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
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