The rumors of job terminations at Royal Caribbean ended yesterday when multiple news sources announced that the Miami-based cruise lines cut around 100 employees from its payroll.

Seatrade Insider was the first publication I read yesterday about the large scale termination at the cruise line’s headquarters. Its article entitled Royal Caribbean Global EVP Bauer is

Like any employee, crew members are not immune from being terminated. But termination on a cruise ship is a bit different from being fired at a regular job. It’s like being fired and kicked out of your apartment all at once.

Better known as the "6 AM knock," crew members wake up to the ship’s

The Miami Herald reported that Discovery Cruise Line, which is known for operating day cruises to the Bahamas plans to discontinue services starting September 7.

It is unknown whether this is a temporary hiatus or whether the cruise liner is going out of business for good. According to the Herald, the cruise line announced