Royal Caribbean – Cutting Edge & Incredible Cruises

 

Step aboard any Royal Caribbean International ship and a world of thrills will be waiting for you. Considered to be the most innovative and exciting in the industry, they have introduced several “firsts” never before seen at sea. This popular cruise line is always a favorite choice for families and guests of all ages, providing something fabulous for all age groups and is ideal for multigenerational cruising.

Depending on class of ship, your family will find such thrilling features as rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, and the Royal Promenade which is the main boulevard of shops, restaurants and lounges. Hang Ten on the FlowRider surf simulator and melt your cares away in cantilevered whirlpools suspended over 100 feet above the ocean.

Innovative Royal Caribbean has made a name for itself with these incredible features and more, redefining the cruise experience for today’s modern travelers. Jaw-dropping venues on some ships include thrilling top deck ziplining, the NorthStar® will take you 300 feet above the sea for incredible views, “take flight” with the RipCord® or have endless fun on the bumper cars and flying trapeze. World-class entertainment includes Broadway-style production shows, bustling casinos with favorite games, plus other activities and programs including youth programs as well as those for teens.

Adventurous cruisers, families, honeymooners and couples, will find non-stop action, as well as quiet peaceful offerings. Jam-packed with excitement, guests will also discover serene treatment-filled spas, state-of-the-art fitness centers, rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, jogging tracks and sports zones. You may choose to simply relax and people watch while listening to music poolside.

Unwind with your favorite cocktail and enjoy friendly conversation with fellow cruisers at the many chic bars and lounges throughout each ship. Exceptional culinary delights are offered onboard ranging from a Japanese restaurant, a classic steakhouse, a rustic Italian trattoria, Chef’s Table for a five-course dining extravaganza, a Brazilian grill and everything in between. A hot dog stand and Windjammer Marketplace, with foods from all over the world are just some of the casual venues with selections to please all taste buds. Delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners are served at the main dining rooms or take advantage of convenient 24/7 room service.

The crew will ensure that this will be a highlight and memorable addition to your family vacation list– you will find everything is contemporary and extraordinary with Royal Caribbean.

Choose from nearly 25 incredible cruise ships that call on nearly 300 destinations in about 80 countries. Have the time of your life as you visit favorite places or explore new ones in the Caribbean, Bermuda, Europe, Alaska, South America, Asia, Australia, Canada & New England, Australia and New Zealand.

For more information on Royal Caribbean International and our cruise deals, visit us at Cruise.com or call our cruise experts at 1-888-776-0659.

Enhance your Cruise Experience with Shore Excursions

At one time, shore excursions were limited to just a few basic offerings. Today, the ante has been raised with a myriad of thrilling options designed to appeal to a host of interests and age groups. From snorkeling in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean and thrilling helicopter “flightseeing” tours in Alaska that land on glaciers to a romantic sunset cruise in Hawaii. Zip-line over Costa Rica’s rainforest and explore ancient Mediterranean ruins, something incredible can be arranged for you wherever you are.

Participate in organized shore excursions which are typically an additional cost. You should definitely consider booking these through your Cruise.com travel agent or using our online site well in advance, as many book up quickly. The possibility remains to also reserve them onboard at the excursion desk, or online before you leave for your vacation. Keep in mind that these shore excursions and tours will guarantee that the provider is both reputable and licensed. We do not recommend debarking the ship and going off on an adventure with random shore-side providers as you may get more than you bargained for.

Excursions and tours are designed for the active cruiser, the adventurous traveler and for those preferring something not strenuous. Designations take into account the entirety of the activity and they will be categorized as easy, moderate and strenuous depending on the level of exertion involved. Information listed will also provide limitations which may include height and weight restrictions. Accessible shore excursions may be offered for those with physical challenges. We can arrange customized private excursions for groups of various sizes in select destinations.

Enhancing your cruise vacation with shore excursions adds enjoyment and insight into the destinations you are visiting. History-buffs, nature-lovers, foodies, water-sports enthusiasts, athletes, shoppers, animal-lovers and many others, are guaranteed to find multiple options to satiate their specific interests.

Imagine an incredible gourmet dinner in a romantic castle – a dream come true for foodies. Wine enthusiasts will feel like they have reached nirvana on a wine-tasting excursion in the legendary Burgundy region. Culinary shore excursions may also include savoring meals at local restaurants or even in a private home, where they can taste regional cuisine. Take a personalized bread-making class in Portugal, make homemade pasta in Italy and strudel in Vienna.

