Cruise luxury Caribbean
Royal Caribbean operates one of cruising's most intriguing fleets. Ships range from mid-sized and middle-aged to state-of-the-art and on-the-cusp mega-ships. The line continuously updates even its oldest ships, bringing onboard the most popular features from its newest vessels. The line boasts the two biggest ships in the world - Oasis of the Seas and near-twin Allure of the Seas - and Harmony of the Seas becomes the third in the Oasis Class when it debuts in 2016.
The line famously brings innovative activities to its ships, including indoor skydiving, bumper cars, surf simulators, circus school, rock climbing walls and its unique North Star, a jewel-shaped glass capsule rising 300 feet above sea level and providing 360-degree views over the sides of ships in its Quantum Class.
Its newest ships flex their muscle with high-tech features such as robotic bartenders, HD-aided whiz-bang entertainment, lightning-fast Internet and virtual balconies featuring real-time views of the ocean and destinations.
While not gourmet, Royal Caribbean's food is usually good enough to please most of their passengers. Most of Royal Caribbean ships offer the choice of traditional two-seating dining schedule or flexible dining for dinner, with open seating in the dining room for breakfast and lunch. Passenger who opt for "My Time Dining" have to prepay gratuities. Passengers can prebook tables in the main dining room online before they cruise. Ships in its Quantum Class, including Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas, feature "Dynamic Dining, " which gives passengers the chance eat dinner at any of the ships' restaurants whenever they want, though reservations are encouraged.
The Windjammer Cafe aboard all the line's ships offers breakfast and lunch buffets, and a casual alternative for dinner. On some ships, Jade, a special section of the Windjammer, offers Asian-themed dishes during the day and fresh sushi at night.
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