Skating on the Ocean


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Voyager of the Seas gets Australia’s first ice skating rink at sea!

Close your eyes and imagine. . . the gentle movement of a ship underneath you, the lapping of the waves against the sides, the gentle cry of the seagulls, a whiff of delicious smells of an eclectic mix of food from around the world.  Then open your eyes – and realise that you are stood on an ice skating rink!?

What am I on about?  Well, Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas arrives in Australia this November and one of its’ latest additions is Australia’s first ever ice-skating rink at sea.

Royal Caribbean has partnered with the Winter Festivals to sponsor the ice rinks at Sydney, Melbourne and Freemantle so that they can promote the fact that you can now go ice-skating at sea on the cruise ship sailing from Sydney.  Voyager of the Seas will have many exciting features, but the most amazing has to be the skating ring, Australia’s first at sea.

“It’s an amazing feature that’s totally unique to Royal Caribbean.  During the day you can skate with your fellow guests; and at night the professionals take over with dazzling shows featuring 12 talented figure skaters. It’s great for guests of all ages – and the calibre of ice shows is world class.  The Winter Festival’s ice-rink by the sea is a fun and ingenious idea, something which reflects our brand’s values in providing the world’s most innovative ships.”

– Adam Armstrong, Royal Caribbean commercial manager.

Once your ice skating is perfected, you can then move onto in-line skating on the deck – just try not to wipe out the Captain as he takes his morning constitutional.  With the open air climbing wall, full sized basketball court and mini golf, you might never see your teenagers if you take them on board – that has to be a selling point!

Whilst they are tearing around being terribly energetic, you can have a lovely relaxing time at the Day Spa, or enjoy wandering along the Royal Promenade doing some window shopping in the boutiques and quite literally watch the world go by in the cafés.

After all that activity there are plenty of fantastic places to indulge your stomach with everything from gourmet dining to burger bars – the most difficult thing will be deciding what to have!  Italian classic at the Portofino, all American dining at Johnny Rockets, complete with dancing waiters!  And in between meals there is always space for a bit of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream from the parlour or a quick coffee to go at the Café Promenade.

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