Saturday, September 15, 2012

Why Choose Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships

By Marc Lindham

Royal Caribbean cruise ships are operated by Royal Caribbean International, a Norwegian and United States owned company. It was started in Norway back in 1968. Nowadays they own and operate twenty two ships and control approximately seventeen percent of the large cruise line market. All their ships have "of the seas" at the end of their name.

They have some of the most modern ships in operation which are grouped into several different classes. They have six different classes at this time, including Sovereign, Oasis, Freedom, Radiane, Voyager and Voyager. Each of these classes have different features on the ship to suit each customer type. Some are more for older couples, while others are more family focused.

Each ship has a variety of bedrooms and suites to choose from. Most have outdoor views, but some are on the interior of the ship. All rooms are equipped as standard with Queen or Twin beds, TV, telephone, minibar, en-suite bathroom with bath or shower. The suites all have balconies and are much large with larger luxury bathrooms.

There are many things to do on the ships, they all have many options for eating and drinking through the day and night. They have large swimming and sunbathing areas and many other physical activities to keep you occupied. They all have spas with treatments, gyms, shopping arcades and libraries to name a few. Every cruise makes a number of stops where passengers can disembark and visit each place. This breaks up the time at sea and adds variety.

There are so many things to do aboard a ship, and in between eating and sleeping you will never be bored. However, if you feel like relaxing, there are many options for that too, with relaxing activities such as yoga classes or just lazing by the pool in the sun.

For those who feel like being more active, they have mini golf, rock climbing and Inline and Ice skating. Many ships also have a Zip line, where you can sail through the air across the ship attached to a cord. The pool areas have many rides for all ages and wave machines, some even have a surf simulator.

After dark there are more things to do with a variety of shows to choose from for all the family. For the grown ups there are cocktail bars and the casino. For the children there is a 3D cinema and play areas including a Carousel. Whatever your age or interests there is something for everyone to keep you busy.

Royal Caribbean cruise liners travel to all parts of the world, but one of the most popular areas is the Mediterranean. Their popular routes go for a minimum of six nights and maximum of fourteen nights. Possible destinations are Spain, Greece, Italy, France, Corsica and Turkey. Depending on what you are looking for there is something to suit all wants. The most popular itineraries are Spain, France and Italy for six days or the East Mediterranean, which visits Greece, Turkey and Croatia. The other popular route is the West European route which visits Italy and Spain.

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