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Episode 280 - Cruise Critic awards review

12/12/2018
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As Royal Caribbean fans, it does not take much for us to start talking up our favorite cruise line and sharing what we love about cruising. From time to time, the cruise industry takes notice of what makes Royal Caribbean so great as well. This week, we are discussing Royal Caribbean’s recent accolades in the Cruise Critic Editors' Picks Awards and why Royal Caribbean stood out from the rest of the pack.Share with me your thoughts, questions and comments via...Twitter: @therclblogFa

Duration:00:52:33

Episode 279 - Guide to Terminal A in PortMiami

12/5/2018
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Royal Caribbean’s brand new Terminal A in PortMiami is not just another cruise terminal. The so-called Crown of Miami has been engineered from top to bottom to revolutionize the cruise check-in and debarkation process. On this week’s episode, let’s talk about what you need to know about cruising from Terminal A, as well as walk through the entire process.Share with me your thoughts, questions and comments via...Twitter: @therclblogFacebook: /royalcaribbeanblogPeriscope: @the

Duration:00:43:37

Episode 278 - Symphony of the Seas roundtable review

11/28/2018
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The Royal Caribbean Blog group cruise on Symphony of the Seas is in the books, and this week, we have a roundtable review of Symphony of the Seas that a few group cruisers joined me for to discuss. We talked about our thoughts of Symphony and reviewed some of our experiences onboard.Share with me your thoughts, questions and comments via...Twitter: @therclblogFacebook: /royalcaribbeanblogPeriscope: @therclblogEmail: matt@royalcaribbeanblog.comLeave a voicemail: (408) 6RO

Duration:01:00:11

Episode 277 - Listener emails

11/24/2018
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We're answering emails our listener's emails that have been sent in on this week's episode!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.

Duration:00:54:46

Episode 276 - Symphony of the Seas thoughts and observations

11/14/2018
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This week's episode was recorded onboard Symphony of the Seas and is a mid-cruise look at what we think of Symphony of the Seas so far. Matt and his friends from MEI Travel shared their first look at what Symphony of the Seas feels like thus far.Share with me your thoughts, questions and comments via...Twitter: @therclblogFacebook: /royalcaribbeanblogPeriscope: @therclblogEmail: matt@royalcaribbeanblog.comLeave a voicemail: (408) 6ROYAL6You can subscribe to the Roy

Duration:00:26:07

Episode 275 - Symphony of the Seas group cruise preview

11/7/2018
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From time to time, I have the privilege of going on a Royal Caribbean cruise with friends who read, listen or watch Royal Caribbean Blog. These group cruises have become not just a semi-annual tradition, but a highlight of my cruising calendar and this week, we are previewing our next Royal Caribbean Blog group cruise on Symphony of the Seas. We will talk about what a group cruise, is why you might want to join us, and discuss the sort of activities we do once onboard. Share wit

Duration:01:03:27

Episode 274 - Izumi Japanese specialty restaurant

10/31/2018
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Have you ever considered dining at Izumi Japanese restaurant on Royal Caribbean? This week, we have a guide to what you need to know about dining at Izumi on any Royal Caribbean ship.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 R

Duration:00:50:10

Episode 273 - Royal Caribbean Rookie Mistakes To Avoid!

10/24/2018
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If you’re planning your first Royal Caribbean vacation, we think we’ve got some tips that will help you save some time and money to make the most of your trip. We’ve also included some ideas that you may not consider when making your vacation plans. But even if you’ve planned many a Royal Caribbean cruise, we’d love it if you would check out this week’s podcast, too, then chime in with your top tip for Royal Caribbean cruise planning!Share with me your thoughts, questions and comment

Duration:00:58:25

Episode 272 - What to pack in your carry-on bag

10/17/2018
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What you pack in your carry-on for the first day of your cruise can sometimes be the difference between a great start to your cruise and a not-so-great start. In the hours before your luggage is delivered to your stateroom, you will need to plan what you want to have with you, contrasted with what you are willing to carry around until that time. To get your cruise started off on the right foot, I’ve come up with my list of the most important things to pack for your upcoming cruise

Duration:00:50:15

Episode 271 - Mariner of the Seas listener cruise review

10/10/2018
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Royal Caribbean has been actively working to revitalize many of its cruise ships over the last few years and each multi-million dollar project has resulted in new and improved experiences for guests across the ship. Perhaps among the most impressive updates any Royal Caribbean ship has received is Mariner of the Seas, which had a lot of work done to her earlier this year. Someone who just on Mariner of the Seas earlier this month joins me to discuss the changes made to the ship, as we review...

