, has reimagined aspects of the design for The Retreat, the unrivaled and exclusive resort space for suite guests, including all new suites, and brought her globally renowned style to outdoor venues such as the Rooftop Garden and the main pool area on the Resort Deck.

The new, two-story Retreat Sundeck will offer more unadulterated outdoor bliss and ways to rejuvenate in the fresh ocean air with secluded cabanas, chic new seating areas, additional water features and the exclusive Retreat Bar. The warm and inviting Retreat Lounge is a newly stylish space to unwind; while Hoppen’s new take on the adjacent private restaurant Luminae, now at the front of the ship, becomes a space where every corner provides a new experience with each visit, in keeping with the daily changing menu.

An array of contemporary suite accommodations featuring fresh color palettes and design details by Hoppen await guests of The Retreat, including the redesigned two-story Edge Villas with outdoor plunge pools, and Celebrity’s famous Iconic Suites, the largest in the fleet, offering better views than the captain’s quarters.

Connecting Two Worlds

Nowhere is more rejuvenating than the open sea, and Celebrity Beyond ensures guests are able to take full advantage of both the luxurious design of the ship while soaking in the world around them.

Perhaps best known for designing the world-famous Burj Al Arab Hotel, lead architect Tom Wright of WKK has expanded the exterior spaces on Celebrity Beyond, transforming them into serene outward-facing sanctuaries leveraging endless ocean vistas and breath-taking panoramas of the extraordinary places the ship will visit. His design both lengthens the ship by 20 meters and raises the ship to 17 decks tall, allowing for the reimagination of The Retreat, the Resort Deck, and the Rooftop Garden – outdoor spaces increasingly important to today’s traveler.

The main open deck, 40 percent larger than on previous Edge Series ships, features an enormous living Rooftop Garden designed by Hoppen and includes increased seating offering new private nooks and more spaces for movie watching, enjoying live music and outdoor dining at the expanded Rooftop Grill. A highlight of this area is Wright’s incorporation of two spectacular floating pools cantilevered six and a half feet over the side of the ship, taking guests beyond the water’s edge.

On the Resort Deck, guests will enjoy a stunning asymmetrical space with a 25-yard lap pool surrounded by a terraced pool deck and new sunken seating areas designed by Hoppen.

Wright also designed the signature Edge SeriesMagic Carpet, a tennis-court sized cantilevered platform that scales the side of the ship and transforms from open-air lounge or restaurant hovering above the ocean along higher decks to a tender platform for going ashore on lower decks.  Featured on Celebrity Beyond, it debuted on Celebrity Edge in 2018 and is still considered one of the most unique design innovations ever for a cruise ship.

Celebrity Cruises’ Edge Series Design Ambassador Nate Berkus stepped into the role of designer himself, to imagine one of the most anticipated venues on Celebrity Beyond – the Sunset Bar. Inside this space that is nearly twice as large as previous iterations, Berkus has created a chic, Moroccan-inspired escape that is reminiscent of a modern-day Casablanca.

Guests will enter through a pergola-covered entrance to enjoy one of the hottest spots at sea. With more conversation niches and covered enclaves to allow guests to connect in a more intimate way, the Sunset Bar’s cascading terraces will combine to provide the perfect place to soak in spectacular views and create unforgettable memories.

Luxury in Every Detail

The core of Celebrity Beyond’s vision of luxury is the Grand Plaza, a transformational place at the center of the ship designed by Jouin Manku — the team responsible for designing the Jules Verne restaurant in the Eiffel Tower — and offering a different experience with every visit. Inspired by the piazzas of Italy that serve as life centers of towns where architecture and social connection become one, the Grand Plaza spans three decks at the heart of the ship, boldly declaring it is the place to see and be seen.

Larger than Grand Plazas on its sister Edge Series ships, the CelebrityBeyond Grand Plaza has an airier atmosphere with more room for intimate seating. The added space allowed designers to move the Martini Bar into the center of the venue as a full, circular bar.

Hanging proudly above the new Martini Bar, the Grand Plaza’s iconic chandelier boasts a new, organic shape with hundreds of individual LED lights that cast an inviting glow at all hours—taking center stage with talented bartenders at night during their exciting and theatrical Flash Flair Fusion performance.

Connected to the Grand Plaza is the top table of culinary excellence at sea, the new, intimate 50-seat restaurant by world-renowned chef Daniel Boulud. Aptly named Le Voyage, travel is the inspiration for the globally inspired flavors within, designed to transport guests to the very places that inspire the Michelin-rated chef. Complementing the menu, world-class sommeliers will pair the perfect wine with every dish from Celebrity Cruises’ “most awarded” wine collection at sea.

Complementing Chef Boulud’s world-class menu is the restaurant’s ambiance, which is also the result of Jouin Manku’s creative talents. Intimate seating cocoons are surrounded by luminous portals highlighting the themes of journey and travel, while graphically lit “glass flutes” provide layers of light and texture to create an enchanting experience.

Providing a sense of occasion and flow, the Le Voyage experience begins with a dedicated entrance and concludes with a customized sweet prepared in Daniel’s own farewell boutique as guests are wished ‘au revoir.’

Rethinking Wellness at Sea

Luxury didn’t stop at the architectural design and culinary experience, but extended into how Celebrity Cruises thought of wellness on Celebrity Beyond. New to the ship are AquaClass SkySuites, an immersive living experience that helps guests find their center. From floor-to-ceiling ocean views, private verandas, luxurious bedding and other wellness amenities, Celebrity Beyond has thought of everything to nourish its guests’ mind, body, and spirit on vacation.

Celebrity Beyond also sets sail with a new partnership with actress and entrepreneur Gwyneth Paltrow, serving as the line’s new Well-being Advisor. All Aqua Class guests across the entire Celebrity Cruises fleet (excluding Galapagos sailings) will be treated to onboard wellness offerings, including fitness kits from Paltrow’s modern lifestyle brand goop, aimed at enhancing self-care and collective well-being. Paltrow and her team at goop will also curate onboard wellness programming and participate in the line’s new Women in Wellness initiative.

Welcome Beyond

Celebrity Beyond will depart on her maiden voyage on April 27, 2022 from Southampton, England, on a 10-night Western Europe cruise visiting Bordeaux, France; Lisbon, Portugal; and Seville, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona, Spain. She will then offer a variety of Mediterranean journeys including nine-night Italian Riviera and France itineraries and 10-night Greek Isles itineraries through early October, when she then heads to the Caribbean. Voyages are on sale as of April 28, 2021 at 3p.m. ET. For more information on all of Celebrity Beyond’s inaugural 2022-2023 sailings, visit https://www.celebritycruises.com/cruise-ships/celebrity-beyond.

Like her industry-changing sister ships, Celebrity Edge and Celebrity Apex, the former of which was named one of TIME Magazine’s “World’s Greatest Places” following her 2018 debut season, Celebrity Beyond will connect guests to the breath-taking world around them like never before. Celebrity Cruises’ onboard and onshore experiences stand it apart as a new luxury travel brand without comparison. For more information on all Celebrity Cruises’ offerings and to book the vacation of a lifetime, visit www.celebritycruises.com.

About Celebrity Cruises
Celebrity Cruises’ iconic “X” is the mark of a fleet of 14 award-winning ships redefining luxury cruise travel with cool, contemporary design and accommodation; dining, spa and entertainment experiences for modern tastes; and culturally rich and diverse destination experiences, all complemented by warm, personalized service. Celebrity has pioneered many industry firsts at sea, including: the first use of solar panels on a cruise ship; the first to eliminate use of plastic water bottles; the first American female Captain of a cruise ship; the first-ever all-female bridge and officer team sailing; the first West African woman to work on the bridge of a cruise ship; and one of the first legal same-sex weddings performed at sea. Driven by wanderlust and a passion for opening the world, Celebrity journeys to all seven continents, visiting nearly 300 destinations in more than 70 countries. Celebrity Cruises is one of five cruise brands operated by global cruise company Royal Caribbean Group. (NYSE: RCL).

