Guests on some Royal Caribbean ships are reporting a new souvenir Coca-Cola cup that is included with?Royal Caribbean's unlimited drink packages.
While not all Royal Caribbean ships have these new cups, some guests have begun posting photos of the new cup design on sailings departing this week. The most notcable difference is the addition of a handle and built-in straw to the top of the cup.
Photo by Brad Payne
Photo by Kate Larson
These cups have been reported as being on Adventure of the Seas and Liberty of the Seas. Special thanks to Karen Fraser, Kate Larson and?Adam Rothschild for helping with this article.
From time to time, Royal Caribbean and its Coca-Cola partner update the design of their souvenir cups.
These souvenir cups are compatible with the self-serve soda machines on the pool deck as well as the Coca-Cola Freestyle machines. The Coca-Cola souvenir cup has a special chip in it which activates the machine.
Do you like the design of these souvenir Coca-Cola cups? Tell us in the comments below!
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, the parent company of Royal Caribbean International, is looking to renovate and expand its corporate headquarters.
South Florida Business Journal reports the project would cost?approximately $300 million and be located at the southwest corner of?Dodge Island next to where its older offices sit now. The new campus would expand the company’s workforce capacity from 2,200 to 4,200.
The plan is?to would demolish the building at 1040 Caribbean Way.?It would build a Terminal K parking garage with about 1,820 spaces plus a new unspecified size office building. Royal Caribbean would perform major renovations to the buildings it leases at 1050 and 1080 Caribbean Way.
When finished, the renovated and expanded headquarters would include a fitness center, a daycare, a cafeteria, an auditorium and a maritime innovation center for the design development and renovation of cruise vessels.
The royal gclubMiami Herald reports the design for the new buildings is by?New York architecture firm HOK. The building is designed to look like a ship.??Royal Caribbean’s giant crown logo will be emblazoned on the roof to catch the eyes of airline passengers overhead.
Royal Caribbean’s Chief Financial Officer Jason Liberty also talked about the focus on climate change and the need to make changes to the buildings now.?Liberty said to prepare for inevitable sea level rise, the company plans to build the structures 15 feet above sea level and store critical machinery on higher floors. Many climate models project Miami streets will be flooding daily by 2070.
On Monday the Miami-Dade Tourism and Ports Committee approved a deal, but the?full board of commissioners will vote on the proposal in May.
If your Royal Caribbean cruise is taking you to Perfect Day at CocoCay, you are likely in that getting-super-excited stage of cruise planning.? Before you try out all the fun experiences that Perfect Day at CocoCay has to offer, here are the important age, height and weight restrictions for the slides, rides and experiences at Perfect Day at CocoCay.
Royal Caribbean has?no age restrictions for the experiences at Perfect Day at CocoCay. Some slides and activities have height and
Many of the island’s other experiences, such as Up, Up and Away helium balloon, Oasis Lagoon freshwater pool, and Captain Jill’s Galleon, are open to all guests.?
|Attraction||Platform Height||Height Requirement||Maximum Weight Limit|
|Daredevil's Peak waterslide||135 feet||48 inches minimum||300 lbs.|
|Dueling Demons waterslides||75 feet||48 inches minimum||300 lbs.|
|Screeching Serpent waterslide||50 feet||48 inches minimum||300 lbs.|
|Green Mamba waterslide||50 feet||48 inches minimum||300 lbs.|
|Manta Raycers waterslides||25 feet||40 inches minimum||300 lbs.|
|The Slingshot waterslide||60 feet||48 inches minimum; or 40 inches minimum with a swim vest on||Max single person: 300 lbs./|
Total raft weight limit: 550 lbs
|The Twister waterslide||60 feet||48 inches minimum; or 40 inches?minimum with a swim vest on||Max single person: 300 lbs./|
Total raft weight limit: 550 lbs.
|Splash Speedway waterslides||40 feet||42 inches minimum||300 lbs.|
|Adventure Pool||?||Guests under 48 inches must?wear a swim vest at all times?||N/A|
|Wave Pool||?||Guests under 48 inches must wear a swim vest at all times?||N/A|
|Splashaway Bay slides||?||Maximum 42 inches||200 lbs.|
|Zip Line||?||N/A||50 lbs. minimum|
300 lbs. maximum
Spring is here and it is also Sunday, which means we are celebrating warm(er) temperatures and Royal Caribbean news from this week!
