Royal Caribbean Closes Bookings to Reduce Capacity Following Outbreaks

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Royal Caribbean International has closed bookings through early January. The goal? To reduce capacity as the nation — and the cruise industry — deals with an uptick in COVID cases. “No Sailings Have Been Canceled” It was readers of the Royal Caribbean Blog (which is not affiliated with the cruise line) who first noticed that […]

Cruise Line Cancels Galveston Sailing

Cruise lines are shuffling their ships around due to the historic flooding conditions around Houston and Galveston. Royal Caribbean International confirmed via Twitter that the August 27 sailing on Liberty of the Seas is cancelled completely. Three of Carnival Cruise Line’s ships – Carnival Valor, Carnival Freedom, and Carnival Breeze – remain offshore in the […]

Episode: Cruise News + QM2 2012 Review

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[smart_track_player url=”https://traffic.libsyn.com/cruiseradioshow/EPI159SEP2612Mixdown.mp3″ title=”Queen Mary 2″ artist=”Cruise Radio” ]This week Barry from Cruising Authority stops by to talk to Doug about his recent transatlantic sailing aboard Queen Mary 2. A great article on Five Resources to Research Shore Excursions. Stewart Chiron, The Cruise Guy® stops by with Cruise News on: More details revealed about Norwegian Breakaway […]

Serenade of the Seas to Receive New Restaurants

When Royal Caribbean’s 2,490-guest Serenade of the Seas heads to drydock this fall she’ll emerge with three new specialty dining venues and new dining plans. Giovanni’s Table Italian restaurant, Izumi Asian cuisine and the intimate Chef’s Table dining experience will be added, as well as dining packages for guests to enjoy. Guests will have the […]

Video: Hurricane Season Stresses Travel Insurance

Video Script — Travel Insurance Call it what you will but cruising during hurricane season is never a dull moment. Just ask the thousands of passengers who sailed out of South Florida this past week during Tropical Storm Isaac. Passengers on Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas turned a week-long vacation into a forced nine […]

7 Money Saving Cruise Tips

Let’s face it, everyone that goes on a cruise vacation doesn’t want to get nickel and dimed to death. Throughout my last cruise, I was thinking of ways to save money, and it worked. My sign and sail account was next to nothing on disembarkation morning! Here’s some money saving cruise tips: 1. Look for […]

Royal Caribbean Announces Coca-Cola Freestyle Machines

Royal Caribbean announced on their blog this week that their installing Coca-Cola Freestyle coke machines aboard some of the ships in their fleet. Bob Midyette, Director of Fleet Beverage Operations for Royal Caribbean International and Azamara said on the company blog, “I am pleased to finally say that in early June, our multi-year efforts came […]

Royal Caribbean announces “The Royal Deck-athlon” + Video

10 featured events. Two legendary athletes. World-champion figure skater Michelle Kwan and diving legend Greg Louganis go head-to-head in the first-ever Deck-athlon at sea aboard Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas. The two will try their luck on the Flow Rider, Rock Climbing wall, figure skating, zip line, diving, mini-golf and more. Royal Caribbean is letting […]

Royal Caribbean’s “WOW” cruise sale comes again

Vacationers who saw summer creeping-up on them without a firm plan in place still have a chance to book an unforgettable experience through Royal Caribbean International’s unprecedented three-day WOW Sale.  With a world of options ranging in Europe, Caribbean, the Far East and Australia and New Zealand, vacationers can receive up to $200 onboard credit […]