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Escape to Europe or Bermuda, Royally

Enjoy up to $100 Onboard Credit and a Spa Treatment

Come relax, unwind and recharge on the world’s most beautiful blue seas while visiting some of Europe and Bermuda’s most stunning sites.

Book an outside or above stateroom category on any Royal Caribbean Europe sailing, or any 6-day or longer Bermuda sailing, departing April 1- December 31, 2012 between February 22 – 28 and receive $50 onboard credit per stateroom! Book a balcony stateroom or suite and receive a $100 per stateroom onboard credit plus a spa treatment!

Prices are per person, double occupancy, cruise only, and on select sailings. Prices shown are for stateroom categories as noted and are shown in U.S. dollars. Government taxes and fees are additional. Airfare is not included. Prices and itineraries are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Prices and itineraries may vary by ship and sail date. Special offers are valid for new individual bookings created between February 22 – February 29 on any Royal Caribbean Europe cruise or Cruisetour departing between April 1 – December 31, 2012 or Any 6-Night or longer Bermuda sailing departing April 1 – December 31, 2012 on either Enchantment of the Seas or Explorer of the Seas. Applicable bookings are eligible to receive up to $100 onboard credit per stateroom. Amenities received will be determined by stateroom category booked. Applicable bookings made in an outside stateroom category are eligible to receive $50 onboard credit per stateroom. Applicable bookings made in a balcony or suite category stateroom will be eligible to receive $100 onboard credit per stateroom. Booking eligibility is based on when the booking is created not deposited or date of final payment. This offer is not transferable. OBC is in U.S. dollars and is not redeemable for cash. Bookings created in FIT and then moved into a group will lose the onboard credit. The onboard credit offer cannot be used with certain fares. The Onboard Credit offer cannot be combined with any onboard credit or dollars off coupon on the same sailing. Bookings made in a balcony category stateroom or suite will also receive a complimentary spa treatment. Spa offer will be limited to one treatment per stateroom, and it will be at the guest’s discretion as to which guest on the stateroom redeems the treatment. The guest redeeming the spa offer will choose among one of three of the spa treatments: La Thérapie Hydrolift Facial; Swedish Massage; Reflexology including Massage. This offer is valid for new individual bookings only. Offers not applicable to Groups. Subject to availability. Offer can be withdrawn at any time. Additional restrictions may apply. ©2012 Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Ships registered in the Bahamas. See your Virtuoso travel advisor for more details and applicable restrictions. Virtuoso is not responsible for any errors in pricing.

Free Romance Package on Royal Caribbean

Love is in the air and we’re taking it to Bermuda! Reserve your cruise in the month of February and add a FREE Romance Package* to your booking.

With overnight stays in port, you can enjoy romantic, one-of-a-kind experiences like sunset glass-bottom boat tours and snorkeling by moonlight. Bermuda really is in a league of its own. Sample typical island food and stroll through the shops and museums. Sail the clear waters of Hamilton Sound or have a close encounter with dolphins.

While traveling from port to port, every night can be a date night with complimentary dinner and a show followed by a moonlit stroll, all included in the price of your cruise.

Your FREE romance package includes:

  • Chilled bottle of sparkling wine
  • Chocolate-covered strawberries
  • Spectacular roses

What Do I Pack For a Cruise?

Camera. Sunscreen. Swimsuit. Okay, now that we’ve got the basics out of the way, here are a few must-have cruise items that’ll help make your Royal Caribbean vacation more comfortable, enjoyable and memorable.

On the first day…
For the first day of your cruise, pack a small carry-on bag with your travel documents, a change of clothes, bathing suit, workout clothes, and any medications you may need. That way you don’t have to wait for your checked bags to arrive in your stateroom.

Onboard attire…
Shorts, t-shirts, slacks, trousers, casual skirts, blouses and sundresses are all perfect during the day, whether indoors or out.

