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Royal Caribbean News Round-up February 18, 2024

18 Feb 2024
Calista Kiper

Hope you are having a great weekend.  Here is all of this week's Royal Caribbean cruise news.

It's official: Royal Caribbean isn’t done building Oasis Class ships.

The cruise line has placed an order for a seventh Oasis Class ship, set to be delivered in 2028.

Utopia of the Seas, the line’s sixth Oasis Class ship, was just ordered in 2019 and will launch this year.

Royal Caribbean Group President and CEO Jason Liberty stated: "While we eagerly anticipate the debut of Royal Caribbean’s Utopia of the Seas this summer, we’re already dreaming up her sister ship and the next installation in the brand’s extremely popular Oasis Class."

These large Oasis Class ships have captured the public imagination and served to deliver great family vacations since their debut in 2009.

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New RCB video: This restaurant costs $200 to eat here!

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—This restaurant costs $200 to eat here!— and don’t forget to subscribe here.

What other seniors should know about taking a cruise

Everyone deserves to cruise, no matter their age or mobility needs.

Ken Klingenberg, a 72-year-old who cruises solo with a scooter, collaborated with us to share his top tips for other seniors.

Ken has been cruising for the past 23 years for a total of 41 cruises.

While traveling with a scooter has its disadvantages, he has developed valuable insights from dealing with these limitations.

Top 10 Icon of the Seas hidden secrets

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We’ll bet that you read this blog to get Royal Caribbean news—and the best insider tips.

When it comes to Icon of the Seas, we’ve gotten some experience onboard and want to share our secrets so you can have the best cruise possible.

After spending more than 10 days on Icon of the Seas, Matt has compiled the top 10 hidden secrets you should know before sailing on this brand-new ship. 

Passenger died on the world cruise

Serenade of the Seas in Los Angeles

An elderly passenger sailing on the Ultimate World Cruise passed away this week.

A guest on Serenade of the Seas passed away, although the person was not part of the full Ultimate World Cruise, and had just booked the individual sailing.

I ate at every new restaurant on Icon of the Seas and here's how I would rank them

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Where to eat on the Icon of the Seas?

Icon of the Seas has more than 20 dining venues onboard, and some of them are completely new restaurants.

Matt went ahead and tried them all, ranking each one in order of preference. Although food is subjective, here’s a review of all the dining venues on Icon

Calista Kiper graduated from Wheaton College, IL, with a B.A. in English Writing. 

Growing up traveling around the world, she developed a passion for diversity and cross-cultural communication. From her first cruise on Wonder of the Seas, she has delighted in the intersection between travel, diversity, and writing in the cruising world.

Calista spends her free time reading, cooking, and researching the latest human-interest stories. 

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