Doubtful Sound is a quiet place that will impress you with its waterfalls, huge mountains and rare species of marine life. A few years ago only the most courageous seamen used to approach the sound, today is one of the most beautiful protected places in the National Park Fiordland, attracting tourists from all around the world.
One of the most complex fjord on the southwestern corner of New Zealand, the Dusky Sound, is a peaceful place of extraordinary beauty. Access to the point is possible only by sea or by air. The first one, who noticed the entrance to the passage, was Captain Cook, on his first trip to New Zealand in 1770.
Dunedin is the second largest city in South Island. It is known for its Victorian architecture, the alternative atmosphere, the excellent outdoor activities and the variety of wildlife including albatross, penguins and seals.
Milford Sound, located into the Fiordlant Nacional Park in South Island, New Zealand, enters for 15 km inland from the sea and is surrounded by tall cliffs. Lush rainforests cling to steep slopes and the sea water is home for seals, penguins and dolphins. Indeed, the natural beauty of this landscape is breathtaking.
Picton is a north-east town in the South Island of New Zealand. This pretty port town is filled up with numerous cafes, restaurants and galleries. For the most adventurous, sea kayaking is very popular here. Fishing and dolphin watching are, also, very common activities. Finally, you should not miss to conquer the major local attraction: the Queen Charlotte Track. Hiking, here, is a gorgeous experience! This place is backed by forested hills and it is full of beautiful tiny beaches. Undoubtedly, breathtaking views are a fact in this side of the world!
Sydney, a diverse city, the largest in Australia, with many sights of interest, such as parks, sandy beaches and shopping areas
Sydney stands on a deep natural harbor and is not only the largest city in Australia but also the oldest and most diverse. Significant points of the city is the Harbor Bridge, the impressive Opera House and the historic district "The Rocks", with shops, cafes, galleries and crowded streets. Also don't miss the world famous beaches for surfers and the sandy beaches.
Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand and is known for its arts, culture and native beauty. The best way to explore this vibrant city is on foot. A great variety of museums,art gelleries and theatre, restaurants, cafes and bars will satisfy any taste and mood.
|4||Picton, New Zealand||09:00||18:00|
|5||Wellington, New Zealand||07:00||16:00|
|7||Dusky Sound, New Zealand||08:00||09:00|
|7||Doubtful Sound, New Zealand||11:00||12:00|
With more open space, balconies and expansive glass exteriors on our Radiance Class ships, youmight just forget you’re on a ship at all.
Radiance Class Royal Advantage: Outdoor film screen; various new dining options including Boardwalk Dog House, Chops Grille*, Giovanni’s Table*, Izumi*, Park Café, Rita’s Cantina*, Samba Grill Brazilian* and Chef’s Table*; an exclusive wine pairing dinner; Royal Babies and Tots Nursery; flat screen interactive TVs in all staterooms
* Cover charges apply.
|Max Beam||105.6 ft|
|Cruising Speed||25 knots|
|Guest Capacity (Double Occupancy)||2,114|
Message from Adam M. Goldstein, President and CEO
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We take great pride in being able to introduce first-at-sea innovations such as the rock climbing wall, zipline and FlowRider® surf simulator to mention a few, as well as offering unparalleled entertainment experiences and to be the only cruise line to offer Tony Award®-winning Broadway shows. All of these onboard amenities offer us the opportunity to see how we can WOW our guests every time they cruise with us.
With more than 280 destinations worldwide and an amazing array of exciting shore excursions and cruisetour options, we provide our guests the chance to experience something new. Something only a Royal Caribbean cruise can offer – like glacier-trekking in Alaska; cave-tubing in Belize; biking through the vineyards of Dubrovnik, Croatia; experiencing the wonders of China; or simply doing nothing at all. That's just the beginning of the kind of exciting adventures and relaxing escapes our global cruises bring to vacationers around the world.
Our ships are also built to WOW. Our latest innovations on Quantum of the Seas, set to sail in November 2014, will feature such first-at-sea experiences like bumper cars, roller skating, simulated skydiving and The North Star, a jewel-like capsule that gently soars 300 feet above sea level. Plus, our Oasis class ships continue to WOW our guests with their unprecedented entertainment, dining and exclusive onboard amenities. We also continue to enhance the rest of our fleet and have already revitalized more than half of our 21 ships and will finalize the revitalizations with our Voyager class in 2014 and 2015.
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We are committed to continue creating amazing new experiences for our guests in the years ahead. It’s our way of ensuring that we offer our guests the most innovative cruise ships, exciting and compelling itineraries around the world, and our renowned GOLD Anchor Service – what we call the Royal Advantage. We look forward to seeing you onboard and delivering the WOW to you and your family and friends.