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Everything you need to know about Royal Caribbean®

If you’re looking for a cruise line that can provide you with that ‘WOW’ factor, Royal Caribbean certainly ticks all the boxes. You can choose from an impressive 25 mega ships all providing you with plenty of extraordinary adventures.

You’ll be overwhelmed by the amount of first-at-sea experiences you’ll encounter. As Royal Caribbean has onboard innovations down to a tee, every moment will feel exclusive to you. You’re not just booking a holiday with this exciting cruise line, you’re booking the opportunity to discover a whole new world with exciting activities, dream destinations and amazing value.

Here’s exactly what to expect from Royal Caribbean.

A playground of fun

The hardest part of your sailing will be where to start because trust us when we say the possibilities are never ending. Tailor make your holiday to be as relaxing or exhilarating as you want. Spend your days with your head in the clouds as your make your way to the top of the Rock Wall or catch some waves on the surf simulator FlowRider®.

Cha-cha-cha your way round the decks as you practice your moves in a dance class or two. Feel the rush as you take on the Ripcord® by iFly where you’ll get to experience the thrill of sky diving and don’t forget about the North Star® –  you’ll catch the best panoramic views in this amazing observation capsule 300 feet in the air.

Of course you can spend your days being pampered from head to toe in the sensation spa too, they’re experts in providing you that much needed R&R. Take a walk through Central Park® where you’ll find 12,000 lush green trees and plants – yes, a real life park right in the middle of the sea – or have a blast ice skating, rushing down waterslides, ziplining through the decks and indulging in a bit of retail therapy.

You won’t get anything short of world class wonders onboard all the ships in this sizable fleet are just as impressive under the stars. The show simply never stops with all your favourite West End-style productions such as Greece, Mamma Mia!, Saturday Night Fever and We Will Rock You – no wonder this cruise line is Tony Award winning. Snuggle up under the midnight sky as you catch all the latest flicks on the outdoor cinema screen, try your luck in the casino or catch the aqua show! You’ll be impressed when you see robots mixing your cocktails in the Bionic Bar®, you won’t find anything like a Royal Caribbean ship at sea.

No day will be the same

The dining options are never ending, you can find everything from Japanese to Italian, so even the fussiest of eaters will have their taste buds running wild with excitement. Working with leading chefs such as Michael Schwartz and Jamie Oliver, the delicious menus are carefully crafted so you only taste the best onboard.

Exclusive to Royal Caribbean is My Time Dining – all the perks of your more traditional settings with a fun modern twist. Enjoy a carefully crafted menu, dine in the main dining room and feast on five-course treats, but instead of dining at set times, you can eat wherever and whenever you want.

Be spoilt for choice by piled-high buffets, enjoy al fresco dining and try out one of the speciality restaurants. Starting from $15 per person you can enjoy the perks of some of Royal Caribbean sensational culinary treats from Ben and Jerry’s to the Steak House. Of course, if you prefer the more traditional setting you can enjoy fixed dining at 6pm or 8pm to ensure you catch your favourite show in time.


Expect to be waited on hand and foot by the excellent staff onboard. You’ll even have the luxury of your very own stateroom attendant who will make sure everything is top-notch for you and the family. If you’re taking the whole gang onboard you’re in luck, there are interconnecting staterooms to keep everyone close together. Not to mention the 24-hour room service you can take full advantage of. So when you have the midnight munchies or need something for the little ones, they have you completely covered.

The kids are in the best of hands with the award winning Adventure Ocean® program catering to children of all ages, they’ll never be stuck for something to do. You can kick back and relax whilst they enjoy rock climbing competitions, BBQs and movie nights. You can also make the most of the babysitting and Babies 2 Go service which lets you pre-order nappies, organic baby food and so much more right to your stateroom.

260 destinations

Prepare for your jaw to drop as you embark on a bucket-list adventure to some of the most breathtaking destinations around the world. Be inspired by the soaring Norwegian Fjords, China’s Great Wall or Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The world is waiting for you with top itineraries around the Mediterranean, Europe, North America and the Caribbean.

Not forgetting Royal Caribbean has its very own private island CocoCay® and private beach Labadee® both bringing you plenty of seaside fun. From floating trampolines to all-you-can-eat BBQ buffets, you get to escape the hustle and bustle for a while.

As for making the most of each port, we would recommend booking yourself on a shore excursion. Get ready to see the island in a whole new light, but be sure to book up at least two days before your sailing date. Prepare for expert guides, exclusive events and a wealth of options with horse riding on the beach, helicopter rides over your favourite sky scrapers and swimming with baby turtles. If you prefer, you can always make your own adventures and find out all the cities hidden gems for yourself.

Take on the high seas with Royal Caribbean and click here to see our amazing cruise deals!