* B to B
In the cruise industry the term “B to B” often means “back to back,” which refers to booking two cruises one right after the other to form one longer cruise. But in the case of this story, to Royal Caribbean International, “B to B” means “Back to Brazil” - for the eighth year.
Many readers know that half of RCI’s passengers are now from outside North America, but many people don’t realize that many of them sail on ships which are scheduled just for them and not even promoted in North America.
* Crew Member Sentenced for Child Pornography
In June we reported on the case of a crew member from Holland America’s Veendam who was arrested aboard the ship for possessing child pornography when the ship arrived in Canada, and today he was sentenced in accordance with Canada’s rather strict guidelines.
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