For lounging by the pool, pack two bathing suits (an extra suit in case the other is wet) and a pair of casual shoes (e.g., flip-flops, sandals, sneakers). You’ll also need some casual shorts and a couple of t-shirts or a cover-up for getting to and from the pool areas.

If you’re planning to visit our onboard fitness center, be sure to bring extra shorts, t-shirts and socks that you won’t mind working out in – plus a pair of tennis or running shoes/sneakers.

Dinner attire…
Meals in the main dining room follow this schedule:

Cruise Length
Smart Casual
Remaining Casual


Suggested guidelines for these nights are:

Casual: Sport shirts and slacks for men, sundresses or pants for women
Smart Casual: Jackets and ties for men, dresses or pantsuits for women
Formal: Suits and ties or tuxedos for men, cocktail dresses for women

For fun… There are four very important types of books you’ll want to consider packing:

Travel guides – to help you explore new destinations
Poolside pleasures – nothing beats a great read in the sun
Journal – keep an account of your adventure for sharing and reminiscing
Address book – send your friends a postcard to make them jealous

Binoculars are another often forgotten, yet indispensable travel item. Be sure to pack a pair for magnified excitement onboard and onshore.

Save space…
Be sure to leave some room in your luggage for all those souvenirs and mementos. Some space-saving ideas include:

Bring shirts and pants/skirts that mix and match, turning three outfits into five or six.
Wear your heaviest shoes during embarkation and disembarkation so you don’t have to pack them.
Pack small items inside larger ones for efficiency.
Bring an additional empty bag for those acquired extras.

The number of smart casual and formal nights is at the ship’s discretion.

Note: *Some 12-night European cruises may have 3 formal nights

For formal nights you’ll need cocktail dresses for women, suits and ties – or tuxedos – for men. And for the smart casual nights bring dresses or pantsuit for women, jackets for men.

Remember, shorts, T-shirts, and bathing suits are not considered appropriate attire in the dining rooms at dinner. Casual dress dining is available nightly in the Windjammer Cafe. And be aware you’ll also need smart casual attire for some of our specialty restaurants.

We also offer tuxedo rentals for formal dinners and special occasions.

Onshore attire…
You’ll need comfortable walking shoes, as well as a hat and sunscreen for protection from the sun.

If you are cruising to Northern Europe or Alaska, remember that nights on deck can be cool. Bring sweaters, jackets and long pants. And if you’ll be touring any museums, cathedrals or churches, it’s always wise to dress conservatively. You may also want to bring a raincoat, hiking shoes and a travel umbrella. And don’t forget your swimsuit – it may be cool outside but it’s always warm in our Solarium.

What Not To Pack
Weapons, illegal drugs, and other items that could interfere with the safe operation of the ship or the safe and secure environment of our guests and crew are prohibited. The United States Transportation Security Administration also recommends that you do not pack fragile or expensive items (such as jewelry) in checked luggage.
The following are examples of items that guests are not allowed to bring onboard. These and other similar items will be confiscated upon being found. Alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, flammable liquids, explosives, and dangerous chemicals will not be returned.

  • Firearms & Ammunition, including realistic replicas.
  • *Sharp Objects, including knives and scissors.
  • Illegal Drugs & Substances
  • Candles & Incense
  • Coffee Makers, Clothes Irons, & Hot Plates
  • Baseball Bats, Hockey Sticks, Cricket Bats, Bows & Arrows
  • Skateboards & Surfboards
  • Martial Arts Gear
  • Self-Defense Gear, including handcuffs, pepper spray, night sticks.
  • Flammable Liquids and Explosives, including lighter fluid and fireworks.
  • HAM Radios
  • Dangerous Chemicals, including bleach and paint.
  • **Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages


*Personal grooming items such as safety razors are allowed. Scissors with blade length less than 4 inches are allowed.
** Alcoholic beverages that are purchased in ports-of-call or from shops onboard will be stored by the ship and delivered to you on the last day of the sailing. Alcoholic beverages seized on embarkation day will not be returned.