The Royal Caribbean Fleet is comprised of 19 cruise ships that are as unique when compared to one another as they are when compared to the other cruise lines? vessels. Let me give you just a glimpse into what you can experience on this innovative group of cruise ships.
Empress of the Seas holds the distinction of being a class onto herself. At 48,563 tons, she is lighter than the other ships. She cruises with a maximum of 2,020 passengers (based on double occupancy) to ports of call in Bermuda and the Caribbean. Onboard, eat at the specialty Italian restaurant, Portofino. Take a dip in any of the four whirlpools. Increase your heart rate in the Fitness Center and see how low it can go in the Day Spa. The Casino is a sure bet for fun, and the Latin music at Boleros will have you dancing up a storm. A small ship with big time excitement.
The Sovereign family of vessels consists of Royal Caribbean's second-largest ships. There are three ships in this great class: Majesty of the Seas, Monarch of the Seas, and Sovereign of the Seas.
Majesty of the Seas weighs 73,941 tons and has tons of choices whether you're seeking intimacy or just family fun. Nine lounges, as ShipShape Day Spa and Fitness Center, two outdoor pools, even an onboard cinema this ship makes sure that the time in between your Bahamas shore excursions is as fun as the shore excursions themselves.
The Royal Caribbean Monarch of the Seas weighs exactly the same amount as Majesty of the Seas; indeed, the designs of the two vessels are practically identical. Meander through the many shops and examine the artwork displayed (every ship in the fleet has original artwork onboard that can be purchased). Throw a fiesta or take a siesta; Monarch of the Seas travels south of the border to Mexico.
The third and final ship in the Sovereign Class is none other than Sovereign of the Seas. At 73,192 tons, she weighs slightly less than her sisters, but has the same number of attractions and level of entertainment. The Bahamas is a destination that Sovereign of the Seas knows like the back of its hand or how about, the aft of its deck!
Royal Caribbean's Vision family of cruise ships is the largest group in the fleet (not the fleet with the largest ships). As the name of the class entails, these ships are all about making sure your eyes are happy!
Enchantment of the Seas has a total of eight bars and lounges, an indoor/outdoor pool underneath the sliding roof of a beautiful Solarium, and a Centrum that will stop you in your tracks. This 74,000-ton ship goes south to exotic locales in the Caribbean and north up to Canada and New England.
Grandeur of the Seas can fit 2,446 people into its cabins (based on double occupancy), and every single one of them will love taking a cruise to Bermuda or the Caribbean. Whether it's the pink-sand beaches of Bermuda, the steel drums of the Caribbean, or the amazing onboard attractions that draw you to this ship, you'll be glad you got onboard this 74,000-ton vessel.
Can you picture what 70,000 tons of good times look like? Looks exactly like Legend of the Seas. 18-hole miniature golf, four whirlpools, a Solarium with a sliding roof, a rock climbing wall, glass walled dining rooms I could go on, but you don' t have all day. This ship is a true vagabond of the seas, traveling to the Caribbean, Europe, the Panama Canal, as well as on transatlantic journeys.
Rhapsody of the Seas has been known to tempt people onto her decks much in the same way that the Sirens hypnotized sailors with their enchanting melodies. Of course, the Sirens didn't offer the sailors a rock climbing wall, a state-of-the-art theater, or an indoor and outdoor pool! Take a Caribbean cruise with Rhapsody of the Seas and you'll be singing your own sweet song! At close to 79,000 tons, this ship is more than equipped to make your cruise vacation totally harmonious!
The seven story lobby inside the 70,000-ton Splendour of the Seas, with its amazing artwork and gallery of shops and food station, you'll have plenty to do in between ports. But that's just the beginning. As you sail to either the Caribbean, Europe, or 'across the pond' on transatlantic cruise, you'll be able occupy your time by going the spa, the massive theater, the whirlpools, the swimming pool, the restaurants.
The last ship to mention in this class is Vision of the Seas. As becoming its name, Vision of the Seas is not only your ticket to the Alaska, Mexico, and the Pacific Northwest, its window to them as well. With acres of windows, several lounges, a casino, and a miniature golf course, the 2,435-passenger, 79,000-ton ship is definitely worth checking out!
These ships were designed with more open space, balconies, and glass than on any other cruise ships at sea so that you won't miss a thing along the way. More windows line the decks of these ships than grains of sand are on all the beaches in the world. And I never exaggerate, not even when I was the King of France. Okay, all joking aside, these are some really amazing vessels with lots of great places inside and out from which you can view the world passing by. Brilliance of the Seas, Jewel of the Seas, Radiance of the Seas, and Serenade of the Seas make up this family of vessels.
Brilliance of the Seas is basically a 90,090-ton floating resort. With self-leveling pool tables, a sports court for basketball and volleyball, several restaurants, this cruise ship takes you to the Caribbean, Europe, the Panama Canal, and on transatlantic cruises in style.
Radiance of the Seas shines brightly, just like the sun shines brightly in through all its windows. A 10-story glass-constructed atrium and the beautiful African-themed Solarium are great places to people-watch in between ports of call in Alaska, Hawaii, the Caribbean, the Pacific Northwest, and the Panama Canal.
Serenade of the Seas combines speed, space, and of course, style. It has all the first-class amenities you'd expect from Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. Alaska, Hawaii, the Caribbean, and the Panama Canal make up the destinations for this 90,000+ ton vessel.
Jewel of the Seas sparkles like a diamond in the sun when she's sailing on the water. Whether it is a cruise to the Caribbean, Europe, or a trip across the Atlantic, Jewel of the Seas will afford you great views along the way, as well as the best in innovative Royal Caribbean onboard features.
The family with the largest ships is the Voyager class. These "mega-sized" ships truly want for nothing. There are five ships in the Voyager family: Adventure of the Seas, Explorer of the Seas, Mariner of the Seas, Navigator of the Seas, and Voyager of the Seas. Each of these ships weighs a staggering 138,000 tons and carries 3,114 passengers.
Voyager of the Seas sails to Bermuda and the Caribbean. With everything from a rock climbing wall to full-sized basketball court, it is one of the most innovative cruise ships ever constructed.
Adventure of the Seas is all about the world of Caribbean destinations. The Southern, Eastern, and Western Caribbean welcome this ship and all her passengers with open arms.
Explorer of the Seas is yet another Royal Caribbean cruise ship that takes passengers on unbelievable Caribbean journeys. More restaurants than most city blocks downtown and a plethora of onboard activities and entertainment make this ship as great as it is.
Mariner of the Seas, like all the other ships in the Voyager family, has the highest public space-per-guest ratio in the cruise market. Translation: elbow room! Run around the sports deck, swim a few laps in the several onboard pools, or just watch the ice melt in your drink as you sail to the Caribbean.