Hey everyone!  Travis here with some Tampa tourism updates.  In case you haven't heard, Royal Caribbean is upgrading its presence in Tampa for the 2011-2012 season.  Here's the scoop:

The Tampa Port Authority announced that Royal Caribbean International (RCI) will enhance its deployment season in Tampa beginning in November 2011, with the Jewel of the Seas.

Launched in 2004, the 90,000 ton Radiance Class Jewel of the Seas holds 2,500 passengers and more than 850 crew members.  At 962 feet in length, the ship will offer passengers an array of dining, entertainment and recreational opportunities. 
RCI credits the ship as having the highest percentage of outside cabins in its fleet.  Jewel of the Seas will replace Radiance of the Seas, which is scheduled for 44 sailings from Tampa for the 2010-2011 season.  Vacationers will enjoy options including two, five-night and a four-night Western Caribbean itinerary from Tampa.

This is great news!  Keep checking back here for more updates, as well as info about great things to do in Tampa Bay and other Tampa Bay area events.