Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: February 19, 2017

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Happy Sunday and we hope you had a great week.  It was a busy week of Royal Caribbean fun, and we have a round-up of all of it in this hand-dandy blog post.

The headline many Royal Caribbean fans talked about this week was Majesty of the Seas being delayed for one night in Port Canaveral following an U.S. Coast Guard inspection.

Evidently, the Coast Guard was not satisfied with some of the safety equipment on Majesty of the Seas, and Royal Caribbean had to resolve the issues before the ship was cleared. Luckily, the ship was only delayed for one evening and was able to get underway soon thereafter.

For the delay, Royal Caribbean provided its guests with a 25% refundable onboard credit, and a 25% Future Cruise Certificate.

Royal Caribbean News

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 185th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available and are previewing our Navigator of the Seas cruise!

In this episode, Matt talks about why he picked to go on Navigator of the Seas and shares what his plans are for this sailing, including some new experiences he is excited to try for the first time.

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

    From the Deck Chair is sharing tips for booking your cruise online.

    Daily Mail has an interview with a Royal Caribbean performer about what her life and job are like on Harmony of the Seas.

    Royal Caribbean shares how it is the first cruise line to customize the decarbonization approach.

    Forbes has an interview with Royal Caribbean CIO Michael Giresi on how the company plans to innovate.

    Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: February 12, 2017

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    Happy weekend before Valentine's Day! We hope you are having a fun and relaxing weekend. The perfect compliment to any Sunday is our round-up of all of this week's Royal Caribbean news.

    Royal Caribbean announced, and then subsequently extended a new WOW Sale promotion, where guests can take advantage of a number of great offers.

    The WOW Sale includes 60% off the second guest, up to $200 in onboard credit and 50% reduced deposit for bookings made through February 13.  This offer is open to residents of the United States and Canada.

    The WOW Sale is combined with the February Wave Season offer that is going on, and we have heard from lots of readers who have been able to take advantage of this latest promotion.

    Royal Caribbean News

    Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

    The 184th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available and have an overview of the main dining room on Royal Caribbean ships.

    In this episode, Matt discusses what the main dining room offers guests, and shares tips and strategies for a great time dining there throughout the cruise.

    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

      The Miami Herald looks at how Ovation of the Seas caters to the Chinese guest.

      Royal Caribbean has a look at the "where" and "when" of sailings.

      One Boston Herald writer is enjoying cruising after years of avoiding it.

      TimeOut London has a look at 10 awesome robots (including one on Royal Caribbean).

      Condé Nast Traveler shares 10 amazing Caribbean gems that are sure to move higher up on your travel list.

      Royal Caribbean has a list of the coolest new 2017 cruises.

      Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: February 5, 2017

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      Good news, we are all one week closer to our next Royal Caribbean cruise!  In case you missed any of the Royal Caribbean fun from this week, here is our weekly round up!

      Guests looking to sail to Cuba had good news this week, when Royal Caribbean announced many more sailings to Havana for much of 2017.

      Royal Caribbean announced its cruise schedule that will visit Cuba's capital city, including some itineraries that have an overnight stop. All the new sailings will be aboard Empress of the Seas out of Tampa, Florida.

      There are new 4- and 5-night cruises with day and overnight visits to Havana, along with stops in Key West, FL. and Cozumel, Mexico.

      Royal Caribbean News

      Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

      The 183rd episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available and this week, Matt shares how to make a Royal Caribbean cruise extra memorable.

      In this episode, Matt looks at ways anyone can make their next Royal Caribbean cruise stand out with ideas for special events, upgrades and splurges.  

      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.

      How you can support Royal Caribbean Blog

      So many of our readers have reached out to us to ask how they can help the blog and we are introducing the Royal Caribbean Blog Insiders for just that reason.

      The Insiders group is a way readers can contribute to Royal Caribbean Blog and help fuel some of the really amazing ideas, projects and new content that we have lined up.

      As a way of saying thank you for your contribution, there are some fun rewards for being a member of the Royal Caribbean Blog Insiders.

      Becoming a member of the Royal Caribbean Blog Insiders is completely up to you and you can cancel at any time. No questions asked! 

      As always, thank you for visiting Royal Caribbean Blog and being a part of our community!

      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 Hive shares tips how to keep your kids busy on a Royal Caribbean cruise.

        The Washington Post shares the story of how two cruise families cut costs to cruise on Royal Caribbean more often.

        Beyond Ships has a photo tour of Enchantment of the Seas.

        ShermansCruise has their list of seven best places to eat on Royal Caribbean ships.

        Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: January 29, 2017

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        Hope you had a great week (maybe one week closer to your next Royal Caribbean cruise?) and you had a chance to keep up with what's new with Royal Caribbean this week. But if not, here's a roundup of this week's news.

        The big news this week was Royal Caribbean's registering of three new cruise ship names, including the widely-rumored name for its fourth Oasis class cruise ship.

        Earlier in the week, Royal Caribbean filed to trademark three ship names with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  These names include Symphony of the Seas, Sunrise of the Seas and Valhalla of the Seas.

