I love trying out different ships on different cruise lines. Variety is the spice of life, and every ship has something special to offer. As cruise lines ease back into operation, one nice thing we’ve been able to do is take some short sailings on ships that may usually only offer longer cruises. This was the case with our recent MSC Meraviglia sailing, as well as the test cruise we took on Mariner of the Seas. It’s a great opportunity...
Royal Caribbean International
The first (and only) full day of our cruise started with docking at Coco Cay. Because this was my first visit to Royal Caribbean's private destination, I wanted to see it all. Starting with complimentary in-room breakfast was a good way to save time and not oversleep so we could have a perfect day. Of course we had plenty to do both on and off the island... read more
Royal Caribbean is bringing more and more ships back into service. Before each ship can sail with paying guests, they complete what the CDC calls a Simulated Voyage with volunteers, where the line demonstrates proper protocols can be followed onboard. We got an surprise in our inbox recently, as we’ve been invited to sail the Simulated Voyage for Mariner of the Seas this week... read more
Royal Caribbean International is a popular cruise line often in the headlines for wild amenities on their newer ships. Founded in Norway in 1968, the now Miami-based company carried roughly 5 million guests in 2018 - the second highest number of any cruise line. They were also one of the first lines dedicated to cruising, rather than ferry service or oceanic crossings... read more
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, two of the three largest cruise companies in the world, have brought together an impressive group of cross-disciplinary experts on public health, epidemiology, maritime operations, hospitality, and more. Their goal? Combine all of the best science and experience to identify a science-backed plan for a healthy return to service that ensures the wellbeing of guests, crew, and communities that lines visit. In a time we should all be coming together, these competitors are doing just that. read more