Published on : Thursday, February 14, 2013
Royal Caribbean International announced new summer 2008 cruise vacations, sailing from the New York metropolitan area, Baltimore, and Port Canaveral and Port Everglades in Florida. Known for the most exciting itineraries to compelling destinations and friendly and engaging Gold Anchor Service, the cruise line will offer unforgettable vacations geared to families on five- to nine-night itineraries to Bermuda, The Bahamas and the Caribbean, aboard five of the industry’s most innovative ships, Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas, Freedom of the Seas, Explorer of the Seas and Grandeur of the Seas. Royal Caribbean has opened 67 sailings through August 2008 for bookings aboard these five industry-leading ships. “Summertime is the best season for the entire family to share in a vacation that combines the award-winning entertainment and innovative amenities that can only be found on Royal Caribbean,” said Lisa Bauer, executive vice president of Sales and Marketing for Royal Caribbean International. “These new summer 2008 cruises continue our year-round commitment to Northeast and mid-Atlantic vacationers, as well as to vacationers from the U.S., Canada and around the world. Guests will enjoy an incomparable experience aboard these industry-acclaimed ships that are designed for WOW.” In the Northeast U.S., vacationers can choose seven-night Bermuda or Bahamas itineraries aboard the newly revitalized Grandeur of the Seas, departing every Friday from Baltimore. For those who don’t want to wait and wish to experience Grandeur of the Seas during its inaugural year serving Baltimore, Royal Caribbean is offering up to $200 onboard credit for all May through December 2013 sailings. The onboard credit offer applies to all new individual bookings made between February 1 through 28, 2013. Guests can enjoy $50 onboard credit per Oceanview or Inside stateroom (Option Code: SLY1); $100 per Stateroom with Balcony (Option Code: SLY2); and $200 per Suite-category stateroom (Option Code: SLY3.) Offers are not combinable with any other promotion and additional restrictions may apply. Explorer of the Seas also will offer convenient cruise getaways for New York metropolitan area vacationers. The ship will alternate five-night Bermuda itineraries and nine-night Bermuda and Caribbean itineraries on Saturdays and Thursday, respectively, departing from Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, N.J. Freedom of the Seas also will alternate seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries, departing every Sunday from Port Canaveral along Florida’s Space Coast. Vacationers also can combine the best of land and sea into one amazing vacation with a three- or four-night pre- or post-cruise stay at Universal Orlando Resorts and enjoying unparalleled savings. Guests booking the package will experience award-winning attractions at both Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, spectacularly themed on-site hotels and a nighttime entertainment complex. Guests choosing to stay at one of Universal’s three on-site hotels also will enjoy included Universal Express ride access to skip the regular lines at both theme parks. From Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the world’s largest and most innovative ships Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas will respectively sail Saturdays and Sundays and alternate seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries. Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas, and Freedom of the Seas are among six Royal Caribbean ships that exclusively offer the DreamWorks Experience, featuring parades, themed activities and events based on DreamWorks Animation’s popular feature-film characters, including Po of “Kung Fu Panda;” Shrek, Fiona and Puss In Boots of “Shrek;” and Alex the Lion, Gloria the Hippo, and the Penguins from “Madagascar.” Each ship also is equipped with a 3-D movie theater playing the latest DreamWorks Animation films. Guests aboard Grandeur of the Seas enjoy more of Royal Caribbean’s acclaimed entertainment, dining and onboard amenities that debuted aboard the Oasis-class ships. The ship’s recent bow-to-stern revitalization includes the Royal Babies and Tots Nursery, technological upgrades, an outdoor movie screen overlooking the pool deck, refreshed furniture, carpet, upholstery and staterooms, as well as new spectacular aerial entertainment in its six-deck Centrum. The cruise line’s suite guests and valued Crown & Anchor Society members also can enjoy Grandeur of the Seas’ new Concierge Lounge and Diamond Lounge. Furthermore, guests can savor new onboard dining choices, including Giovanni’s Table family-style Italian restaurant, Izumi Asian Cuisine, Park Café, Chops Grille steakhouse, an exclusive and intimate Chef’s Table co-hosted by the Executive Chef and Sommelier for a five-course, wine-pairing experience, and a transformed Viking Crown Lounge that features a new menu of bite-size delectables, as well as a stunning new design. Royal Caribbean International is a global cruise brand with 22 innovative ships, calling on more than 270 destinations in 72 countries across six continents. The line also offers unique cruise tour land packages in Alaska, Canada, Dubai, Europe, and Australia and New Zealand. Royal Caribbean provides a world-class vacation experience with a wide range of signature onboard amenities, entertainment, and award-winning family programming. The cruise line has a 40-year history of delivery to guests the Royal Advantage – the most innovative cruise ships, exciting itineraries to popular destinations, and world-renowned friendly and engaging Gold Anchor Service. Royal Caribbean has been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 10 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards.