When you think of the ultimate cruise holiday, Royal Caribbean are always first of mind. Known as the innovators of the cruise industry, their ships are state of the art and the holiday experience they offer is held at even higher regard. But what makes a cruise with Royal Caribbean so special? Truthfully, there are many things! If you are thinking of your next cruise holiday, or perhaps your first ever cruise holiday, keep on reading as we take you through 5 things you can expect on a Royal Caribbean cruise.

1. Ships that WOW

With each new ship they build, Royal Caribbean push the boundaries of what it means to go on a cruise and it is this innovation that sees them hold the title of the most innovative cruise line. From introducing robot bar tenders and ziplining, to bumper cars and skydiving, with each new ship they build and develop, Royal Caribbean pride themselves on innovating across all areas of the cruise experience. This includes their dining experiences on board, their huge array of staterooms and suites and the entertainment and service you will get to experience and enjoy on board. Not only is this applicable to their new ships, the cruise line continuously upgrade their older ships to ensure the same exciting holiday experience. Their newest ship, Icon of the Seas, which you can read about here, will push cruise ship innovation to an even higher standard.

2. Amazing Itineraries

One of the most unique things about a cruise holiday is that you get to experience so many incredible destinations within one holiday. Cruises give us the opportunity to explore the historic cities of the Mediterranean, the beauty of the Greek Isles, the breath-taking beaches of the Caribbean and the unspoilt, awe-inspiring wilderness of Alaska. They give us the chance to venture through the Norwegian Fjords or delight in the incredible cultures of Asia. In short, cruise itineraries are our ticket to the world and Royal Caribbean offer cruisers the opportunity to explore over 300 destinations worldwide.

3. Private Island Experiences

Did you know that Royal Caribbean have two private islands in the Caribbean? Labadee, Haiti has been a much loved port of call on Royal Caribbean cruises for many years due to its tropical, lush landscape and mountains and its gorgeous beaches. Its also loved for its activities you can do including ziplining across the gorgeous coast from atop of one of the island’s mountains!

But the real star of Royal Caribbean’s private islands is Perfect Day at Cococay. Perfect Day at Cococay is Royal Caribbean’s brand-new private island, located in the Bahamas and it is fun personified. Whether you want to chill in the sun on the beach for the day, take a dip in the largest fresh water pool in the Bahamas or perhaps visit the island’s own private water park for some serious thrills, you have the power to create your own perfect day when you visit Perfect Day at Cococay.

4. Excellent Entertainment

No one does cruise ship entertainment quite like Royal Caribbean. From world-class shows to live music and karaoke competitions, to promenade parades and by the pool fun. Royal Caribbean know how to throw a party and keep everyone smiling on their holiday. When it comes to shows, there is no comparison and many of the Royal Caribbean ships, namely their Oasis Class ships feature world-famous Broadway shows including Mamma Mia, Grease and Hairspray to name but a few. They also feature spectacular ice rink shows, aqua theatre high thrill diving shows and so much more on board their various ships. And all of these shows are free of charge.

To keep on top of what’s happening each day on your cruise, you need to read your Cruise Compass! Each evening, a Cruise Compass will be delivered to your room which will outline all of the exciting entertainment that will take place the next day on board. With everything from fitness classes to live music and entertainment for the kids, this is your ticket to entertainment on your cruise!

5. Delicious Dining

When you cruise with Royal Caribbean, you are taking your tastebuds on tour! The food on board a Royal Caribbean cruise will truly blow you away. From the ever-popular Windjammer Buffet and the elegant main dining hall, you have endless choice of amazing food every single day and all included in the cost of your holiday. In addition to these two main eateries on your ship, you can also grab a bite to eat at on board cafes and even the mouth-watering Sorrento’s where you can enjoy slices of pizza, all cruise long, free of charge!

For something extra special on your next Royal Caribbean cruise, why not try out one of the on-board speciality dining restaurants. These do come at an additional cost, but they are great value and so worth the extra few euro for the experience and amazing meals you will get to enjoy. Popular speciality restaurants on a Royal Caribbean cruise include Chops Grille, IZUMI, Jamie’s Italian, and Wonderland, to name but a small few. The speciality dining restaurants do vary per ship so if you are after something specific, be sure to do your research first and of course, we can help you with your foodie cruise options too!

So there you have it, 5 things you can expect on a Royal Caribbean cruise. If you are thinking of your next cruise holiday or if you are thinking of trying your first ever cruise, we are here to help you and guide you to choosing the perfect one for you. Speak to our cruise experts seven days a week on 01-6995329. To learn more about Royal Caribbean, visit our website.