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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


New Royal Caribbean ship Spectrum of the Seas makes debut

Spectrum of the Seas, the first ship in Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum Ultra class, made its highly-anticipated debut in Shanghai, China, yesterday. “Royal Caribbean has always been known for innovating and pushing the boundaries and...

Royal Caribbean announces winter 2020 itineraries

Royal Caribbean International has introduced a more diverse range of itinerary lengths and destinations for its 2020 winter season in the Caribbean and North America. For the first time, Adventure of the Seas will homeport...

Oasis of the Seas to homeport in New York

Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas will undergo a bow-to-stern transformation in 2019 and become the first "Royal Amplified" ship to sail from Cape Liberty in Bayonne, New Jersey, seven miles from Manhattan, starting...

Watch Harmony of the Seas in new film Like Father

Royal Caribbean's ship Harmony of the Seas is the setting for a new Netflix movie starring Kelsey Grammer and Kristen Bell as an estranged father and daughter. Royal Caribbean's ship Harmony of the Seas is the...

Royal Caribbean to build world’s largest cruise ship

Royal Caribbean International has announced details of the line’s newest addition to the fleet, Symphony of the Seas, due to arrive in April 2018. Symphony of the Seas will claim the title of the world’s largest...

Harmony of the Seas makes US debut

Royal Caribbean International’s new ship, Harmony of the Seas – which won Best New Ship at the Cruise Awards 2016 – departed on its maiden voyage from its new permanent homeport of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The ship was...

Harmony of the Seas review

Royal Caribbean’s new ship is the world’s biggest – and it’s also one of the most exciting vessels to set sail this year, says Cruise International Editor Liz Jarvis Larger than the Eiffel Tower, with...

Watch Gigi the giraffe on board Anthem of the Seas

Giant creation by French artist Jean-François Fourtou features on Royal Caribbean's newest ship A 10-metre tall carbon fibre giraffe has been installed on deck 15 of Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, Anthem of the Seas. Weighing four...

Royal Caribbean launches highest definition Google Street View on Quantum of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International partners with Google Maps to create 360° virtual tour of its newest ship The world's first 'smartship' Quantum of the Seas has launched its highest-definition Google Street View virtual tour. The new online 360°...

Quantum of the Seas review

Cruise International Editor Liz Jarvis experienced Royal Caribbean's new Smart Ship Quantum of the Seas on a two day inaugural cruise from Southampton. Here she gives her verdict. Overview: The first thing you see when...

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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