Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: May 27, 2018

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27May2018

Happy Sunday and happy unofficial start to summer, as the Memorial Day weekend here in the United States marks the start of the season for many.

Some cruise fans may have made plans for summer 2019 when Royal Caribbean announced this week its 2019 Cuba and short Caribbean itineraries for Majesty of the Seas and Empress of the Seas.

The new sailings are available for booking now, and run from April 2019 through the end of December 2019.

Both ships will offer cruises to Cuba that include stops at ports of call all around the Western Caribbean and the Bahamas. 

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 251st episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, which offers an overview of Royal Caribbean's Crown and Anchor Society.

In this episode, Matt talks about why you should join Royal Caribbean's customer loyalty program and what you get at each tier of benefits.

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.

New RCB Video: Full details about Perfect Day at CocoCay

Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video – Full details about Perfect Day at CocoCay  — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

Bloomberg is reporting Havana's cruise terminal will triple in size by 2024.

Touring Plans shared their ten favorite things to do in port on your own.

Skift reported on the closure of Royal Caribbean's tour venture.

WFLA wrote about Majesty of the Seas beginning her inaugural sailings from Tampa.

Cruise Law News reported on a power loss that occurred on Vision of the Seas.

Marine Industry News met with an eleven-year-old who has been chosen to help shape the future of cruise ships.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: May 20, 2018

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20May2018

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

It looks like Royal Caribbean is considering offering overnight and even multi-night stays at CocoCay at some point in the future.

Royal Caribbean CEO Michael Bayley hinted that in addition to late-night cruise visits to CocoCay, there could be 10 cabanas of suite-type quality to offer the option for some guests to remain on CocoCay for a few days.

Royal Caribbean is in the midst of a $200 million upgrade at CocoCay, which will bring a water park, slides, cabanas and more the island.

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 250th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, which looks at why taking a Royal Caribbean cruise alone can be a great idea.

The prospect of going on a Royal Caribbean cruise solo may sound odd, but in fact, it can be a great vacation experience. Michael and Matt talk about the virtues and strategies of enjoying a Royal Caribbean cruise by yourself.

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.

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    Cruise Critic is reporting Spectrum of the Seas will offer a suites-only area of the ship.

    Royal Caribbean posted an interview with its Chief Meteorologist about what to know about cruising during hurricane season.

    Cruise Trade News shares how Royal Caribbean is using a Gen-Z panel to help shape the cruise line's offerings.

    Ship Technology covers the race for faster WiFi on cruise ships.

    Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: May 13, 2018

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

    Speaking of moms, Royal Caribbean went the extra step this week by announcing the first ever Godfamily of a cruise ship when it chose Carlos and Alexa PenaVega's family to be the Godfamily of Symphony of the Seas.

    Royal Caribbean says they picked this family because they have celebrated a number of family firsts on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Class ships, as well as personify the spirit of the new ship, redefining the way families stay and play.

    The family will have the honor of formally naming Symphony when she arrives to her permanent home in Miami in November.

    Royal Caribbean News

    Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

    The 249th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, sharing what it is like to get married on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship.

    In this episode, Beth joins Matt to talk about her recent wedding on Harmony of the Seas.  Beth shares what the experience was like from start to finish, and offers tips and advice for others that might be considering getting hitched at sea.

    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 released season two of its YouTube series, The Local.

      Skift took a look at how cruise lines innovate even when building the same type of ship.

      Cruise & Ferry highlighted a Royal Caribbean bartender that reached the top 16 in the Bacardi Cocktail Competition 2018.

      Cruise Critic reviewed the new shore excursions Royal Caribbean offers in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

      Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: May 06, 2018

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      Happy weekend! In case you missed any Royal Caribbean news, here is a look at everything that happened this week!

      Independence of the Seas completed her shipwide refurbishment this week, emerging from dry dock with a lot of new features.

      Independence of the Seas now features new additions, such as a FlowRider, Sky Pad, Fish & Ships, Escape Room, aqua park and more.

      Independence of the Seas is headed to Europe, where she will spend the summer offering cruises out of Southampton before heading back to Fort Lauderdale in fall 2018.

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      Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

      The 248th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, which features what you need to know before taking a Royal Caribbean cruise to Europe.

      Perhaps you have cruised the Caribbean extensively, but cruising to Europe is a different kind of cruise experience.  This week, Colleen McDaniel from Cruise Critic joins Matt to talk about the important considerations to be aware of prior to cruising in Europe.

      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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      The New York Times shared a documentary about Royal Caribbean's most frequent cruiser.

      Cruise Fever reviewed a recent Jewel of the Seas sailing.

      7 News Miami shared how Royal Caribbean volunteers helped remodel a Little Haiti school.

      Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: April 29, 2018

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      29Apr2018

      Did you miss any of this week's Royal Caribbean news? No worries, because we have you covered with our wrap-up of cruise news!

      Royal Caribbean announced this week it will homeport Jewel of the Seas in Dubai for a few months in 2019-2020.

      Jewel of the Seas will call Dubai home, and offer 7-night sailings out of Dubai to destinations in the Middle East, including maiden calls to Sir Bani Yas, Doha, and Bahrain.

      Royal Caribbean is returning to Dubai, following a two-year absence. Jewel will sail to Dubai, following a summer season in the Mediterranean that will also see Royal Caribbean return to Turkey.

      Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

      Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

      The 247th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, which debate the virtues of staying onboard your Royal Caribbean ship while in port.

      Does it make sense to stay onboard your Royal Caribbean ship while docked in a port of call? This week, Matt shares why you might want to try it out and how to best take advantage of being one of the few onboard.

      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

      Moms of the Seas answered how to link Royal Caribbean reservations online.

