Royal Caribbean International is an award-winning global cruise brand with a 46-year legacy of innovation and introducing industry “firsts” never before seen at sea. The cruise line features an expansive and unmatched array of features and amenities only found on Royal Caribbean including, jaw-dropping, Broadway-style entertainment and industry-acclaimed programming that appeals to families and adventurous vacationers alike. Onboard, guests are catered to with the cruise line’s world-renowned friendly and engaging Gold Anchor Service by every staff and crew member. Royal Caribbean has been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 12 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards.
The cruise line sails 23 of the world’s most innovative cruise ships calling on more than 288 destinations in 77 countries across six continent visiting the most popular destinations in Bermuda and the Caribbean, Europe, Canada and New England, Alaska, South America, Asia, and Australia and New Zealand.
The cruise line has built its reputation on providing the most innovative cruise experiences. The line redefined cruising for the modern traveler in 1999 by first introducing onboard amenities on its Voyager-class ships, such as a rock-climbing wall, ice-skating rink, and the Royal Promenade, a main boulevard of shops, restaurants and lounges that runs the length of the ship. In 2006, the line further transformed the cruise experience with the introduction of Freedom class which features the FlowRider surf simulator, the H20 Zone aqua park and cantilevered whirlpools suspended 112 feet above the ocean.
In 2009 Royal Caribbean revolutionized the industry once again with the introduction of Oasis class. An architectural marvel at sea, Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas span 16 decks, encompass 220,000 gross registered tons (GRT), carry 5,400 guests at double occupancy, and feature 2,700 staterooms. The ships were the first ship to tout the cruise line's new neighborhood concept of seven distinct themed areas, which includes Central Park, Boardwalk, the Royal Promenade, the Pool and Sports Zone, Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center, Entertainment Place and Youth Zone.
Most recently, the line introduced the Quantum class which introduced unprecedented innovations in ship design, thrilling activities, game-changing technology, multidimensional entertainment and Dynamic Dining – a new dining concept featuring flexible dining opportunities. The Quantum class spans 18 decks, encompasses 167,800 gross registered tons, carries 4,180 guests at double occupancy and features 2,090 staterooms.
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Royal Caribbean International is part of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE, OSE: RCL) is a global cruise vacation company that owns Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur, Azamara Club Cruises and CDF Croisières de France, as well as TUI Cruises through a 50 percent joint venture. Together, these six brands operate a combined total of 43 ships with an additional six under construction contracts, and two on firm order. They operate diverse itineraries around the world that call on approximately 490 destinations on all seven continents. Additional information can be found at www.RCLcorporate.com.