11/1/2022 – Royal Caribbean President Michael Bayley revealed that cruisers should expect HIGHER SAILING PRICES in an interview with TheStreet. Caveat: it will not be a quick or rapid process, he also said. As part of cruise lines’ effort to recover from the pandemic, sailing prices were lowered – but as the recovery continues positively, prices are expected to return to their pre-pandemic standard. Comps should be even more valuable with these higher prices, so it’s a great day to be a URComped player. If you are a casino player looking to get comped, please go to urcomped.com.
11/1/2022 – If you’re watching from Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, or West Virginia, we have good news for you! After surpassing expectations in their temporary casino, HARD ROCK BRISTOL will now be a permanent fixture. Construction will begin this month on the first legal casino in Virginia. The casino will have 1,500 slot machines, 55 table games, and a sportsbook across the 100,000-square-foot casino floor. The resort will include a Hard Rock Cafe among its 14 restaurants, an outdoor amphitheater, and an indoor concert space. Learn more.
11/1/2022 – CELEBRITY BEYOND has officially begun its first season of US sailings. It departed from Bayonne on October 26 with Captain Kate McCue behind the wheel. Celebrity CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo said, “This ship is at the forefront of travel innovation – it’s a luxury resort, spa resort, and culinary haven combined into one exceptional Journey WonderFULL.” Learn more.
11/2/2022 – Royal Caribbean’s NEW CRUISE PORT in Galveston, TX officially opens next Wednesday. The Allure of the Seas, Adventure of the Seas, and Radiance of the Seas will all be calling Galveston their homeport. The $126 million dollar terminal is completely innovative, featuring a mobile check-in facility, and facial recognition for customs. And the whole thing is 100% powered by its own solar panels. Learn more.