Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: August 18, 2013

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18Aug2013

We had fun this week sharing lots of Royal Caribbean news from many aspects of the company's operation.  From Barbados to St. Lucia to New Jersey, there's lots to catch up on this week if you missed any of it.

Let's dive in!

Royal Caribbean News

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

Have you listened to the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast yet? Our second episode came out this week and it's all about Royal Caribbean's specialty restaurants.

We looked at how specialty restaurants have become very popular recently, what restaurants are currently available and what the future holds for these eateries.

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.

Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

Cruise Radio has a new podcast episode with a review of cruising on Jewel of the Seas

USA Today has a new photo tour of Grandeur of the Seas.

Travel Biz Monitor has more information on a deal for cruisers from India to save 20% on their next Royal Caribbean cruise.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: August 11, 2013

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11Aug2013

If you liked a little of everything when it comes to Royal Caribbean news then this was the week for you.  

Over the course of the week we learned more about Quantum of the Seas and what we can expect from it.  It's clear that people are excited to know everything they can about this ship and we started out with a list of everything we know about the virtual balcony.  

This was followed up by an interesting list of frequently asked questions about Quantum of the Seas that gave us a few more details about venues, dining, entertainment and more.

Royal Caribbean News

  • If Royal Caribbean wants to build a fourth Oasis-class cruise ship, they have to decide by December.
  • There's a new video of Quantum of the Seas' keel-laying and Anthem of the Seas' steel-cutting ceremonies.
  • We shared a secret spot on Allure of the Seas to check out if you want to get away from the crowds.
  • Have you considered buying the unlimited alcohol packages on your next Royal Caribbean cruise?  We broke down the cost per day to see how much you really need to drink to make it worth while.
  • Royal Caribbean is launching an 11-day sale for residents of the United Kingdom.
  • We had our very first edition of Friday Photos, where we shared your Royal Caribbean vacation photos.

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is live!  We're covering eveyrthing Royal Caribbean and inviting you to explore every aspect of a great cruise vacation.  Check it out at RoyalCaribbeanPodcast.com!

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.

We want to hear from you when it comes to this podcast because we want it to be an interactive show.  If you have questions, comments or thoughts, share them with us.  We might even include it on the show!

Take a listen to Episode 1 of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast!

Join us for the first ever Royal Caribbean Blog Cruise!

We're so excited to announce the first ever group cruise for readers and staff of RoyalCaribbeanBlog.com aboard Quantum of the Seas!  This is an exclusive group where we are inviting you, our readers, to join us on one of the first Quantum of the Seas sailings on an 8-night cruise to the Caribbean.

This Royal Caribbean Blog group cruise is all about enjoying this brand new ship with other fans who are big fans of Royal Caribbean.  Don't miss this opportunity to check out the brand new cruise ship as well as be a part of exclusive events for those that book with our group!

For more details on booking the cruise, the itinerary and prices, check out the Royal Caribbean Blog group cruise page and if you have any questions, email me!

Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

Travel Weekly has a detailed post about how Haiti wants to lure Royal Caribbean passengers beyond Labadee.

Inverclydenow mentions a visit by Vision of the Seas.

The CLIA is touting innovations in cruising that are coming soon, such as virtual balconies coming to Navigator of the Seas.

RoyalCaribbeanPR is reporting Explorer of the Seas will receive a new parade called "Royalapalooza", which first debuted on Mariner of the Seas.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: August 4, 2013

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04Aug2013

It's August and Royal Caribbean news this week really heated up with lots of news and changes.  It's hard to pinpoint the biggest but if I had to pick one, it would be centered around Royal Caribbean's two newest ships.

On Friday, Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas moved one step closer to being built...at the same time! Quantum of the Seas kicked things off with its official keel-laying, which officially begins formal construction of the ship.  

Right after that, Anthem of the Seas had her steel-cutting ceremony.  We're still about 18-24 months away from both ships taking passengers but it's starting to get exciting!

Royal Caribbean News

Join us for the first ever Royal Caribbean Blog Cruise!

We're so excited to announce the first ever group cruise for readers and staff of RoyalCaribbeanBlog.com aboard Quantum of the Seas!  This is an exclusive group where we are inviting you, our readers, to join us on one of the first Quantum of the Seas sailings on an 8-night cruise to the Caribbean.

This Royal Caribbean Blog group cruise is all about enjoying this brand new ship with other fans who are big fans of Royal Caribbean.  Don't miss this opportunity to check out the brand new cruise ship as well as be a part of exclusive events for those that book with our group!

For more details on booking the cruise, the itinerary and prices, check out the Royal Caribbean Blog group cruise page and if you have any questions, email me!

Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

The Miami Herald's readers helped another reader who wanted the recipe for a salad dressing that was offered on Royal Caribbean cruises back in the 1980s.

Cruising with Kids? Fox News has a list of what the cruise lines do to accommodate children.

