Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: July 16, 2017

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16Jul2017

Happy Sunday! We hope you’re having a wonderful weekend and are ready to catch up on all the Royal Caribbean news from this week!

Royal Caribbean announced this week a list of changes coming to Independence of the Seas in an upcoming refurbishment.

Independence of the Seas is scheduled for a refurbishment in April 2018, at which point she will receive several new features including a trampoline park, water slides and more.

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 206th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where we are answering your Royal Caribbean emails

In this episode, Matt reviews his recent sailing on Harmony of the Seas and shares the different experiences onboard and onshore that he tried.

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.

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Cruise Fever has a look at how Oasis of the Seas changed cruising forever.

Cruise Habit has a look at how cruise ship design impacts guest expectations.

Royal Caribbean is celebrating 25 years of saving the ocean.

Blog reader Jason Percival took a stateroom tour of his Royal Family Suite on Anthem of the Seas.

MarineLink shares how Royal Caribbean will install NavBox across the entire fleet.

Travel Pulse lists some major headaches your travel agent can remedy.

PR News shares how Royal Caribbean's Communications Team handles a real-time crisis on social media.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: July 9, 2017

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09Jul2017

The weekend is here and that means we have finished up another week with plenty of Royal Caribbean news to share. If you missed any of it, here is your neatly tied wrap-up of it all!

The big story this week was Royal Caribbean will test a new drink policy on a few upcoming Harmony of the Seas cruises where if one adult gets an unlimited alcohol package, all adults in the same stateroom would be required to buy it as well.

The pilot program will be for eight Harmony of the Seas sailings starting September 30, 2017 through November 18, 2017.

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

This week's podcast episode is all about things about the cruise experience we have changed our minds about over the years.

Our good friend, Michael Poole, joins us to discuss ways we have changed our outlook on cruising and things we do now that we never used to, or vice versa.

You can listen to the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast for free and hear all our tips, advice and suggestions for a better Royal Caribbean cruise experience.

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Porthole Magazine provided a look at Royal Caribbean's entertainment studio.

Cruise Habit shares how much does it cost to dock a cruise ship.

Cruise Critic created a new video with a look at which cruise lines have the best inside cabins.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: July 2, 2017

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02Jul2017

Happy July 4th and Canada Day Weekend to everyone out in blog land! Many of you are enjoying a relaxing and long weekend, and I hope this week's round up of all the Royal Caribbean news makes it even better!

Royal Caribbean captured the imagination of many fans when news came out that it had registered a trademark for a potential new cruise ship name.

Royal Caribbean filed for a trademark for the phrase, "Spectrum of the Seas" (and then followed that up with two more potential ship name trademarks).

The cruise line has not announced any intentions for the names it registered, but many cruise fans believe these could be the names of the ships Royal Caribbean has on order.

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 204th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where Matt previews his Harmony of the Seas cruise.

In this episode, Matt is sharing his plans for his Harmony of the Seas cruise.  Matt talks about the plans he made, and shares the decision making process of planning for an Oasis class ship.

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.

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Royal Caribbean shared a look at the people behind its innovation center.

Fox Business interviewed Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Chairman Richard Fain.

Cruise Habit has the details on Celebrity Edge's latest announcement.

Eat Sleep Cruise has a review of Wonderland on Harmony of the Seas.

TTG wrote about Royal Caribbean's Stuart Levin has joined the board of Abta.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: June 24, 2017

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25Jun2017

Happy Sunday! We hope you’re having a relaxing weekend and enjoying summer! It’s time to sit back, relax, and catch up on all the recent Royal Caribbean news!

Royal Caribbean made headlines this week when it unveiled a first-of-its-kind social media innovation.

The cruise line developed its own Snapchat Spectacles that are capable of broadcasting live underwater, and shared a few underwater adventures with its Snapchat followers.

The mask was custom engineered by the cruise line for use with Snapchat Spectacles. It allows the wearer to snap while underwater and will give those above the surface a unique perspective into the intriguing underwater world of marine life.

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 203nd episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where we take an in-depth look at Royal Caribbean's Cruise Planner site.

In this episode, Matt talks about what the Cruise Planner offers guests before their cruise, and how to best take advantage of pre-cruise purchases.

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.

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WildGravity Travels shared a port highlight and ship tour from Enchantment of the Seas.

John Bamber shared a cabin tour of his stateroom on Anthem of the Seas.

In The Loop Travel shared a new video of a day spent in Royal Caribbean's CocoCay.

My Cruise Course thinks now is the time to start planning your Baltic Cruise for next year.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: June 18, 2017

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18Jun2017

Happy Sunday! We’d like to wish all the dads out there a very Happy Father’s Day! We hope you get to have a relaxing and fun-filled day with your family!

