Royal Caribbean International is set to host a special charity cruise out of Florida as it eases its newest ships into active service later this year.
With work currently underway on the expansion of the cruise liner terminal at Port Everglades so as to accommodate the new Oasis of the Seas
liner, the operator has confirmed that it is to play host to a one-off fundraising overnight cruise at the end of November.
Due to take place between November 29th and 30th, the cruise will offer passengers the chance to be among the first to sample the new ship, while simultaneously mingling with community and business leaders from across Florida and raising money for the local charity United Way.
Staterooms on board the 16-deck, 220,000-tonne Oasis of the Seas start at $1,000, the Orlando Sentinel has reported, with passengers to benefit from Royal Caribbean's latest design innovations, which have seen the new liner split into seven distinct themed areas.
A sister ship for the new vessel, to be named the Allure of the Seas, is also under construction, with a launch date of November 2010 having recently been announced.
Written by Chris Smith