Tag Archives: Marine-life

Royal Caribbean's SeaSeekers

Royal Caribbean’s #SeekDeeper

The Ultimate Immersive Experience with Royal Caribbean’s SeaSeekers

Once again Royal Caribbean have taken the latest technology and media trends to another level. Passengers are now able to enjoy the beauty of the marine life around them on the ocean floor, without even dipping a toe in the water.

Adopting the cutting-edge application of Snapchat Spectacles, Royal Caribbean’s SeaSeekers are the focus of a vibrant aquatic event being held by the cruise line that enables the viewers to explore the mysteries of the deep. This five day event was launched on the 21st of June and you can follow it on social media channels using #SeekDeeper.

Royal Caribbean’s SVP of Marketing and Chief Marketing Officer, Jim Berra said “The SeaSeekers will enable all adventure-seekers to get a front-row seat to the thrilling adventures found underwater in a way that has never been possible before. Snapchat continues to be a favorite channel for curious travellers and is the ideal platform for this first-of-its-kind undersea exploration. We are excited to find an innovative way to use the Snapchat Spectacles with our SeaSeekers mask so that we can bring the underwater experience to our guests as they visit the incredible destinations we sail to.”

Meet the Divers Behind Royal Caribbean’s SeaSeekers

Roberto Ochoa is a well known Conservationist and Marine wildlife photographer, He will be giving viewers the very rare glimpse of the annual migration of Whale Sharks as he dives into the Mexican waters of Cozumel. After which, guest will then be shown a coral reef restoration project by Marine Biologist Gabriela Nava.

To top off the incredible experience, free diver Ashleigh Baird visits the Great Blue Hole In Belize. It is believed to be the largest underwater sinkhole of its kind.

Royal Caribbean are hoping to offer this event exclusively to it’s guests and have applied for a patent for the SeaSeekers mask.

“Our event promises the participants the blood-rushing excitement as in the aquatic adventure events. We are organizing this event to raise the awareness on the underwater kingdom. We are overwhelmed with the reaction of the participants. The credit for the success of this event is completely owed to the participants who have been out patron to crown this effort of us with success. The success of this event will motivate us to conceive more such events in the forthcoming time”, stated the spokesperson.

Although this five day experience draws to a close today, we very much hope that Royal Caribbean will look at bringing more events like this to it’s guests.

Cruising With Royal Caribbean

If you are new to cruise, here are my top 10 reasons for taking a cruise.  Or have cruised before but not tried Royal Caribbean, take a look at my Allure of the Seas and Jewel of the Seas cruise reviews for insights. I love them, they are one of my favourite cruise lines. Please feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions you would like me to answer.

Guy Harvey Outpost – Rum Fish Grill

The Guy Harvey Outpost

Guy Harvey is responsible for the artwork on the hull of the Norwegian Escape, so I had to go and check out the Guy Harvey Outpost and the much talked about Rum Fish Grill restaurant.

The restaurant is probably the most interesting looking restaurant on Gulf Boulevard.

Rum Fish Grill main entrance

A Tradewinds Beach Resort

I arrived early so had plenty of time to look around and take photos.  The hotel is located behind the back of the restaurant, leading onto the beach.

Opposite the hotel entrance behind the restaurant

Everywhere you look there is more amazing artwork.  The hotel rooms from the outside looked very clean, fresh and appealing.  I would definitely like to stay here on my next visit.

Stunning artwork on the hotel walls

You can enjoy your Starbucks near the hotel reception while enjoying the beautiful artwork.

Both outside and inside the hotel lobby

Every part of the hotel reflects Guy Harvey’s passion for marine life and conservation. Even hallway to the pool and beach area is beautiful.

The ultimate place to spend Christmas on St Pete Beach

You can enjoy a drink or something to eat between cooling off in the pool.

2 pools and a lovely bar restaurant facing the beach

There is a surf simulator for hotel residents and private cabanas for hire, as well as hammocks to relax and unwind in.

Take it easy in one of these hammocks

or take in a sunset with friends at this luxurious lounge area

The kids get their own hang out

We headed back to the Rum Fish Grill as we still hadn’t seen one of the main attractions.

Joshua was fascinated by the fish and the tank

There is a viewing area for the fish tank which is outside of the restaurant.

An incredible dining experience

Rum Fish Grill

When you dine in the Rum Fish Grill, you get an ipad which not only has the menu and games for the children to play, but there is a fish identifier which is really fun and helps you to learn more about the marine life in the process.  Please note that the fish in the tank are NOT the fish on the menu.

ipad with menu, games and fish identifier

My mahi mahi fish tacos with healthy greens

I can honestly say the fish I had was so tender and tasty, it was the best fish I have ever had.

Grouper fingers and sweet potato fries from the kids menu.

The man himself, Guy Harvey, man of many talents.

There is a gift shop by the restaurant which sell all sort of things, such as clothing, artwork, homeware and this gorgeous flip flop plate.  I would have bought it, but didn’t think it would make it back in one piece.  It has given me the idea to do a transatlantic from Florida to Southampton after a big shopping spree here.

I wanted EVERYTHING in the gift shop

If you are visiting the St Pete Beach area, please go and check out this place.  This is a very popular place to eat, therefore you will require a reservation for the restaurant. This can either be done at the hotel or on Open Table.