Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2014

    Rum Renaissance Cruise Offers Seven Spirited Days at Sea

    Once upon a time, the islands of the Caribbean were filled with dread pirates who drank rum by day and pillaged villages at night. Now, the islands of the Caribbean are filled with tourists who tan by day and drink rum at night. In all seriousness, rum is a huge industry for the small island na ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    Family's Epic Dinner Reservation Fight Leads to Lawsuit Against Royal Caribbean

    All the Goldberg family wanted was to sit down for dinner on their Royal Caribbean cruise last summer. Gail and Joshua Goldberg had booked the cruise on the Freedom of the Seas to celebrate their grandmother's 81st birthday and were looking forward to starting the trip with a nice meal in the ship's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    Why You Should Care About Guardianship Abuse

    New Times cover stories usually need no introduction. They are often straightforward profiles of the insane characters cluttering South Florida: a murderous male porn star, an internet Lolita, or a washed up professional football player now obsessed with orca whales. This week's feature is a bit di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: The Fair, Grape Stomp, and St. Paddy's Day

    Once again, we've made it through the work week and the weekend beckons to us. This weekend is all about indulgences. So, whether you like eating fried foods and getting tossed around afterward or drinking beer and chomping on corned beef, this weekend promises to be filled with food, drink, and go ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 18, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    Niven Patel Takes Over Michael's Genuine Food & Drink; Bradley Herron Promoted

    Changes abound at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, the flagship restaurant by James Beard award-winning chef Michael Schwartz. Bradley Herron, formerly chef de cuisine at the Design District staple, now serves as executive chef for the Genuine Hospitality Group -- a brand that includes Harry's Pizze ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    The Cypress Room Keeps It Classy in the Design District

    The tale of the frogs' legs begins as you'd expect, but then it takes an unexpected turn. There they were, leaping through a mosquito-infested bog in the Everglades, when suddenly they resurfaced in a very different environment. Chefs at the Cypress Room, a posh Design District restaurant filled wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    Woman Sues Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Over Slow Response To Daughter's Drowning

    A Tennessee woman is suing Miami-based cruise line Royal Caribbean claiming the company was fatally slow in responding to a tragedy at sea.Vera Marion says that when her daughter A'riel fell overboard during a cruise on The Allure of the Seas on September 16, Royal Caribbean waited two hours before ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Michael Schwartz Dishes About Cypress Room and New Projects

    Michael Schwartz has a lot on his plate.While the paint has barely dried on his new Design District restaurant, the Cypress Room, the chef and restaurateur is working on finalizing his place at the Raleigh Hotel in South Beach and is planning an eatery at the new SLS Hotel in Brickell, schedule ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Michael Schwartz to Open the Cypress Room

    The owner of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink and Harry's Pizzeria is planning a third restaurant in the Design District.According to the Genuine Hospitality Group's blog, the Genuine Kitchen, the Cypress Room is set to open in early 2013. It will be an American tavern featuring "sophisticated foo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Pitbull, Flo Rida, Brad Paisley Announced for Bud Light Port Paradise Cruise in November

    From Kodiak to the Caribbean, corporate sponsorships are taking Pitbull around the world. Just last month, Mr. Worldwide touched down in Alaska, posed with a stuffed bear, and attended an Alutiiq ceremony as a cross-promotional brand ambassador for Walmart and Sheets Energy Strips. He performed at ... More >>

  • News

    July 26, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Joe Martinez For Miami-Dade Mayor!

