A Norwegian and American cruise line based in Miami, Florida, Royal Caribbean International is one of the largest cruise lines in the world. It is owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., which owns four additional cruise lines besides Royal Caribbean International, including Celebrity Cruises. Collectively, the cruise lines of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. control over a quarter of the global cruise market, making it the second largest cruise ship operator in the world, behind only Carnival Corporation.
The fleet of the Royal Caribbean International cruise line is composed of 22 ships, all of which, as of 1991, have a name that ends in “of the Seas.” These 22 vessels are separated into six class: Freedom, Oasis, Voyager, Vision, Radiance, and Sovereign. Each of these classes has multiple ships, with Vision class being the largest with six ships, and Oasis class and Sovereign class, with two ships each, being the smallest. However, Oasis class is small only in terms of the number of ships within it, as the two vessels in this class, Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, are the largest cruise ships in the world. For more vessel-related information, check out this article about the cruise ships of the Royal Caribbean cruise line.
Like other major cruise lines, Royal Caribbean International offers cruises that sail all over the world. In fact, this might be especially true of Royal Caribbean, as its ships reach 233 destinations worldwide in 72 countries on six continents. The major areas of the world that Royal Caribbean sails to are as follows: Alaska, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada/New England, the Caribbean, Dubai/Emirates, Europe, Hawaii, and South America. Each of these locations has multiple voyages associated with it – some are quick and inexpensive, like a four-day trip to the Caribbean, others are lengthy and can cost thousands of dollars, like transatlantic trips that last for over two weeks. Since all of the ships in the Royal Caribbean fleet are large (the smallest vessels, which are a little less than 900 feet long, can accommodate over 2,000 passengers), there will be several lodging options associated with the many vacation packages available, ranging from small rooms that lack a view of the ocean to grand suites with royal accommodations.
Whether you book a majestic suite or a humble cabin, there will be plenty of activities and entertainment on board a Royal Caribbean ship. You can participate in any number of games, sporting events, and other tournaments, as well as work out at fitness centers and relax in spas. You can also have a good time at the bars, clubs, and lounges on board the ships, or, if you’re feeling lucky (or just drawn to risk-taking), you might be inclined to stop by the casino. And this is to say nothing of the plays and musicals you can attend or the restaurants and shops you can visit.
No matter what type of cruise you are interested in booking, and no matter what kind of activities you want to do while on your vacation, there is good chance that Royal Caribbean International has you covered. Accommodating all passengers and their expansive interests is what the major cruise lines are all about.
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