Icon of the Seas – Introduction & Big Reveals

Icon of the Seas

Royal Caribbean has finally revealed their newest and largest cruise ship, Icon of the Seas, and the best word to describe it is INCREDIBLE. At 250,800 gross tons, Icon will not only be the largest cruise ship in the world, but cement Royal Caribbean’s position offering the biggest and certainly some of the most innovative ships at sea.   Icon of the Seas will carry forward many features first introduced on Oasis Class ships, including 8 Neighborhoods, but significant design evolutions make all of the spaces feel completely new. Royal…

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Top New Cruise Ships Launching in 2022

It’s time for the annual TalkingCruise guide to The Top New Cruise Ships in 2022. This year we’re highlighting our Top 10 picks of the latest and greatest.   The 2022 lineup of new ship builds will offer tons of variety in design, purpose and features and we’re certain you’ll find at least one that you can’t wait to board. Delayed Cruise Ships from 2021 Valiant Lady Virgin Voyages Launching: March 2022 Ship Class: 2nd Lady Ship Home-Port: Barcelona, Spain: Miami, Florida Size: 110,000 Gross Tons Guests/Crew: 2,770 Guests (double),…

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Norwegian Viva – Cruise Ship Preview (2023)

Norwegian Viva

With the first ship of Norwegian Cruise Line’s new Prima class being readied for launch in 2022, a second, Norwegian Viva, has been announced, that captures most of the essence of her sister, including all of the newly designed elements specific to this class. While smaller than the most recent Breakaway and Breakaway Plus ship classes, Prima class ships are all about the wide-open spaces.   Ocean Boulevard Ocean Boulevard, located on Deck 8, features the Oceanwalk glass bridge, swim to the horizon in one of two infinity pools and…

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Disney Castaway Cay – Must Do Experience Highlights

Castaway Cay

Disney Cruise Line’s Castaway Cay is a highlight exclusively for guests on Disney’s Bahamas & Caribbean itineraries. Located near Great Abaco Island, this private destination was leased from the Bahamian government in 1997 and expires in 2096. While the island is 1,000 acres, Disney only utilizes around six percent for their operation. There’s no mistaking the fact you’re on a Disney island as the theming, cleanliness and friendly cast members are really an extension of what you see onboard and at Disney resorts.   In this post, we highlight the…

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Complete Guide to Royal Caribbean Fleet & Ship Classes

Of the major cruise lines, few offer a more diverse lineup of ship classes than Royal Caribbean. In fact, for the most-part, Royal Caribbean ship classes are quite distinguishable from each other. In this post, we’re highlighting class specific features and giving you the insight to choose the best ship for your next Royal Caribbean cruise.   Royal Caribbean has been a leading innovator in the cruising industry for over five decades. From 1996 through 2021, Royal Caribbean introduced a new cruise ship every year in all but six of…

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