Speaking of kids, Royal Caribbean thinks cruising is a family affair and all generations can enjoy it together.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: July 28, 2013

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28Jul2013

Welcome to this week's post round up and there was a lot of news and happenings this week in the world of Royal Caribbean.  

In addition to the news this week, we showcased 33 beautiful Royal Caribbean photos worthy of drooling all over your keyboard as well as a list of all the fun onboard outdoor activities on Royal Caribbean ships.

Were you able to catch up with it all?  If not, let's dive into what happened this week for a look back.

Royal Caribbean News

Join us for the first ever Royal Caribbean Blog Cruise!

We're so excited to announce the first ever group cruise for readers and staff of RoyalCaribbeanBlog.com aboard Quantum of the Seas!  This is an exclusive group where we are inviting you, our readers, to join us on one of the first Quantum of the Seas sailings on an 8-night cruise to the Caribbean.

This Royal Caribbean Blog group cruise is all about enjoying this brand new ship with other fans who are big fans of Royal Caribbean.  Don't miss this opportunity to check out the brand new cruise ship as well as be a part of exclusive events for those that book with our group!

For more details on booking the cruise, the itinerary and prices, check out the Royal Caribbean Blog group cruise page and if you have any questions, email me!

Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

Seatrade Insider has a look at how the China-Japan territorial dispute has affected Royal Caribbean's bottom line.

Cruize Cast has a brand new podcast episode out discussing cruising to Italy.

USA Today has a photo tour of a former Royal Caribbean ship, the Song of America.

The New York Times has a great look at travel bloggers and how they pay for their trips.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: July 21, 2013

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21Jul2013

It was hot this week outside and the Royal Caribbean news was heating up as well with a little bit of news about some new yet-to-be-built Royal Caribbean cruise ships emerging.

So crank up the air conditioning and enjoy this week's Royal Caribbean news roundup!

Royal Caribbean News

Join us for the first ever Royal Caribbean Blog Cruise!

We're so excited to announce the first ever group cruise for readers and staff of RoyalCaribbeanBlog.com aboard Quantum of the Seas!  This is an exclusive group where we are inviting you, our readers, to join us on one of the first Quantum of the Seas sailings on an 8-night cruise to the Caribbean.

This Royal Caribbean Blog group cruise is all about enjoying this brand new ship with other fans who are big fans of Royal Caribbean.  Don't miss this opportunity to check out the brand new cruise ship as well as be a part of exclusive events for those that book with our group!

For more details on booking the cruise, the itinerary and prices, check out the Royal Caribbean Blog group cruise page and if you have any questions, email me!

Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

Travel Agent Central has a comment by a Royal Caribbean official released following a scathing article on using travel agents to book a cruise.

eTravel Blackboard has an article about why the 2014/2015 summer cruise season in Australia will be the biggest yet.

Florida Today has the results of a new study that says the cruise industry is boosting the local economy in South Florida.

Cruize Cast has a new podcast episode out looking at Carnival Cruise Line.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: July 14, 2013

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14Jul2013

Happy weekend Royal Caribbean fans!  The big news this week surrounded the return of Grandeur of the Seas to service after more than a month of canceled cruises to repair fire damage to the aft of the ship.  

While a few parts of the ship are still being repaired, most of the ship is good to go. Check out our photo update from onboard Grandeur of the Seas and see how this great ship looks like.

Royal Caribbean News

Join us for the first ever Royal Caribbean Blog Cruise!

We're so excited to announce the first ever group cruise for readers and staff of RoyalCaribbeanBlog.com aboard Quantum of the Seas!  This is an exclusive group where we are inviting you, our readers, to join us on one of the first Quantum of the Seas sailings on an 8-night cruise to the Caribbean.

This Royal Caribbean Blog group cruise is all about enjoying this brand new ship with other fans who are big fans of Royal Caribbean.  Don't miss this opportunity to check out the brand new cruise ship as well as be a part of exclusive events for those that book with our group!

For more details on booking the cruise, the itinerary and prices, check out the Royal Caribbean Blog group cruise page and if you have any questions, email me!

Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

USA Today reports we still don't know what started the fire on Grandeur of the Seas.

Cruise Critic is reporting a number of passengers have been bumped off of Grandeur of the Seas due to repairs not being complete.

The Royal Gazette covered a group of students in Bermuda that received Royal Caribbean's Hospitality award scholarship.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: July 7, 2013

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07Jul2013

Happy Independence Day to our American readers! It's probably very hot where you are so I hope you're able to cool down and enjoy some interesting Royal Caribbean news from this week. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's Royal Caribbean news!

