Skift Take

While consumer spending was key for Royal Caribbean's first quarter, demand across the board has led the company to its highest-ever revenue in the second quarter.

Royal Caribbean International posted strong results Thursday and lifted its earnings expectations for this year by a third.

The Miami-based cruise operator said it now expected earnings per share of $6 to $6.20, up from its prior forecast of $4.40 to $4.80.

“Demand for cruising and our brands is exceptionally strong and we have seen anoth