With more than 170 destinations worldwide and an amazing array of exciting shore excursions and cruisetour options, Royal is reaching out to vacationers eager to try something new - whether it's glacier-trekking in Alaska, cave-tubing in Belize or biking through the vineyards of Dubrovnik, Croatia.
As the "Get Out There" cruise vacation alternative, Royal Caribbean ships offer itineraries, activities and amenities designed to appeal to every taste, energy level and age group giving guests the opportunity to create their own adventure. The guests seem to agree with the philosophy: Royal Caribbean's Crown & Anchor customer loyalty program recently enrolled its four millionth guest.
Theater & Shows
World-class performers from all over the globe star in awe-inspiring original shows by Royal Caribbean Productions. It could be a contemporary stage production or a Las Vegas-inspired floorshow, a headline musical act, or a fast and loose live comedy show. No matter which show is on stage, one thing's for sure-it'll leave you cheering.
Royal Caribbean Productions sets the industry standard for cruise line entertainment at sea. From Broadway-caliber performances to interactive and ice shows, talent from all over the world offers exciting onboard entertainment for guests of all ages.
Onboard parties are a great way to mix and mingle with other guests - singles, couples and families alike. The list of parties includes one to say hello, one to wave goodbye, one to meet the captain and many more.
Onboard parties include:
Captain's Welcome Reception
Sail Away Party
Dancing Under the Stars Pool Party
Family Disco Night
Itinerary-specific parties (e.g., Caribbean Night, Toga Night)
'70s, '80s Theme Party
*Available only on Freedom and Voyager class ships.
Hide your true identity at the Masquerade Ball or do like the Romans did at the Toga Party. Or be a part of the mystery theater over a delicious Italian dinner - be the first to crack the case! Themes vary from ship to ship, so you never know what you're going to get.
Theme nights include*:
Rock 'n' Roll Night
Big Band Night
Kids' Pirate Theme Night
Mystery Dinner Theater - a unique event at Portofino
*May vary by ship and itinerary.
Specialty Dining - Portofino
Sample some of the chef's new creations or have one of your favorites prepared the classic way. Either way, you won't be disappointed.
On certain nights of your cruise, join Royal Caribbean's cast of characters for a night of mystery, intrigue and lots of laughs. The professional cast will host an evening of theater where you are the detectives. Solve the crime over an exquisite multiple course dinner paired with fine wine and fun for all. There are limited spaces available for this exclusive event held once per week, so book early to reserve your night of Royal Caribbean International's, Mystery Dinner Theater.
Or, if you'd prefer a more relaxing dining adventure, Vini d'Italia is an Italian Wine Dinner Experience on certain nights. Executive Chef Marco Marrama and Corporate Executive Chef Josef Jungwirth have created an exquisite four course seasonal meal designed to perfectly complement wines from the Frescobaldi family, one of the leading wine-producers in Italy. Whether you're a wine aficionado or just eager to learn more, you'll be sure to enjoy learning all about the wine pairings in this unique culinary experience. Be sure to book early for this limited dining opportunity.
Sports Deck, FlowRider, Rock Climbing & Scuba
A full-size basketball court at sea? Why not? Available on Freedom and Voyager class ships - just don't let the ball go out of bounds. Equipment is available on the Sports Decks and all ages are welcome.
The basketball courts are so popular that for Radiance and Sovereign class ships, Royal Caribbean has put in half-courts. These courts can also be used for volleyball, and, as always, all the equipment is available on the Sports Decks.
If running fast doesn't do it, the view just might take your breath away. You'll find running tracks on every ship in Royal's fleet. The tracks are open to anyone, but proper shoes are recommended.
Want to get ready for a big match at the next port? If you're sailing on a Freedom, Voyager or Radiance class ship, Royal Caribbean has just the thing to help you work out that slice. The realistic golf simulator is a great tool for perfecting your game. And it's a whole lot of fun too. A small fee is required.
Enjoy the wind in your face as you zip around hundreds of feet above the ocean on inline skates. Protective equipment and skates for kids and adults are available for checkout daily in the Sports Deck, free of charge. This experience is available on Voyager Class ships.
The Sports Deck onboard Oasis of the Seas℠ and Allure of the Seas℠ offers a thrilling new experience-the Zip Line. Say "why not?" to your sense of adventure and enjoy another, exhilarating dimension to your cruise trip, suspended nine decks high. Guests race diagonally across an open-air atrium for a unique eagle's-eye view, as they soar from one end of the ship to the other. Brace yourself for a spine-tingling rush view that will surely top your favorite cruising memories of all time.