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

Designer Quotes

“There is something about being at sea and looking for the destination that is coming up that is really quite special and is the reason I sail. The design of the ship is what provides that window to the world – the vantage point. More space on Beyond created a bigger ‘window’ and enabled us to add elements that I had always dreamed of for Celebrity’s Edge Series like the float pools hanging off the ship. It all adds to the perspective that will be unmatched in the travel experience it offers.”  — Tom Wright, lead architect, WKK

“All of these spaces are so integral to the ship and people’s experience. For me, the design project became all about this idea that every day someone’s going to feel different and want to do something different but always want the ultimate holiday. So, there’s music, drinks and places to come together but also cocoons and places of solitude. The beauty of this ship is that there is so much opportunity to be who you want to be.” — Kelly Hoppen CBE, designer

“When a good designer thinks about how something should look, they’re thinking about how people should feel. I took inspiration from some of my favorite places in the world – the best parts of Mexico, the best parts of Greece, the best parts of Uruguay with the best parts of California. I wanted this space to represent aspiration. I wanted it to represent relaxation, in an upmarket way.” — Nate Berkus, designer

“Le Voyage will be a culinary journey like no other and will reflect the flavors of the destinations the ship will visit. The menu will be grounded in the DNA of my French roots, but, at the same time, it’s going to be very adventurous. My goal is to create a wonderfully comfortable environment where the food is center stage. I want this to be the most special restaurant at sea.” — Daniel Boulud, chef

“Guests really gravitated to this area [the Grand Plaza] on Celebrity Edge, making it the most popular gathering spot on the ship. So, we expanded the area and then took a lot of inspiration from modern opera halls for the design – opening it up, giving it a loftier, airier atmosphere. The added space not only lends itself to more guest interaction but also allows for more intimate seating areas for guests to escape to.” — Sanjit Manku, co-founder, Jouin Manku

“At goop, our curiosity leads us to explore different approaches to well-being and sends us around the world, reporting on the best places to eat, drink, engage, and unwind. Near the nexus of these interests, we came across Celebrity’s mission to disrupt the traditional notion of being well-traveled. As Celebrity’s new well-being advisor, I’ll be working with my team at goop to bring onboard some of our favorite practices and tools for deepening well-being and joy.” — Gwyneth Paltrow, CEO and founder of goop

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Avianca appoints CellPoint Digital for ambitious payment orchestration project

CellPoint Digital tasked with delivering game-changing payment orchestration solution across all channels in all markets for the leading Latin American airline.

MIAMI, March 31, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Avianca, the oldest commercial airline in the world, has partnered with CellPoint Digital to improve customer experience when purchasing services and optimising payments across their entire global operation. This payment orchestration project is one of the most ambitious undertaken by an airline to date and will also address the specific complexities of payment in Latin America.

Using its leading Velocity Payment Orchestration Platform (POP), CellPoint Digital will assemble and manage a unique payment eco-system for Avianca to ease our customers’ payment process and simplify internal processes. Over five Payment Service Providers, 40+ acquirers, and over 40+ payment methods will be fully integrated, allowing for frictionless payments worldwide. Velocity will enable Avianca to deploy 25+ new payment methods, including global e-wallets with Latin American-specific choices plus new European options to offer our customers a variety of options.

Velocity’s roll-out will replace several current payment solutions with a single platform, radically accelerating the time to market for new acquirers and payment methods and automating key back-end processes such as refund and reconciliation. All transactions are dynamically routed to save cost and ensure the lowest rejection rate. Failed or refused transactions are automatically retried through an alternative route to maximise acceptance rates.

Alvaro Rosales, Payment Methods Manager at Avianca Holdings, says: “Offering to our customers their preferred payment method in an appealing and agile manner is critical for an excellent purchasing experience and also having a significant impact on our costs. It’s a challenge for a global airline to develop the eco-system needed to optimise payments, especially with the variety of local requirements for Latin America. Therefore, we needed an independent and agnostic payment orchestrator to process, optimise and automate all our payments through all our channels. CellPoint Digital’s advanced Payment Orchestration Platform will enable us to improve the purchasing experience for our customers and execute our payment strategy, boost our payment acceptance rate and reduce our average payment costs.”

As the Payment Orchestration Platform will be deployed across all digital channels, including B2C (website, mobile app, chatbot), B2B, distributors and traditional channels (call centre, airport or city ticket offices), Avianca customers will benefit from a consistent and enhanced payment experience whichever channel they use. They will be invited to store their cards for future payments and enjoy a new level of flexibility: to pay in their currency of choice, to pay with vouchers or miles, to split payments between several methods, to pay in installments or to pay by simply clicking a weblink.

“We are delighted to partner with Avianca, a flagship airline that has achieved longevity through innovation and is now trailblazing in the area of payment orchestration. We share their vision that optimising payments will make a significant difference to faster recovery while delivering a unique advantage well into the foreseeable future,” says Kristian Gjerding, CEO of CellPoint Digital. “In such challenging times, an airline cannot afford to lose a customer because their payment did not go through or they didn’t find their preferred payment method. Reducing cross-border transactions provides a broad opportunity for global airlines to save costs. However, integrating multiple payment options brings much more complexity, and this is where Velocity will help Avianca: ultimately making it simpler to operate a much more complex payment eco-system.”

For more information about CellPoint Digital’s partnership with Avianca or to interview Kristian Gjerding, CEO of CellPoint Digital, please contact Becky Sales at becky@skyparlour.com.

About CellPoint Digital
We make payments easier™ for airlines, travel companies and other international merchants and their customers.

CellPoint Digital is both a fintech and a traveltech company. We provide powerful payment and digital commerce solutions that enable merchants to simplify their systems, unify their customer experience and boost their digital transactions across websites, mobile apps and other channels. CellPoint Digital offers two omni-channel modular platforms. Velocity is a unique Payment Orchestration Platform that optimises all digital payment transactions, from cards or alternative payment methods, and accelerates the deployment of new payment options. Voyage is a full digital platform that masters the entire customer sales cycle (Promote, Sell, Pay, Serve). CellPoint Digital has offices in Copenhagen, Dallas, Dubai, London, Miami, Pune and Singapore. Visit www.cellpointdigital.com to learn more.

About Avianca Airlines.
Avianca is the commercial brand regrouping freight, passenger and cargo airlines. Avianca has been flying uninterrupted for 100 years. With a fleet of 158 aircraft, Avianca serves 76 destinations in 27 countries within the Americas and Europe. Avianca transported 30 million passengers in 2019 and achieved US$4.6 billion revenues. Avianca is part of the Star Alliance network and offers a leading LifeMiles™ loyalty programme. Learn more on www.aviancaholdings.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Summer 2021 Heats Up With New Royal Caribbean Cruises From Bermuda

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Royal Caribbean International

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Itinerary Highlights

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

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

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

Experiences in Store on Adventure of the Seas

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Royal Caribbean International

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

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

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

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Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun debuts in picturesque Costa Mujeres

CaribPR Wire, TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 29, 2021: Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts is thrilled to announce the opening of its newest all-inclusive luxury property, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun, on Friday, January 29, 2021. Featuring an array of amenities, services and A-list exclusives, the highly anticipated resort transforms the everyday all-inclusive vacation into a blockbuster getaway.

“It’s been an amazing journey leading my all-star cast of employees to prepare for the grand opening of Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun,” said General Manager Jonathan Iriarte. “The Planet Hollywood brand is dedicated to delivering unique and memorable experiences, and with this new resort we wanted to rewrite the script on what an all-inclusive vacation should look like. We can’t wait for our guests to experience the resort’s VIP line-up of features and attractions.”

