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Friday Photos - September 24, 2021

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24 Sep 2021

I love sharing Royal Caribbean photos that our readers send in because they are so much fun to look at.  

Every Friday, I share Royal Caribbean cruise photos sent in by readers so we can all enjoy an end of the week mental escape to a cruise.

If you have some really good cruise photos to share, send your best Royal Caribbean photos so I can post them in a future Friday Photos update.

Sit back, and let's take a look at this week's batch of photos!

Our first photo is from Jeff Diaz.

Jeff celebrated his 25th wedding anniversary this past July onboard.  Happy anniversary!

This incredible photo was snapped by Tony Oleszczuk on Oasis of the Seas.

Tony says he took this photo while the ship was headed to CocoCay on the first sailing of Oasis of the Seas this year.

Next up is a photo of the Ultimate Abyss at dusk.

Victor Martin shared this photo, adding that it was "impressive".

Here is a look at Mariner of the Seas and Freedom of the Seas docked at CocoCay.

Gabrielle Owens took this photo while enjoy a Labor Day weekend visit to Royal Caribbean's private island in The Bahamas.

Lisa Armstrong took this photo of Anthem of the Seas from the North Star.

This photo was taken in July 2021 on a British Isles cruise.

This photo was taken from David Pastrana's balcony as Mariner of the Seas departed Perfect Day at CocoCay

According to David, leaving CocoCay is sadder than disembarking the ship after the cruise is over. Do you agree?

Here is a look at Brilliance of the Seas sailing into Port Everglades, taken by karl_nj.

This photo was taken from Karl's balcony on Celebrity Edge in September 2021.

Our final photo this week is by Kyle Thompson of Liberty of the Seas docked in Cozumel.

Kyle was lucky enough to be onboard Liberty for her test sailing.

If I didn't include your photo this week, then that means you need to send it in to us for use on a future Friday Photos post.  We want to see your favorite Royal Caribbean cruise photos and you can use this form to send it in.

Friday Photos - September 17, 2021

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17 Sep 2021

The weekend is here and every Friday, I share our readers' favorite Royal Caribbean photos so that we can all enjoy a quick "virtual trip" back on a cruise.  

This is a fun opportunity to highlight cruise photos RoyalCaribbeanBlog readers have taken, and for a little bit of time, take a mental escape onboard.

If you want to share your Royal Caribbean photos, use this form to send them in!

Our first photo is from Steve Cohen, and it is from the brand new Odyssey of the Seas.

Steve went up to the pool deck to share what it looks like at night.

Next up is a photo from Sky Sessions of Tom on the FlowRider.

This was a birthday surf session, with Allure of the Seas in the background.

Here is a photo of Independence of the Seas departing Port Everglades.

This photo was taken by Sandy back in 2015, and you can see the Goodyear blimp in the background.

This is a great photo of Brilliance of the Seas taken by Mark Greenwald.

Brilliance was off the coast of Grand Cayman in 2019, which requires tender service to shore.

The art on Royal Caribbean always stands out when you are onboard, including this art display in the atrium of Navigator of the Seas.

Andrea Vrsek took this photo of the area near Guest Relations on the Royal Promenade and it is indeed lovely.

Hiram Perrand took this photo of the sunset, as seen from the aft of an Oasis Class ship.

Hiram did not specify which ship it was, but it's still a beautiful view to see on any ship!

I really like this photo of Mariner of the Seas in Nassau, taken by Beth Dewey.

Dusk photos are always special because you get the night lighting on while there is still some day light.

We have another night photo, this one of Allure of the Seas.

Christian Goulet took this photo of the top pool deck, along with Central Park lit up below.

Our final photo is by "cruise genius", and it is of Mariner of the Seas sailing away from Port Canaveral.

This photo was taken from nearby Jetty Park.

That wraps up this week's edition of Friday Photos. If you want your Royal Caribbean photo featured here, use this form to send them in!

Friday Photos - August 6, 2021

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06 Aug 2021

Every Friday, I ask readers to send in their favorite Royal Caribbean photos so they can be showcases here on the blog. After all, looking back on past cruise memories is always a great way to get excited for our next cruise!

Cruise fans love to take photos while onboard, and when not on a ship, looking back at cruise memories is a fun exercise.

With than in mind, enjoy this week's batch of great cruise photos taken by RoyalCaribbeanBlog readers!

Let's begin with a photo of Mariner of the Seas docked in Port Canaveral.

The Tyler Show shared this photo of Mariner while at Terminal 1, and is the next Royal Caribbean test sailing scheduled.

Next up is a photo of Central Park from Oasis of the Seas.

Richard Burfield took this photo in January 2020 before the cruise industry shutdown occurred.

Another pre-cruise shutdown photo is next with a look at Navigator of the Seas in Labadee.

Steve Cohen took this photo in 2018 while Navigator was enjoying a beautiful day at Royal Caribbean's private destination.

Days at sea are always so relaxing, and the next photo is a great reminder of how enjoyable it is to watch the ocean go by as you sail.

Michael Kho shared this photo of the sky as his ship sailed through the Caribbean.

Stuart Cole shared this photo of Ovation of the Seas as it departed Sydney.

Ovation was sailing from Sydney to begin a cruise to New Zealand.

Jason from Suffolk shared a photo of Explorer of the Seas docked at the Rotterdam terminal.

Not only is this a lovely photo of Explorer, but a great view of Rotterdam's architecture.

Here is a look at Jewel of the Seas at Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Jacques Sberro snapped this photo of the ship in 2019.

The next photo is from just after sunset on Anthem of the Seas.

Joe Moran took this photo from the jogging track on deck 15 of Anthem of the Seas.

The interesting thing about this photo is the railing is still wet from a passing shower earlier in the day.

 

Phil Catarella shared this photo he took while enjoying a cup of coffee on his balcony.

This photo was snapped onboard Rhapsody of the Seas as the ship departed Venice.

Our final photo comes to us from Chelsea Nagy from a visit to Perfect Day at CocoCay.

Chelsea took this photo from the steps of the Slingshot slide, looking out at the island.

Thank you to everyone for sharing photos with us this week.  If you want to share your best Royal Caribbean photos, use this form to send them in!

Friday Photos - July 30, 2021

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30 Jul 2021

Every Friday, we show off the Royal Caribbean photos that our readers have sent us in a special blog post.  

This is a fun opportunity to highlight cruise photos RoyalCaribbeanBlog readers have taken, and for a little bit of time, take a mental escape onboard.

Of course, you can always send in your favorite photo to be posted right here as well.

First up is a lovely photo of Allure of the Seas docked in Port Canaveral.

Nancy Baker's better half took this photo while on a morning bike ride in anticipation of their upcoming sailing on August 29.

Jason Bloomberg sent in this photo of Oasis of the Seas and Empress of the Seas docked together.

The photo was taken in February 2020 while in Cozumel, and it is not only a reminder of the significant size difference between these ships, but also of Empress before being sold.

There is always room in these photo posts for a sunet photo, and we have another to share this week.

Iva Burroughs took this photo while sailing on Grandeur of the Seas as they headed to Bar Harbor, Maine.

I did say there's always room for a sunset photo, right? How about two?

This photo is by Josip Jurkovic, who used to work for Royal Caribbean, and took this photo while on Mariner of the Seas.

He wrote, "As former employees and first time cruisers with our 3 kids, we knew where to catch perfect sunset photo on our last night of our cruise."

Our next photo is of Harmony of the Seas docked at Perfect Day at CocoCay.

Tracy took this photo, surrounded by the beautiful blue water of The Bahamas.

Here is a look at the pool deck on Ovation of the Seas.

Stuart Cole snapped this photo while the ship was in Sydney right before a 3-night sampler cruise.

We are back to CocoCay with this photo by Rose Pinckney.

This was taken in 2019 when Royal Caribbean experimented with late night stays to the island.

Check out this fun shot of Anthem of the Seas' pool deck at night.

Joe Moran got this view while up in the North Star as the ship was docked in Bermuda overnight.

Here is a fun shot of Vision of the Seas "peeking" through the mountains in Cabo San Lucas.

Michael Kho shared this photo.

Our final photo this week comes to us from Gary Howes.

It is a photo of Anthem of the Seas in the background, and we can see the 32-foot-tall whimsical work giraffe onboard.

Friday Photos - July 23, 2021

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23 Jul 2021

Every Friday, I love to show off the Royal Caribbean photos that blog readers have sent us to be featured in a weekly post.  

