OVER 21,000 NHS AND EMERGENCY WORKERS APPLIED FOR ROYAL CARIBBEAN’S 999 FREE CRUISES
LONDON, 5 May 2021 – Royal Caribbean International’s 999 free cruises for UK residents working in the emergency services, National Health Service (NHS), social care sector and armed forces, received over 21,000 entries. The free cruises were drawn through an independent ballot with 999 lucky winners finding out last week.
The 999 successful entrants will sail on board Anthem of the Seas on 4-night Ocean Getaways taking place in early July. From globally renowned entertainment and high-adrenaline activities to a variety of cuisines from around the world, the award-winning ship makes for the perfect high-tech playground and relaxing getaway that will consistently wow and delight from bow to stern.
For entrants that missed out on the free sailing, Royal Caribbean is offering a 20% discount to Blue Light Card holders until June 14, 2021. The discount is available on all of Anthem’s sailings from Southampton and Jewel of the Seas sailings from Cyprus, departing this summer. Guests can book through the Royal Caribbean call centre on 0344 493 2069 and will need to provide their Blue Light Card number at the time of booking.
Ben Bouldin, vice president EMEA, Royal Caribbean International said: “We have been blown away by the positive response and interest in our UK cruises and are excited to set sail again from Southampton. The interest from NHS and emergency service workers has exceeded our expectations, and we are delighted to welcome 999 members of these professions, along with their families, on board in July”
Top highlights on board Anthem include:
Anthem’ summer itineraries are open for bookings and available to UK residents above the age of 18 who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and those under the age of 18 with negative test results. For more information on Anthem’s limited series of summer cruises, visit the Royal Caribbean website.
Notes to Editors
To be eligible for the discount, UK residents must be able to show proof of an official Blue Light Card, which is available to those working in the emergency services, NHS, social care sector and armed forces.
About Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean International has been delivering innovation at sea for more than 50 years. Each successive class of ships is an architectural marvel featuring the latest technology and guest experiences for today’s adventurous traveler. The cruise line continues to revolutionize vacations with itineraries to more than 270 destinations in 72 countries on six continents, including Royal Caribbean’s private island destination in The Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay, the first in the Perfect Day Island
Collection. Royal Caribbean has also been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 18 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards.
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Royal Caribbean International is applying the recommendations of its Healthy Sail Panel of public health and scientific experts to provide a safer and healthier cruise vacation on all of its sailings. Health and safety protocols, regional travel restrictions and clearance to visit ports of call, are subject to change based on ongoing evaluation, public health standards, and government requirements. U.S. cruises and guests: For more information on the latest health and travel alerts, U.S. government travel advisories, please visit www.royalcaribbean.com/cruise-ships/itinerary-updates or consult travel advisories, warnings or recommendations relating to cruise travel on applicable government websites.