Royal Caribbean Sets Sail For AsiaJune 5, 2012 By: Rick Spears
Exciting news from Royal Caribbean this week announcing that the recently renovated Mariner of the Seas will begin sailing to Asia in June 2013, offering new itineraries from China and Singapore to Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia for the remainder of the year.
The move caters to the ever-expanding Chinese cruise vacation population, while enticing cruise guests from around the world to visit China and sail around Asia. A number of itineraries will be offered, with stays ranging from 3 to 12 nights, complemented by onboard product customizations including Chinese-style menus, language services and specialized retail and entertainment options, similar to the amenities that transitioned the Voyager of the Seas into this market.
Together with the traditional benefits of the Royal Advantage program, guests of the Mariner of the Seas will enjoy enhanced dining and entertainment options, including an outdoor movie screen overlooking the pool deck, an ice rink, and the Royal Promenade, a veritable “main street” running the length of the ship with numerous opportunities to eat, shop and be entertained, including the Boardwalk Dog House, a casual eatery where guests can enjoy a variety of brats, links and dogs. In addition to these more family-friendly options, the ship also offers conference facilities, providing an ideal environment for corporate events.
Mariner of the Seas will join Voyager of the Seas, another 3,000 passenger ship already operating in the region, in Royal Caribbean’s commitment to the growing cruise industry in Asia. Together, these ships represent the largest and most state -of- the -art cruise ships operating in the region.