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Royal Caribbean's cruise ships are the most innovative and exciting in the travel industry. From rock-climbing walls on every ship, to elegant dining rooms and relaxing spas, your experience onboard is nothing short of incredible. And the service you get will be just as amazing.
Your happiness is the biggest priority, and Royal Caribbean will do everything to make sure you get the most out of your cruise vacation. Sailing with your family, or gathering a few friends together for a reunion? Planning to say, "I do"? Or "I'd do it all over again"? Royal Caribbean have programs and packages that will make any occasion special.
Even before you reach your destination, you're going to be amazed at what you see - your cruise ship. Royal Caribbean's cruise ships are the most innovative and exciting in the travel industry.
It's like every day's your birthday when you sail with Royal Caribbean. Royal Caribbean cater to your every whim so you're completely free to adventure on. How will Royal Caribbean make sure every second of your cruise vacation is everything you hoped for? With there Gold Anchor Service. You'll have one of the friendliest crews on water ready to show you the time of your life.
After a day of exploring the world, its exotic cuisine and interesting cultures, there's nothing better than returning to the comfort of your private stateroom. They have designed every one of there staterooms to be a comfortable, relaxing place for you to rest after your adventures. The staterooms vary by ship, but every room offers a television, telephone, en-suite facilities, shower, vanity area and even a hairdryer.
Suites offer more room, comfort and luxury. Most come with a private balcony and all include standard features. Some suites even include complimentary concierge service, which includes access to a private lounge as well as personalised service to help with making reservations or other arrangements. Suites are a great way to travel in style and give your family more space, while keeping everyone together. Royal Family Suite can accommodate up to eight people.
Imagine opening your balcony door to see a new and breathtaking part of the world each morning. A stateroom with a balcony is a great way to make your cruise adventure even more memorable and truly take in your destination.
Ocean View Stateroom
Spend the day exploring the world, then come back to your room and don't miss a thing. Take in the spectacular sights and enjoy the beautiful ocean view from the window in your stateroom. All Ocean View Staterooms have two twin beds, which can convert into a queen size double bed, vanity area and en-suite facilities.
Relax in all the comfort of the interior staterooms. These well appointed rooms are excellent value. For an interior room with a view, there are our Promenade staterooms, available on all Voyager Family ships. They offer all the features of a standard stateroom, plus a bowed window overlooking the Royal Promenade.
Whether you want to scale the heights of the rock climbing wall, enjoy a round on the miniature golf course, slip some blades on and take a spin on the world's first ever ice rink at sea, or simply relax and soak up the sun - with Royal Caribbean the time is yours to do as you please.
Perhaps you'll indulge in a little shopping along the fabulous Royal Promenade. Or on the other hand, if your idea of physical exertion is simply turning the next page of your favourite book, our Solarium is the perfect place to relax and unwind.
Choose to enjoy a drink by the pool, slip into a relaxing whirlpool, take a leisurely stroll around the deck or discover the rejuvenating pleasures of a relaxing massage, a soothing spa or a seaweed wrap in the largest sea-based health and fitness centre - the magnificent ShipShape® Centre.
With so much choice, you'll find deciding what to do can be an activity in itself.
For kids, there can be no greater adventure than sailing the high seas. And to make it even more special, they created an Adventure Ocean® Youth Programme, specifically designed to entertain children from 6 months to 17 years with an exciting range of fun and educational supervised activities. There's even the added excitement of Adventure Beach - an area especially for families to enjoy together, with a swimming pool and water slide, it's loads of fun!
Adventure Ocean® is specially designed to blend educational activities with just plain fun. Every cruise is different. But one thing never changes: your child will get to learn about local customs, do cool science experiments, and make great new friends.
Family holidays will never be the same again. With Adventure Ocean®, you can do activities as a family, plus parents get some free time to themselves - and children get some time to have their kind of fun. That includes special children-only meals, a TV station with channels just for children, lots of great play areas and even a nightclub for teens. Royal Caribbean cruises are designed to bring families closer together and for everyone to have the time of their life!
