Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean International

November 22, 2010 12:34 ET

Brits Splash Out On Biggest and Best Accommodation Onboard the World's Largest Cruise Ship

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Nov. 22, 2010) - Royal Caribbean International invests a further £500,000 in the 10,000 flight give-away by extending the promotion by 2,000 flights.

Due to the considerable response from consumers and demand for popular holiday destinations in the Mediterranean, Royal Caribbean International has extended the 10,000 flight give-away on four ships with a further 2,000 flights added to the give-away promotion.

The continued rise in popularity for British and Irish travellers visiting the Western and Eastern Mediterranean and Adriatic Coast has meant that Royal Caribbean International will position 11 ships from the fleet in the region for 2011. The flight promotion is reflective of this demand and designed to provide consumers with an opportunity to take advantage of seeing these great destinations.

Royal Caribbean International has added 2,000 flights to the promotion from regional and London airports for the three Voyager Class ships in Europe; these include Navigator of the Seas, Adventure of the Seas and Voyager of the Seas. Also, due to popular demand to visit both the Spanish and Italian Mediterranean, Grandeur of the Seas which sails from Palma de Majorca with alternating weekly itineraries, has seen an increase in promotional flights.

"The shear volume of calls and bookings that we have received in response to this flight give-away promotion has been truly incredible. We have found that this initiative has encouraged bookings across-the-board on all our ships sailing in the Mediterranean for 2011 and believe that we have provided a truly compelling sales tool to encourage these sales for our trade partners. With this in mind and to help continue the upturn in sales, we are investing a further £500,000 in this promotion by providing a further 2,000 flights to the initial 10,000 flight give-away".

With only 43 days before the offer closes, the extended flight give-away promotion will continue to be on a first-come, first-served basis for any of the applicable cruises booked and confirmed between 18 November and 20 December.

The flights including several regional departure points from across Britain and Ireland and are available on:

7-night Eastern Mediterranean cruise from Rome (Civitavecchia) on 30 October 2011 with prices starting from £729 per person onboard Navigator of the Seas

7-night Spanish Mediterranean cruise on 8 May or 22 May on 2 October 2011 onboard Grandeur of the Seas departing Palma de Mallorca from £665 per person

7-night Adriatic Coastal cruise onboard Voyager of the Seas departing Venice on 8 and 15 October 2011 with prices starting from £705 per person

7-night Western Mediterranean cruise on Adventure of the Seas departing Palma de Mallorca on 8 and 15 October 2011 with prices starting from £550 per person

This is the largest ever flight give-away from a mainstream cruise line and applies to bookings made from 18 November until 20 December 2010 for travel in 2011. To book see www.royalcaribbean.co.uk or call 0844 493 2061 or visit your travel agent.

In addition to the 10,000 flight give-away offer, Royal Caribbean International is also supporting early bookings made for selected Independence of the Seas cruises from Southampton including savings of up to £500 per stateroom and free car parking at the port.

Offer applies to new cruise bookings only, cruises must be booked and confirmed on the same day, and the free flights offer cannot be combined with other early booking offers. Offer will end on 20 December 2010 or before if the extended 2,000 flights are sold out.

Royal Caribbean International's cruise ships feature activities such as rock climbing, ice skating and mini golf onboard, as well as meals and entertainment, all included in the price.

For more information on Royal Caribbean International and to book talk to your travel agent, visit www.royalcaribbean.co.uk or call 0844 493 2061.

Royal Caribbean International is a global cruise brand with 22 ships. Royal Caribbean International is a global cruise brand with 21 ships currently in service and one under construction. The line also offers unique cruise tour land packages in Alaska, Canada, Dubai, Europe, and Australia and New Zealand. For additional information or to make reservations, call your travel agent, visit www.royalcaribbean.co.uk or call 0844 493 2061. Travel professionals should go to www.cruisingpower.co.uk.

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