Guests enjoy savings when combining one of three Royal Caribbean ships with a Universal Orlando Resort stay

MIAMI, August 22, 2011 – Royal Caribbean International and Universal Orlando Resort are now offering the successful Royal Caribbean and Universal Orlando package from both the east and west coasts of Florida. With the addition of Jewel of the Seas, which begins homeporting seasonally in Tampa starting November 2011, the two innovative companies are providing families with more options to combine the best of land and sea into one amazing vacation while enjoying unparalleled savings. Guests booking the package will experience award winning attractions at both Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, spectacularly themed on-site hotels and a nighttime entertainment complex. Guests choosing to stay at one of Universal’s three on-site hotels also will enjoy included Universal Express ride access to skip the regular lines at both theme parks. Bookings for the Royal Caribbean/Universal package can be made at

“Royal Caribbean’s successful relationship with Universal Orlando Resort continues to create special packages for vacationers seeking a unique and truly memorable experience and seamlessly combines the best of land and sea to deliver an exciting family vacation,” said Betsy O’Rourke, senior vice president of Marketing, Royal Caribbean International. “With Jewel of the Seas sailing from her new seasonal homeport of Tampa, Royal Caribbean is delivering the Royal Advantage to guests with even more options to enjoy Universal Orlando’s thrilling attractions and three of the world’s most innovative cruise ships.”

The land and sea vacation packages combine a three- or four-night stay at Universal Orlando Resort with a three- or four-night Bahamas cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s Monarch of the Seas, a four- or five-night Western Caribbean cruise aboard Jewel of the Seas, or a seven-night Eastern or Western Caribbean cruise aboard Freedom of the Seas. The package includes hotel and shipboard accommodations, multi-day passes to Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, complimentary admission to select live entertainment venues at Universal CityWalk and ground transfers between airport, hotel, theme parks and the ship at port.

            Home to two world-class theme parks, a nighttime entertainment complex and three magnificently themed on-site hotels, Universal Orlando Resort is a one-of-a-kind family vacation destination that brings entertainment blockbusters to life.  At Universal Studios, guests can jump into the action with award-winning attractions based on some of pop culture’s best-known movies and TV shows, such as The Simpsons Ride, Shrek 4-D, Revenge of the Mummy and the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster. Next door, Universal’s Islands of Adventure features the most cutting-edge rides and attractions on five uniquely themed islands – Marvel Super Hero Island, Toon Lagoon, Jurassic Park, The Lost Continent and Seuss Landing.

For the cruise portion of the vacation, guests will enjoy spectacular Broadway-style musical revues and entertainment; exciting Vegas-style gaming in Casino Royale; and rejuvenating and invigorating rituals in the onboard Day Spa. Younger guests can hang out with their peers in the cruise line’s award-winning Adventure Ocean youth program, where teens have their own dedicated space. New features in the complimentary onboard youth program, such as extended hours in the Adventure Ocean and teen spaces and pre-cruise ordering of baby supplies, will help provide a stress-free experience for parents. Throughout their stay aboard every Royal Caribbean ship, all guests receive the cruise line’s signature friendly and engaging Gold Anchor Service from staff and crew.

The ultimate way to experience Universal Orlando Resort is by staying at one of three themed, AAA Four Diamond Award-winning on-site hotels: Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort and Hard Rock Hotel. On-site hotel guests enjoy a variety of special theme park privileges, including complimentary water taxis providing quick and convenient access to Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal CityWalk. Additional Orlando area hotels located within minutes of Universal Orlando are also available.

For more information or to book a Royal Caribbean and Universal Orlando Resort vacation and enjoy savings from the combined rates of the individual land and sea experiences, call a travel agent, visit, or call 877-202-5090.

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About Universal Orlando Resort

There are many ways to enjoy your Orlando vacation – but there is only one Universal Orlando Resort. It is a completely separate destination featuring two theme parks, three magnificently themed on-site hotels and a nighttime entertainment complex. It’s the only Orlando destination where you are not just entertained – you are part of the most exhilarating entertainment ever created. You can soar above Hogwarts with Harry Potter, swing above the streets with Spider-Man, battle aliens alongside Agent J, and help Shrek save Princess Fiona in Shrek 4-D. You can be courageous, be outrageous – and be extraordinary.  More information is available at

About Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean International is a global cruise brand with 22 ships currently in service. The line also offers unique cruise tour land packages in Alaska, Canada, Dubai, Europe, and Australia and New Zealand. For additional information or to make reservations, call your travel agent, visit or call (800) ROYAL-CARIBBEAN. Travel professionals should go to or call (800) 327-2056.

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