MIAMI, March 31, 2014 – Royal Caribbean International’s Explorer of the Seas will sail its very first Europe season in summer 2015.
The cruise line’s Adventure of the Seas, which was originally
announced to homeport at Southampton, U.K., is being exchanged for Explorer
of the Seas, which will take over three- to 16-night, roundtrip itineraries
from late-April through Sept. 2015.
Vacationers can choose among three-
and eight-night Northern Europe itineraries, 11- to 16-night Mediterranean
itineraries, or 10- to 14-night Madeira, Azores and Canary Islands itineraries.
Adventure of the Seas will remain at San Juan, Puerto Rico, to sail seven-night
Southern Caribbean cruises throughout the summer season.
Explorer of the Seas will complete an
extensive, month-long drydock revitalization before starting seasonal service
and boast a wide range of new innovative features to offer guests an unforgettable
Guests can test their surfing skills on a new FlowRider
surf simulator; watch a film come to life in a magical 3-D Movie theatre;
and sample cuisine from around the world in a new range of onboard restaurants.
There will also be all-new staterooms and luxurious suites, plus new virtual
balconies that bring live ocean and destination views into interior staterooms.
Additional revitalization details will be unveiled at a later date.
Voyager-class Explorer of the Seas is
still among the world’s largest and most innovative cruise ships, featuring
Royal Caribbean exclusive onboard amenities not yet matched by any other
cruise line. The Voyager class of ships was the first to introduce the
active cruise vacation and features the cruise line’s iconic rock-climbing
wall, a real ice-skating rink, a full-size basketball and sports court,
and the Royal Promenade, an interior boulevard that runs nearly the length
of the ship that is flanked by restaurants, lounges and boutiques and where
spectacular parades and evening dance parties are held.
Explorer of the Seas will be joined
in the U.K. by the industry’s ground-breaking Quantum-class ship Anthem
of the Seas at Southampton and Radiance-class Brilliance of the Seas at
Harwich, England. Only just revealed last week, the Quantum Class will
introduce the new Dynamic Dining experience, offering more choice and flexibility
than ever before. With Dynamic Dining, guests are empowered to decide when,
where, and with whom to dine – as well as how to dress every evening –
among a landscape of 18 restaurants as varied as dining in the world’s
most cosmopolitan cities. For more information about the new Dynamic Dining
experience, please visit www.RoyalCaribbean.com/DynamicDining.
Along with its sister-ship Quantum of
the Seas, the 4,180-guest, 167,800 gross tonnage Anthem of the Seas –
both currently under construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg,
Germany – will be a dramatic leap forward for the cruise industry and
introduce more game-changing “firsts at sea” such as a skydiving experience
call RipCord by iFLY (http://bit.ly/1h3lt5f),
and the North Star (http://bit.ly/1c3qiFU),
an engineering marvel featuring a jewel like capsule that extends 300 feet
above the ocean and over the sides of the ship to deliver 360-degree views
for guests. Cutting-edge transformative venues include SeaPlex (http://bit.ly/1c3qiFU),
the largest indoor sports and entertainment complex at sea with bumper
cars, roller skating and more; and the cruise line’s largest and most
advanced staterooms ever. These new, larger staterooms (http://bit.ly/1c3qLrC)
enable innovation in design, storage and comfort including the industry’s
first virtual balconies. More information on Quantum class of ships is
available at RoyalCaribbean.com/QuantumoftheSeas.
Royal Caribbean International is an
award-winning global cruise brand with a 45-year legacy of innovation and
introducing industry “firsts” never before seen at sea. The cruise
line features an expansive and unmatched array of features and amenities
only found on Royal Caribbean including, jaw-dropping, Broadway-style entertainment
and industry-acclaimed programming that appeals to families and adventurous
vacationers alike. Owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE/OSE: RCL),
the cruise line sails 21 of the world’s most innovative cruise ships to
the most popular destinations in the Caribbean, Europe, Alaska, South America,
the Far East, and Australia and New Zealand. World renowned for its friendly
and engaging Gold Anchor Service, delivered by every staff and crew member,
Royal Caribbean has been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 11 consecutive
years in the Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards.
additional information or to make reservations, vacationers should call
their travel agent; visit RoyalCaribbean.com; or call (800) ROYAL-CARIBBEAN.
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