Royal Caribbean Announces Family Deals for 2009 Summer Vacations

MIAMI, May 14: Royal Caribbean Intl has announced terrific deals for family vacationers in the Caribbean this summer, offering savings up to $200 per stateroom on select sailings and onboard credits for select categories to spend on spa sessions, cocktails, and other onboard purchases. Presenting vacation values never seen before, these Royal Caribbean International cruises will combine some of the world’s most innovative cruise ships with breathtaking Caribbean islands for an unforgettable summer family vacation. Guests also will enjoy the cruise line’s renowned friendly and engaging Gold Anchor Service, as well as all the benefits of cruising, including the convenience of unpacking only once; the opportunity to visit multiple popular destinations; and the value of having meals and entertainment included in the cruise fare.

“As the leading family cruise line, Royal Caribbean Intl offers a wide array of innovative onboard experiences that are ideal for multigenerational family vacations,” said Betsy O’Rourke, senior vice president, Marketing, Royal Caribbean International. “Kids, in particular, will enjoy our award-winning Adventure Ocean and teen programming, which offers enlightening and entertaining sessions throughout the day for cruisers as young as six months old. Adults will enjoy unbeatable values on an unforgettable Royal Caribbean vacation that offers something for everyone in the family.”

Vacationers can enjoy savings of $50 per person, up to $200 per stateroom, for 31 select 7- and 9-night summer Caribbean sailings in 2009. Guests choosing an outside stateroom with balcony also will receive $100 onboard credit per stateroom or $150 per stateroom for junior suite or higher category accommodations. These summer family vacation offers apply to new bookings made by June 30, 2009 and are subject to availability.

With a wide array of amenities aboard 20 of the world’s most innovative cruise ships, Royal Caribbean helps family vacationers create lasting memories. Families can race each other to the top of the cruise line’s iconic rock-climbing wall for the best vantage point on board. On Voyager- and Freedom-class ships, the whole family can play through nine holes of miniature golf; face-off on the full-size basketball court; or practice their footwork in the Studio B ice-skating rink. On Royal Caribbean’s Freedom-class ships, everyone can take turns boogie-boarding or surfing on the FlowRider surf simulator, offering one of the greatest thrills at sea.

Royal Caribbean also designed onboard accommodations with families in mind. On select ships, family vacationers can choose an Ocean View Family Staterooms that can sleep up to six; the Royal Family Suite with Balcony that can sleep up eight; or the four bedroom, four bath Presidential Family Suite with Balcony, which can sleep up to a total of 14.

Royal Caribbean is the only cruise line with dedicated teen spaces across its fleet. Areas such as The Living Room teen hangout, Fuel or Optix teen discos, and The Back Deck sun-deck for teens give young cruisers ages 12 – 17 their own space to create new friendships and relax with their peers. Even younger cruisers enjoy scheduled and supervised activities all day in three age-tiered groups: Aquanauts (ages 3 – 5), Explorers (ages 6 – 8), and Voyagers (ages 9 – 11). Adventure Ocean and teen programs start as early as 9 a.m. and conclude as late as 2 a.m. All Adventure Ocean counselors are college graduates, with a degree in education, recreation or a related field.

Adults on a Royal Caribbean vacation also can enjoy myriad options onboard. By day, they can work up a sweat in the fitness center; choose a rejuvenating ritual in the ship’s day spa; and lounge by the pool in the adults-only Solarium. In the evenings, guests can enjoy world-class gaming in the Casino Royale; be enthralled by an award winning Broadway style musical revue by Royal Caribbean Productions; and relax in a variety of onboard themed clubs, bars and lounges. For additional information or to make reservations, call your travel agent, visit or call (800) ROYAL-CARIBBEAN.