Only Royal Caribbean gives you the chance to surf onboard a ship. The sloped, wavelike surface of the FlowRider is perfect for beginning, intermediate and advanced surfers. And the surrounding stadium seating and bar are great for surveying wipeouts. Try it out on Freedom and Oasis class ships.
Who would ever think to put a surfing attraction onboard a ship? Well obviously, Royal Caribbean would. The FlowRider surf simulator attracts hundreds of eager surfers and oglers to the aft sports court each day. Even guests who never thought they'd try something like this are giving it a go. You don’t need lessons to try out the FlowRider surf simulator, but personal one-on-one sessions with instructors are a great way to get more time on the water so you can master the basics, perfect your form or pick up a few fun tricks.
Royal Caribbean's signature rock climbing walls are their most popular feature and are available on all Royal Caribbean cruise ships. Whether it's your first time on a rock wall or you're a seasoned climber, there are challenges for all levels of experience. All of the equipment is provided including shoes, helmets and harnesses. All you need to do is bring a pair of socks and, of course, your sense of adventure.
While rock climbing can be fun for both kids and adults, climbers must be 6 years of age or older and minors must be accompanied by an adult. Each climber must sign a waiver.
For beginners, on-on-one instruction is offered by appointment at no charge, as well as beginner climbing sessions. For those who are more experienced, there are advanced climbing sessions, speed-climbing competitions and for teens, teen tournaments.
Rock climbing is free for all guests and reservations aren't necessary.
Most of the world is covered by water. Take the PADI Scuba Diver course onboard and discover what you've been missing. This quick and easy course was designed with the vacationer in mind.
The PADI Scuba Diver program is a wonderful and exciting opportunity to explore the underwater world with the comfort and security of having an experienced PADI SeaTrek Dive Instructor beside you every step of the way. Throughout the course you'll learn the basics of diving through participation in pool dives, knowledge development sessions and two exciting dives in some of the best locations in the world. Upon completion of the short course, you will be awarded the PADI Scuba Diver certification. PADI certifications are the most recognized forms of diver education worldwide. Your certification is like your passport, allowing you beginner-level access to some of the best diving in the world. It also allows you to pursue further training in diving. You can sign up onboard.
Bars & Hot Spots
There's nothing quite like relaxing in a nautical-themed bar when you're at sea, especially if you're in the Schooner Bar, a Royal Caribbean signature bar and guest favorite. In the evening, you may find a crowd gathered around the piano singing along with any one of the talented piano players featured. Available on all ships.
Dip. Sip. Dip. Sip. How's that for relaxing? The pool bars make it easy to stay cool in the sun without having to stray too far from your deck chair. With only a few steps to both the pool and the bar, you can really maximize your lounging time and stay refreshed! Available on all ships.
Make a toast to your vacation in one of the Champagne Bars, the perfect place to raise a glass in honor of your cruise adventure. Celebrate your first night onboard, a new stamp in your passport or simply the fact that you're at sea. This quiet and elegant bar offers many different sparkling wines, champagnes, and an assortment of canapés for you to enjoy. Available on select ships.
Experience Vintages, Royal Caribbean's first-ever wine bar at sea. Together with Robert Mondavi, Beringer® Blass Wine Estates and Niebaum-Coppola, Royal Caribbean created a first-rate wine bar everyone can enjoy. The menu includes a range of options from some of the best wine-producing regions in the world - order an old favorite or find a new one with our sampling menus. Wine tastings and classes also offered. Available on select ships.
You'll think you've popped "across the pond" as you lift a pint of ale in one of the authentic English pubs. In addition to a long list of imported beers and ales, many pubs also feature live music. Stop for a pint after a busy day onshore or come by in the evening for a low-key get-together. Available on select ships.
You don't have to miss the big game just because you're at sea. Enjoy a beer and watch your favorite team at the 19th Hole. It's just like your favorite sports bar at home - only it's at sea. Available on select ships.
RISING TIDE BAR
Raise a glass as the bar begins its ascent over three decks, constantly changing the scenery as the evening's mood shifts. Drop in to the Rising Tide Bar for an innovative, dynamic and truly unforgettable nightlife experience you simply must see to believe. This experience is exclusive to the newest ships, Oasis of the Seas℠ and Allure of the Seas℠.
