Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: August 26, 2018

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26Aug2018

Thanks for joining us for another weekly look at all of the Royal Caribbean news from this week.  The late-summer heat is still on, and we have plenty of Royal Caribbean news to share from this week.

Earlier this week, one Royal Caribbean crew member was lucky enough to be picked as having the Best Job at Sea.

Cassandra, a 26-year old originally from Mexico, has been exploring the world with Royal Caribbean as a Cruise Director’s Staff since 2016. Beginning in November, she will kick off her 6-month journey as Royal Caribbean’s first Traveling Content Creator onboard the all-new Symphony of the Seas.

 “This makes me feel fulfilled and complete,” said Cassandra. Dancing is one of her passions and as a Cruise Director’s Staff, she can share her energy and help people have a great time. “I truly love what I do,” Cassandra included. On her time off, she always like to get off the ship with her camera in hand, immerse in the culture, and portrait the best of our ports of call. 

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 264th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where we compare and contrast Royal Caribbean to Norwegian Cruise Line.

Many cruisers are curious to know the differences between Royal Caribbean and Norwegian, so this week, we invited a couple of friends to share their experiences on both cruise lines.

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.

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Cruiseable posted a list of the new activities on Mariner of the Seas.

Travel Weekly reported on Mariner of the Seas' big makeover.

Cruise Critic has a list of 20 movies that will leave you wanting to take a cruise.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: August 19, 2018

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19Aug2018

Welcome to this week's edition of the Royal Caribbean post round-up, where we summarize all of the Royal Caribbean news and information from this week into one handy-dandy post! There is plenty of great content to enjoy, so sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's round-up!

The big news this week was Royal Caribbean's announcement that it is banning emotional support animals from its cruise ships.

The cruise said they were updating its policy to differentiate emotional support animals from service animals that are trained to perform a function for a person with a disability.  

Moving forward, emotional support animals cannot be added to existing or new reservations.  Confirmed guests who already have emotional support animals noted in their reservation will be permitted to bring the animal.

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 263rd episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where we take an in-depth look at wheelchair accessibility on Royal Caribbean cruises.

If you or someone you know is going on a Royal Caribbean cruise and is in need of a wheelchair, this week's episode is full of tips and advice for having a hassle-free cruise experience.  

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 1st wrote all about cruise line dress codes.

Riviera Maya News reports that new security x-ray machines will be installed at Cozumel.

Eat Sleep Cruise reviewed their recent sailing on Mariner of the Seas.

Binny's Food & Travel Diaries reviewed their day on Independence of the Seas.

Los Angeles Times wrote about Royal Caribbean's video-making tool that uses AI.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: August 5, 2018

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05Aug2018

Can you believe August is already here? It is the middle of Summer and there is a lot of Royal Caribbean news to catch up from during this week.

The Royal Caribbean news that made the biggest splash this week with our readers was the change that appears Royal Caribbean's drink packages now include milkshakes at Johnny Rockets as part of the package benefits.

Recently we heard reports that guests were being informed that their drink package benefits included milkshakes at Johnny Rockets, and now we see Royal Caribbean's website has been updated to indicate that milkshakes are indeed included.

With this drink package policy change, guests with the Deluxe Beverage Package have the opportunity to enjoy milkshakes that are included with the cost of their beverage package.

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 261st episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where we interview someone who just reached the Pinnacle Club level of Crown and Anchor Society.

In this episode, Matt talks with Nick about what it took to reach the top of Crown and Anchor Society and what the distinction means to him.  Nick also shares his review of the newly refurbished Mariner 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.

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CNBC spoke to Royal Caribbean's Chairman and CEO about the impact of a trade war on cruising.

Explore with Ed shared must-eat recommendations by cruise bloggers.

Eat Sleep Cruise scored the changes and additions to Mariner of the Seas.

Seatrade Cruise News reported that Susan Bonner has been appointed to oversea the Australasian market.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: July 29, 2018

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29Jul2018

It seems like it is heating up everywhere with summer upon on us, and we have the best reading material to enjoy while sitting by the air conditioning.

Royal Caribbean issued a new update on the status of San Juan, Puerto Rico following the hurricane damage of last year.

The cruise line reports that, "tremendous progress has been made with recovery efforts across the island," and that rebuilding tourism and consumer confidence is a top priority.

In addition, the cruise line answered some frequently asked questions about the island's recovery and how it pertains to cruise ship passengers.

