Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: April 3, 2016
We have reached the end of another week, and that means we have all the Royal Caribbean news from this week to share with you.
This week, Royal Caribbean announced it was raising the gratuity amount for all sailings that depart on or after May 1, 2016.
Gratuities are going up 55 cents per guest, per day and will have a daily cost of:
- $13.50 per guest, per day for guests Junior Suite, Balcony, Ocean View, and Interior staterooms.
- $16.50 per guest, per day for guests in Grand Suite and above staterooms.
The reasoning for increasing the daily gratuity amount is because Royal Caribbean wanted, "to better align with industry standards."
Royal Caribbean News
- We are hearing Majesty of the Seas is going to leave the fleet (again).
- Details on the next Royal Caribbean sale, that offers BOGO 50% and more.
- Royal Caribbean is going to recategorize some of its staterooms.
- Royal Caribbean is offering shore excurions featuring National Geographic Snorkeler equipment.
- Royal Caribbean is courting the guy who wanted to name a cruise ship Boaty McBoatface.
- Royal Caribbean had an April Fools joke about launching a cruise ship in space.
- Check out these fun drink floaties.
Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast
In this episode, the hosts of the defunct CrownCast podcast host and talk about a variety of Royal Caribbean topics, including the virtues of smaller ships, favorite ports of all and more.
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.
- 5 things that sound like an April Fools Joke (but aren't)
- Let's Celebrate
- Royal Caribbean creates a virtual tour for Harmony of the Seas
- Main dining room
Royal Caribbean Around the Internet
From the Deck Chair has a look at Harmony of the Seas.
Royal Caribbean has a look at how to book a cruise.
Quartz answers the question of why the best cruise ships are in China.
Porthole Magazine spoke with Royal Caribbean COO Adam Goldstein.
TravelAge West has a first look at Harmony of the Seas.