Ships: Adventure of the Seas | Allure of the Seas | Brilliance of the Seas | Enchantment of the Seas | Explorer of the Seas | Freedom of the Seas | Grandeur of the Seas | Independence of the Seas | Jewel of the Seas | Legend of the Seas | Liberty of the Seas | Majesty of the Seas | Mariner of the Seas | Monarch of the Seas | Navigator of the Seas | Oasis of the Seas | Radiance of the Seas | Rhapsody of the Seas | Serenade of the Seas | Splendor of the Seas | Vision of the Seas | Voyager of the Seas
Royal Caribbean prides itself on being ultra-innovative and cutting edge, pushing the envelope with each new class of ship it builds. If there's something that's never been done at sea before, Royal Caribbean will figure out how to do it. The newest ships, sisters Oasis and Allure of the Seas, give new meaning to the phrase over the top, carrying a whopping 5,400 passengers apiece and designed with citylike neighborhoods and an incredible new plan that opens up the center of the ship to sunlight and fresh air. The supersize megacruisers were preceded by the three Freedom-class ships, which introduced a surfing simulator, full-size boxing ring, and "sprayground" kids' aqua park to the cruise world. All of these fun, active, and glamorous megaships provide a great experience for a wide range of people, whether your idea of a good time is riding a wave or relaxing in the Solarium pool. There are huge children's centers for the kids and elegant jazz clubs, kick-back sports bars, and flashy entertainment for adults. Decor-wise, these ships are a shade or three toned down from the Carnival brood: Rather than trying to overwhelm the senses, many of their public areas are understated and classy.
Royal Caribbean has basically been the innovator in the mainstream sector of the cruise business over the past decade, transforming the architectural look and layout of big cruise ships and also rewriting the book on what's possible at sea: rock climbing, ice skating, boxing, surfing on deck, ziplining . . . what's next? The line's fleet includes the 10 biggest cruise ships ever built, and while sheer size alone doesn't justify choosing these ships, the fact that Royal Caribbean puts the extra space to good use does justify it. These big ships really do deliver the goods in terms of variety, comfort, design, and amenities. Sails to: Caribbean, Panama Canal, Alaska, The Bahamas, Bermuda, Mexican Riviera, Hawaii, Canada/New England (plus Europe, transatlantic, Asia, South America, Australia/New Zealand, Dubai/United Arab Emirates).
Address: 1050 Caribbean Way, Miami, FL 33132
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