Happy Sunday! November has arrived, and we hope you had a great week with friends, family, and plenty of food. Each week we summarize all of this week's Royal Caribbean news, just in case you missed any of it.
Navigator of the Seas will undergo a refurbishment in early 2019, and will feature a number of changes including an awe-inspiring Caribbean poolscape, waterslides, the first blow dry bar at sea, nightlife and dining, and thrilling activities for the whole family.
In addition to the traditional billing method, Royal Caribbean now allows guests to make monthly payments towards a cruise via a third party service.
The montly payment option is financed through a third-party service known as UpLift, in which a first payment is due at booking and subsequent payments taken each month thereafter. An annual percentage rate (APR) is also tacked onto the total cost for the financing service.
We 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!
Navigator of the Seas will sail a 3 night Bahamas sailing between May 3-6, 2019.
Perfect Day at CocoCay is a $200 million makeover of Royal Caribbean's private destination in the Bahamas. CocoCay will offer guests plenty of ways to relax and enjoy beautiful beaches and pristine water, plus thrilling experiences like Thrill Water Park, ziplining and water sports.
Mr. Bayley held a question and answer session with cruisers to address questions and concerns. In the nearly two hour event, a number of intriguing changes were announced, along with updates to topics of interest to many cruisers.
Matt is back from a 4-night cruise on Brilliance of the Seas to the Western Caribbean, and he talks about what he did onboard the ship, as well as in Cozumel. Matt also talked about trying out the ultimate dining package and deluxe beverage package.
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Royal Caribbean Around the Internet
USA Todaycompared Symphony of the Seas to the Disney Fantasy.
Traveling Dad shared what he packs for the the first day on Symphony of the Seas.
Happy Sunday! We are celebrating the first weekend of fall/autumn/leave changing season with our pumpkin-flavored coffee and sharing all of the Royal Caribbean news from this week!
Sit back, and enjoy this week's round-up.
Royal Caribbean announced this week it would be eliminating its in-room babysitting option as of September 30, 2018.
The Sitters at Sea program is being discontinued because the cruise line was not able to consistently guarantee this service on every sailing.
For sailings departing prior to September 30, 2018, Royal Caribbean will happily accommodate your request if sitters are available. Royal Caribbean's Adventure Ocean and Royal Babies & Tots programs remain unchanged.
Each dinner option offers guests a style of dining and time of evening to match an individual cruiser's preference. If you are wondering if traditional dining or My Time Dining is a better choice for you, then we have a comprehensive look at what each choice offers.
The cruise line announced that guests will be able to bring small quantities of non-alcoholic beverages in a carry-on or hand luggage onboard only on boarding day. Checking in non-alcoholic beverages will no longer be permitted.
Specifically, non-alcoholic beverages brought onboard may not exceed 12 standard (17 oz) cans, bottles or cartons per stateroom. Distilled water or specialized beverages such as, milk for medical purposes, dietary or infant use, are permitted.