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Freedom of the Seas performs 3 medevacs in 1 day

Posted by RCI fans on December 5, 2013 at 12:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas, has performed a medevac of 3 passengers on Tuesday. 




The emergencies, which were unrelated, forced the ship to skip a call in St. Thomas. The ship then later headed for San Juan.


The first medevac occured when Freedom of the Seas was anchored off of Royal Caribbean's private island, Coco Cay. The other two medevacs took place after sailing from Coco Cay to Nassau.


Royal Caribbean wished the affected guests "a speedy recovery."

Royal Caribbean launches new cookbook

Posted by RCI fans on April 3, 2012 at 5:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Royal Caribbean's Cupcake Cupboard restaurant that is found on its Oasis class ships, as well as some of its recently refursbished ships, has inspired a new cookbook that the cruise line has launched all about cupcake recipes as well as ice cream flavors.

 

"Cupcakes & Scoops" features recipes to bake the perfect cupcake. The cookbook costs $34.95 and can be purchased aboard Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas, Freedom of the Seas and Liberty of the Seas as well as online.

 

Included with the book is 1 apron, 1 piping bag, 3 piping tips, 25 regular cupcake liners, 25 mini cupcake liners and 12 decorative picks.

 

A $1 donation from each book sold will be benefit the cruise line’s charitable partner Make-A-Wish Foundation.

FBI investigating death on Liberty of the Seas

Posted by RCI fans on January 30, 2012 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

A 47-year old woman died on board Liberty of the Seas after she missed a step and fell down a flight of stairs.

The incident happened on Monday night. The FBI is now investigating the incident.

The Broward County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Veda Coleman Wright said their department's crime scene techs were sent to Port Everglades to investigate the death of the woman on the ship. However, since she died in international waters, Coleman Wright said the investigation will actually be in the jurisdiction of federal authorities.

Despite the investigation, Coleman Wright confirmed that they do not suspect foul play.

Royal Caribbean cancels All You Can Drink Package on Independence of the Seas

Posted by RCI fans on January 4, 2012 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Royal Caribbean has come to a conclusion not to offer its all-you-can-drink alcohol packages that are currently offered onboard Independence of the Seas when she arrives in Florida for her seasonal deployment.

In November 2012, Independence of the Seas will sail out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida for the fall and winter Caribbean sailings. While scheduled in the United States, the alcohol beverage packages will not be offered onboard. Royal Caribbean will continue to offer them when Independence is based back in Southampton after that period. They will also offer them on the transatlantic repositioning cruise from Southampton to Fort Lauderdale.

Royal Caribbean spokesman Harrison Liu discussed the decision, "As Royal Caribbean International is a global cruise brand, our ships' offerings are tailored to the markets from where they draw their guests. Independence of the Seas [from] Southampton was primarily a British product. When the ship sails in the Caribbean, the onboard offering will be adjusted to cater to a more North American and international clientele, as well as reflect the cultural norms here. The drinks package will not be expanded to additional ships yet."

The all you can drink packages start at $29 per day and are available on Independence of the Seas, Grandeur of the Seas and Legend of the Seas. All three of these ships are based outside of the United States.

Severe weather causes injuries and damage aboard Freedom of the Seas

Posted by RCI fans on October 11, 2011 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Several passengers were injured today when a Royal Caribbean cruise ship encountered severe weather as it left a Florida port.

Royal Caribbean said its Freedom of the Seas ship "experienced extreme wind and sea conditions, with wind speeds more than three times what was forecasted" as it left Port Canaveral, at 7.30pm local time.

"The combination of wind and sea conditions caused severe ship movement," the company said in a statement.

Some guests reported minor injuries, including cuts and scrapes, Royal Caribbean spokeswoman Cynthia Martinez told NewsCore. No serious injuries were reported, and no crew members were hurt.

A passenger aboard the ship told CruiseRadio.net, "It was crazy. The ship was on its side," adding there were "medical emergencies all over" and passengers were ordered to their cabins.

While the weather caused minor damage to the ship's public areas and guest cabins, the cruise line said it did not affect the vessel's seaworthiness.

"Freedom of the Seas continues on its regularly scheduled seven-night itinerary, which includes port calls to CocoCay, Bahamas; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; and Phillipburg, St. Maarten," the statement said.

The weather also forced the Carnival Sensation, which had been scheduled to leave Port Canaveral Sunday night, to delay its departure until Monday morning, (local time) according to USA Today.

In addition, the arrival of the Carnival Fascination ship at the Jacksonville Cruise Terminal was delayed by rough seas, CruiseRadio.net reported.

Read more: www.news.com.au

Ben and Jerry's 'Sweet'

Posted by RCI fans on September 27, 2011 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (3)

Story from Mikey's Cruise Blog:

This has got to be the coolest stateroom in the history of cruising, and there are only 3 in existence. Cabin #6305 on Royal Caribbean’s Freedom, Liberty, and Independence of the Seas is officially known as the “Ben & Jerry’s Sweet.” Why? Well for one it is right above the Ben & Jerry’s on the Royal Promenade, but it also has two other guests on the other side of your window…take a look yourself…

That’s right for your entire cruise you get to look at the behinds of two cows, but it’s a small price to pay for all of the extra benefits you get when booking this room, including…

•7 VISITS TO THE BEN & JERRY’S BELOW PER PERSON FOR THE ENTIRE CRUISE!

•Access to the Concierge Lounge

•Double C&A points, as it is technically a suite

•An awesome themed cabin with cows everywhere!

I think this might be the coolest cruise ship cabin out there, and when I do cruise on Royal again I will make sure to sail on one of the Freedom Class ships just so I can stay in this room!

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