Situated in the exclusive resort enclave of Costa Mujeres, a charming, pristine peninsula just north of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun invites travelers to Vacation Like a Star™ in one of Mexico’s most beautiful beachfront locations, surrounded by turquoise waters and sprawling mangroves. With 898-luxury suites, world-class restaurants and modern wellness features, plus curated entertainment-themed experiences and authentic Hollywood memorabilia, it is the ideal resort for families, couples, friends and business professionals looking for a getaway like no other.

A range of exciting PH Experiences will allow guests to discover the wonders of Costa Mujeres while the resort’s PH Attractions set the stage for action-packed features on-site – including four swimming pools, a lazy river, Shipwreck Cove and Jurassic Splash Park, FlowRider® surf simulator, Labyrinth, a mini-golf course and the first-of-its-kind Planet Play Adventure Park. Children can enjoy supervised activities at the Stars Kids Club™, a unique kids club program designed to spark the imagination of younger guests, and the whole family can catch a front row seat at the theater to watch fan-favorite movies and classic films.

Delivering today’s hottest culinary trends from the resort’s ‘Crave – World of Flavors’ program, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun‘s selection of 11 restaurants, including celebrity Chef Guy Fieri’s Burger Joint, will take guests on a culinary adventure spanning from Mexico to Japan, Italy and India. Guests can also enjoy a Chef’s Table experience featuring a personal Chef and custom crafted menu of dishes catered to each person’s unique tastes. Another new venue, Studio Disco Bar & Lounge is the perfect place to live the VIP experience and dance the night away in paradise. With everything from specialty coffees to vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free choices, Planet Hollywood is committed to providing a memorable, highlight-reel worthy experience for each and every guest.

Additional all-star features and amenities include:

  • The PH Spa, inspired by the Golden Age of Hollywood, which promises total relaxation and rejuvenation with deep immersive therapies, soothing massages, showers, a steam room, sauna, hydrotherapy pool and an ice fountain.
  • The resort’s professionally designed wellness program, PHIT, which brings active vacationers top-trending fitness regimes straight from Hollywood.
  • The state-of-the-art PUMPED Fitness Centre which offers first-class workouts with professional instructors, daily classes and the latest cardio and strength-training equipment. The resort also features tennis courts and a world-class outdoor facility.
  • A modern and spacious Convention Center that will transform any conference or board meeting into a full red-carpet experience, with a capacity of up to 1,300 guests.
  • A variety of wedding packages fit for the big screen, plus on-site wedding coordinators to take care of all the details.
  • Monthly special events and daily activities for guests of all ages, from Hollywood Tribute Nights to Retro Wednesdays.
  • Signature brand offerings, including the Your Soundtrack™ music program, where guests can curate a soundtrack for their vacation and Plugged-In™, a personal command center to help guests do anything from ordering room service to booking excursions, along with free Wi-Fi throughout the resort.
  • Other brand offerings include the Main Event Guarantee™, allowing guests to catch all major events in real time and STAR Class™, delivering the full star experience with exclusive amenities and extraordinary service.

Introducing a new way to Vacation like a Star™, Planet Hollywood Adult Scene Cancun, the brand’s first-ever adults-only resort-within-a-resort concept, allows guests 18 years and older to enjoy Planet Hollywood’s signature celebrity-inspired experience in an exclusive resort setting. This upscale oasis is comprised of 332 suites with A-lister amenities including hand-crafted PHabulous Beds™, ceiling-mounted rain showers and plush bathrobes and slippers. Adult Scene also features its own private beachfront and pool area, complete with a swim-up bar and waiter service, two specialty restaurants reserved exclusively for Adult Scene guests – the Braza Grill & Churrascaria and Catch Seafood Restaurant – in addition to full access to the amenities and facilities at the wider Planet Hollywood resort.

For more information or to book your all-inclusive vacation, visit www.planethollywoodhotels.com or contact your Travel Agent.

About Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts

Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts offer luxurious vacation settings where guests can get close to authentic Hollywood memorabilia, enjoy entertainment-themed facilities and Vacation Like A Star™ in some of the most sought-after locales – including Costa Rica’s Pura Vida paradise, the beautiful beaches of Cancun and coming soon, Sint Maarten. For those looking for the full A-list treatment, the Star Class™ upgrade provides members with a Personal Agent to maximize their experience, including access to the exclusive STAR Class™ Lounge, a rider to customize their in-room mini-bar, a pillow menu for the perfect night’s sleep and more. Planet Hollywood’s Adult Scene is a lavish haven for those 18+, offering uninterrupted cocktails and sunset views for a blockbuster vacation experience. Designed for those who want to be dazzled by the marvels of technology, Planet Hollywood Resorts are a step ahead, delivering guests superior luxury and innovation with the convenient Plugged In™ program, enabling a keyless and cashless environment for guests, unlimited Wi-Fi and a PHTV channel to stay informed.

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Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun debuta en la atractiva Costa Mujeres

Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun
Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun debuta en la atractiva Costa Mujeres

CaribPR Wire, TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 29, 2021: Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts se complace en anunciar la apertura de su nueva propiedad de lujo todo incluido, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun, este viernes 29 de enero de 2021. Con su amplia variedad de facilidades, servicios y exclusividades de primer nivel, el tan esperado complejo transformará las vacaciones tradicionales con todo incluido en un verdadero éxito de cartelera.

Guiar a este gran elenco de empleados estelares en la preparación de la gran inauguración de Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun ha sido una experiencia increíble“, dijo su gerente general Jonathan Iriarte. “La marca Planet Hollywood se dedica a brindar experiencias únicas y memorables, y con este nuevo resort queríamos reescribir el guion sobre cómo deberían de ser unas verdaderas vacaciones con todo incluido. Estamos impacientes de que nuestros huéspedes puedan experimentar nuestra gama de características VIP y las increíbles atracciones del resort.

Situado en el exclusivo enclave turístico de Costa Mujeres, una encantadora e inmaculada península al norte de la Zona Hotelera de Cancún, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun invita a sus huéspedes a disfrutar del concepto Vacation Like a Star™ en uno de los lugares frente al mar más hermosos de México, rodeado de aguas turquesas y extensos manglares. Con 898 suites de lujo, restaurantes de clase mundial y modernas instalaciones de bienestar, además de una selección de actividades de entretenimiento temático y decorado con auténticos objetos provenientes de diferentes clásicos de culto de Hollywood; Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun es el resort ideal para familias, parejas, amigos y profesionales de negocios que buscan una escapada sin igual.

Los huéspedes podrán descubrir las maravillas de la famosa Costa Mujeres gracias a la gran variedad de experiencias que ofrece PH Experiences; mientras que las atracciones PH serán indudablemente el escenario ideal de divertidos e inolvidables momentos llenos de acción, las cuales incluyen cuatro piscinas, un río lento, una piscina de chapoteo ambientada en un barco pirata y el Jurassic Splash Park, el simulador de surf FlowRider®, un laberinto de setos, un campo de minigolf y el primer Planet Play Adventure Park, el primer parque de juegos de su tipo. Los niños pueden disfrutar de actividades supervisadas en el Stars Kids Club™, el club infantil con un programa diseñado para despertar la imaginación de los más pequeños, mientras que toda la familia puede tomar asiento en primera fila en el cine donde podrán disfrutar de sus películas favoritas y de los clásicos que nunca pasan de moda.

