About Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line (RCCL) has been around since 1969 and currently operates 17 ships. In 1997, Royal Caribbean purchased Celebrity Cruises—a premium line to appeal to an upscale audience—for a total fleet of 25 ships and a capacity of more than 40,000 berths. Royal Caribbean is a moderately priced cruise line, and rates vary by itinerary.
Royal Caribbean’s 142,000-tons Voyager-class ships are some of the largest passengers ships in the world. These five ships—Adventure of the Seas, Explorer of the Seas, Mariner of the Seas, Navigator of the Seas, and Voyager of the Seas—offer a wake of innovation with rock climbing, ice skating, in-line skating, Johnny Rockets diners, promenade shopping malls, and much more.
Royal Caribbean is a good middle-America, middle-brow choice, particularly if you like active travel.
Radiance of the Seas is the first of a new series of vessels in an “in-between” size: Smaller than Voyager class, but bigger than Vision class. Radiance combines features found in previous RCI vessels: The sleek exterior of the Sovereign class, the extensive use of glass of the Vision class, and the wealth of entertainment and activities of the Voyager class. Radiance has the most balconies of any RCI ship. Of the vessel’s 1,050 cabins, 813 have ocean views and more than 71 percent of those have balconies. Radiance is the first ship in the RCI fleet to have gas and steam turbines as the primary source of power to reduce emissions, noise, and vibration. Sister ship Brilliance of the Seas joined the fleet in summer 2002, and Serenade of the Seas joined in late summer 2003.
Nordic Empress was officially renamed Empress of the Seas and began sailing out of the new port, Cape Liberty Cruise Port, NJ (NY Harbor), in May of 2004.
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Starting May 2004, Royal Caribbean ships are sailing out of the new port, Cape Liberty Cruise Port, NJ (NY Harbor).