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Royal Olympic Cruises unveils fall 2002/winter 2003 schedule

Royal Olympic Cruises<.> (ROC<.>) has released its Fall 2002/Winter 2003 program featuring the…

Royal Olympic Cruises<.> (ROC<.>) has released its Fall 2002/Winter 2003 program featuring the new, 836-passenger Olympia Explorer (debuted May 2002) and sister ship Olympia Voyager (launched June 2000). Combined, the ships will offer a vast array of seven-to-55-day itineraries that reach 103 different ports of call on the continents of North America, South America, Europe and Africa, sailing many of the world`s great bodies of water.

New for Royal Olympic will be Olympia Explorer`s cruise departures from Central Florida`s Port Canaveral, and from Los Angeles to the Hawaiian Islands. The ship will also offer a 55-day Around South America Cruise from Los Angeles to Ft. Lauderdale that crosses the Equator, sailing through the Patagonian Channels, the Magellan Strait and around Cape Horn. The cruise may also be purchased in three shorter segments.

Both ships` innovative Fast Monohull designs and 30-knot cruising speed capability enable Olympia Explorer and Olympia Voyager to offer unprecedented, destination-intensive itineraries that cannot be matched by other cruise lines. At 25,000 tons and with a length of 590 feet, the two, mid-size ships afford access to unusual ports unreachable by many of today`s larger cruise vessels.

Olympia Explorer

Olympia Explorer introduces a dynamic and diverse program of seven-day to 19-day cruises showcasing exotic itineraries and new points of embarkation. In 2002/2003, Royal Olympic will be inaugurating sailings from Central Florida/Port Canaveral (to the Amazon and Orinoco rivers, Panama Canal, and Equator crossing), from Los Angeles (to Hawaii and South America), and around South America (from Los Angeles to Ft. Lauderdale).

Olympia Voyager

Olympia Voyager`s Fall/Winter program of seven-day to 19-day cruises feature a comprehensive selection of trans-Atlantic, Amazon, Orinoco, and Panama Canal cruises departing from Ft. Lauderdale and Houston. Of special note is the return of Olympia Voyager to Texas for a second season of popular Mayaribbean, Maya Equinox and Eastern Caribbean cruises sailing roundtrip from Houston.

Cultural enrichment onboard and ashore

Onboard Royal Olympic ships the cruise experience is complemented by extensive enrichment programs ranging from seminars by expert guest lecturers with prominent university and government affiliations, to classical music concerts by artists of international acclaim. Shore excursion programs are equally designed for discerning travelers who prefer an active vacation with a cultural focus – one that piques intellectual curiosity with physical exploration.

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