Royal Caribbean salutes Texas


They say everything is bigger in Texas, and that includes vacations. Royal Caribbean International’s new Navigator of the Seas saluted the great state of Texas last week with massive Lone Star State flags draping the front and stern of the ship.

Navigator of the Seas is the largest ship to homeport year-round in Galveston and boasts the cruise industry’s first Virtual Balconies, which provide guests in select interior staterooms the sights and sounds of the sea with real-time views of the ocean through an 80-inch, high definition screen framed to look like a real balcony.

The Voyager-class ship also features the cruise line’s signature FlowRider surf simulator – debuting in Texas for the first time – and 220-square-foot outdoor movie screen.

Navigator of the Seas will sail seven-night Western Caribbean itineraries every Sunday from Galveston, visiting such destinations as Cozumel, Mexico; Roatan, Honduras; Belize City, Belize; Falmouth, Jamaica; and George Town, Grand Cayman.