What could be better than decamping to the Caribbean with benign tropical weather, picturesque beaches full of white sand and a cluster of large archipelagos awaiting you? What’s more splendid than exploring the unscathed natural beauty of Alaska with rare wildlife and roads less known to mankind offering you ultimate tranquillity? The answer is visiting all these exquisite locations and the most exciting part is, you get to do this on an impressive, luxurious cruise ship equipped with stellar facilities and the latest innovations at sea that won’t just leave you pampered but also thoroughly rejuvenated

In fact, cruising to these destinations is the best part about the holiday. The journey itself is as memorable, exciting and thrilling as the destination. Some of these much sought-after spots can only be visited on a cruise ship and their splendours become amplified as you sail to them, surrounded by sheer luxury onboard. The magnitude and scale of the glaciers in Alaska, for instance, can only really be fathomed as your giant ship cruises closer and the glaciers tower over its uppermost deck by many feet. That experience will not only leave you speechless and humbled, but will also be etched in your memory forever!

Take a look at this exciting list of destinations, each unique and mesmerising in its own way, that you can consider for your big summer break in 2017. The pleasures of travelling to these Instagram-worthy spots will only multiply manifold when you do so on a sprawling, exquisite luxury ship!

Caribbean

Those who love the idea of exploring the Caribbean and its many hues and flavours can now do so onboard Anthem of the Seas, Royal Caribbean’s most cutting-edge Quantum-class ship designed to WOW! Embark with it on its maiden voyage to Bermuda and witness at close quarters how Anthem is truly revolutionising cruising, especially when a robot serves you a lip-smacking cocktail before you retire to bed.

Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas will offer you a perfect blend of adventure and serenity. The multi-million dollar refurbishment awaits you onboard Liberty of the Seas, beginning its journey from Galveston, Texas. With the add-ons of an amazing new collection of water slides called the Perfect Storm and 26 new Panoramic Ocean View Staterooms boasting floor-to-ceiling glass walls, the ship sure is ready to enthral even the most experienced traveller.

The lovers of traditional cruising can opt for Royal Caribbean’s streamlined classic Empress of the Seas which gives new meaning to the “you only live once” philosophy. Your days will be packed with moments that count, from decadent brunches on the deck to rollicking parties that never end. Your Caribbean experience will be complete with the absolute hedonism you’re treated to onboard

caribbean cruise

Alaska

Hold your breath as the record-breaking Explorer of the Seas makes its 7-night debut on the Alaskan waters starting in May, wearing the crown of the ‘Largest Cruise Liner’ to ever sail on those waters. Start your journey from Seattle, Washington D. C. and sail to the famous Inside Passage where humpback whales await you, or pan for gold in Juneau’s Gold Creek River. See the Mendenhall Glacier at close quarters and take in the awe-inspiring river of ice measuring 1.5 miles in width and over 6 miles in length, a part of Juneau’s magnificent Icefield.

And after a day full of spectacular sights and unbelievable experiences, relax in your ship which houses an array of innovations for your pleasure. If it’s Zen you seek, achieve it at the poolside or by the relaxing at the VitalitySM Spa. Liven up your nights on the Royal Promenade, with parades, dancing, and duty-free shopping deals. The spacious public areas, enhanced staterooms, virtual balconies and a spectacular three-story dining room will complete your exquisite Alaskan experience.

Alaska Cruise Destinations

Europe

Those who love the idea of exploring Europe, sail with Harmony of the Seas, the most awaited inclusion to Royal Caribbean International’s fleet. Take a plunge onboard Harmony’s 10-stories high ‘the Ultimate Abyss’, the tallest slide at the sea. With seven distinct neighbourhoods, 20 dining options, zip lines and FlowRider Surf Simulators, your Europe experience will be punctuated with unadulterated pampering en route.

The third “smartship” introduced to Royal Caribbean’s fleet, the Ovation of the Seas ushers its 52-night Global Odyssey in May, beginning its journey with Europe. Start from Southampton, England, and head to Spain for the picturesque scenery and fisherman culture of Gijon and Vigo. After your tryst with culture, unwind on your ship with culinary delicacies from the menus of celebrity chefs like Jamie Oliver.

The luxurious seven-day cruise in the Greek Isles onboard Jewel of the Seas is the perfect way to indulge this summer. Sip a glass of vintage red wine at the island of Santorini and don’t forget to pick up some home-grown delicacies like honey, olives and feta on your way back. After a long day of cultural enhancement, take a dip in tranquillity as you get back onboard at the Vitality Sea Spa, the largest floating spa at sea.

Be a global citizen this year, sailing through some of the best places this world has to offer you with Royal Caribbean International and make your year memorable.

Europe Cruise Destinations

About TIRUN

TIRUN Travel Marketing is the exclusive India Representative for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. with a portfolio of 3 of its cruise brands including Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises. A leading travel marketing company, TIRUN along with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. pioneered the concept of cruising in India in 1993 and continues to successfully undertake exclusive marketing and sales for the various brands while also providing operational support pan-India. Headquartered in New Delhi, the company has their presence in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Chennai as well as representative presence in Kolkata.