Spectrum of the Seas was delivered to Royal Caribbean this week, becoming the 26th ship in the fleet.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Chairman and CEO Richard D. Fain and President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International Michael Bayley received the new ship from Meyer Wert Yard’s Managing Partner Bernard Meyer and Meyer Werft Yard’s Managing Director Tim Meyer at the official handover ceremony. The first in the Quantum Ultra class of ships, Spectrum will homeport from Shanghai starting June 2019.
The first in the Quantum Ultra class of ships, Spectrum will homeport from Shanghai starting June 2019.
Royal Caribbean News
- The royal gclubSkyPad is temporarily closed while Royal Caribbean inspects it.
- Royal Caribbean introduced a new ultimate dining package.
- Royal Caribbean UK named the winner of its shore explorer contest.
- Hong Kong sailings for 2020-2021 were released this week.
- Royal Caribbean produced a video of Spectrum of the Seas' delivery.
- Royal Caribbean updated its smart phone app, which included a group chat feature.
- Here is a list of Perfect Day at CocoCay prices.
- Check out the map of Perfect Day at CocoCay.
Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast
Lauren Reed joins Matt this week to talk about her recent sailing on Allure of the Seas. Lauren talks about why she picked Allure of the Seas, reviews her stateroom, dining and shore excursions.
Royal Caribbean Around the Internet
Cruise Fever shared tips for booking shore excursions.
Eat Sleep Cruise posted a guide to Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade.
SeaTrade Cruise News reported on how Royal Caribbean is using MFace to speed up disembarkation.
There is a lot of excitement about Royal Caribbean's transformation of its private island in the Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay. Many of our readers are curious how much does Perfect Day at CocoCay cost, so we have a breakdown of what the new experiences will cost you.
Complimentary venues and activities
The good news is most of the experiences Royal Caribbean is offering at Perfect Day at CocoCay are complimentary and included with your cruise fare.?
In addition to the classic beach day experience, Royal Caribbean has added the largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean,?the shipwrecked Captain Jill’s Galleon loaded with slides and water cannons, the biggest ever Splashaway Bay aqua park yet, and new sports courts on South Beach.
The beach experience at Perfect Day at CocoCay has not been overlooked, with enhanced Chill Island and South Beach, both offering plenty of free beach chairs and beachside activities.
To go along with your fun in the sun, there are five new complimentary dining venues located throughout the island.?
|Category||Experience / Amenity||Cost|
|Captain Jill's Galleon||Complimentary|
|Snack Shack (3 throughout island)||Complimentary|
|Pools||Oasis Lagoon||Complimentary admission|
|Beach? chairs, umbrellas and towels||Complimentary|
|Beach chairs, umbrellas and towels||Complimentary|
|South Beach||Complimentary admission|
|Beach chairs, umbrellas and towels||Complimentary|
|Fitness Classes||Some complimentary|
|Beach access wheelchairs||Complimentary|
Extra Charge?venues and activities
In addition to what is included with your visit to Perfect Day at CocoCay, there are additional options that you can purchase. We have listed price estimates, and they can vary by season and are subject to change without notice.
The exact pricing will vary from sailing to sailing, and exact prices can be found by visiting Royal Caribbean's Cruise Planner after booking your sailing. In fact, there could be savings found by pre-booking via the Cruise Planner.
|Category||Experience / Amenity||Price Structure||Details|
Includes 13 waterslides, Wave Pool, Adventure Pool, complimentary dining at Snack Shack, beach chairs, umbrellas and towels
|Admission charge||FULL Day: $44-$99 per person|
HALF Day (P.M. only): $39-$74
Age 0-3: Complimentary
Cabana Rental: Grants
for up to 6 guests.
