Good Sunday! We hope you are having a great weekend! Now is the time to sit back, relax and catch up on all the Royal Caribbean news of the week!
Royal Caribbean has announced the end of Covid testing for vaccinated passengers on short cruises.
Fully vaccinated passengers will only need to present a test result on boarding if sailing for 6 nights or more.
For those who must test, Royal Caribbean has made it easier by simplifying the test time window. Passengers will now have the same standard of testing regardless of their vaccination status: you can show a negative test result from a supervised PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of your day of embarkation.
These new rules apply to cruises departing from US homeports on or after August 8, 2022 that do not visit Bermuda or Canada.
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Video: Ranking EVERY Free Royal Caribbean Restaurant
Are you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean blog YouTube channel? We regularly share great videos there, all about a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week we share our latest video: Ranking EVERY free restaurant on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship
Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast
The 463rd episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where Matt lists things to do in the last days before your cruise.
This week’s episode is all about sharing a list of the most important things you should do in the last two days before your cruise.
Please subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can!
Need to know how to bid for a cabin upgrade?
RoyalUp is Royal Caribbean’s stateroom bidding program that allows guests to bid on upgraded stateroom categories prior to their cruise, providing the opportunity to “win” an upgraded stateroom.
Before you bid, check out our RoyalUp tips and tricks to find out what to expect.
Why booking a last-minute cruise isn’t always a good idea
While booking a last-minute cruise might seem like a great way to sneak into a cruise vacation, there are some serious downsides to waiting to book.
There are a variety of considerations you should be aware of before booking a cruise in the final weeks or months before a cruise begins that could make a last minute cruise booking a problem.
Whether it’s less choice or a higher overall vacation cost, here are the reasons why you shouldn’t book a last-minute cruise.
10 things I learned on my recent Royal Caribbean cruise
Angie just sailed on Mariner of the Seas for 8 nights and came back with her list of things she noticed, observed and learned on board.
From dining to the Royal Caribbean app to secret areas of the ship, here’s what Angie learned on her recent cruise.