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Royal Caribbean Offering the Fastest Internet on a Cruise

Royal Caribbean Offering the Fastest Internet on a Cruise

May 3, 2016


Royal Caribbean International is making VOOM, its exclusive, high-speed internet service – the fastest at sea – available fleetwide on its 24 innovative ships sailing to the most popular destinations around the world. VOOM allows guests vacationing with Royal Caribbean to always stay connected and to stream their favorite music, movies and TV shows to stay up to date on the latest happenings. Whether they are posting envy-inducing vacation photos on Instagram or Snapchat, or video-chatting with loved ones back home using FaceTime or Skype, travelers can share their adventures in real-time with family and friends. Guests can even relax or chill poolside while catching up on their favorite TV show or the newest movie.

“VOOM is revolutionizing the onboard experience for our guests as well as for our crew and it is truly a game-changer for the industry,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “Everything our guests and crew can do online at home, they will now be able to do from onboard all of our ships around the world.”

Known for the most innovative ships at sea, the cruise line has made a significant investment to enhance guests’ internet connectivity experience outfitting its newest smart ships with the latest and most advanced in technology and continually upgrading its existing fleet. Through a combination of Wi-Fi service providers, Royal Caribbean is able to deliver more overall bandwidth fleetwide than any other cruise line. The enhancements will provide speeds at least twice as fast as before and also have enabled the cruise line to provide service at prices that are less expensive than ever before – comparable to most land-based resorts.

Travelers sailing on all Royal Caribbean ships can enjoy the fastest internet at sea at a flat price with guests choosing from two packages:

  • Surf, which provides guests the opportunity to surf the web, stay in touch via email, and share their vacation photos on social media. Surf packages start at $12.99 per device per day with additional devices added at a discounted cost. Family packages – 5 devices or more – start as low as $8.99 per device per day.

  • Surf and Stream, which is ideal for guests looking to do more than connect via email or social channels, but also want the capability to stream movies and music from Netflix or Spotify, and to connect using video chat apps such as Skype. This package is available for $17.99 per device per day. Additional devices can be connected at a discount and family packages – 5 devices or more – start as low as $11.99 per device per day.

This pricing is a significant improvement from the standard programs currently offered throughout the industry, many of which charge on a per-minute basis.

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First Cruise Ship Arrives in Cuba

Carnival’s Fathom First Cruise Ship Arrives in Cuba

May 3, 2016


U.S. cruise ship, Adonia, docked on Monday at Havana harbor, becoming the first U.S. cruise ship to cross the Florida Straits in more than half a century.

About 700 passengers, including some Cuban-Americans, arrived on the ship, which belongs to American company Carnival, were warmly greeted by local residents waving flags from both nations.

The move represents another step forward after U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro, announced a historic rapprochement in December 2014.

“Everybody is so excited that we are here. We are so humbled and proud as a corporation to be the first to come from America. It is a tremendous experience,” said Carnival CEO Arnold Donald.

Carnival says the cruise will sail twice a month from Miami to Havana, at a cost of 1,800 U.S. dollars per person, for a seven-day circuit of Cuba with stops in the cities of Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba.

The trips include on-board workshops on Cuban history and culture and tours of the cities that allow the trip to qualify as “people-to-people” educational travel, avoiding a ban on pure tourism that remains part of U.S. law.

However, for the American passengers, this represents a moment of change and true engagement with the Cuban people.

“This is such a great opportunity for us to have this exchange between America and Cuba. We are very happy to be here,” Joyce Warner, an American passenger, told Xinhua.

For the Cuban-Americans among the passengers, the trip also represents a unique opportunity to bring them closer to the country they once left and an emotional moment after years of separation from their homeland.

“This is the first time I have come back in 47 years and I am very excited and proud to be here. I hope this brings many good things for the Cuban people,” said Milly Martin, a Cuban Carnival employee in Miami.

Meanwhile, others like Maritza Poveda wished this rapprochement could have happened earlier but still hopes it can bring both governments and peoples together after more than 50 years of hostility.

“This first cruise means the beginning of something very big for Cuba and Cubans, both for those who stayed and those who left. We hope that this will bring many changes for the Cuban people,” added Poveda.

It was also the first time Cuban nationals were allowed to enter the country by sea since 1961.

A Cuban law prohibiting people born in Cuba from entering the island by sea had almost delayed the cruise but was lifted by local authorities over a week ago.

Victor Velozo, president of Havanatur, the local travel agency that negotiated the historic voyage with Carnival, highlighted the importance of opening up the cruise business to the U.S. market.

“These cruises should grow as it can bring very good revenue for both sides and can also show our beautiful country to travelers,” said Velozo.

Experts in the U.S. believe cruises to Cuba could generate 300 million U.S. dollars in revenues to the companies involved, including 88 million U.S. dollars during the 2016-17 season, if all the companies that wish to sail are given the required approvals by both governments.

Before the 1959 Cuban revolution, cruise ships regularly traveled from the U.S. to Cuba.

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