Category Archives: Cruises

Add excitement to the fall

fallSurrounding yourself by nature will make for a much more enjoyable fall. To help with that, we suggest you read our article about United States national parks, which welcome more than 280 million annual visitors.

Another must-see destination is Alaska. Now you can discover its wonders on board the luxury and comfort of a Princess cruise.

Of course, if you prefer the warmth of the beach, we are also featuring Park Royal Los Cabos. Watch the video of the month to learn more.

As always, remember to visit our website, you’ll find great last minute offers.

Happy fall vacation!

MSC Cruises for members: so exciting!

You’re invited to come on board and experience the Italian cruiseline, MSC with great discounts for Royal Holiday members.

If the idea of a cruise vacation sounds alluring, we recommend trying MSC, famous around the globe for the elegance and modern features of their ships. MSC’s ships sail on exciting routes worldwide and have 24 hour entertainment and leisure options: from Broadway style shows, spa services to pamper yourself, swimming pools, jogging track, mini golf, bowling, basketball courts and tennis courts, solarium, gym, authentic Italian cafes, duty free shops, specialty restaurants with delicious food from around the world to bars, nightclubs and much, much more.

In addition, the service on board is impeccable. Friendly and knowledgeable staff are dedicated to granting all passengers’ wishes.

Whether the trip is romantic, a family vacation or one with friends, MSC has the route and cruise of your dreams. Some itineraries that you can book with your membership are: Caribbean, Cuba, Mediterranean, northern Europe and the Arab Emirates.
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Enjoy attractive discounts exclusive for Royal Holiday members

Get 5% to 20% off on added services to your cruise, purchased when making your reservation:

1. Tours (Explorer Package)

Includes a selection of three of the best excursions available on each cruise at a very attractive price. Remember that the offers have limited availability and are valid only in certain ports. Ask your Royal Holiday advisor for more information.

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2. All inclusive unlimited drinks package

Choose from a wide range of drinks, from soft drinks and fine wines to beer from top brands. Enjoy them unlimitedly, anytime, anywhere.

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3. Spa package

Available in the MSC Aurea SPA, with sumptuous beauty salon facilities, a gym with the latest technology and a team of experts: from massage therapists, pedicurists, to stylists, personal trainers and yoga instructors, all ready to help you feel pampered.

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Some services:

Wellness selection:
Balinese massage, solarium, welcome cocktail, access to the thermal area during the cruise

Wellness product kit in your cabin (for face, hair and body)

Relaxation amenities in your cabin (bathrobe and slippers included)

Access to an exclusive sun deck to enjoy the sun peacefully (available only for adults)

Free thermal suite and access to private elevator to MSC Aurea Spa

20 types of massages, 19 body treatments and facials

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You can also take advantage of discounts at restaurants, internet packages and transportation packages. Find out how from your Royal Holiday advisor.

Use your Royal Holiday membership to take the journey of your dreams on board of an MSC cruise. It will be an unforgettable experience!

Enjoy to the max the Royal at Sea program

Royal at Sea brings you unforgettable experiences on board majestic cruises to the world’s most beautiful corners. Get ready for a 24/7 floating adventure-fun journey with everything from recreational activities, nightlife, theatre, spa, casinos, art galleries,extreme sports, to aquatic parks with water slides and surf wave simulators. Enjoy all this and more with your Dream Vacations Program.

On board activities
On board activities

Taking a cruise means, among other things, tasting scrumptious buffets and a-la-carte menus serving culinary international specialties to entice your palate, day and night. Most cruises offer the All-Inclusive plan, with unlimited meals and beverages.  It’s a great vacation option for families wanting to spend time together during a holiday, or for honeymooners in search of a romantic getaway.variedad-cruceros-actividades-royal-holidayYour Premium Vacation Program membership comes with a number of holiday credits that let you choose the cruise, route, cabin, entertainment-type on board, and length of travel (3 to 11 days).

Allure of the Seas, Royal Caribbean
Allure of the Seas, Royal Caribbean

The Royal at Sea program takes you to Alaska, the Bahamas, Bermuda Islands, the Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, the Mediterranean, South America and the Mexican Riviera.

Alaska Cruise
Alaska Cruise

Remember to know your ports of landing once you select your cruise.  Whether you the adventure, shopping, nightlife, working out, extreme sports, or sunbathing type, there’s a route and a landing port with activities and adventures for you.

Your Dream Vacations Program lets you choose from over 1,000 cabins in 50 routes and 4 continents navigating on these prestigious cruise lines like Carnival, MSC Norwegian Princess and Royal Caribbean.

Mediterranean cruises
Mediterranean cruises

Find a Cruise

Don’t forget, you can reserve a Cruise whit your Holiday Credits Certificates. So, reap the benefits of your program and conquer the 7 seas!

Royal Caribbean has more for you

A cruise vacation is without a doubt an amazing experience that everyone should have the opportunity to experience at least once in life. Royal Caribbean knows this, which is why it is now offering more routes and types of cabins for Royal Holiday members.

