Royal Caribbean Group

Royal Caribbean Group (formally Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd) is an American global cruise company incorporated in Liberia and based in Miami, Florida, USA. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd was formed in 1997 when Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, (founded in 1968) was merged with the recently purchased Celebrity Cruises, (founded in 1988).

The decision was made to keep the two cruise line brands separate following the merger, as a result Royal Caribbean Cruise Line was rebranded Royal Caribbean International (RCI) with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd established as the new parent company of both Royal Caribbean International (RCI) and Celebrity Cruises.

In 2007, wishing to diversify its operations, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd established Azamara Club Cruises. In January 2021, the Royal Caribbean Group announced that it would sell Azamara Club Cruises to Sycamore Partners in the first quarter of 2021, the sale was completed in March 2021.

On 14 June 2018, the group purchased a majority stake in Silversea for approximately $1 billion. In July 2020, the group acquired the remaining shares of Silversea in exchange for 5.2 million shares of Royal Caribbean Group stock.

Today the company is the world’s second-largest cruise line operator, after Carnival Corporation & plc. As of January 2021, the Royal Caribbean Group fully owns three cruise lines: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, and Silversea. They also hold a 50% stake in TUI Cruises and the now-defunct Pullmantur Cruises (liquidated in July 2021) and CDF Croisières de France (ceased operations in 2017).


MV Celebrity Apex – Past and Present

MV Celebrity Apex – Past and Present

MV Celebrity Apex - Steel twin Azipod “Edge Class” motor vessel built in 2018 by Chantiers de l'Atlantique, Saint-Nazaire, France (Yard No K34) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship for Celebrity…
MV Marella Explorer 2 – Past and Present

MV Marella Explorer 2 – Past and Present

MV Marella Explorer 2, ex Skysea Golden Era, Celebrity Century, Century - Steel twin screw "Century Class" motor vessel built in 1995 by Jos L Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany (Yard…
MV Marella Explorer – Past and Present

MV Marella Explorer – Past and Present

MV Marella Explorer, ex Mein Schiff I, Mein Schiff, Celebrity Galaxy, Galaxy - Steel twin screw "Century Class" motor vessel built in 1996 by Jos L Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany…
GTS Jewel of the Seas – Past and Present

GTS Jewel of the Seas – Past and Present

GTS Jewel of the Seas Jewel of the Seas – © Wil Weijters (Barbados,23/01/2008) Steel twin Azimuthing pod “Radiance class” motor vessel built in 2004 by Meyer Werft GmbH, Papenburg…
MV Empress of the Seas – Past and Present

MV Empress of the Seas – Past and Present

MV Empress of the Seas Ex Empress, Empress of the Seas, Nordic Empress Empress of the Seas – © Cees Bustraan (Willemstad, 20/02/2008) Steel twin  screw motor vessel built in…
MV Majesty of the Seas – Past and Present

MV Majesty of the Seas – Past and Present

MV Majesty of the Seas - Steel twin screw ”Sovereign Class” motor vessel built in 1992 by Chantiers de l'Atlantique, St Nazaire, France (Yard No B30) as a Passenger (Cruise)…
MV Azamara Pursuit – Past and Present

MV Azamara Pursuit – Past and Present

MV Azamara Pursuit, ex Adonia, Royal Princess, Minerva II, R8 - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2001 by Chantiers de l'Atlantique, St. Nazaire, Frankrike (Yard No Z31) as…
MV Celebrity Reflection – Past and Present

MV Celebrity Reflection – Past and Present

MV Celebrity Reflection - Steel twin Azipod 'Solstice Class' motor vessel built in 2012 by Meyer Werft GmbH, Papenburg, Germany (Yard No 691) as a Passenger (Cruise) ship for Celebrity…
MV Mona Lisa (ex Kungsholm) – Past and Present

MV Mona Lisa (ex Kungsholm) – Past and Present

MV Veronica, ex Mona Lisa, Scholarship, Oceanic II, Mona Lisa, Victoria, Sea Princess, Kungsholm - Twin screw motor vessel built in 1966 by John Brown & Co Ltd, Clydebank (Yard…
MV Celebrity Eclipse – Past and Present

MV Celebrity Eclipse – Past and Present

MV Celebrity Eclipse - Steel twin Azipod 'Solstice Class' motor vessel built in 2010 by Meyer Werft GmbH, Papenburg, Germany (Yard No 677) as a Passenger (Cruise) ship for Celebrity Cruises.
GTS Brilliance of the Seas – Past and Present

GTS Brilliance of the Seas – Past and Present

GTS Brilliance of the Seas - Steel twin Azipod 'Radiance Class' gas turbine vessel built in 2002 by Meyer Werft GmbH & Co, Papenburg, Germany (Yard No 656) as a Passenger (Cruise) ship…
MV Zenith – Past and Present

MV Zenith – Past and Present

MV Zenith - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1992 by Meyer Werft GmbH, Papenburg, Germany (Yard No 620) as a passenger cruise vessel for Celebrity Cruises
GTS Serenade of the Seas – Past and Present

GTS Serenade of the Seas – Past and Present

GTS Serenade of the Seas - Steel twin Azipod 'Radiance Class' gas turbine vessel built in 2003 by Meyer Werft GmbH & Co, Papenburg, Germany (Yard No 657) as a Passenger (Cruise)…
MV Pacific Princess – Past and Present

MV Pacific Princess – Past and Present

MV Pacific Princess, ex R Three - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1999 by Chantiers de l'Atlantique, St. Nazaire, France (Yard No N31) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship…
MV Monarch – Past and Present

MV Monarch – Past and Present

MV Monarch, ex Monarch of the Seas - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1991 by Chantiers de l'Atlantique, St Nazaire, France (Yard No A30) as a Passenger Ship
MV Celebrity Silhouette – Past and Present

MV Celebrity Silhouette – Past and Present

MV Celebrity Silhouette - Steel twin Azipod 'Solstice Class' motor vessel built in 2011 by Meyer Werft GmbH & Co. KG, Papenburg, Germany (Yard No 679 ) as a Passenger…
GTS Celebrity Constellation – Past and Present

GTS Celebrity Constellation – Past and Present

GTS Celebrity Constellation, ex Constellation - Steel twin Mermaid pod 'Millenium' class gas turbine vessel, built in 2002 by Chantiers de l’Antique, St. Nazaire, France (Yard No U31) as a…
MV Saga Sapphire – Past and Present

MV Saga Sapphire – Past and Present

MV Saga Sapphire, ex Bleu De France, Europa - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1981 by Bremer Vulkan,Vegesack, Bremen, Germany (Yard No 1001) for Hapag-Lloyd AG, Bremen, Germany
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