The Evolution of Art

Royal Caribbean guests enjoy being surrounded by an onboard art gallery

Part of the experience of sailing the high seas is enjoying all the features of the ship – including the onboard artwork. Cruise passengers on Royal Caribbean can take in the artistic décor of the largest art collection at sea.

While Quantum of the Seas promises to inspire guests with cutting edge installations, paintings and sculptures that make up its “What Makes Life Worth Living” artistic theme, artwork and art-inspired events have been an important part of Royal Caribbean’s fleet for years. The cruise line’s investment into art is close to $200 million, making it one of the world’s largest private art collections. From Asian influenced art, to South American pop art, Royal Caribbean’s fleet embraces the cultures of the world.

International Corporate Art (ICArt) has curated the Royal Caribbean art collection for more than two decades. Royal Caribbean is heavily involved in the process, allowing its designers and architects to collaborate with ICArt. Each ship has an individual theme or common thread for its collection. Passengers can learn more about the art through tours, auctions and by visiting shipboard galleries.

Guests on Allure of the Seas are immersed in art inspired by the Cultures of the World. Romero Britto’s sculptures are part of the Central Park neighborhood onboard.


For those who want to see more of the artist’s work, they can visit the Romero Britto Gallery onboard Allure of the Seas.


Artist Jacob Hashimoto used stainless steel rods to suspend approximately 2,100 hand silk-screened discs to create the “Gateway to the Hidden Part of the Sky” on Allure of the Seas.


“Dream of Utopia,” by Keysook Geum, is made up of 34 handmade jewel dresses, floating in the aft lift lobby opening of Allure of the Seas.


Carlos Betancourt’s “A Flock of Seagulls” is a 100ft high aluminum and stainless steel sculpture on Oasis of the Seas.


“Magic Trees,” a 1.5 ton bronze tree sculpture also on Oasis of the Seas, is another piece by Betancourt.


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