Duration:00:53:23

Episode 270 - Brilliance of the Seas cruise review

10/3/2018
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Some of my favorite type of cruises are the long weekend getaway sailings, because it is an inexpensive way to work in a quick cruise fix. This week, I had the pleasure of going on a 4-night cruise on Brilliance of the Seas. I’ve got a full review of the cruise, as well as insight into my foray with the ultimate dining package and unlimited drink package.Share with me your thoughts, questions and comments via...Twitter: @therclblogFacebook: /royalcaribbeanblogPeriscope:&n

Duration:00:49:23

Episode 269 - Shore excursions: St. Maarten

9/26/2018
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Going on a cruise to the Eastern Caribbean will probably take you to the beautiful island of St. Maarten. With St. Maarten, you get two islands in one with a Dutch and French side and this week, I will be talking about what there is to do all around St. Maarten and share my advice for how to tour the island effectively. I’ll also talk about the recent hurricane damage and what to expect. Share with me your thoughts, questions and comments via...Twitter: @therclblogFaceboo

Duration:00:51:59

Episode 268 - WiFi information, prices and how to get a discount

9/19/2018
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One big push Royal Caribbean is going with these days is providing internet access while at sea. Some people find it really useful while others prefer to stay unconnected. Regardless, more internet access is available to cruise guests all the time and this week, we’re going to look at how you can get connected while at sea and what the future may hold as well.Share with me your thoughts, questions and comments via...Twitter: @therclblogFacebook: /royalcaribbeanblogPeriscope: @th

Duration:00:42:21

Episode 267 - Adventure of the Seas Canada & New England listener cruise review

9/12/2018
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Taking a Royal Caribbean cruise to Canada and New England is a route Matt has never done, so this week, James joins Matt to talk about what it was like to sail this itinerary. James reviews his Adventure of the Seas cruise, what he did in port, and how Royal Caribbean compares to Disney Cruise Line.Share with me your thoughts, questions and comments via...Twitter: @therclblogFacebook: /royalcaribbeanblogPeriscope: @therclblogEmail: matt@royalcaribbeanblog.comLeave a voi

Duration:00:54:53

Episode 266 - Freedom of the Seas listener cruise review

9/5/2018
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Freedom of the Seas recently repositioned to her new homeport of San Juan, Puerto Rico, where she offers 7-night cruises to the Southern Caribbean. On this week's episode, Jose reviews his recent Freedom of the Seas sailing and shares what he thought of the ship and the islands he visited.Share with me your thoughts, questions and comments via...Twitter: @therclblogFacebook: /royalcaribbeanblogPeriscope: @therclblogEmail: matt@royalcaribbeanblog.comLeave a voicemail:&nb

Duration:00:48:26

Episode 265 - First time cruise tips

8/29/2018
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In searching for that "just right" first cruise, you've followed all the rules -- researched cruise lines, examined possible itineraries and read all you can on RoyalCaribbeanBlog.com. You've booked your ship, selected a stateroom and picked an itinerary. So what's next? You'd be surprised at how many factors remain to be considered, such as packing, getting to the ship and life onboard. This week, I’m sharing some general first-time cruise tips that will help you get started in planning your

Duration:00:50:21

Episode 264 - Royal Caribbean vs Norwegian Cruise Line

8/22/2018
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Inevitably I get a lot of folks who are interested in taking a Royal Caribbean cruise after trying another cruise line and want to know how it compares. Likewise, some that have cruise on Royal Caribbean are curious how the competition stacks up to their cruise experience. This week, I wanted to tackle the comparison of Royal Caribbean versus Norwegian Cruise Line and share some experiences with folks who have done both. It’s an in-depth look at the cruise experience on both lines,

Duration:01:02:25

Episode 263 - Wheelchair accessibility on Royal Caribbean

8/15/2018
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Royal Caribbean is known for many things, including being one of the most wheelchair accessible cruises line out there. On this week’s episode, I’ll be discussing the important tips, tricks and secrets to going on a Royal Caribbean cruise if you or someone in your group is using a wheelchair. Share with me your thoughts, questions and comments via...Twitter: @therclblogFacebook: /royalcaribbeanblogPeriscope: @therclblogEmail: matt@royalcaribbeanblog.comLeave a

Duration:00:59:17

Episode 262 - Mariner of the Seas listener cruise review

8/8/2018
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Royal Caribbean’s $120 million makeover of Mariner of the Seas is turning heads and getting more people than ever taking a weekend getaway cruise on this fabulously updated ship. There is a lot to love about what Royal Caribbean added to Mariner of the Seas and so this week, we are talking about what was added and what stands out about Mariner of the Seas. Share with me your thoughts, questions and comments via...Twitter: @therclblogFacebook: /royalcaribbeanblogPeriscope:&

Duration:00:38:04

Episode 261 - Becoming a Pinnacle Club member in Crown and Anchor Society

8/1/2018
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Regardless of your status in Royal Caribbean’s Customer Loyalty Program, it’s hard not to dream about someday reaching the uppermost level of Crown and Anchor Society, Pinnacle Club. Being a Pinnacle Member means you are among the few that have cruised on Royal Caribbean the most and also have the opportunity to take advantage of some pretty great perks. This week, we have on the podcast with me someone that recently became a Pinnacle Club member and we will talk about what it ta

Duration:00:51:23