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Starting back in 2013, Royal Caribbean became the first cruiseline to undergo full certification with Autism at SeasTM.  Their Staff is Silver Certified in Autism Awareness.   All Youth staff are required to have a four year University degree or international equivalent in education, recreation or a related field. They also have at least three to five years qualified experience in working with children ages six months to 17 years.

Royal Caribbean offers an Autism friendly initiative for families living with Autism.  This includes sensory friendly films (low-lit & low volume environment) and toys, dietary menu options, and overall autism friendly training for Adventure Ocean staff and more.  Beginning late October 2015, The Autism Channel will be available via the complimentary on-demand section in guests’ stateroom televisions.  There will be over 35 TV shows and short programs for children and parents to choose from.

In addition, Royal Caribbean offers a wide range of autism friendly products and services, and they include:

  • Priority check-in, boarding and departure
  • Special dietary accommodations including gluten-free and dairy-free
  • Adventure Ocean flexible grouping by ability for children 3 to 11 years old
  • Adventure Ocean toilet-trained policy exception
  • Pagers/phones for parents of children in Adventure Ocean program while signed into our care

This month, I completed the Royal Caribbean’s Autism Friendly Certified Training Program in order to better understand and serve my clients.  It was important to me to understand the needs of families with Autism and make sure that ALL have a great vacation.

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So in following up from my past post about the Quantum of the Seas (https://travel-rrific.com/2013/02/06/royal-caribbeans-sunshine-project-quantum-class/), let me introduce to you my exclusive web page that gives you the entire Quantum Experience.

Royal Caribbean’s dedication to innovation continues!  From new experience of  a 360-degree view from a glass capsule at 300 feet in air, North Star cannot be found on any other cruiseline.  Experience RipCord by iFly (the first sky diving simulator at sea), to the SeaPlex where you can roller skate or smash into your family and friends with Bumber cards.

So take a few minutes to experience what your next vacation will be like at – http://laurenliebert.com/quantumoftheseas.html

 

Enjoy!

 

Today I got the privilege to take a tour and inspect Princess Cruises renovated Grand Princess.  I sailed on her 11 years ago and I was looking forward to seeing her after Princess spent so much money to update her.   Overall, Princess Cruises…you have failed.

So what is the big deal about the removal of Skywalker’s lounge?  Passing off the extremely small One5 Nightclub as the solution…fails.  Perhaps a little sprucing up of the Princess Theater should have been placed into the budget?  It is small, dark and dingy!  Since we are talking about dingy…the kids club is sad.  Why would a kid want to spend 5 minutes in the small, dark and outdated play rooms?  Princess?!?!?  I think you forgot about the staterooms too!  With the exception of new sheets and a duvet, THEY LOOK TIRED AND WORN.  Don’t get me started on the old and dated tile in the bathrooms.  The only true upgrade to the rooms are the rather small and disappointing flat screen T.V.’s = fail!

I do have to admit that the new Atrium is quite lovely.  ****that’s all I got****

Alfredo's Pizzeria in the Atrium

Alfredo’s Pizzeria in the Atrium

I kept hearing today on how Princess Cruises is “Innovative.”  Huh?  10 years later, Princess is still hanging onto the “innovation” of having the “Movies Under the Stars.”  It’s a very large T.V.!  Whoopee Doo.  Then there’s the mention of “innovating” the concept of Anytime Dining.  Wrong – NCL did that first.  And, lastly the addition of specialty restaurants.  Yeah, every cruiseline has those.

Bottomline, there is reason Princess has not released a new ship in 5 years…They simply do not have the creative imagination to be truly “innovative” as their competitors in Celebrity Cruises, Holland America and even Royal Caribbean (The King of Innovation).   I saw a preview of the Royal Princess.  ****yawn****   The most exciting thing I learned today is that her God Mother will be HRH Dutchess of Cambridge – YAY Kate!

So Princess Cruises, continue to keep your die hard loyal to the end cruisers, I will be placing my client’s on cruiseships that really give them the full cruising experience for their money.

