MARCH 24, 2017
There are a few things I decided to share with my followers to keep them updated about recent changes in Royal Caribbean International.
EUROPEAN DEPLOYMENT 2018 IS OPENED!
Royal Caribbean released today its 2018 sailings in Europe, which is headlined by the fleet’s brand new Symphony of the Seas.
Across the continent, adventure awaits guests onboard eight of the world’s most innovative ships, with Spanish landmarks, Italian landscapes, French icons, Greek legends and Nordic Castles, comprising an unbelievable collection of more than 110 European odysseys.
Making her debut in Barcelona, Spain in April 2018, Symphony of the Seas, the fourth sister ship in the Oasis-class, will spend her inaugural summer season sailing the striking blue waters of the Western Mediterranean.
Starting April 21, she will offer seven-night itineraries from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Provence, France; Florence/Pisa, Rome and Naples/Capri, Italy, where travelers can discover the breathtaking views from atop Barcelona’s La Sagrada Familia Cathedral, and revel in the artwork of the old masters housed within the museums of Florence.
For those wishing to start and end their trip in Italy, round-trip sailings from Rome are also available.
You can check itineraries here: Royal Caribbean INternational website
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ROOM SERVICE UPDATE
Be sure to learn more about Royal Caribbean’s Room Service Program changes including: service fees and menu enhancements to include mouth-watering favorites such as the Royal Burger, Classic Philly, grilled salmon and more!
1. When are the new room service menus launching?
The upgraded menus will start rolling out on March 27, 2017 and be available across the fleet by end of May 2017.
2. What enhancements are being made to the room service menus?
The new room service menu will offer exciting new dishes including: The Royal Burger, Classic Philly with shaved rib eye, wings with choice of 4 sauces, grilled salmon with cucumber mint yogurt as a healthy option and warm chocolate chip cookies as a decadent dessert.
3. Is there a fee associated with room service?
Beginning March 27, 2017 moving forward there is a $7.95 service fee per order. The service fee will be applied to the guest’s onboard folio account at the time when the order is placed.
4. Will the room service fee coincide with the rollout of the upgraded room service menu?
Yes, the room service fee will only apply, once a ship implements the updated menu.
5. Will the service fee apply to all items on the new room service menu?
The Continental breakfast items are exempt from the service fee and are complimentary during the hours of 6am and 11 am. Beginning on sailings March 27, 2017 and beyond, the service fee will be applied to all other food options on the menu.
6. When ordering beverages from the bar, will my clients also be charged the $7.95 room service fee?
No, the room service fee only applies to food items.
All beverages will be charged at current bar prices.
7. Is gratuity included?
Yes, gratuity is included in the service fee. Additional gratuities are at the guest’s discretion.
8. Where will my clients find their room service menus?
Guests will have a breakfast door hanger menu, breakfast menu and an all-day menu available in their stateroom upon check-in. Orders can be placed at any time.
PRE-CRUISE PLANNER ENHANCEMENTS
You now have the ability to allocate Onboard Credits towards desired purchases pre-cruise!
At this time, guests do not have the ability to spend Onboard Credit funds prior to their cruise vacation.
Such system enhancements now grant you the ability to allocate your Onboard Credits towards desired purchases pre-cruise, giving you clients the ability to plan ahead and to better arrange their vacation activities/ purchases in advance.
This functionality will go live fleetwide on March 20, 2017 for all voyages on or after April 1, 2017.
NEXT CRUISE SUITE UPDATE
Royal Caribbean is introducing a nonrefundable deposit and a change fee for all Grand Suites and above booked through NextCruise.
In an effort to preserve our Suite inventory and to ensure that our committed Suite guests have abundant access to premium accommodations, Royal Caribbean is introducing a nonrefundable deposit and a change fee for all Grand Suites and above booked through our NextCruise program.
Suite guests who reserve their future cruise while onboard will now require a full, non refundable deposit.
Assuming these guests commit to the original selection and do not adjust their ship or sail date in the future, there is no impact imposed by this new policy adjustment.
Should guests opt to alter their cruise selection in the future, a change fee of $100 per guest will be incurred.
All Suite cancellations are now subject to a nonrefundable fee in the amount of the deposit.
NextCruise continues to be a vibrant, impactful program whose growing success would not be possible without the ongoing support of our valued travel partners.
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