Ship to inaugurate Seasonal Service from Brisbane and add to Record Australia Deployment
MIAMI, May 7, 2014 – Royal Caribbean
International today announced Legend of the Seas’ year-round deployment
for 2015-16, offering itineraries to breathtakingly beautiful destinations
throughout Southeast Asia from Singapore in the summer season and sailings
to idyllic settings in Australia and the South Pacific during the winter
season from the cruise line’s new homeport of Brisbane, Australia.
Mariner of the Seas’ also sailing from Singapore in the winter season,
Legend of the Seas’ new summer season will mark the first time that the
cruise line will offer year-round sailings from Singapore. Additionally,
Legend of the Seas will join Explorer of the Seas, Voyager of the Seas
and Radiance of the Seas to total a record deployment of four Royal Caribbean
ships in Australia. Legend of the Seas 2015-16 Southeast Asia, Australia
and South Pacific cruises will open for sale on May 21, 2014.
Legend of the Seas will begin its 2015
summer with a 15-night Westbound Panama Canal crossing, departing in April
from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. to San Diego, Calif.
there, the ship will embark on a trio of sailings across the Pacific to
Singapore. A 10-night Hawaii cruise from Ensenada, Mexico, will take guests
to the islands of Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii – with a cruise by the world
famous and still-very active Kilauea Volcano – and conclude at Honolulu,
Oahu. From there, Legend of the Seas will sail a 17-night itinerary to
Sydney, Australia, via the French Polynesian islands, Fiji and New Caledonia.
The ship will then complete its half-way-around-the-world voyage to Singapore
via the north coast of Australia.
While homeported in Singapore, Legend
of the Seas will sail a variety of three- to 10-night roundtrip itineraries
throughout Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam through mid-November.
Vacationers also can choose among two consecutive 14-night itineraries
in September, a southbound sailing from Singapore to Perth (Fremantle),
Australia, followed by a northbound return, both taking guests to Malaysia,
Thailand, Indonesia, and Western Australia.
Legend of the Seas will then transition
from Singapore to its new homeport of Brisbane on an 18-night itinerary,
departing in late November. During the cruise line’s first season sailing
from the Australian city, vacationers can choose among a wide range of
eight- to 11-night, round-trip itineraries that take them to Vanuatu, New
Caledonia, Loyalty Islands and Fiji in the South Pacific. The ship also
will offer seven-night Queensland sailings which feature an overnight at
Cairns. Additionally, a 14-night New Zealand itinerary will take guests
to Auckland, Tauranga, Napier, Wellington, Akaroa, and Dunedin, as well
as cruise Dusky, Doubtful, and Milford sounds.
Recently having undergone an extensive
revitalization, Legend of the Seas offers guests seven delicious dining
options, including the cruise line’s signature Chops Grille steakhouse,
Izumi Asian Cuisine, Park Café gourmet deli, and the exclusive Chef’s
Table, a multi-course dining and wine-pairing experience hosted by the
executive chef and sommelier. Most exciting has been the addition of the
Centrum aerial-acrobatic extravaganza, making the ship’s central five-deck
atrium an unexpectedly spectacular entertainment venue. Every stateroom
and bathroom also have been renewed and new ship-wide technology enhancements,
such as an oversized LED movie screen poolside, digital signage at elevator
lobbies, flat-panel televisions in staterooms, and bow-to-stern WiFi service,
help offer guests the most contemporary vacation experience. Suite guests
and the most loyal Crown & Anchors Society members also respectively
enjoy exclusive access to the new Concierge Club and Diamond Club lounges,
while the youngest guests – age six- to 36-month old – can rest soundly
in the ship’s new Royal Babies & Tots Nursery. Throughout, guests
will enjoy Royal Caribbean’s world-renowned friendly and engaging GOLD
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introducing industry “firsts” never before seen at sea. The cruise
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only found on Royal Caribbean including, jaw-dropping, Broadway-style entertainment
and industry-acclaimed programming that appeals to families and adventurous
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