Black Meetings and Tourism

Nov/Dec 2011

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guests with even more options to enjoy Universal Orlando's thrilling attractions and three of the world's most innovative cruise ships." The land and sea vacation packages combine a three- or ROYAL CARIBBEAN'S JEWEL OF THE SEAS AUGMENTS UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT PACKAGE TO OFFER MORE CHOICES FOR THE BEST OF LAND & SEA Guests Enjoy SavingsWhen Combining One of Three Royal Caribbean ShipsWith a Universal Orlando Resort Stay Royal Caribbean International and Universal Orlando Resort are now offering the successful Royal Caribbean and UniversalOrlando package fromboth the east andwest coasts of Florida.With the addition of Jewel of the Seas,which begins homeporting seasonally inTampa startingNovember 2011, the two innovative companies are providing families with more options to combine the best of land and sea into one amazing four-night stay at Universal Orlando Resort with a three- or four-night Bahamas cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's Monarch of the Seas, a four- or five-night Western Caribbean cruise aboard Jewel of the Seas, or a seven-night Eastern or Western Caribbean cruise aboard Freedom of the Seas. The package includes hotel and shipboard accommodations,multi- day passes to Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure, complimentary admission to select live enter- tainment venues at Universal CityWalk and ground transfers between airport, hotel, theme parks and the ship at port. Home to two world-class theme parks, a nighttime enter- tainment complex and three magnificently themed on-site hotels, Universal Orlando Resort is a one-of-a-kind family vacation destination that brings entertainment blockbusters to life. At Universal Studios, guests can jump into the action with award-winning attractions based on some of pop culture's best- known movies and TV shows, such as The Simpsons Ride, Shrek 4-D, Revenge of the Mummy and the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster. Next door, Universal's Islands of Adventure features the most cutting- edge rides and attractions on five uniquely themed islands – Marvel Super Hero Island, Toon Lagoon, Jurassic Park, The Lost Continent and Seuss Landing. For the cruise portion of the vacation, guests will enjoy spectacular Broadway-style musical revues and entertainment; exciting Vegas-style gaming in Casino Royale; and rejuvenating and invigorating rituals in the onboard Day Spa. Younger guests can hang out with their peers in the cruise line's award- winning Adventure Ocean youth program, where teens have their own dedicated space. New fea- tures in the complimentary onboard youth pro- gram, such as extended hours in the Adventure Ocean and teen spaces and pre-cruise ordering of baby supplies, will help provide a stress-free expe- vacation while enjoying unparalleled savings.Guests booking the package will experience award-winning attractions at both Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure, spectacularly themed on-site hotels and a night- time entertainment complex.Guests choosing to stay at one of Universal's three on-site hotels also will enjoy included Universal Express ride access to skip the regular lines at both theme parks. Bookings for the Royal Caribbean/Universal package can bemade "Royal Caribbean's successful relationship with Universal Orlando Resort continues to create special packages for vaca- tioners seeking a unique and trulymemorable experience and seamlessly combines the best of land and sea to deliver an exciting family vacation," said Betsy O'Rourke, senior vice president ofMarketing,Royal Caribbean International."With Jewel of the Seas sailing from her new seasonal homeport of Tampa,Royal Caribbean is delivering theRoyalAdvantage to 82 rience for parents. Throughout their stay aboard every Royal Caribbean ship, all guests receive the cruise line's signature friendly and engaging Gold Anchor Service from staff and crew. The ultimate way to experience Universal Orlando Resort is by staying at one of three themed, AAA Four Diamond Award-winning on-site hotels: Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort and Hard Rock Hotel. On-site hotel guests enjoy a variety of special theme park privileges, including complimentary water taxis providing quick and con- venient access to Universal Studios Florida, Universal's Islands of Adventure and Universal CityWalk. Additional Orlando area hotels located within minutes of Universal Orlando are also available. For more information or to book a Royal Caribbean and Universal Orlando Resort vacation visit http://www.RoyalCar-, or call (877) 202-5090. Black Meetings & Tourism November/December 2011:

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