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Royal Caribbean Cruises

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Royal Caribbean Cruises

Are you ready to experience an adventure you’ll never forget? Explore the most fascinating cities on earth. Snorkel in turquoise waters among tropical fish that glimmer like jewels. Ride in a helicopter over majestic seas of ice. Watch the sun set in a place whose name you can barely pronounce. Come on in and learn more about our ports of call, and tour our spectacular ships. Your adventure starts here.

 

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    All about the Royal Caribbean Cruises.

    Royal Caribbean Cruises
    Type of Cruise Line: Cruise Line
    This Cruise Line is Rated: 4-Stars
    This Cruise Line Sails To: Asia Hawaii, Alaska, Caribbean, Key West, The Bahamas, Mexico & Europe
    This Cruise Line is Best For: Families, Groups, Single adults & Couples
    This Cruise Line is All-Inclusive: Yes
    This Cruise Line Offers an Autism Program: Yes
    This Cruise Line is Autism Friendly: Yes.
    This Cruise Line Offers Programs for Children: Yes
    (Groups Guided by Certified Specialists Available)
    Spa & Wellness Program On Board: Yes

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    Royal Caribbean International is an award-winning global cruise brand with a 40-year legacy of innovation and introducing industry “firsts” never before seen at sea.

    The cruise line features an expansive and unmatched array of features and amenities only found on Royal Caribbean including, jaw-dropping, Broadway-style entertainment and industry-acclaimed programming that appeals to families and adventurous vacationers alike.

    World renowned for its friendly and engaging Gold Anchor Service, delivered by every staff and crew member, Royal Caribbean has been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 10 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Reader’s Choice Awards.

    What Makes Royal Caribbean Special?

    • “Gold Anchor Service” – Friendly, engaging and personal service with one goal in mind: Deliver the Wow!
    • Royal Caribbean International is the Nation of Why Not – a place where innovation and imagination reign supreme. Energizing onboard and shoreside adventures – From our Adventure Ocean Youth Program to the Flowrider, bungee trampolines, rock climbing walls, ice skating and in-line skating onboard, to heli-hiking and swimming with stingrays shoreside, you’ll see and do more on a Royal Caribbean vacation.
    • The most amazing and innovative ships in the industry – Featuring Oasis Class, Freedom Class, Voyager Class, Radiance Class, Vision Class and Sovereign Class, Royal Caribbean continues to lead with innovation in hardware.
    • Remarkable destinations all over the world – We sail to over 280 global destinations including the Caribbean, Alaska, Asia, Europe, Dubai, Mexico, Bahamas, Bermuda, Panama Canal, Canada/New England, South America and Hawaii.

    ACCESSIBLE CRUISING

    There’s a wonderful world of adventure awaiting you and there’s no one that can bring it to life like Royal Caribbean International®. We’ve always believed that discovering and exploring the world around us is something that everyone should be able to enjoy, and over the years we’ve been an industry leader in providing the finest cruise vacation experience for all of our guests.

    A great cruise vacation has no limits. Our brochure outlines features, equipment and services available for guests with disabilities, medical conditions or special needs and includes a handy planning guide.

    AUTISM FRIENDLY SHIPS

    Royal Caribbean offers an autism friendly initiative for families living with autism, Down Syndrome and other developmental disabilities. This includes sensory friendly films and toys, dietary menu options, and overall autism friendly training for Adventure Ocean staff and more.

    Royal Caribbean offers a wide range of autism friendly products and services, and they include:

    • Priority check-in, boarding and departure
    • Special dietary accommodations including gluten-free and dairy-free
    • Adventure Ocean flexible grouping by ability for children 3 to 11 years old
    • Adventure Ocean toilet-trained policy exception
    • Pagers/phones for parents of children in Adventure Ocean program while signed into our care (subject to availability) Availability: These

    Autism Friendly products and services are available on all cruises

    In addition, Autism on the Seas offers “Staffed Cruises” catering to families with children, teens and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. These “Staffed Cruises” include:

    Extra professionally trained staff in caring for individuals with developmental disabilities (provided at one staff member for every 2-3 special needs guests)

    • Assistance with Royal Caribbean’s products and services
    • Specialized respite sessions
    • Private activities and sessions

    Availability: Autism on the Seas “Staffed Cruises” are offered on select cruises. For a list of Autism on the Seas group cruises, click here.

    THE AUTISM CHANNEL

    Royal Caribbean International is the first in the hospitality industry to offer complimentary on-demand access to exclusive content from The Autism Channel® onboard most of its ships.

    The Autism Channel is a streaming television service providing information and resources to families and professionals supporting and improving the lives of people with autism spectrum disorders. Educational and entertainment programming on The Autism Channel ranges from a look inside the daily lives of families with children on the spectrum, to interviews with medical and legal professionals.

    The Autism Channel is available on all Quantum, Oasis, Freedom, Voyager and Radiance class ships. To access The Autism Channel content, select The Autism Channel folder under OnDemand Movies from the iTV (interactive TV) menu.

    AUTISM FRIENDLY FILMS

    Autism friendly films are presented in a low-lit and low volume environment. Guests are encouraged to freely talk and walk around during the film. These films will be offered on all sailings on Oasis class ships and on other ships, when there are autism groups or at least five individuals with autism onboard. Dates and times will be highlighted in the Cruise Compass.

