Which Royal Caribbean Ship is Best for You
Have you been wanting to try a Royal Caribbean cruise, but don’t know where to start? Have you been wondering what ship might be a good fit for you and your family, or what to do while onboard?
Wonder no longer because we have compiled a how-to on activities, dining, beverage packages and ships within the Royal Caribbean fleet. Read on to learn the secrets of getting the most out of a Royal Caribbean vacation.
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If you’re thinking of taking a Royal Caribbean cruise, prepare to experience vacation-inception because it’s truly an escape within a getaway. Each ship offers exciting thrills that appeal to all tastes and interests. Whether you’re an adrenaline seeker, lover of live entertainment, or admirer of a shaken cocktail, Royal Caribbean has it all.
The recipe for a perfect cruise is choosing where you want to go, but also how you’d like to sail there. Among our customers these are some favorite ships and their features:
Oasis of the Seas
Day or night, you can always find something exciting to do. If you like the finer things in life, we recommend you try Oasis of the Seas. Onboard you can find seven distinct neighborhoods with various bars, restaurants and entertainment like the Dazzles two-story night club that plays big hits and Vintages the sophisticated wine bar.
You can head over to the Solarium to see the picturesque ocean views from the cascading swimming pools. Next, you can prepare your palate for a six-course tasting menu at 150 Central Park, where wines are perfectly matched to the dishes you try.
Allure of the Seas
If you enjoy sensory experiences, this may be the perfect ship for you as you’ll be able to try new flavors and live large. Onboard Allure of the Seas, you can brush up your rhythm with a Bachata or Cha-Cha dance class, watch a movie under the sea sky at the outdoor theater or unravel clues at the mystery dinner theater. You can also indulge in delicacies at Samba Grill where Brazilian meats and deserts will satisfy your appetite, or you can pick your fish, signature appetizer or dry-aged steak at Chops Grille.
However, you like to spice up your life, Allure of the Seas is sure to have something for you.
Liberty of the Seas
If you’re the type of traveler that likes to live in the moment and you enjoy classic things, Liberty of the Seas may be the right fit for you and your travel companions. Onboard you’ll have unlimited fun, from the colossal slides that will make you feel like you’re at a water park to the live beats that will have you up on your feet.
Whether you like dancing or prefer to just watch, you can enjoy diverse music like the merengue and salsa tunes at Boleros, piano sing-alongs at Schooner Bar or live music at the English Pub. If the bar scene isn’t for you, that’s okay, you can also enjoy performances from the live orchestra onboard or watch a Broadway show like CATS, Grease or Mamma Mia!
After watching lively shows, you can enjoy freshly made guacamole and mouth-watering Mexican classics at Sabor, a customized New-York style pizza at Sorrento’s Pizza or delicious snacks and coffee at Café Promenade.
Harmony of the Seas
If you love action and feeling a rush, Harmony of the Seas is the ship for you. Onboard there are limitless adventures awaiting you. If you’re not already scuba-certified, you can learn how right onboard with professional PADI dive instructors. You can ice-skate or watch the experienced skaters in an awe-inspiring show. If you love to be hands-on you can take a culinary class or show off your vocal skills at On Air Club, the best karaoke spot at sea. Or you can get a good laugh at the Comedy Club.
The fun doesn’t stop there, as your dining options are just as entertaining. Growing up, you may have been told that you shouldn’t play with your food, well your chefs may have missed that memo, and you’ll notice when you see the beautiful plates they serve at Wonderland, the restaurant. Each dish is playfully designed and so pretty you won’t want to put your fork in it.
You can travel to New York and enjoy a refreshing cocktail at Trellis Bar or you can literally elevate up on the Rise Tide Bar. If that hasn’t already amazed you, we recommend checking out the Bionic Bar, a futuristic bar with robotic bartenders.
Anthem of the Seas
If you like to try new things, we recommend you sail on Anthem of the Seas. On this ship, you can experience different points of view, literally. You can see panoramic and 360-degree sights of the ocean from the North Star. You can try a modified version of skydiving in the skydiving simulator or flip around at the Trapeze School.
If you’ve never tried a macaroon, you’re in for a treat at La Patisserie, the French-inspired café. Or if you want to learn new culinary skills, you can watch different cooking techniques at the Chef’s Table, where the chef will walk you through the journey from start to finish.
You can now sail on the much anticipated ship, Symphony of the Seas. Royal Caribbean's newest and largest ship, that will debut this November.
With 24 incredible cruise ships to choose from, Royal Caribbean offers a cruise ship type to meet the needs of every traveler. Depending on where you want to go and what activities you love, there’s a perfect Royal Caribbean ship for you.
Royal Caribbean Insider Tips
If you love soda and/or alcoholic drinks, you can’t go wrong with these beverage packages:
- The fountain soda package gives you unlimited Coca-Cola products.
- The deluxe beverage package gives you unlimited cocktails, beers, wine by the glass, fresh squeezed juice, bottled water and specialty coffees.
How much is the Royal Caribbean soda package?
- It depends on the duration of your cruise but averages to $8 per person, per day plus gratuities. Prices are subject to change, but you can always confirm with your Avoya Travel Expert.
How much is the Royal Caribbean Deluxe Beverage package?
- This package is $55 per person (over 21) per day and cannot be shared. Prices are subject to change, but you can always confirm with your Avoya Travel Expert.
How is Royal Caribbean food?
- If you’re a foodie, feel free to order as many dishes as you’d like in the Main restaurant. Most cruisers like to sample and try different appetizers, entrees and desserts. You can also dine at specialty restaurants that are inspired by world-renowned chefs and international cuisine. With so many options, there is something for every type of diet.
- If you love spa treatments, it is recommended you take advantage of spa services on days at sea, when available.
- If you’re worried about sea sickness, we recommend visiting one of the shops onboard for a sea sickness patch and among popular opinion, it is best to stay as close to mid ship. Rest assured, there are medically trained staff and doctors available onboard.
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