As we wrap up the work week, it is always nice to take a virtual break and enjoy a glimpse of being back on a cruise.

Each week, I invite anyone to send in their favorite Royal Caribbean photos to be considered for a future post.

Without further ado, here is this week's collection of cruise photos!

Our first photo this week is from Karen Koch of Ovation of the Seas in Alaska.

This photo was taken in Skagway, and the clouds above and below the mountains in the background make for a very pretty view.

These Fourth of July fireworks were submitted by Gabrielle Owens, and taken earlier this year!

Gabrielle saw these fireworks while on Freedom of the Seas was docked at Perfect Day at CocoCay. 

As someone who was also on this sailing, it was incredible to see fireworks from Royal Caribbean's private island.

Speaking of Freedom of the Seas at CocoCay, here is another photo from that location!

Zack Montrose sent in this beautiful photo of Freedom of the seas docked in CocoCay during her first cruise back.

Dirk sent in this photo of Explorer of the Seas in Lisbon, Portugal.

Here is a photo of Allure of the Seas docked in St. Maarten, taken by Alyssa.

Alyssa took this photo while on her honeymoon cruise in 2019, and she is excited to be heaeding back for an August 2021 cruise.

Here is a photo by Steve Cohen of a classic cruise scene: sunset at sea.

Steve took this photo while onboard Oasis of the Seas in January 2018.

Speaking of Oasis of the Seas, here is a photo from my favorite AquaTheater show (so far), Aqua 80s.

Fran B. took this photo of the Marty McFly scene. If you're like me, you're now humming "The Power of Love" to yourself.

Allure of the Seas is back for another photo, this time docking at Perfect Day at CocoCay.

Michael Kho took this photo as the ship was backing up to dock.

This photo by Matthew Carr takes us back to a time when the pier at Perfect Day at CocoCay was still being constructed in January 2020.

Matthew took this photo from Mariner of the Seas, while watching Navigator of the Seas.

Our final photo this week is of Ovation of the Seas docked in Sydney Harbour.

Photo was taken by Matty May.

Thank you to everyone for sharing photos with us this week.  If you want to share your best Royal Caribbean photos, use this form to send them in!

Friday Photos - July 9, 2021

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09 Jul 2021

It has been 497 days since our last Friday Photos post, but since Royal Caribbean cruises are back, so are we with a new batch of reader photos!

Each week, I share a series of photos our readers have taken on a Royal Caribbean cruise and share it with all of you.

You can always send in your photos by using this form so that I can feature them in a future edition of Friday Photos.

Without further ado, here is this week's collection of cruise photos!

Our first photo this week is from Joseph Keiser.

He took this photo from onboard Symphony of the Seas in the Boardwalk neighborhood, looking back at the Ultimate Abyss.

Our next photo was sent in by Nicole Sulsenti from onboard Navigator of the Seas.

Nicole said she took this photo with her best friend, "We love Royal Caribbean and can’t wait till this is over so we can be back on a ship."

Scott shared this photo of a number of cruise ships as seen from Junkanoo Beach in Nassau, Bahamas.

There are four Royal Caribbean cruise ships in this photo, Navigator, Mariner, Brilliance and Grandeur.

Here is a fun angle in this photo by Amy Stover.

Amy took this photo on Allure of the Seas on the last sailing in 2020.

Our next photo takes us to San Juan, Puerto Rico and another Oasis Class ship.

Paul Lee snapped this photo of Symphony of the Seas while the ship was docked downtown.

This is a really great shot from Jack of Brilliance of the Seas.

Jack took this photo from onboard Rhapsody of the Seas, which was following Brilliance of of Tampa Bay.

He took this photo right after Rhapsody passed under the Sunshine Skyway bridge.

One of my favorite areas on any Royal Caribbean cruise ship is Central Park, and here is a photo from Fran B.

I cannot wait for Oasis Class ships to restart cruises again so I can enjoy views like this once again!

This is a great shot of Oasis of the Seas by Dennis Nichols.

Oasis was docked in San Juan while Dennis took this photo.

Michael Kho took a photo of this important sign while at Perfect Day at CocoCay.

I always enjoy how Royal Caribbean makes signs like this fun.

