Infographic: Meet Royal Caribbean’s New Mariner of the Seas

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

In June of 2018, Royal Caribbean completed its remarkable $120 million refurbishment of Mariner of the Seas. In fact, this “refurbishment” was so extensive, that it’s more appropriate to consider the updated Mariner of the Seas a brand new ship! By way of our latest cruise ship infographic, meet the new Mariner of the Seas and discover the exciting dining and entertainment options now available, including an escape room, a virtual reality trampoline experience, laser tag and more.

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August 15, 2018   No Comments

The 10 Coolest Family Cruise Experiences

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Your kids might feel like they’re too cool for school, but here are 10 cruise ship experiences they’ll never stop raving about! From laser tag and 3D movie theaters, to surfing simulators and aqua parks, these cruise ship experiences will guarantee a photo album full of unforgettable family vacation memories.

Without further ado, make like every kid on summer vacation, put off those summer assignments and continue below to check out The Cruise Web’s top family cruise experiences:

 

Splashaway Bay Aqua Park (Royal Caribbean)

 

Families won’t have themselves a better or wetter time than at Royal Caribbean’s Splashaway Bay aqua parks, featuring waterslides, water cannons, fountains, pools and the infamous drench bucket! With plenty to occupy everyone from toddlers to teens, Splashaway Bay is one of the most family-friendly aqua parks at sea. Note: Splashaway Bay requires a minimum height of 42”-45” for select waterslides.*

Royal Caribbean ships featuring Splashaway Bay: Adventure of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas, Liberty of the Seas, Majesty of the Seas, Ovation of the Seas & Symphony of the Seas

 

LEGO Experience On Board (MSC Cruises)

 

MSC Cruises is the only cruise line to offer the LEGO Experience On Board, featuring LEGO-themed play areas where activities include LEGO building competitions, LEGO video games and more! Plus, each ship with the LEGO Experience features one entire day during every cruise dedicated to family-friendly LEGO activities and entertainment. At the end of this day, children can even earn Junior LEGO Master Builder diplomas!

MSC Cruises ships featuring the Lego Experience: MSC Armonia, MSC Bellissima, MSC Grandiosa, MSC Lirica, MSC Meraviglia, MSC Opera, MSC Seaside, MSC Seaview & MSC Sinfonia (and eventually fleetwide)

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June 26, 2018   1 Comment

Royal Caribbean Introduces Godfamily for Symphony of the Seas

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Royal Caribbean is shaking up maritime tradition for its newest ship, Symphony of the Seas. Instead of a godmother, Symphony of Seas will be christened by actors Carlos and Alexa PenaVega, along with their 17-month-old son Ocean. It’s the first godfamily to ever christen a ship.

Back of Symphony of the Seas features a waverunner, waterslides, and pools.

Symphony of the Seas won’t be the first Royal Caribbean experience for the PenaVega family.  The couple got engaged on Oasis of the Seas and celebrated a babymoon on Allure of the Seas. In fact, Carlos PenaVega has been sailing with Royal Caribbean for almost 25 years and took his first cruise at 4 years old. His son Ocean sailed for this first time at just 13 months!

The PenaVegas will christen Symphony of the Seas when she arrives to PortMiami this November, where they will ceremoniously break a bottle of champagne and invite good luck on future voyages.

For more information about upcoming sailings on Symphony of Seas, and all other Royal Caribbean sailings, call The Cruise Web today at 1-800-377-9383 to speak with a cruise consultant.

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May 11, 2018   2 Comments

Royal Caribbean: The First Autism-Friendly Cruise Line

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Traveling with children can be a stressful endeavor for any family but traveling with children on the autism spectrum adds an extra challenge. For many families, vacation is a time to let loose and have fun – but for many children with autism, the change in scenery and routine makes it difficult. April is World Autism Awareness Month, making this the perfect opportunity to highlight some of what Royal Caribbean does to help children with autism – and their families – have amazing vacations.

Royal Caribbean is the first Autism-Friendly Cruise Line and has developed a comprehensive program with products and services specifically for children and families living with autism, Down syndrome, and other developmental disabilities.
Some of the autism-friendly products and services Royal Caribbean offers are:

• Priority check-in, boarding, and departure to help children avoid standing in long lines.
• Special dietary accommodations which includes gluten-free and dairy-free.
• Flexible grouping by ability for children 3 to 11 years old in the Adventure Ocean children’s program.
• An exception to the toilet-trained policy for the Adventure Ocean program.
• Pagers or phones for parents of children in the Adventure Ocean program.

Oasis of the Seas from Royal Caribbean features many autism-friendly programs and products for families.

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April 20, 2018   3 Comments

Royal Caribbean to Add Exciting New Features to its Private Island

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Royal Caribbean’s private island, CocoCay, is getting some exciting new features in fall 2018! Royal Caribbean will be investing $200 million to create “Perfect Day at CocoCay”, bringing brand new activities and thrills.

Some of the exciting new attractions include:

Thrill Waterpark: This 13-slide waterpark offers thrilling slides for adrenaline seeking cruisers and family-friendly attractions. One of the slides, the 135-foot-tall Daredevil’s Peak, will be the tallest waterslide in North America when it debuts. For those not seeking thrills, there will be plenty of slides for the entire family.

Up Up and Away: You’ll have the view of a lifetime on this tethered helium balloon when it takes you 400 feet above CocoCay.

Coco Beach Club: This exclusive beach club takes the perfect beach day to another level offering an oceanfront infinity pool, upgraded dining, and the only overwater cabanas in the Bahamas.

