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Royal Caribbean Post Roundup: July 3, 2022

Happy 4th of July and Canada Day to all bloggers! Many of you are enjoying a relaxing long weekend, and I hope this week’s roundup of all Royal Caribbean news makes it even better!

When will Covid testing and vaccine requirements go away?

This is perhaps the most frequently asked question by cruise passengers and Royal Caribbean International President and CEO Michael Bayley has answered the question.

He also explained whether Royal Caribbean will add a fuel surcharge, when the Icon of the Seas is revealed, smoking in the casino and more.

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 459th episode of the Royal Caribbean blog podcast is now available, in which Matt reflects on his Covid experience on an Alaskan cruise.

Complementing last week’s podcast episode, Matt talks about his experience with Covid on a cruise ship and what he got out of it.

Feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can!

New RCB Video: What’s the best cruising advice you’ve ever received?

Are you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean blog YouTube channel? We regularly share great videos there, all about a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week we’re sharing our latest video — What’s the best cruising tip you’ve ever received? — and don’t forget to register here.

Read our live blog about the Greek Islands

A European cruise is a must-do cruise for so many people, especially a cruise to the Greek Islands.

We get a day-to-day glimpse of what it’s like to sail Rhapsody of the Seas around Greece.

Read our 7 Night Greek Islands Cruise live blog and discover all the fun you can have exploring these beautiful islands.

Royal Caribbean’s Utopia of the Seas achieves first major milestone

The next Oasis Class cruise ship is about to become a reality.

At the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, a keel laying ceremony took place for Utopia of the Seas.

Utopia of the Seas will be the first Oasis-class LNG-powered vessel when it debuts in 2024.

We Tried the New Starlink Internet on a Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

How fast is Elon Musk’s Starlink internet service? We put it to the test during a weekend sail on Freedom of the Seas.

Royal Caribbean has quietly begun testing Starlink on Freedom of the Seas, and many are curious about how much faster this internet is than traditional onboard internet service.

Over the course of 3 nights Nicole tested the ship’s wifi and the results did not disappoint.