Everything has to come from someplace

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Royal Caribbean’s hotel procurement team sources all consumables and replaceables aboard some 48 “floating hotels” in its global fleet. Such items as plants and flowers, dishware, bed linens and uniforms, among many others, are obvious. Others – tear-away shorts for “sexy man” contests on the pool deck and holiday decorations – not so much.

It’s extraordinarily complex, and we have it down to a science.