      Royal Caribbean shared a look at convenient departure cities across the United States.

      CNN compiled a list of the best cruises for family travel (and Royal Caribbean made the list).

      Seatrade Cruise News shared Michael Bayley's thoughts on the state of cruising from China.

      Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: April 22, 2018

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      22Apr2018

      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 announced this week it will once again offer cruises to Turkey.

      It has been two years since Royal Caribbean has offered cruises to Turkey.  The cruise line cancelled planned sailings to Turkey following instability following the attempted coup of 2016.

      A few sailings will be offered in 2019, with a full compliment of sailings to Turkey in 2020.

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      Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

      The 246th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, which shares a review of Symphony of the Seas.

      Cruise Like Rick is back from one of the very first Symphony of the Seas sailings, and shares with us his thoughts on what this new ship is all about and offers.  Rick reviews his stateroom, new venues, and talks about what stands out to him on Royal Caribbean's newest 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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      Cruise1st has a quiz to test your knowledge of Symphony of the Seas.

      Schiffe und Kreuzfahrten has a great video that looks back at the construction of Symphony of the Seas.

      Cruise Habit compared the different cruise line credit cards and the benefits of each.

      Cruise Hive shares the best ways to enjoy Labadee.

      Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: April 8, 2018

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      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 focused on this week was Symphony of the Seas, with a new accolade to add to her list: she is the most Instagrammable cruise ship in the world.

      Royal Caribbean has appointed Russ Francis as the company’s first ‘Instagrammer-in-Chief’ as Symphony takes her first guests on their holidays in the Mediterranean from Barcelona, Spain. His new role will be to help inspire guests to do the ship justice through their Instagram content and establish Symphony of the Seas as the world’s most Instagrammable ship.

      Royal Caribbean News

      Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

      The 244th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, featuring a comparison of Royal Caribbean to Disney Cruise Line.

      A long time Disney Cruise Line veteran tried Royal Caribbean for the first time, and on this week's episode, we take an in-depth discussion of the differences between the two lines, and how the two lines are similar and vary at the same 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.

      Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

      USA Today shared five things to love about Symphony of the Seas.

      Business Insider has a look at how Royal Caribbean has gotten travelers to spend more money on its cruises.

      Wired has a look at the inside story of how Symphony of the Seas was built.

      Royal Caribbean Post Round-up April 1, 2018

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      No fooling here, we have a round-up of all of this week's Royal Caribbean cruise news!

      WIthout a doubt, this week's Royal Caribbean news can be summed up in one word: Symphony. 

      Royal Caribbean took delivery of its fourth Oasis Class cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas, this week at a ceremony at STX France in Saint-Nazaire, France.

      Symphony of the Seas is the 25th ship in Royal Caribbean's fleet, and is listed at 228,081 gross registered tons, measures 238 feet tall and spans 1,188 feet long. She will welcome 5,518 guests at double occupancy in 2,759 staterooms, including 28 additional balcony rooms that overlook the ocean or signature Boardwalk neighborhood.

      Symphony of the Seas' first sailing took place on March 31, 2018.

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      Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

      The 243rd episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, and we are reviewing Matt's cruise on Rhapsody of the Seas.

      In this episode, Matt is back from Rhapsody of the Seas and talks about what he thought about his first time on a Vision class ship, the activities he tried onboard and how is shore plans worked 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 Around the Internet

      Ship Monk shared a photo tour of Symphony of the Seas.

      Page Six reported on Star Jones' wedding, which took place on Anthem of the Seas.

      Cruise Habit took an in-depth (kale infused) look at cruise ship safety.

      Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: March 18, 2018

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      This was a busy week with Royal Caribbean news, and we have a summary of all of the news from this week to make certain you did not miss any of it.

      Royal Caribbean made headlines around the world this week with the announcement of CocoCay upgrades and ship enhancements.

      Royal Caribbean will spend $200 million to transform its private island of CocoCay in the Bahamas and add a ton of activities, aimed at offering, "the ultimate family destination in the Caribbean."

      In addition, Royal Caribbean also announced it will invest $900 million to reimagining its fleet through a new modernization effort called Royal Amplified.

      Royal Caribbean News

      Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

      The 241st episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, and we are previewing Matt's upcoming cruise on Rhapsody of the Seas.

      In this episode, Matt is about to cruise on Rhapsody of the Seas, and shares 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

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      In The Loop Travel shared its top 13 spots on Brilliance of the Seas.

      TradeWinds reports one of Royal Caribbean's co-founders has passed away.

      Royal Caribbean Post Round-up March 11,2018

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      11Mar2018

      Happy weekend! We hope you remembered to Spring Forward! Here’s all the Royal Caribbean news this week!

      Royal Caribbean launched a new initiative this week that seeks to consolidate the logins and accounts between Royal Caribbean's sister companies.

      Beginning in March 2018, Royal Caribbean will begin offering an enhanced guest account that will, "deliver many capabilities of our digital cruise experience, to simplify the guest experience online and to allow guests to quickly access features and information." The one login can be used for Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises apps and websites. It promises to bring them everything guests need from loyalty (Crown & Anchor) information, personalized itineraries and details – all with just one account login.

      Unfortunately, the initial implementation has resulted in some "growing pains" that have resulted in some users unable to access the new system. You can always use the old log in in the meantime.

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      Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

      The 240th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, providing an overview to the unlimited drink packages offered by Royal Caribbean.

      In this episode, Matt goes over the basics of the unlimited drink packages, and explains what they entail, and if you shoud get one.

      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

      Travel Weekly reports on the non-TV marketing strategy Royal Caribbean is using before the ship's launch.

      Miami Herald announced the new partnership between Royal Caribbean and Miami's Frost Science Center.

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