Royal Caribbean International Announces Fleet-Wide Revamp of Bedding Program

MIAMI, March 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Sleeping on a cruise ship never felt so good! Guests cruising with Royal Caribbean International will soon experience the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation with the introduction of a new fleet-wide bedding program. The program, designed to enhance the sleep experience, includes an extreme makeover from bed frames to covers and includes:

* New bed frames designed to prevent sagging; * Nine-inch-thick spring mattresses with separate two-inch-thick micro-fiber pillow tops; * 220-thread-count long-staple cotton-blend sheets; * Two micro-fiber pillows, plus one decorative pillow; * Duvet with cotton-blend covers; * Bed skirts; and * Colored bed scarves placed at the end of the beds to protect the duvet.

“Though we think bedtime is the last thing on anyone’s mind while on a Royal Caribbean cruise, we do realize that sleeping well is essential to our guest’s vacation experience,” said Adam Goldstein, president. “As with other Royal Caribbean enhancements, our new bedding program will provide our guests with a compelling stateroom experience.”

The cruise line also has created a solution to the dreaded gap that invariably forms when two twin beds are pushed together to form one larger, queen-size bed. Custom-designed pillow tops are doubled over when placed atop twin beds, but are unfolded and laid on top of one another and the mattresses to create a queen-size, gap-free mattress.

The new bedding program will make its debut in May on Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, Freedom of the Seas, and will be rolled out to the rest of the fleet by May 2007.

Royal Caribbean International is a global cruise vacation company with 19 ships in service and two under construction, including Freedom of the Seas. The company also offers unique cruisetour vacations in Alaska, Canada and Europe. Additional information can be found on the company’s web site at or by calling 800-327-6700.

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