introducing the Way More Than a Cruise vacation package. Bookings for
Way More Than a Cruise are open for travel starting March 31, 2009.
These land and sea vacation packages 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, or a seven-night
Caribbean cruise aboard Freedom of the Seas. This includes hotel and
shipboard accommodations, multi-day passes to both Universal theme
parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure,
complimentary admission to select live entertainment venues at
Universal's CityWalk and ground transfers between airport, hotel, theme
parks and the ship at Port Canaveral.
For the cruise portion of the vacation, guests will sail roundtrip
to the Bahamas aboard Monarch of the Seas and call at Nassau, Bahamas,
and CocoCay, Royal Caribbean's private island paradise in the Bahamas.
The Hotel portion includes 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 enjoy a variety of
special theme park privileges, including free Universal Express ride
access - just by showing their valid hotel room key card, on-site hotel
guests can bypass the regular ride and attraction lines. The on-site
hotels are connected to the resort by a scenic waterway. Complimentary
water taxis provide quick and convenient access to Universal Studios
Florida, Universal's Islands of Adventure and CityWalk. Additional
Orlando area hotels located within minutes of Universal Orlando are
Beginning in May, vacationers can choose a 10- or 11-night extended
Universal Orlando Resort and Royal Caribbean vacation by combining a
three- or four-night stay at Universal with a seven-night Eastern or
Western Caribbean cruise aboard the Freedom of the Seas. The Eastern
Caribbean itinerary includes three days at sea and call at St. Thomas,
St. Maarten, and CocoCay. The Western Caribbean itinerary includes two
days at sea and call at Ocho Rios, Jamaica; George Town, Grand Cayman;
Cozumel, Mexico; and Labadee, Royal Caribbean's private beach paradise
located on the north coast of Haiti.