Royal Caribbean International is re-launching the cruise line’s art programme with Art on Royal. The new programme includes art-inspired events, tours, seminars and auctions. The programme, developed in partnership with Art Actually, was first piloted onboard Oasis of the Seas; is also currently aboard Adventure of the Seas and Navigator of the Seas; and will be available on all ships by the end of the year.
“Royal Caribbean International has compiled one of the world’s largest private art collections, valued at $120 million, on display onboard our fleet of ships for our guests’ enjoyment,” said Lisa Bauer, senior vice president of Hotel Operations, Royal Caribbean International, “Guests have always marvelled at our art and many have inquired into how to purchase them. Art on Royal will offer guests the opportunity to take home a lasting work of art as a memory of their cruise, as well as provide a broad menu of art-inspired programmes.”
Unique to Royal Caribbean International are Royal Caribbean Signature Artists, who include pop-culture icons such as Romero Britto and Thomas Kinkade. The BRITTO Gallery onboard Allure of the Seas and Freedom of the Seas – and soon to be added to Splendour of the Seas – offers the artist’s contemporary masterpieces. The Thomas Kinkade Gallery onboard Mariner of the Seas features pieces by one of the most collected living artists in history.
Through the unique Art on Royal programme, guests have the opportunity to view and purchase a one-of-a-kind piece, as well as enjoy events on select sailings throughout the year. In addition, Art on Royal offers a range of gifts, souvenirs and high-valued originals, including limited-edition signed photography, one-off unique pieces, wall pieces, miniatures, and artist commissions.
Based in Miami and founded by the owners of ICArt, the curators of the Royal Caribbean Art Collection, Art Actually has created the unique shipboard art programme, Art on Royal. More information is available at www.ArtActually.com or by emailing [email protected]
Royal Caribbean International is a global cruise brand with 22 ships currently in service. The line also offers unique cruise tour land packages in Alaska, Australia, Canada, Dubai, Europe, and New Zealand.