If you want to go on a cruise, but you think it is very expensive, we have good news: Royal Caribbean offers many options at different costs that are ideal for all budgets. Want a few good examples? Take a look:

  • Bahamas: Escape on an express 3-night cruise to the Bahamas from 3,368 Holiday Credits. Set sail on August 7 from Miami aboard the Majesty of the Seas and enjoy the complete cruise experience.
  • Mediterranean. 7 nights of adventure await you aboard the Rhapsody of the Seas. Leaving from Rome on August 16, you can enjoy this adventure from 15,504 Holiday Credits.
  • Caribbean: What do 9 nights of Caribbean paradise aboard the Liberty of the Seas sound like? The price sure sounds incredible: from 5,277 Holiday Credits departing November 13, from Galveston, Texas.
  • South America: Sail 3 nights from Santos Brazil aboard the Rhapsody of the Seas from 7,598 Holiday Credits.

These and many other Royal Caribbean routes are available to travel on impressive ships like Adventure of the Seas, Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, which feature complete amenities and spectacular facilities for you to enjoy your time on board.  Also, with Gold Anchor Service, the crew will do everything possible to make your vacation unforgettable.

As if that were not enough, on board activities are plenty and varied, you will not have time to get bored even for a moment. Sign into the website, activate your certificates, book your cruise and enjoy your vacation aboard.

Cruise vacations the easy way

One of the many advantages of taking a cruise vacation is enjoying different destinations in the same trip. Starting July, Royal Caribbean offers over 20 cruise routes scheduled for departure to exotic and paradisiacal ports in the Caribbean, the Bahamas, the Mediterranean and South America. Come aboard majestic ships like The Adventure of the Seas, Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas and get ready to be amazed with the spectacular comfort and fun filled decks.

There is so much to do on board, you might forget you on a luxurious shop, if not for the heartbreaking scenery of the open sea waiting for you on the open decks.
Royal Caribbean’s top of the line ships host an amazing array of onboard experiences, ranging from climbing walls, sumptuous dining halls and relaxing Spa’s to children’s areas to keep them smiling for the duration of the trip. There’s something for the entire family.

And it gets better: enjoy exotic cuisine, fascinating culture and the most beautiful vistas with every stop at carefully selected ports, making your cruise experience an unforgettable memory to treasure for years to come.

Royal Caribbean offers the Gold Anchor Service in every cruise, ensuring personalized and friendly service from the crew to the passengers. No detail is small enough to make your trip a memorable experience. Enjoy the exclusive Gold Anchor Service, only with Royal Caribbean.

Go to royalholidaydream.com and start planning your next cruise vacation! Enjoy world class service and non-stop fun aboard top of the line ships from Royal Caribbean.

Quick and easy: Cruises online

The option of a trip by cruise provides a complete holiday, visiting several destinations in one trip. And if you book online, you will find it easy and convenient. Plus, on reservations of more than 5,000 Holiday Credits you receive 500 gift for your next holiday.

Next, we explain the steps for booking your next vacation aboard a cruise through the website very simply. Ready?

  1. Go to the Cruises section on royalholidaydream.com and look for available options. You can choose a cruise by route, duration in days, departure date, or ship.
  2. Choose the ship and route you prefer, the number of passengers who will be traveling, and select Reserve. The system will display cabin options and the cost in credits for each, as well as the all-inclusive cost. You can go to details for more information. With that, you can choose your favorite option and once again select Reserve.
  3. At this time, the lodging is reserved for a limited time. So, it is important not to take too long to complete the process. Fill out all the passenger data of those traveling on the cruise. This information is required by the cruise operator and filling it out now will save you future paperwork. Remember to have the passports of all travelers with you, as you will need the information in these documents, in addition to the personal information of every traveler. In this section you can also indicate whether you are celebrating a special occasion or if you need any care or medical equipment in particular.
  4. In the next and final step you will view the total to pay, and you can choose which card to use. Fill out the information and select  Pay. You will see a reference code and a bank authorization code. You will also be able to print the booking confirmation.

The official documentation from the cruise operator will arrive by email 30 days before the cruise departure. Keep your receipts and confirmations and get ready for an incredible journey aboard a cruise. Remember that each reservation online, gives you a 500 Holiday Credits gift for your next vacation, also in a cruise!

Before booking, it is important to note that your passport must be valid for 6 months after the cruise trip ends, and you may need special documentation depending on the laws of the country or countries you visit.

Boarding the Dream Holiday

Sailing the high seas has always meant luxury, fun and food. It’s a romantic twist on the seaside holiday and with Royal Holiday, the world is, quite literally, your oyster.

With the Dream Vacations package, you get access to all the major shipping lines and that can mean an exclusive quiet cruise to Alaska or the Caribbean – or something far more elaborate for the entire family.

