Follow the refurbishment progress of Golden Princess

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As the Golden Princess begins the most extensive makeover ever undertaken by the company, Princess Cruises is inviting you to follow the progress through Twitter updates that will showcase a daily photo journal of the ship’s transformation. A first for Princess, the online posts will chronicle the dramatic changes throughout the ship during its drydock at Victoria Shipyards in British Columbia. Continue reading “Follow the refurbishment progress of Golden Princess”

Royal Caribbean CEO to answer questions in an online chat

Have you ever wondered how Royal Caribbean’s ideas are born? Or how inspirations develop into innovations like ice-skating rinks and Flowriders? Now’s the time to ask.

Join a live Q&A with Adam Goldstein, president and CEO or Royal Caribbean International at 3:30 p.m. EDT on April 29, 2009. Visit nationofwhynot.com/presidentsqanda.php to join the chat.

Cruise organization releases statement on swine flu

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) released the following statement regarding global concerns of the Swine Flu and the CDC’s April 27, 2009 Traveler’s Health Alert Notice. Continue reading “Cruise organization releases statement on swine flu”

Royal Caribbean now offering ‘My Time Dining’ fleetwide

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Royal Caribbean today announced enhancements to the cruise line’s dining program, offering guests greater flexibility, personalization and convenience. With the introduction of new flexible dining programs called My Time Dining and My Family Time Dining for kids and other enhancements, guests will now have a diverse variety of choices to dine at whichever time and however they wish, in addition to the cruise line’s traditional dining, casual or specialty dining, and in-stateroom service offerings. The new dining program is available immediately fleetwide. Continue reading “Royal Caribbean now offering ‘My Time Dining’ fleetwide”

Broadway show ‘Hairspray’ to be performed on Oasis of the Seas

The Tony award-winning Broadway-licensed musical, Hairspray, is set to debut on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas when the ship sets sail from Port Everglades in December 2009. Hairspray will be one of two productions to take place in the ship’s grand Opal Theater. Continue reading “Broadway show ‘Hairspray’ to be performed on Oasis of the Seas”

Cruise Guide: Royal Caribbean unveils getaways

Royal Caribbean has unveiled a series of short Caribbean cruise getaways in 2010 and 2011 from four Florida ports. Radiance of the Seas, pictured here, will be deployed from Tampa. Image courtesy Michael Coleman
Royal Caribbean has unveiled a series of short Caribbean cruise getaways in 2010 and 2011 from four Florida ports. Radiance of the Seas, pictured here, will be deployed from Tampa. Image courtesy Michael Coleman

By Michael Coleman

cruiseguideheadersmallRoyal Caribbean has unveiled a host of three, four and five-day Caribbean cruise getaways for 2010 and 2011.

Look for some 331 sailings, 20 itineraries and 15 ports of call all from a Florida port near you.

The cruise line will enhance and expand its deployment in Tampa with Radiance of the Seas from autumn 2010 through spring 2011, while Majesty of the Seas and Monarch of the Seas will continue their year-round Bahamas getaway sailings from their respective homeports of Miami and Port Canaveral. Continue reading “Cruise Guide: Royal Caribbean unveils getaways”