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This was posted a couple daysa go and a friend sent me this.

 

All Itineraries and opening dates are subject to change without notice. ©2012 Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

 

WEEK OF MARCH 12 Alaska

WEEK OF MARCH 19 Northern Europe

WEEK OF MARCH 26 Summer Europe & Transatlantic

WEEK OF APRIL 2 NE Caribbean/Bermuda & Canada/New England

WEEK OF APRIL 2 7 Night Caribbean Year-round

WEEK OF APRIL 9 Australia

WEEK OF APRIL 16 7 Night & Long Seasonal Caribbean

WEEK OF APRIL 23 Short Caribbean & Bahamas

2013 – 2014 Opening Schedule

ROYAL CARIBBEAN ❤ TRAVEL AGENTS

 

here is the Link to the actual Post. http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1574444

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Someone on the Celebrity board stated Celebrity's will be out this Thursday (the 15th); I am not sure if they had a reliable source or if this also applies to RCI. They are definitely scheduled to be released sometime this week though per prior documentation by RCI.

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ROYAL CARIBBEAN UNVEILS NEW 2013 ALASKA ADVENTURES ON SEA, LAND, AND IN THE AIR

Two Newly Revitalized Ships to Offer Guests More Delectable Dining Choices and Innovative Entertainment

MIAMI, Mar. 13, 2012 – For its 24th consecutive season, Royal Caribbean International will ply Alaskan waters in summer 2013 with the cruise line’s recently revitalized ships to offer vacationers a virtually new fleet in the region. Soon to be revitalized Rhapsody of the Seas will offer guests refreshed staterooms, expanded technological conveniences, and nearly quadrupled dining options on seven-night round-trip cruises from Seattle, Wash. Radiance of the Seas, revitalized in 2011, will alternate seven-night north- and southbound itineraries from Vancouver and Seward, Alaska, respectively. Guests will be awed by nature’s grandness; encounter thriving wildlife; and enjoy Royal Caribbean’s Gold Anchor Service for an incredible adventure in the Last Frontier. Royal Caribbean International’s summer 2013 Alaska cruises and Cruisetours are now open for sale.

“Royal Caribbean has been delivering majestic Alaska to adventurers for nearly a quarter century and we are glad to announce our 2013 Alaska cruise and Cruisetour program,” said Betsy O’Rourke, senior vice president of Marketing for Royal Caribbean International. “Our newly revitalized Radiance of the Seas and Rhapsody of the Seas offer guests what they’ve always loved, and now, so much more. Along with our friendly and engaging Gold Anchor Service delivered by every member of our staff and crew, the best way to explore Alaska is with Royal Caribbean International.”

To fully experience all that Alaska can offer, vacationers can choose a Royal Caribbean Alaska Cruisetour, which combines a Radiance of the Seas’ sailing with a pre- or post-cruise land tour that totals to a 10- to 13-night land and sea adventure that ranges as far north as Fairbanks. For the land tour portion, guests are escorted by a dedicated Royal Caribbean Tour Director, who knows what to see, where to eat and how to experience the most of Alaska. Royal Caribbean Cruisetours include premium hotel accommodations, motorcoach transportation, admission into select attractions, and peace of mind – Royal Caribbean takes care of all the details. Almost all 2013 Alaska Cruisetours also include a leg aboard the Wilderness Express, Royal Caribbean’s luxurious, glass-domed train cars that offer incomparable views of the unfolding and untamed Denali National Park.

Vacationers also can choose a 13-night Canadian Rockies Cruisetour, which features independent travel aboard Canada’s VIA Rail to Calgary, Banff, Jasper, Vancouver and Victoria. Furthermore, vacationers can choose an 18-night Cruisetour that combines Alaska and the Canadian Rockies for a truly grand Pacific Northwest expedition. Webisodes about what Royal Caribbean Alaska Cruisetours offer can be seen at http://*******/zF8U3z and http://*******/w90yHU.

Every Friday from May 17 through August 30, 2013, Radiance of the Seas will alternate seven-night north- and southbound itineraries between Vancouver and Seward, Alaska. Alaskan ports of call include Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point, Juneau, and Skagway. Additionally, guests will cruise the Inside Passage as well as get an up-close view of Hubbard Glacier. A webisode of Radiance of the Seas’ Alaska experience can be seen at http://*******/wTHtu4.

