Royal Caribbeans Voyager Ozs first megaliner

first_imgCEO and president of Royal Caribbean International, Adam Goldstein, announced yesterday that Voyager of the Seas will be based in Asia and Australia from 2012. Speaking at a press conference at the Shanghai International Conference Centre yesterday, Mr Goldstein has confirmed the line’s commitment to the region by deploying the fifth ship in RCCL’s fleet.“There are clear opportunities in the China and Australia markets, which are key areas for Royal Caribbean International’s global development,” said Mr Goldstein.“We are excited to bring such an innovative ship to the region in 2012.”Gavin Smith, managing director Royal Caribbean Cruises Australia, shared Mr Goldstein’s sentiment regarding Voyager’s deployment.“The investment in Voyager of the Seas demonstrates our company’s tremendous belief in the future of this region and we are extremely honoured to shape the future of cruising in Australia,” Mr Smith said in Shanghai yesterday. “Voyager of the Seas will be the largest cruise ship ever to call Australia home and once she joins our local fleet we will offer more than 60 cruise departures per year, carrying over 150,000 guests.”Voyager will be joining Rhapsody of the Seas, Radiance of the Seas and sister brand, Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Solstice and Celebrity Millennium when she arrives in Sydney for a five month season in November 2012.The first megaliner for Australia and New Zealand, Voyager carries up to 3,840 passengers, measures 311 metres long, 48 metres wide and stands 15 decks high. With 1,556 staterooms and costing US$500 million to build, she features an onboard ice rink, rock climbing wall, inline skating path and a three storey dining room among many other amenities. e-Travel Blackboard will feature an in depth look at Voyager of the Seas next Tuesday.Click here to view a photo gallery of Australia’s first megaliner Source = e-Travel Blackboard:last_img read more