Royal Caribbean International has announced a record-setting Australian cruise offering for winter 2012-13, aboard three of its largest liners. Voyager of the Seas (pictured above) will sail the Indian and Pacific oceans, while Radiance of the Seas and Rhapsody of the Seas will sail a range of Australia and New Zealand itineraries from one to 18 nights, as well as offering cruisetours for up to 23 nights. Bookings for the 2012-13 Australia and New Zealand itineraries open today.
“Royal Caribbean will offer more capacity in Sydney than any other cruise operator during the season,” said Betsy O’Rourke, senior vice president of Marketing, Royal Caribbean International. “Vacationers have the widest choice among the region’s most innovative ships, exclusive onboard amenities and compelling itineraries. Combined with our signature friendly and engaging Gold Anchor Service, Royal Caribbean’s Australia and New Zealand season is delivering the Royal Advantage to guests on an adventure Down Under.”
Voyager of the Seas, Radiance of the Seas and Rhapsody of the Seas will offer a range of short cruises (one-, two-, and five-night) and longer (eight- to 18-night) cruises in the South Pacific, New Zealand and Australia. Customers can also choose a repositioning cruise aboard Voyager of the Seas from Singapore to Fremantle, departing 22 October 2012, and return on 9 March 2013. Radiance of the Seas and Rhapsody of the Seas both will reposition from Vancouver to Sydney, via Hawaii, in September 2012, and return in May 2013.
Customers can also choose among five cruisetour itineraries, which combine a cruise aboard one of the ships and an escorted multi-night land tour. Destinations include visits to Uluru, the Great Barrier Reef, Auckland and Rotorua. All cruisetours include hotel accommodation, transportation and select meals.
At 137,276 gross registered tons, Voyager of the Seas ranks among the world’s 10 largest cruise ships and offers exclusive amenities such as an ice-skating rink for ice show performances, a nine-hole mini-golf course, and the Royal Promenade which runs nearly the length of the ship, flanked with boutiques, restaurant and lounges. All three ships meanwhile, feature rock-climbing walls, day spas, and teen programmes.