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4 Reasons Your Family Will Love a Royal Caribbean Cruise

4 reasons your family will love a Royal Caribbean cruise

Looking for the perfect family vacation? Look no further than a Royal Caribbean cruise! Royal Caribbean cruise vacations offer spacious accommodations, delicious dining options, activities for the whole family, and so much more to make this the ultimate family vacation. Plus, with deals like kids sail free or discounts on the second guest, it’s probably more affordable than you ever imagined!

Perfect Day at CocoCay

Royal Caribbean has elevated the private island experience with Perfect Day at CocoCay. Located in the Bahamas, CocoCay is Royal Caribbean’s private island paradise. And it’s probably unlike anything you’ve ever had the opportunity to experience.

During Perfect Day at CocoCay, you can conquer the tallest waterslide in North America in Thrill Waterpark; fly up to 450 feet high in a helium balloon on Up, Up, and Away; grab a drink at the swim-up bar at Oasis Lagoon, or soak up the sun in the largest freshwater pool in the Bahamas! You can even get a taste of Bora Bora in your own floating cabana at Coco Beach Club.

You can even read about 10 reasons why you need to experience Perfect Day at CocoCay. So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your Perfect Day at CocoCay today!

Spacious Accommodations

Many families enjoy extra space on their vacation and are unsure about the size of a cruise cabin. Royal Caribbean offers a variety of accommodations for families. From budget friendly inside rooms to connecting rooms or even the Ultimate Family Suite, we can help you find the perfect accommodations for your family.

The Ultimate Family suite offers two full stories in your stateroom so you can elevate the wya that you stay and play! Your kids will love their own in-suite slide and video games in their private game room while mom and dad will love the private balcony jacuzzi!

4 reasons your family needs to book a Royal Caribbean cruise vacation

Delicious and Flexible Dining Options

You can enjoy the main dining room or Windjammer Marketplace at no additional cost or indulge in specialty dining offerings like Chef Jamie Oliver’s acclaimed eatery, Jaime’s Italian; Far East flavors and sushi at Izumi; elaborate entrees at Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine; or sweets and scoops at Sugar Beach. The whole family is sure to find something they love with selections available for both the foodie and the finicky.

Royal Caribbean offers exclusive My Time Dining onboard all of their ships. My Time Dining allow you to eat in the Main Dining Room anytime you’d like each night during normal dinner hours, according to availability. You don’t have to eat at the same time each night so you have the best flexibility to schedule each day how you’d like.

For families, you can even take advantage of My Family Time Dining. My Family Time Dining is offered for the first seating time in the main dining room, for children ages three to eleven. Children can enjoy their meal within 40 minutes of seating, before heading to the evening’s Adventure Ocean activities. The program starts the second evening of your sailing. After that, you can use it each evening or whenever you wish.

Kids Clubs

If you’re planning a family vacation, there’s a good chance that you want to make sure there’s something your kids will enjoy, too. Royal Caribbean has an award-winning Adventure Ocean youth program onboard all of their ships so your kids will love your Royal Caribbean cruise just as much as you do! With games, events, and activities throughout the day and even into the evening, your kids will never be bored!

Children as young as six months are welcome to cruise with Royal Caribbean. The Royal Babies program (ages 6-18 months) offers the tiniest guests and their parents interactive classes filled with enriching activities developed by early childhood experts. The Royal Tots program (ages 18-36 months) offers 45-minute interactive playground sessions filled with age-appropriate activities and toys.

Children ages 3 and up are separated by age since the activities are designed to engage their unique interests and abilities. Aquanauts (ages 3-5 years) will have fun conducting cool experiments and becoming Certified Jr. Adventure Scientists. The Explorers program (ages 6-8 years) is packed with exciting cruise activities for kids, which includes themed parties. Voyagers (ages 9-12 years) will explore a range of activities that puts the “cool” back into learning.

Traveling with teens? No problem! Royal Caribbean also offers teen spaces designed just for teenagers aged 13 through 17 years. Behind a secret speakeasy entrance, your teens will find a gaming lounge, music, movies, and space to kick back with new friends. There’s even an outdoor patio where they can lounge beneath the sun or stars.

