NEW YORK-May 8, 2008-Nickelodeon has assembled seven days of non-stop
fun and activities for its first-ever Nickelodeon Family Cruise with
Royal Caribbean, which sets sail August 10-17, on Royal Caribbean
International's Freedom of the Seas
. Vacationers will be able to participate in a variety of activities, including: a kick-off sail away party; evening shows, a Nick Live Poolside!
interactive game show; special screenings of The Naked Brothers Band
and SpongeBob SquarePants
Nick Karaoke; and character meet-and-greets with Dora the Explorer and
SpongeBob, among others. Additionally, guests will have the opportunity
to attend autograph signings and meet-and-greets with Nick celebrities
including SpongeBob SquarePant's
Tom Kenny and iCarly
stars Jennette McCurdy and Nathan Kress.
"It's only natural that SpongeBob would headline this cruise since he's
most at home at sea," said Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob
SquarePants. "What better place for SpongeBob to meet his fans than
cruising the beautiful blue ocean waters. He'll feel right at home!"
Families setting sail on the Nickelodeon Family Cruise by
Royal Caribbean will kick off their experience with an evening of live
music and dancing at the sail away party, followed by the evening "big
show" with live performances and an aerial act that will have kids on
the edge of their seats.
The Nickelodeon cruise will offer family-friendly amenities and a packed schedule of fun-filled branded activities like:
- Nickelodeon character breakfasts: Families can start off
their day with a hearty breakfast and a special visit with their
favorite Nick characters like: SpongeBob SquarePants; Dora the
Explorer; The Backyardigans; Jimmy Neutron; and Diego.
- Slime Time Live!: Both kids and parents can
experience Nickelodeon's trademark green slime at Studio Nick during
this interactive game show, with the ultimate goal of getting slimed.
- Nick screenings: Each day families can catch a special screening of kids' favorite Nickelodeon shows like: SpongeBob SquarePants; The Fairly OddParents; The Naked Brothers Band; and more.
- Nick Live Poolside!: At the pool each day there will be a Nick-themed interactive game show providing family enjoyment in the sun.
- Let's Just Play Family Beach Day: On the sixth day of the
cruise, families will have the option to disembark on the private
island of Labadee where they can enjoy a day on the shore as part of
Nick's Let's Just Play Family Beach Day, featuring freestyle beach games with a Nickelodeon twist.
Throughout the week, cruisers will have the opportunity to interact
with Nickelodeon personalities. Kenny will host a screening of a brand
new SpongeBob SquarePants
episode as well as a voiceover workshop to teach kids how to sound just
like their favorite porous pal: SpongeBob. McCurdy and Kress will host
a special screening of a never-before-seen episode of iCarly
and will serve as judges for an iCarly-themed Nick Karaoke contest.
The Nickelodeon Family Cruise on Freedom of the Seas
also includes a full range of onboard activities and amenities
appealing to adults and children of all ages. During the day, guests
can rejuvenate with a session in the Freedom
Day Spa and
state-of-the-art fitness center, and relax in the cantilevered
whirlpools in the adults-only Solarium. In the evenings, guests can
enjoy live music and entertainment in several bars and lounges, a
Broadway-style performance in the Arcadia Theater, or try their luck in
the Casino Royale. In addition, Freedom of the Seas
its award-winning Adventure Ocean kids programming to entertain
toddlers to teens while parents enjoy the on-board activities.
Vacationers on the Nickelodeon Family Cruise by Royal
Caribbean will visit four tropical Western Caribbean destinations
including: Cozumel; Mexico; George Town; Grand Cayman; Ocho Rios;
Jamaica; and a special stop at Royal Caribbean's private beach
destination, Labadee. Vacation packages for the cruise are currently
on-sale. Visit www.nickfamilycruise.com
for more information.About Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean International is a global cruise brand with 21 ships
currently in service and two under construction. The line also offers
unique cruisetour vacations in Alaska, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe,
South America and New Zealand.About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, now in its 29th year, is the
number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global
business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company
includes television programming and production in the United States and
around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books,
magazines and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is
seen in more than 96 million households and has been the
number-one-rated basic cable network for more than 13 consecutive
Globally, Nickelodeon is the world's most widely distributed
kid's channel, reaching more than 228.7 million homes in 152
territories via its 39 fully dedicated channels across Europe, Asia,
Latin America, Africa and the Middle East as well as 19 programming
blocks reaching 126.1 million households. Exclusive Nick content and
programming can also be seen via the Network's 12 global mobile
channels and 74 online properties.
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