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March 19, 2017

All About Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises:
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All 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. Offering the ultimate in dining experiences and ambience, 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. Pair meals with a beverage package and enjoy up to 25% savings on your favorite drinks.

World-class performers from across the globe come together to keep you entertained morning to night. Broadway musicals, the DreamWorks Experience, 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.

Best for:
Families with or without children, active couples and singles of all ages who love the fun of large ships and diverse onboard activities and those looking for adrenaline rushes and the latest and greatest amenities at sea. If you never left the ship you would feel you had an amazing vacation.

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, however, is parasailing, 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 rollercoaster 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

You consider yourself having a great deal of knowledge about the fine arts, cuisines, or an expert judge in matters of taste.

You are looking for exceptional service, a certain level of comfort and style, unique in today's world.

If you don't wish to spend your time in waterparks on board and new experiences for your children and family

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.

Clientele:
Travelers of all ages and budget levels that desire a non-stop, large or mega ship experience.

Policies regarding children onboard:
Infants sailing on a cruise must be at least 6 months old as of the first day of the cruise and/or CruiseTour. 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 three or more days consecutive at sea will require infants to be 12 months old on the first day of the cruise/CruiseTour. A nursery is available for children 6 month to 36 months. Children's programs are available for children 3-17.

Royal Caribbean International (RCL) Cruise Specials

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Royal Caribbean International (RCL) Deck Plans

Ships:
RCL Adventure of the Seas
RCL Allure of the Seas
RCL Anthem of the Seas
RCL Brilliance of the Seas
RCL Empress of the Seas
RCL Enchantment of the Seas
RCL Explorer of the Seas
RCL Freedom of the Seas
RCL Grandeur of the Seas
RCL Harmony of the Seas
RCL Independence of the Seas
RCL Jewel of the Seas
RCL Liberty of the Seas
RCL Majesty of the Seas
RCL Mariner of the Seas
RCL Navigator of the Seas
RCL Oasis of the Seas
RCL Ovation Of The Seas
RCL Quantum of the Seas
RCL Radiance of the Seas
RCL Rhapsody of the Seas
RCL Serenade of the Seas
RCL Symphony of the Seas
RCL Vision of the Seas
RCL Voyager of the Seas

 

Royal Caribbean International Writers Diaries


 

All About Celebrity Cruises:

The stylish ships of Celebrity Cruises feature high-end decor, modern technology, excellent enrichment programs, superior dining options and outstanding spas.

The Solstice Class ships have larger staterooms than those on previous classes; 80% have verandas. Highlights of these ships are: the Lawn Club (with a half-acre of manicured lawn), multiple dining venues, a multi-million-dollar art collection, a large theater and the spa-inspired AquaClass suites and the AquaClass signature restaurant, Blu.

Celebrity is the first cruise line in the world to offer SPE-certified dishes in their main restaurant on the Reflection (but likely to follow on other ships). This newest designation means that culinary experts have vetted the dishes and certified that they are not only nutritious, but also delicious.

On the newer ships, passengers can seek a little privacy by booking a fee-based "Alcove," where they'll have chilled towels, fresh fruit and use of a pre-loaded iPad. An Alcove Butler can arrange spa treatments, food and other services.

Many of the line's Millennium Class ships have been "solsticized," meaning that they have received Solstice Class upgrades.

The line sails in Alaska, Bermuda, California, Canada/New England, Europe, the Pacific Coast, Panama Canal, South America, Caribbean and the Galapagos Islands (the small Celebrity Xpedition sails luxury expeditions to the Galapagos).

The line offers Cruisetours, land-based extensions of their cruises to Alaska, Canada, Europe and South America.

Celebrity Cruises is best for:

Families with young children;
Families with teen-agers;
Family reunions, multi-generational;
Young adults looking for soft adventure and sports activities;
Boomers looking for a cruise with lots of enrichment at sea;
Spa lovers;
Travelers who want a taste of luxury at a premium cruise price.

The atmosphere and experience onboard Celebrity Cruises:

Celebrity is an upscale line that offers some of the small luxuries (like welcome champagne and mimosas) associated with the luxury lines. The ships have elegant public areas featuring high-end artwork, sophisticated modern decor, spacious staterooms and multiple dining choices.

There is no shortage of onboard activities and entertainment. During the day passengers can choose culinary classes/events, language classes, yoga classes, cultural enrichment by distinguished lecturers – or lighter fare, like dance classes, games and competitions. At night, expect Vegas-style revues, comedians, talent shows, etc.

As is the case on some mid-size mainstream ships, there is a dress code. Shorts, flip-flops are fine during the day, but not in the evening. Swimsuits, tank tops, bare feet, etc. are not allowed in the restaurants. Smart-casual prevails for dinner; formal wear (suits, tuxedos, cocktail dresses and gowns) is recommended during formal nights.

The clientele of Celebrity Cruises:

Generally moderately affluent and well-educated adults with an average age of 50+. The line also attracts families, especially during school holidays. On European cruises, the passenger mix is more international. Most are experienced travelers who are looking for an above-average mainstream cruise line experience.

Regarding children onboard Celebrity Cruises: Infants sailing on a cruise must be at least 6 months old as of the first day of the cruise/Cruisetour. However, for Transatlantic, Transpacific, select South American cruises/Cruisetours and other select cruises/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 consecutive days at sea will require infants to be 12 months old on the first day of the cruise/Cruisetour. Children's programs and babysitting are available on board.


 
 

Celebrity Cruises Specials

Celebrity Cruises Shore Excursions

Celebrity Cruises Reviews

Celebrity Cruises Deck Plans

Ships:
Celebrity Constellation
Celebrity Eclipse
Celebrity Edge
Celebrity Equinox
Celebrity Infinity
Celebrity Millennium
Celebrity Reflection
Celebrity Silhouette
Celebrity Solstice
Celebrity Summit
Celebrity Xpedition
Celebrity Xperience
Celebrity Xploration

Celebrity Cruises Writer's Diaries

 


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