4 Reasons You'll Love a Royal Caribbean Cruise

From spacious accommodations to around the clock entertainment, your whole family will love a Royal Caribbean cruise vacation!

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10 Reasons You Need to Book a Royal Caribbean Cruise to Experience Perfect Day at CocoCay

Royal Caribbean has completely upgraded and reimagined their private island in the Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay, to offer a variety of experiences for visitors of all ages. From the Caribbean’s largest freshwater pool and tallest water slide to the only private overwater cabanas in the Bahamas, everyone will love the Perfect Day at CocoCay.

This isn’t vacation days spent. This is bragging rights earned. Conquer the tallest waterslide in North America and snap a shot from up to 450 feet up in a helium balloon. Grab a drink at the swim-up bar and soak up the scene in the largest freshwater pool in the Bahamas. Or get a taste of Bora Bora with your own overwater cabana. This is Perfect Day at CocoCay — only on Royal Caribbean®.

  1. Thrill Waterpark: Daredevils Wanted

This is a drench a minute thrill-a-thon for every adventurer. From giggle-worthy tides to shriek-inducing slides towering high into the clouds. Bounce, climb and swing your way through the obstacles in Adventure Pool. Get swept up by the biggest Wave Pool in the Caribbean. Or if you’re up for a true rush, take on the tallest waterslide in North America — Daredevil’s PeakSM. Whatever your thrill threshold, you’ll find firsts to test your bravery at Thrill WaterparkSM.

2. Coco Beach Club: Elevate Your Perfect Day (Opening December 2019)

Welcome to Coco Beach ClubSM, where every moment is elevated. It’s just you and endless blue, lounging in the only overwater cabanas in the Bahamas. Savor new Mediterranean flavors, then drift along the finest line between poolside and seaside, in an infinity edge pool overlooking the ocean.

Photo: Royal Caribbean International

3. Up, Up and Away: Way Above the Ordinary

Take your adventure to the skies aboard a helium balloon and see the islands like never before from the highest vantage point in The Bahamas — Up, Up and Away. Feel your heart race while soaring up to 450 feet above land and sea, then let the wonder wash over you as you coast on the breeze.

4. Oasis Lagoon: A Refreshing Change of Place

This is no mirage, you’ve found it — the largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean. Make your way through the different coves of Oasis LagoonSM, each with a vibe all its own. Splash right in at the kidfriendly sloping entry. Take your first sip of a cold Coco Loco at the swim-up bar before lounging on one of three swim-up islands. Or treat yourself to total relaxation in the privacy of your own cabana, complete with attendant service.

5. Harborside Drinks and Dining: Hang Like a Local at Captain Jack’s or Fuel Up for Fun at Skipper’s Grill

We’re not sure where Captain Jack was headed when he marooned on this island, but we’re glad he brought the wing sauce. The legend lives on at the rum-runner’s harborside dive. Grab a Coco Loco at the rowboat bar and settle into a rope swing seat. Or snack on the house specialty — chicken wings and fries dipped in signature sauces like mango-habanero and Caribbean jerk. Live jams and water views will put you in an island state of mind in no time at Captain Jack’sSM.

Delicious eats with harborside views — Skipper’s Grill is the spot to relax, recharge and refuel for adventure. Tuck into tacos with guac, enjoy some barbecue chicken hot off the grill or treat your taste buds to a juicy burger. Then indulge in double chocolate chip caramel brownies and fresh baked cookies, or keep it light with fresh tropical fruit.

Photo: Royal Caribbean International

6. Splashaway Bay: Even More Fun by the Gallon

The coolest aqua park at sea is breaking out beyond the deck and coming ashore at our largest Splashaway BaySM yet. Now kids can enjoy bigger buckets of fun than ever before with more fountains, pools and water cannons — plus five waterslides, and two massive drench buckets.

7. Captain Jill’s Galleon: Small Hands on Deck

From slides and interactive water cannons, to rope features and a splash pad, this interactive galleon is loaded with swashbuckling thrills for kids of all ages.

8. South Beach: Amp Up, Wind Down

Get ready to fuel your competitive fire, because on South Beach action is everywhere you look. Volleyball, beachside basketball, paddle boarding and glass bottom kayaking — it’s all here. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, grab a bite at the Snack Shack or wade out to the floating bar and cool off with a drink. Or kick back in a photo-worthy teepee cabana, perfect for napping and snapping in the South Beach shade.

9. Zip Line: High Flying Hangout

Leave your cares on the ground and soar above Perfect Day at CocoCay on 1,600 feet of zip line — with a splash landing in the harbor.

10. Chill Island: Out-of-Office Oasis

This is the beach day you’ve been dreaming about — crystal clear tropical waters and powdery sands. Kicking back with your whole crew in a private cabana. And just steps away, you can fill up your plate with tasty BBQ right on the beach at Chill Grill. Once you’re feeling recharged, check out the island sights from a jet ski or on a guided snorkel tour.

Please note that images and messaging for Perfect Day at CocoCay reflect current design concepts and may include artistic renderings. All destination features and experiences, and related delivery timing for these features, are currently in development and are subject to change without notice. Perfect Day and CocoCay are trademarks of Royal Caribbean.

You can view a map of Perfect Day at CocoCay here to start planning your perfect day.

Are you ready to experience Perfect Day at CocoCay? Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com for more information or your free, no obligation quote.

Celebrate National Plan a Cruise Month 2017 and Book Your Next Cruise

Plan a Cruise Month 2017 – October 2017

October is a Key Time for Travelers to Plan a Trip on a River or at Sea

October 2, 2017Spreading Magic, the cruise vacation planning expert, has announced October is Plan a Cruise Month. Through a multi-dimensional campaign, the cruise industry has come together to showcase the wide variety of cruise experiences, proving there is a cruise vacation for every travel style, budget and occasion.

Plan a Cruise Month puts a spotlight on cruise travel and offers unprecedented cruise vacation deals and promotions throughout the month of October.

“More and more people are turning to cruises to provide them with an all-inclusive, stress-free vacation option, as cruises have so much to offer – from amazing dining experiences, Broadway-caliber entertainment and waterparks to the ability to visit multiple destinations in a single trip without having to unpack and pack your belongings more than once,” said Siera Duiser, Spreading Magic. “We have found once our clients take a cruise, they fall in love with these vacations. And now through Plan a Cruise Month – we can help share the love of cruising by helping everyone to take advantage of the great offers and deals from our industry partners throughout October.”

Plan A Cruise Month Promotions

Cruise lines are offering special promotions and pricing on popular cruises to encourage consumers to plan their next cruise vacation during the month of October. Contact Siera Duiser at siera@destinationsinflorida.com to take advantage of these special deals. 

#CruiseMonth Twitter Event

Consumers considering planning a cruise should mark their calendars to join leaders in the cruise industry for a global #CruiseMonth Twitter event on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. During the Twitter event, participants will learn about featured cruise lines, unique experiences, ports, destinations and more. And – by simply retweeting select pinned tweets throughout the event – participants will be entered to win prizes including gift cards and free subscriptions to Porthole Cruise Magazine. One winner will be chosen at random each hour of the event – so there are plenty of chances to win. Eager cruisers interested in joining the Twitter event should utilize the hashtag #CruiseMonth on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 10a.m. EDT to 7p.m. EDT, to join in the conversation.

For more information about the travel planning experts at Spreading Magic, visit www.spreadingmagic.com. For more information about cruising and all Plan a Cruise Month activities, visit www.cruising.org/PlanACruiseMonth.

About Plan a Cruise Month

Plan a Cruise Month, created by Cruise Lines International Association, the world’s largest cruise industry association, celebrates cruise travel. Throughout October, CLIA encourages travelers to learn more about cruise vacations, as well as promote cruise-focused travel professionals as the best way to find, plan and book a cruise. For more information on CLIA, the cruise industry, and CLIA Cruise Line Members and Agencies, visit www.cruising.org or follow Cruise Lines International Association on CLIA’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner and member of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). She would love to help you plan your next cruise at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

Peek Behind the Scenes at Royal Caribbean’s Entertainment Studio

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Peek Behind the Scenes at Royal Caribbean’s Entertainment Studio

Royal Caribbean International may be reinventing entertainment at sea, but it takes the mammoth Royal Caribbean Production Studio ashore to support the fleet and its growing list of live shows.

