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Royal Caribbean International cruises have something for everyone. With a fleet of 21 ships visiting more than 170 destinations, the choice of both cruise ships and itineraries is mind-boggling Founded in Norway in 1968, Royal Caribbean was formed from three separate Norwegian shipping lines – their first ship, Song of Norway, was launched in 1970. With a fleet that include's the world's biggest cruise lines and claiming to deliver the ‘wow-factor’, while offering holidays that the current energetic television campaign claims are ‘Way more than a cruise’, this is unashamedly mass-market cruising for the biggest possible audience. Innovations such as on-board rock climbing, surfing simulators and giant whirlpools come as standard, and with a fleet of 21 cruise ships visiting more than 170 destinations, the choice of both ships and itineraries is mind- boggling. Royal Caribbean cruises have, quite simply, something for every taste.

Top 5 features to look out for on Royal Caribbean ships

1. Rock Climbing Walls - Set 200ft above sea level, rock climbing walls are found on almost all ships 2. The FlowRider Surf Simulator - Learn how to ride the waves while cruising on the Freedom Class ships 3. Ice Shows - Voyager of the Seas was the first ship on water to have an on-board ice-skating rink 4. 12-hole Miniature Golf courses - Play a round of miniature golf on 18 of the Royal Caribbean ships 5. Luxurious Spas - Treat yourself to an indulgent spa experience on any of the ships in the fleet Read our guides to Royal Caribbean cruises - Royal Caribbean cabins and food explained - Royal Caribbean Ship Classes explained - Top 5 Royal Caribbean destinations

Vision of the Seas

Royal Caribbean's Vision of the Seas launched in 1998, at which time it represented the most innovative point in Royal Caribbean's history - after it came Legend, Enchantment, Grandeur, Rhapsody and Splendour of the Seas.  It was...

Freedom of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International's Freedom of Seas is one the largest cruise ships on the oceans. Some of the many notable features on board the Freedom of the Seas includes: A rock-climbing wall with eleven routes and...

Royal Caribbean – Voyager of the Seas

Voyager of the Seas belongs to Royal Carribean International's Voyager Class of cruise ship which stands for adventure and new experiences.  Exciting features include an ice skating rink, the Royal Promenade, a rock-climbing wall...

Grandeur of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International's Grandeur of Seas is a majestic, 2,446-guest ship that comes equipped with a full-service spa, six whirlpools, an outdoor jogging track and a large choiceof bars and restaurants. Ocean Cruise Passenger capacity: 2446 Passenger...

Independence of the Seas

Independence of the Seas is the most recent addition to Royal Caribbean International's Freedom Class ships.  It divides its homeport between Southampton (UK) and Fort Lauderdale, Florida where it spends the rest of the year. Cruising can be relaxing, but if...

Jewel of the Seas

Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas is one of the newest ships in the fleet.  The fantastic features on this ship include the ten-storey glass-constructed Centrum, glass lifts facing the sea and the highest number...

Legend of the Seas

Legend of the Seas boasts hosts up to 2,076 guests.  It's numerous entertainment features include a nine-hole miniature golf, four whirlpools, a Solarium with a sliding roof  and the Centrum, an open atrium for shopping. Legend of the...

Liberty of the Seas

Liberty of the Seas is the second ship to join Royal Carribean's  Freedom class of ships.  There are excellent facilities for the adventurous and exercise conscious.  These range from the FlowRider surf park, a...
Majesty of the seas

Majesty of the Seas

Majesty of the Seas has recently seen a full renovation. The ship has received a new look treatment making it one of the most beautiful in the Royal Caribbean fleet. The pool deck has been newly remodelled, the Day...

Mariner of the Seas

Mariner of the Seas is part of the Voyager Class of cruise ships on Royal Caribbean International.  Voyager Class ships have the highest public space-per-guest ratio in the cruise market. Mariner of the Seas is designed...

Cruise International

Cruise International is the UK’s highest-selling newsstand travel magazine dedicated to cruise holidays. Packed with inspirational reviews, the hottest destination advice, celebrity interviews and the very latest ocean and river cruise news, it helps both new and experienced cruisers alike plan their next trip. With its high production values, stunning photography and outstanding editorial, Cruise International is first choice for Britain’s 1.75 million annual cruise holidaymakers.







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