Australia Day Highlights and 2018 Cruise Deal From Royal Caribbean Australia

Guests sailing on Royal Caribbean’s Australian-based fleet of five ships today enjoyed a boat load of true blue festivities. Cruising is a great way to embrace the Australian spirit and if your kids are like ours they will love the themed parties – especially when Dreamworks Characters are about.

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Australian flags and green and gold decorations, Sydney-based Ovation of the Seas, Voyager of the Seas, Explorer of the Seas and Radiance of the Seas and Brisbane-based Legend of the Seas today all celebrated in Royal Caribbean style today.

During the day, there was family parties on the pool deck, complete with belly flop contests, BBQs and prizes for the best-dressed Aussie.

Menus in Windjammer and the main dining rooms were brimming with classic Aussie fare such as lamingtons, meat pies, prawn skewers, pavlova and lamb chops, plus some of Australia’s best-loved wine and beer for all the mums and dads.

In addition to the above, each of the ships added their own special twist to the day’s celebrations. Ovation of the Seas, Australia’s newest, biggest and most modern ship, held cricket competitions in SeaPlex, the largest indoor active space at sea, Australian trivia in the Schooner Bar, a Sexiest Man Contest on the pool deck and a beach party in Two70, its immersive, multimedia entertainment venue. I’ve toured this part of the ship and let me tell you it is something else!

Meanwhile, on Explorer of the Seas little cruisers participated in Aussie Olympic Games, face-painting and Kangaroo Racing – which is basically sack-racing with an Aussie twist.

Voyager of the Seas hosted a Rock It! Australian dance party and Legend of the Seas held a thong-throwing competition and Aussie beer toss. For our overseas readers… that’s thongs as in shoes not underwear. Although we do hear cruising is a great place for a hens and bucks celebration! 😉

Finally, Radiance of the Seas boasted the “Largest Pavlova at Sea”. I’ll be stalking their instagram feed to check this out! #foodie

Sounds fun? Why not cruise with them next Australia Day

Families looking ahead to their 2018 celebrations can book an eight-night South Pacific voyage on Ovation of the Seas, departing Sydney on 19 January 2018. The cruise calls at Mystery Island, Vanuatu and Noumea, New Caledonia and guests can celebrate on 26 January with an Australian Day party at sea. Fares start from $1,669 per person for an Interior stateroom, including US$100 onboard credit per stateroom and 50% off the usual deposit amount if booked before 27 February 2017, as part of Royal Caribbean’s Big New Year Sale.

Or book a 10-night Tropical Delights cruise on Explorer of the Seas, departing Sydney on 20 January 2018. Guests can experience all the fun of Australia Day onboard, as well as the pristine seas of the South Pacific as they cruise to New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Lifou in the Loyalty Islands. Fares start from $1,239 for an Interior stateroom including US$100 onboard credit per stateroom and 50% off the usual deposit amount if booked before 27 February 2017.


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