Full day rental only.
See cabanas pricing below
|Thrill Waterpark + Zip Line||Package pricing||FULL Day: $99-$179 per person|
HALF Day: $89-$149
|Zip Line||For a charge||$79-$139 per person|
|Up, Up and Away (helium balloon)||For a charge||Age 13+: $39-$99 per person|
Age 4-12: $24-$64
Age 0-3: Complimentary
|Beaches||Coco Beach Club|
Includes access to exclusive beach,
club house, infinity pool, complimentary
dining at The Grille at Coco Beach Club,
beach chairs, umbrellas and towels
|Admission charge||Age 13+: $54-$99 per person|
Age 4-12: $34-$69
Age 0-3: Complimentary
Cabana Rental: Grants
for up to 8 guests.
See cabanas pricing below
|Dining||Captain Jack’s||A la carte?||Prices according to menu|
|More Amenities||Cabanas, daybeds throughout island||Rental charge||See cabanas pricing below|
|Umbrellas throughout||Rental charge||?|
|Beach rentals (kayaks, snorkels, etc.)||Rental charge||Varies|
(Coco Beach Club & Chill Island)
|For a charge||Prices according to spa menu|
If your idea of relaxation involves your own private spod in the shad, perhaps a cabana is what you want. In addition to the complimentary umbrellas,?clamshells, and daybeds (available for a rental charge), you can find cabanas for rent??at beaches, Thrill Waterpark, and Oasis Lagoon freshwater pool.?
The overwater cabanas at Coco Beach Club take the cabana experience to a whole new level, accomodating?up toeight guests and comes with attendant service, a private hammock, a minibar, and your own personal slide into the sea.
?If you reserve a cabana at Thrill Waterpark, you’ll enjoy complimentary entry?to all of the slides and activities inside for up to six guests. If you reserve a cabana at Coco Beach Club (including the?overwater cabanas), you’ll enjoy complimentary access to the club for up to eight guests.
|Type||Price Range||Accomodates Up To|
|Chill Island Cabanas||$299 - $569||8 guests|
|Oasis Lagoon Cabanas||$299 - $569||8 guests|
|Thrill Waterpark Cabanas||$499 - $869||6 guests; includes complimentary park admission|
|Coco Beach Club Beach Cabanas||$949 – $1549||8 guests; includes complimentary club admission|
|Coco Beach Club Overwater Cabanas||$999 – $1599||8 guests; includes complimentary club admission|
Are you ready for a virtual escape to a Royal Caribbean cruise? Every Friday we share our readers' favorite Royal Caribbean cruise photos in a showcase of why we love going on Royal Caribbean.
We begin with this look at a sunset from Freedom of the Seas, taken on Deck 13 by Joe Moran.
Kinny Lee shared this photo of Central Park in the early morning hours on Allure of the Seas.
Here is a look from the aft of Radiance of the Seas sailing through Doubtful Sound in New Zealand. Photo by Carl Green.
Our next photo is by Jeff L. and it is of Brilliance of the Seas docking next to Independence of the Seas.
David Donnelly snapped this fun shot of the Boardwalk on Harmony of the Seas.
Francois St-Onge took this panoramic photo of Allure of the Seas in Nassau (as seen from Navigator of the Seas).
Our final photo this week is by Rich Weiss and is of the sun setting over the bow of Freedom of the Seas. Photo taken from Harmony of the Seas.
Thank you to everyone who's photos were featured this week, and if you want to share your best Royal Caribbean cruise photos, you can send them in via this form. Have a great weekend!
Royal Caribbean International officially took delivery of the 26th ship in its fleet, Spectrum of the Seas, in a ceremony held in Bremerhaven, Germany. The first in the Quantum Ultra class of ships, Spectrum will homeport from Shanghai starting June 2019.
Royal Caribbean is offering up to $300 instant savings, kids sail free and 50% off the second guest with its Royal Refund Sale.
