Once upon a time it may have been a challenge to find kid-friendly cruises. But things sure have changed! Today, a multitude of ships are purposely designed with families in mind. They’re chock-full of age-specific activities, entertainment, dining choices, shore excursions and more. Even more exciting is that they continue ramping up the fun to provide kids with an experience they will cherish forever. Continue reading →
Join the growing trend of “solo cruising” as more people are venturing out on their own when they go on vacation. With this expanding popularity, select lines now feature dedicated “solo accommodations” and some have reduced or done away with charging a “single supplement,” so you are only charged for yourself. More and more solo travelers are choosing an exciting cruise for their solo sojourn. The great news is that a variety of selections are available, both on the high seas and on river sailings. Continue reading →
Long gone are the days when cruise ship entertainment simply meant after-dinner dancing to a live orchestra and passenger talent shows. Today cruises feature fantastic choices that get more thrilling every year, with offerings varying by cruise line and ship. Shipboard entertainment has been elevated with creative shows, unique performance areas and state-of-the-art productions.
Robotic bartenders, over-the-top entertainment, transformative dining venues, menus you paint with water to read them, super-fast WiFi, virtual portholes and balconies, poolside movie screens, 4D cinemas, simulated golf and Formula F1 racing simulators to name a few; proving that high-tech has taken over the high seas. Guests of all ages will be thrilled with the exciting and innovative activities, amenities and more awaiting them onboard the industries newest cruise ships.
Setting the stage for an entertainment experience like never before on a cruise ship, the 5,479-guest Harmony of the Seas, is not only the world’s largest, but also boasts a remarkable lineup of innovative awe-inspiring productions. Royal Caribbean Cruises has raised the bar for entertainment ranging from hit musicals and high-tech ice shows in Studio B to incredible immersive performances at the AquaTheater. Harmony of the Seas features two headline shows at the stunning Royal Theater which can accommodate 1,380 guests. State-of-the-art, 21st century technology is used to create performances above and beyond traditional theaters.
This is an exiting time – you’re about to take a cruise! All you can think about is the incredible ship you will be on and all of the amazing amenities you will be enjoying. There will be a variety of different cuisines from around the world at a myriad of restaurants, rejuvenating treatments at the spa, stunning accommodations, total pampering during your vacation and much more. You can hardly wait for the day to arrive!
After so many days traveling we were able to relax and enjoy the AMA Lotus as we sailed down the Mekong River en route to Vietnam. The AMA Lotus carries about 124 guests with a total of 62 staterooms. We had the opportunity to upgrade from a standard cabin to a junior suite. While the standard cabins (226 square feet) are quite nice, the junior suites (290 square feet) are much roomier.
The Royal Princess features an over-water walkway, an amazing bar that goes beyond the side of the ship, a tranquil adults-only retreat with private cabanas on the top of the ship, exciting entertainment, including a light and sound show on the top deck; a live TV studio, a rejuvenating spa, a unique dining experience where you are surrounded by a curtain of light and a magnificent atrium, with a wide variety of fabulous restaurants, chic bars and lounges.