Upon the recent return of the first-ever Nickelodeon Family Cruise with Royal Caribbean, Nickelodeon and Royal Caribbean International announced plans for two more joint journeys at sea together in summer of 2009. The two companies will offer an exotic cruise from each U.S. coast, with the Mariner of the Seas taking passengers to the Western Mexican Rivera and the Freedom of the Seas to sailing to the Eastern Caribbean.
The first of the 2009 Nickelodeon Family Cruises will depart Los Angeles on July 26, 2009 and make its way to the Mexican Rivera. The Eastern Caribbean itinerary will leave on August 9, 2009 from Port Canaveral, FL, and will sail to St. Thomas, St. Maarten and Royal Caribbean’s private island, CocoCay, the Bahamas.
Onboard, Nickelodeon provides families with interactive game shows, meet-and-greets and performances by Nickelodeon stars, and plenty of Nickelodeon's signature slime. Meanwhile, families will enjoy all of the accommodations that Royal Caribbean cruise liners offer, including an onboard ice-skating rink, full-size basketball court, inline skating track, rock-climbing wall and the Royal Promenade, a boulevard of shops, restaurants, bars and lounges that runs nearly the length of the ship.
Vacation packages for each Nickelodeon Family Cruise go on-sale to the public beginning in mid-September. A new sales program for travel agents will also be implemented. The 2008 Nickelodeon Family Cruise sold out relatively quickly so act fast.