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Are There Limits on How Many Drinks You Get With Your Cruise Drink & Beverage Package?

May 25, 2023

The only cruise lines we know to have any limits on the number of drinks you can order are Carnival and Princess (which is owned by Carnival Corporation). They have a 15-drink limit on alcoholic beverages during the 24 hours from 6 am to 6 am. Non-alcoholic drinks aren't included in the 15-drink total.

Royal Caribbean International Seeks New Chief Meteorologist Following Departure of James Van Fleet

May 25, 2023

Royal Caribbean International has announced an open position for the role of Chief Meteorologist, shortly after the former Chief Meteorologist, James Van Fleet, parted ways with the company. This announcement comes at a crucial time, just before the onset of the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season, when precise updates on weather conditions impacting cruises are of utmost significance.

Drink Packages On Cruise Ships

May 23, 2023

Beverage prices on cruise ships can vary depending on the package and cruise line. Most cruise ships offer beverage packages that provide access to a wide range of drinks, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. These packages are often available for purchase before the cruise or onboard the ship. It's important to carefully review the details of each package to understand what is included and any limitations or restrictions.

Passenger missing after going overboard from Quantum of the Seas

Apr 27, 2023

The US Coast Guard is leading the search for an Australian man who went overboard from Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas, south of Hawaii. The ship's crew reported the man missing at 11:03 pm on Tuesday, prompting a search and rescue operation, which included a rescue speed boat to search for the missing person. The US Coast Guard air crew arrived on the scene two hours later to join the search efforts, about 500 miles south of the Big Island town of Kailua-Kona.

Michael Bayley honored with CLIA Lifetime Achievement Award

Apr 25, 2023

Royal Caribbean International's President and CEO, Michael Bayley, has recently been awarded the prestigious Cruise Lines International Association Lifetime Achievement Award at the CLIA Cruise360 event held in Fort Lauderdale from April 18 to April 23. This recognition is reserved for individuals who have dedicated their lifetime to championing the growth and success of the cruise travel industry.

Icon of the Seas will have the largest water park at sea

Feb 27, 2023

Royal Caribbean's latest episode of the "Making an Icon" video series showcases the exciting Thrill Island on the upcoming cruise ship Icon of the Seas. The largest water park at sea, Thrill Island, offers guests various activities, including numerous water slides, the Flow Rider surf simulator, mini golf courses, an outdoor sports deck, and a climbing park over the sea.

8 Tips for Rude Cruise Guests – How to behave appropriately and get extra service

Feb 22, 2023

Sometimes I felt like being on the edge of a cliff. When am I going to see my family again? How could my managers on board the ship be unfair? 

On top of all those concerns, some unpleasant guests are among my regular daily challenges. However, no matter how hard it was, I always kept in mind that the darkest hour of the night always comes just before dawn.

Small Fire Breaks Out On Icon of the Seas at Meyer Turku Shipyard

Feb 03, 2023

Several media outlets in Finland report that a small fire broke out on the world’s next-largest cruise ship, currently under construction at Meyer Turku shipyard. On Thursday, February 2, at about 10 in the morning, a fire alarm was sounded on the Icon of the Sea at the shipyard.

Royal Caribbean Introduces Icon of the Seas Surfside Family Neighborhood

Feb 03, 2023

The world's largest cruise ship Icon of the Seas, is currently being built at the Meier shipyard in Turku, Finland. Royal Caribbean International's next-generation ship will feature a number of innovations. Neighborhood Surfside is designed for young families with children.

Spectrum of the Seas Changes Bahamas Registry to Cyprus

Jan 26, 2023

Royal Caribbean International recently made a shift in the national registry of the cruise ship Spectrum of the Seas. The vessel which was previously registered in Bahamas is now flying the flag of Cyprus.