All about Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
Does Royal Caribbean offer a military discount?
Yes! Royal Caribbean offers select sailings with up to 20% off for Active and Retired Military. Current national promotions may exceed the Military Discount benefit, and we have flexibility to compare discounts and always offer you the lowest possible rate available.
Military Cruise Deals offers our military discount or benefit on every Royal Caribbean ship and sail date, including British military members!
So when you book with us at Military Cruise Deals, you’ll get a much better deal than if you book with Royal directly, or with any other online travel agency like Travelocity or VacationsToGo.
Royal Caribbean is one of the biggest cruise lines in the world, created in 1969, now with 25 ships going to 270 destinations in 70 different countries in six continents. And it has it’s own private island on the north coast of Hispaniola - Labadee!
As cruise experts with decades of experience in the industry, we can vouch for a couple of key facts about Royal: It has the largest, most exciting ships and cabins in the world, yet also offers some of the most affordable cruises with rates starting around $200 pp for some off-peak Bahamas cruises!
Royal Caribbean has some of the biggest and most amazing cruise ships in the world.
Until recently, the Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas were the most large and exciting cruise ships we'd ever seen.
But now, Royal Caribbean has topped themselves with an entirely new class of ships, which are at the leading edge of technology on land and sea.
These QUANTUM CLASS ships: Quantum of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas, and Ovation of the Seas have features never before seen on cruise ships, or anywhere!
Here just a few the things you'll find only on these Quantum Class ships.
Sky diving simulator
Inside cabins with virtual balconies!
Is there a zip line on the Allure and Oasis? Yes!
Did I about have a heart attack as I witnessed my husband zip past the balcony of our Boardwalk cabin? Yes!
On the Oasis and Allure you can get a balcony room that faces an interior ‘neighborhood’ of the ship. The Central Park balcony rooms face an open-air, park-like area in the middle of the ship.
Or, Boardwalk balconies face the open-air boardwalk neighborhood where live music is often being played. From these balconies you can view the open air Aqua Theater and the ocean.
Royal Caribbean has the most modern and jaw-dropping in the entire cruise business.
Imagine two deck-high staterooms on the 15th deck of the ship, with a panorama view that is the best you could get from any cruise cabin in the world, two bathrooms, dining area, flat-screen TVs of course, and linens to die for. When you call, ask us for a “Loft Suite” and we’ll hook you up!
See below - can you believe that is a cabin on a cruise ship?! Yes, that is indeed a baby grand piano.
Oasis Class (Oasis and Allure):
The Allure and Oasis both do 7-day cruises from Ft. Lauderdale alternating to the Eastern and Western Caribbean.
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Although Royal Caribbean rarely offers a military discount on any cruise sailings on the Allure or Oasis, we at Military Cruise Deals will always provide a military discount. On most sailings in 2013 we are currently offering free gratuities on almost every balcony cabin on these two ships!
Freedom Class ships:
The Freedom, Liberty and Independence, built from 2006 to 2008, are all a whopping 154,000 tons and 1112 feet long, holding up to 4300 guests. At the time they were built, they were the masters of the cruising universe, the first to offer such novelties as:
- rock-climbing walls
- nine-hole miniature golf
- surf simulator
- ice skating rink
- DreamWorks Experience
The Freedom does 7-day cruises out of Port Canaveral alternating to the Eastern and Western Caribbean.
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The Liberty splits her time between 5 and 4-day cruise from Ft. Lauderdale in the winter, and cruises the Western Mediterranean in the summer from ports in Naples, Barcelona and the Cote d’Azur.
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The Independence of the Seas sails to the unique ports of Northern Europe, Scandinavia, Fjords, Canary Islands and Western Caribbean in the summer and from Ft. Lauderdale in the summer.
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In 2011 many of Royal Caribbean’s ships underwent a huge ‘revitalization’ in which they were redone and outfitted with new technology and facilities including:
- more speciality restaurants,
- Wi-Fi throughout the ships,
- a concierge club,
- Royal Babies and Tots Nurseries,
- flat-panel televisions in all staterooms and much more.
Voyager Class Ships:
The Voyager Class ships include: Navigator, Adventure, Voyager, Explorer and Mariner.
These 138,000-ton ships were all built between 1999 and 2003. With 14 passengers decks and 1557 cabins they are capable of holding over 3400 passengers. Although still relatively new, all these ships have received an update/face lift since in the last few years.
Amenities on these ships include: DreamWorks Experience, solarium, three pools, six whirlpools, sports court, rock-climbing wall, nine-hole miniature golf course, golf simulator, ice skating rink, in-line skating track, jogging path, video arcade, peek-a-boo bridge, boutiques, art and photo gallery and Internet center.
The Voyager is a rare Australian/Asian bird, with 2013 departures from Sydney, China and Singapore.
All upcoming cruises on the Voyager
In the winter months the Navigator cruises to the Western Caribbean from Galveston and New Orleans. In the summer months it gallivants around Southern Europe from Rome and Barcelona.
All upcoming cruises on the Navigator of the Seas
Radiance Class Ships:
Serenade of the Seas, Brilliance of the Seas, Radiance of the Seas and Jewel of the Seas
These 90,000 ton ships were built from 2001 to 2004, hold an average of 2100 guests per voyage and carry almost 900 crew members. They have 1083 cabins on 12 passenger decks; 583 of those have balconies.
All Radiance Class ships were refurbished in 2011 and now contain the same array of amenities as the Voyager Class ships, including a 220 square foot outdoor, pool side movie screen, seven new food and dining experiences, ship wide WiFi and much more.
Vision Class Ships:
Vision of the Seas, Grandeur of the Seas, Rhapsody of the seas, Splendor of the Seas