Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: May 29, 2016

Matt Hochberg

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.

It was another exciting week for Royal Caribbean fans, as Royal Caribbean announced it had ordered a fifth Oasis-class cruise ship for delivery in the Spring of 2021.

Royal Caribbean signed a memorandum of understanding with STX France, and the order is contingent upon the completion of customary conditions, including documentation and financing.

"The Oasis-class ships have delivered beyond expectations each time," said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. "Harmony of the Seas' warm reception is evidence that growing this class of ship will continue to drive exceptional performance for the brand."

We have a lot to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in…

Royal Caribbean News

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 147th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where we begin a mini-series of episodes focusing on cruises to Alaska.

In this episode, Matt looks at the times of year someone could take a Royal Caribbean cruise, as well as consider the departure ports available and what the weather is really like in Alaska.

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Royal Caribbean Blog Reader Finds

If you are on a Royal Caribbean cruise and spot something cool, new or just fun, share a photo with us on Facebook or Twitter so we can add it to our Royal Caribbean Blog Reader Finds each Sunday!

Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

Autism on the Seas has a look at the amazing work they do on Royal Caribbean cruises with kids with Autism.

In The Loop Travel has a new video of their ride on the Ultimate Abyss.

Royal Caribbean UK spoke with Independence of the Seas Godmother.

Shermans Cruise posted their full review of Harmony of the Seas.

Cruise Miss also shared her full review and thoughts on Harmony of the Seas.

Strawberry Squeeze has yet another review of Harmony of the Seas.

Porthole Magazine has a humorous look at the ship's daily newsletter.