        Symphony of the Seas is expected to be the name of the cruise line's next cruise ship that will debut, although Royal Caribbean has made no official announcement regarding that yet.  The other two names registered remain unknown as to which ship they will be registered to, if any.

        Despite Royal Caribbean not announced the name of its fourth Oasis class cruise ship, which debuts in Spring 2018, there have been a few different convincing rumors this month that seem to point to the name of the ship being Symphony of the Seas, including a construction site photo taken of the ship's name being prepared.

        Royal Caribbean News

        Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

        The 182nd episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available and we have a look at what happens when you get sick on a cruise.

        In this episode, Halee joins Matt to discuss what it was like to be sick while on a cruise. Everyone hopes their cruise vacation will be the best time of their life, but getting sick can happen at sea just like on land.  Halee shares what she dealt with and shares some lessons for anyone else who might end up in a similar situation.

        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

        CNBC interviewed Royal Caribbean Chairman and CEO Richard Fain about the company's financial results.

        Cruise1st takes a look at the best cruise lines for 20-something year olds.

        ShermansCruise has 5 activities that are worth the splurge on a Royal Caribbean cruise.

        Everything Pop Culture shared her experience on Allure of the Seas.

        EatSleepCruise has some quick facts about the neighborhoods on Harmony of the Seas.

        Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: January 22, 2017

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        Each week we summarize all of this week's Royal Caribbean news in one post, just in case you missed any of it. Lots of things happen in your life during the week, so this is your opportunity to catch up on everything Royal Caribbean.

        The big news this week came from the rumor mill, with some compelling indications of what Royal Caribbean's next cruise ship will named.

        First, a blog post from the FlowRider company specifically referred to Oasis IV as Symphony of the Seas.  Then a few days later, a construction photo shows the same name being prepared on the ship's hull.

        Royal Caribbean has made no official announcement regarding what its fourth Oasis class ship will be named, but many believe she will be named Symphony of the Seas.

        Royal Caribbean News

        Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

        The 181st  episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, which provides an overview of what Labadee offers.

        Royal Caribbean's private destination of Labadee is a highlight for any cruise, and on this episode, Matt looks at what there is to do in Labadee, what to expect on shore, and tips for a fun day.

        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

        Penn State University has a look at two Royal Caribbean crew members who graduated from Penn State.

        Cruise Dudes Podcast interviewed a listener who recently sailed on Allure of the Seas.

        Royal Caribbean shares how its cruise ships save energy.

        Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: January 15, 2017

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        Welcome to this week's round-up of all the Royal Caribbean news and happenings.  Hope you are staying warm and are ready to cozy up to some great Royal Caribbean fun.

        Royal Caribbean highlighted what is new and notable for 2017, including new several new itineraries.

        While there is no new cruise ship joining the fleet this year, Royal Caribbean fans will be delighted to see changes to offerings in many different markets.

        Chief among the changes for 2017 are cruises to Cuba (finally!). Empress of the Seas will provide vacationers with the opportunity to discover the timeless sights, sounds and culture of this island nation. The newly revitalized Empress of the Seas will make history for the cruise line with its first visit to Cuba during a 5-night sailing departing Miami on April 19, 2017.

        In addition, Royal Caribbean will operate the three largest cruise ships in the world out of the state of Florida.

        Royal Caribbean News

        Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

        The 180th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where we take an in-depth look at going on a Royal Caribbean cruise with young children.

        Bringing toddlers and babies on a Royal Caribbean cruise is something many families choose to do, but there can be some unique challenges associated with traveling with kids of that age.  This week, Matt and Christy discuss their strategies and share tips for parents looking to cruise with the very young.

        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

        Porthole Magazine has a full review of Harmony of the Seas in this month's edition.

        Everything Zany shared a helpful list of cruise ship terms that you should know.

        Cruise Critic shared their list of favorite drinks on Harmony of the Seas.

        Chris Cruises shares an ode to sunsets at sea.

        Eat Sleep Cruise has a list of the best hotels near Port Everglades.

        Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: January 8, 2017

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        Happy Sunday! We hope you are having a great weekend and staying warm! Brew yourself a cup of tea or cocoa and get ready to check out this week’s summary of Royal Caribbean news!

        If you happen to be a resident of the United Kingdom or Ireland, there is a job opening at Royal Caribbean that you definitely want to check out.

        Royal Caribbean UK is looking to hire a summer "intern" to showcase all the fun of a Royal Caribbean cruise on a daily basis.

        Royal Caribbean describes this "intern-ship" as a hybrid between being a photographer, documentary maker and a storyteller. A typical day will see the successful candidate immerse themselves in the extraordinary moments, experiences and stories that take place on land and at sea, and share them with the world via Instagram.

        Royal Caribbean News

        Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

        The 179th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where our podcast listeners share which Royal Caribbean ship is their favorite.

        In this episode, listeners call into the podcast to talk with Matt about which Royal Caribbean ship is their favorite and why.

        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

        Royal Caribbean showcases the career of its SVP of Global Marine Ops.

        This Time Tomorrow shares a look at a day in Santorini while aboard Jewel of the Seas.

