Top 10 News Articles in Royal Caribbean Cruises List of cruise news articles updates on Royal Caribbean Cruises thoughtout the day en-gb 2023-02-02 Symphony of the Seas Top Features Royal Caribbean’s latest ship will be hosting its first guests in April 2018, and since its production was announced, the cruising world has been eagerly anticipating the announcement of its exciting new features and facilities. Well, we finally know more about just what Symphony of the Seas will offer.

Ever the family-focused cruise line, there are some truly fantastic activities to be found onboard. Guests of all generations will be able to enjoy the tallest slide at sea, the rock climbing wall, zip line, and waterpark including 3 thrilling waterslides.

As well as these exhillerating features, families can also relax and be swept up in the magic of Broadway, with four newly developed shows:

  • Hairspray – a spirited journey of song and dance
  • Flight – an adventure about the history and future of flying
  • Hiro – a unique and stunning aqua show
  • 1977 – a fascinating tale about time travel

There are also some delicious new options when it comes to places to eat and drink onboard. Those with a sweet tooth will love Sugar Beach, where you can find treats including ice cream and confectionary.

For dinner, choose from the classic restaurants or El Loco Fresh, serving tasty Mexican fare, and Hooked Seafood, with the freshest and finest fish. Another new venue is the Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade. Here you can keep up to date with your favourite teams, and play a few rounds on the games machines.

Want to take your family on the adventure of a lifetime? See our Symphony of the Seas cruises today.

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New Quantum Ultra Ship for Royal Caribbean Get ready for Royal Caribbean International’s newest cruise ship as the first piece of steel was cut this week and construction is underway!

The ground-breaking new cruise ship will be the next evolution of Royal Caribbean’s popular Quantum Class and is classed as a Quantum Ultra ship.

Royal Caribbean has revealed that its newest ship will be named Spectrum of the Seas. The ship is expected to have many high-tech onboard features much like Royal Caribbean’s Quantum Class ships (See Ovation of the Seas).

The award-winning cruise line is known for it’s wow-moment innovations at sea, such as robotic bartenders, skydiving and surfing onboard.  Royal Caribbean's latest Oasis Class cruise ship Symphony of the Seas, (set to sail in 2018) boasts a hair raising 10 deck slide known as the Ultimate Abyss.

Set to sail in 2019, new ship Spectrum of the Seas has been designed for guests in the China and Asia-Pacific region and joins Royal Caribbean’s 20+ strong fleet.

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New Icon Class announced for Royal Caribbean International Royal Caribbean International, have announced plans to launch a brand new class of cruise ships. The ships are expected for delivery in the second quarters of 2022 and 2024.

The cruise ships will belong to the new Icon Class and be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). LNG power and fuel cell technology has been introduced to cause minimal impact on the environment and drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


Richard Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean International said of the new class of ships "We are dedicated to innovation, continuous improvement, and environmental responsibility, and Icon gives us the opportunity to deliver against all three of these pillars."

A memorandum of understanding was signed with shipbuilder Meyer Turku, with contracts expected to be completed by the end of 2016.

News of the new LNG powered class comes during an exciting year for Royal Caribbean, just five months after launching their latest Oasis Class ship, Harmony of the Seas, the biggest cruise ship in the world.

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Freerunning Champion gives extreme Harmony of the Seas Tour Harmony of the Seas, opened up to thousands of guests in Southampton; One of which happened to be freerunning champion Pip Anderson.

Watch the video to see Pip give an extreme tour of Harmony’s best bits and most thrilling features. In the 90 second adventurous clip he explores the ship’s top deck, neighbourhoods, thrilling Abyss slide, staterooms, shopping district and more. But with Harmony of the Seas boasting 18 decks, Pip’s freerunning tour just scratches the surface of entertainment and facilities onboard.

‘Pack away the shuffleboard and black tie – this is a very different kind of adventure!” – Royal Caribbean UK and Ireland Managing Director Stuart Leven.

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Harmony of the Seas in Southampton Harmony of the Seas graced Southampton with her presence before she sets off on her 4 night mini cruise to Rotterdam. Joining Royal Caribbean's Oasis Class her sister ships include Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas). 

Visibly approaching from quite a distance, Harmony of the Seas comes in at 227,000 grt with a length of 361 metres, even bigger than famous London landmark The Shard.

With 18 decks, Harmony of the Seas can accommodate over 6,000 passengers. Entertainment includes (and is not limited to) robotic bartenders, water slides spanning 3 decks, zipline, surf simulator and lots more. For thrill seekers the Abyss slide spans 10 decks and brings a real sense of adventure to the seas.

