Cruise Line Spotlight: Royal Caribbean International

October 10, 2016



Royal Caribbean International is one of the top family cruise line's in the world.  RCI began in 1968 with three ship Norwegian ship builders.  Through the years RCI has been a leader in the cruising community.  RCI cruises to 260 ports around the world and was the winner in Onboard Activities from Cruise International Awards 2016.


RCI has 8 different classes of ships for cruisers to choose from.  Today we are going to talk about the three most popular classes in the RCI fleet.  Later in the week we will continue our RCI spotlight by discussing their kids programming and an overview of the popular ship Oasis of the Seas.

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Quantum Class


Over the past two years RCI has introduced 3 news ships with the newest and most innovative technology.  While not the biggest cruise ships on the water they are packed full of entertainment for guests.  The maximum number of guests 4,905  and the ships have 16 decks.


These ships have  the following amenities (not all amenities are listed):


25 dining options

35 lounges and bars

24 Hour Complimentary Room Service

RCI has introduced Dynamic Dining on the Quantum ships.



Royal Theater seat 1299 guests

Music Hall

Outdoor Movie Screen



Indoor swimming pool with retractable roofs

RipCord by iFly (a skydiving simulator)

SeaPlex Facility -basketball, roller skating, bumper cars, trapeze school


Water Park

10 Jacuzzis 

4 pools



Ovation of the Seas (2016)

Anthem of the Seas (2015)

Quantum of the Seas (2014)

Two new ships arriving in 2019 and 2020.


Right now the Quantum class ships are sailing across the world.  Quantum of the Seas is spending 2016 exploring the seas around China.  Ovation of the Seas is in New Zealand and Australia.  Anthem of the Seas is ported in Bayone, New Jersey and spending her time in the Caribbean, Bahamas, and Canada.

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Oasis Class


RCI's Oasis class of ships are the largest in the world and can hold over 6,700 passengers.  This class of ship provides a true city experience on the water.  



25 onboard dining options

35 bars and lounges

24 hour room service

MyTime Dining and Traditional Dining.



3D Movies

Aqua Theater

Broadway Theater


Comedy Club

Dreamworks Experience

Ice Shows

Outdoor Movies

Royal Promenade



Basketball Court


Central Park


Golf Simulator

Water Park

Ice Skating Rink

Mini Golf Course

Rock Climbing 


4 pools

9 jacuzzis



Harmony of the Seas

Allure of the Seas

Oasis of the Seas

With two new ships debuting in 2018 and 2021.

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Oasis of the Seas Class ships currently sail Caribbean itineraries.


Freedom Class



Traditional Dining Rooms

Sorrentos Pizzeria

Windjammer Buffett

 Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream

 Portofino Italian Restaurant

 Chops Grille Steak House

 Cafe Promenade


My Time Dining



Alhambra Theatre- 1320 seats

Studio B Lounge

On Air Club


Outdoor Movie Screen



Sports Court

Jogging Court

Rock Climbing Wall

Mini Golf Course

Ice Skating Rink



Adventure Beach

3 pools 

7 jaccuzzis



Independence of the Seas (2008)

Liberty of the Seas (2007)

Freedom of the Seas (2006)


Independence of the Seas and Freedom of the Seas cruise the Caribbean and Europe.    Liberty of the Seas cruises the Caribbean.


Finding the perfect cruise line and cruise ship for your family can be a daunting task.  I hope that this overview of RCI cruise ships will help you decide if RCI is the right cruise for your next cruise.  Keep an eye on our Facebook page as we continue to highlight Royal Caribbean International this week.  If you have any questions please contact your Fairytale's Destination Specialist here.

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