* It's Not the Sea Calling - It's Your Mom
Ring. Ring. It won't be your shellphone ringing when you hear your ringtone aboard Norwegian Epic. It could be a call from your friends on the ship wanting to see if you can meet them for a drink, or it could be a text message from your kids explaining why they can't get back to the cabin in time for curfew.
Allin Interactive has partnered with Norwegian Cruise Line to develop the free iConcierge app for many smart phones that will allow you to interact with the ship's guest information and service systems during your cruise. It will also let you call and text other passengers on the system during your cruise for one low price.
* It's Getting Crowded in Britain
For the first time, Royal Caribbean International will be homeporting a second ship in the UK for 2013 summer season. The 3,114-passenger Adventure of the Seas will begin sailing from Southampton in May 2013 alongside the 3,634-passenger Independence of the Seas which will return for its fifth consecutive summer season.
* Other Things You'll Want to Know
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