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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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Peek Behind the Scenes at Royal Caribbean’s Entertainment Studio


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.


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


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. 

Try Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas for Your Next Cruise

quantum of the seas

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line will soon be launching their newest ship, Quantum of the Seas. With a number of one-of-a-kind experiences, Quantum of the Seas may be the perfect fit for your next cruise!

Check out some of the exciting new features you will find on Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas:

  • With RipCord by iFly, you will be able to feel the wind in your hair, and enjoy the exhilaration of the first-ever skydiving simulator…on-board a ship.
  • The whole family will love SeaPlex, where you can try bumper cars, roller skating, and basketball!
  • Catch a wave right on-board with FlowRider, a 40-foot-long surf simulator, or cheer on your friends from stadium seating with prime wipe-out views.
  • Take on their signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to expert climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 40 feet above deck.
  • Meet your favorite DreamWorks characters, like Shrek and Fiona or the Penguins of Madagascar, at exclusive shows, 3D movies, character meals, and more!
  • Indulge yourself at the Vitality Spa, a luxurious sanctuary featuring signature treatments, medi-spa services, and a full-service salon.
  • Place your bets at Casino Royale, your little slice of Vegas right at sea, with thousands of square feet of lights, action, slots and tables.
  • The award-winning Adventure Ocean youth program and the Royal Babies program, children can enjoy their Royal Caribbean cruise vacation just as much as their parents.
  • Retreat to the glass-canopied, adults-only Solarium pool, where inspired surroundings, a light-fare café, and whirlpools offer the ultimate in relaxation.
  • Soak up the sun or savor the shade in a new indoor pool with retractable roof.
  • Catch first-run movies and big-time sporting events on a 220-square-foot outdoor movie screen, at sea.

Quantum of the Seas will be sailing from its home port of Cape Liberty in Bayonne, New Jersey. The ship will sail on a range of itineraries throughout the Caribbean and the Bahamas, including Royal Caribbean’s very own private beach paradise of Labadee and CocoCay. You can enjoy a 12 night Southern Caribbean cruise, 7 or 8 night Bahamian cruise, and 11 or 8 night Eastern Caribbean cruise.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations to Explore and would love to help you plan your next cruise vacation! Request a free, no obligation quote on the right side of the page or email spreadingmagic@gmail.com!