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Royal Caribbean and Universal Orlando Packages

Looking for family fun on both land and sea? Vacationers can combine a cruise on one of three Royal Caribbean ships with a Universal Orlando Resort stay and save money as well. Special vacation packages are now available from both the east and west coasts of Florida.

With the Jewel of the Seas now homeporting seasonally in Tampa beginning in November, 2011, Royal Caribbean and Universal Orlando are now offering families more options for fun than ever. Using Royal Caribbean's land and sea vacation packages, families can combine a three- or four-night stay at Universal Orlando Resort with a three- or four-night Bahamas cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's Monarch of the Seas. Families with more vacation time have the option to combine their Universal Orlando Resort stay with a four- or five-night Western Caribbean cruise aboard the Jewel of the Seas or a seven-night Eastern or Western Caribbean cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas.

These Royal Caribbean packages make it easy for families to seamlessly experience the excitement of both a theme park and cruise vacation without any transportation or logistical hassles. Packages include hotel and ship accommodations, multi-day passes to Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure theme parks, free admission to selected live entertainment venues at Universal CityWalk, and ground transfers between the airport, hotel, theme parks and the ship's home port in Florida. Families choosing to stay at one of Universalís three on-site hotels also will enjoy an even more hassle-free experience: included Universal Express ride access allowing guests to skip the regular lines at both theme parks.

Home to two world-class theme parks, a nighttime entertainment complex and three themed on-site hotels, Universal Orlando Resort brings some of Hollywood's biggest entertainment blockbusters to life. Award-winning attractions are based on some of today's best-known movies and television shows, such as The Simpsons Ride, Shrek 4-D, Revenge of the Mummy and the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster. Next door, Universalís Islands of Adventure features cutting-edge rides and attractions on five themed islands: Marvel Super Hero Island, Toon Lagoon, Jurassic Park, The Lost Continent and Seuss Landing.

On the Royal Caribbean cruise portion of their vacation, families can enjoy spectacular Broadway-style musical revues and entertainment; rejuvenating treatments in the onboard Day Spa; sunning by the pool; and all of the amenities of some of the most exciting ships afloat. Kids and teens can hang out with their peers in the Royal Caribbeanís award-winning Adventure Ocean youth program. Both kids and teens have their own dedicated spaces designed just for them. New features have been added to the complimentary onboard youth program, such as extended hours in the Adventure Ocean and teen spaces. In addition, baby supplies can be ordered before cruising and delivered to the family's stateroom, helping to provide a stress-free vacation for parents of little ones.

The coolest 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. Guests staying at a Universal Orlando on-site hotel enjoy a variety of special theme park privileges including complimentary water taxis providing quick access to Universal Studios Florida, Universalís Islands of Adventure and Universal CityWalk. Additional nearby Orlando area hotels can also be included in these packages.

For more information on these Royal Caribbean/Universal Orlando Resort packages, call your favorite travel agent, visit http://www.RoyalCaribbean.com/Universal or call 1-877-202-5090.

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