Families can share experiences such as escorted beach excursions with snorkeling expeditions, dolphin-watching plus many others that are equally family oriented and will create cherished memories.

River cruises also feature a bevy of options, such as “behind the scenes” insights and opportunities including cultural and historic selections. Get an up-close and personal experience as you visit such places as Highclere Castle, the setting for the TV series Downton Abbey or Xi’an for exclusive entry to see the Terracotta Army. Private tours may also be arranged for you on a diverse variety of topics.

These are just a sampling of the diverse and fabulous opportunities waiting for you. Complement your cruise vacation with many exciting shore excursions. Along the way you’ll even make new friends through shared interests with fellow shipmates.

For more information on Shore Excursions, Tour Deals and our cruise deals, visit us at Cruise.com or call our cruise experts at 1-888-776-0659.

 

Holiday Cruises — Celebrate at Sea!

Take your entire family along on a festive holiday cruise this year for a relaxed and hassle-free vacation, where everything is done for you. Celebrate alongside your favorite people without having to cook, clean, entertain or host. These fun and affordable sailings provide an ideal venue for a multi-generational vacation or reunion with no fuss, no muss – just lots of fun.

Unwind and be pampered as you travel in comfort to beautiful destinations. Savor delicious cuisine at your choice of restaurants, get a fabulous massage at the spa, enjoy thrilling entertainment and retreat to spacious comfortable accommodations. Many suites even offer butler service.

After a hectic year, here is your chance to spend quality time with loved ones on beautifully adorned ships, with sparkling lights, decorated trees, garlands and more. Special dinners prepared by world-class chefs and special festivities allow you to enjoy the holidays in a delightful ambiance you will remember for years to come. Whether you are on a Thanksgiving, Christmas and/or New Year’s cruise, unforgettable experiences will be offered, such as snowfall in the atrium, sing-along with carolers, a magical tree-lighting ceremony and elegant formal balls on some ships. Gather the family for Hanukkah to light a menorah for each of the eight nights. Savor traditional and mouthwatering potato latkes (pancakes) and sing holiday songs.

Excitement is everywhere for children, especially when Santa arrives to deliver gifts. Parades, holiday-themed parties and food will also make this an unforgettable vacation experience for them.

What better way to see Europe than with friends and family on a Christmas market river cruise on such storied waterways as the Danube, Rhine and Seine rivers as you journey to charming destinations and visit world-famous markets. Enjoy special holiday dinners on beautifully decorated luxury river ships and enjoy such experiences as music recitals, cocktails parties and local celebrations.

Ring in the New Year with your group for the best New Year’s Eve party you have attended while enjoying a special dinner followed by a countdown, balloon drop and champagne toast. Some lines also feature formal New Year’s Balls. What a way to start the New Year! And no driving necessary!

Start a new family tradition as you celebrate the holidays at sea. Whether you are sailing in the tropical Caribbean or in Europe, you will want to repeat this exciting adventure every year!  All the joy and festivities and none of the work await as you spend quality time with family and friends on a delightful cruise ship. This is what the holidays are all about.

For more information and cruise deals on Holiday Cruises, visit us at Cruise.com or contact one of our cruise experts at 1-888-776-0659.

Royal Caribbean’s “Total Eclipse Cruise”

Highlights

  • Eclipse viewing party
  • Live concert
  • Enrichment lectures
  • Interactive science fun for kids
  • Fabulous onboard amenities

Thrill-seekers, armchair astronomers and travelers looking for that unique once-in-a-lifetime experience, will find just that on Royal Caribbean International’s “Total Eclipse Cruise”. Guests will sail on the 5,400-guest Oasis of the Seas, one of the world’s largest and most exciting cruise ships. Bring the whole family along for an informative and fun vacation.

Be among the privileged few to be part of this incredible event — the first of its kind in this part of the world in nearly a century! The exclusive seven-night cruise will feature special celebrations, eclipse-themed events, dance parties, interactive science fun for kids, trivia games, enrichment lectures and a live concert by a major headliner, yet to be announced. Themed cocktail parties will even have drinks boasting such names as Cosmic Cosmo, Moon Pie and Planetary Punch.

