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Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: October 10, 2021

10 Oct 2021
Matt Hochberg

I hope everyone reading this is having a wonderful Sunday and enjoying some time this weekend with friends, family and some good food too.  There was a lot of Royal Caribbean news this week, and we have summarized all up into one easy-to-read blog post for your convenience!

Is Royal Caribbean's The Key worth it? | Royal Caribbean Blog

Many cruise fans took notice of a change to Royal Caribbean's The Key program as it begins to be offered again.

The Key is Royal Caribbean's VIP access program that guests can optionally purchase, and the changes are primarily a result of Covid-19 protocols.

Royal Caribbean is changing what The Key gets you, including modifying the embarkation day lunch, check-in procedure and more.

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

Cruises are back around the world, including the United Kingdom, and this week's podcast episode is a look at how cruises are going on the other side of the pond.

Emma has sailed on a few different cruise lines since cruises restarted from England, and shares her thoughts on what cruising looks like this summer from the U.K.

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it!

New RCB Video: Odyssey of the Seas 2021 Cruise Ship Tour

Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — Odyssey of the Seas 2021 Cruise Ship Tour! — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

8 Cruise ship activities Royal Caribbean abandoned

Royal Caribbean isn't afraid of trying something new, and sometimes that means a good idea today gets replaced tomorrow.

Cruise lines are always looking for ways to keep their offerings in line with customer trends, so it is not uncommon for a ship to offer a certain activity but have it replaced later on.

Here is a look at eight things you used to be able to do on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that are now gone.