    AUTISM FRIENDLY TOY LENDING PROGRAM

    Autism friendly toy lending is available in our Adventure Ocean Youth Program on all ships. Upon request, we will provide a tote bag of autism friendly toys that may be used in Adventure Ocean or in their stateroom. Parents may select other autism friendly toys that are more appropriate for their child. Examples of Autism Friendly Toys include: non-toxic crayons, markers, water colors, building blocks, dominoes, and picture books.

    AUTISM FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES

    We offer activities for children of all abilities. Families are encouraged to consult with Adventure Ocean staff regarding any special needs that their children may have in order to identify which activities are appropriate for their child and any possible modifications.

    CRUISING SOCIAL STORY

    A Social Story is a written or visual guide describing various social interactions, situations, behaviors, skills or concepts. These Social Stories help individuals with autism to better cope with social situations. Royal Caribbean offers a Cruising Social Story about cruising to help families with autism prepare for their cruise vacation.

    WHAT DO YOU OFFER FOR TEENS WITH AUTISM?

    • Expedited check-in, boarding and departure
    • Special dietary accommodations including gluten-free
    • Autism Friendly Toy Lending
    • Autism Friendly Films
    • Social Story
    • Our Teen Program with teens-only hangouts and activities. Please note while some activities are hosted, they do not provide supervision or one on one attention.

    WHAT DO YOU OFFER FOR ADULTS WITH AUTISM?

    • Expedited check-in, boarding and departure
    • Special dietary accommodations including gluten-free
    • Autism Friendly Toy Lending
    • Autism Friendly Films
    • Social Story
    • Our Cruise Activities Program. Please note while some activities are hosted, they do not provide supervision or one on one attention. (Adults are not permitted in Teen or Adventure Ocean spaces.)

    TRAINING

    All Youth staff are required to have a four year University degree or international equivalent in education, recreation or a related field. They also have at least three to five years qualified experience in working with children ages six months to 17 years.

    In addition, all Youth staff have received autism awareness training developed by Autism on the Seas. This training covers following topics: characteristics of autism and developmental disabilities, correct person-first language and terms, and skills to initiate a conversation with a parent about his or her child’s needs.

    What Makes Royal Caribbean Special?

    • “Gold Anchor Service” – Friendly, engaging and personal service with one goal in mind: Deliver the Wow!
    • Royal Caribbean International is the Nation of Why Not – a place where innovation and imagination reign supreme. Energizing onboard and shoreside adventures – From our Adventure Ocean Youth Program to the Flowrider, bungee trampolines, rock climbing walls, ice skating and in-line skating onboard, to heli-hiking and swimming with stingrays shoreside, you’ll see and do more on a Royal Caribbean vacation.
    • The most amazing and innovative ships in the industry – Featuring Oasis Class, Freedom Class, Voyager Class, Radiance Class, Vision Class and Sovereign Class, Royal Caribbean continues to lead with innovation in hardware.
    • Remarkable destinations all over the world – We sail to over 280 global destinations including the Caribbean, Alaska, Asia, Europe, Dubai, Mexico, Bahamas, Bermuda, Panama Canal, Canada/New England, South America and Hawaii.
    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

    Cruises:

    There are cruise vacations to suit every budget, from the cost-conscious to the most luxurious. Even more important, a cruise offers the best travel value for your money, because almost everything is included in the upfront price.

    Most Cruise Packages include:

    • Accommodations
    • Destinations you’ll visit
    • Dining – Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
    • Nightly Entertainment
    • Daily Activities
    • Onboard Service
    • Special Programs
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

    What’s Not Included In The Upfront Price?

    Below is a description of the things that are not included in the upfront cost of the cruise:

    Air Fare

    The cost of airfare is not included in the upfront price of the cruise, but is almost always available for an additional charge. We’ll ask you where you are flying from and quote you the cruise line’s price or the best available price.

    Alcoholic Beverages & Some Non-Alcoholic Beverages

    Alcoholic beverages are not included in your cruise price, and since soft drinks come over the bar there is charge for them as well. Specialty coffees are also almost always additional. However, Some of our luxury cruises lines may include this feature.

    Gratuities

    Your personal service staff works hard for you while you’re enjoying your cruise, so please tip them before you disembark. Most cruise lines make it easy for you by automatically adding gratuities to your shipboard account, which is usually about $10 to 12 per person, per day. This amount covers your cabin steward and the waiters and assistants who have served you all over the ship.

    Some Dining Options

    Alternative dining options are all the rage onboard contemporary ships these days and the cruise lines have a couple of different ways of charging you extra for them.  For all restaurants other than the main dining room you should expect to find that reservations are required. There is a fee for that reservation that usually runs from $10-$40 per person and the gratuity for the meal may be additional.

    Shore Excursions

    Shore excursions are a very important part of your experience in each port of call, especially if you’ve decided to take the adventure route.

    Photography

    Your ‘welcome aboard’ photo is your first encounter with the ubiquitous ship photographers. They’ll be on hand to capture all the fun and excitement, and then sell it back to you for $20 for each 5 x 7.

    Spa Treatments & Salon Services

    Arrangements with onboard spas and salons has become one of the hottest new things with the cruise lines in the past few years as passengers are focusing more and more on their well-being.