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Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: February 8, 2015

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08Feb2015

Sit back and catch up on this week's Royal Caribbean news.  We've gone through and hand-picked some fun articles for you to take a look at in case you missed any of it.

Earlier this week we confirmed a strong rumor that had surfaced that Anthem of the Seas will offer a new dining option in addition to Dynamic Dining.

Dubbed "Dynamic Dining Classic", this new option for passengers will allow them to rotate among the complimentary restaurants each evening of their cruise while retaining the same waiters and tablemates each evening.  

This is a response to Royal Caribbean fans that prefer a more traditional dining experience and will be available for pre-booking in early March.

Royal Caribbean News

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The seventy-ninth episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available and we've got an in-depth review of the changes Royal Caribbean has made to Freedom of the Seas.

After a 24-day dry dock refurbishment, Freedom of the Seas has new public spaces, restaurants, staterooms and more to explore and I've invited Beci Mahnken to help us learn all about what's new and different onboard this popular cruise ship.

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 Interet

Cruise Radio posted a detailed audio review of Quantum of the Seas with friend of the blog Don Bucolo.

A Great Europe Trip Planner shared a review of a recent visit to Royal Caribbean's private island of Labadee.

MEI Travel shared why you should use a travel agent when you book a cruise (or anything else).

Mouse Fan Cafe shared their experience making cupcakes on Freedom of the Seas.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: December 14, 2014

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14Dec2014

Sit back and catch up on this week's Royal Caribbean news.  We've gone through and hand-picked some fun articles for you to take a look at in case you missed any of it.

There's a new boss at Royal Caribbean this week.  Michael Bayley was formally introduced as the new CEO of Royal Caribbean International by Royal Caribbean Ltd Chairman Richard Fain.  

Bayley takes over for Adam Goldstein and began his duties immediately.

Cruise fans may recognize Bayley as the CEO of sister company Celebrity Cruises.  Bayley is now in charge of Royal Caribbean International and will begin his reign as head of the cruise company.

Royal Caribbean News

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The seventy-first episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available and we're previewing a podcast listener's upcoming cruise on Allure of the Seas.

In this episode, Matt shares tips and strategies for getting a deal on your Royal Caribbean cruise.  From when to book, who to book with and what to look for, there's a few ways you can help save a few dollars on your next cruise vacation.

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 Dudes Podcast intereviewed Matt (yea, this guy) about his experience on Quantum of the Seas.

NewsOK interviewed Royal Caribbean CIO Bill Martin about the technology on Quantum of the Seas.

The Financial featured a story about how Royal Caribbean and Intel brought a lot of tablets to sea.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: November 23, 2014

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23Nov2014

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 announced this week that its oldest ship in the fleet, Majesty of the Seas, will be transferred out by April 2016.

Majesty of the Seas' final voyage will be on April 29, 2016 and afterwards, will undergo a dry dock session before heading to join Pullmantur cruises.

Here's the other Royal Caribbean news you might have missed this week

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The sixty-eighth episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available and we've got a roundtable review of Quantum of the Seas to share with you.

In this episode, Matt and a few friends that recently sailed on Quantum of the Seas share their collective thoughts on this brand new ship and review what Quantum of the Seas offers and if Royal Caribbean hit a home run with her.

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

Conde Nast Treveler reviewed Quantum of the Seas, focusing on the tech.

The Verge declared Quantum of the Seas is the ship of tomorrow.

Cruise Critic posted their full Quantum of the Seas review.

In The Loop Travel wrote about seven things you'll enjoy on Quantum of the Seas.

From the Deck Chair has their full Quantum of the Seas recap.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: November 9, 2014

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09Nov2014

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

Quantum of the Seas coverage

We're knee-deep in Quantum of the Seas coverage, so if you missed any of it, here's a quick run down of what happened this week

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The sixty-sixth episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is available that is all about booking shore excursions.

Matt previews his cruise this week on Quantum of the Seas and discusses what his plans are for his short trip and what he hopes to see and do.

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

Travel Shop Girl reviewed her Oasis of the Seas balcony stateroom.

Yahoo! Lifestyle shared how much fun they had on Quantum of the Seas.

Gizmodo shared a look at how the virtual balconies work.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: August 31, 2014

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31Aug2014

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 announced all the new technology for Quantum of the Seas earlier this week and the big event revealed how amazing this new ship will be.

Luggage tracking, RFID wristbands, robot bartenders and more will be available on Quantum of the Seas and Royal Caribbean is billing the new ship as, "the world's most futuristic ship."

Combined with insanely fast internet speeds at sea, the new ship promises to be pretty darn impressive.

Royal Caribbean News

99 Days of Quantum

We're counting down the days until Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas, debuts with a blog post each day about what makes this cruise ship so amazing.

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The fifty-sixth episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available and we're taking a look at the newly announced tech on Quantum of the Seas

In this episode, Matt looks at the big announcement by Royal Caribbean this week and discusses all the new technology coming to the ship.  There's a lot of new innovations to be excited about and this is our look at what to expect.

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

The Roaming Scribe has an interview with Royal Caribbean Chairman Richard Fain.

TheEMCeffect has a touching story about how Royal Caribbean helped make their cruise right.

From the Deck Chair is lukewarm on the new technology coming to Quantum of the Seas.

CruiseHangout shares his thoughts on the Quantum tech reveal.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: August 24, 2014

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The Quantum of the Seas news is really starting to flow now and this week we heard about the next Quantum of the Seas reveal event that will occur tomorrow.

