Synonymous with mega cruise ships and jaw-dropping amenities, Royal Caribbean International takes the concept of a floating resort to a whole new level. Established in 1968 with the merger of three Norwegian shipping companies, Royal Caribbean's first cruise ship set sail in 1970. By 1978, the cruise line had set the trend of going bigger and better by chopping Song of Norway in half and adding a middle section to the ship – the first time this had been done to a passenger ship. Not satisfied with one revolutionary idea, Royal Caribbean has introduced onboard wave simulators, self-levelling pool tables, zip lines, water parks and more.
Royal Caribbean cruises depart from 44 ports worldwide and stop at more than 100 ports of call in Alaska, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, New England, the Caribbean, Emirates, Europe, Hawaii and South America, including short break cruises, repositioning cruises and transatlantic cruises.
Who's On Board?
A broad range of travellers are drawn to the lively atmosphere, staggering array of activities and dining options onboard, with couples, singles and families all well catered for.
Top five reasons to cruise with Royal Caribbean
- Innovative Activities
The activities onboard a Royal Caribbean cruise are more like those you might expect to find at a theme park or adventure centre, including a rock climbing wall, FlowRider, ice rink and more.
- Vitality Program
Create a healthier, happier you while at sea with Royal Caribbean’s Vitality program, consisting of nutritious meals, soothing spa treatments and inspiring workouts.
- Exciting Entertainment
You’ll be buzzing around the clock thanks to the exciting entertainment program on your cruise. You’ll enjoy Broadway-style stage shows, casinos, a spectacular ice show and much more.
- Youth Programs
Royal Caribbean cruises are for the whole family. There are several different teen and kids programs available catering for all age groups, from the Royal Babies play centre to teen parties and sporting competitions.
In addition to the lively entertainment program, each ship boasts a number of different bars, lounges, and nightclubs for you to continue your night at, each with a unique feel and atmosphere.
Royal Caribbean International Fleet
There are more than 20 ships within the Royal Caribbean fleet, spread across seven different ship classes. Each class has something slightly different to offer. For example, Radiance Class is all about the views, with wide-open spaces, glass walls, balconies and lifts; Voyager Class features climbing walls, ice rinks and miniature golf; and Quantum Class is the newest class of cruise ship, with the North Star observation pod and Two70 theatre. Sailing out of Australia for the 2018/2019 summer season is Ovation of the Seas, Radiance of the Seas and Explorer of the Seas, while summer 2019/2020 will see Ovation of the Seas, Radiance of the Seas and Voyager of the Seas sail from Australian shores. Enjoy exploring their deck plans, staterooms and other specific features.