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Royal Caribbean Introduces New Adventures From The Gulf Coast With The Addition Of Two Ships In The Region In 2018

first_imgNew deployment introduces more summer options to the Caribbean from New Orleans, Galveston and Miami   MIAMI, May 1, 2017 – After a three-year hiatus, Royal Caribbean International will return to the legendary city of New Orleans, Louisiana with the newly announced repositioning of Vision of the Seas for the 2018-2019 winter season. The 915-foot cruise ship will sail 7-night itineraries to culture-rich destinations across the Bahamas and Yucatan Peninsula. Her 989-foot sister ship Enchantment of the Seas will move from Miami, Florida to join Liberty of the Seas in Galveston, Texas, offering 4- and 5-night Caribbean cruises that will complement Liberty’s popular 7-night Caribbean vacations. The two new offerings bring more options and easy access from the Gulf Coast for adventure-seekers in the region to embark on journeys to world-renowned dive destinations, explore ancient ruins of past civilizations, and discover the natural beauty of rainforests. Before repositioning to its new home in “The Big Easy” on Dec. 15, 2018, Vision of the Seas will offer two, 16-night sailings through the Panama Canal from Miami to Los Angeles, California and from Los Angeles to New Orleans. This will be the first time in three years that Royal Caribbean will journey through this engineering marvel. Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas also will embark on new adventures in 2018 when the longtime resident of Asia-Pacific returns to the United States to homeport in Miami.  Mariner will be the first Voyager-class ship – famous for introducing industry innovations including the rock-climbing wall, ice-skating rink and Royal Promenade – to offer short Caribbean sailings perfect for first-time cruise travelers. The 3- and 4-night itineraries from PortMiami to the Bahamas begin on June 21, 2018, following the ship’s extensive, 32-day revitalization. Prior to going into drydock and her arrival to Miami, Mariner will embark on a previously announced “Global Odyssey,” consisting of three 13- to 15-night sailings from Singapore to Dubai; Dubai to Barcelona; and Barcelona to Miami. Enchantment of the Seas arrives to Galveston on June 23, 2018. Guests currently booked on Enchantment for sailings departing Miami after June 23 will be contacted individually to transition the original booking to the freshly revitalized Mariner of the Seas from her new homeport in Miami. Sailings onboard Mariner of the Seas will be available to book on May 1, 2017, Enchantment of the Seas and Vision of the Seas will be available to book as of May 5.  Royal Caribbean International is an award-winning global cruise brand with a 48-year legacy of innovation and introducing industry “firsts” never before seen at sea. The cruise line features an expansive and unmatched array of features and amenities only found on Royal Caribbean, including jaw-dropping, Broadway-style entertainment and industry-acclaimed programming that appeals to families and adventurous vacationers alike. Onboard, guests are catered to with the cruise line’s world-renowned friendly and engaging Gold Anchor Service by every staff and crew member. Royal Caribbean has been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 14 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards. The cruise line sails 24 of the world’s most innovative cruise ships to the most popular destinations in Bermuda and the Caribbean, Europe, Canada and New England, Alaska, South America, Asia, and Australia and New Zealand. Media can stay up-to-date by following @RoyalCaribPR on Twitter, and visiting RoyalCaribbeanPressCenter.com. For additional information or to make reservations, vacationers should call their travel agent; visit RoyalCaribbean.com; or call (800) ROYAL-CARIBBEAN.last_img read more

British airports to introduce 3D screening for carryon bags

LONDON — Putting small containers of liquids in plastic bags could soon be a thing of the past for airline passengers in Britain after the government announced plans to introduce 3D screening equipment for carry-on luggage at all major airports.Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said in a statement Sunday that the new technology will improve security and could also mean “an end to passengers having to use plastic bags or rationing what they take away with them.”The screeners already are being used in trials at London’s Heathrow Airport and they will progressively be rolled out to other British airports.Heathrow CEO John Holland Kaye says the technology “will transform the passenger experience, making air travel simple, streamlined and more secure through the U.K.’s only hub airport.”The Associated Press read more

A complete list of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners in journalism and

The 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners:___JOURNALISMPublic Service: The Post and Courier of Charleston, South CarolinaBreaking News Reporting: The Seattle Times staffInvestigative Reporting: Eric Lipton of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal staffExplanatory Reporting: Zachary R. Mider of Bloomberg NewsLocal Reporting: Rob Kuznia, Rebecca Kimitch and Frank Suraci of the Daily Breeze of Torrance, CaliforniaNational Reporting: Carol D. Leonnig of The Washington PostInternational Reporting: The New York Times staffFeature Writing: Diana Marcum of the Los Angeles TimesCommentary: Lisa Falkenberg of the Houston ChronicleCriticism: Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles TimesEditorial Writing: Kathleen Kingsbury of The Boston GlobeEditorial Cartooning: Adam Zyglis of The Buffalo NewsBreaking News Photography: St. Louis Post-Dispatch photography staffFeature Photography: Daniel Berehulak, freelance photographer, The New York Times___LETTERS AND DRAMAFiction: “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr (Scribner)Drama: “Between Riverside and Crazy” by Stephen Adly GuirgisHistory: “Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People” by Elizabeth A. Fenn (Hill and Wang)Biography: “The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe” by David I. Kertzer (Random House)Poetry: “Digest” by Gregory Pardlo (Four Way Books)General Nonfiction: “The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History” by Elizabeth Kolbert (Henry Holt)___MUSIC“Anthracite Fields” by Julia Wolfe (G. Schirmer Inc.) by The Associated Press Posted Apr 20, 2015 1:12 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 20, 2015 at 4:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email A complete list of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners in journalism and the arts This Sept. 5, 2014, photo by New York Times photographer Daniel Berehulak, part of a winning series, shows James Dorbor, 8, suspected of being infected with Ebola, being carried by medical staff to an Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia. The boy, who was brought in by his father, lay outside the center for at least six hours before being seen. Berehulak is the winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography, announced Monday, April 20, 2015, at Columbia University in New York. (Daniel Berehulak, New York Times, Columbia University via AP) read more