Royal Caribbean has announced that two more of their ships will be revitalised as part of their Royal Advantage program. The Radiance of the Seas and Splendour of the Seas are set to join Freedom of the Seas and Liberty of the Seas in benefitting from a host of new venues and enhancements.
According to Betsy O’Rourke, senior vice president of Marketing at Royal Caribbean International, "The Royal Advantage is our commitment to continuously contemporise and innovate our vacation offering and deliver the highest standards of guest satisfaction through our Gold Anchor Service... The planned enhancements of five ships in 2011 will help expand some of the most successful programs that we have launched on our incredible Oasis-class ships to deliver these new ‘wows’ to more ships in our fleet. With November 7th marking our 40th anniversary, we are proud to continue to deliver more to see, do, and love than ever before to our guests."
Early 2011 will see Freedom of the Seas and Liberty of the Seas introducing their new dining, entertainment and children's programs and the two latest ships set for upgrades are due to be ready later in the year.
Radiance of the Seas will benefit from new specialty restaurants, including the Samba Grill Brazilian Steakhouse, Mexican-themed Rita’s Cantina, and the Italian Giovanni’s Table, as well as the Park Café deli-style restaurant and the exclusive Chef’s Table dining experience. Other additions to the ship include a new Diamond Lounge for Crown & Anchor Society loyalty program members, as well as the Royal Babies and Tots Nursery, interactive flat-panel televisions in all staterooms and Wi-Fi throughout the ship.
Splendour of the Seas is set to receive similar enhancements including two new specialty restaurants and the Park Café along with a Diamond and Concierge Lounge. The childcare programs Royal Babies and Tots Nursery will be introduced as will flat-panel televisions and Wi-Fi throughout the ship. Additionally, there will be new balcony staterooms added, select stateroom enhancements and upgrades to public areas, including a refreshed Windjammer Marketplace.
Royal Caribbean's face-lift to its most popular ships is welcome news and helps keep the whole fleet in line with the standards set by the new Oasis class ships.
Written by Stephen Adam