Royal Caribbean International is one of the largest cruise lines in the world appealing to a wide range of guests, including couples, singles, and families. Royal Caribbean ships and their large size give passengers a number of on board activity and entertainment choices. Some of the newer ships feature a rock-climbing wall, ice skating rink, in-line skating track, and a mini golf course.
Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas and its sister ship Allure of the Seas are the largest cruise ships in the world with a guest capacity of 6,200. Oasis of the Seas measures 220,000 gross registered tons and spans 16 decks. The ship is sbegan sailing in December 2009 and Allure of the Seas in 2010.
Some of the never-before-seen amenities aboard Oasis are a zip-line and a carousel. It has a park, complete with flower gardens and pathways for romantic walks. There is a full size pool in the back of the ship which hosts shows such as synchronized swimming events. During the day, scuba lessons are offered. Two of the ship's four pools have a sloped entry that will make you feel like you are going for a swim at the beach.
The cruise company offers numerous voyages, including short 3-night and 4-night getaways to the Caribbean and the Bahamas, and longer voyages to Alaska, Hawaii, Europe and other destinations around the world. Adventure of the Seas sails the Southern Caribbean; Brilliance of the Seas sails to the Caribbean, Europe and Panama Canal; Majesty of the Seas sails to the Bahamas; Monarch of the Seas sails the Western Caribbean, Mexico and Panama Canal; Voyager of the Seas sails the Western Caribbean year round.
Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas and Voyager of the Seas are among the biggest cruise vacation ships in the world. Royal Caribbean's newest ship, Navigator of the Seas, has a 22,000 square foot area dedicated to youth activities, and numerous specialty restaurants. All ships have physically challenged facilities available onboard.
If you are planning a family cruise vacation, Royal Caribbean has a program for kids ages 3 to 17 called the Adventure Ocean program. Children can participate in a number of exciting family vacation activities based on their age group. The Adventure Science program, for example, introduces hands-on science projects. Other activities kids can enjoy include karaoke, sports, painting, talent shows, a computer lab, and video arcades.
Summer: Bermuda, Alaska, Canada/New England, Hawaii, Europe (Mediterranean, British Isles/Norwegian Fjords, Transatlantic, Scandinavia/Russia)
Fall: Bermuda, Pacific Northwest, Canada/New England, Hawaii, Exotic Destinations (Africa, Middle East, Far East, Australia & New Zealand)
Spring: Bermuda, Pacific Northwest, Alaska, Hawaii, Europe (Mediterranean, British Isles/Norwegian Fjords, Transatlantic, Scandinavia/Russia)
Winter: Exotic Destinations (Africa, Middle East, Far East, Australia & New Zealand) Year-round: Caribbean/Bahamas, Mexico (Baja/Mexican Riviera)
Adventure of the Seas: 142,000 tons, 3,114 berths
Brilliance of the Seas: 90,090 tons, 2,100 berths
Enchantment of the Seas: 74,140 tons, 1,950 berths
Explorer of the Seas: 142,000 tons, 3,114 berths
Grandeur of the Seas: 74,140 tons, 1,950 berths
Legend of the Seas: 69,130 tons, 1,800 berths
Majesty of the Seas: 73,941 tons, 2,350 berths
Monarch of the Seas: 73,941 tons, 2,350 berths
Nordic Empress: 48,563 tons, 1,600 berths
Radiance of the Seas: 90,090 tons, 2,100 berths
Rhapsody of the Seas: 78,491 tons, 2,000 berths
Sovereign of the Seas: 73,192 tons, 2,250 berths
Splendour of the Seas: 69,130 tons, 1,800 berths
Viking Serenade: 40,132 tons, 1,512 berths
Vision of the Seas: 78,491 tons, 2,000 berths
Voyager of the Seas: 142,000 tons, 3,114 berths
Navigator of the Seas: 138,000 tons, 3,114 berths