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Episode 255 - Explorer of the Seas cruise preview

6/20/2018
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It is hard to beat that feeling when you know your cruise is just days away, and this week, I’ve got that loving feeling again because my next Royal Caribbean cruise is coming up and I will preview my upcoming adventure on Explorer of the Seas to Alaska. In this episode, I will discuss my plans for the cruise, why I picked this ship and talk about the many friends that are joining us for it.Share with me your thoughts, questions and comments via...Twitter: @therclblogFacebook: /royal

Duration:00:54:24

Episode 254 - Analyzing the Perfect Day at CocoCay offerings

6/13/2018
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Royal Caribbean recently unveiled all the details and pricing for what we can expect to find at Perfect Day at CocoCay. The massive upgrade to Royal Caribbean's private island in the Bahamas means big changes and this week, we discuss the pricing and policies announced and how it will impact a day spent on the island.Share with me your thoughts, questions and comments via...Twitter: @therclblogFacebook: /royalcaribbeanblogPeriscope: @therclblogEmail: matt@royalcaribbean

Duration:01:06:04

Episode 253 - Should I upgrade? (Take two)

6/6/2018
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At some point in planning a Royal Caribbean cruise, you may reach a proverbial crossroad where which stateroom to book becomes a more complex decision than you experience in the past. Upgrading yourself to the next category stateroom can be very tempting, and inevitably you may be wondering, “is it worth it” to spend that extra money. Back on episode 210 we went through this exercise of debating what was worthwhile, and we had so much with it, I thought we’d come back with a fe

Duration:00:51:37

Episode 252 - Listener Emails

5/30/2018
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I’ll open up the inbox this week and answer more of your questions, including: Vision of the Seas, Crown and Anchor Society, future Royal Caribbean Blog group cruises and more.Share with me your thoughts, questions and comments via...Twitter: @therclblogFacebook: /royalcaribbeanblogPeriscope: @therclblogEmail: matt@royalcaribbeanblog.comLeave a voicemail: (408) 6ROYAL6You can subscribe to the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast via iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher or RSS.Sh

Duration:00:46:10

Episode 251 - Crown and Anchor Society Overview

5/23/2018
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Feeling like your hard earned money is being spent on a vacation where you get the sense that you are welcomed is what every customer expects, especially on vacation. Royal Caribbean’s Crown and Anchor Society is tasked with offering repeat cruisers incentives and recognition for being Loyal to Royal. This week, I’ll provide an overview of what the Crown and Anchor Society is all about, what you get, and how it all works.Share with me your thoughts, questions and comments via...Twitter:&nbsp

Duration:00:51:43

Episode 250 - Cruising solo on Royal Caribbean

5/16/2018
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We often talk about Royal Caribbean cruises in the scope of a fantastic family vacation, but going on a Royal Caribbean cruise is just as enjoyable (if not more so) when you travel alone. Taking a solo Royal Caribbean cruise is a kind of experience that should not be shyed away from, and this week, we are talking all about going alone and how to take advantage of this sort of experience.Share with me your thoughts, questions and comments via...Twitter: @therclblogFacebook: /royalcaribb

Duration:01:04:05

Episode 249 - Royal Caribbean wedding review

5/9/2018
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Have you ever dreamed of getting married on a Royal Caribbean cruise? After all, combining the memories of a wedding with the backdrop of a Royal Caribbean cruise seems like a match made in vacation heaven. This week, we talk with a Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast listener who did just that and had her dream wedding onboard Harmony of the Seas. We talk about why she chose to get married onboard, what her experience was like, and what other soon-to-be-weds should consider.Share with me y

Duration:00:52:12

Episode 248 - What you need to know about taking a cruise to Europe

5/2/2018
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Royal Caribbean sails 25 of the world’s most innovative cruise ships to the most popular destinations around the world. Often, we focus on cruising from North America but so many of us often look to the other side of the Atlantic for new opportunities and adventures that await in Europe. Taking a European cruise is different from cruising in the Caribbean, so this week, I want to share what tips and advice you need to know before taking a Royal Caribbean cruise in Europe.Share with me your...

Duration:00:52:55

Episode 247 - Staying onboard a Royal Caribbean ship while in port

4/25/2018
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If there is one thing Royal Caribbean is best known for, it may be the incredible cruise ships it designs. When you go on a Royal Caribbean cruise, the ship is more than just a floating hotel. It is the epicenter of activities, shows, dining, entertainment, more food, relaxation, splashing, things to eat, competitions and more. So it should come as no surprise to hear when your Royal Caribbean ship pulls into port, there are a lot of folks who stay onboard instead of venturing on shore....

