Royal Caribbean International-Upscale Contemporary
About Royal Caribbean International:
Royal Caribbean International boasts a fleet of the world’s largest ships. Royal Caribbean ships are resort cities at sea, offering the best variety over the top experiences for the entire family. Whether you seek an adrenaline rush or total tranquility, their ships have it all. Try rock climbing, ice skating and surfing 200 feet above the waves. Melt away land-based stress with a spa massage, build a scrapbook of memories or simply relax poolside. Royal Caribbean offers the ultimate in dining experiences and ambiance, variety and the flexibility to decide when and what you savor. From casual to sophisticated, cupcakes to canapes, sample an array of options-many of them included in the price of your cruise.
World-class performers from across the globe come together to keep you entertained morning to night. Broadway musicals, ice skating spectaculars-plus thrilling casino action, live comedy and music, bars, clubs and much more. Children will never be bored onboard with the complimentary Adventure Ocean® Youth Program. The programs are packed with totally awesome stuff for babies, teens and kids in between-like pajama nights, science experiments, scavenger hunts and theme parties. From internet service to dry cleaning to accessibility features, Royal Caribbean ships are equipped with helpful amenities to enhance your vacation. And it’s all delivered with friendly service.
Those seeking a private island experience:
Coco Cay, which features the 20,000 square-foot aqua playground Caylana’s Castle Cove, is an island designed exclusively for Caribbean and Celebrity passengers. It’s a perfect spot for water lovers, featuring a white-sand beach, wave runners and snorkeling among coral reefs with vibrant tropical fish and sunken wrecks. Perhaps the most popular activity on Coco Cay is para-sailing, where guests ascend to 400 feet and get a bird’s-eye view of the island.
The lines’ second island, Labadee, has seen recent enhancements and now features seven different “neighborhoods” (Buccaneer’s Bay, Dragon’s Plaza, Labadee Town Square, Adrenaline Beach, Columbus Cove, Nellie’s Beach and the Barefoot Beach Club) that have individualized offerings. Ride a roller coaster at Adrenaline Beach, play at the aqua park in Columbus Cove or lounge in one of 20 private cabanas at the Beach Club (an experience exclusive to guests residing in a Grand Suite or above). The private islands offer the chance to relax and have your every need catered to. They’re a memorable way to feel like a VIP on your next cruise vacation.
The ships of Royal Caribbean International Cruises:
- Adventure of the Seas (3,114 passengers)
- Allure of the Seas (5,400 passengers)
- Anthem of the Seas (4,905 passengers)
- Brilliance of the Seas (2,501 passengers)
- Empress of the Seas (2,020 passengers)
- Enchantment of the Seas (2,252 passengers)
- Explorer of the Seas (3,114 passengers)
- Freedom of the Seas (3,634 passengers)
- Grandeur of the Seas (2,446 passengers)
- Harmony of the Seas (5,479 passengers) April 2016
- Independence of the Seas (3,634 passengers)
- Jewel of the Seas (2,501 passengers)
- Liberty of the Seas (3,634 passengers)
- Majesty of the Seas (2,744 passengers)
- Mariner of the Seas (3,114 passengers)
- Navigator of the Seas (3,114 passengers)
- Oasis of the Seas (5,400 passengers)
- Odyssey of the Seas (4,200 passengers)
- Ovation of the Seas (4,180 passengers )
- Quantum of the Seas (4,180 passengers)
- Radiance of the Seas (2,501 passengers)
- Rhapsody of the Seas (2,435 passengers)
- Serenade of the Seas (2,501 passengers)
- Spectrum of the Seas (4,180 passengers)
- Symphony of the Seas (5,518 passengers)
- Vision of the Seas (2,435 passengers)
- Voyager of the Seas (3,114 passengers)
Atmosphere and experience onboard:
Active; the line includes an impressive multigenerational diversity in activities and entertainment options. The ships are clean, well-equipped and feature bright, colorful and contemporary design.
- Arabian Gulf
- Australia / New Zealand
- Canada / New England
- Pacific Northwest
- Panama Canal
- South Pacific
Travelers of all ages and budget levels that desire a non-stop, large or mega ship experience.
Policies regarding children onboard:
Children must be at least six months old as of the first day of the cruise. However, for transatlantic, transpacific, Hawaii, select South American and other selected cruises and/or CruiseTours, the infant must be at least 12 months old as of the first day of the cruise/CruiseTour. For the purposes of this policy, any cruise that has 3 or more days consecutive at sea will require infants to be 12 months old on the first day of the cruise/cruisetour.
Children’s programs are available for children 3-17. For more information on Royal Caribbean International’s Children’s programs:
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