MIAMI, Apr. 8, 2014 – There’s no better way for families and adventurers to experience Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific than with Royal Caribbean International.
The cruise line
known for its innovative cruise ships, award-winning entertainment and
friendly and engaging GOLD Anchor service, today announced that Explorer
of the Seas will join Voyager of the Seas and Radiance of the Seas for
the winter 2015-16 season at Sydney. Royal Caribbean’s winter 2015-16
Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific season will open for reservations
on April 29, 2014.
From November 2015 through April 2016,
Explorer of the Seas will primarily sail 11- and 14-night New Zealand cruises,
with up to seven ports of call in the South Pacific country, while Voyager
of the Seas will sail eight- to 12-night South Pacific and Fiji cruises,
all round-trip from Sydney.
During its inaugural Australia season,
Explorer of the Seas also will offer three- and four-night cruises in November
2015 and in February and March 2016 for vacationers to sample one of the
world’s largest and most innovative cruise ships. During its third consecutive
winter season, Voyager of the Seas also will sail a 13-night South Pacific
and New Zealand cruise on Nov. 5, 2015, which will call at Bay of Islands
and Auckland in New Zealand, as well as a seven-night Tasmania cruise on
Nov. 28, which will feature an overnight at Hobart, as well as call at
For its part, Radiance of the Seas will
offer vacationers a variety of itineraries to the South Pacific and Fiji,
New Zealand, and throughout Australia. Vacationers can choose eight- to
14-night South Pacific itineraries from Dec. 2015 through Jan. 2016, or
circumnavigate Australia in November 2015 and from late-February through
March, 2016 – each comprising a 16-night New Zealand and southern Australia
sailing from Sydney to Perth (Fremantle), followed by a 16-night northern
Australia and Bali cruise back to Sydney. Radiance of the Seas also will
sail four- to seven-night Tasmania cruises, departing Dec. 11, 2015, and
Feb. 18 and Mar. 28, 2016, and a 10-night Queensland cruise, departing
Feb. 8, 2016.
Vacationers also can chose among a wide
variety of sailings that span distant regions as part of each ship’s repositioning.
Explorer of the Seas will take guests on a 10-night Singapore to Perth
itinerary, departing Nov. 3, 2015, followed by a 16-night southern Australia
and New Zealand cruise that arrives in Sydney on Nov. 29 for an overnight
stay. The ship reverses these itineraries at the end of the season, departing
from Sydney on Apr. 12 and from Perth (Fremantle) to Singapore in late
April. Voyager of the Seas also will reposition between Singapore and Sydney
on 14-night northern Australia itineraries on Oct. 22, 2015, and April
16, 2016, with the former featuring an overnight in Singapore.
Alternatively, Radiance of the Seas’
trans-Pacific crossing will combine Hawaii with Australia or Canada on
a 10-night Hawaii cruise from Vancouver, B.C. and subsequent 18-night,
trans-Pacific itinerary to Sydney, departing Sept. 11 and 21, 2015, respectively.
A return trans-Pacific cruise will sail from Sydney to Hawaii on Apr. 3,
2016, followed by an 11-night Vancouver-bound sailing on Apr. 20.
Explorer of the Seas and Voyager of
the Seas ¬offers vacationers the most-innovative and unmatched vacation,
featuring signature Royal Caribbean amenities, such as an ice-skating rink,
rock-climbing wall, and the Royal Promenade, a four-deck high open boulevard
that runs nearly the length of the ship, flanked by restaurants, lounges
and upscale retail boutiques. Voyager of the Seas uniquely offers guests
the award-winning DreamWorks Experience, featuring themed parades, activities,
and plenty of photo opportunities with Po the Kung Fu Panda, Shrek and
Fiona, and other lovable DreamWorks Animation characters.
Radiance of the Seas’ guests can enjoy
up to 10 signature Royal Caribbean restaurants on board, including the
Chef’s Table, Izumi Asian Cuisine, Chops Grille Chicago-style steakhouse,
Giovanni’s Table Italian trattoria, Park Café gourmet deli, and more.
Guests also can enjoy new modern amenities, including an oversized movie
screen poolside, bow-to-stern Wi-Fi service, digital signage, and the new
retro-chic R Bar. Royal Caribbean’s loyal Crown & Anchor Society members
and suite guests also can enjoy the exclusive Diamond Club and Concierge
Club lounges, respectively.
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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