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Royal Caribbean Insider

12th April 2016

From fascinating ports to new and exciting onboard innovations, a cruise with Royal Caribbean means more than simply unpacking once and having the world come to you. Each ship in Royal Caribbean's fleet continues to innovate when it comes to activities and extras. Whether you're a discerning diner, a pleasure seeker or intrepid traveller, a Royal Caribbean cruise will delight.

 Life's easy and unhurried with Royal Caribbean

Explore

From snow-laden mountain peaks and ancient civilisations, to glittering mega cities and technicolour underwater worlds, Royal Caribbean ventures to every corner of the globe – that's 233 destinations in 72 countries on six continents. You won't just see the world, you'll explore it. Carefully selected ports include a range of shore excursions that have been specially created for guests. Adding a cultural element to all voyages, professional guides lead groups ashore for days jam-packed with family-friendly fun, culinary journeys, enlightening historical insights or action-packed adventures.

 Discover brilliant underwater worlds on shore excursions

Taste

Discover a whole world of flavours onboard a Royal Caribbean cruise. Your palate will be tempted, treated and tantalised with an unrivalled selection of onboard eateries. Global cuisine stretches from hearty American grills to the delicate plating of traditional Japanese fare. Royal Caribbean also offers Dynamic Dining where you can pick your restaurants and dining times each day and night. Then of course, there are the celebrity chefs. Personalities such as Jamie Oliver have brought their flair for wholesome, flavourful food onboard in their signature restaurants. No matter the craving, no matter the time of day, indulgence is the very hallmark of a Royal Caribbean cruise.

Buy

Fascinating ports mean precious mementoes from your journeys aren't hard to come by. Many shore excursions cross heaving market places and dazzling high streets, where you can pick up everything from hand-crafted accessories to personalised fragrances. Retail therapy isn't limited on the ships either. Royal Caribbean's onboard promenades feature boutique stores brimming with designer brands, fine jewellery and skincare, for all those moments when you just want to enjoy a spot of shopping.

 Soar sky-high in the North Star viewing capsule

Experience

Innovation is at the core of Royal Caribbean's ethos of fun. Activities are no longer dominated by shuffleboard courts and bingo games. The fleet features myriad first-at-sea innovations, including the North Star viewing capsule which elevates you 300-feet above sea level for 360-degree views, as well as the RipCord by iFLY skydiving experience. But if you prefer leisure pursuits that are a little more languid, you can while away your days at sea with a blissful session at the Vitality Spa; hit the greens for a round of mini-golf; flutter at the casino; and be wowed with Broadway-style musicals and evening shows.

Escape Travel tip

On your first day, take the time to understand the lay of the land (so to speak), as it's easy to get lost on these mammoth vessels. Wander the length of the ship and orient yourself with your surroundings. You may even stumble upon some secret nooks and crannies where you can enjoy some quiet time.