Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: November 1, 2015
November is here and so is this week's Royal Caribbean news round-up, where we share all the big Royal Caribbean news from this week with you.
The big news this week was the keel was layed for Royal Caribbean's fourth Oasis class cruise ship.
This ship is still unnamed, but formal construction begin with a special ceremony, where a 1,000 ton block was lifted by crane into the building dock.
The significance of this ceremony is that construction officially begins on the ship, and we move one step closer to her becoming a reality.
The fourth Oasis class ship is scheduled for delivery in spring 2018.
We have a lot more to share, so let's jump right in...
Royal Caribbean News
- Royal Caribbean will have a float in the 2015 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
- The digital wayfinders on Anthem of the Seas feature some new functionality.
- Harmony of the Seas will feature a new play area just for kids.
- Speaking of Harmony of the Seas, Royal Caribbean posted a new construction video update and she is now 80% complete.
- Here are six ways to beat the crowds on Anthem of the Seas.
- Explorer of the Seas made her first stop ever in India.
- Our list of the top ways to splurge, while on a Royal Caribbean cruise.
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Royal Caribbean Blog Reader Finds
Nick Vitani sent us this photo of Halloween decorations on Enchantment of the Seas.
Rich Freudenberg shared this photo he got with Royal Caribbean Cruise Director Ken Rush while on Anthem of the Seas. Loving the beard, Ken!
Royal Caribbean International CEO Michael Bayley posted this photo of Royal Caribbean Ltd Chairman Richard Fain dressed up for Halloween!
Scott Sanders sent us this photo of two Royal Caribbean ships docked in Nassau earlier this week.
Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast
In this episode, Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast listener Anna discuss the differences and similarities between the two cruise lines to give listeners an idea of how the experiences compare.
Royal Caribbean Around the Internet
The Jones Family posted a video blog, detailing their cruise on Oasis of the Seas.
Frommers named the 5 best cruise lines for kids (hint: Royal Caribbean made the list).
Condé Nast Traveler shares their experience on Anthem of the Seas.
Cruise Critic has a list of 10 free activities on Anthem of the Seas.
Cruise Dudes have a new podcast out this week, with a review of cruising the southern Caribbean.
Travel Weekly reports Disney Cruise Line is capping commissions for travel agents but Royal Caribbean is increasing them.