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We were able to surf the net and check our e-mail at Royal Caribbean Online. ( 20 work stations available at an extra charge )
On the upper decks you will find two main pools and an adults-only pool at the Solarium. Workout at the Shipshape Fitness center or the Spa. Here you will find spinning bikes and free weights, treadmills, cross trainers, bicycles, weight machines and a thalassotherapy pool.
The ShipShape Spa has an ocean-view salon, massage rooms, and a relaxation area with ocean view.
Send the kids to Club Ocean with what Royal Caribbean calls the world's largest youth facility afloat. There is Navigator Dunes, a nine-hole miniature golf course, roller blade course, Jogging track, full-size basketball court, golf simulator and towering 200 feet above the sea a rock climbing wall designed to challenge experts and beginners alike. (Too scary for us- no guts, no glory)
In the Viking Crown Lounge, we found the Cosmopolitan Jazz Club, a great cosy lounge for drinks and good vibes. There is also a Card Room, 19th Hole Golf Bar and Navigator has a Wedding Chapel that can accommodate 60 guests.
We had a balcony stateroom with twin beds that can be converted to queen size bed, private bathroom, phone, closed-circuit television, mini bar and a hair dryer. No complaints here. The cabin was a good size, though not huge and the balcony really added to the spacious feeling. Nothing beats a view of the sea and the stars at 1:00AM. Very romantic.
There are 1,500+ staterooms of which over 900 are ocean view and of those, 0ver 700 have a balcony/verandah. There are also interior cabins, with over a hundred of those with a window that overlooks the Promenade. The cabins have twin beds that can be converted to queen-size.
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