To participate in group activities, children must be potty-trained. No pull-ups or nappies, please.
Who is it for?
Adventure Ocean® is a free programme, open to all guests aged 6 months - 17 years. Children are cared for by age: 6 - 18 months, 18 - 36 months, 3 to 5; 6 to 8; 9 to 11; 12 to 14; and 15 to 17 years. If your child wants to join a different age group, they must participate in one day-activity session and one night-activity session with their proper age group first. The Adventure Ocean® Manager and youth staff will then make the decision based on their maturity level.
The People Behind the Programme
Each Adventure Ocean® staff member holds a college degree in education, recreation or a related field, from an accredited college or university, or has qualified equivalent experience in working with children aged 6 months - 17 years.
All are fully trained and certified in children's first aid and have an extensive background in working with groups of children. So relax as your children are in safe hands.
Eat, Drink and Be Merry
For our youngest guests, they offer a children's menu featuring all their favourites: pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, peanut butter, and macaroni cheese. Kids have their own drinks programmes too. The Unlimited Soda Package lets them purchase a fountain soda/juice package so they can enjoy as many fountain sodas and juices as they want.
On selected nights, the youth staff host dinners in our specialty restaurants. It's a great opportunity for children to eat with other kids and for parents to enjoy a meal alone.
Adventure Ocean® Coupons
All children who participate in Adventure Ocean® will have the opportunity to earn up to three Adventure Ocean® coupons a day by attending the activities. At the end of the cruise, they can trade them in for really cool prizes.
The idea of Adventure Family is for children and their parents to get together and participate in fun onboard activities like ice-skating and karaoke, as well as beach games that are played shore side. It's a great way for the entire family to have fun.
Time for Mum and Dad
As a holiday for the whole family, Royal Caribbean also provides quiet time for mum and dad. That can be during the day, while the children are at their own Adventure Ocean® Programme, or at night, while the children are with babysitters.
For older children, they offer group sitting in the Late Night Party Zone. The service is offered from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. in our youth facilities and children must be at least three years of age. The rate is $5 USD an hour per child.
For younger children, they also offer individual sitting in your stateroom from 8 a.m until 2 a.m. Children must be at least one year old. Rates are generally between $8 and $10 USD an hour, depending on the number of children in your family. Payments must be made in cash. They require 24 hours advance notice and the guests can confirm the service with Guest Relations upon boarding.
On Board Experience
From sunrise to sunset and around every corner, there's something exciting for you to do on a Royal Caribbean holiday. On board, try the rock-climbing wall, or how about a workout or a relaxing massage?
Better yet, try your luck in the casino, attend an art auction, or dance the night away in a nightclub. There are even supervised activities for kids. And on land, they offer shore excursions for everything from glacier trekking in Alaska to wine tasting in Tuscany. Best of all, every experience is delivered with there unique GOLD Anchor service.
From the tinkling steel-pan sounds of the calypso band that entertain you around the pool, to the lights, costumes and make-up, and the show-stopping numbers in our fabulous West-End style productions, there's a fantastic variety of entertainment for you to enjoy throughout the day and late into the night.
Take in a show, catch up on the latest movies, chill out with some cool jazz or thrill to one of the incredible ice spectaculars. Whatever you choose to enjoy you'll discover an amazing entertainment experience on board.
There's also a host of superb bars and venues to suit your every mood and occasion - from celebrating with a glass of bubbly in the Champagne Bar to sipping a cocktail in the Viking Crown Lounge.
Perhaps you prefer to chance your luck in the Casino Royale. Try your hand at Blackjack or Stud Poker, have a roll of the dice on the craps table or place your chips on the roulette wheel. And after the thrill of the casino, enjoy the excitement of the nightclub to dance away another magical night.
