Quantum of the Seas Robot Bar

Note: Travel and accommodations were provided by Royal Caribbean. All words and photos are mine. Video is courtesy of Royal Caribbean. I have to admit, the thing I got most excited about when boarding Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas for the first time was the promise of tech. We were able to sign up for mini-tours and this cruise was so chock full on innovations that a newbie cruiser like myself was over the moon. We got to visit the bridge and hear about safety from the captain himself. We went below deck to see how the ship recycles […] Continue reading →


It’s official peeps! Royal Caribbean announced that they’ll be moving forward with an order of the fourth Oasis-class ship for delivery in 2018! Known for pushing the boundaries and as part of the cruise line’s improvement strategy, Oasis III will be approximately 20 percent more energy efficient than Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, which already are the most energy efficient cruise ships in the world. The Oasis-class ships are the largest in the world with incredible revolutionary design and seven distinct themed areas. At 225,282 gross registered tons and spanning 16 decks with 2,700 staterooms, the […] Continue reading →

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Spend any time aboard a Royal Caribbean ship and you might find that you’ll adopt their “Why Not?” attitude as a life philosophy. If they can put a rock wall on the top deck of the ship, then you should climb it. If they can put a skating rink at sea, then you should lace up your skates. And if they can build cantilevered hot tubs hanging high over the ocean, then by George, you should hang out in it. In fact, by the end of your Royal Caribbean vacation, you might be asking yourself where this carefree individual you’re […] Continue reading →

‘ Exciting news in the travel world today! Royal Caribbean revealed details and photos for their next generation of cruise ships. Quantum ships will span 18 decks, encompass 167,800 gross registered tons and carry 4,180 guests at double occupancy. This new class of ships will be introducing many ‘firsts’ to the cruising industry such as bumper cars at sea, roller skating and the largest indoor sports and entertainment complex at sea (just to name but a few). These new features will join Royal Caribbean favorites ( rock climbing wall, FlowRider surf simulator, Adventure Ocean children’s program, Royal Babies and Tots […] Continue reading →

Does your daughter love Barbie? Royal Caribbean made an announcement today that will have Barbie fans jumping for joy. The first-ever Barbie experience at sea will invite girls to see what happens when Barbie becomes a part of their cruise vacation. The all-new Barbie Premium Experience, available exclusively on Royal Caribbean ships, is making its stylish splash aboard the cruise line’s entire global fleet of 22 ships starting in January 2013 on select ships and rolling out to the remainder of the fleet by March […] Continue reading →

Thinking about a cruise over the winter? Over the summer Royal Caribbean has expanded their offerings at their private beach in Labadee, Haiti which now offers even more for families. They have increased the number of beach cabanas from 20 to 40 including one wheelchair accessible cabana. Dragon Splash is one of the new additions, a 300′ custom built stainless-steel twisting waterslide is great for kids as well as adults and is located close to the Arawak Aqua Park at the Columbus Cove. Some of the other attractions on the island include The Dragon Trail Coaster which is run by […] Continue reading →

We are nearing the end of the school year (some of you have already ended early) and all I can do is daydream about sun, sand and the next jet plane out! Who’s with me? Since I’ve been mulling over this for the last couple of months, I thought I would share my list with you all. Aren’t I a […] Continue reading →