Monday, 23 September 2013

Royal Caribbean brands transatlantic sailings as Ocean Voyages

Royal Caribbean brands transatlantic sailings as Ocean Voyages

By Tom Stieghorst
Royal Caribbean International has created a package called Ocean Voyages for its seasonal repositioning cruises across the Atlantic.

The cruise line calls Ocean Voyages "a collection of special sailings that offer unique onboard programming, new shore excursion packages and unbeatable value."

Ocean Voyages will be offered on 11 ships, including late 2014 crossings of Oasis of the Seas and Quantum of the Seas.

Cruises will include a guest expert, who will lead a line-up of entertainment programming and activities, spotlighting topics such as culture, dance, film, visual arts, photography, wines and cuisine. Each Ocean Voyage will include a Black & White Masquerade Party.

Ocean Voyages offer what Royal calls a "prix-fixe" menu of three popular shore excursions at each port of call, customized to the itinerary. Examples include a tour of the side-by-side calderas in the Azores, or Teide National Park in the Canary Islands. Prices will start at $99.

To promote the new product, Royal Caribbean is offering a free premium beverage package on 13 select sailings for individual balcony and suite bookings between Sept. 11 and Oct. 15. Vacationers must ask for option code SPV3 to receive the offer.