Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: May 21, 2017

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21May2017

Stay up-to-date with all the Royal Caribbean news from this week with our roundup of all this week's news.

Earlier this week, we reported a new kind of escape room game available on Brilliance of the Seas that will soon make its way to other ships in the fleet.

Puzzle Break CEO Nate Martin spoke exclusively with Royal Caribbean Blog about the work his company is doing to bring new escape rooms to other Royal Caribbean ships.  

The "Royal Mystery" game is a hybrid puzzle hunt escape room experience that is playable by multiple teams at the same time. And it can be played on existing ships in the fleet.

Royal Caribbean News

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 198th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, featuring an interview with Puzzle Break CEO and co-founder Nate Martin.

In this Episode, Matt talks with Nate Martin about the work Puzzle Break is doing with Royal Caribbean and the kind of escape room games that are coming soon to its ships.

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

Recently added Royal Caribbean Menus

We regularly update our listing of Royal Caribbean menus to help our readers prepare for their cruise experience. Here is a listing of which menus have been updated this week.

    Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

    Seatrade Cruise News cites a poll that Royal Caribbean is tops with millennials.

    CruiseBe has 5 places for foodies on Anthem of the Seas.

    Royal Caribbean showed how they use data-driven, predictive analytics approach to fleet operations.

    Eat Sleep Cruise shared their top 10 things to do in Havana, Cuba.

    Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: May 13, 2017

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    14May2017

    Happy Mothers Day! All the moms out there deserve a big hug, thank you and hopefully a cruise too.

    Royal Caribbean announced a new non-refundable cruise fare program that will begin in July.

    As of July 1, 2017, the fleet-wide launch of nonrefundable deposit fares will debut across all ships. When making a cruise reservation at least 6-months prior to sailing, guests who opt to take advantage of nonrefundable deposit fares will automatically qualify to earn up to $100 per stateroom to spend at sea. Early booking credit is combinable with the existing promotional offer available at time of booking.

    Change fees are only incurred should an adjustment to the ship and/or sail date occur; therefore, no change fee will be assessed upon swapping between category types on the same ship and sail date.

    Royal Caribbean News

    Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

    The 197th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, sharing tips about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise to Cuba.

    In this episode, Halee joins Matt to talk about her recent cruise to Cuba and what the experience was like on the first sailing.  Halee also shares tips and advice for anyone visiting Cuba soon.

    Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

    Recently added Royal Caribbean Menus

    We regularly update our listing of Royal Caribbean menus to help our readers prepare for their cruise experience. Here is a listing of which menus have been updated this week.

      Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

      Seatrade interviewed Royal Caribbean SVP of Hotel Operations about the changes coming to CocoCay.

      In The Loop Travel has a new video from their recent Navigator of the Seas cruise.

      Royal Caribbean has ways to make Mother's Day even better with a cruise.

      Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: May 7, 2017

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      07May2017

      Happy Sunday! We hope you are having a great weekend and ready to talk a little Royal Caribbean.

      Royal Caribbean made a lot of people living near the Gulf Coast states very happy this week with the announcement of new options to the Caribbean from New Orleans, Galveston and Miami in 2018.

      Royal Caribbean will offer once again cruises from New Orleans when Vision of the Seas in the winter of 2018-2019. Vision of the Seas will also offer a pair of Panama Canal cruises prior to her arrival in New Orleans.

      Enchantment of the Seas will move to Galveston, Texas, to offer cruises alongside Liberty of the Seas.

      Mariner of the Seas will call PortMiami home in 2018, and offer 3- and 4-night itineraries beginning on June 21, 2018.

      Royal Caribbean News

      Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

      The 196th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, focusing on Royal Caribbean's specialty dining packages.

      In this episode, Matt talks about the specialty dining packages that are available on most sailings and what they offer guests from a savings perspective.

      Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

      Recently added Royal Caribbean Menus

      We regularly update our listing of Royal Caribbean menus to help our readers prepare for their cruise experience. Here is a listing of which menus have been updated this week.

        Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

        CruiseMiss has a guide to Caribbean islands that Royal Caribbean ships visit.

        Royal Caribbean celebrated 10 years of offering cruises in China.

        CruiseBe shared 7 facts you probably did not know about Radiance of the Seas.

        Cruise Hive shared a look at the ship formerly known as Legend of the Seas.

        TTG Media has a look at the changes in the sales operations for Royal Caribbean in Europe.

        Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: April 30, 2017

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        30Apr2017

        Happy weekend! We hope you are enjoying a couple days of rest and relaxation! Now it is time to sit back with a cup of tea or java, and check out the latest in Royal Caribbean news… 

        Royal Caribbean provided a sneak peak at its next Quantum Class ship, which will be a brand new kind of Quantum Class ship, known as the Quantum Ultra Class.

        As part of the cruise line's 2018-19 Asia-Pacific deployment release, the yet-to-be-named ship is the first Quantum Ultra Class ship, and will join sister ships Quantum of the Seas and Ovation of the Seas in the region.

        The new ship will specifically be designed for guests in the region, featuring even more cutting-edge and unprecedented experiences and amenities.

        Royal Caribbean News

        Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

        The 195th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, and we are talking about what it is like to stay in a suite.

        In this episode, Matt talks about his recent suite experience on Royal Caribbean and shares the best aspects of staying in a suite and why it may be worth trying one out.

        Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

        Royal Caribbean Blog Reader Finds

        If you are on a Royal Caribbean cruise and spot something cool, new or just fun, share a photo with us on Facebook or Twitter so we can add it to our Royal Caribbean Blog Reader Finds each Sunday!

        Sannie Berg sent this photo of Independence of the Seas visiting Rotterdam, instead of Le Havre due to strikes, from earlier today.

        Christine Hirsch took this photo of Explorer of the Seas in Suva, Fiji, while onboard the Oceania Sirena.

        Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

        In The Loop Travel has a look at an ideal day in Labadee.

        Eat Sleep Cruise has six reasons to visit Sabor on Harmony of the Seas.

        CNBC interviewed Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Chairman Richard Fain to discuss the company's quarterly results.

        Cruise Hive has four reasons you should prebook.

        CruiseBe has a look at the family of cruise lines in Royal Caribbean.

        Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: April 23, 2017

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        23Apr2017

        Spring is here and it is also Sunday, which means we are celebrating warm(er) temperatures and Royal Caribbean news from this week!

        Royal Caribbean's CEO made news this week, when he briefly mentioned a number of new initiatives and changes coming to the cruise line over the next few years.

        In an interview with Travel Weekly, Michael Bayley talked about adding a water park to CocoCay, Majesty of the Seas going to Cuba and overnight stays in CocoCay.

        Bayley also talked about what guests can expect on Symphony of the Seas, and when the next batch of information will be revealed.

        Royal Caribbean News

        Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

        The 194th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, which reviews the Private Journeys shore excursion option.

        Have you ever struggled with finding the perfect shore excursion for your family? Royal Caribbean has a new custom shore excursion option that we tried out on a recent cruise.  In this episode, Matt and Christie discuss their experience with Private Journeys and what to expect if you try it out.

        Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

        Recently added Royal Caribbean Menus

        We regularly update our listing of Royal Caribbean menus to help our readers prepare for their cruise experience. Here is a listing of which menus have been updated this week.

          Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

          Royal Caribbean has a look at the Ultimate Abyss slide on Harmony of the Seas.

          TTG Media has a look at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. cruise industry first transgender policy.

          Travel Pulse covered the recent dress code updates by Royal Caribbean.

          Travel Weekly reported on a new airport luggage service at Port of Seattle.

          Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: April 16, 2017

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          16Apr2017

          Happy Easter! Whether you are celebrating the beautiful Spring holiday with a luxurious meal, or hunting for eggs hidden by the Easter Bunny, I hope that you are having a relaxing Sunday.