Siguiendo las tendencias culinarias más modernas, con su programa ‘Crave – World of Flavors’, el cual incluye una gran selección de 11 restaurantes temáticos contando el famoso Guy Fieri’s Burger Joint, Planet Hollywood Cancun llevará a sus huéspedes en una aventura culinaria viajando desde México hasta Japón, pasando por Italia y La India. Además podrán disfrutar de la exclusiva experiencia Chef’s Table, con un chef personal y un menú personalizado para satisfacer los gustos únicos de cada huésped. Cuando cae la noche, Studio Disco Bar & Lounge es el nuevo lugar para vivir la verdadera experiencia VIP y bailar toda la noche en el paraíso. Hay de todo y para todos, desde cafés especiales hasta opciones veganas, vegetarianas y sin gluten, Planet Hollywood se compromete a brindar una experiencia memorable y destacada para todos y cada uno de sus huéspedes.

Otras características e instalaciones dignas de las celebridades son:

  • El PH Spa, inspirado en la Edad de Oro de Hollywood, para una sesión de relajación y rejuvenecimiento incomparables incluyendo terapias de inmersión profunda, masajes relajantes, duchas, baño de vapor, sauna, piscina de hidroterapia y fuente de hielo.
  • El programa de salud y bienestar PHIT, diseñado profesionalmente por la marca para ofrecer a los más activos los mejores regímenes de entrenamiento físico inspirados directamente de Hollywood.
  • PUMPED Fitness Center, un centro de acondicionamiento físico de última generación con instructores profesionales y rutinas físicas de primera categoría, clases todos los días y lo último en equipos cardiovasculares y de fuerza. Además canchas de tenis y una instalación al aire libre de clase mundial.
  • Un moderno y espacioso Centro de Convenciones que transformará cualquier conferencia o reunión en evento de alfombra roja, con una capacidad de hasta 1.300 invitados.
  • Gran variedad de paquetes de bodas de película, con coordinadores de destino para cuidar todos los detalles.
  • Eventos especiales cada mes y actividades diarias para huéspedes de todas las edades, desde Noches de Tributo a Hollywood hasta Miércoles Retro.
  • Valores adicionales de la marca, como el programa Your Soundtrack™, donde los huéspedes pueden seleccionar la banda sonora que representará sus vacaciones y Plugged-In™, el programa de conectividad que les permite hacer muchas cosas, desde pedir servicio a la habitación hasta hacer reservas de excursiones y actividades, además de brindar Wi-Fi gratis por todo el resort.
  • Entre otros valores agregados encontramos en concepto Main Event Guarantee™, para que los huéspedes puedan ver todos los eventos importantes en tiempo real y STAR Class™, para vivir una verdadera experiencia de celebrity con comodidades exclusivas y un servicio extraordinario.

Planet Hollywood Adult Scene Cancun presenta una nueva forma de disfrutar la experiencia vacacional Vacation like a Star™. Se trata de la primera propiedad con el concepto de ‘resort dentro de un resort’ exclusivo para adultos de la marca Planet Hollywood, el cual permite a los huéspedes mayores de 18 años disfrutar de una experiencia Planet Hollywood inspirada en las celebridades dentro de un entorno muy exclusivo. Este oasis de lujo se compone de 332 suites con facilidades de primer nivel que incluyen PHabulous Beds™, colchones hechos a mano, duchas tipo lluvia montadas en el techo y suaves batas y pantuflas. Adult Scene también cuenta con su propia área privada frente a la playa y la piscina, con un bar en la piscina y servicio de camareros, dos restaurantes de especialidades exclusivos para los huéspedes de Adult Scene, los restaurantes Braza Grill & ChurrascariaCatch Seafood, además de acceso a las demás facilidades e instalaciones de todo el resto del complejo Planet Hollywood.

Para más información o para reservar sus vacaciones con todo incluido, visite www.planethollywoodhotels.com o comuníquese con su agente de viajes.

Acerca de Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts

Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts ofrece vacaciones de lujo en lugares donde los huéspedes pueden acercarse a auténticos objetos provenientes de las más famosas películas de Hollywood, mientras disfrutan de instalaciones con entretenimiento temático y el concepto Vacation Like A Staren algunos de los destinos más solicitados, incluyendo el paraíso de la Pura Vida de Costa Rica y próximamente, Las hermosas playas de Cancún y Sint Maarten. Aquellos en busca de la auténtica experiencia de celebrity, pueden subir a la categoría Star Class™, la cual ofrece a sus miembros un agente personal para maximizar su experiencia, acceso al exclusivo salón STAR Class, la opción de personalizar su mini-bar en la habitación, un menú de almohadas para una noche de sueño perfecta, entre muchos otros beneficios. El hotel Adult Scene de Planet Hollywood es un lujoso refugio para mayores de 18 años, que ofrece cócteles sin cesar y preciosos atardeceres para una experiencia vacacional de gran éxito. Diseñados para aquellos que desean deslumbrarse con las maravillas de la tecnología, los resorts de Planet Hollywood van un paso por delante, brindando a sus huéspedes un nivel superior de lujo e innovación con el práctico programa Plugged In™, que permite un entorno sin llaves y sin efectivo para los huéspedes, WIFI ilimitado y un canal PHTV para mantenerse informado.

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Royal Caribbean Group appoints Amy C. McPherson to Board of Directors

MIAMI, Dec. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) today announced the appointment of Amy C. McPherson, former president and managing director of Europe for Marriott International, to its Board of Directors. Her appointment was effective as of December 21, 2020.

“I am honored to welcome Amy to our board of directors,” said Richard D. Fain, Royal Caribbean Group’s chairman and CEO. “Her many years of involvement in the growth of the travel industry, as well as her deep experience in the development of international markets, will be a valuable addition to the board.”

McPherson spent more than 30 years in leadership roles at Marriott International, including 10 years of service as the company’s president and managing director of Europe, until her retirement in 2019.  While at Marriott, she was recognized as one of 25 outstanding “Women Who Mean Business” by the Washington Business Journal.

Ms. McPherson is former Vice Chair of the Executive Advisory Council at James Madison University College of Business. Currently, she is a principal investor in KidsKnowBest, a full-service creative agency providing strong brand solutions for the social age powered by kids.

About Royal Caribbean Group

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., doing business as Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL), is a cruise vacation company that owns four global brands: Royal Caribbean InternationalCelebrity CruisesAzamara and Silversea.  Royal Caribbean Group is also a 50% owner of a joint venture that operates TUI Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Together, our brands operate 61 ships with an additional 15 on order as of December 21, 2020.  Learn more at www.rclcorporate.com or www.rclinvestor.com.

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Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun to Debut January 2021

CaribPR Wire, TORONTO, Dec. 15, 2020: Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts announced today that the highly anticipated Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun will open its doors on January 29, 2021, in the exclusive resort enclave of Costa Mujeres, located just north of Cancun’s Hotel Zone.

As the all-inclusive Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun nears completion and prepares to roll out the red carpet for its grand debut, guests can look forward to Vacationing Like a Star™ in one of Mexico’s newest and most sought-after beachfront locales, as well as experiencing the elevated and luxurious facilities included within their stay – from the 13 world-class dining options, 11 bars and café, four pools, a lazy river and Jurassic Splash Park, to A-lister amenities including Planet Play ($), PH Spa ($), PUMPED Fitness Center, Star Kids Club and much more.

Cancun’s hottest new beach resort, Planet Hollywood will boast curated entertainment-themed experiences and authentic Hollywood memorabilia from 40 cult classics, as well as a blockbuster list of activities and adventures for travelers of all ages. A range of exciting PH Experiences allow guests to discover the wonders of the famed Costa Mujeres while the resort’s PH Attractions are sure to set the stage for action-packed features on-site. Planet Hollywood Adult Scene Cancun, the hospitality brand’s first-ever adults-only ‘resort-within-a-resort’ concept, is also set to debut at this time allowing guests (18+) to enjoy exclusive pool and beach areas, specialty restaurants and preferred accommodations, in addition to full access to the amenities and facilities at the wider Planet Hollywood resort.

For more information or to book your all-inclusive vacation, visit www.planethollywoodhotels.com or contact your Travel Agent.

About Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts
Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts offer luxurious vacation settings where guests can get close to authentic Hollywood memorabilia, enjoy entertainment-themed facilities and Vacation Like A Star™ in some of the most sought-after locales – including Costa Rica’s Pura Vida paradise and coming soon, the beautiful beaches of Cancun and Sint Maarten. For those looking for the full A-list treatment, the Star Class™ upgrade provides members with a Personal Agent to maximize their experience, including access to the exclusive STAR Class™ Lounge, a rider to customize their in-room mini-bar, a pillow menu for the perfect night’s sleep and more. Planet Hollywood’s Adult Scene is a lavish haven for those 18+, offering uninterrupted cocktails and sunset views for a blockbuster vacation experience. Designed for those who want to be dazzled by the marvels of technology, Planet Hollywood Resorts are a step ahead, delivering guests superior luxury and innovation with the convenient Plugged In™ program, enabling a keyless and cashless environment for guests, unlimited WIFI and a PHTV channel to stay informed.

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Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun abre sus puertas en enero de 2021

Junior Suite de Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun
Junior Suite de Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun, apertura el 29 de enero de 2021
Star Class™ Producer’s Suite de Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun
Star Class™ Producer’s Suite de Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun, apertura el 29 de enero de 2021
Star Class™ Producer’s Suite de Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun
Star Class™ Producer’s Suite de Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun, apertura el 29 de enero de 2021

CaribPR Wire, TORONTO, Dec. 15, 2020: Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts anunció hoy que el tan esperado Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun abrirá sus puertas el 29 de enero de 2021, en el exclusivo enclave turístico de Costa Mujeres, ubicado al norte de la Zona Hotelera de Cancún.

A medida que el hotel todo incluido Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun se acerca a la recta final y se prepara para desplegar la alfombra roja para su gran apertura, sus huéspedes comienzan a prepararse para disfrutar del concepto Vacation Like a Star™ en uno de los lugares frente al mar más nuevos y valorados de México, con el fin de experimentar desde las elevadas y lujosas instalaciones incluidas, las cuales incluyen 13 opciones gastronómicas de clase mundial, 11 bares y cafés, cuatro piscinas, un río lento y el Jurassic Splash Park; hasta instalaciones de primera clase, como Planet Play ($), PH Spa ($), PUMPED Fitness Center, Star Kids Club y mucho más.

Planet Hollywood, el nuevo resort de playa más popular de Cancún, contará con seleccionadas experiencias de entretenimiento y estará repleto de auténticos objetos provenientes de 40 clásicos de culto de Hollywood, así como una lista de exitosas actividades y aventuras para viajeros de todas las edades. Toda una variedad de emocionantes Experiencias PH permitirán a los huéspedes descubrir las maravillas de la famosa Costa Mujeres, mientras que las atracciones PH serán indudablemente el escenario ideal para crear divertidos e inolvidables momentos llenos de acción. Planet Hollywood Adult Scene Cancun, la primera propiedad con concepto de ‘resort dentro de un resort’ de la marca exclusiva para adultos, también hará su gran debut y permitirá a los huéspedes (mayores de 18 años) disfrutar de áreas exclusivas de piscina y playa, restaurantes de especialidades y alojamiento preferencial, además de un acceso exclusivo a las comodidades e instalaciones del extenso Planet Hollywood.

Para más información o para reservar sus vacaciones con todo incluido, visite www.planethollywoodhotels.com o comuníquese con su agente de viajes.

Acerca de Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts
Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts ofrece vacaciones de lujo en lugares donde los huéspedes pueden acercarse a auténticos objetos provenientes de las más famosas películas de Hollywood, mientras disfrutan de instalaciones con entretenimiento temático y el concepto Vacation Like A Star ™ en algunos de los destinos más solicitados, incluyendo el paraíso de la Pura Vida de Costa Rica y próximamente, Las hermosas playas de Cancún y Sint Maarten. Aquellos en busca de la auténtica experiencia de celebrity, pueden subir a la categoría Star Class ™, la cual ofrece a sus miembros un agente personal para maximizar su experiencia, acceso al exclusivo salón STAR Class ™, la opción de personalizar su mini-bar en la habitación, un menú de almohadas para una noche de sueño perfecta, entre muchos otros beneficios. El hotel Adult Scene de Planet Hollywood es un lujoso refugio para mayores de 18 años, que ofrece cócteles sin cesar y preciosos atardeceres para una experiencia vacacional de gran éxito. Diseñados para aquellos que desean deslumbrarse con las maravillas de la tecnología, los resorts de Planet Hollywood van un paso por delante, brindando a sus huéspedes un nivel superior de lujo e innovación con el práctico programa Plugged In ™, que permite un entorno sin llaves y sin efectivo para los huéspedes, WIFI ilimitado y un canal PHTV para mantenerse informado.

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Blue Diamond Resorts Celebrates a Decade of Success

CaribPR Wire, TORONTO, Nov. 02, 2020: Blue Diamond Resorts, the Caribbean’s fastest-growing resort management group, celebrates its tenth anniversary. Founded in 2010, the Canadian owned-and-operated hotel group has grown exponentially over the past decade, since opening its first property in 2011 to now managing 45 resorts in ten countries.

“Blue Diamond Resorts began as a small team with a big dream – to provide travelers with unparalleled vacations in paradisiac destinations,” shared Jordi Pelfort, President of Hotels and Resorts, Sunwing Travel Group, “Combining our passion for hospitality with our determination, I am proud and humbled by all that we have achieved in our first decade of business.”

With an impressive portfolio of hotels in the most sought-after Caribbean locales, the hotel chain continues to diversify by developing new brands and breaking ground in new destinations. Most recently, the hotel chain expanded Royalton Luxury Resorts by rebranding three of its existing properties, reopening as Royalton CHIC Punta Cana, Royalton CHIC Suites Cancun and Royalton Splash Punta Cana and integrating its boutique hotel chain Mystique by Royalton under the brand umbrella.

Despite the challenges that COVID-19 presented, Blue Diamond Resorts has remained steadfast in achieving its targets. Early in 2020 the hotel chain opened the stunning Royalton Grenada Resort & Spa as a result of the joint venture with Rex Hotels involving seven properties and 1,500 rooms in five islands in the Eastern Caribbean. Located on two white-sand beaches in Tamarind Bay, Royalton Grenada is the perfect vacation destination for discerning travelers in search of a luxurious beach getaway. Still to come in 2020, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun and Planet Hollywood Adult Scene Cancun will be making their grand debut on the stunning shores of Costa Mujeres on December 15, 2020.

To celebrate a decade of incredible getaways, the hotel manage group has extended its massive Royalton 10-Year Anniversary Sale until November 25, 2020. From family-friendly vacations to romantic couples’ retreats, Royalton Luxury Resorts offers guests of all ages an unforgettable vacation experience. With prices starting at $85 USD per person per night and up to $600 in resort recredits, there’s never been a better time to escape to paradise with Royalton Luxury Resorts. Travelers can head to paradise with confidence thanks to Blue Diamond Resorts’ All-In Medical Assistance and Safety-Assured Vacations commitment to uphold the highest international health and safety standards throughout its hotels.

About Blue Diamond Resorts

Since its inception in 2011, Blue Diamond Resorts has curated an impressive portfolio encompassing 45 properties, exceeding 15,500 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 Resorts 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.

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Blue Diamond Resorts celebra una década de éxito

CaribPR Wire, TORONTO, Nov. 02, 2020: Blue Diamond Resorts, el grupo de administración hotelera de más rápido crecimiento en el Caribe, celebra su décimo aniversario. Fundado en 2010, el grupo canadiense de propiedad y administración hotelera ha crecido exponencialmente durante la última década desde que abrió su primera propiedad, Memories Caribe, en 2011, administrando ahora 45 resorts en diez países.