On a Royal Caribbean cruise you'll discover an incredible choice of the finest cuisine and dining options created to satisfy even the most adventurous of tastes. With over 800 waiters available to pander to your every culinary need, you can always enjoy award-winning cuisine and world-class quality of food and service.
ShipShape® healthy menus offer low fat, low cholesterol options, vegetarian menu choices, ethnic and regional specialities, as well as the more traditional cuisine and an extensive selection of wines. Refreshments are available day and night - choose from formal dining in an elegant restaurant, to open-seating dinners and alfresco dining, to fast food, afternoon teas and ice cream in the Windjammer Cafe.
Room service is available and even private dining in our speciality restaurants can be pre-booked with a simple reservation. Enjoy the perfect steak in the Chops Grille or the atmospheric surroundings of Portofino, our intimate Italian restaurant. Please note: a cover charge applies to dining in speciality restaurants.
From the moment you walk into the welcoming reception, elegantly appointed with marble, natural stone and soft wood tones, you'll discover an atmosphere of complete calm and tranquillity that wraps around you like a warm, cosy blanket.
A truly holistic approach
Prior to any treatment, one of there fully qualified members of staff will undertake an initial consultation with you to determine the specific psychological and physical areas that require the most focus, and ensure that the treatment programme you receive will be beneficial.
Total relaxation from as little as $15.00
As well as the more traditional services offered in the beauty salon, such as makeup, hairdressing, manicures and pedicures, the Spa offers a luxurious range of relaxing massage techniques and treatment programmes. From oxygenating facials, detoxifying seaweed wraps, aromatherapy and reflexology massages to exotic treatments such as Chakra Stone therapy or Rasul*. Each treatment is designed to help relieve stress, rejuvenate and energise the body and enhance your life.
*Rasul is a traditional Arabian ritual cleansing treatment that uses steam to detoxify your body. The ritual is completed with tropical rain falling from the Rasul to gently wash away the muds and tensions of the soul.
For the comfort and enjoyment of our guests, our ships are designated as non-smoking; however, we recognise that some of our guests smoke. Therefore, to provide an onboard environment that also satisfies smokers, we have designated certain areas of the ship as smoking areas.
Cigarette, cigar, e-cigarette and pipe smoking is permitted in designated outdoor areas of the starboard side of all ships; with the exception of Oasis-class ships that will allow smoking on the port side of the ships. To assist in locating areas where smoking is permitted, guests will find visible signage posted within all smoking areas and ashtrays that are provided for use. Outdoor areas near restricted areas, food venues and children's play areas and pools will not allow smoking. On Oasis class, smoking is not permitted in Central Park or the Boardwalk neighbourhoods.
Casino Royale allows smoking and has a designated area for non-smoking guests. There will be visible signage indicating the non-smoking area in the casino. There are select cruises departing from China that will not have a non-smoking area in the casino.
Onboard all interior public spaces are smoke free*. Smoking is not permitted in any dining venue, theatre, bar, lounge, hallway, lift and jogging track.
Smoking is not permitted inside any stateroom and any stateroom balcony. This applies to all stateroom categories onboard. If a guest is in violation of this stateroom policy, a cleaning fee of USD 250 will be applied to their SeaPass® account and may be subject to further action pursuant to the "Consequences Section" of the Guest Conduct Policy.
Cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco must be properly disposed of and never thrown overboard. Cigar and pipe tobacco is limited to designated outdoor areas and Cigar Bars**. You must be at least 18 years of age to purchase, possess or use tobacco onboard.
Electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes are only permitted within the designated smoking areas.
Royal Caribbean International kindly asks all guests to please observe the smoking policy. These requests are made to provide a comfortable cruise for everyone. Guest may also enquire at Guest Services for the location of the designated smoking areas onboard.
Guests who violate this smoking policy may be subject to further action pursuant to the "Consequences Section" of this Guest Conduct Policy.
Royal Caribbean updated the smoking policy in September 2013 and the above policy is in enforcement on all ships with cruises departing on or after 1 January 2014.