Royal Caribbean News

Here's what happened in the world of Royal Caribbean this week

  • What's cool on Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas?  We don't know everything about the ship yet but we do have the list of the top five coolest things on Quantum of the Seas.
  • Speaking of Quantum of the Seas, Royal Caribbean's CEO hinted at a few more details that we can expect to find on this brand new ship.
  • If you're thinking of bringing your toddler on a Royal Caribbean cruise, then check out our in-depth review of the Royal Babies & Tots Nursery.
  • Good news coming our way that Grandeur of the Seas fire damage repair work is still on schedule.
  • Royal Caribbean was recognized this week by winning Baxter Travel Media’s 2013 Agent’s Choice Awards for the tenth year in a row.

Join us for the first ever Royal Caribbean Blog Cruise!

We're so excited to announce the first ever group cruise for readers and staff of RoyalCaribbeanBlog.com aboard Quantum of the Seas!  This is an exclusive group where we are inviting you, our readers, to join us on one of the first Quantum of the Seas sailings on an 8-night cruise to the Caribbean.

This Royal Caribbean Blog group cruise is all about enjoying this brand new ship with other fans who are big fans of Royal Caribbean.  Don't miss this opportunity to check out the brand new cruise ship as well as be a part of exclusive events for those that book with our group!

For more details on booking the cruise, the itinerary and prices, check out the Royal Caribbean Blog group cruise page and if you have any questions, email me!

Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

Cruise Critic has a list of five ways to get a cruise ship cabin upgrade!

CruizeCast is talking about their favorite specialty restaurants across every cruise line.

Popular Cruising has a photo tour of the Norwegian Getaway shipyard.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: June 30, 2013

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30Jun2013

Hope you had a great week (maybe one week closer to your next Royal Caribbean cruise?) and you had a chance to keep up with what's new with Royal Caribbean this week. But if not, here's a roundup of this week's news.

Royal Caribbean News

Here's what happened in the world of Royal Caribbean this week

  • The travel agency putting together a Paula Deen themed cruise announced they've added a second cruise due to overwhelming demand.
  • Have you been to St. Thomas?  We reviewed Magens Bay beach, known around the world for being one of the most beautiful beaches.
  • You missed it by now, but did you hear about the one-day sale Royal Caribbean held yesterday?
  • J.D. Power released their first cruise line satisfaction survey and Royal Caribbean finished second.
  • Do you enjoy a drink (or two) onboard a Royal Caribbean cruise?  We shared our favorite ten bars and lounges across Royal Caribbean's fleet.

Join us for the first ever Royal Caribbean Blog Cruise!

We're so excited to announce the first ever group cruise for readers and staff of RoyalCaribbeanBlog.com aboard Quantum of the Seas!  This is an exclusive group where we are inviting you, our readers, to join us on one of the first Quantum of the Seas sailings on an 8-night cruise to the Caribbean.

This Royal Caribbean Blog group cruise is all about enjoying this brand new ship with other fans who are big fans of Royal Caribbean.  Don't miss this opportunity to check out the brand new cruise ship as well as be a part of exclusive events for those that book with our group!

For more details on booking the cruise, the itinerary and prices, check out the Royal Caribbean Blog group cruise page and if you have any questions, email me!

Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

FIUSM is reporting Royal Caribbean is in the final stages to lease land at Florida International University for the purpose of house their on-board performers.

CruizeCast has released a new podcast episode talking about how to enjoy Greek cruise ports.

CruiseCritic has 13 things they think are worth splurging for onboard your next cruise.

Kuki has a fun blog post looking at the pitfalls in cruise booking.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: June 23, 2013

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23Jun2013

Summer is here and hopefully you've got a summer cruise lined up in the coming months.  Welcome to our weekly wrap up of what's new and happening at Royal Caribbean.  This is a summary of what happened during this week in the world of everything Royal Caribbean.

This week we've got lots of international Royal Caribbean news, a new (and affordable) cell phone package on Royal Caribbean cruises, and more!

Royal Caribbean News

We’ve gathered this week’s Royal Caribbean news from your favorite cruise ships!

Join us for the first ever Royal Caribbean Blog Cruise!

We're so excited to announce the first ever group cruise for readers and staff of RoyalCaribbeanBlog.com aboard Quantum of the Seas!  This is an exclusive group where we are inviting you, our readers, to join us on one of the first Quantum of the Seas sailings on an 8-night cruise to the Caribbean.

This Royal Caribbean Blog group cruise is all about enjoying this brand new ship with other fans who are big fans of Royal Caribbean.  Don't miss this opportunity to check out the brand new cruise ship as well as be a part of exclusive events for those that book with our group!

For more details on booking the cruise, the itinerary and prices, check out the Royal Caribbean Blog group cruise page and if you have any questions, email me!

Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

Royal Caribbean CEO Adam Goldstein explains how life as a CEO is a lot like life as a NBA point guard.

CruizeCast has a brand new episode available that covers some recent cruising news.

Royal Caribbean Fans found a hotel in South Korea that looks a lot like Royal Caribbean's Sovereign class cruise ships.

Cruise Critic has a list of 12 ways to definitely have a have a miserable cruise!

CruiseCurrents posted a great wrap up of day one from the Cruise3Sixty conference!

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