The seven-night Eastern Caribbean total solar eclipse sailing, departs from Port Canaveral, Florida on August 20, 2017. Guests will be provided the optimal spot at sea to witness the rare phenomenon of a total solar eclipse — when the sun is entirely covered by the moon — the following day off the Florida coast. The cruise will then visit the beautiful ports of Phillipsburg, St. Maarten, Charlotte Amalie in St. Thomas, USVI and Nassau, Bahamas.

Cosmic cruisers will have the perfect vantage point – the best seat in the house – onboard the ship along with the added benefit of enjoying the seemingly endless amenities on the fun-filled Oasis of the Seas. This exciting ship boasts seven diverse “neighborhoods,” fabulous dining at a wide array of restaurants, including 150 Central Park by award-winning chef Michael Schwartz; lots of chic bars and lounges, a Boardwalk, spacious accommodations and more. Thrills include two FlowRider surf simulators, 43-foot high rock-climbing walls, an ice-skating rink and a zip line nine decks high that will take you a breathtaking 82 feet across the open-air atrium. Fabulous entertainment at the huge AquaTheater includes high-diving acrobatic performances while in the theater you’ll love the Broadway hit musical CATS. Unwind by your choice of pools including the adults-only Solarium and indulge in therapeutic treatments or classes at the full-service VitalitySM Spa.  Younger family members will love their time spent socializing, making new friends and participating in a host of adventures in the youth program and teen activities.

Additionally, seven other Royal Caribbean cruise ships will also be in the Caribbean at the time of the eclipse, offering partial views of the celestial event. They are Allure of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas, Empress of the Seas, Enchantment of the Seas, Grandeur of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas and Majesty of the Seas.

Celebrate this incredible stellar phenomenon and be part of history on this exciting Royal Caribbean cruise for a monumental event. Create unforgettable family memories of this special occasion that you will cherish and share for years to come.

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For more information on Royal Caribbean International, Oasis of the Seas, the Total Eclipse Cruise and our cruise deals, visit us at Cruise.com or call our cruise experts at 1-888-776-0659.

Cruises in the Southern Caribbean

Southern Caribbean cruises offer amazing locales from the French West Indies to the astounding beaches of St. Lucia, Grenada and Dominica. Most major cruise lines like Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Celebrity and others visit these unforgettable locations throughout the summer period when these islands are full of sun, tourists and the locals that call these places home. While the pristine beaches are the most magnetic attractions of the Caribbean, there’s much more to see than sand and seas. Cruise.com offers a wide variety of cruises, itineraries and excursions to the Southern Caribbean destination of your dreams.

French West Indies: The French West Indies, as the name suggest, have a truly French feel to them in both the population of locals and the architecture. The four main ports, St. Barts, Martinique, Guadeloupe and St. Maarten are the destinations you’re most likely to see on your itinerary. The attitude and ambiance of the French West Indies is about as relaxed as you can ask for which truly brings that island vacation of your dreams to life. There can be language barrier issues for those who don’t speak French that travel further away from tourist areas but locals are known be friendly and helpful to visitors.

St. Lucia: St Lucia’s Port Castries is home to the St Lucia cruise terminal and some of the best duty free shopping on the planet. Many cruise travelers find great treasures in the various shops that line the port. Take in the breathtaking view of the mountains which back up to beaches made famous on both the small and big screen. A large portion of the island is made up of rainforest and excursions to these areas are very popular. There’s even a famous ‘drive in’ volcano that has become a hotspot for tourists looking for a photo-rich experience.

Grenada: The white sands of Grand Anse Beach are one of the main draws of Grenada. Those who have visited Grand Anse end up comparing every other beach to that great spot in Grenada. Though less frequented by the major cruise lines than St. Lucia, Grenada has become a place on many cruise traveler’s wish lists. Foodies should not pass up a trip to St. George’s Market for local spices and cuisine that really help you get a feel for this great island. 

Dominica: Dominica boasts some 300 square miles of beaches, rain forests and villages for you to explore. Animal lovers will appreciate the island’s wide variety of species and birds. One of the most popular excursions is whale-watching which can provide you with a story you won’t soon forget. The weather varies greatly on the island, dropping in the mountains and peaking at the world famous Dominican beaches that you’ll surely want to visit for scuba fun, snorkeling or just taking in the slow, relaxed vibe of this great destination.

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