Crown Cruise Vacations Cruise Deals for August 2019

Crown Cruise Vacations offers their picks for the best cruise deals for August 2019 Crown Cruise Vacations- crowncruisevacations.com/ 877-283-1114 Destination: Caribbean What: 7 Night Caribbean – Western Cruise on Royal Caribbean International’s Liberty of the Seas When: November 3, 2019 Prices: Starting at $647 USD What Else You’ll Have to Pay:  Port charges of $190 included. Taxes and fees of $114 are not included. Where You Go: Departing from Galveston, Texas | Cozumel, Mexico | Georgetown, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands | Falmouth, Jamaica Sold By: Crown Cruise Vacations, http://www.crowncruisevacations.com/ …

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How to get off the Ship Quickly at Journey’s End

  Your vacation is over. You want to get home. Why must I wait? There must be a better way. The trend is for ships to get bigger and bigger. Symphony of the Seas, an Oasis class Royal Caribbean ship, carries 6,680 passengers and weighs in at over 228,000 tons. Big ships can provide lots of entertainment, but they still need to get everyone on and off. Our experience of big ships has been Cunard’s Queen Mary …

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Crown Cruise Vacation Cruise Deals for June 2019

Crown Cruise Vacations offers their picks for the best cruise deals for June 2019 Crown Cruise Vacations- crowncruisevacations.com/ 877-283-1114 Destination: Bermuda What: 7 Night Bermuda Cruise on Celebrity Cruise’s Celebrity Summit When: August 4, 2019 Prices: Starting at $699 USD What Else You’ll Have to Pay: Port charges of $175 included. Taxes and fees of $216 are not included. Where You Go: Departing from Cape Liberty, New Jersey | Kings Wharf, Bermuda Sold By: Crown Cruise Vacations, http://www.crowncruisevacations.com/ Why This …

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Starboard Cruise Services Debuts Retail Offerings Aboard Spectrum Of The Seas, Royal Caribbean’s First Quantum Ultra Class Ship

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  MIAMI (June 8, 2019) – Starboard Cruise Services, the premier retailer at sea, and Royal Caribbean International, the world’s largest global cruise line, continue their longstanding relationship of almost 20 years and their major commitment to the Asian market by collaborating on the onboard retail experience on Spectrum of the Seas, the cruise line’s highly anticipated first ship in the Quantum Ultra class. With capacity for 4,246 guests, Spectrum of the Seas made its debut at its homeport …

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Oasis of The Seas, the Ship that Changed the Game, Set for Royal Caribbean’s Largest Amplification Yet

  MIAMI, May 21, 2019 – The ship that revolutionized the cruise industry, Oasis of the Seas, marks its 10-year anniversary with a larger-than-ever, $165 million amplification. The first to introduce the unique seven-neighborhood concept and one-of-a-kind AquaTheater entertainment venue, Royal Caribbean International’s original gamechanger will set a new standard for family vacations with first-to-brand experiences and the latest Royal Caribbean hits. Guest favorites making their way to Oasis as part of the 63-day modernization include a …

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Symphony of the Seas made its official debut

MIAMI-Royal  Caribbean’s newest, biggest and grandest ship – Symphony of the Seas – made its official debut here during a preview cruise for travel agents, media and special guests. It’s the fourth Oasis-class ship in the fleet, joining Oasis, Allure and Harmony. Symphony is everything you loved about those ships, and more. Drawing heavily from guest feedback, President/CEO Michael Bayley talked about the ship’s 25 percent improvement in efficiency as well as the addition of features like …

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Cruising in the Far East with RCI & HAL: Shanghaied Again

ABOARD QUANTUM of the SEAS — Early this morning the Quantum cruised into the mouth of China’s Yangtze River and then turned left on to the Huangpu River.  After docking again at Shanghai’s Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal we had a late leisurely breakfast and waited to disembark after other passengers, as we can’t board the Westerdam until 11AM.  The Westerdam just happens to be conveniently docked bumper-to-bumper in front of the Quantum.  Nevertheless, clearing Chinese immigration in …

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Cruising in the Far East with RCI: Home Bound for China

ABOARD QUANTUM of the SEAS – We’re on our final sea day and I have a few loose ends to tie up in my coverage of the Quantum experience, such as ways to spend the final day of the cruise. Certainly there are numerous activities less strenuous than skydiving and rock climbing that I’ve failed to mention.  Reading in the library, playing cards, and there is surely a game of mah-jongg going on somewhere.  Jewelry and art …

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Cruising in the Far East with RCI: Big Ship, Big Excitement

ABOARD QUANTUM of the SEAS – Upon first seeing a megaship, I was a bit overwhelmed.  Yes, they are huge, if that isn’t an understatement. In order to further describe megaships, cruise writers and bloggers have invented a few analogies that I’d like to explore aboard the Quantum of the Seas. The first analogy for the largest Oasis-class ships is that their split “open-atrium” structure is made possible by their hulls extraordinary width that is double most …

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Cruising in the Far East with RCI & HAL: Doubling Our Fun

ABOARD QUANTUM of the SEAS — I’m in Shanghai with my wife, Jialin, for a twofer, two cruises back-to-back with Royal Caribbean International (RCI) and Holland America Lines (HAL).  I expect they will differ considerably. We arrived at Shanghai’s Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal, this morning at 11 AM to board the Quantum of the Seas, the fifth largest of Royal Caribbean International’s innovative megaships and sixth largest cruise ship in the world, for a four day cruise …

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