New Delhi, 16th April 2013: TIRUN Travel Marketing, India Representative of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. today confirmed that plans were underway to welcome Mariner of the Seas®, the largest and most innovative cruise ship to be based in Asia. At 138,000 gross registered tons (GRT) and stretching more than a thousand feet in length, Mariner of the Seas®can carry 3114 guests on double occupancy and will become the biggest Royal Caribbean International cruise ship to call on Goa and Kochi on 24th and 26th May respectively.

Construction of new cruise terminals has paved way for bigger and more innovative ships to home-port in Asia thereby fuelling consumer demand for cruises in the region. Speaking about the Asian cruise market, Ratna Chadha, Chief Executive, TIRUN Travel Marketing, India’s Representative of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., said “In the past one year, Royal Caribbean International’s guest capacity in Asia has witnessed a threefold increase and our regional cruise offering has been augmented with two Voyager Class ships. We are pleased to bring more opportunities for WOW!, closer to home for Indian travellers”.

Mariner of the Seas®  brings 15 decks of activities, first-at-sea innovations, luxurious staterooms, entertainment and dining options. Initially the ship will offer three to five-Night cruises from Singapore to Penang, Langkawi and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, and Phuket in Thailand in June. Subsequently, it will move to China and offer a choice of 4/5/7 Night and longer North Asian sailings from Baoshan (Shanghai). Later in the year, Mariner of the Seas®will return to Singapore and offer a variety of exotic sailings till March next year.

Mariner of the Seas® is bringing many unique experiences and innovations including:

    Ice Skating Rink – An ice skating rink for guests that doubles as a sensational 900-seat venue for ice show productions with world-class figure skaters.

    Eight Dining Venues including Main Dining Room with complimentary, multi-course dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. More complimentary options including Windjammer Café, Jade Sushi’s Asian-fusion cuisine, Café Promenade for coffee and pastries/snacks, and 24-hour room service. Chops Grille Steakhouse and Giovanni's Table, where for one cover charge you can choose any items off the menu from appetizers to desserts

    Unparalleled sports facilities including a jogging and inline skating track, Royal Caribbean International’s signature rock-climbing wall, a mini golf course, a full-sized sports court with basketball court, three swimming pools and six whirlpools.

    Adventure Ocean Youth Program - offers complimentary supervised activities for children of all ages including play areas, a diner, disco and video arcade just for kids.

    Entertainment and Shopping - Broadway style entertainment in the main theatre which seats 1,362 guests, Complimentary ice-skating shows in Studio B. Vegas-style Casino Royale, 15 bars, clubs and lounges, and more.Shopping Spree - Variety of name-brand, duty-free shopping on the Royal Promenade including jewellery, perfumes, apparel and shopping for teens and kids.

    Range of Staterooms: from the Royal Suite to balcony staterooms, ocean view and the unique Promenade staterooms at price points to meet all budgets.

    DreamWorks Experience: Featuring spectacular shows, 3D screenings, parades, meet and greets and character dining opportunities, this entertainment extravaganza is all about holidaying with characters from Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and more.

For more information or to book your cruise holiday, please contact TIRUN Travel Marketing, India Representative for Royal Caribbean International Cruises at 011 4906 1000, or log onto

For further information, please contact:

Ms.Mouneeta Dewan, M: 9953135488, E:

Ms.Arshi Uppal, M: 9899798510, E:


About Royal Caribbean International:

With 21 innovative ships including the world's largest calling on more than 270 destinations in 77 countries across six continents, Royal Caribbean International brings the WOW this year. This conveys the feeling that guests experience either when one of their crew has done something to “Deliver the WOW” or the natural expression of guests when they walk into the Royal Promenade on Oasis or see an ice show or Zip Line or see their first Broadway show or experience the FlowRider, or interact with one of the Dreamworks® characters.

About Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE/OSX: RCL) is a global cruise vacation company that owns Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur, Azamara Club Cruises and CDF Croisières de France, as well as TUI Cruises through a 50 percent joint venture.  Together, these six brands operate a combined total of 41 ships with three under construction.

About TIRUN Travel Marketing

TIRUN Travel Marketing is the exclusive India Representative for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. with a portfolio of 3 of its cruise brands including Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises. A leading travel marketing representation company, TIRUN Travel Marketing has been representing Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. in the country since 1993 and continues to successfully undertake exclusive marketing and sales for the various brands while also providing operational support pan-India. Headquartered in New Delhi, the company has proprietary offices in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Chennai as well as representative presence in Hyderabad and Kolkata.

Recognized as India's premier cruise counselors, in 2013 TIRUN Travel Marketing celebrates 20 years of its partnership with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. in India.