          Have you ever been to Kennedy Space Center near Port Canaveral, Florida? It is the preeminent attraction near the port, and a monument to some incredible moments in human history.  We visited Kennedy Space Center for the first time on a recent cruise visit.

          Royal Caribbean offers a few shore excursions that tour Kennedy Space Center, and we shared our experience at the center, including seeing one of the space shuttles.

          Royal Caribbean News

          Recently added Royal Caribbean Menus

          We regularly update our listing of Royal Caribbean menus to help our readers prepare for their cruise experience. Here is a listing of which menus have been updated this week.

            On This Week in Royal Caribbean History

            Two years ago this week, Royal Caribbean announced it was doing away with the last-minute cruise discounts on cruises more than two to four nights in length.

            Royal Caribbean Chairman Richard Fain called the long-held practice “disruptive” to loyal customers and travel agents during a conference call on first-quarter earnings.

            In the time since, Royal Caribbean tweaked the policy a couple of times, but retains the program to this day.

            Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

            Cruise Habit looks at what documents or authorization one needs to cruise to Cuba.

            Adventures with Beci shares a tip for what to do if your favorite shore excursion is sold out.

            CruiseBe has 9 facts you might not know about Oasis of the Seas.

            EatSleepCruise shared a photo tour of a Central Park View Stateroom on Harmony of the Seas.

            Traveling with Mom has the ultimate guide to cruising with a family on Allure of the Seas.

            Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: April 9, 2017

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            09Apr2017

            They say April showers brings May flowers, but Sundays bring you a round-up of all of this week's Royal Caribbean news!

            The Royal Caribbean news everyone was talking about this week was another update to Royal Caribbean's suggested attire, where shorts, tees, and tank tops were removed from the list.

            Royal Caribbean revised its dress code suggestions just around two weeks after it added shorts to the list, which generated a lot of discussion as well.

            The change applies to the casual dress code, and as many cruise veterans have noted in our comments, the dress code has rarely been enforced.

            Royal Caribbean News

            Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

            The 192nd episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, which has five rules for getting a great price on a Royal Caribbean cruise,

            Among all the questions typically asked, Matt finds the most common one is about how to get a "deal" on a Royal Caribbean cruise.  In this episode, Matt shares the five things anyone can do to get a great price.

            Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

            Join us aboard the largest cruise ship in the world!

            We are so excited to announce the next group cruise for readers and staff of RoyalCaribbeanBlog.com aboard Harmony of the Seas!  This is an exclusive group where we are inviting you, our readers, to join us on a fantastic Harmony of the Seas sailing on an 7-night cruise to the Western Caribbean.

            This Royal Caribbean Blog group cruise is all about enjoying a fun Royal Caribbean cruise along with other fans who are big fans of Royal Caribbean.  Don't miss this opportunity to check out the amazing ship as well as be a part of exclusive events for those that book with our group!

            For more details on booking the cruise, the itinerary and prices, check out the Royal Caribbean Blog group cruise page and if you have any questions, email me!

            On This Week in Royal Caribbean History

            Two years ago this week, Royal Caribbean took delivery of Anthem of the Seas at a ceremony in Bremerhaven, Germany.

            Ship builder Meyer Werft handed over the second Quantum-class cruise ship to Royal Caribbean. Immediately after that ceremony, Anthem of the Seas began heading to Southampton, U.K. for her inaugrual sailings.

            Anthem of the Seas spent the summer in Southampton, prior to crossing the Atlantic to her permanent homeport in Cape Liberty, New Jersey later that year.

            Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

            Mikayla Jane Travels offers an ultimate guide to Voyager of the Seas.

            Travel + Leisure shared five things to know about Symphony of the Seas.

            Royal Caribbean has a list of how to make the best use of 8 hours in Labadee.

            Cruise Habit answers what exactly are harbor pilots.

            Royal Caribbean is also working with the WWF to find sustainable tour operators.

            Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: April 2, 2017

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            02Apr2017

            Happy weekend! We hope Spring is starting to arrive where you live.  Regardless of the weather, it is time to sit back, relax, and check out the latest in Royal Caribbean news!