        Eat Sleep Cruise shares why they are excited to cruise on Harmony of the Seas.

        E-deliciou-S has a tour of Explorer of the Seas.

        Disney Cruise Line Blog has a full review of the 2017 Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line.

        Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: January 1, 2017

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        Happy New Year! We wish everyone a very happy new year, and a year filled with plenty of Royal Caribbean fun.

        It was a quiet week overall, but we heard from plenty of our readers about new sunbeds that are available for rent on Anthem of the Seas.

        These sunbeds are located near North Star, and are available to rent for $150 each (plus 18% gratuity).  The sunbeds come with a bottle of Moët Chandon Ice Imperial, and offer a dedicated spot to enjoy near the pool throughout the day.

        Many of our readers voiced their opinion of value of these sunbeds, so be sure to share your thoughts too.

        Royal Caribbean News

        Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

        The 178th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where we list ideas of things you might not consider packing for a Royal Caribbean cruise.

        In this episode, Matt talks about the various events onboard that may necessitate packing other items you have not considered.  Also, Matt discusses the items on Royal Caribbean's prohibited items list.

        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

        USA Today counted down the top cruise stories of 2016 (Harmony of the Seas made the list).

        Royal Caribbean has packing tips for a cruise by style expert, Sydne Summer.

        Totally Tourists has an interview with Oasis of the Seas' Food & Beverage director.

        Cruise Hive named Harmony of the Seas the best new cruise ship of 2016.

        The Street looks at a partnership between Royal Caribbean and Mattel to target kids and teens through online content.

        The Wall Street Journal highlights Royal Caribbean's work with AwesomenessTV to target teens.

        Cruise Habit answers the question if using a travel agent is a good idea for booking a cruise.

        Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: December 25, 2016

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        Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah! The holidays are here, and so is our weekly round up of this week's Royal Caribbean news.

        The gifts came a little early for Royal Caribbean this week, with Royal Caribbean being named Best Cruise Line Overall by Travel Weekly for 14th consecutive year.

        Royal Caribbean also claimed the top spot in a few other categories including Best Cruise Line in the Caribbean, Best Cruise Line Sales & Service, Best Overall Individual Cruise Ship (Allure of the Seas), and Best New Cruise Ship (Harmony of the Seas).

        Travel Weekly honored the winners of its Readers Choice Awards at a gala dinner and ceremony on December 15 at the Conrad Hotel in New York. Winners were selected in 78 categories, ranging from hotels to tours to airlines to GDSs to cruise lines, represent the best of the best in travel.

        Royal Caribbean News

        Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

        The 177th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available and this week, we are sharing three wishes for Royal Caribbean.

        In this episode, Matt and Billy make wishes for changes we would make if we had access to a genie (and opted not to wish for wealth and a long life).

        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.

        How you can support Royal Caribbean Blog

        So many of our readers have reached out to us to ask how they can help the blog and we are introducing the Royal Caribbean Blog Insiders for just that reason.

        The Insiders group is a way readers can contribute to Royal Caribbean Blog and help fuel some of the really amazing ideas, projects and new content that we have lined up.

        As a way of saying thank you for your contribution, there are some fun rewards for being a member of the Royal Caribbean Blog Insiders.

        Becoming a member of the Royal Caribbean Blog Insiders is completely up to you and you can cancel at any time. No questions asked! 

        As always, thank you for visiting Royal Caribbean Blog and being a part of our community!

        Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

        CIO shows how CIOs eye new initiatives in 2017, including Royal Caribbean's CIO.

        Cruise Fever has the pros and cons of a Boardwalk balcony stateroom on Allure of the Seas.

        Royal Caribbean shares tips on how to pick your first cruise.

        In The Loop Travel has tips on how to eat like a local in Cancun, Mexico.

        Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: December 18, 2016

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        Good news, we are all one week closer to our next Royal Caribbean cruise!  In case you missed any of the Royal Caribbean fun from this week, here is our weekly round up!

        A small nugget of information regarding Royal Caribbean's next cruise ship to be delivered was revealed this week, shedding light on where the ship will call home.

        Royal Caribbean CEO Michael Bayley mentioned in an interview that the fourth Oasis class cruise ship will be coming to the United States, following a brief European summer season.

        This plan mirrors the plan for sister ship, Harmony of the Seas, which also did a summer season in Europe prior to her arrival in the United States.

        Royal Caribbean News

        Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

        The 176th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available and this week, Matt countsdown his top five favorite experiences on Harmony of the Seas.

        In this episode, Matt considers everything there is to see and do on Harmony of the Seas, and lists his favorite spots, entertainment and of course, food.

        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

        Wall Street Journal has a look at how Royal Caribbean's CIO deploys containers to modernize an old system.

        Cruise News UK has an interview with the Captain of Allure of the Seas.

        Eat Sleep Cruise has a list of 10 ways to save money on cruise drinks.

        Hello His recaps their cruise on Harmony of the Seas.

        Cruise Critic has a list of 7 things not to do on an Oasis class ship.

        Travel Weekly sees more sailings to Cuba, but at what price?

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