All the certificates in your package can be used for a cruise. You can literally use any or all of your certificates to book any cruise, any time. Just follow these steps to book one of the cruises on the website:

1. Log onto Royalholidaydream.com and check the list of cruises. Though it can depend on the seasons of the year, Royal Holiday travelers choose from cruises to the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, Alaska and South America, among other destinations.

2. You can pick your favorite based on Holiday Credits, but be sure to check the itinerary, dates, ports-of-call and cabin styles too. The important thing is that the system will suggest the necessary certificates and show you prices as you go.

3. Booking. When you’re sure you want to go just click the reserve button. You’ll then see options for the size of cabins available, and a chance to select the certificates you’ll redeem – just like when booking a land-side vacation!

4. After selecting the certificates, you’ll need to enter the number of adults and children traveling. You’ll then be prompted to pay the activation fee and the All-Inclusive fee charged by the cruiseline.

5. Once your reservation is confirmed, you’ll get a notice by email and you can start packing! Boarding passes are sent 30 days in advance of the sail date along with a lot of other important information you’ll want to watch for.

Finally, don’t go thinking that every cruise is over-the-top expensive or out of reach. The whole point to Royal Holiday is to go and go often. Members enjoy convenient booking, planning and a world of options at their fingertips. These are just some of the places they’re going right now.

Cruise Line/Vessel Itinerary Cost in Holiday Credits
Carnival Glory 4 Nights in the Caribbean sailing from Miami, December 6, 2014. From just 5,926 Holiday Credits
MSC-Lirica 8 Nights along the coast of South America, sailing from Rio de Janeiro, December 6, 2014. From just 7,965 Holiday Credits
Carnival Breeze 6 Nights in the Caribbean sailing from Miami, December 14, 2014. From just 5,683 Holiday Credits
MSC-Poesia 7 Nights in the Caribbean sailing from San Juan, Puerto Rico, January 25, 2015 From just 7,214 Holiday Credits
Carnival Miracle 7 Nights sailing the Mexican Riviera from Los Angeles on February 14, 2015. From just 9,574 Holiday Credits

There’s a lot more information on RoyalHolidayDream.com or call Royal Holiday Member Services at 1 855 30 ROYAL.

 

Dream Vacations Members: Royal Holiday 2014 Cruise Blow-Ou

Cruise Vacations have never been easier to book, board and go.

Imagine 8 nights – sailing from New York City to the Bahamas – for just 5,582HC

Absolutely every year, the number of Royal Holiday travelers opting for a cruise vacation continues to grow.

Every year there are more options, new ports-of-call and features on some of the greatest ships the world has ever seen.

The Norwegian Breakaway is sailing from New York City, regularly. You can also book the Norwegian Epic or the Getaway and sail from Miami.

Carnival is sailing regularly from New York, too. But also from San Juan in Puerto Rico and from Port Canaveral a bit further up the Florida Coast. You can even sail Carnival from Galveston, Texas or Seattle Washington.

Summer Cruises to Alaska aboard Princess Cruises – they’re all wide open!

Where are we going anyway?

Now imagine sailing the Princess Coral from Anchorage to places like:

  • Hubbard Glacier
  • Glacier Bay
  • Skagway
  • Juneau
  • Ketchikan
  • and then to Vancouver, British Columbia

Remember, Royal Holiday travelers regularly head to our destinations. Well, many of them are right by the sea, but by adding in all the places you can go on a cruise ship – you’re literally multiplying your total destinations by ten-fold. (Maybe more.)

Just a few of the more popular destinations include

  • Turks & Caico
  • Grand Turk
  • Aruba
  • Jamaica
  • Haiti
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Africa
  • Russia
  • Finland
  • Alaska
  • Brazil
  • Panama
  • Chile
  • Argentina

Sail anywhere and everywhere. Make 2014 the year for your BEST Cruise Vacation Ever!

New this coming season, the Blue Man Group is performing on all kinds of Norwegian Cruises, including on the Breakaway and the Getaway. As the Cruise industry gets more competitive, absolutely every ship is pulling out the stops to give you a more breathtaking entertainment experience than the last including Broadway style shows, comedy, water parks and nightly jazz, rock and nightclubs for dancing.

Don’t forget the food. It’s another area where Cruise Lines have been forced – by customer demand – to clean up their acts! Today’s cruise lines offer gourmet options, fantastic laid back restaurants, formal dining rooms for when you’re feeling like something special – and a whole lot more.

We regularly feature some of the finest here, but ask our Cruise Team about which Cruises are best for your own dietary needs – or your sense of adventure.

We also regularly advise Royal Holiday cruisers interested in:

  • Cruises for seniors
  • Cruises for families with kids
  • Multi-generational cruises
  • Cruises for special interests, lifestyles or excursions.

 

Need more information? Just call membership services. The Cruise Team is always happy to help you research cruises, learn about itineraries, ports-of-call and onboard attractions.