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Cruise Traveler Magazine: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line - Everything You Need To Know About Royal Caribbean Cruise Line - How To Book Your Bahamas, Caribbean, Europe, Mexico or Alaska Cruise Vacation on a Royal Caribbean Ship and Save Money




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Royal Caribbean
Get Out There and satisfy your lust for life on a Royal Caribbean cruise. Ice-skate, rollerblade, scale a rock-climbing wall -- all on a fleet of state-of-the-art ships. Sun in an African-themed solarium. Then, swim with stingrays or go glacier-trekking onshore. Balcony suites and extensive kids' programs complete the ultimate cruise vacation.

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Royal Caribbean Highlights

Rock-climbing walls

Up to 21 restaurants, bars & lounges

Ice-skating & inline skating on some ships

Nightclubs & Vegas-style shows

Steakhouses & Asian cuisine on some ships

Fully-equipped ShipShape Fitness Center & Spa

2 private islands: CocoCay & Labadee

Adventure Ocean youth activities

Johnny Rockets & Ben & Jerry's on some ships

Minigolf or basketball on some ships

Casino with blackjack, craps, slots & more

Teen discos & hangouts on some ships
Royal Caribbean
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Royal Caribbean® - Get Out There®

List of all Royal Caribbean cruise ships with their ports of call, departure dates, cruise critic ship rating, and pricing.

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Want to go rock climbing 200 feet above the sea? How about ice skating while you're miles from land? The newest Royal Caribbean ships offer a mind-boggling array of activities and amenities, designed to keep the most land-locked traveler completely content at sea. Attend an art auction, shop for souvenirs, or go wine tasting while your kids enjoy the awesome Adventure Ocean program. And do it all at sea!

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Royal Caribbean gets rave reviews for friendly and personal service. Crewmembers keep the bar high for the entire cruise industry.

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Gold Anchor Service

Royal Caribbean gets rave reviews for friendly and personal service. Crewmembers keep the bar high for the entire cruise industry.

Energizing Shore Adventures

Where else can you scale a 30-foot rock-climbing wall at sea then venture off the ship to trek across Alaskan glaciers? Adventures for the whole family abound with Royal Caribbean.

Most Amazing, Innovative Ships

The Freedom class of ships--among the largest at sea--features a spectacular array of amenities, including a boxing ring, surf park, and ice skating rink.

It's impossible to be bored on a Royal Caribbean ship, with activities like rock climbing and ice skating in addition to great shopping, shows, bars, and discos.

Main dining rooms use traditional assigned-seat dining, but most ships offer alternative dining, as well, including Johnny Rockets diners-at-sea.

Kid's Programs
Royal Caribbean's Adventure Ocean program is open to kids 3-17, and features plenty of supervised activities. Babysitting is available, and dining rooms have kid's menus

Cruise Line Overview

Note: Onboard activities, amenities and other aspect of your cruise may have changed since this was published. Check with the cruise line's official web site for the latest available information.

The Fleet
Royal Caribbean's fleet consists of 19 ships in four classes, including the 138,000-ton, 3,114-passenger Voyager-class vessels -- some of the largest cruise ships in the world. The Voyager-class, introduced in 1999, includes the Voyager of the Seas, Adventure of the Seas, Explorer of the Seas, Mariner of the Seas, and Navigator of the Seas. Each ship features an in-line skating track, ice-skating rink, full basketball court, and Royal Promenade.

Royal Caribbean's 90,090-ton, 2,501-passenger Radiance-class vessels include the Radiance of the Seas, Brilliance of the Seas, Jewel of the Seas, and Serenade of the Seas. These sleek ships, with their mega-yacht exteriors, boast an abundance of windows, open space, all-glass elevators facing the sea, and the fleet's highest percentage of staterooms with balconies.

Sovereign- and Vision-class ships boast a bevy of onboard activities and amenities tailored to the individual tastes of each guest. The Empress of the Seas (formerly the Nordic Empress) offers passengers a classic cruise experience.

Royal Caribbean's ships sail to destinations all over the world, visiting more than 100 ports of call across the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, Alaska, Canada, New England, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Hawaii, Central America, and the Pacific Northwest.

CocoCay is Royal Caribbean's private island, featuring a variety of beaches, tropical landscapes, native crafts, and watersports. Nestled in the Bahamas, CocoCay is a truly intimate and unique paradise.

The Royal Caribbean Singers and Dancers perform exciting Broadway-style productions in the onboard theatres, and guests will love the amazing ice shows featured on Voyager-class ships.

The Las Vegas-style Casino Royale features a sea of slot machines and popular games of chance like craps and roulette. From dance classics in the nightclub to live jazz, swing, and classic rock in the bars and lounges, a variety of music and lively venues keep guests entertained.

Adventure Ocean
Parents and their children will love Royal Caribbean's Adventure Ocean program, offering a variety of supervised amusements for cruisers ages 3 to 17. Activities for children are based upon age group and include Adventure Science, Pirate Night, Adventure Art by Crayola, Wacky Olympics, talent shows, Volcanoes and Fossil Fever, and the Adventure Challenge Series. Each Adventure Ocean staff member has a four-year degree in Education from an accredited college and is certified in CPR.

Kids ages 12 to 17 have a less structured program and can come and go as they please. Teens can hang out at the Living Room, or choose from a selection of activities including pool parties, karaoke, scavenger hunts, talent shows, and sports tournaments. The teen nightclub, Fuel, is open to teens ages 15 to 17 until 2 AM.

Committed to providing the best cruise vacation experience available, Royal Caribbean International has been setting cruise industry standards and helping guests to "Get Out There" since its foundation more than a quarter of a century ago. Today, the innovative cruise line continues to offer its guests many unique amenities, including the signature rock-climbing wall available on all ships and the ice-skating rink aboard all Voyager-class vessels. Fine dining, exciting live shows, full-service spas and fitness centers, and dancing are the traditional hallmarks of the Royal Caribbean cruising experience.

ShipShape Spa & Fitness
The ShipShape Day Spa provides luxurious, pampering services designed to help the mind, body, and soul achieve total relaxation. Exotic treatments include Elemis aroma stone therapy, Swedish massage, hydralift facials, and an enriching milk bath.

The world-class ShipShape Fitness Center features state-of-the-art cardiovascular equipment, weight machines, stair steppers, and instruction provided by certified personal trainers. Yoga, kickboxing, and aerobics classes are available for passengers of all fitness levels. Pilates and group cycling are offered on select ships. After working out, guests can ease their tired muscles in the sauna, whirlpools, steam rooms, and thermal suites.

Guests can exercise on the jogging track or basketball court, go for a swim in the outdoor pool, enjoy rest and relaxation in the calm of the Solarium, scale the heights of the rock-climbing wall, play miniature golf, or perfect their swings with the help of golf simulators.

Royal Caribbean guests enjoy award-winning cuisine and food service. A wealth of dining options are available, including vegetarian meals and spa menus featuring lighter fare. The formal main dining room serves traditional five-course meals. Specialty restaurants include romantic Portofino, offering delicious Italian dishes, and Chops Grille, featuring savory steaks. Guests can enjoy a 1950s-style burger at Johnny Rockets, or choose from a selection of breakfast, lunch, and dinner favorites at the Windjammer Buffet. A midnight buffet is available to help guests satisfy late-night cravings, while room service allows guests to dine privately 24-hours a day.

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