Weighing 1,68,666 tonnes, this ship has 2088 staterooms and can accommodate 4905 passengers and 1500 crew members. It has 18 dining options, 4 pools, 10 whirlpools, a Flow rider, an iFly, North Star and a Rock Climbing Wall. You can also ask for a private experience to make the most of the flow rider and ice skating experience. The ship has the largest indoor sports and entertainment complex at sea, with attractions ranging from bumper cars, roller skating and video gaming to a circus school that can be accompanied by flying trapeze classes. Art throughout the ship is breezy and fun. It is epitomized by Gigi, a two deck long giraffe wearing a tube and the multi deck crystal and gold cherry blossom piece that begins from the promenade on Deck 4.
This cruise ship spoils you like no other with the myriad options to dine and experience adventure. Its the place where the nostalgia of childhood meets technology, thanks to the 1st skydiving simulator in the sea (iFly), North Star (300 feet high capsule that lets you take a 360 degree view) in the seas, the bionic bar and the ‘we will rock you’ musical production. It’s beautiful and fun and great for a resort like family experience.
An adventure and food lover wouldn’t really mind spending a little extra to dine at exotic restaurants (such as Silk, Chic) or experience thrill at the Sea Plex (a mini amusement park). It’s going to be a bit steep but totally worth it.
There is so much to do on the ship that you wouldn’t want to get down for all the shore excursions. Its a roller coaster ride through a splurge of adventures. This ship has a shade of adventure for people of all ages.
Out of 2090 cabins, 1570 have balconies. This was the first ship to have RCI’s Royal Suite Class, that has a lot of customized features, specifically made as per the preferences of each cruiser. It lets a cruiser experience a lot of Royal Genie and Concierge craft moments. But what really steal attention are the virtual balconies (high definition screens that span nearly from floor to the ceiling, providing real-time views of the oceans and destinations) in 373 rooms. The rooms have been designed keeping in mind modern travelers, which is exactly why the decor is blue and brown with bold yet sassy geometric patterns. The rooms have twin beds, mini bars, a marble bathroom and a dressing area in the bathroom and more than normal charging outlets. The 12 Grand and Super Grand suites have a master bed room and living room in them, the smallest being 351 square feet. Comfort is the key of every stateroom of this ship.
Its an action packed cruise that shall spoil you with the umpteenth activities that it offers on-board. The Flow Rider (surf simulator) at Deck 16, the rock climbing wall, the Seaplex (largest indoor active space at the sea with bumper cars, rollerskating and a basketball court), the skydiving simulator (iFly), indoor pool with a 220 feet movie screen, the solarium and North Star, make sure you get the best of the sea and sky. This pretty much covers what you can do during the day. But the host of activities in the night are even better. You can watch Broadway, the ship’s signature musical called “We Will Rock You’ or raise a toast at the Bionic Bar or Casino in Deck 5. You can also enjoy some jazz at the Musical Hall in Deck 3 and 4. Grab the best of video projection, robotics and human artistry at the Two 70 in Deck 5 and 6. Make sure you either arrive early for the musicals or get a prior booking done. The most amazing time at the cruise shall be basking in the sun on Deck 15, so don’t miss out on that!
There is a never ending list of cuisines that you can try in the 18 eateries on-board. Food and service at the four main restaurants onboard — Silk, Chic, The Grande Restaurant and American Icon — are the same and include options for appetizers, main course and desserts. The shrimps are the most delicious portions of the meal. Grilled chicken breast, oven-roasted salmon, strip steak and pasta dishes are featured as entrees. Each restaurant also offers “Signature” dishes — two appetizers and two entrees – that are available the entire week and represent greatest hits. Kids’ menus are available in all restaurants.
You can also make the most of Royal Caribbean’s My Time Dining concept, where guests can choose to dine in one of four dining rooms each night, in Deck 3 and 4, although you’ll never have to wait for more than 5 minutes to get a table.
The list of innovations on-board include the sky diving simulator, an indoor pool with a 220 feet movie screen and the North Star (a capsule that lets you grab a 360 degree view of the sea). To add to that, the robotic bionic bar is the perfect example of amazing technology integration on a cruise. Don’t miss out on the acrobatics and the musical, “We will Rock You”!