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke makes his picks for Miami-Dade mayor and the county's black county commission seats.With the August 14 primary election approachi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Rock Legends Cruise 2013 Lineup: Foreigner, Kansas, Blue Oyster Cult, and Shuffleboard

    It's a classic rock theme vacation of titanic proportions. And fittingly enough, it's going down on a cruise ship. The Rock Legends Cruise II is a four-night celebration of 1970s rock 'n' roll with the likes of Foreigner, Kansas, Blue Oyster Cult, Molly Hatchet, and Foghat that'll be departing from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Bourdain's No Reservations is Back Tonight: Five Places We'd Like to See Tony Visit

    Anthony Bourdain, the chef, traveler, writer, snarkmeister, and media whore extraordinaire, is doing the full-on media blitz to get the word out that No Reservations premieres tonight, at 9 p.m. on Travel Channel. Last week he was on Jon Stewart's Daily Show, where Stewart said he gets diarrhea just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Pitbull Cancels Club 305 Cruise, Avoids Maritime Disaster

    ​Following Costa Concordia's horrific disaster-at-sea, competing cruise line Royal Caribbean has managed to avoid their own maritime mishap thanks to Mr. Worldwide, Pitbull. Armando Christian Perez's Club 305 Cruise has been cancelled, but questions as to why the "magical voyage" with Pitbull, P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Mickey Mouse vs. Micky Arison: Disney Bringing Cruises to Port of Miami

    ​Micky Arison's Carnival Cruise Lines has another Mickey with a cruise empire about to encroach on its turf. Mickey Mouse that is. Disney Cruise Line has announced that beginning later this year, it will be sail ships out of the Port of Miami for the first time.

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Dispatches from the Kate Gosselin Cruise Caribbean 2012

    ​She's starred in her own TV series. She's written a series of books. She's been a tabloid scapegoat, and also a tabloid darling. And now, Kate Gosselin is hosting her very own cruise, departing from Ft. Lauderdale in August. When we heard the news, we couldn't help but imagine what the Kate Gosse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Ships Ahoy! Celebrity Cruises Culinary Boat Rides to Set Sail

    The Millennium's Grand Buffet​Foodies, rejoice! Miami-based Celebrity Cruises is rolling out a series of culinary-inspired boat rides set to begin in March.Celebrity Cruises' lifestyle cookbook, Excite the Senses, was the inspiration for the new food-and-wine-themed luxury cruise series aptly name ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Top Chef: Texas Contestant Molly Brandt Talks About Working on a Ship

    ​Courtesy of Molly BrandtMolly Brandt, executive chef at 150 Central Park, dishes about Top Chef.​Top Chef: Texas premiered last week with a gigantic cast of cheftestants, including two chefs with local ties, Lindsay Autry, executive chef at Michelle Bernstein's restaurant at the Omphoy Palm Bea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Michael Schwartz at Sea: A First Peek at Royal Caribbean's 150 Central Park

    All photos by Laine DossChef Michael Schwartz celebrates the debut of 150 Central Park by Michael Schwartz.​Michael Schwartz's new 150 Central Park restaurant on Royal Caribbean's mega-ship Oasis of the Seas opened for dinner this past Saturday. The only catch is that in order to dine at the resta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Paul Oakenfold and Flo Rida Join Pitbull on Club 305 Cruise

    ScreenshotHey Pit, you bringing those two girls with you on the Club 305 Cruise? ​The first tidal wave of artists joining Mr. Worldwide on his Club 305 Cruise has been announced, and it's fucking huge. Electro master and commander Paul Oakenfold is joining Pitbull aboard Royal Caribbean's Majest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Michael Schwartz to Create Menus for Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas

    ​Royal Caribbean has selected Michael Schwartz to create new menus for 150 Central Park, the upscale dining room on their Oasis of the Seas cruise ship.150 Central Park is part of the Central Park complex, which is the centerpiece of Oasis of the Seas, a wonderland in the middle of the ship which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Pitbull Announces Club 305 Cruise, a "Magical Voyage Coming in 2012"

    ​File this under "Fuck yes!" Mr. Worldwide, Pitbull, wants to get wild with you, and "2,500 of his closest friends" on the inaugural Club 305 Cruise. Earlier today, Armandito Christian Perez tweeted in the third person, "Pitbull wants you to join him on the party marathon that will be @Club30 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Royal Caribbean Sued After 17-Year-Old Girl Allegedly Raped by Cruise Singer