Located in the elegant and lively Central Park neighborhood on select ships, the Trellis Bar is the perfect place to enjoy refreshment in a foliage-filled piazza. Stop by to enjoy the tranquil daytime atmosphere and sunshine, or make plans to meet up in the evening and enjoy the buzzing excitement of socializing amidst the greenery and street performances of this innovative green space at sea.
WIPE OUT BAR
Set high above the sea in the Pool and Sports Zone neighborhood, the Wipe Out Bar is a great place to kick back day or night, whether you're recovering from a wipe out of your own or just enjoying basking in the sun with a view of the FlowRider surf simulator.
After spending the day riding the carousel or enjoying one of the other attractions along The Boardwalk, Royal Caribbean's throwback to seaside amusement parks, it's time for a break. Fortunately, you're always welcome to drop in at the Boardwalk Bar. At this casual and friendly "neighborhood" spot, it's fun to grab a stool and some cold refreshment and enjoy some prime people-watching along the Boardwalk.
VIKING CROWN LOUNGE
No Royal Caribbean cruise is complete without a stop in the signature lounge. Perched high above the sea, this glass-enclosed lounge is quite possibly the best place onboard to enjoy a cocktail and watch the sun set. After that, on Radiance class ships it turns into one of the hottest discos! On Voyager class ships, the Viking Crown Lounge is made up of many different theme areas, including a sports bar, jazz bar, card room, lounge and viewing area.
Follow the sounds of the Latin beat and you'll find yourself in Boleros, a Latin-themed club and nighttime hot spot. Cool off with one of our refreshing specialty drinks, like a mojito or caipirina. And for those who can keep up with the live Latin music, the dance floor is all yours! Available on select ships.
Meet up with friends at the teen-only lounges. The Living Room is a laid-back place you can just hang with your new friends. And Fuel is the place where the party is. Open 'til 2 a.m., you can dance, listen to music, or just hang out there. Or take it outside to a private outdoor area just for teens! Available on select ships.
OTHER THEMED LOUNGES
You'll find a variety of themed lounges on every ship in the fleet.
Freedom Class Ships
Freedom of the Seas - Cloud Nine, Pharaoh's Palace
Independence of the Seas - Cloud Nine, Pyramid Lounge
Liberty of the Seas - Cloud Nine, The Sphinx
Voyager Class Ships
Adventure of the Seas - Imperial Lounge, Connoisseur Club, Crow's Nest, Blue Moon, Cloud Nine, Seven Hearts, 19th Hole
Explorer of the Seas - Maharaja's, Crow's Nest, Dizzy's, Cloud Nine, Seven Hearts, 19th Hole, Connoisseur Club
Mariner of the Seas - Lotus Lounge, Crow's Nest, Ellington's, Cloud Nine, Seven Hearts, 19th Hole, The Living Room Teen Lounge
Navigator of the Seas - Ixtapa Lounge, Connoisseur Club, Cosmopolitan Club, Crow's Nest, Cloud Nine, Seven Hearts, 19th Hole, The Living Room Teen Lounge
Voyager of the Seas - Cleopatra's Needle, Connoisseur Club, High Notes, Crow's Nest, Cloud Nine, Seven Hearts, 19th Hole
Radiance Class Ships
Brilliance of the Seas - The Colony Club, Jakarta Lounge, Singapore Sling's
Jewel of the Seas - The Safari Club, Zanzibar Lounge, The Congo Bar
Radiance of the Seas - The Colony Club/Jakarta Lounge, Singapore Sling's
Serenade of the Seas - The Safari Club/Zanzibar Lounge, The Congo Bar
Vision Class Ships
Enchantment of the Seas - Carousel Lounge, Fascinating Rhythm Lounge, Fantaseas Teen Center
Grandeur of the Seas - South Pacific Lounge, Singin' in the Rain Lounge, Fantaseas Teen Center
Legend of the Seas - Anchors Aweigh Lounge
Rhapsody of the Seas - Shall We Dance Lounge, Moonlight Bay Lounge, Fantaseas Teen Center
Splendour of the Seas - Top Hat Lounge
Vision of the Seas – Some Enchanted Evening Lounge, Showboat Lounge, Fantaseas Teen Center
Sovereign Class Ships
Majesty of the Seas - Blue Skies Lounge, Paint Your Wagon Lounge
Monarch of the Seas - The Circuit Lounge, The Living Room Teen Lounge
Sovereign of the Seas - Finian's Rainbow Lounge, Fantaseas Teen Center
The nightclub may get started late, but once it gets going, guests are kicking up their heels until the early morning. It's a great place to make new friends, enjoy a cocktail or just listen to the latest hits played by our resident DJ. All nightclubs are open to guests over the age of 18; however, you must be 21+ to consume alcohol. Many of Royal's ships have a teen disco too, which are open to those aged 12-17. Available on all ships.
