Cruise lovers opting for Royal Caribbean Cruises
new ship Oasis of the Seas
will have an opportunity to sample the largest dedicated on-sea retail environment from later this year.
Some 13 stores, including open-air shopping outlets offering products exclusive to Oasis, will grace the new luxury ship.
Designed to cater for all ages and styles, the boutiques and shops will feature several international brands such as luxury leather specialist Coach and others who will be making their debut when the ship sails in December.
According to Royal Caribbean Cruises senior vice president of hotel operations Lisa Bauer, the company is "consistently pushing the envelope" with the choice of retail outlets offered on its vessels.
"With Oasis of the Seas we sought out to fully transform the shopping experience at sea by introducing new brands and new concepts," she explained.
"We've been fortunate to gain the support of a number of iconic brands that are eager to be part of the Oasis experience and are pleased that we can deliver upon guest feedback to offer more shopping opportunities onboard."
Royal Caribbean Cruises recently picked up 12 accolades at the Magellan travel industry awards.