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The cruise line’s unique North Star attraction has broken the record for being the “Highest Viewing Deck on a Cruise Ship”

London, UK, 1st December, 2016Royal Caribbean has today announced that it has made it into the Guinness Book of World Records with its unique North Star attraction aboard the cruise line’s Quantum-class ships.

The North Star is a one-of-a-kind exclusive experience that takes guests on an exhilarating journey high above the sea. This glass observation capsule gently rises more than 300 feet in the air and rotates upwards and over the sides of the ship to provide the most breathtaking, 360-degree views imaginable. These views helped the North Star break the record for “Highest Viewing Deck on a Cruise Ship.”

The three Quantum class ships – Quantum of the Seas, Ovation of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas offer world-class holiday experiences to international guests. Quantum of the Seas is homeported in Beijing (Tianjin) and starting next week, Ovation of the Seas will be homeported in Sydney for the southern hemisphere summer. Anthem of the Seas is currently sailing from Cape Liberty Cruise Port in New York Harbor to Bermuda, The Bahamas and the Caribbean.

Here are five famous views guests can see from the top of the North Star, while sailing on extraordinary itineraries available onboard Quantum-class ships: 

  • Statue of Liberty – Let the iconic Statue of Liberty usher you into The Big Apple, onboard Anthem of the Seas.
  • Paradise Island – The idyllic Paradise Island provides the most tranquil of views as you make your way into Nassau Port in the Bahamas, onboard Anthem of the Seas.
  • Milford Sound – From Milford Sound Cruise Port onboard Ovation of the Seas, you can immerse yourself in New Zealand’s dramatic landscape and take in the majestic Milford Sound fiord.
  • Hong Kong Skyline – Glimpse the best of Hong Kong’s captivating skyscrapers from the ultra-modern Kai Tak cruise terminal, onboard Quantum of the Seas.
  • Sydney Opera House, Australia – Witness the Sydney Opera House and stunning Sydney Harbour Bridge as Ovation of the Seas glides into the port.

First introduced in 2014, the Quantum-class ships boldly redefined the industry with unprecedented innovations in design, thrilling activities, game-changing technology, multidimensional entertainment and a robust variety of dining opportunities that create the ultimate, contemporary cruising experience found only on Royal Caribbean.

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About Royal Caribbean International: 

At Royal Caribbean International, our aim is to take the ordinary and make it extraordinary. We are the pioneers of many firsts at sea, offering a playground of incredible experiences on 25 of the world’s most innovative and spectacular ships, visiting over 250 destinations around the world.

We are revolutionising the cruise industry to make every holiday one to remember. Whether that’s wowing guests with our robotic bartenders, thrilling them with a ten storey slide or mesmorising them with breath-taking destinations, we want to open their eyes to a new way to travel.

Even better, UK consumers and travel agents think we’re doing great things too… in 2016, Royal Caribbean has been awarded "Best Cruise Company" in the inaugural Sun Travel Awards, "Best Cruise Line for Entertainment", "Best Cruise Line for Suites" and "Best Cruise Line for Families" in the Cruise Critic UK Editor's Picks, "Ocean Cruise Line of the Year" for the second year running at the TTG Awards, "Best New Ship", "Best for Onboard Entertainment" and "Best for Onboard Activities" in the Cruise International Awards, "Star Family Cruise Line" in the Travel Bulletin Star Awards, "Best Cruise Line" in the Guardian and Observer Travel Awards, "Best Cruise Line for Entertainment" Best Cruise Line for Families", "Best Cruise Line for the Caribbean", "Best Overall Cruise Line" and "Best Luxury Cruise Line" in the CLIA Cool Cruises Awards, "Loyalty Programme of the Year" in the Loyalty Magazine Awards, "Best Mainstream Cruise Company" ten years in a row at the Travel Weekly Globes, and “Cruise Line of the Year”, “Best Family Cruise Line” and “Best Digital or Web-based Platform (Club Royal)” in the inaugural WAVE Awards.

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