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The Leading Edge….

Dec 2, 2008


When I was a college student I worked on my campus radio station, WOSR at Ohio State. The call letters for the station, WOSR, was also an acronym for the “Other Side of Rock”–followed by the tagline “the leading edge of progressive audio”.

What does any of this have to do with travel? I think of the worlds “the leading edge…” every time I read an ad, see a commercial, or step aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. If you’ve been on a new Royal Caribbean cruise ship recently, you know what I mean. If you haven’t…you should. Royal Caribbean has been the leaders of passenger cruise ship innovation since the mid 90s. They have had a steady flow of new and different vessels on the assembly line since the boon of the cruise industry even earlier that decade…and have not stopped reinventing themselves (and the industry) ever since.

Their ever-changing fleet now boasts the some or all of the following in many of their vessels–all unique to the company and all for the taking and enjoyment of you, the passenger:
*FlowRider-Body Surfing facility * Cantilevered whirlpools * Rock-climbing wall * Ice-skating rink * Royal Promenade; literally, a city block down the heart of the ship over a football field long, with shops and restaurants and cafes * Full-size, flat-screen TVs in every stateroom * Full-size Everlast boxing ring * Full-size sports court * 9-hole miniature golf course * Johnny Rockets ’50s-style restaurant * Ben & Jerry’s ice cream
….to name a few.

Royal Caribbean keeps building newer and bigger ships and for many years have been able to boast having the “newest” or the “largest” passenger luxury ship ever built. Check out a little about their ships at

Amazing Journeys patronizes Royal Caribbean (and their sister company Celebrity Cruises) for many reasons, but one very important one is their ability to lead the pack in the cruising industry. We have two cruises currently planned on Royal Caribbean (and two more planned on Celebrity) in 2009…most notably our 17th annual Winter Caribbean Cruise on what is truly “the newest and largest…and most innovative” cruise ship ever built; Independence of the Seas. Why not join us from February 1-7?

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