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Royal Caribbean Post Roundup: October 9, 2022

I hope everyone reading this has a wonderful Sunday and enjoys this weekend with friends, family and good food too. Here’s a summary of all Royal Caribbean news from this week in one easy-to-read blog post for your convenience!

We have new Icon of the Seas ship construction photos to share this week!

We’re as curious as you are about what this new cruise ship is all about, so RoyalCaribbeanBlog has commissioned photos to be taken from the shipyard to see what’s new and different.

Not only has the bow been almost fully installed, but a number of upper deck designs are starting to take shape. You can view all of the Icon of the Seas build photos and see for yourself!

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 471st episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where Matt recaps his Allure of the Seas cruise and responds to many more emails from listeners.

Complementing last week’s episode, Matt talks about the rest of the boating and the impact of the hurricane on boating.

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

New RCB video: I tried the best hacks inside the cabin

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 — I’ve tried the best inside cabin hacks — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

Tried The Key (again) to see if it’s worth it

While on a recent 6 night cruise on Allure of the Seas, Jenna purchased The Key to see if the experience was better or different than in the past.

The key offers VIP benefits to customers who pay for it, but is it worth spending the extra money?

Royal Caribbean advertises many perks, but are they as good as they look?

Is Black Friday the best time to buy a Royal Caribbean drinks package?

A mantra I see cruise fans repeating is advising people to wait until Black Friday to buy their cruise add-ons, as they believe the best discounts are offered that week.

The problem with waiting for a sale is that you are putting a lot of risk on a potential discount that may or may not materialize.

Should we wait or book now? Here’s a look at the pros and cons of waiting for a Black Friday sale.

Allure of the Seas Guide & Review

Want to know all about Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas?

Our planning guide will give you all the important information about Allure before you board.