Duration:00:51:23

Episode 246 - Symphony of the Seas guest cruise review

4/18/2018
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Believe it or not, Royal Caribbean’s fourth Oasis class ship, Symphony of the Seas, is here and already there is a ton of excitement for the latest and greatest from Royal Caribbean. From top to bottom, Royal Caribbean has introduced a brand new ship that not only carries the awe-inspiring traditions of past Oasis class ships, but introduces some new innovations that may shape the future of this cruise line for the next few years. On this week’s episode, we feature an in-depth review of Symp

Duration:00:49:02

Episode 245 - Airfare tricks and strategies

4/11/2018
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Before you book that dream Royal Caribbean cruise, you might want to look into the airfare for how to get to the cruise ship and back. This week, we share what options are available, and some good ideas for how (and when) to book your airfare.Share with me your thoughts, questions and comments via...Twitter: @therclblogFacebook: /royalcaribbeanblogPeriscope: @therclblogEmail: matt@royalcaribbeanblog.comLeave a voicemail: (408) 6ROYAL6Show Notes2018 airfare study on

Duration:00:51:30

Episode 244 - Royal Caribbean versus Disney Cruise Line

4/4/2018
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It's natural to compare cruise lines to Royal Caribbean, especially when trying Royal Caribbean for the first time after cruising on another line. This week, we discuss a first-time Royal Caribbean cruiser's experience on Anthem of the Seas, and how it compares to his past Disney Cruise Line voyages. It's an in-depth discussion of the differences between the two lines, and how the two lines are similar and vary at the same time.Share with me your thoughts, questions and comments via.

Duration:01:18:02

Episode 243 - Rhapsody of the Seas cruise review

3/28/2018
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Few things seem to go by as quickly as Royal Caribbean cruises, including my recent cruise aboard Rhapsody of the Seas. We had a fantastic time on Rhapsody of the Seas, and this week, I will review my recent 7-night Western Caribbean sailing on Rhapsody and talk about my stateroom, the suite experience, the specialty dining, entertainment onboard and the places we visited.Share with me your thoughts, questions and comments via...Twitter: @therclblogFacebook: /royalcaribbeanblogPeriscop

Duration:01:01:23

Episode 242 - Perfect Day at CocoCay reactions

3/21/2018
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Royal Caribbean made big headlines last week with the announcement of a massive makeover for CocoCay. On this week's podcast episode, Matt talks with podcast listeners who have called in to share their thoughts about the changes and additions coming to CocoCay.Share with me your thoughts, questions and comments via...Twitter: @therclblogFacebook: /royalcaribbeanblogPeriscope: @therclblogEmail: matt@royalcaribbeanblog.comLeave a voicemail: (408) 6ROYAL6Show NotesDet

Duration:00:43:31

Episode 241 - Rhapsody of the Seas cruise preview

3/14/2018
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Matt is previewing his upcoming Rhapsody of the Seas cruise on this week's podcast, in which he talks about why he chose to cruise on Rhapsody, what his plans are onboard and what will be different about this sailing.Share with me your thoughts, questions and comments via...Twitter: @therclblogFacebook: /royalcaribbeanblogPeriscope: @therclblogEmail: matt@royalcaribbeanblog.comLeave a voicemail: (408) 6ROYAL6Show NotesMatt's live blog begins here

Duration:00:44:07

Episode 240 - Drink Package 101

3/7/2018
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This week’s episode is all about the basics of Royal Caribbean’s unlimited drink packages. What are the packages, how do they work, and are they worth it. There is a lot that goes into decided if a drink package makes sense for you, and so this week’s episode serves as a starting point for what you need to know about the unlimited drink package offerings.Share with me your thoughts, questions and comments via...Twitter: @therclblogFacebook: /royalcaribbeanblogPeriscope: @the

Duration:00:36:20

Episode 239 - Top 5: Sail away spots on a Royal Caribbean cruise

2/28/2018
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There is plenty of good reasons to celebrate the start of any cruise. The first day of a Royal Caribbean cruise is filled with excitement, activities, and places to explore. So when it’s time for your Royal Caribbean cruise to leave port and head to the ocean, you will want to find the best spot to enjoy one of the quintessential cruise moments: sailaway. On this week’s episode, we have another Top 5 episode all about the best spots to enjoy sail away from.Share with me your thoughts, questi

Duration:00:39:35

Episode 238 - Listener Emails

2/21/2018
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I am going to open up the Royal Caribbean Blog Podacast mail bag and answer more of your questions, comments, and reviews. We will be talking about topics like taking a cruise to Alaska, sharing listener cruise reviews, discussing a strategy to get to Universal Studios, and which Caribbean itinerary is a better idea for kids.Share with me your thoughts, questions and comments via...Twitter: @therclblogFacebook: /royalcaribbeanblogPeriscope: @therclblogEmail: matt@royalcaribbe

Duration:00:43:00

Episode 237 - New Years Eve on Liberty of the Seas

2/14/2018
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Have you ever thought of taking a Royal Caribbean cruise over a holiday like New Years Eve? Each year, Royal Caribbean offers some fun cruises over New Years, which means guests have the opportunity to ring in the new year from somewhere at sea. On this week’s episode, we will talk with someone that recently tried out a New Years Eve cruise on Liberty of the Seas and talk about what it’s like on a New Years Eve cruise.Share with me your thoughts, questions and comments via...Twitter: @t

Duration:00:48:40

Episode 236 - Scuba diving on Royal Caribbean

2/7/2018
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You can try so many new things on a Royal Caribbean cruise. Perhaps it is sampling a food, learning to dance, exploring ancient ruins or even learning how to scuba dive. Royal Caribbean offers scuba lessons, in addition to some great scuba excursions and it is the perfect opportunity to learn how to dive while on vacation. This week, a friend is joining me to talk about how he went from newbie to certified diver while on a cruise.Share with me your thoughts, questions and comments...

Duration:00:39:57