MIAMI, August 27, 2007 – Adventurers will have a rare opportunity to circumnavigate the South American continent on Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas, the line’s first Voyager-class ship to chart a course around Cape Horn. Starting in January 2009, Mariner will take guests on one of three cruises, calling at some of the most spectacular destinations in South America, or a combined 46-night cruise for an extended South America adventure.
“Mariner will offer a remarkable experience for vacationers as they visit the must-see destinations of South America and enjoy the exceptional onboard amenities and service only found on a Royal Caribbean ship,” said Alice Norsworthy, senior vice president, Marketing, Royal Caribbean International.”
Mariner will begin the southerly ocean-crossover on January 4, 2009 from Port Canaveral on a 15-night voyage to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Guests will call at St. Maarten, St.Kitts, Barbados, and Salvador De Bahia, Brazil, as well as CocoCay – Royal Caribbean’s private island destination in the Bahamas. The sailing will conclude with an overnight stay in Rio, regarded as South America’s most sizzling destination.
Mariner will continue with a 15-night sailing on January 19 to round the southern tip of South America departing from Rio to Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile and including calls at Montevideo, Uruguay and Ushuaia, Argentina – the southernmost city in the world. Guests also will cruise along the majestic Chilean fjordlands and enjoy overnight stays in Buenos Aires – the “Paris of South America” – and Valparaiso.
Mariner will conclude her epic journey with a 16-night sailing from Valparaiso (Santiago) on February 3. Guests will enjoy calls at Arica, Chile; Lima (Callao), Peru; Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica; and Acapulco and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, debuting in her new homeport of Los Angeles on February 19.
Guests booking the 46-night voyage by December 15, 2007 receive a 50% reduced deposit and a $500 onboard credit.
Voyager-class ships revolutionized the cruise industry in the ’90s by introducing an onboard rock-climbing wall, ice-skating rink, and Royal Promenade – a boulevard running the length of the ship that is lined with lounges, stores and restaurants, including a Ben & Jerry’s scoop shop.
Guests on Mariner of the Seas can enjoy a rejuvenating treatment in the Mariner Day Spa or relax in one of the many pools and heated whirlpools by day, and take in non-stop entertainment, from top-rated Broadway-style productions in the Savoy Theater to gaming in Casino Royale, by night. They also can choose from more than 15 bars and lounges and seven restaurants, including Johnny Rockets and Royal Caribbean’s signature specialty restaurants, Chops Grille Steakhouse and Portofino Italian Ristorante. Royal Caribbean’s hallmark Gold Anchor Service helps make each guest’s vacation a unique and unforgettable experience with friendly and engaging service from the staff and crew.
Royal Caribbean International is a global cruise brand with 21 ships currently in service and three under construction. The line also offers unique land-tour vacations in Alaska, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, South America and New Zealand through its cruisetour division. For additional information or to make reservations, call your travel agent, visit www.royalcaribbean.com or call (800) Royal-Caribbean. For travel professionals, go to www.cruisingpower.com or call (800) 327-2056.