The Royal Refund Sale?applies to select new bookings made between April 11 – 15, 2019 on sailings departing on or after May 11, 2019.?
The offer includes:
- 50% off cruise fare of second guest booked in the same stateroom as first, full-fare paying guest.
- 25% cruise fare savings for third guests and higher booked in the same stateroom as the first two qualifying guests.
- Instant Savings Offer provides up to $300 instant savings per stateroom determined by category booked and sailing length:
- Sailings 5 nights or less, $50 savings for Interior and Ocean View, $75 for Balconies and $150 for Suites
- Sailings 6 nights or longer, $75 savings for Interior and Ocean View, $100 for Balconies and $300 for Suites.?
- Instant savings do not apply to China departures.
- Kids Sail Free
- provides free cruise fare for 3rd guests and higher who are 12 years old or younger on select 4-night or longer Alaska, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Caribbean, CaribNE, Coastal, Cuba, Europe and Hawaii sailings departing between May 1, 2019 – May 15, 2020.
- Offer excludes Summer sailings (Sailings between May 15 – August 31, 2019), 2019 Thanksgiving sailings (Sailings between November 23 – 30, 2019), Holiday sailings (Sailings between December 15, 2019 – January 3, 2020), President’s Day sailings (Sailings between February 14 – 17, 2020), Spring Break sailings (Sailings between March 14 – 23, 2020) and Holy Week/Easter sailings (Sailings between April 3 – 17, 2020).
BOGO and Kids Sail Free are combinable with each other as well as with Instant Savings Offer, promotional OBCs, NextCruise offers, Instant Savings, restricted discounts (for example, Seniors, Residents, Military), Promo Code driven offers, Free Upgrades, Crown and Anchor discounts and Shareholder Benefits. Instant Savings Offer is combinable with promotional OBCs, NextCruise offers, Instant Savings, restricted discounts (for example, Seniors, Residents, Military), Promo Code driven offers and Free Upgrades but not combinable with Crown and Anchor discounts and Shareholder Benefits. Offers are not combinable with any other offer or promotion, including, but not limited to, Standard Group, Interline, Travel Agent, Travel Agent Friends and Family, Weekly Sales Events, Net Rates. Promo Code driven offers are based on select ships and sail dates and must be applied at time of booking, limit one promo code per booking.?
Offer available to residents of United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and select countries in the Caribbean.?
Royal Caribbean took delivery today of its first Quantum Ultra Class cruise ship, Spectrum of the Seas.
At a ceremony in Bremerhaven, Meyer Werft shipyard handed over Spectrum of the Seas to Royal Caribbean's leadership team.
The first cruise ship of the Quantrum-Ultra class has a rating of 169,000 GRT; it measures 347.1 m in length and 41.4 m in width, with capacity for 4,246 passengers.
As a further development of Quantum-Class, Spectrum of the Seas is fitted with state-of-the-art emission control systems such as the a hybrid scrubber. Energy-efficient technical systems, optimized hydrodynamics, heat recovery and exceedingly effective underwater paintwork together with an extremely energy-saving LED lighting system result in considerable energy savings. A diesel/electric pod drive, extensive alarm and safety systems, interactive communication systems and the very latest stage equipment guarantee safety and entertainment on board in accordance with the highest technical standards.
The cruise ship has? 18 decks with 2,137 cabins offering space for 4,246 passengers in double occupancy.
After being handed over to the shipping company, Spectrum of the Seas will be leaving Bremerhaven. The maiden voyage to Asia will begin in Barcelona on April 18.
Royal Caribbean has posted its 2020-2021 sailings from Hong Kong?on Spectrum of the Seas and Voyager of the Seas to destinations in Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam and more.
Beginning July 2020, Voyager of the Seas will offer 4 and 5 night sailings, along with 9 night immersive Japan journeys.
The brand new Spectrum of the Seas, the first Quantum Ultra Class ship offers Asia cruises to Nagasaki, Osaka, Okinawa and beyond for a limited-time, from November 2020 through January 2021.
These newly announced Hong Kong sailings are available to book immediately.