Well it has finally been revealed…Royal Caribbean’s long awaiting Sunshine Project – The new Quantum Class of Ships!

This is a follow-up to my earlier post Sunshine Project.  Royal Caribbean will be launching 2 new ships the Quantum of the Seas and the Anthem of the Seas.  They will debut in the fall of 2014 and the spring of 2015, respectively.

These ships will be smaller than the enormous Oasis Class and will only hold 4100 passengers vs. 5400 passengers.  Royal Caribbean is going to bring in all of their world class entertainment and amenities for this class of ship.  Going with the premise – smaller might be better!

Stay tuned for further updates!

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So you want to go to the Caribbean, but who wants to depart from boring ole Fort Lauderdale or the over populate Miami?  Consider adding a little party before or after your cruise with a departure from New Orleans!

These prices are just AMAZING!!!  Starting at $449 per person?  How can you beat that?  (See the details below)

Contact me today to book your year end travel! – lauren@aticket2travel.com or (650) 906-6000

 

Do you like to run?  Do you know someone who pretends to like to run?  Even better – do you know a fitness trainer or facility?  This is a fantastic opportunity to combine your love of fitness with a much deserved vacation!  Royal Caribbean cruise line is holding a Royal 5K run in St. Maarten on December 1, 2012. 

In additional to the 5K race, the entire week will be full of activities such as:

  • Private meet-and-greet sessions with high-profile racing athletes
  • Seminars & lectures with high profile athletes
  • Personal training tips from experts
  • Speed tests onboard the track on the ship

So pack before you pack your running shoes, give me a call or send me an e-mail to get your $250 deposit applied – Deadline is August 3, 2012!!!

Stateroom Pricing is as follows: 

  • Inside Stateroom – $744.00 per person
  • Central Park View Stateroom with Balcony – $774.00 per person
  • Boardwalk View Stateroom with Balcony – $814.00 per person
  • Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony – $1014.00 per person
  • Crown Loft Suite (Beautiful 2-story Suite.  Choose from suite 1726 or 1730) – $2874.00 per person
  • Port Charges & taxes are additional

The first of 2 ships will debut in the Fall 2014 and will hold 4100 guests. However, Royal Caribbean is keeping all other details very sshhhh, sshhhh.

What are they going to do now?  Can they top Oasis & Allure of the Seas?  Do they want to?  No matter what they do, they will clearly continue to teach NCL a lesson on how to build ships!  ;-0

So here are the current rumors:

  • A split superstructure with neighborhoods that were big hits on Oasis and Allure of the Seas
  • Different cabin layout
  • Ship capable of being used worldwide, especially in the Mediterranean
  • Central Park area with retractable glass roof
  • Use of green tech onboard, such as solar panels
  • Perhaps similar to Celebrity Solstice class of ships in design?

Here’s a possible view of the up & coming ships:

Video of Possible New Look

So stay tuned!  As more information is released, I will alert my readers, ASAP!

Just when you did not think Royal Caribbean could do any better! 

Contact me today to book your next AMAZING family vacation onboard the Allure of the Seas!

It’s back!!!  Contact me on May 18 or 19, 2010, so you don’t miss out on this great deal from Royal Caribbean!

On-Board Credits and Reduced Deposits!!  Sounds to good me!

Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas has arrived at her home port – Fort Lauderdale!!!  WOW, she is AMAZING!   Look at how many balconies she has – WOW, WOW, WOW:

Oasis of the Seas

Hopefully, next week when I am sailing on the brand new Celebrity Cruises’ Equinox out of Fort Lauderdale, I can see the Oasis in person.  Stay tuned!

This ships is off the hook!  She has a Central Park which opens up to the sky and has lush tropical groups (real live plants at sea!);  Levitating Bar that ascends & descends over 3 decks;  a Boardwalk with the first ever Carousel at Sea;  High diving water shows at the Aqua Theater;  Zip Lining (on a cruiseship?  CRAZY, but exciting all at the same time) and much, much more!!!

Check her out at http://www.oasisoftheseas.com/index.php