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 260th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where Matt talks about rebooking another cruise while onboard a Royal Caribbean cruise.

In this episode, Matt talks about how Royal Caribbean's NextCruise program works, and how to best take advantage of the program.

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.

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Eat Sleep Cruise shared why they are excited to cruise on Mariner of the Seas.

Forbes wrote about how Royal Caribbean is spending a lot of money to attract first time cruisers.

Porthole Magazine shared what a week onboard Harmony of the Seas was all about.

CNBC reported on how cruise lines are trying to win over millennials.

USA Today shared new cruise routes in its latest Cruise Route Roundup.

Cruise Fever shed some light on 9 former Royal Caribbean cruise ships and where they are now.

Travel Weekly hosted a Q&A with Royal Caribbean's Chief Meteorologist.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: July 22, 2018

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22Jul2018

Happy Sunday! We hope you are having a great weekend! Now it’s time to sit back, relax, and catch up on all the Royal Caribbean news from the week!

Royal Caribbean's Gifts website has expanded to offer Royal Caribbean branded souvenirs that can be delivered directly to your home.

Gift items include, but are not limited to T-shirts, Polo Shirts, Sweatshirts, Hats, Visors, Flip Flops, Totes, Tumbler Cups, Glass Mugs, Sunglasses, and Gift Certificates. A wide selection of gift items are fully customizable and ready for purchase.

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 259th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where Matt talks about the written and unwritten rules of cruising etiquette.

In this episode, Matt goes over cruising customs that guests should be aware of prior to cruising.

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.

New RCB Video: How to cruise like a Royal Caribbean Pro

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 — 8 Things Royal Caribbean Pros Do, and You Should Too! — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

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Mommy for the Win shared the ultimate survival guide to cruising with a baby.

Barrons interviewed Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd Chief Financial Officer about how Royal Caribbean is leading the industry.

Cruise Fever wrote about a fitness themed cruise that will sail on Mariner of the Seas.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: June 17, 2018

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17Jun2018

Happy Sunday! We’d like to wish all the dads out there a very Happy Father’s Day! We hope you get to have a relaxing and fun-filled day with your family!

Now it’s time to sit back, relax, and catch up on all the latest Royal Caribbean news!

Royal Caribbean unveiled features and pricing for its next new cruise ship, Spectrum of the Seas.

Spectrum of the Seas will be the newest, largest and most expensive cruise ship in Asia.

Spectrum of the Seas will be Royal Caribbean's first Quantum Ultra Class ship, and will boast the cruise line’s first private enclave for suite guests, new stateroom categories, innovative dining concepts, and stunning features and experiences – many of which have never before been seen at sea.

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 254th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where we discuss the pricing and policies announced for Perfect Day at CocoCay.

Royal Caribbean revealed a lot of details related to the guest experience in Perfect Day at CocoCay, and this week, Matt and Billy dive into the news to share what they think it means for guests.

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.

New RCB Video: Spectrum of the Seas features & itineraries revealed

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 – Spectrum of the Seas features & itineraries revealed!  — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

Royal Caribbean shared how some of its employees helped rescue a reef off Miami.

Seatrade Cruise News reported on the upgrades made to Royal Caribbean's travel agent reservation system.

Cruise Law News reported on a jury verdict in favor of a former Royal Caribbean employee that was hurt on the job.

Travel Weekly wrote about the demise of cruise ship chapels in favor of more space for guest activities.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: June 3, 2018

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03Jun2018

Happy Sunday! It is getting hot outside these days, and the Royal Caribbean news this week is equally heated.  

The big news from this week is our first look at prices for some of the new Perfect Day at CocoCay activities.

Royal Caribbean put on sale via its Cruise Planner some of the new options guests can pre-book, including admission to its water parks and cabana prices.

Based on an email sent to some guests, it looks like the cruise line is targeting May 2019 for the opening of Perfect Day at CocoCay.

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 252nd episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where Matt answers as many emails sent in by podcast listeners as possible.

In this episode, Matt answers questions about visiting Disney World on a shore excursion, cruising to Alaska, drink package information and more.

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.

New RCB Video: 19 things you didn't know you could do on Royal Caribbean

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 – 19 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do on Royal Caribbean  — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

Barron's interviewed Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd Chairman and CEO Richard Fain about the cruise industry outlook.

OK! listed seven reasons why Symphony of the Seas is a cool cruise for Millennials.