Now it’s time to sit back, relax, and catch up on all the latest Royal Caribbean news!

Royal Caribbean provided our first look at its new non-refundable deposit program with select sailings offering the new option.

Beginning June 13, guests can expect to see the non-refundable deposit option live on various products. Royal Caribbean will work with these test products leading up to the fleet wide launch on July 1, 2017.

As of July 1st, 2017, the fleet-wide launch of nonrefundable deposit fares will debut across all ships.

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 202nd episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where we discuss what you need to know about taking a cruise during hurricane season.

In this episode, Matt talks about what impact hurricanes can have on a cruise, and whether or not taking a cruise during this time of year is a good idea.

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

    New York Post shared a look at a recent Allure of the Seas cruise.

    My Cruise Course shared a list of their favorite cruise podcasts.

    Disney Cruise Line Blog shared tips for packing for a cruise.

    Reasons to Cruise compared MSC Meraviglia to Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas.

    Cruise Radio released a new episode with a review of Liberty of the Seas.

    Travel Weekly reports the new Royal Caribbean sales manager for Scotland.

    Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: June 11, 2017

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    11Jun2017

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

    Royal Caribbean made headlines this week when Symphony of the Seas was floated out.

    The important construction milestone took place at the STX France shipyard. With the exterior now complete, Symphony of the Seas was floated out of her dry dock to begin the next phase of interior construction.

    Symphony of the Seas will remain at this position until her delivery date in mid-April 2018.

    Royal Caribbean News

    Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

    The 201st episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, and we are sharing our best tips for first time cruisers.

    In this episode, Matt and Billy each share two aspects of a Royal Caribbean cruise that everyone else seems to enjoy, but not them.  It is a tribute to unpopular opinions.

    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

    AmyUrquhart.com shared three activities they skip on a Royal Caribbean cruise.

    Royal Caribbean celebrated World Oceans Day with a peek at the most eco-friendly destinations.

    Cruise & Ferry reports Port Everglades will refit Terminal 25 as part of a new deal with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

    Cruise Radio has a review of Wonderland.

    Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: June 4, 2017

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    04Jun2017

    Happy Sunday! In case you missed any of the Royal Caribbean news from this week, we have a round-up of it all in one easy to read post!

    The big news from this week is the return of the corkage fee for wine guests bring onboard their Royal Caribbean cruise and have opened at a restaurant.

    Royal Caribbean updated its policy to charge guests a $15 corkage fee per bottle of wine consumed in public areas.  The new policy began this week.

    The corkage fee only applies to wine brought onboard on embarkation, and not wine purchased and/or given on board.

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    Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

    The 200th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, and we are sharing our best tips for first time cruisers.

    In this episode, Matt opens the phone lines to podcast listeners to share their favorite cruise tips for someone who is taking their very first 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

      CNBC shared a video of Jim Cramer talking cruise stocks, including Royal Caribbean.

      Royal Caribbean recapped how 2,000 volunteers from its company helped show up for a weekend of hard work, for a good cause.

      Cruise Critic interviewed Royal Caribbean's chief meteorologist.

      Cruise Habit discusses what the start of hurricane season means to those going on a cruise.

      Alpha looks at the record breaking buildings and structures from around the world.

      Royal Caribbean shared insider tips for going to Cuba.

      Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: May 28, 2017

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      28May2017

      Welcome to our summary of all of this week's Royal Caribbean news.  As we mark a time of remembrance this Memorial Day weekend, we also look forward to fun celebrations with family and friends as the unofficial start to summer has arrived.

      Here is a look at all the Royal Caribbean news from this week!

      Royal Caribbean made news this week when it announced it has hired the first Chief Meterologist.

      James Van Fleet joined Royal Caribbean to develop forecasts for the cruise line's fleet of 24 ships. With his guidance, captains have the added support to continue making informed decisions and delivering the best possible vacation experience for the cruise line’s guests.

      Translating technical data into digestable information is second nature for Van Fleet, who’s a veteran TV meteorologist with more than two decades of experience.

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      Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

      The 199th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, with a special interview with the Godmother of Harmony of the Seas.

      In this episode, Matt is joined by Brittany Affolter to talk about "her" ship, Harmony of the Seas.  Brittany shares the story of how she came to be the ship's Godmother, and talks about her recent sailing on Harmony.

      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

        Explore with Ed shared highlights from his Independence of the Seas Mediterranean cruise.

        Travel Pulse wonders if the Escape Room trend will continue on cruise ships.

        Cruise Habit shares why a a checklist for packing for a cruise is really good idea.

        Daily Echo featured a ten-year-old that build a Royal Caribbean cruise ship out of 2,000 pieces of Lego.

        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.

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