From weight machines, free weights, stationary spin bikes, stair steppers, treadmills, sauna, whirlpool, steam room, and thermal suites, you will find everything you need to stay fit. Plus a sweeping ocean view that extends for miles! Classes Include:
Aerobics in Motion
The aerobics program features dynamic, multilevel, easy-to-follow combinations set to the latest music. Suitable for all ages, this class is a must!
Shape Up/Step Up
The step program consists of dynamic, easy-to-follow moves, featuring simple transitions and cool music.
Pathway to Yoga
The yoga program brings the philosophies of yoga to life onboard our ships. Featuring familiar postures and breathing techniques, the program offers two levels of classes.
Shape Up/Pump Up
This resistance training program features exacting moves while creating a balance in postural motion. Great music and great results are guaranteed.
Wheels in Motion
Our group cycling program features profiled formats, such as endurance rides, all-terrain rides, interval rides, and mind and body journeys. You're going to sweat and you're going to love it. The Wheels in Motion program is not available on Enchantment of the Seas, Legend of the Seas, or Splendour of the Seas.
Shape Up/Firm Up
This conditioning program focuses on the abdominals, hips and thighs. Every instructor is an expert in providing activities that reach the hard-to-get places.
The aqua program features a water workout that both challenges and supports the body.
Combat in Motion
This Vitality program is a fusion of Eastern martial arts practices and Western dynamic aerobic conditioning. Set to the hottest music, this program is a blast!
Circuits in Motion
This circuit program is a dynamic fast track to fitness. Cardio and resistance work are formatted to produce great results fast.
Wake Up/Shape Up
The Walk-a-Mile program provides an eclectic mind and body combination that focuses on core abdominal strength, posture, flexibility and relaxation.
Balance in Motion
The Balance in Motion program provides a varied mind and body regimen that focuses on core abdominal strength, posture, flexibility and relaxation.
Games & Contests
Take center stage for one of the popular game shows or show off your pipes in a karaoke contest. Good on the green? Put your putt-putt on display in a mini-golf tournament!
Other Board/Card Games
Name that Lyric Game Show
Turner Classic Movies Trivia
Guest Talent Shows
Floating Golf Green
Billiards (Radiance class ships)
Baggo Bean Bag Toss
Basketball (Freedom, Voyager and Radiance class ships only)
Volleyball (Freedom, Voyager and Radiance class ships only)
Mini Golf (Splendour of the Seas, Legend of the Seas, and all Voyager and Radiance class ships)
Golf Simulator Driving (Freedom, Voyager and Radiance class ships only)
Dodge Ball (Freedom, Voyager and Radiance class ships only)
From heavenly entrees to delectable desserts—and dining options to suit a range of vacationing needs— this is fine dining that everyone can enjoy.
With My Time Dining on select ships, you can experience the fine quality, ambiance and service offered in the main dining room while enjoying flexibility in your dining options. By selecting My Time Dining, you can choose to dine in the main dining room between the hours of 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm (times vary by ship). Then once onboard your ship, you will have the convenience and flexibility to select the perfect dining time for each day of your cruise vacation.
Prepaid gratuities are required when you select My Time Dining.
If you prefer a traditional cruise dining experience with a specific, preset dining time for each day of your cruise vacation, find out about the Traditional Dining service.
Menus feature VitalityTM items, which are lower in fat, as well as vegetarian options and a selection of kids' favorite foods. Kosher meals are also available if arranged in advance. Menus change daily throughout your cruise and can vary from ship to ship. Royal Caribbean also modifies dishes seasonally to use the freshest ingredients available.
Please note the applicable dress codes each day for evening dining - casual, smart casual and formal.
All meals (including coffee, tea, water, iced tea or lemonade) in the main dining room are included in the price of your cruise. Specialty beverages, beer, wine and soda are offered at current bar menu prices.