            Gather three of your closest, thrill seeking friends and you could win a free Royal Caribbean cruise as part of the cruise line's new contest.

            Royal Caribbean is holding a contest to find Instagram adventure seekers who want to travel the world and compete for the title of "World's Most Adventurous Squad".

            Royal Caribbean will hold five adventure-themed Instagram challenges. Each challenge will run for 72 hours on Royal Caribbean’s Instagram account starting on March 29 and through April 12. To take part in the challenge, adventurers simply post their photo to Instagram, tag three friends that will comprise their squad and use the hashtag #AdventureSquad and #Contest.

            Royal Caribbean News

            Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

            The 191st episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, featuring a full review of Matt's recent Anthem of the Seas cruise.

            In this episode, Matt shares a review of his recent sailing on Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas. It was a fun-filled cruise to the Bahamas, and Matt shares his experiences onboard and onshore.  

            Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

            Recently added Royal Caribbean Menus

            We regularly update our listing of Royal Caribbean menus to help our readers prepare for their cruise experience. Here is a listing of which menus have been updated this week.

              Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

              Cruise Tips TV has a new video with Royal Caribbean tips and money saving tricks.

              Flights of Fancy Mom has a review of their recent Freedom of the Seas cruise.

              CruiseHabit shares helpful information about credit cards and changing currency in Cuba.

              Cruise Radio listed their top 9 Royal Caribbean restaurants.

              Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: March 19, 2017

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              19Mar2017

              Last week was a pretty busy week with Royal Caribbean news, and this week continued that trend with lots of changes and announcements. Luckily, we have a summary of all of the news from this week to make certain you did not miss any of it.

              The news that garnered a lot of attention (and even more comments) this week was the announcement Royal Caribbean will begin charging for room service.

              The cruise line will charge guests a fee of $7.95 per order of room service from the All Day Menu and the American Section of the breakfast menu.

              As part of the change, Royal Caribbean is also introducing a new fleet wide room service menu, The new menu features upgraded items such as the Royal Wagyu Burger, a classic Philly cheese steak with shaved rib eye, chicken wings with a choice of four sauces, and a healthy grilled salmon dish with cucumber mint yogurt, to name a few.

              Royal Caribbean News

              Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

              The 189th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, and we are previewing Matt's upcoming cruise on Anthem of the Seas.

              In this episode, Matt is about to cruise on Anthem of the Seas and he is sharing why he picked this ship, what his plans are onboard and some of the new experience he has lined up.

              Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it

              Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

              CruiseHabit reported on the deal Royal Caribbean's parent company signed with Port Everglades.

              Cruise1st.com.au has 9 cruise dining hacks that will save time, effort and money (#2 is particularly well-written).

              TTG indicated Symphony of the Seas will host travel agents from the UK next year.

              Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: March 12, 2017

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              12Mar2017

              Happy Daylight Savings Time! No one enjoys losing an hour of sleep, so we will make you feel better with a round-up of all of this week's Royal Caribbean news.

              The big, big, big news of this week was Royal Caribbean's announcement of its newest cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas.

              Royal Caribbean revealed the name of its fourth Oasis Class ship, along with the nearly big news that Symphony of the Seas and Allure of the Seas will homeport at the brand new Terminal A in PortMiami. 

              Royal Caribbean also put its 2018-2019 Symphony of the Seas sailings on sale to the public, adding to another very busy week of Symphony of the Seas news.

              Royal Caribbean News

              Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

              The 188th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, and we are sharing packing tips for a cruise.

              In this episode, Matt asked packing expert, Sheri, to share some of her strategies for leaner packing before a cruise.  Overpacking is a common pitfall for cruisers, new and old, so this episode aims to help everyone bring less in their suitcases.

              Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it

              Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

              Eat Sleep Cruise has 10 tips for using your smartphone on a cruise ship.

              Royal Caribbean featured a foodie blogger's favorite way to travel.

              Cruise Hive has top 3 Royal Caribbean ships for shore excursions.

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