“Blue Diamond Resorts comenzó con un pequeño equipo y un gran sueño: brindar a los viajeros unas vacaciones inigualables en destinos paradisíacos”, compartió Jordi Pelfort, presidente de Hoteles y Resorts, Sunwing Travel Group, “Combinando nuestra pasión por la hospitalidad con nuestra determinación, me siento orgulloso y honrado de todo lo que hemos logrado en nuestra primera década de actividad”.

Con una impresionante cartera de hoteles en los lugares más buscados del Caribe, la cadena hotelera continúa diversificándose mediante el desarrollo de nuevas marcas y la apertura de nuevos destinos. Más recientemente, la cadena hotelera expandió su marca Royalton Luxury Resorts cambiando el nombre de tres de sus existentes propiedades, las cuales reabrieron como Royalton CHIC Punta Cana, Royalton CHIC Suites Cancún y Royalton Splash Punta Cana, e integrando su cadena de hoteles boutique Mystique by Royalton bajo el paraguas de la marca.

A pesar de los desafíos que presentó COVID-19, Blue Diamond Resorts se ha mantenido firme en el logro de sus objetivos. A principios de 2020, la cadena hotelera abrió el impresionante Royalton Grenada Resort & Spa como resultado de la colaboración con Rex Hotels, la cual involucra siete propiedades y 1.500 habitaciones en cinco islas en el Caribe Oriental. Ubicado en dos playas de arena blanca en Tamarind Bay, Royalton Grenada es el destino de vacaciones perfecto para los viajeros exigentes en busca de una lujosa escapada a la playa. Aún por llegar en 2020, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancún y Planet Hollywood Adult Scene Cancún harán su gran debut en las impresionantes playas de Costa Mujeres el 15 de diciembre de 2020.

Para celebrar una década de escapadas increíbles, el grupo de administración hotelera ha extendido su gran oferta de décimo aniversario hasta el 25 de noviembre de 2020. Desde vacaciones para familias hasta retiros románticos para parejas, Royalton Luxury Resorts ofrece a huéspedes de todas las edades inolvidables experiencias vacacionales. Con precios desde $ 85 USD por persona por noche y hasta $ 600 en cupones de resort, nunca ha habido un mejor momento para escapar al paraíso con Royalton Luxury Resorts. Los viajeros pueden viajar al paraíso con confianza gracias a los programas All-In Medical AssistanceVacaciones con Seguridad Garantizada de Blue Diamond Resorts, implementados con el fin de mantener los más altos estándares internacionales de salud y seguridad en todos sus hoteles.

Acerca de Blue Diamond Resorts
Desde su inauguración en 2010, Blue Diamond Resorts ha crecido exitosamente hasta convertirse en la empresa de gestión hotelera de más rápido crecimiento en el Caribe, con 45 propiedades que sobrepasan las 15,500 habitaciones en 10 países. Con un enfoque innovador para diferenciar marcas según las demandas específicas de cada mercado, la cartera de Blue Diamond Resorts incluye productos diferenciados según los presupuestos y los intereses de sus clientes, desde elegantes propiedades sólo para adultos, hasta resorts llenos de diversión para las familias. Los galardonados resorts de lujo Royalton Luxury Resorts rediseñan la experiencia todo incluido al ofrecer amenidades exclusivas que incluyen All-In Connectivity™, el moderno concepto de Sports Event Guarantee™ y elementos de bienestar en las habitaciones y suites. Las submarcas de Royalton solo para adultos incluyen Hideaway at Royalton, el cual ofrece gastronomía exclusiva y alojamiento preferencial con acceso a todos los servicios y comodidades de la zona Royalton; así como los modernos y elegantes resorts, Royalton CHIC, localizados en los mejores destinos de sol y playa del Caribe. En Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril brinda unas vacaciones naturistas lujosas y elegantes frente a una exclusiva cala para mayor privacidad. Memories Resorts & Spa brinda una experiencia que complace a toda la familia, incluyendo variedad de actividades y kids clubs con los famosos personajes Toopy & Binoo™, mientras que la marca Starfish Resorts ofrece un valor sin igual en ubicaciones exóticas con alojamiento cómodo. Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts invita a los huéspedes a vivir la experiencia Vacation Like A Star ™ durante sus vacaciones con una experiencia atractiva e interactiva, además de contener una colección de artículos famosos de la cultura cinematográfica, musical y deportiva. Mystique by Royalton, una colección de resort de estilo boutique, ofrece vacaciones personalizadas en lugares sorprendentemente hermosos y llenos de aventuras sin fin.

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

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Experts recommend heightened protocols for the healthy return of sailing

Healthy Sail Panel recommends 74 detailed steps to safeguard the health of guests, crew and communities

MIAMI, Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – New recommendations from a panel of globally recognized medical and scientific experts say that by relentlessly focusing on prevention and other measures – including the testing of guests and crew members – public health risks associated with the pandemic can be mitigated in a cruise ship environment.

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The Healthy Sail Panel submitted its recommendations today to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in response to a CDC request for public comment that will be used to inform future public health guidance and preventative measures relating to travel on cruise ships. The Panel was formed in June by Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: NCLH).

The Panel comprises globally recognized experts in medical practice and research, public health, infectious diseases, biosecurity, hospitality and maritime operations that have applied the best available public health, science and engineering insights to their recommendations.

The Healthy Sail Panel’s 65-plus-page report includes 74 detailed best practices to protect the public health and safety of guests, crew and the communities where cruise ships call. Recommendations include testing, the use of face coverings, and enhanced sanitation procedures on ships and in terminals. The Panel is chaired by Governor Mike Leavitt, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

“The Healthy Sail Panel spent the last four months studying how to better protect the health and safety of guests and crew aboard cruise ships,” said Dr. Gottlieb. “Taken as a comprehensive approach, we believe the Panel’s robust public health recommendations will help inform strategies for a safe resumption of sailing.”

Gov. Leavitt said: “This Panel undertook an ambitious, cross-disciplinary, public health examination to develop standards and guidelines that create the highest level of safety in the complex environment of a cruise ship. We studied the industry’s experiences combating the pandemic – and we then incorporated the many lessons learned and advances made by medicine and science over the past six months. The Panel’s recommendations are grounded in the best scientific and medical information available and are intended to meaningfully mitigate public health risks to those who sail.”

“We understand our responsibility to act aggressively to protect the health and safety of our guests and crew, as well as the communities where we sail, and we asked the Panel to help us learn how to best live up to that responsibility,” said Richard D. Fain, chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Group. “We were inspired by the depth of the Panel’s work and their determination to help us establish the strongest protocols in the travel industry.”

“The Healthy Sail Panel’s recommendations are robust and comprehensive, and they reflect the intense focus the panelists brought to their work,” said Frank Del Rio, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. “We know that both authorities around the globe and consumers expect cruise lines to provide the safest, healthiest vacations we can, and this work demonstrates our commitment to doing just that.”

Fain and Del Rio said each company will use the Panel’s recommendations to inform the development of new, detailed operating protocols, which will be submitted to the CDC and other authorities around the globe for review and approval– an important milestone in the process of resuming sailing around the world. The Panel’s work is open sourced for others to incorporate in their protocols as well; Governor Leavitt and Dr. Gottlieb expressed appreciation that authorities and other cruise companies had already engaged in the Panel’s work as observers.

The Healthy Sail Panel identified five areas of focus every cruise operator should address to improve health and safety for guests and crew, and reduce the risk of infection and spread of COVID-19 on cruise ships:

  1. Testing, Screening and Exposure Reduction
  2. Sanitation and Ventilation
  3. Response, Contingency Planning and Execution
  4. Destination and Excursion Planning
  5. Mitigating Risks for Crew Members

In each category, the Healthy Sail Panel created practical and actionable recommendations to address specific safety concerns. Among the recommendations are key strategies such as:

  • Taking aggressive measures to prevent SARS-CoV-2 from entering a ship through robust education, screening and testing of both crew and guests prior to embarkation
  • Reducing transmission via air management strategies and enhanced sanitation practices
  • Implementing detailed plans to address positive infection on board, including contingencies for onboard treatment, isolation and rapid evacuation and repatriation
  • Closely controlling shore excursions
  • Enhanced protection for crew members

The full Healthy Sail Panel report can be found here: Royal Caribbean Group or Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.

