Welcome to March! We hope you are having a great weekend and are ready to sit back, relax and catch up with all the latest Royal Caribbean news!
Royal Caribbean released its summer 2017 European itineraries this week, allowing guests to book cruises for this upcoming season.
Guests can enjoy cruises all over Europe, on 8 of the line's cruise ships, including Freedom of the Seas for the first time.
Royal Caribbean is offering cruises to the Mediterranean, Canary Islands, Northern Europe and more in 2017.
We have a full breakdown of where each Royal Caribbean ship is going in summer 2017, so you can pick the right itinerary for you.
Royal Caribbean News
- Royal Caribbean updated and simplified its cruise cancellation policy.
- Our full review of Izumi on Allure of the Seas.
- Tidal Wave slide on Liberty of the Seas remains closed.
- Anthem of the Seas ended a cruise early again, due to a forecasted storm.
- The CDC confirmed Anthem of the Seas had a gastrointestinal illness outbreak.
- We shared 5 beautiful photos of Ovation of the Seas.
- Royal Caribbean Australia saw record-breaking bookings.
- Royal Caribbean signed a deal with Cintas to provide uniforms.
Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast
Int his episode, Matt and everyone that was aboard the Royal Caribbean Blog group cruise recorded a review of Allure of the Seas, live at Vintages. The group discussed their experiences onboard, discuss what they think of a ship the size of Allure of the Seas and discuss some of the fun experiences from our week aboard.
99 Days of Harmony
To celebrate the countdown until Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas debuts, we kicked off a brand new blog series, 99 Days of Harmony, that looks at what makes this new ship so amazing.
Each day we are posting a new blog post all about Harmony of the Seas, so here's what you might have missed this week.
- Columbus, The Musical!
- Coastal Kitchen
- Bionic Bar showcased at South Beach Wine & Food Festival
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Royal Caribbean Around the Internet
Porthole Magazine has a look at the design of Royal Caribbean's smart ships (written by me!).
Travel Pulse criticizes the way the media has unfairly reported on cruise news lately.
CNBC posted a video interview with Royal Caribbean COO Adam Goldstein about Ovation of the Seas.
Captain Greybeard wonders why cruising has such an image problem.
Shermans Cruise tried the White Truffle Dinner on Anthem of the Seas.