Our final photo this week is by Nicole Waite.

She took this beautiful photo after waking up in Miami while onboard Navigator of the Seas.

Thank you to everyone for sharing photos with us this week.  If you want to share your best Royal Caribbean photos, use this form to send them in!

Friday Photos - February 28, 2020

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28 Feb 2020

The start to another weekend has arrived and we like to kick off our Fridays with our readers' favorite Royal Caribbean cruise photos!

We start off with a photo of "Gigi" on Anthem of the Seas, taken by Jenn Ullram.

Fran B. took this photo of a flower in Central Park on Oasis of the Seas.

Next up is a shot of Oasis of the Seas docked in Old San Juan. Photo by Dennis Nichols.

Dave took this photo after a fun day in St. Maarten.

Michael Kho snapped this photo of the belly flop competition.

Check out this photo by Kasey Badzinski of the rainbow over Nassau, while visiting on Majesty of the Seas.

Our final photo this week is by Sam Szpara taken in Old San Juan.

Thank you to everyone for sharing photos with us this week.  If you want to share your best Royal Caribbean photos, use this form to send them in!

Friday Photos - February 21, 2020

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21 Feb 2020

Love Royal Caribbean? Need a "fix" until your next cruise? Every week we share our readers' favorite Royal Caribbean cruise photos so that we can all enjoy a "virtual escape" onboard!

We kickoff this week's edition with a photo by Bob "Carp" Carpenter of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge as Rhapsody of the Seas sailed out of Tampa.

Here is a look down the pier at CocoCay, taken by Michael Kho.

Our next photo is of the ice skating show on Navigator of the Seas. Photo by Nicole Waite.

Spiralqueen grabbed this shot of Grandeur of the Seas docked at Perfect Day at CocoCay.

Stuart Cole sent in this photo of sail away from Sydney on Ovation of the Seas.

Here is a great looking sunset from Harmony of the Seas, taken by Peter Slinger.

Our final photo is by Joe Moran (@JLMoran) from on a sunset catamaran in Bermuda.

Thank you to everyone for sharing these wonderful photos with us.  If you would like to share your best Royal Caribbean cruise photos, use this form to submit them.

Have a great weekend!

Friday Photos - February 14, 2020

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14 Feb 2020

Happy Valentine's Day! We are showing the love by sharing our readers' favorite Royal Caribbean cruise photos with all of you.

Our first photo this week is by Jarrod Quantrelle, and it is of Voyager of the Seas docked in Sydney, Australia.

Michael Kho shared this photo of just another lovely sunset at sea.

Here is another photo from Australia, this one of Ovation of the Seas in Sydney. Photo by Don L.

Shanna took this photo from her day at Perfect Day at CocoCay.

Jim Bonaventura sent in this photo of Symphony of the Seas sailing into the sunset near Cozumel.

Check out this photo from Perfect Day at CocoCay by Nicole Waite.

Our final photo this week is by Matthew Carr, and it is of Mariner of the Seas pool deck during sunset.

Thank you to everyone for sharing photos.  You can submit your own questions by using this handy dandy form.

Friday Photos - February 7, 2020

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07 Feb 2020

Love Royal Caribbean cruises and the start of the weekend? Then you will love Friday Photos, where we celebrate the start of the weekend with some great Royal Caribbean photos that our readers have shared with us. Sit back, relax, and let's enjoy this week's batch of Royal Caribbean photos!

Our first photo this week is by Jenn U., and it is from the North Star on Anthem of the Seas while docked in Nassau, Bahamas.

Brandy snapped this photo of the sunrise near Labadee, from Oasis of the Seas.

Here is a relaxing photo taken from a beach bed at Perfect Day at CocoCay by Tracie R.

Check out this photo by Mark Hackett of Hubbard Glacier, as seen from the hot tub on Ovation of the Seas.

I love a good sunset photo, and Francine Brown shared this one from Serenade of the Seas.

We go back to Perfect Day at CocoCay with this photo by Spiralqueen of their Chill Island cabana.

Our final photo is from the North Star of Quantum of the Seas while in Fujiyama, Japan. Photo by Gerald Chernicoff.

Thank you to everyone for these wonderful cruise photos.  If you would like to share your Royal Caribbean photos with us, use this form to send them in.  Have a great weekend!

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