Guests sailing on Royal Caribbean’s Australian-based fleet of five ships on 26 January are in for a boat load of true blue festivities, with Australia’s biggest cruise line chock full of Aussie food, drinks, music, games, parties and other special touches – making Australia Day onboard one to remember.
“With five of our ships based in the region this season, more Aussies than ever before are choosing to celebrate Australia Day with Royal Caribbean,” said Adam Armstrong, managing director, Royal Caribbean Australia and New Zealand. “With sea, sunshine and a party atmosphere like no other, a cruise is the ultimate way to embrace the Australian spirit.”
Bedecked in Australian flags and green and gold decorations, Sydney-based Ovation of the Seas, Voyager of the Seas, Explorer of the Seas and Radiance of the Seas and Brisbane-based Legend of the Seas will all celebrate in Royal Caribbean style.
During the day, there are family parties on the pool deck, complete with Belly Flop contests, BBQs and prizes for the best-dressed Aussie. For revellers who want to kick on into the night, there will be bands and DJ’s playing Aussie classics, such as John Farnham, INXS and Kylie Minogue – and, of course, “Waltzing Matilda”. Menus in Windjammer and the Main Dining rooms will be brimming with classic Aussie fare such as lamingtons, meat pies, prawn skewers, pavlova and lamb chops, plus some of Australia’s best-loved wine and beer.
As well, each of the ships will put their own special twist on the day’s celebrations. Ovation of the Seas, Australia’s newest, biggest and most modern ship, will hold cricket competitions in SeaPlex, the largest indoor active space at sea, Australian trivia in the Schooner Bar, a Sexiest Man Contest on the pool deck and a beach party in Two70, its immersive, multimedia entertainment venue.
Meanwhile, Explorer of the Seas will hold the Aussie Olympic Games, face-painting and Kangaroo Racing – sack-racing with an Aussie twist. Voyager of the Seas will host a Rock It! Australian dance party, Legend of the Seas has a thong-throwing competition and Aussie beer toss, and Radiance of the Seas will boast the “Largest Pavlova at Sea”.
While this year’s sailings are sold out, guests looking ahead to their 2018 celebrations can book an eight-night South Pacific voyage on Ovation of the Seas, departing Sydney on 19 January 2018. The cruise calls at Mystery Island, Vanuatu and Noumea, New Caledonia and guests can celebrate on 26 January with an Australian Day party at sea. Fares start from as little as $1,669 per person for an Interior stateroom, including US$100 onboard credit per stateroom and 50% off the usual deposit amount if booked before 27 February 2017, as part of Royal Caribbean’s Big New Year Sale.
Or book a 10-night Tropical Delights cruise on Explorer of the Seas, departing Sydney on 20 January 2018. Guests can experience all the fun of Australia Day onboard, as well as the pristine seas of the South Pacific as they cruise to New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Lifou in the Loyalty Islands. Fares start from $1,239 for an Interior stateroom including US$100 onboard credit per stateroom and 50% off the usual deposit amount if booked before 27 February 2017.
For further information or to book a Royal Caribbean cruise, visit www.royalcaribbean.com.au, phone 1800 754 500 or see your local travel agent.
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