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Royal Caribbean announced on Wednesday plans to launch an elaborate behind-the-scenes tour for passengers on each ship.  The three-and-a-half hour, $150 guided All Access Tour will take guests through the back of the house shipboard areas that include stops at the bridge, galley, engine control room, and even behind the scenes look at the main theater.

Royal Caribbean says that they hope to meet the growing demand of passengers who wish to see their ship's 'off-limits' areas.

Princes Cruises and Carnival added behind-the-scenes tours in 2008 and 2009 respectively.

At least one All Access Tour will be offered on every Royal Caribbean cruise sailing shorter than seven nights. Two tours will be offered aboard seven-night or longer voyages with additional tours added, based on demand.

The experience will be available for purchase onboard ships starting in July.