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Royal Caribbean International

About Royal Caribbean Cruises

Royal Caribbean emphasizes the "wow" factor with the most high-tech fun at sea on most, but not all, its cruise ships. Boasting surf and skydive simulators, rock climbing walls and mini-golf, plus Broadway-style shows and several onboard eateries, this family-friendly line sails all over the world.

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DAY 1: Honolulu

17 Night
Transpacific Cruise

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Honolulu
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Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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DAY 1: Sydney

11 Night
New Zealand Cruise

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DAY 1: Sydney

16 Night
Transpacific Cruise

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DAY 1: Brisbane

9 Night
South Pacific Cruise

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Brisbane
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Royal Caribbean International
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7 Night
Queensland Cruise

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18 Night
Transpacific Cruise

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15 Night
Sydney To Singapore Cruise

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10 Night
New Zealand Cruise

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17 Night
Transpacific Tahiti & N.zealand

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Brisbane
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Paihia, Auckland ...
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14 Night
Asia Reposition Cruise

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Brisbane, Airlie Beach ...
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16 Night
Transpacific Cruise

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17 Night
Transpacific Tahiti & Nz Cruise

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Brisbane
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18 Night
Bottom End Cruise

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Perth
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Esperance, Adelaide ...
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16 Night
Top End Cruise

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Sydney
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Newcastle, Airlie Beach ...
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7 Night
Western Mediterranean Cruise

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Barcelona
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Palma de Mallorca, Marseille ...
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Royal Caribbean International
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12 Night
New Zealand Cruise

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8 Night
Tasmania Cruise

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Sydney
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Adelaide, Hobart ...
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9 Night
Thailand & Vietnam Cruise

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Singapore
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Bintan Island, Nha Trang ...
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Royal Caribbean International
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12 Night
New Zealand Cruise

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7 Night
7 Nt Northbound Alaska & Hubbard Glacier

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Vancouver
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Inside Passage, Ketchikan ...
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Royal Caribbean International
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7 Night
Great Barrier Reef Cruise

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Brisbane
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Royal Caribbean International
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11 Night
New Zealand Holiday Cruise

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Sydney
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Picton, Napier ...
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10 Night
Japan Explorer Cruise

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Tokyo
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Aormori, Hakodate ...
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Royal Caribbean International
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2 Night
Sampler Cruise

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Brisbane
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12 Night
South Pacific & Fiji Cruise

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Brisbane
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Awards and Recognition

Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks

  • 2019 Best Entertainment
  • 2019 Best for Families
  • 2019 Best Suites
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  • 2018 Best Entertainment
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  • 2018 Best for Families
  • 2018 Best Nightlife
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  • 2017 Best Cabins
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  • 2016 Best Cruise Line for Entertainment
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  • 2016 Best Cruise Line Inside Cabins
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  • 2016 Best Cruise Line for Families
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Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Destination

  • 2018 Top-Rated Alaska Destinations
  • 2018 Top-Rated Australia & New Zealand Destinations
  • 2018 Top-Rated Eastern Mediterranean Destinations
  • 2018 Top-Rated South Pacific Destinations
  • 2018 Top-Rated Southern Caribbean Destinations
  • 2018 Top-Rated US & Canada Destinations
  • 2018 Top-Rated Western Caribbean & Riviera Maya Destinations
  • 2018 Top-Rated Western Mediterranean Destinations
  • 2017 Top-Rated Alaska Destinations
  • 2017 Top-Rated Asia Destinations
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  • 2017 Top-Rated British Isles & Western Europe Destinations
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  • 2017 Top-Rated Eastern Mediterranean Destinations
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Who goes on Royal Caribbean cruise ships?

For the most part, Royal Caribbean ships that sail from the United States attract a wide variety of North American passengers, mostly between the ages of 30 and 55 on the seven-night and shorter cruises, and 50 and over on cruises longer than seven nights. Seven-night and shorter cruises are also popular with families, especially during American school vacation periods, when the ships will often be at filled at well past double capacity and carrying more than a thousand kids.

Cruises from the U.K. -- as well as Mediterranean, Asia and Australia cruises -- attract a significant number of locals from each area, as well as Royal Caribbean's usual North Americans.

Do I have to dress up on a Royal Caribbean cruise?

Royal Caribbean's dress code is casual during the day; at night there's either casual, smart-casual or formal dress code depending on the schedule. Casual attire includes jeans and collared shirts for men and sundresses or pants with blouses for women; smart-casual means collared shirts, dresses, skirts and blouses, or pantsuits; and on formal nights, suits and ties, tuxedos, cocktail dresses or evening gowns are expected. If you want to avoid dressing up altogether on any night, the extensive Windjammer Cafe is always casual dress.

Caps, tank tops and bathing suits are never allowed in the main dining room or specialty restaurants; shorts are not permitted during dinner and footwear is always required.

Is everything free on Royal Caribbean cruises?

No. Royal Caribbean ships really vary in terms of complimentary dining, with the main dining room and huge Windjammer Cafe as constants. Coffee, tea, milk, lemonade and a few other beverages are available without cost at all times, as well. Most specialty restaurants carry an additional charge, but there are options that are free, including pizza, the Boardwalk Dog House, the Park Cafe (on select ships) and more, depending on the ship. Ice cream, scooped at mealtimes and from machines in between (apart from Ben & Jerry's) is also free. Other dining choices with additional cost run the gamut from Asian to a steakhouse, deli and Mexican and Italian restaurants. Room service carries a $7.95 cost per order, with the exception of Continental breakfast.

What are Royal Caribbean’s most popular activities?

The main pool areas are a magnet onboard any Royal Caribbean ship, as is the peaceful adults-only Solarium. Cruisers line up for the most adrenaline-pumping activities, whether to surf the FlowRider or try out new experiences from simulated skydiving and ice skating to bumper cars and escape rooms.

Broadway shows (on the ships that have them) are also quite popular and fill up any night they're on offer. Equally as in demand are the high-flying and diving acrobatics of the AquaTheater and the ice-skating shows on the Freedom- and Voyager-class ships.

Why go with Royal Caribbean?

Onboard fun includes FlowRider surf simulators and rock climbing walls

Best for: Groups, couples and families who like (very) big ships with a vast amount of entertainment, day and night

Not for: Those who are after a quiet, intimate, small-ship experience; gourmands; couples avoiding kids




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