To learn more about the 132,500-square-foot facility and its 300-seat theater, 14 full-size stage studios, 10 rehearsal studios, 20,000-square-foot costume-making area, audio rooms, gym and housing, watch a behind-the-scenes video released by the line, hosted at Popular Cruising YouTube channel and embedded below.

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The biggest entertainment producer in the world requires the complex that is actually situated at Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay campus in Miami, Florida — complete with adjacent dormitories for about 500 cast members, singers, dancers and choreographers.

“Our entertainment operation is so huge,” said Nick Weir, VP, Entertainment, Royal Caribbean International. “Here, this is a 130,000 square foot studio. I don’t think there’s a bigger studio in the world unless you go to Hollywood and you go to the big film studios.”

As to the physical scale, the studios include ones that are three decks in height. Weir added, “We’ve got the headroom to do any kind of flying show anywhere in the world. Doesn’t matter what show it is, we’ve got the facility and the equipment for it.”

RELATED VIDEO: Behind-the-Scenes of Harmony of the Seas’ Entertainment

In fact, Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited (RCCL) has built studios that are indicative of the exact size of the venues aboard the ships – the largest cruise ship in the world, Harmony of the Seas’ included – that will host the shows practiced here.

“This facility here at the RCCL entertainment studios is a one-of-a-kind,” explained Christi Coachman-Orengo, Director, Entertainment, Royal Caribbean Productions. “It’s a state-of-the-art facility where we produce all of our theater shows, aqua shows, centrum vignettes, you name it. We do it all here.”

The facility even includes specific vocal rooms and a recording studio, and the costuming department makes all the wardrobe, maintains some 30,000 pieces and manages about 4,000 pairs of shoes. Plus, there is an enlarged storage area that can accommodate far more actual rehearsal scenery than the company ever could before.

RELATED VIDEO: WATCH: Royal Caribbean International’s Harmony of the Seas Review

“I think for the cast members that come here, coming to a professional environment like this really helps up everybody’s game, said Alison Frazier, Entertainment Consultant. “It’s very special to work in a fantastic facility like this.”

Specific shows that have been produced here encompass the likes of “Grease” and “The Fine Line” that are now housed in Harmony of the Seas’ Royal Theater and AquaTheater respectively.

Plus, don’t forget if you book any cruise with us this month, you will receive a FREE onboard credit!

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, a member of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). She would love to help you plan your next cruise at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

Top Five Reasons to Book a Holiday Cruise on Royal Caribbean

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There’s no better time to go on a Royal Caribbean cruise vacation than during the holiday season. Give yourself and your family a royal gift during the holiday season, and break free from the stress of doing it all on your own. Today, we want to share with you the top five reasons to book a holiday cruise on Royal Caribbean:

New Memories for Kids

On ships offering the DreamWorks experience, even Shrek and Puss in Boots dress for the occasion. Family story time and movie screenings are even more special while sailing on a Royal Caribbean ship. The stateroom attendants can’t wait to show off their folding skills with some new towel animals.

Holiday Inspired Cuisine 

Christmas onboard brings roasted Vermont turkey with a savoury apple and chestnut stuffing and festive drinks. During Hanukkah, order a traditional brisket with potato pancakes, apple sauce and sour cream. You can keep traditions from home, eat cookies with Santa and have a hot chocolate while watching a movie.

Traditional Holiday Entertainment Reimagined 

The season is brought to life with traditional events on December’s festive season voyages. See Santa Claus in a parade, take photos with him, and join in with the festivities. The entire family can build ornaments and decorate cookies. Don’t forget to drop off your letter to Santa in the promenade.

Holiday Shopping at Sea

Once at sea, you can stock up on all the gifts and gift packages you need with special festive deals that you can only get on our cruises. Save on all onboard shops and be the first to snag a bargain when we countdown to our festive shopping events. Best of all: shop duty-free!

Religious Services

Attend religious services at sea on all cruises sailing during Hannukah and Christmas. Services are performed by rabbis, priests and reverends, so you don’t have to miss the reason for the season.

Plus, if you book your cruise with us by October 31, you will receive an onboard credit!

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, a member of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). She would love to help you plan your next cruise at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote.