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Royal Caribbean Post Roundup: April 10, 2022

Spring is here and it’s also Sunday, which means we’re celebrating this week’s (warmer) temperatures and Royal Caribbean news!

Royal Caribbean’s Icon of the Seas will depart Miami upon arrival in the United States.

Royal Caribbean International President and CEO Michael Bayley broke the news during an interview. The announcement came the same week the keel was laid for Icon of the Seas.

According to Mr Bayley, Icon will travel to Southampton first and then to the United States.

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 449th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, with tips for someone going on a cruise for the first time.

In an effort to share some great first-cruise advice, Matt explains how to approach your first cruise.

Do not hesitate to register via itunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We would appreciate it.

New RCB video: How to communicate on a cruise ship

Have 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 — How to Communicate on a Cruise Ship – and don’t forget to subscribe here.

8 questions to ask yourself before choosing a cruise ship

Before booking a Royal Caribbean cruise, it’s a good idea to review a few important considerations.

Depending on your preferences, one ship may be a better idea than another for sailing.

Here’s an overview of the questions you should ask yourself before choosing a Royal Caribbean ship to ensure you find the best ship for you.

The self-service buffet is back on cruise ships

Windjammer board

Royal Caribbean has moved from crew members serving guests at the buffet to allowing guests to serve themselves.

Cruises that started on or after April 2, 2022 have the new policy in place.

Having crew members serving passengers instead of guests was one of the first changes cruise lines made during the Covid-19 pandemic to limit the spread from person to person.

When is the best time to sail in the Mediterranean?

If you’re thinking about the best month to go on a Mediterranean cruise, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of each month.

While there isn’t necessarily a “perfect” time to cruise the Mediterranean, this guide should help you decide which season is best for you.