Bahamas, an extraordinary destination in Caribbean Bahamas is a complex of about 700 islands and 2.400 islets located in the Atlantic Ocean north of Cuba and Hispaniola and southeast of the United States, nearest to the state of Florida. Only 35 of it are inhabited. The capital of Bahamas, Nassau, is located on the island of New Providence.The mix of colonial and West African influence is what makes Bahamas such a unique place.Tropical vegetation, crystal clear waters and golden beaches, all compose an extraordinary destination.
With pristine white sandy beaches and breathtaking scenery, this isolated island is a place of true adventure. Explore the maze of streets in the green nature, do scuba diving in the crystal blue waters or just lay back and relax.
Key West, the southernmost city in America, gives a real feeling of the Caribbean spirit with its wooden houses and tropical vegetation. Explore the home of the famous writer E.Hemingway taking the Conch Tour train or the Old Town Trolley. Furthermore join the Sunset celebrations taking place at the Malory Pier.
Often referred to as "the northernmost Caribbean city", with its relaxed atmosphere, the evident social contradictions and extroverted people. Founded in 1718 along the "Great River" as the dashing Mississippi is called by the Canadian Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville as a colony of New France and linked its name with steamboats, the slave trade, jazz and the Hurricane "Katrina", which in 29/8/2005 divided the city in two towns, one that existed before the fury and one that is currently present. Intact was fortunate to remain the oldest neighborhood, the French Quarter, the flagship Jackson Square and the magnificent buildings that surround it. There are also the bustling French Market and many of the most interesting museums in New Orleans, such as Conti Historical Wax Museum (with wax statues of great personalities of history) or Historic Voodoo Museum (dedicated to voodoo). The equally famous Royal Street will amaze you with its lovely antique shops and galleries, which are placed among the most expensive places in the world. Exceptional interest present the art galleries, shops, cafes and restaurants of Magazine Street, which runs many of the historic neighborhoods of New Orleans, such as the Garden District, peer "adversary" of the French Quarter. Stroll to Louis Armstrong Park at French Quarter or visit the zoo in Audubon Park.
Nassau, the capital of Bahamas Islands, is located in New Providence Island and keeps the unique blend of international glamor and tropical serenity. In 1718 was declared a Crown colony, thus the British influence is visible. Though, the mix of colonial and West African influence is what makes the Bahamas so special. Τhe Great Queen's Staircase to Fort Finkastl offers unrivaled views and the nearby Paradise Island is an ideal destination for swimming or diving.
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With sun-filled atriums, themed dining rooms, casinos and even a miniature golf course, this more intimate class of cruise ship offers relaxed elegance and luxury.
Vision Class Royal Advantage: iPads in staterooms; outdoor film screen; various new dining options including Boardwalk Dog House, Park Café, Chops Grille*, Giovanni’s Table*, Izumi* and Chef’s Table*; Royal Babies and Tots Nursery, extensive stateroom enhancements
* Cover charges apply. ** Only available on Legend of the Seas® and Splendour of the Seas®.
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|Cruising Speed||22 knots|
|Last Refurbished||Scheduled for October 2013|
Message from Adam M. Goldstein, President and CEO
Welcome to Royal Caribbean International – a place where innovation and imagination reign supreme. From its very beginning, our company has been guided by the principles of designing ships and creating itineraries that lead to a cruising experience like no other – principles grounded on delivering the WOW to each and every one of our guests before, during and after sailing with us.
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.
All of this of course could not be accomplished without our most amazing asset – our crew. The men and women onboard our ships work tirelessly each and every day to ensure that all of our guests have the vacation of a lifetime.
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.