Planning your cruise on the Royal Caribbean app

The Royal Caribbean app opens about 4 weeks before your cruise.
The Royal Caribbean app opens about 4 weeks before your cruise.

I spend a *ton* of time planning my cruises. For me, one of the real joys of cruising is spending many months anticipating what is to come. I also LOVE to eat. I am cruising next week. We booked this cruise in November 2017, and we are sailing with friends. The Royal Caribbean app started loading information about our cruise exactly 4 weeks before embarkation. Let’s look at what this app will and will not do.

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Royal Caribbean IT Strikes Again

I love sailing Royal Caribbean from Galveston. Their ships are amazing, and the on board customer service is very good. Before you board, however, their customer service is significantly more problematic. I wrote previously about problems with my online account showing the correct balance before a previous cruise, and on this cruise different agents said different things about whether my fare was refundable. Today, Royal Caribbean IT struck again. Here’s the tale.

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Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas video review deck by deck

Dine Drink Travel cruised the Liberty of the Seas in 2017. I have already written about the grand suite, the spa, the casino, the suite lounge, and many other areas of the ship. However, a large group of us is preparing to cruise this ship again in 2019. As we prepare for that trip, I created a Youtube list to let you see the public spaces of the ship deck by deck. This should help you quickly find what you are looking for. In addition to our Liberty of the Seas video review, let me spend a couple of minutes here describing some of the highlights of the ship which I did not cover earlier. Continue reading “Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas video review deck by deck”

Changes to MLife Royal Caribbean benefits

MLife Royal Caribbean benefits. We pulled this chart on 10 May 2018 to show the benefits elite MLife members can expect to receive on Royal Caribbean.
MLife Royal Caribbean benefits. We pulled this chart on 10 May 2018 to show the benefits elite MLife members can expect to receive on Royal Caribbean.

I wrote last year that I wasn’t particularly impressed with the casino on the Liberty of the Seas. Part of that problem was that I was expecting to receive MLife points which never showed up because I failed to read the fine print. My bad. It appears, however, the MLife Royal Caribbean relationship is now more straightforward. Full details are available from MLife, and we have tried to describe some of the key points here. Continue reading “Changes to MLife Royal Caribbean benefits”

Royal Caribbean Main Dining Room Menu Pimiento

Pimiento dinner menu in the main dining room on Royal Caribbean. The note saying “Exclusive to suite guests” only applies to room service orders. This was the menu for everyone at dinner.

The Pimiento main dining room menu (MDR) on Royal Caribbean looks really good, and I was cheering for it to be great. In the end, it was fine. This post is the last in my series about MDR menus on our June/July 2017 cruise, and I was generally impressed with the high quality of the food. Sadly, this meal was just OK. Continue reading “Royal Caribbean Main Dining Room Menu Pimiento”