Tropical Storm Nicole has affected the itinerary of Grandeur of the Seas. Instead of stopping at CoCo Cay, Grandeur of the Seas will stop in Nassau, Bahamas today. The rest of the ship's itinerary is unaffected
Credit to CruiseCritic for information
CEOs in America are paying more attention to their pricing strategies, while torn between rising costs and the reluctance of consumers to pay more. Core inflation, which excludes volatile energy prices and food has not undergone major changes in the U.S. in recent months and executives do not fail to analyze where, when and how they can raise prices.
Royal Caribbean Cruises has been increasing the price of their cruise, but more gradually than before and only after collecting data on stocks that are receiving telephone and on its website, says Brian Rice, his chief financial officer. Throughout the day, the cruise operator adjusts hundreds of prices. However, Rice said that rates have not reached the pre-recession levels. "Clearly we have our prices where we need them," he says.
Royal Caribbean's Legend of the Seas made her first visit ever to Seoul, South Korea, after being added as a port of call by Royal Caribbean. Legend of the Seas will be largest ship to ever visit the the Incheon port on Tuesday.
Royal Caribbean is kicking off it's much hyped "WOW Sale" today, which is offering savings for Royal Caribbean cruises in 2011. During the sale, passengers can get up to $200 per cabin in onboard credits. In addition, you will only have to pay half the normal amount for a deposit to book a cruise.
"Our WOW sale is truly our best consumer offer," Royal Caribbean senior vice president for sales Vicki Freed tells USA TODAY, noting the promotion is good on voyages through 2012. The sale "offers the most flexibility of dates and ships."
Onboard credit amounts vary depending the length of your cruise...
- 3-5 night cruises: $50 per cabin
- 6-9 night cruises: $100 per cabin
- 9 nights or more: $200 per cabin.
Special offer can not be combined with any other offer or promotion, including Crown & Anchor, Shareholder Benefit, Future and Next Cruise offers. This deal is only valid September 29 & 30, 2010.
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line associate vice president and general manager of the United Kingdom and Ireland, Jo Rzymowska, has been appointed chair of the Passenger Shipping Association's Cruise Section Committee.
Recently we had a chance to sit down with John Hinchey, the musical arranger for the brand new show "Summer Breeze", which is set to debut on Royal Caribbean's brand new Allure of the Seas ship.
This show, that is being performed each cruise in the Aqua Theater, is a brand new show never seen before on Royal Caribbean and we talked with Hinchey and took a look at this new show and how it came about.
On April 29th, 2011, several hundred mom bloggers will board a Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Majesty of the Seas in Miami to begin their voyage to the Bahamas, as part of the Bloggin’ Mamas Conference & Cruise. Organizers Heather Lopez of Happy Healthy Mom and Caroline Schafer of the Moms On Vacation Travel Club have teamed up to create this one of a kind opportunity for moms to network for both business and pleasure.
Schafer & Lopez took the concept of mom group traveling and combined it with a mom blogger conference after hearing many complaints from moms about having to spend too much money to attend onshore conferences, having to be away from their family, and not really enjoying everything because they were too overwhelmed. According to Heather Lopez, “The cruise environment allows for the controlled scheduling of workshops and social events, and even onshore activities, which makes it easier to ensure that moms will benefit from both the information and the experience. Plus, the moms can bring their kids and spouses, so they get the benefit of a vacation as well.”
Highlights for the event include:
- Engaging workshops conducted by experienced bloggers sharing how bloggers can grow their following, grow their influence, and convert their blogs into profitable endeavors
- Networking opportunities that can help connect faces to their blogs
- Brand 2 Blogger connections, giving moms the opportunity to try out the latest in products for their family
- On shore excursions in the Bahamas
- Workshops scheduled in mid afternoon, rather than morning to allow moms to shop and tour the Bahamas
- Childcare available
- Evening social mixers to bring some more fun onboard
- Invitation Only events for VIP’s
- Swag Bags & Giveaways
- Affordable Package Price & Payment Plan
When Lopez and Schafer first came up with the concept, they immediately assembled an advisory board made up of some of the most influential mom bloggers out there to ensure that all aspects of the event were planned with several viewpoints in mind. Advisory board members include Traci Bisson/ The Mom Entrepreneur, Amy Bellgardt/ Mom Spark and Mom Made That, Holly Hanna/ The Work At Home Woman, Dawn Berryman/ Market Mommy, Toni Bloomfield/ Market Mommies, Abbey Fatica/ Living My MoMent, Lin C/ Blogomomma, and Lucinda Cross/ Corporate Mom DropOuts; reaching a combined total of over 100,000 moms nationwide between them.
The Bloggin’ Mamas Cruise & Conference has already garnered tons of brand interest and will be launching a marketing campaign to promote the event shortly. Megan Calhoun of TwitterMoms agreed to help promote the event to her network of over 25,000 members and Jennifer James of the Mom Bloggers Club & Mom Salon is tentatively scheduled as one of the event’s keynotes. Moms are encouraged to register soon to reserve the current rate.
Calling all families! Royal Caribbean International and USA TODAY announced today a search for America's best and brightest family to cover the unveiling of Allure of the Seas, which will share the title of the world's largest and most revolutionary cruise ship along with sister ship, Oasis of the Seas. Today through October 29, 2010, families are invited to enter to win the coveted role of field correspondents alongside USA TODAY'S own cruise editor, Gene Sloan. Once onboard the ship, the lucky winning family of up to six will receive behind-the-scenes access to file reports that will appear at USA TODAY's Cruise Log about one of the most buzzed-about hospitality and entertainment stories of the year.
The Pan American Development Foundation will honor Royal Caribbean as part of its 2010 Heroes of the Hemisphere event. Royal Caribbean has been awarded this honor because of its" corporate social responsibility efforts in the Western Hemisphere". Also, the non-profit will recognize the efforts of everyone who provided relief to Haiti after the devastating earthquake.
In addition, five extraordinary people from Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Brazil and Mexico will be honored as the 2010 Heroes of the Hemisphere for their dedication to improving the lives of people in their communities