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Top 10 Royal Caribbean Cruise Highlights

11 Apr 2023 | by Anna Gibbs

Royal Caribbean is beloved for its huge amount of onboard activities and amenities, extraordinary international itineraries and the family-friendly atmosphere it has on its incredible cruise ships. With so much to see and do on a Royal Caribbean cruise you’ll be spoilt for choice; whether you want to feel the thrill of a waterslide, enjoy a refreshing cocktail at one of the bars or treat yourself to some much needed r&r in the Vitality Spa.

With 26 ships in their fleet, there’s a cruise ship for everyone – whether you’re travelling with your family, your partner or solo. So whether you’ve recently booked a Royal Caribbean cruise or you’re considering one for the future, read our top 10 Royal Caribbean cruise highlights to find out more!

Reach for the Sky on the North Star


If you’ve ever wanted to see unrivalled 360-degree ocean views whilst on a cruise ship, here’s your chance! When you step aboard the North Star, you’ll be rewarded with incredible ocean views from over 100 metres above the sea.

This extraordinary observation capsule even won a Guinness World Record for being the tallest viewing deck located on a cruise ship. An incredible feature that you can enjoy throughout your cruise, the experience will be unlike anything you’ve experienced at sea before!

Ships the North Star is on: Quantum and Quantum Ultra Class Ships: Quantum of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas, Ovation of the Seas, Spectrum of the Seas and Odyssey of the Seas.

Feel Relaxed and Pampered in the Vitality Spa

Vitality Spa

Alternatively, if you’re looking for some pampering throughout your cruise, you can head to the opulent Vitality Spa. At this sumptuous spa you can treat yourself to a relaxing massage, rejuvenating facial or even an energising fitness class in the fully equipped gym. There’s nothing quite like heading to a pamper session or fitness class during a cruise - especially on a sea day!

If you’ve got teens in your group they can feel pampered too at the YSPA; where a special spa menu has been created for teens aged 13-17. Expect the likes of calming massages, facials, hair treatments and even some fitness classes.

Vitality Spa and YSPA are available across all of Royal Caribbean’s fleet.

Enjoy the Thrill of Royal Caribbean’s FlowRider


This thrilling activity will be a hit with the whole family! Whether you’ve surfed before or it’s your first time taking to the board, there’s nothing like this fun onboard experience. A 12-metre long surf simulator, the FlowRider sends 100,000 litres towards you – giving you the chance to try your hand at surfing the waves!

The FlowRider surf simulator is available on: Adventure of the Seas, Allure of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas, Explorer of the Seas, Freedom of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas, Independence of the Seas, Liberty of the Seas, Mariner of the Seas, Navigator of the Seas, Oasis of the Seas, Odyssey of The Seas, Ovation of the Seas, Quantum of the Seas, Voyager of the Seas, Spectrum of the Seas, Symphony of the Seas, Wonder of the Seas and Icon of the Seas.

Indulge in Delicious Cuisine in the Windjammer Marketplace


Onboard a Royal Caribbean ship you have a whole host of delicious restaurants and eateries to choose from. And one in which you’ll have the delight of being able to enjoy is the popular Windjammer Marketplace. One of the main dining venues aboard all of Royal Caribbean’s cruise ships, it has a variety of cuisine on offer for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Indulge in the likes of freshly baked pastries, juicy burgers and decadent curries from around the world.

No matter what your taste preferences are, Royal Caribbean has you covered. Alongside the Windjammer Marketplace there are other tantalising options that will elevate your evening at their speciality dining restaurants which include: Izumi Hibachi & Sushi, Wonderland, Chops Grille, Giovanni’s Italian, Hooked Seafood, Jamie’s Italian and Jonny Rockets.

Windjammer Marketplace is available fleet wide.

Take on The Perfect Storm Waterslides

perfect storm

There is so much to love about a waterslide. They are exhilarating, fun for all the family and they make you feel like you’re on holiday. Onboard several of Royal Caribbean’s fleet there’s the rip-roaring Perfect Storm waterslides. Whether you take on the Typhoon and Cyclone, that both include twists, turns and see-through tunnels or you head to the supercell, you’ll have a fantastic time.