Splashaway Bay: This complimentary attraction will be perfect for the entire family! It includes five waterslides, two huge drench buckets, and more!

Captain Jacks: This new restaurant will be the perfect place to grab a bite to eat after all the excitement has worked up an appetite. Enjoy live music, delicious chicken wings and crispy steak fries, and then relax in a rope swing seat with a drink from the rowboat bar.

Oasis Lagoon: The Oasis Lagoon will feature the largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean, complete with a family-friendly sloping entry, swim-up bar, and plenty of coves and islands for lounging.

Group of young people playing in the water at CocoCay.

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March 16, 2018   4 Comments

Royal Caribbean Announces Makeover for Mariner of the Seas

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

This June, Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas will debut her new look! Mariner of the Seas will have brand new features and venues that are guaranteed to give guests the most epic weekend getaway.

Some of Mariner of the Seas’ new features will include:

Sky Pad: You have never experienced a trampoline like this before. Strap on your bungee cords, put on your virtual reality headset, and experience bouncing over craters, competing in zero-gravity games, and more!

The Perfect Storm: Race your friends to the bottom of these three-story water slides. You’ll soar down twists and turns while enjoying an unforgettable view through the translucent panels.

Guests can race down the Perfect Storm slides on the renovated Mariner of the Seas from Royal Caribbean

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February 1, 2018   No Comments

Infographic: Inside Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Preview Royal Caribbean’s next adventure-packed, fun-filled ship, Symphony of the Seas, with The Cruise Web’s latest ship infographic! Royal Caribbean is known for bringing the ‘WOW’ factor aboard its ships, and the Symphony of the Seas will not disappoint. She’s built to deliver the thrills with a twisting ten-story slide, two rock walls, a pair of FlowRider surfing simulators and a zip line! Plus, guests will discover non-stop entertainment and dining options including sweet Boardwalk treats, Jamie’s Italian and the bustling bots of the Bionic Bar. Symphony of the Seas launches in Europe next spring, and then repositions to the Caribbean during the fall of 2018.

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September 19, 2017   No Comments

View the Total Solar Eclipse on Royal Caribbean International

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Join fellow celestial enthusiasts aboard the world’s most adventurous cruise line, Royal Caribbean, to view the highly-anticipated total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. Nearly a century in the making, this phenomenon will be captured on the decks of Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas.

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This brag-worthy adventure will be headlined with a live concert during the viewing party. You know something’s special when it has cocktails labeled after it – namely, Cosmic Cosmo, Planetary Punch and Moon Pie. Other full slated eclipse-themed activities include dance parties, trivia, enrichment lectures and interactive science fun for kids. Enjoy FlowRider surf simulators, zip lining nine decks high, acrobatic performances, high diving and hit Broadway musical, ‘CATS’.

According to experts, “the eclipse’s path will stretch across the country from Oregon to South Carolina before passing over the Atlantic Ocean, during which the sun will be entirely covered by the moon.” Since the United States hasn’t experienced a crossing of a total solar eclipse for 99 years, this event is sure to go down in history!

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June 8, 2017   No Comments

Royal Caribbean Adding Lifeguards Fleetwide

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Royal Caribbean International will be implementing an enhanced ‘Child Water Safety Program’ fleetwide between now and June 15, 2017, beginning with Oasis of the Seas.

Right from embarkation, parents and kids will receive a 5-minute water safety presentation during the Adventure Ocean open house session. Youth staff and cruise directors will go over all water safety rules at the Evacuation Plan safety drill on the first evening, Teens 411 info session, daily messaging and Kids Compass. Most importantly, licensed lifeguards clearly marked in a red and white uniform will be stationed at every pool, including the Solarium pools.

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Complimentary swim vests will be available in three different sizes for children between the ages of 4 and 12, together with instructions on how to properly fit the life vests. Multiple towel stations will also be accessible for convenience. Plus, in order to transcend language barriers, Royal Caribbean is re-vamping pool rules signage, stateroom signage and digital signage to provide visual cues to guests from different nationalities.

Please note: Adult supervision is required at all times for children under 12, and lifeguards will not provide babysitting services at any point in time.

To book your next family-friendly vacation with Royal Caribbean, give us a call today on 1-800-377-9383.

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March 16, 2017   1 Comment

First Reactions to Royal Caribbean’s Newest Ship, Harmony of the Seas

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Harmony of the Seas at Night - Courtesy of Royal CaribbeanRoyal Caribbean just celebrated the U.S. debut of the world’s largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, and The Cruise Web was on hand for the festivities! With Harmony of the Seas, the adventure begins once you step on board – from breathtaking thrill rides to stunning live entertainment.

The ship features a variety of modern amenities coupled with a fresh lineup of onboard experiences to create a perfectly relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere. Though massive, Harmony of the Seas never feels overwhelming thanks to a creative open design with 7 distinct neighborhoods spread around 16 guest decks.

Gather the kids – if you can pull them away from the incredible Youth Zone – and head to the AquaTheater for a high-flying, death-defying show, or relax among the living greenspace of the ship’s Central Park. Enjoy a stroll along the Boardwalk, discover nirvana at the Vitality Spa, see the Broadway-hit musical Grease at the Entertainment Place, and cap the night off with a drink mixed by robots at the Bionic Bar!

Continue below for The Cruise Web team’s first impressions and biggest takeaways from last week’s U.S. debut of Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas:

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November 15, 2016   4 Comments