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Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

5 May 2022

A sneak peek into the world’s biggest yacht

Somnio is the world’s first ocean liner conceived to provide all the benefits of superyacht ownership and the highest possible standards, with onboard amenities that reflect […]
4 April 2022

US has lifted its risk advisory for cruise travel

The CDC has lifted its Covid-19 risk warning for cruise travel, dropping cruise ships from its list of travel health notices. This choice is a relief […]
22 March 2022

P&O Ferries have summarily sacked 800 workers

In a three-minute video call on Thursday 17th, 800 staff were told that it was their “final day of employment”. DP World, owners of P&O Ferries, […]
24 February 2022

World’s largest cruise ship ready to make its debut

Wonder of the Seas – the fifth of Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Class vessels and the world’s biggest cruise ship – is ready to hit the waters […]
16 February 2022

Costa Cruises resumes operations with the entire fleet in 2022

Costa Cruises continues its gradual restart plan for 2022. From 5 March, the date on which the new Costa Toscana, star of the recent edition of the Sanremo Music […]
13 January 2022

CDC advises against traveling on cruises amid Omicron surge

US health authorities have warned people not to travel on cruise ships, even if they have been vaccinated against Covid-19. This is in light of the […]
11 January 2022

EU high-level meeting to discuss cruise tourism and sustainability

EU leaders and representatives from the cruise industry will meet during a high-level meeting, on 1 March, to debate destination management in cruise tourism and ways […]
29 December 2021

Princess Cruises launches a 111-day world cruise in 2022

Princess Cruises has unveiled the itinerary for its 111-day World Cruise 2024, which opens for sale on November 11, 2021. The voyage will be operated by […]
23 November 2021

Number of cruise passenger fell by more than 90% in 2020, according to Eurostat

The number of cruise passengers passing through EU ports dropped 91% between 2019 and 2020, to 1.3 million, recent data from the Eurostat has revealed. Although […]
5 November 2021

Silversea Cruises to launch hybrid powered vessel in 2023

The cruise industry’s first hybrid ship will be unveiled in the summer of 2023 as part of Royal Caribbean Group’s Silversea Cruises luxury cruise brand. The […]
22 October 2021

International Cruise Summit to be held in Madrid to address current industry challenges

International cruise industry professionals will gather on November 17 and 18 in Madrid for another edition of the International Cruise Summit. After the success of the […]
20 October 2021

69-meter yacht’s ‘gaping hole’ concept dazzles designers

The Shape, named by its Rome-based team, is dazzling boat designers across the world with its innovative design and sumptuous accommodations. Still a concept, the luxurious […]
11 October 2021

Island created for cruise ship tourists sees birth of first turtles

MSC Cruises has just announced that on the Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, the island owned by the company in the Bahamas, hundreds of sea turtle […]
25 August 2021

Seychelles to welcome back cruises in November

From mid-November, the Seychelles will welcome vessels with a maximum of 300 passengers for the 2021-2022 cruise ship season, said a top official. This resumes port […]
16 August 2021

Royal yacht of former Belgian King and Queen for sale

Alpa IV, the royal yacht acquired for €4.6 million in 2009 by the former King of Belgium, King Albert II and his spouse Queen Paola, is […]
6 August 2021

Royal Caribbean to start testing passengers regardless of their vaccination status

Royal Caribbean has announced that passengers over the age of 2 will have to provide a negative coronavirus test before boarding, regardless of their vaccination status. […]
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