Royal Caribbean Visits Tonga


Royal Caribbean International, the award-winning cruise company

revolutionising the travel industry with its innovative ships, has announced Tonga as a brand new

destination for its upcoming 2016/17 season.


Radiance of the Seas, nicknamed the “culinary ship” for her rich variety of onboard dining options,

will call at the stunning Tongan ports of Vava and Nuku’alofa for the very first time.


The two new destinations will be part of a 13-night South Pacific, Fiji and Tonga journey.


“We’ve had our eye on Tonga as a destination for our guests for some time, with its vibrant culture,

diverse marine life and stunning natural beauty,” says Adam Armstrong, managing director for Royal

Caribbean International in Australia and New Zealand.


“Radiance of the Seas is the perfect size for us to explore new ports in our region, paving the way for

a number of new, exciting destinations for our guests.”


New Destinations in Tonga


The two new destinations will bring a host of unique experiences to the table for Royal Caribbean –

the islands of Vava’u are renowned for their coral gardens and sparkling lagoons, while Nuku’alofa,

capital of Tonga and home to the only royal family in the Pacific Islands, is a thriving hub of island

charm and regal tradition. Guests will have the opportunity to explore the islands further with a

range of optional excursions, including whale-watching and snorkelling in Vava’u and a cultural tour

in Nuku’alofa.



The 2,400-guest Radiance of the Seas will make Australia her home for the sixth consecutive season

this summer, bringing with her 16 international onboard restaurants, cafes and bars including Izumi

Japanese restaurant, Giovanni’s Italian restaurant, Chops Grille steakhouse and the elegant

Champagne Bar. Radiance of the Seas is one of five Royal Caribbean ships to sail around Australia,

New Zealand and South Pacific region in the 2016/17 season.

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