Cruising’s newest “smart ship,” Anthem of the Seas, has arrived in her new homeport of Southampton, UK. Anthem, Royal Caribbean’s newest Quantum Class vessel will spend the summer season sailing to the Mediterranean and Canary Islands. In November, she will reposition to Cape Liberty, New Jersey, becoming Royal Caribbean’s New York area based ship for… Read full article

If you, like me, are a past guest aboard Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas, be sure to check your email for a little gift from Royal Caribbean. For the record, I really enjoyed Dynamic Dining, and did not experience a lot of the issues that have been posted online – long lines, slow service,… Read full article

Yesterday, Royal Caribbean International officially accepted delivery of the line’s newest ship, Anthem of the Seas. “There’s a new tune in the air today as global cruise line Royal Caribbean International officially took delivery of its 23rd ship, Anthem of the Seas. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s Chairman and CEO Richard D. Fain officially received the new ship from… Read full article

Quantum of the Seas features Felicia the bear. What sort of statuesque animal art will Anthem of the Seas offer? Anthem, meet GiGi the giraffe. Offered without comment on this beautiful Thursday evening.

I was fortunate to be aboard one of the earlier Quantum of the Seas cruises, December 1 – 12, 2014, to be exact. While I did a few live posts, and one specific to Dynamic Dining, this review has been percolating for a while. There are some reasons for that, one being time. But the… Read full article

According to NBC News, Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas is the latest ship to experience a “man overboard” event. From the article, “Rescuers were searching early Monday for a cruise-ship passenger who fell (emphasis mine) overboard near the Florida Keys, according to the Coast Guard.” First, my heart goes out to this individual’s family and friends…. Read full article

I get a lot of questions about cruising. They run the gamut from “what part of the ship should I book a stateroom” to “how much I should plan to spend on beer.” Like all things, the answer to those questions is “it depends.” Questions about cruising are numerous, and I’ve provided a lot of… Read full article

Royal Caribbean International has announced some details of its 2016-2017 itineraries for Europe and Alaska. There’s some pretty neat stuff here, including the first Voyager-Class vessels to Alaska, and a summer season for what will be the world’s largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas. According to the press release: New Oasis-class Vacations from Barcelona… Read full article

Carnival Cruise Line has launched a series of longer itineraries – Carnival Journeys. These unique itineraries will offer one-way or roundtrip cruises of 9 to 15 days and feature ports throughout the Caribbean, Central America, Hawaii, and Mexico. According to Carnival, “guests can experience and explore nearly 40 different tropical destinations, including less visited ports… Read full article

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has announced plans to sell Splendour of the Seas to TUI Cruises. The Vision Class vessel will set sail on her final voyage for Royal Caribbean on April 4, 2016, then be transferred to TUI Cruises. TUI plans to sub-lease the vessel to Thomson Cruises. According to the company, “Splendour of… Read full article

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