    ​A 17-year-old girl is suing Royal Caribbean after one of its employees allegedly plied her with alcohol and raped her during a March cruise.According to the lawsuit, 31-year-old Francisco Piñeda Adames was singing in the band aboard the ship when, two days into the cruise out of Fort Lauderdale, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Less Than Six Degrees to Holland's Chef Rudi Sodamin

    Photo by Riki AltmanDid you miss the first part of our chat with Rudi Sodamin, Holland America's consulting master chef? Read it here to discover the celebrity circles this guy travels with.Who is the most famous chef you've ever worked with?Twenty years ago, when I was with the QE2, I worked with t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    Joan Nathan on Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous

    Photo by Michael LionstarAuthor Joan Nathan has your haroset hookup.​South Florida certainly has its share of Jews--it has been estimated the tri-county area of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach is home to about 10 percent of American Jews--so we wanted to share some culinary inspiration, especi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Royal Caribbean Gourmet Series Features Local Chefs

    Michael Schwartz will be hosting a foodie cruise onboard the Freedom of the Seas in early January. ​Royal Caribbean Cruise Line is offering a special gourmet series aboard its Freedom of the Seas with some of the top chefs in the country. Guests will participate in a cocktail reception with a cele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Miami Beach Price Gouges, Cages Blacks on Memorial Day Weekend

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke explains Miami Beach's plans to price-gouge African-Americans and put them in jail during Memorial Day weekend.​Miami ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    Miami-Based Cruise Ship Carrying John Travolta Causes Swine Flu Scare in Belize

    via Choose ToysDespite sharing a border with Mexico, Belize remains Swine Flu free, and they'd really prefer to keep it that way. Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's "Enchantment of the Sea" left port in Miami on June 8th, but by the time the ship reached Belize yesterday an H1N1 scare had broken out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Head Spins Extra!: DJ D-Up Live at Mokai! Mix

    via New Times first caught up with DJ D-Up, the DC native was bringing his no holds barred "party music" to The Rose Bar at South Beach's infamous Delano each and every Saturday night. He also was swooping into the continually cool Mokai once a month or so.Fast forward h ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 18, 2007

    South of Disorder

    CiFo's latest batch of up-and-comers casts a wary eye to the north

  • News

    March 1, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of March 1, 2007

    "Leave bees to the experts."

  • News

    February 22, 2007

    The Ship's Shape

    It ain't majestic, but it floats

  • News

    November 11, 2004

    Screwed If By Sea

    Cruise lines throw workers overboard when it comes to providing urgent medical care.

  • Music

    December 11, 2003

    Road Less Traveled

    Singer/songwriter Steven Franz plays from the heart

  • Music

    November 6, 2003

    Iggy Pop

    Skull Ring (Virgin)

  • Calendar

    October 30, 2003

    Designing Miami

    Time to take that architectural stroll

  • Dining

    May 15, 2003

    You and Me, Global Brother

    Boycott French wines or Asian restaurants? Let's get real, people!

  • Dining

    December 19, 2002

    Mondavi Sets Sail

    When you take to the high seas, Robert Mondavi will now sail with you

  • News

    September 21, 2000

    Spoiled Island

    With no public input whatsoever, Miami officials have put together a deal to trade waterfront park land for massive cruise ship terminals and a lovely parking garage

  • News

    October 8, 1998

    Unsafe Harbor

    If the profiteers have their way, cruise ship workers can say bon voyage to the humble Leiv Eiriksson Seamen's Center

  • Calendar

    April 30, 1998
  • News

    September 25, 1997
  • News

    July 24, 1997

    Diplomatic Impunity

    Wouldn't you love to rub shoulders with a man who has been knighted by the Queen of England, honored by the Pope, and appointed our local Liberian ambassador? Of course you would!

  • Calendar

    January 23, 1997
  • Calendar

    January 9, 1997
  • News

    July 7, 1993

    The Man with the Biodegradable Balls

    Patrick Kane has a fish-friendly formula for people who hanker to swat golf balls into the deep blue sea

  • News

    June 17, 1992

    The Ships Hit the Fan

    Corri Barrs says there's something you should know about the garbage that's washing up on the shores of Matheson Hammock

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