Our team were down in Southampton to welcome Harmony of the Seas this week.

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See NEW construction photos of Harmony of the Seas Royal Caribbean have released new photos showing construction of their brand new flagship and third Oasis Class cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas.

We were treated to a glimpse of construction back in mid June of this year, but now we are able to see the interior structure come together, including Boardwalk balconies and the Royal logo hanging proudly at the aft of the ship.

Harmony of the Seas is set to be the world's largest cruise ship and will feature many of Royal Caribbean's well loved attractions plus exclusive new features. Find out more in our Harmony of the Seas blog.

All images © Royal Caribbean International

See what to expect with a Harmony of the Seas cruising experience

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Live updates from Quantum of the Seas Quantum of the Seas this week and bringing you live updates of life onboard.

New Dining Venue

Those sailing onboard Royal Caribbean’s incredible Quantum Class ship Quantum of the Seas will get to try the brand new Kung Fu Panda inspired Noodle Shop.

The introduction of the new family dining venue honours Quantum’s new home (Shanghai, China) and coincides with her sailings in the Far East.

Delicious menu options include Taiwanese spicy beef noodles, four-piece dim sum, noodle bowls and more. A la carte menu prices range between $2 and $5.

The Dreamworks classic is a popular family favourite and the new Kung Fu Panda inspired eatery adds to the unbeatable family cruise experience offered by Royal Caribbean.

“A creative collaboration amongst our team of chefs to create the menu for our Kung Fu Panda Noodle Shop is another example of how we continue to ensure that our on board options reflect what today’s food-conscious traveller and our Chinese guests expect from their vacation” Said John Suley, Royal Caribbean Vice President, Food and Beverage.

See our photos of the brand new dining venue below

Royal Caribbean’s Quantum Class ships make an ideal choice for a fun filled family cruise. With WOW-factor innovations and showcasing a new generation of technology at sea. Entertainment is endless and guests can enjoy unique features such as the North Star viewing platform, RipCord by iFlyR sky dive simulator, bumper cars, roller skating and so much more. This incredible fleet of technologically advanced cruise ships includes Quantum of the Seas (launched in Nov 2014), Anthem of the Seas (April 2015) and Ovation of the Seas (launching April 2016). Ovation of the Seas will set sail on her maiden voyage on a 5 nt cruise to Paris and Bruges in the spring of next year.

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Royal Caribbean plan major port expansion in Miami Royal Caribbean are in talks with Miami-Dade County to negotiate planning for a $100,000,000 cruise terminal in Miami, North America.

The proposed cruise terminal will be at the northeast section of PortMiami with a berth of 400 meters, big enough for an Oasis class Royal Caribbean ship.

The port lease would be for 20 years with potential to continue for a further 40.

If approved, the port is expected to be open and functional at the tail end of 2018. Around the same time of arrival as Royal Caribbean’s 4th Oasis Class ship.

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Harmony of the Seas to debut new aquatic adventure park Harmony of the Seas makes her debut in May of 2016 and will be the first in a new generation of Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Class ships. Delivering the ultimate family holiday experience, Harmony of the Seas will debut Royal Caribbean’s brand new Aquatic Adventure Park for families and kids.

The onboard waterpark will include thrilling features such as the Ultimate Abyss, the tallest water slide at sea with a dramatic 100 foot plunge. A trio of waterslides known as the Perfect Storm including an exciting champagne bowl swirl plus big splash finale. Splashaway Bay will keep little ones entertained for hours with sea creature water cannons, a multi-platform jungle gym, winding slides and a giant drench bucket.

Guests sailing on Harmony of the seas during her inaugural season can enjoy the new aquatic adventure park in-between an engaging destination rich itinerary of the Western Mediterranean. Including popular places such as Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, France, Pisa, Rome and more.

Spanning 16 guest decks and featuring Royal Caribbean signature highlights like the seven district neighbourhood, Central Park, Boardwalk and Royal Promenade, Harmony of the Seas promises a truly ultimate family experience at sea.

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See Harmony of the Seas Under Construction Royal Caribbean are expanding their record breaking Oasis Class of cruise ships with Harmony of the Seas, sailing from April 2016. Construction is well underway and once complete Harmony of the Seas will be the largest cruise ship in the world, boasting innovative new features whilst prevailing some current Royal Caribbean favourites.

Check out her current construction progress at the French STX shipyard below

Images courtesy of Royal Caribbean Internaional© 

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