Rhapsody of the Seas also will sail every Friday on seven-night, round-trip Alaska cruises from Seattle, calling at Juneau and Skagway, Alaska, and Victoria, B.C. Guests also will transit Alaska’s Inside Passage, as well as venture up Tracy Arm Fjord to see Sawyer Glacier.

In port, Royal Caribbean offers guests more than 160 Alaskan shore excursions that help delve into Alaska on land, at sea or in the air. At additional charge, guests can choose a helicopter tour from Skagway, which lands on a glacier for a quick walk around, or an exhilarating flight down a mountainside on the world’s largest zip line at Icy Strait Point. Royal Caribbean shore excursions also offer a large menu of experiences that feature Alaska’s fresh seafood, as well as a slew of choices to witness the wildlife, from whales to moose to bald eagles and everything in between, on land and sea. Guests also can choose experiences to learn about the history and culture of native Alaskans, as well as Gold Rush-era to modern lifestyles – on some, guests can actually pan for real gold.

Guests aboard Radiance of the Seas and Rhapsody of the Seas enjoy all the new amenities, dining and entertainment that were introduced when each ship was revitalized. Both ships will feature refreshed staterooms with interactive flat-panel TVs, a new Royal Babies and Tots Nursery, oversized LED screen on the pool deck, bow-to-stern Wi-Fi service, and more dining and entertainment options than ever before on an Alaska cruise. The cruise line’s suites guests and loyal Crown & Anchor Society members also can enjoy newly installed Diamond Lounge and Concierge Lounge aboard both ships.

Radiance of the Seas’ guests have more than double the dining options prior to its 2011 revitalization, and now the ship features eight specialty dining options, among them the exclusive Chef’s Table, Royal Caribbean’s signature steakhouse Chops Grille, Izumi sushi and Asian fare, and casual deli-style Park Caf�. A webisode about Radiance of the Seas’ expansive onboard dining options can be seen at http://*******/wleUWO.

When Rhapsody of the Seas completes its revitalization at the end of March 2012, guests also will be dazzled by a new form of spectacular, high-flying entertainment in the ship’s Centrum, first introduced aboard Splendour of the Seas in 2011. Choreographed aerialists dance and glide throughout a five-deck atrium, telling a story just above the heads of guests enjoying a cocktail in the R Bar, another new lounge concept. A webisode that includes a glimpse of the Centrum WOW that is featuring now aboard Splendour of the Seas can be seen at http://*******/yTOQAw.

Royal Caribbean International is a global cruise brand with 22 innovative ships, calling on more than 270 destinations in 72 countries across six continents. The line also offers unique cruise tour land packages in Alaska, Canada, Dubai, Europe, and Australia and New Zealand.

Royal Caribbean provides a world-class vacation experience with a wide range of signature onboard amenities, entertainment, and award-winning family programming. The cruise line has a 40-year history of giving guests the Royal Advantage – the most innovative cruise ships, exciting itineraries to popular destinations, and world-renowned friendly and engaging Gold Anchor Service. Royal Caribbean has been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for nine consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards. For additional information or to make reservations, call your travel agent, visit www.RoyalCaribbean.com or call (800) ROYAL-CARIBBEAN. Follow Royal Caribbean on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/RoyalCaribbean or on Twitter, @RoyalCaribbean. Travel professionals should visit www.cruisingpower.com or call (800) 327-2056.

Royal Caribbean International is part of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE/OSX: RCL), a global cruise vacation company that also operates Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, Pullmantur, CDF Croisieres de France, as well as TUI Cruises through a 50 percent joint venture with TUI AG. The company owns a combined total of 40 ships and has one under construction and two under agreement.

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I got my Radiance of the Seas 6-7-13 southbound aft cabin today!!! woo hoo

Congrats.......

 

So looks like bookings may all just come out on Tuesdays.......thats good:D

Edited by PH8

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Hey SunFunCruiser, I booked MY aft cabin on 6.7.13 Radiance, too! Look forward to getting to know you, neighbor on the Roll Call, neighbor! (do we now have to wait for that to start, too? :))

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Hey SunFunCruiser, I booked MY aft cabin on 6.7.13 Radiance, too! Look forward to getting to know you, neighbor on the Roll Call, neighbor! (do we now have to wait for that to start, too? :))

Feel free to start up a roll call now!!:D:D

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Thanks for posting this as I'm looking into Caribbean cruises for late April, early May. Guess I'll be waiting until April to find out!

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Hey SunFunCruiser, I booked MY aft cabin on 6.7.13 Radiance, too! Look forward to getting to know you, neighbor on the Roll Call, neighbor! (do we now have to wait for that to start, too? :))

 

Woo hoo!! I had to switch cabins. I decided not to take my daughter, so instead of two doubles I'm getting a triple. But it's a good one! Friends are going and all have the back afts.

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Well, it's a bummer you won't have your own aft, but at least you can visit your friends'! It'll be a GREAT time regardless!

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Well, it's a bummer you won't have your own aft, but at least you can visit your friends'! It'll be a GREAT time regardless!

 

Agreed! If you haven't started a roll call, I will now.

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I must be one of the not valued C&A members, since I didn't get the email...:p

 

Me neither but Rita was talking to an RCI reservationist when the Alaska cruises opened up so she was among the first to make a booking. Her contact at RCI didn't email her that the books were open until hours later.:rolleyes:

I don't know that the fact that the Alaska sailing information came out on Tuesday means that the rest of the schedules will also become available on Tuesdays. Such consistency isn't one of RCI's strengths, so what will be, will be.:)

Edited by negc

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Me neither but Rita was talking to an RCI reservationist when the Alaska cruises opened up so she was among the first to make a booking. Her contact at RCI didn't email her that the books were open until hours later.:rolleyes:

I don't know that the fact that the Alaska sailing information came out on Tuesday means that the rest of the schedules will also become available on Tuesdays. Such consistency isn't one of RCI's strengths, so what will be, will be.:)

 

and as usual.......we continue to accept such inconsistency;) Some things never change.........

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and as usual.......we continue to accept such inconsistency;) Some things never change.........

 

In this case, the inconsistency may be a bit easier to forgive and it isn't as if they specified a particular day rather than the week when the information would be released. In this instance they said that the Alaska itineraries would be revealed during the week of March 12th and that is when they were released. The next release will be sometime during the week of March 19th, with the operative words being "week of".:)

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In this case, the inconsistency may be a bit easier to forgive and it isn't as if they specified a particular day rather than the week when the information would be released. In this instance they said that the Alaska itineraries would be revealed during the week of March 12th and that is when they were released. The next release will be sometime during the week of March 19th, with the operative words being "week of".:)

 

and we continue to justify lack of emails, etc.........:) Don't get me wrong, I love the ships and all........I've just never seen a company with more customer service and PR problems than RCCL........

 

Sometimes I just have to remember what you sometimes have to go through to get to the smile on your aft balcony;)

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Congrats.......

 

So looks like bookings may all just come out on Tuesdays.......thats good:D

 

Thanks for this info. I am trying to plan a Greek Isles/Mediterranean cruise for 2013 and can't wait to see what is available.

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Thanks for this info. I am trying to plan a Greek Isles/Mediterranean cruise for 2013 and can't wait to see what is available.

 

You and me both!

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and we continue to justify lack of emails, etc.........:) Don't get me wrong, I love the ships and all........I've just never seen a company with more customer service and PR problems than RCCL........

 

Have you failed to note Carnival and Costa's recent problems in this area? I'll take a lack of emails and a little inconsistency from RCI over Carnival Corporation's problems in both the customer service and PR any day.:)

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Thanks for this info. I am trying to plan a Greek Isles/Mediterranean cruise for 2013 and can't wait to see what is available.

 

 

I have also been waiting for those to come out. I checked the ones for Princess and they have a great 14 day--starts in Venice, ends in Rome and even goes to Istanbul--only 2 sea days. You can also book a 21 day which is the 14 day with an additional 7 days after ending in Barcelona. I like Royal, but on this one, I am all about the itinerary. Can't wait to compare.

 

Linda

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Looks like Northern Europe week......:)

 

That's what I'm looking forward to, especially since RCL said they were putting another ship over there. Can't wait to see what's offered. :):) Its either RCL or Celebrity and of course, neither is out yet. LOL

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For Celebrity it falls under the Australia/New Zealand listing. So would it follow that Asia for RCL would be do the same thing?

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