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Royal Caribbean News Round-up March 17, 2024

17 Mar 2024
Calista Kiper

This was a busy week with Royal Caribbean news, and we have a summary of all of the news from this week to make certain you did not miss any of it.

Royal Caribbean has canceled all visits to Labadee, its private peninsula in Haiti.

In recent weeks, Haiti has made global news for gang violence and a mass prison break. The US Embassy has advised American citizens to leave Haiti. 

For guest safety, Royal Caribbean has canceled all visits to Labadee. 

Ships on their way to Labadee have changed their itineraries to add an extra sea day, re-routed to Grand Turks, Turks and Caicos, or stopped at Nassau, Bahamas instead.

Royal Caribbean News

New RCB Video: What I wish I’d known before I went on a Royal Caribbean cruise

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 — What I wish I’d known before I went on a Royal Caribbean cruise — and don’t forget to subscribe to our channel.

What is it like onboard Anthem of the Seas in 2024?

Sailing on Anthem of the Seas convinced Calista that cruising Royal Caribbean's Quantum Class is a top-tier experience. 

She sailed on on Anthem this past month, choosing a 7-night sailing out of Cape Liberty and stopping at Port Canaveral, Perfect Day at CocoCay, and Nassau.

This is what Anthem of the Seas is like this year, from entertainment onboard to the stateroom.

Royal Caribbean has a ten year plan to use robots on its cruise ships


Royal Caribbean sees robotics as the future for its cruise ships. 

Nick Weir, Royal Caribbean Senior Vice President of Entertainment, shared that the cruise line has a ten-year plan for using robots as part of shows onboard.

He announced on Twitter that they are ahead of schedule when it comes to incorporating robots onboard, with plans like "Robolights" and "robotic fountains streams" already taking center stage.

9 things Royal Caribbean veterans always do (and you should too)


 Are you new to cruising Royal Caribbean? It's natural to feel intimidated by everything you need to prepare.

Thankfully, cruise fans love sharing tips—like on this blog! We've compiled some insider hacks that Royal Caribbean veterans always use.

By putting these tried and true strategies into practice, you can make sure you have the best cruise possible.

If you’re new to Royal Caribbean, it’s natural to feel intimidated by the things you need to learn and prepare for.

5 busted Icon of the Seas myths

Rover Promenade

You've probably heard a lot about Royal Caribbean's newest and biggest ship.

But not all the news about Icon of the Seas is entirely true. 

Whether you believe that you'll get to pet the family dog, or that Icon is just too expensive, there are some pervasive myths about the ship.

To make sure you have the most accurate information, Matt is debunking five myths you've heard about Icon of the Seas.

What cruisers wish they knew before going on their first cruise

Hindsight is always 20/20, including going on a cruise ship.

We asked people on the internet for what they know now that they wish they knew before trying their first cruise.

From beating the chair hogs to asserting dominance in the elevator, here are our favorite answers.

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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