Good food and entertainment on large, well-equipped ships, at reasonable prices
Royal Caribbean International. Royal Caribbean's large ships are easily recognized by their signature Viking Crown Lounge, a round panoramic observation desk, bar and nightclub set atop each ship. Royal Caribbean's award-winning "Get Out There" advertising campaign captures the essence of the adventurous experience on board and on shore. In addition to the signature rock climbing wall that is now a fixture on all Royal Caribbean ships, the Voyager-class sister ships (Voyager, Explorer, Mariner, Navigator, and Adventure of the Seas) add a huge interior promenade, ice-skating rink, and in-line skating track. Want to surf onboard? Then set sail on Freedom of the Seas, featuring the world's first surfing machine onboard a cruise ship, where you can bodyboard or stand-up surf. Royal Caribbean's on-board entertainment, generally considered to be among the best, combined with good food and well-equipped ships, makes them a great value.
Highlights. Royal Caribbean cruises include fine dining, midnight buffets, one or more casual alternative restaurants, pizza restaurant and ice cream bar (most ships), 24-hour room service, supervised Adventure Ocean programs for kids 3-17 (most ships), nightly Broadway-style shows, plus live music and comedy, the ShipShape Fitness Center, casino, pools, duty-free boutiques, and first-run movies. Royal Caribbean's shore excursions, depending on itinerary, include active options such as jet-skiing, parasailing, and swimming with wildlife like stingrays and dolphins.
Who Loves Royal Caribbean? Royal Caribbean is great for couples of any age, first-time cruisers, families and reunions, and honeymooners. It may not be a good choice if you prefer small ships.
Locations. Royal Caribbean sails year-round in the Caribbean, and also offers itineraries to Alaska, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Canada/New England, Europe, Mexico, and the Panama Canal.
Pricing. Starts at about $150 per day per person, including port charges, but excluding airfare.
More Information. http://www.rccl.com Please remember that our prices will almost always be lower than those that you see on RCCL's Web site.