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Blue Diamond Resorts now offers free All-In Medical Insurance to guests

CARIBPR WIRE, TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 19, 2020: Blue Diamond Resorts has partnered with MAS Servicios to provide guests with free All-In Medical Insurance. Starting September 1, 2020, guests who book directly through our Blue Diamond Resorts websites or reservation team will automatically receive extended health insurance to cover expenses incurred from any accidents or illnesses, including COVID-19 related medical needs, while on vacation.

“The health and safety of our guests continues to be our number one priority,” said Jordi Pelfort, President of Hotels and Resorts at Sunwing Travel Group. “By partnering with MAS Servicios to provide our valued guests with free All-In Medical Insurance, we are adding another layer of protection to our Safety-Assured Vacations program in order to help give our guests peace of mind so they can focus on relaxing in paradise.”

Blue Diamond Resorts’ All-In Medical Insurance provided by MAS Servicios includes, but is not limited to, the following coverage:

  • Medical assistance due to accident or illness (COVID-19 included) coverage up to $55,000 USD
  • Emergency medical transfer, funeral or repatriation coverage up to $50,000 USD
  • If a guest must remain at the hotel due to illness, coverage of quarantine costs up to $100 USD per night for 14 nights for the guest and three travel companions
  • Airfare covered for early return due to death of a relative or due to home-related accidents and emergencies
  • Medication for hospitalization, home doctor, 24-hour telephone medical assistance, psychological assistance, 24-hour legal assistance and checked luggage location are all included

In addition, the hotel management group has partnered with Cristal International Standards, an industry-leading global health and security risk management business. Blue Diamond Resorts’ Safety-Assured Vacations program features Cristal’s new POSI-Check (Prevention of the Spread of Infection), which is designed to monitor the effectiveness of health and safety programs in response to communicable infections in hotels and restaurants around the world.

For more information on Blue Diamond Resorts’ All-In Medical Insurance by MAS Servicios, please visit http://www.bluediamondresorts.com/travel-insurance.

About Blue Diamond Resorts

Since its inception in 2011, Blue Diamond Resorts has curated an impressive portfolio encompassing 46 properties, exceeding 15,500 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 Resorts 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 MAS Servicios
Starting its operations in 2005, MAS Servicios offers legal, insurance and assistance services to provide protection and peace of mind to its clients. Among the services offered by MAS Servicios are legal, road, medical, funeral, elderly and tourism assistance through a wide network of providers that meet the highest quality standards and service for the benefit of customers. In addition to its high-quality standards, MAS Servicios is committed to providing customer service and support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with a nationwide presence. The objective of MAS Servicios is to generate added value to the products of clients, partners and commercial allies through flexible and personalized solutions.

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Blue Diamond Resorts ahora ofrece seguro médico incluido gratuito a los huéspedes

CaribPR Wire, TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 19, 2020: En asociación con MAS Servicios, Blue Diamond Resorts ahora brindará un seguro médico integral gratuito a los huéspedes. A partir del 1 de septiembre de 2020, los huéspedes que reserven directamente a través de las páginas web de Blue Diamond Resorts o a través del equipo de reservas recibirán automáticamente un seguro médico extendido para cubrir los gastos incurridos por accidentes o enfermedades durante sus vacaciones, incluyendo las necesidades médicas relacionadas con COVID-19.

“La salud y seguridad de nuestros huéspedes sigue siendo nuestra prioridad número uno”, dijo Jordi Pelfort, presidente de Hoteles y Resorts de Sunwing Travel Group. “Al asociarnos con MAS Servicios para brindar a nuestros valiosos huéspedes un seguro médico integral gratuito, estamos agregando otra capa de protección a nuestro programa de Vacaciones con Seguridad Garantizada para ayudar a que nuestros huéspedes se sientan tranquilos y puedan enfocarse en relajarse en paraíso.”

El seguro médico incluido de Blue Diamond Resorts proporcionado por MAS Servicios incluye, entre otros beneficios, la siguiente cobertura:

  • Cobertura de asistencia médica por accidente o enfermedad (incluyendo COVID-19) por un monto de hasta $ 55,000 USD
  • Cobertura de traslado médico de emergencia, funeral o repatriación por un montón de hasta $ 50,000 USD
  • Si un huésped debe permanecer en el hotel debido a una enfermedad, la cobertura de cuarentena cubre hasta $ 100 USD por noche durante 14 noches para el huésped y tres acompañantes de viaje
  • Pasajes aéreos para regreso anticipado debido a la muerte de un familiar o debido a accidentes y emergencias relacionados con el hogar
  • Se incluye la cobertura de medicamentos para hospitalización, médico a domicilio, asistencia médica telefónica las 24 horas, asistencia psicológica, asistencia jurídica las 24 horas y el apoyo para reencontrar equipaje facturado que se haya perdido

Además, el grupo de gestión hotelera se ha asociado con Cristal International Standards, un negocio de gestión de riesgos de seguridad y salud global líder en la industria. El programa Safety-Assured Vacations de Blue Diamond Resorts presenta el nuevo módullo POSI-Check (Prevención de la propagación de infecciones) de Cristal, que está diseñado para monitorear la efectividad de los programas de salud y seguridad en respuesta a infecciones transmisibles en hoteles y restaurantes de todo el mundo.

Para obtener más información sobre el seguro médico integral de Blue Diamond Resorts de MAS Servicios, visite http://www.bluediamondresorts.com/es/travel-insurance

Acerca de Blue Diamond Resorts
Desde su inauguración en 2011, Blue Diamond Resorts ha crecido exitosamente hasta convertirse en la empresa de gestión hotelera de más rápido crecimiento en el Caribe, con 46 propiedades que sobrepasan las 15,500 habitaciones en 10 países. Con un enfoque innovador para diferenciar marcas según las demandas específicas de cada mercado, la cartera de Blue Diamond Resorts incluye productos diferenciados según los presupuestos y los intereses de sus clientes, desde elegantes propiedades sólo para adultos, hasta resorts llenos de diversión para las familias. Los galardonados resorts de lujo Royalton Luxury Resorts rediseñan la experiencia todo incluido al ofrecer amenidades exclusivas que incluyen All-In Connectivity™, el moderno concepto de Sports Event Guarantee™ y elementos de bienestar en las habitaciones y suites. Las submarcas de Royalton solo para adultos incluyen Hideaway at Royalton, el cual ofrece gastronomía exclusiva y alojamiento preferencial con acceso a todos los servicios y comodidades de la zona Royalton; así como los modernos y elegantes resorts, Royalton CHIC, localizados en los mejores destinos de sol y playa del Caribe. En Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril brinda unas vacaciones naturistas lujosas y elegantes frente a una exclusiva cala para mayor privacidad. Memories Resorts & Spa brinda una experiencia que complace a toda la familia, incluyendo variedad de actividades y kids clubs con los famosos personajes Toopy & Binoo™, mientras que la marca Starfish Resorts ofrece un valor sin igual en ubicaciones exóticas con alojamiento cómodo. Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts invita a los huéspedes a vivir la experiencia Vacation Like A Star ™ durante sus vacaciones con una experiencia atractiva e interactiva, además de contener una colección de artículos famosos de la cultura cinematográfica, musical y deportiva. Mystique by Royalton, una colección de resort de estilo boutique, ofrece vacaciones personalizadas en lugares sorprendentemente hermosos y llenos de aventuras sin fin.

