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Royal Caribbean Celebrates Holidays On The High Seas
Sunny Locales Make Festivities Away From Home All the Merrier
MIAMI, October 18, 2006 - With the holiday season just around the corner, Royal Caribbean International is gearing up to transform its fleet into floating "Winter Wonderlands," ensuring that sun-seekers will not have to leave tradition behind. Outfitted with the touches of home, these sailings convey the festive spirit with an abundance of colorful decorations, holiday music, and caroling by the staff and guests - minus the stressful planning and cold climates that often accompany the season.

For children of all ages, time spent in Royal Caribbean's Adventure Ocean Youth Program truly is "the most wonderful time of the year," with holiday activities including:

  • Cookie Decorating
  • Eggnog Parties
  • Gingerbread Displays
  • Holiday Talent Shows
  • Kids Caroling
  • Special Hanukkah Gifts
  • Christmas Arts & Crafts
  • Holiday Ice Skating (Freedom- & Voyager-class ships)
  • Pictures with Santa

    After a long day of shore excursions or fun arts and crafts activities, guests of all ages can retreat to their rooms for a number of holiday movie classics featured on in-room televisions or pay a visit to the spectacular Menorah on display on the main deck. And who knows, well-behaved children may even receive a special visit from the holiday gift fairy while onboard.

    Those in search of spiritual gatherings can participate in a number of religious ceremonies, such as the lighting of the Menorah, Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve and Hanukkah service (all under the direction of onboard clergy).

    On Royal Caribbean ships, guests will ring in 2007 with a memorable New Year's Eve celebration jam-packed with spirited onboard revelries such as themed and extended late-night parties for kids, teens and adults; complimentary party favors; a champagne toast; live entertainment in all lounges; and a captain's countdown.

    Guests interested in being part of the festivities can book their holiday cruise by contacting their local travel agent or visiting www.royalcaribbean.com. Prices start as low as $599 per person.

    Royal Caribbean International is a global cruise brand with 20 ships currently in service and three under construction. The line also offers unique land-tour vacations in Alaska, Australia/New Zealand, Canada and Europe through its cruisetour division. For additional information or to make reservations, go to www.royalcaribbean.com or call (800) 327-6700.

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