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Year round cruise and theme-park options continue into 2013

Year round cruise and theme-park options continue into 2013

Royal Caribbean International’s Freedom of the Seas will sail 26 new cruises between May and October 2013 every Sunday from Port Canaveral of Florida’s Space Coast. The cruises – alternating between seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries – will feature stars of DreamWorks entertainment such as Alex the Lion, Po the Dragon Warrior, Shrek and Fiona.

The proximity of Port Canaveral to the theme-park packed destination of Orlando means that holidaymakers can combine the cruises with three and four-night stays at Universal Orlando Resort and enjoy unparalleled savings. The package to experience the best of land and sea in one amazing holiday includes hotel and shipboard accommodations, multi-day passes to Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, complimentary admission to select live entertainment venues at Universal CityWalk and ground transfers between airport, hotel, theme parks and the ship at port.

On board the ship families can continue their entertainment theme with activities from the DreamWorks experience such as character breakfasts, parades and themed shows. Guests of all ages also enjoy the newly installed oversized video screen overlooking the main pool deck, while the youngest of the cruise line’s guests, six to 36 months old, are catered to in the Royal Babies and Tots Nursery. Freedom of the Seas also is the first in a class of ships that debuted an onboard FlowRider surf simulator, cantilevered whirlpools, the H2O Zone kids aqua park, and the four-bedroom, four-bathroom Presidential Family Suite that can accommodate up to 14 guests.

In summer 2012, Freedom of the Seas will be among the three Royal Caribbean International ships in the Caribbean to exclusively feature Madagascar 3 in 3D. The film is released in the UK in October 2012.

On the Eastern Caribbean sailing, guests will call at St. Thomas, St. Maarten and CocoCay, Royal Caribbean’s private island paradise in the Bahamas. The Western Caribbean itinerary calls at Falmouth, Jamaica; George Town, Grand Cayman; Cozumel, Mexico; and Labadee, Royal Caribbean’s private beach destination on the north coast of Haiti.


Freedom of the Seas’ summer 2013 season is now open for bookings. Prices for a nine-night fly/cruise including return flights from Manchester airport, one-night’s pre cruise hotel accommodation and a seven-night cruise including all meals and entertainment costs from £1,595 per person for departures in June 2013.