Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: January 13, 2019
Welcome to this week's round-up of all the Royal Caribbean news and happenings. Hope you are staying warm and are ready to cozy up to some great Royal Caribbean fun.
Oasis of the Seas made headlines this week when she had to cut her voyage short by a day due to an outbreak of gastrointestinal virus.
After a couple hundred guests became ill, Royal Caribbean decided to cancel the rest of her sailing and Oasis returned to Port Canaveral on Saturday.
“We think the right thing to do is to get everyone home early rather than have guests worry about their health,” said Rob Zeiger, chief communications manager for Royal Caribbean. “Returning on Saturday also gives us more time to completely clean and sanitize the ship before her next sailing.”
Royal Caribbean News
- We shared a new photo report of the construction progress being made on CocoCay.
- Royal Caribbean is offering a sale on pre-cruise purchases through January 16.
- Answers to some really common Royal Caribbean dining questions.
- Royal Caribbean released a new video about the shows on Symphony of the Seas.
- The top travel gadgets to bring on a cruise vacation.
- Our guide for first time cruisers on what to pack for a cruise.
- 8 cool things for kids to do on a Royal Caribbean cruise.
Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast
Over the years we have heard every excuse why some people refuse to cruise, and on this week's episode, Matt and Billy take some time to go over why these excuses are simply unfounded.
New Royal Caribbean Cruise Compasses
One of the best ways to learn about what sort of events a cruise ship offers is to consult a past Royal Caribbean Cruise Compass. Here is a look at which Cruise Compasses we added this week.
- Vision of the Seas 7-night New Year's Eve Cruise Compass - December 29, 2018
- Vision of the Seas 16-night Panama Canal Cruise Compass - November 29, 2018
- Harmony of the Seas 7-night Western Caribbean Cruise Compass - December 30, 2018
- Freedom of the Seas 7-night Southern Caribbean Holiday Cruise Compass - December 23, 2018
- Anthem of the Seas 8 Night Bahamas Holiday Adventure Ocean & Teens - December 21, 2018
- Anthem of the Seas 8 Night Bahamas Holiday Cruise - December 21, 2018
Royal Caribbean Around the Internet
USA Today reported that gastrointestinal illness outbreaks on cruise ships are at a multi-year low.
Cruise Industry News listed 24 new cruise ships to debut in 2019 (including a Royal Caribbean ship).
Cruise Critic investigated if the US Government shutdown will affect cruises.