MIAMI, August 16, 2007 – Vacationers usually exploring Alaska at bear-level height with Royal Caribbean International or Celebrity Cruises, now can soar over the majestic wilderness from the perspective of an eagle on North America’s longest and highest zip-line – the ZipRider. Traveling a distance of 5,330 feet from a mountaintop 1,330 feet in elevation to the beach below, guests can experience the exhilarating shore excursion at Icy Strait Point during their Alaskan cruise or cruisetour adventure.
“We are thrilled to provide this extraordinary experience to our guests looking for a unique and active vacation,” said Craig Milan, president, Royal Celebrity Tours. “The Icy Strait Point ZipRider is an exciting addition to the many diverse shore excursions and cruisetours we offer around the world to ensure a memorable vacation for our guests.”
The ZipRider features six individual cables allowing six riders to launch simultaneously or independently while buckled in and seated in a secure harness. Guests can enjoy magnificent vistas of the awe-inspiring mountains and ocean, reaching speeds up to 60 miles per hour. Riders begin and end their ride on a launch tower and landing platform, respectively, never having to touch the ground and therefore, minimally impacting the pristine surroundings of Icy Strait Point.
For travelers seeking a more in-depth Alaska experience, Royal Caribbean International cruisetours and Celebrity Cruises cruisetours extend guests’ vacations with 20 pre- or post-cruise land-based adventures into the pristine Alaskan interior. Guests are escorted by knowledgeable “Adventure Specialists” as they explore historical inland frontier-towns, like Fairbanks or Talkeetna, and venture deep into the wilderness of Denali National Park. On most cruisetours, guests also take in awe-inspiring scenery aboard the cruise lines’ exclusive Wilderness Express glass-domed traincars and enjoy 360 degree views as they wind through the lush landscape of Alaska.
For more information about Royal Caribbean International cruisetours or Celebrity Cruises cruisetours to some of the world’s most spectacular places, please visit www.RoyalCaribbean.com/cruisetours or www.CelebrityCruises.com/cruisetours, respectively.
About Royal Caribbean International
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)ROYALCARIBBEAN. For travel professionals, go to www.cruisingpower.com or call (800) 327-2056.
About Celebrity Cruises
Celebrity Cruises offers comfortably sophisticated, upscale cruise experiences with highly personalized service, exceptional dining, and extraordinary attention to detail. Celebrity sails in Alaska, California, the Caribbean, Europe, Galapagos Islands, Hawaii, Mexican Riviera, Panama Canal and South America, and will begin sailing in Australia and New Zealand in November. The line also offers unique land-tour vacations in Alaska, Canada, Europe and Australia through its cruisetour affiliate. Noted for “The World’s Best Large Ships,” as voted by the readers of Conde’ Nast Traveler (February 2007 Cruise Poll), Celebrity’s current fleet will be joined by Celebrity Solstice in 2008, Celebrity Equinox in 2009, Celebrity Eclipse in 2010, and a fourth Solstice-class ship in 2011. For more information, call your travel agent, dial (800) 437-3111 or visit www.celebritycruises.com.