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

Sobre MAS Servicios
Desde el inicio de sus operaciones en 2005, MAS Servicios ofrece servicios legales, de seguros y asistencia para brindar protección y tranquilidad a sus clientes. Entre los servicios que ofrece MAS Servicios se encuentran asistencia legal, vial, médica, funeraria, a la tercera edad y turística a través de una amplia red de proveedores que cumplen con los más altos estándares de calidad y servicio en beneficio de los clientes. Además de sus altos estándares de calidad, MAS Servicios tiene el compromiso de brindar servicio y soporte al cliente las 24 horas del día, los 365 días del año, con alta presencia a nivel nacional. El objetivo de MAS Servicios es generar valor agregado a los productos de clientes, socios y aliados comerciales a través de soluciones flexibles y personalizadas.

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Los Cabos Airport Second Worldwide To Achieve ACI Airport Health Accreditation (AHA)

-  Los Cabos Airport is the first aerodrome to receive this accreditation in the American Continent

-  Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico Will accredit al lof its airports in the AHA Program

LOS CABOS, Mexico, Aug. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World and ACI Latin America and Caribbean have announced today that Los Cabos International Airport is the second in the world and the first in Latin American and Caribbean to be accredited in the ACI Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) programme.

LOS CABOS AIRPORT, SECOND WORLDWIDE TO ACHIEVE ACI AIRPORT HEALTH ACCREDITATION (AHA)

ACI’s Airport Health Accreditation programme recognizes the commitment to health and welfare of passengers, airport staff and the public, by supporting airports assessing the new health measures and procedures introduced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in accordance with ICAO Council Aviation Restart Task Force (CART) recommendations and in alignment with the joint EASA and ECDC Aviation Health Safety Protocol and ACI EUROPE’s Guidelines for a Healthy Passenger Experience at Airports.

Topics covered by the accreditation include cleaning and disinfection, physical distancing (where feasible and practical), staff protection, physical layout, passenger communications and passenger facilities.

“Airports in Latin America and Caribbean have acted quickly to this crisis adapting their procedures to the ICAO CART Recommendations and industry best practices. The ACI Airport Health Accreditation gives airports the opportunity to demonstrate to the travelling public and governments that the measures implemented are consistent with global recognized standards” said Rafael Echevarne, Director General of ACI-LAC.

“The impact of the COVID Pandemic has been devastating to our economies and the reactivation of air transport is key for the economic recovery of our region. The AHA programme will contribute restoring confidence in air travel”, added Rafael Echevarne.

“We congratulate Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP) and Los Cabos International Airport for being the first airport in the region to be accredited in the Airport Health Accreditation programme which demonstrates the commitment of GAP to the health and safety of passengers, employees and the public.”

“Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico’s priority is to give its passengers a safe and pleasant travel experience. As proof of this is the present accreditation, which keeps us in the leadership of health security at an international level, applying the best protocols and measures in all of our airports”, added Raúl Revuelta, CEO of Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico.

Congratulations to Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico and the team from Los Cabos Airport!”

About ACI
Airports Council International (ACI) is the international airport organization, with 1,960 airports in 176 countries. The Latin American and Caribbean office (ACI-LAC) has 270 airports in 34 countries that manage 95% of air traffic in the region.

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S.A.B. of C.V. (GAP) is a Mexican company that develops its activity in the airport sector. GAP operates 12 international airports in Mexico and two in Jamaica, serving more than 300 destinations, through 35 airlines. Its shares are listed on the stock exchanges of Mexico and New York.

In 2019, GAP served 48.7 million passengers, 8.4% more than in 2018.

The airports managed by Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico are located at:

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

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

In Jamaica, the government owns the Montego Bay Airport and the concession granted for its operation is for a 30-year period, which will conclude on April 2033. The Kingston Airport was granted for a 25-year concession. GAP took control of the operation and administration this past October 2019.

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico believes in the value of each individual and seeks to trigger his or her potential through education. Better-educated Mexicans will raise their quality of life and contribute towards the country’s development. GAP, in line with its business model and through its Foundation, is committed to be a factor of change. We work on two strategic pillars: work with the community, through the GAP Schools, and on training the airport community, with Community Training Centers.

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Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun to Debut December 2020

CaribPR Wire, TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 06, 2020: Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts is pleased to announce that the brand-new Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun will be rolling out the red carpet for its first guests on December 15, 2020.

Located in the exclusive resort enclave of Costa Mujeres, a charming, pristine peninsula just north of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, guests will be able to Vacation Like a Star™ in one of Mexico’s most beautiful beachfront locations, surrounded by aquamarine waters and mangroves sprawling with native flora and fauna. This new all-inclusive resort will feature 898 luxury suites, 11 world-class restaurants and modern wellness features, plus curated entertainment-themed experiences and authentic Hollywood memorabilia from 40 cult classics, including a ’95 Mitsubishi Eclipse from “Fast and the Furious.”

Cancun’s hottest new beach resort, Planet Hollywood will boast an all-star line-up of activities and adventures for travelers of all ages looking to re-write the script on all-inclusive vacations. A range of exciting PH Experiences will allow guests to discover the wonders of the famed Costa Mujeres while the resort’s PH Attractions are sure to set the stage for action-packed features on-site – including four swimming pools, a lazy river, Shipwreck Cove and Jurassic Splash Park, FlowRider® surf simulator, Labyrinth, a mini-golf course and the first-of-its-kind Planet Play Adventure Park. Children can enjoy supervised activities at the Stars Kids Club™, a unique kids club program designed to spark the imagination of younger guests, teens can make new friends on their own schedule at the PH Teens Club and the whole family can catch a front row seat at the theater to watch fan-favorite movies and classic films playing throughout the day.

Introducing a new way to Vacation like a Star™, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun will also debut the first-ever Adult Scene – a new adults-only ‘resort-within-a-resort’ concept offering guests (18+) Planet Hollywood’s signature celebrity-inspired experience in an exclusive resort setting. This upscale oasis will feature 332 suites with A-lister amenities including hand-crafted Phabulous Beds™, ceiling-mounted rain showers and plush bathrobes and slippers, along with state-of-the-art technology such as  Plugged In™ to keep guests connected and Your Soundtrack™ to pick the theme music for their stay. Adult Scene will also benefit from its own private beachfront and pool area, complete with a swim-up bar and waiter service, in addition to two specialty restaurants reserved exclusively for Adult Scene guests: the Braza Grill & Churrascaria and Catch Seafood and Grill.

Book by September 30th to take advantage of Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun’s introductory offer – “Lights, Camera, Cancun!” – featuring a $500 resort credit (Adult Scene and Main Resort) and up to two kids free on stays booked in the Entourage Suite and Star Class™ Entourage Suite categories.

For more information or to book your all-inclusive vacation, visit www.planethollywoodhotels.com or contact your Travel Agent.

About Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts

Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts offer luxurious vacation settings where guests can get close to authentic Hollywood memorabilia, enjoy entertainment-themed facilities and Vacation Like A Star™ in some of the most sought-after locales – including Costa Rica’s Pura Vida paradise and coming soon, the beautiful beaches of Cancun and Sint Maarten. For those looking for the full A-list treatment, the Star Class™ upgrade provides members with a Personal Agent to maximize their experience, including access to the exclusive STAR Class™ Lounge, a rider to customize their in-room mini-bar, a pillow menu for the perfect night’s sleep and more. Planet Hollywood’s Adult Scene is a lavish haven for those 18+, offering uninterrupted cocktails and sunset views for a blockbuster vacation experience. Designed for those who want to be dazzled by the marvels of technology, Planet Hollywood Resorts are a step ahead, delivering guests superior luxury and innovation with the convenient Plugged In™ program, enabling a keyless and cashless environment for guests, unlimited WIFI and a PHTV channel to stay informed.

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