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Quantum of the Seas 2 Night "Opening Cruise" Live - 1/12/20 - 3/12/20
Hi everyone! Looks like many are keen to see how the first cruise on Royal Caribbean since cruises were allowed to resume will be, so I'll put up photos and some live coverage of the trip. It's my first time, and certainly not a normal cruise, so feel free to post questions or specific things you'd like to see (like how it's different because of the restrictions, any specific parts of the ship, how Felicia is doing...).
 
Couple of key points, firstly, the stateroom is a Grand Suite (the large balcony type), so I'll be getting the Sky-class experience. Still pending on a Royal-up to a loft, but we'll see how that goes. Next, as far as dining goes, the current plan is to hit the Windjammer, CK and Chops Grille, so probably no MDR this time around, though if anyone wants to see the menus from the MDR or any other restaurant, I'll be more than happy to pop by. Lastly, though the shows are going on, I probably won't be watching any of them (not really my thing, and this cruise is a bit too short I think).
 
Lastly, if you prefer to follow along on Instagram, my travel partner will be doing updates on his channel at https://www.instagram.com/saxoftheseas/, so feel free to follow along there too!
 
Going to be heading to the port in about 3 hours time, and can't wait to head over!
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Special Event with Royal Caribbean
 
Want the scoop on the latest news in the cruise world? Tune in to this replay of Cruise Critic Live, a web series that pulls the curtain back on what's happening, right now. Up first: an exclusive interview with Royal Caribbean.
 
The 45-minute interview with two top Royal insiders – Ben Bouldin, the line's head honcho in the UK, as well as entertainment mastermind Nick Weir.
 
Special Event with Royal Caribbean
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Please Welcome Chris Prelog, President of Windstar Cruises - Check out his bio!
We're very pleased to welcome Chris Prelog to our Cruise Critic Windstar Cruises forum; we hope you'll also welcome him with open arms. 
 
From a shipboard waiter aboard Seabourn Legend to President of the small ship cruise line that now owns it as Star Legend, Chris Prelog is at home as head of Windstar Cruises. He brings more than 20 years of cruise related job experience to Windstar which he joined in 2017 as Vice President of Fleet Operations. He quickly worked his way up to Chief Operations Officer before being promoted to President in September 2020.  <br style="caret-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: -webkit-standard; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration: none;"><br style="caret-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: -webkit-standard; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration: none;">Prelog earned a bachelor’s degree from the Higher Tourism Institute in Austria and several certificates from the Florida International University in Miami in hotel management and accounting, Harvard’s Kennedy School and Cornell University. After graduation, he worked at several Austrian hotels including the Vienna Hilton before his debut as an up-and-comer in the cruise industry, starting in 1998 as an assistant maître d’ hotel aboard Seabourn Legend. <br style="caret-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: -webkit-standard; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration: none;"><br style="caret-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: -webkit-standard; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration: none;">Prelog’s work has been recognized with top awards and resounding accolades by cruise guests and industry insiders including travel agents and top travel publications. Prior to coming to Windstar Prelog was Vice President of Hotel Operations and Purchasing at Seabourn. Chris is also a member of the Culinary Institute of America’s invitation-only Society of Fellows.
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Featured Reviews of the Week (April 27, 2020)
Congratulations to:  w145, GlendaleAZ, SiestaKeyGirl, dswierk, and PearlM
 
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Featured Reviews of the Week (April 20, 2020)
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This Week's Featured Reviews of the Week: Harmony of the Seas, Celestyal Crystal, Regal Princess, Viking Ra, and Carnival Fantasy
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This Week's Featured Reviews of the Week: Nieuw Statendam, MSC Divina, Navigator of the Seas,
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These Members Won A Prize For Their Cruise Reviews! (March 19, 2020)
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This Week's Featured Reviews of the Week: Regatta, Sky Princess, Norwegian Star, Carnival Magic, and Adventure of the Seas
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Cruisin' Through the Years - Cruise Critic Community Year in Review 2019
We're so thankful for all that you share!
 
Please watch our collection of Cruise Critic Member’s best cruise vacation photos submitted  by you in member reviews,  photo journals, or member photo albums during 2019.
 
Do you see your photo?   Don't forget your photo can be featured:  Write a Review w/ Photos or Submit a Photo Gallery Album
 
Member Photo Video 19.mp4
 
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Carnival Mardi Gras - Due to Sail October 2020
Due to start cruising in October 2020
 
A collection of artist's impression
and photos from the shipyard at Turku
 
 
 
 
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