On August 25, Royal Caribbean will hold a media event at the Meyer-Werft shipyard in Germany to show off all the technology Quantum of the Seas will have.

Tech writer David Pogue will host the event and it will be live streamed online at 10am eastern time.

The technology reveal for Quantum of the Seas is expected to follow the recent dining and entertainment reveal events in showcasing what's new and exciting for Quantum of the Seas. Royal Caribbean has built a reputation of pushing the envelope when it comes to technology on its cruise ships and this event should further than agenda.

Royal Caribbean News

99 Days of Quantum

We're counting down the days until Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas, debuts with a blog post each day about what makes this cruise ship so amazing.

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The fifty-fifth episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available and we're previewing a podcast listener's upcoming cruise on Allure of the Seas.

In this episode, Matt kicks off a new series counting his favorite five things to do see, eat or watch and this week it was the Top 5 things on Freedom of the Seas.

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

EatSleepCruise has a list of four essential rules to get Dynamic Dining Reservations.

Seatrade Insider writes the San Juan pier expansion will make it ready for Quantum and Oasis-class cruise ships.

Travel Pulse says cruise lines are eager to attract solo travelers by reducing or eliminating the dreaded single supplement.

TravelWeekly posted about how an unexpected drop in fuel prices has helped cruise lines' bottom lines.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: August 17, 2014

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17Aug2014

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.

The big news this week was all about Quantum of the Seas and her float out that took place a few days ago.

After a few days delay due to poor weather, Quantum finally made her way out of the Meyer Werft shipyard dry dock and is now one step closer to launching.

With Quantum of the Seas succesully floated out, the ship will begin functionality tests.  Royal Caribbean also announced a countdown of less than 100 days until her official debut.

Royal Caribbean News

99 Days of Quantum

To celebrate the countdown until Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas debuts, we kicked off a brand new blog series, 99 Days of Quantum, that looks at what makes this new ship so amazing.  Each day we are posting a new blog post all about Quantum of the Seas so here's what you might have missed this week.

Stay tuned to Royal Caribbean Blog each day for a brand new post all about Quantum of the Seas untils he debuts (93 more days!).

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The fifty-fourth episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available and we're previewing a podcast listener's upcoming cruise on Allure of the Seas.

In this episode, Matt invites podcast listener Danielle Perry to discuss her family's first Royal Caribbean cruise and why she chose to cruise on Royal Caribbean as well as why they picked Allure of the Seas.

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

Royal Caribbean posted an article about what happens if there is a hurricane during your cruise.

CruiseInd has started up its Quantum of the Seas live blog that will track the new ship's progress.

Royal Caribbean explores Quantum of the Seas' art theme.

Travel Weekly posted a new service for cruise visitors to Bermuda that allows easier access to Horseshoe Bay.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: August 10, 2014

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10Aug2014

Another week has come to an end and we've gone through and hand-picked some fun articles for you to take a look at in case you missed any of it.

Quantum of the Seas float out was scheduled to happen yesterday but the big step had to be delayed for a few more days due to poor weather.

Quantum of the Seas will now be floated out on August 12 at 4pm local time, which is a better time for Americans to see it than it's original time slot.

If all goes well, she will begin her thruster and stabilizer tests following the float out.

Royal Caribbean News

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The fifty-third episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is available, previewing a listener's Jewel of the Seas cruise.

This week Matt invited listener Kris to preview his upcoming Jewel of the Seas cruise as well as discuss what there is for kids to do on a cruise.

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

Royal Caribbean COO Adam Goldstein shared business travel advice on LinkedIn.

Motley Fool is writing about how Royal Caribbean's massive internet upgrade is about getting more Millennials to cruise.

Seatrade Insider says Royal Caribbean China chief Zinan Liu will deliver the keynote Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific speech.

 

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: August 3, 2014

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03Aug2014

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

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The fifty-second episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is available that is all about booking shore excursions.

We recorded a live episode of the podcast this week to celebrate our one year anniversary of the podcast. Our listeners called in with their thoughts on booking an interior stateroom versus a balcony.

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

The Miami Herald writes about Royal Caribbean is hoping to lure new passengers with flexibile dining.

TTG Digital says Royal Caribbean to launch new travel agent incentive.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: April 20, 2014

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20Apr2014

Happy Easter to all of our readers.  Have a great day and by far the big news this week was Royal Caribbean's deployment news regarding its Quantum-class ships.

Royal Caribbean announced it will send its brand new Quantum of the Seas to China in 2015, less than a year after it debuts in New York. 

In turn, Anthem of the Seas will now head up to New York instead of Fort Lauderdale for the winter 2015.  Liberty of the Seas will cover the New York market in between both ships.

The news shows how much Royal Caribbean believes in the burgeoning Chinese cruise market, but it did leave many fans disappointed that there won't be much time in the United States to enjoy Quantum of the Seas.

Royal Caribbean News

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The thirty-seventh episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is available that is all about booking shore excursions.

This week we will look at all the different booking incentives Royal Caribbean offers its guests and which ones tend to be a better deal than others. We also have lots of listener feedback to share!

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

BuzzFeed explains why Quantum of the Seas represents a critical tests for the cruise industry.

Mommy Musings has her top 10 experiences on Liberty of the Seas.

CruiseInd has analysis of Quantum of the Seas going to China.

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