Learn from the best at Royal Caribbean's Explorer Academy. Professional onboard staff will teach you how to dance, skate, make the perfect martini, and more, in a fun, invigorating atmosphere.
Our program offerings include:
Learn to Ice-Skate*
Learn to Salsa Dance
Learn to Swing Dance
Learn to Hip Hop Dance
Play the Keyboard
Wine Tastings and Classes
Casino and Card Game Lessons
Ice Carving Demonstration
Guest Lectures (Destination, Arts & Crafts, etc.)
Napkin Folding & Towel Folding
Fruit & Vegetable Carving
Foreign Language Classes
*Available only on Freedom and Voyager class ships.
Casino Royale℠ is a little bit of Vegas, a little bit of Monte Carlo and a lot of Royal Caribbean fun. There are games for all levels of players. There are onboard lessons for novice players and tournaments for the more advanced.
Each ship features an exciting casino, packed with eclectic artwork, all types of table games, slot machines, and much, much more. The number of tables and machines varies by ship.
Enter a tournament or try your hand at card games, roulette, craps or the slot machines.
That's why Royal Caribbean offers room service to all guests for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 24 hours a day (late night service charge applies). So go ahead and have breakfast in bed or enjoy a sweet temptation dessert on your balcony. After all, you're on vacation.
The room service menu can be found in the Cruise Services Directory in your stateroom and offers selections for all meals and light snacks. During certain hours of the day, you can also order from the main dining room menu; just ask for details when you're onboard.
Where You'll Find It
Room service is offered on every ship in the fleet.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner: 24 hours a day
All meals (including coffee, tea, water, iced tea or lemonade) delivered by room service are included in the price of your cruise (however a late night service charge applies). Specialty beverages, beer, wine and soda are offered at current bar menu prices.
Mystery Dinner Theater
The professional cast will host an evening of theater where you are the detectives. Solve the crime over an exquisite multiple course dinner paired with fine wine and fun for all. There are limited spaces available for this exclusive event held once per week, so book early to reserve your night of Royal Caribbean International's, Mystery Dinner Theater.
Dishes are modified seasonally to use the freshest ingredients available. Most of the Mystery Dinner Theater events are hosted through Portofino.
Where You'll Find It
The Mystery Dinner Theatre dining experience is featured on Radiance class ships, Voyager class ships, and Freedom class ships.
Smart casual attire is suggested - slacks for men, dresses or pantsuits for women. (No jeans, shorts, or sneakers, please.) On formal evenings, formal attire is also appropriate in the restaurant. This includes suits and ties or tuxedos for men and cocktail dresses for women.
Dinner: 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Please note: Hours may vary according to the ship and itinerary, so be sure to check your Cruise Compass and Daily Planner.
A parent or guardian must accompany guests younger than 18 years of age. Guests over the age of 13 are welcome to participate.
Reservations are recommended; please allow two hours for dining. You can reserve onboard by calling the restaurant directly or using RCTV* in your stateroom feature only available on Oasis and Allure of the Seas. Telephone numbers can be found in your stateroom. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will be charged a minimum of $10 USD.
A $49.50 per guest fee covers meal and gratuities. Specialty beverages, beer, wine and soda are offered at current bar menu prices.
Spa and Generation YSPA
Indulgence begins here. Your treatment will be choreographed by Royal Caribbean’s spa staff to ensure the most enjoyable and beneficial result.
The finest Signature Treatments will optimize your relaxation onboard, leaving you refreshed, rejuvenated and replenished. With all the luxurious spa treatments available, it can be tough deciding which to choose.
General YSPA is for teens only, dedicated to serving the younger generation ages 13 to 17. Father-son and mother-daughter massage packages offer a great opportunity for some quality time bonding.
Vitality Wellness Program
This new program offers lots of activities and options onboard and onshore to work wellness into every aspect of your cruise vacation - plus, the tools you'll need to keep the momentum going when you return home.
Starting to take a more holistic approach to wellness can be a little overwhelming. For help, check out the Vitality℠ workshops for expert advice on stress and relaxation, nutrition and weight management, and health and fitness.
Fuel up on fresh options. For a quick pick-me-up, try energy bars, protein and green tea drinks, and Tazo teas. Plus, you'll be pleased to find healthy (and tasty) Vitality choices on the dining menus, including trans fat-free foods and meals prepared with the freshest ingredients.