September 13, 2012 |
Barbie joins Princess Fiona and the "Shrek" clan as the latest kiddie character to invade Royal Caribbean International cruises. The iconic doll from Mattel will become the centerpiece of a "cruise experience" for girls 4-11 on the entire 22-ship fleet starting next year, the company said. The Barbie Premium Experience starts with staterooms decorated with Barbie pink everything -- pillows and blankets, toothbrushes and tote bags. Then there's a dress-up fashion show, mermaid dance class and a Tiaras & Teacups party featuring pink pastries and pink lemonade.
June 12, 2012 |
It was a theatrical entrance even for the Tony Awards. Actor Harvey Fierstein -- wearing a tuxedo jacket, a blue plastic inflatable inner-tube hugging his stomach, pink swim trunks, and hoisting a cocktail glass sporting a tiny umbrella - waddled on stage two hours into the awards ceremony telecast Sunday on CBS. But rather than revealing who would win the next category, Fierstein instead introduced a commercial segment that promotedRoyal Caribbean...
June 12, 2012 |
Broadway is trying to find its sea legs. Two hours into the Tony Awards ceremony broadcast by CBS on Sunday night, actor-writer Harvey Fierstein -- wearing a tuxedo jacket, a blue plastic inflatable inner-tube hugging his stomach, pink swim trunks, and hoisting a cocktail glass sporting a tiny umbrella - waddled on stage. But rather than revealing who would win the next category, Fierstein instead introduced a commercial segment that promoted Royal Caribbean International's cruise lines that offer full-length Broadway shows onboard.
January 17, 2012 |
Marriott and Enterprise took two of the top honors in an annual poll of travel agents on suppliers and destinations they prefer. Marriott won for best hotel and resort chain and Enterprise for best domestic car rental company. Royal Caribbean was the top pick for best overall cruise line and Southwest was chosen best domestic airline. The poll of 113,000 agents was done for the trade magazine, Vacation Agent . . . . Thinking of hiking Half Dome this summer? Note that permits will be required to ascend using the safety cables, the most popular route.
January 14, 2011 |
With Mexican cruises slumping in popularity, two of the largest ships serving the Port of Los Angeles are pulling up anchor for more lucrative markets elsewhere. Royal Caribbean said its 3,100-passenger Mariner of the Seas, after a Mexican Rivera voyage that begins Sunday, will leave the Port of L.A. for South America and Europe, ending up in Galveston, Texas. Norwegian Cruise Lines will pull its 2,348-passenger Norwegian Star out of the port in May. The ship will eventually settle in Tampa, Fla. Cruise line officials and port officials say the moves stem from the sour economy and continuing drug-related violence in Mexico.
December 16, 2010 |
Royal Caribbean's nine-night spring cruise of the Mediterranean starts in Rome and stops at six classic ports of call in Italy, Greece and Turkey. And the price is nice too. Cabins start at $727 -- or about $80 a day -- per person. That's a lot of cultural capital for not much capital. The deal: TravelZoo tipped me to this deal in its Top 20 list this week. The wow factor is the length of the cruise and the incredibly low prices. Prices for the 9-Night Mediterranean Cruise start at $727 per person, based on double occupancy, for an interior cabin and $1,099 for an outside cabin; prices don't include tax and fees.