Leading cruise line Royal Caribbean Cruises
has announced plans to replace its debarkation policy.
The cruise line is revising its policy in an effort to make debarkation more relaxing for passengers.
According to CruiseCritic, guests will no longer have to wait in public lounge areas to be called out and can instead remain in their cabins for longer.
The As You Depart policy is now being rolled out across the cruise line's entire fleet and passengers are given instructions on the last night of the voyage.
Departing passengers will also be provided with light refreshments and entertainment, and major announcements will also be made via cabin televisions.
This new flexible approach will no doubt be welcomed by passengers who will find that they now have more time to pack and get ready for their departure.
In related news, Royal Caribbean was named as the world's leading cruise line at the 2008 World Travel Awards, which took place earlier this week.
Written by Fiona Mayers