There goes that cruise line again.
Just when you think the Nation of Wow! has reached its’ borders, Royal Caribbean simply ramps up the anticipation a little bit more. Make that a lot more.
The world’s most innovative cruise line announced a partnership today with Animation SKG, the Dreamworks animated film studio behind the genius of recent classics such as “Shrek,” “Madagascar,” Kung Fu Panda,” and “How to Train Your Dragon.”
The alliance will bring those character favorites to life onboard Allure of the Seas when the ship debuts this fall. They will then be added to Oasis of the Seas, Freedom of the Seas and Liberty of the Seas.
Shrek, Fiona, Puss In Boots, Donkey, Alex, Marty, the covert penguins and Po are just some of the characters that will move into Allure of the Seas’ seven neighborhoods.
They will become a part of the Royal Caribbean cruise experience in shows, parades, other events and even character meals in the main dining room.
"Royal Caribbean and Animation share many of the same philosophies when it comes to high-quality family entertainment, so there is quite a lot of synergy going into this strategic alliance," said Adam Goldstein, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. "We are constantly striving to offer dynamic and engaging programming onboard our ships and couldn't think of a better brand than Animation to help take it to the next level."
The alliance also adds a bit more zest to the previously-announced 3D movie screens being installed onboard Allure of the Seas and other Royal Caribbean ships.
Allure of the Seas will also highlight the animated characters in two of its most popular entertainment innovations - the AquaTheater and ice skating shows, both at no additional cost.
The AquaTheater, an outdoor venue at the back of the ship, produces aquatic shows and includes acrobatics and high-diving acts. The ice-skating review will include characters from “How to Train Your Dragon,” the surprise hit of this Spring.