Not a good week in the news for RCCL

I just read an article about some clown (27 yrs old) who for no other reason than he wanted a viral video of himself jumped from his deck 11 balcony into the water in Nassau. Needless to say he and his 3 buddies were banned for life from RCCL and justly so. Are people that fed up with life or just that bored. One really has to wonder. He did however fail to secure a Darwin nomination with this one. 

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Seems like RCL is getting more bad publicity than Carnival lately. Wink

RCI or RCCL ???----Royal Caribbean International (RCI), also formerly known as Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, is a cruise line brand founded in Norway and based in Miami, Florida, United States. It was founded in 1968 in Norway, and has been organised as a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. since 1997. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCCL) is a global cruise holding company incorporated in Liberia and based in Miami, Florida. It is the world's second-largest cruise line operator, after Carnival Corporation & plc. As of March 2009, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. fully owns three cruise lines: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, and Azamara Club Cruises. They also hold a 67% stake in Silversea Cruises[2], a 50% stake in TUI Cruises and 49% stakes in Pullmantur Cruises and CDF Croisières de France. Previously Royal Caribbean Cruises also owned 50% of Island Cruises, but this was sold to TUI Travel PLC in October 2008.

Again to quote Forest Gump "mama says, Stupid is as stupid does" Big Smile

Or, you can’t fix stupid!

Thanks Kennicott. Good info. When I said RCCL it was in reference to the name Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Was not aware it also referred to the parent company. Acronyms can be ambiguous. Maybe I will just stick to RC in the future.

Cheers

I guess I always had it backwards - thinking RCI was the corporation and RCCL was the cruise line. Thanks for setting me straight.

This makes me sad. This man could have VERY easily lost his life, and for what? Strangers to see the video and laugh? This social media world we live in (and yes, I get that I am speaking on a social media platform) is crippling. "We" are risking our families, relationships and OUR LIVES!!! Just for strangers to think "we" are cool for 3 days until the next person shows up. I will say that I liked the fact that he admitted he did not consider the consequences prior to the leap. His admittance further shows how "we" are blinded to common sense just for a few likes.

Thankfully, YouTube is starting to forbid these (as they put it) "dangerous videos".

Yes, RCI is the actual cruise line, and RCCL is the parent company. Around here on the Cruiseline.com team we usually just refer to the cruise line as RC!

Just shaking my head in disbelief.

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