Royal Caribbean International (RCI)

Royal Caribbean International is a cruise line brand founded in Norway and based in Miami, Florida, United States. It is owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Royal Caribbean International was founded as Royal Caribbean Cruise Line in 1968 by three Norwegian shipping companies: Anders Wilhelmsen & CompanyI.M. Skaugen & Company, and Gotaas Larsen. In 1997 Royal Caribbean Cruise Line was merged with the recently purchased Celebrity Cruises.

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.

The company controls around 22% percent of the worldwide cruise market. All ships under the Royal Caribbean International brand have names ending with “of the Seas”, a practice which began in 1991.

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)…
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…
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 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
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