Cruise Fever wrote about the five Royal Caribbean cruise ships currently on order.

The Traveling Gals reviewed their cruise on Freedom of the Seas.

Sean and Stef IRL shared what it was like to cruise on Allure of the Seas.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: May 27, 2018

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27May2018

Happy Sunday and happy unofficial start to summer, as the Memorial Day weekend here in the United States marks the start of the season for many.

Some cruise fans may have made plans for summer 2019 when Royal Caribbean announced this week its 2019 Cuba and short Caribbean itineraries for Majesty of the Seas and Empress of the Seas.

The new sailings are available for booking now, and run from April 2019 through the end of December 2019.

Both ships will offer cruises to Cuba that include stops at ports of call all around the Western Caribbean and the Bahamas. 

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 251st episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, which offers an overview of Royal Caribbean's Crown and Anchor Society.

In this episode, Matt talks about why you should join Royal Caribbean's customer loyalty program and what you get at each tier of benefits.

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.

New RCB Video: Full details about Perfect Day at CocoCay

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 – Full details about Perfect Day at CocoCay  — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

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Bloomberg is reporting Havana's cruise terminal will triple in size by 2024.

Touring Plans shared their ten favorite things to do in port on your own.

Skift reported on the closure of Royal Caribbean's tour venture.

WFLA wrote about Majesty of the Seas beginning her inaugural sailings from Tampa.

Cruise Law News reported on a power loss that occurred on Vision of the Seas.

Marine Industry News met with an eleven-year-old who has been chosen to help shape the future of cruise ships.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: May 20, 2018

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20May2018

Stay up-to-date with all the Royal Caribbean news from this week with our roundup of all this week's news.

It looks like Royal Caribbean is considering offering overnight and even multi-night stays at CocoCay at some point in the future.

Royal Caribbean CEO Michael Bayley hinted that in addition to late-night cruise visits to CocoCay, there could be 10 cabanas of suite-type quality to offer the option for some guests to remain on CocoCay for a few days.

Royal Caribbean is in the midst of a $200 million upgrade at CocoCay, which will bring a water park, slides, cabanas and more the island.

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 250th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, which looks at why taking a Royal Caribbean cruise alone can be a great idea.

The prospect of going on a Royal Caribbean cruise solo may sound odd, but in fact, it can be a great vacation experience. Michael and Matt talk about the virtues and strategies of enjoying a Royal Caribbean cruise by yourself.

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.

Recently added Royal Caribbean Menus

We regularly update our listing of Royal Caribbean menus to help our readers prepare for their cruise experience. Here is a listing of which menus have been updated this week.

    Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

    Cruise Critic is reporting Spectrum of the Seas will offer a suites-only area of the ship.

    Royal Caribbean posted an interview with its Chief Meteorologist about what to know about cruising during hurricane season.

    Cruise Trade News shares how Royal Caribbean is using a Gen-Z panel to help shape the cruise line's offerings.

    Ship Technology covers the race for faster WiFi on cruise ships.

    Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: May 13, 2018

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    13May2018

    Happy Mothers Day! All the moms out there deserve a big hug, thank you and hopefully a cruise too.

    Speaking of moms, Royal Caribbean went the extra step this week by announcing the first ever Godfamily of a cruise ship when it chose Carlos and Alexa PenaVega's family to be the Godfamily of Symphony of the Seas.

    Royal Caribbean says they picked this family because they have celebrated a number of family firsts on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Class ships, as well as personify the spirit of the new ship, redefining the way families stay and play.

    The family will have the honor of formally naming Symphony when she arrives to her permanent home in Miami in November.

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    Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

    The 249th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, sharing what it is like to get married on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship.

    In this episode, Beth joins Matt to talk about her recent wedding on Harmony of the Seas.  Beth shares what the experience was like from start to finish, and offers tips and advice for others that might be considering getting hitched at sea.

    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.

    Recently added Royal Caribbean Menus

    We regularly update our listing of Royal Caribbean menus to help our readers prepare for their cruise experience. Here is a listing of which menus have been updated this week.

      Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

      Royal Caribbean released season two of its YouTube series, The Local.

      Skift took a look at how cruise lines innovate even when building the same type of ship.

      Cruise & Ferry highlighted a Royal Caribbean bartender that reached the top 16 in the Bacardi Cocktail Competition 2018.

      Cruise Critic reviewed the new shore excursions Royal Caribbean offers in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

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