Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean International

August 10, 2005 05:00 ET

Royal Caribbean International Launches 2006/07 Brochures

LONDON, ENGLAND--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 10, 2005) - Royal Caribbean International has launched its 2006/07 Worldwide and Mediterranean Cruises brochures, offering an unparalleled mix of ships and international destinations and highlights 15 dedicated itineraries on five ships committed to Europe. This includes, owing to its sales success in 2005, the return of Legend of the Seas sailing from Southampton.

Jo Rzymowska, sales and marketing director, UK and Ireland, for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, said, "We are confident that 2006 is going to be a great year for Royal Caribbean International. We have the return of Legend of the Seas from Southampton and our big news is that Voyager of the Seas will be sailing out of Barcelona. Add to that the fact that there will be the launch of the world's largest cruise ship, Freedom of the Seas, sailing from Miami, we can guarantee that this is going to be a sensational year for us, our guests and our travel partners."

The new Worldwide Cruises brochure includes new Mediterranean experiences on Voyager of the Seas, the first of the Voyager family of ships to make its European debut from Barcelona with cruises around France, Italy and Malta and Splendour of the Seas now starting from Venice taking in several Greek islands, Turkey and Dubrovnik. The brochure also highlights new breathtaking cruise adventures from Alaska and the Panama Canal.

For the second year running Royal Caribbean International is offering a dedicated Legend of the Seas Mediterranean brochure including shorter more varied itineraries with the flexibility of four, 7, 10, 11 and 14 night trips. These cruises also offer overnight stops in Barcelona and Palma and new ports of call including La Rochelle and Bilbao. The brochure introduces four new adventurous Legend of the Seas itineraries from Southampton including the Channel and Canary Islands in addition to the wealth of magnificent Mediterranean destinations all ready to explore. The 70,000 tonne ship features a rock climbing wall 150 feet above the ocean, mini golf course, health and beauty spa and various bars, restaurants and activity options.

To launch the new brochures, Royal Caribbean International is offering an early booking promotion with a potential saving of up to GBP200 per stateroom. This is available on a wide selection of cruises on bookings made before 31 August 2005.

Freedom of the Seas, will debut from Miami in June 2006. She will be the world's largest cruise ship offering an incredible range of onboard activities and guest amenities from flat screen TV's in all staterooms to cantilevered whirlpools extending out 12 feet from the sides of the ship.

Rzymowska added, "Cruising is no longer a niche market. More than a million UK holiday makers are now choosing a cruise holiday annually and there is a huge untapped market of potential first time cruisers out there. Working in tandem with our partners in the travel industry we want to ensure that they get the information they need to choose the cruise holiday that is right for them on their first and every future trip."

Royal Caribbean International is a global cruise vacation company with 19 ships in service and two more under construction. For further information visit your travel agent, call 0800 0182020 or log onto www.royalcaribbean.co.uk.

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