The Perfect Storm waterslides are available on: Freedom of the Seas, Liberty of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas, Oasis of the Seas, Symphony of the Seas, Explorer of the Seas, Wonder of the Seas. Independence of the Seas, Voyager of the Seas, Adventure of the Seas, Navigator of the Seas and Mariner of the Seas.

Delight in a Tantalising Cocktail at The Bionic Bar

Bionic Bar

Sitting back and relaxing with a tantalising cocktail in hand is part and parcel of a getaway. And there’s no better place to do this than in the Bionic Bar. Featuring two robotic bartenders, you can enjoy a variety of cocktails from the classic mojito to a refreshing cosmopolitan, all created in front of you by a robot. Mixology with a twist, this fabulous feature is bound to impress!

The Bionic Bar is currently available on the following Royal Caribbean ships: Anthem of the Seas, Quantum of the Seas, Ovation of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas, Symphony of the Seas, Wonder of the Seas, Odyssey of the Seas, Oasis of the Seas and Spectrum of the Seas.

Relish Unforgettable Entertainment in the AquaTheater


Entertainment onboard Royal Caribbean cruise ships is taken to the next level! From broadway-style shows to ice skating shows, there’s something for everyone! And one type of entertainment in particular that’s bound to please all the family is shows within the state-of-the-art AquaTheater.

Featuring the deepest pool at sea, that’s complete with two 30-feet diving platforms, you can enjoy out-of-this-world performances throughout your cruise. With shows that are ever changing, you’ll be in awe at the skill of the performers in the AquaTheater.

The AquaTheater is on Oasis Class ships: Symphony of the Seas, Wonder of the Seas, Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas and Harmony of the Seas.

Treat Your Family to The Ultimate Family Suite

Ultimate Family Suite

If you want to treat your family to a getaway that’s unlike any other, then the Ultimate Family Suite is perfect. This incredible accommodation option not only features an in-suite cinema, but a slide, a jacuzzi, a video game room and more!

Part of the renowned star tier and the Royal Suite Class, you’ll not only have a spacious suite that’s full to the brim with amazing amenities, but you’ll have an array of perks to utilise throughout your holiday; including complimentary drinks, speciality dining and a dedicated Royal Genie who will organise a variety of personalised experiences for you.

The Ultimate Family Suite is available onboard: Symphony of the Seas and Wonder of the Seas.

Unwind on Perfect Day at CocoCay


Royal Caribbean doesn't just offer incredible amenities and facilities onboard. They also have their own private island that you can enjoy! Available as a stop-off across a variety of itineraries to the Caribbean, Perfect Day at CocoCay has to be seen to be believed.

Whether your ideal beach getaway involves larger-than-life thrills or unwinding at a peaceful waterfront chill spot, you’ll find there’s no right or wrong way to make the most out of your adventure when you hop onboard a cruise to Royal Caribbean’s Perfect Day at CocoCay.

Feel Like You’re Flying on RipCord by iFLY


Alongside the North Star and FlowRider, RipCord by iFLY is one of the most popular activities onboard. A hair-raising skydiving simulator, you’ll feel your adrenaline pumping as you soar into the air - all whilst being onboard a cruise! Suitable for ages 3+ on RipCord by iFLY you’ll experience a weightless feeling that’s simply unmatched.

RipCord by iFLY is available on the following Royal Caribbean ships: Anthem of the Seas, Odyssey of the Seas, Ovation of the Seas, Quantum of the Seas and Spectrum of the Seas.

Experience an unforgettable Royal Caribbean Cruise

Regardless of the cruise ship or the destination you’re sailing to, on a Royal Caribbean cruise you’ll have a fantastic time. Whether thrills are your thing or you want to unwind with sumptuous treatments and getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, a Royal Caribbean cruise will be just the ticket!

Book your Royal Caribbean cruise today and enjoy a holiday of a lifetime.

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