“Click it or Ticket.” Or, “I’ll Pay the Fine. Don’t Make me Wear a Seat Belt.”

Posted on May 18, 2015 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
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If I were a betting man I’d say I’d be writing a check to the City of Boca Raton by Friday. An alert friend of mine, who obviously has my best interests in mind, sent me a text message this morning directing me to the Boca Raton Police Department’s Facebook page where they posted information […]

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$100 Shipboard Credit for Past Quantum of the Seas Passengers from Royal Caribbean

Posted on April 17, 2015 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
Email from Royal Caribbean President & CEO Michael Bayley to past Quantum of the Seas passengers

Passengers who travelled on Royal Caribbean‘s Quantum of the Seas received an email from the cruise line’s President and CEO, Michael Bayley, yesterday offering a $100 shipboard credit per stateroom if those travellers book a cruise on Quantum‘s sister ship, Anthem of the Seas. Why? According to Bayley the line’s roll-out of Dynamic Dining on […]

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A First Look At Royal Caribbean’s Newest Cruise Ship, Anthem of the Seas

Posted on April 17, 2015 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
H2O Zone Deck 14 Pool Deck Midship Anthem of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean‘s newest Quantum-class cruise ship, Anthem of the Seas, is in Southampton, UK ready to welcome aboard her first guests.  Travel agents, the press and invited guests were lucky enough to get a sneak peek of the world’s newest – and third largest – ship before she’s officially christened on Monday, April 20, 2015. […]

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Southampton Welcomes Anthem of the Seas, Royal Caribbean’s Newest Quantum-Class Cruise Ship

Posted on April 15, 2015 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
Royal Caribbean’s newest and most technologically advanced ship Anthem of the Seas arrives in Southampton where she will be named on Tuesday. In addition to being served drinks by robot bartenders, guests will be able to drive dodgems, learn circus skills, dine in the 18 onboard restaurants and enjoy spectacular ocean views from 300ft above the sea in the North Star viewing pod.

Royal Caribbean‘s newest Quantum-class cruise ship, Anthem of the Seas, arrived in Southampton this morning to a crowd of onlookers as she pulled into the Southampton Cruise Port to prepare for her inaugural sailing. Anthem will homeport in Southampton offering Mediterranean cruises during the spring and summer season before sailing across the pond to Bayonne, […]

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Staying Healthy At Sea: Tips for Avoiding Norovirus While Cruising

Posted on April 14, 2015 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
Handwashing Sinks in the Windjammer Cafe on Quantum of the Seas

Norovirus. One word that strikes fear into cruisers. You’ve seen the stories in the news about boatloads of people becoming sick with the gastro bug that makes its way through cruise ships quicker than bed bugs in a cheap hotel. Since January, the Centers for Disease Control have listed Norovirus as the cause of 3 […]

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Celebrating #NationalBeerDay on Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas

Posted on April 7, 2015 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
Michael's Genuine Home Brew, a craft beer available on Royal Caribbean International's Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas.

It’s National Beer Day, the day to celebrate the hoppy beverage that quenches the thirst of millions every day, and during a cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Quantum-class cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas, there’s no better place to celebrate than at Michael’s Genuine Pub. The brainchild of James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz, Michael’s is the […]

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Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas Gets One Tall Passenger!

Posted on April 3, 2015 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
Anthem of the Seas' newest resident - a giraffe wearing a swimsuit and buoy. Photo credit: Royal Caribbean

The second Quantum-class cruise ship from Royal Caribbean, Anthem of the Seas, boarded one really tall passenger this morning. A giant giraffe wearing a swimsuit and a buoy was placed on the top deck of the ship with the help of a crane. No word on what this big guy or gal’s name is, but […]

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United States Coast Guard Medevacs Cruise Passenger of Holland America Line’s ms Noordam

Posted on April 2, 2015 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
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On the morning of March 29, 2015, the captain of the Holland America Line cruise ship, ms Noordam came over the ship’s intercom with a request for any passenger with type O- blood to report to the medical center as there was an ill passenger in need of a blood transfusion. About an hour later, […]

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Cruiser’s Log: Holland America Line’s ms Noordam, Day 10 – March 30, 2015

Posted on March 31, 2015 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
Holland America Line's ms Noordam

The final day onboard Holland America Line’s ms Noordam started out with a bit of excitement. As I mentioned in yesterday’s report, the captain came on the ship’s public address system looking for volunteers willing to donate O- blood to a passenger in need of a transfusion. About an hour later, he returned to make […]

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Cruiser’s Log: Holland America Line’s ms Noordam, Day 9 – March 28, 2015

Posted on March 29, 2015 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
Holland America Line's ms Noordam

We’re into the final 48 hours of this Southern Caribbean cruise on the Holland America Line ship ms Noordam. Day 9 is the first of two sea days as we make our way back to Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. During the captain’s noontime announcement, he mentioned that this would more than likely be […]

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