Anyone wishing to explore Australia and the South Pacific by sea may be interested to read about Royal Caribbean's
offerings for the next few years.
Announcing its 2011-12 plans, the firm said that bookings could already be made by adventurers looking to have fun down under.
The company has said that two of its vessels will sail across the region, offering 13 unique itineraries and giving holidaymakers the opportunity to stop off at 50 different ports around nine countries.
One of these vessels will be the Radiance of the Seas
, a 2,501-passenger ships [ship?] .that features a golf simulator, two swimming pools and a 9-hole mini golf course.
It will travel across Australia and New Zealand, calling at Esperance and Geraldton as well as Hobart on the beautiful island of Tasmania.
Betsy O'Rourke, senior vice president of marketing at Royal Caribbean International, said: "Royal Caribbean's new range of Australia and New Zealand cruises and cruisetour land packages offer exciting vacation choices for families and adventurous couples."
One of the offerings as part of a cruisetour deal is an outback adventure, with transportation, hotel accommodation and various activities all taken care of to ensure that the customer gets an "exciting, stress-free vacation".
The other ship will be the Rhapsody of the Seas
, which will stop-off at exotic locations around the South Pacific, including the idyllic islands of Samoa, Fiji and American Samoa.
Anyone on board that ship will get the chance to take advantage of its rock-climbing wall, while younger passengers will be kept entertained at the Fantaseas Teen Disco.
O'Rourke commented: "Guests of all ages will enjoy a memorable vacation aboard the regions most innovative cruise ships and enjoy the Royal treatment, delivered by our friendly and engaging staff and crew.
"Royal Caribbean's cruisetour land packages offer compelling itineraries that take guests to the most renowned sites of Australia and New Zealand."
The beauty of the Royal Carribean itineraries is that there is so much choice, so that, while anyone with only a little time to spare can go for a to-night cruise, those looking to get away for a while can opt for an 18-night stay on board a luxurious ship.
Written by Chris Smith