Press Release

In this section find an archive of announcements and relevant information on all the cruise brands TIRUN Travel Marketing represents -Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises.

Royal Caribbean increases sailings and capacity from Singapore this September onwards

New Delhi, May, 2017


In the light of increased demand, Royal Caribbean International has announced that Mariner of the Seas will be starting her upcoming Southeast Asian season a month earlier, adding 10 roundtrip sailings from Singapore in September 2017

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Royal Caribbean announces deployment of world's largest cruise ship Symphony of the Seas

New Delhi, March, 2017


TIRUN, the exclusive India representative for Royal Caribbean International announces the ground-breaking news of the global cruise line's newest addition, Symphony of the Seas, the world largest cruise ship.

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Cruise enthusiasts in India can now enjoy a virtual glimpse of what the experience holds; TIRUN launches a VR app for Royal Caribbean Cruises

New Delhi, Dec, 2016


In a path-breaking innovation for the Indian cruise industry, TIRUN, the exclusive India Representative for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., has launched one of its kind virtual reality application which allows users to virtually travel on a cruise through their smartphones.

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TIRUN announces Celebrity Constellation maiden voyage to Mumbai this winter

Mumbai, Dec, 2016


TIRUN, the exclusive India representative of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. announces the arrival of Celebrity Cruises' millennium class ship, Celebrity Constellation, in Mumbai, for the first time. The Millennium-class cruise ship docks in the City of Dreams today, as part of its existing Asia sailings.

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TV celebrities Sanaya Irani and Mohit Sehgal enjoy a rejuvenating cruise vacation aboard Royal Caribbean's ship Mariner of the Seas

New Delhi, Nov, 2016


TV star couple Sanaya Irani and Mohit Sehgal recently embarked upon an exhilarating cruise organised by TIRUN, the exclusive India Representative for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. The happily married couple availed best-in-class services as they cruised from Singapore. They also enjoyed day excursions to Kuala Lumpur and Phuket.

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TIRUN announces longest-ever Singapore Season by Royal Caribbean with increased sailings on three of Asia's most amazing cruise ships

New Delhi, Nov, 2016


New Delhi: Asia's magnificent cruise ships Ovation of the Seas, Mariner of the Seas, and Voyager of the Seas return to Singapore to offer Royal Caribbean and TIRUN's longest-ever home porting season in Asian waters.

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A Captain's Eye View: Royal Caribbean reveals the favourite views of its ships' Captains

New Delhi, June, 2016


Many of the world's most spectacular panoramas are hidden from normal view, only accessible to the world's more adventurous travellers. So, in a bid to share some of the world's best kept secrets, Royal Caribbean has worked with its Captains to uncover their most memorable views from the ship's bridge.

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Ovation of the Seas is set to WOW Cruise travelers as it sets sail on its maiden Voyage from Dubai

New Delhi, June, 2016


In a move to bring a world-class cruising experience to Indian travel enthusiasts, TIRUN, the exclusive India representative of Royal Caribbean International has announced the arrival of the most technologically-advanced ship Ovation of the Seas in Cochin on 1st June, 2016. The Quantum-class cruise ship will set sail from Dubai, giving guests two distinct holiday cruise packages to choose from.

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The world's largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, begins its maiden voyage

New Delhi, May 20, 2016


TIRUN, the exclusive India representative for Royal Caribbean International announces the maiden voyage of the award-winning cruise line's new Oasis-class ship, Harmony of the Seas. The largest-ever cruise ship in the world features significant advancements and enhanced innovations onboard to provide the perfect blend of luxury, indulgent amenities and an astounding cruising experience to guests.

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TIRUN enhances cruise offerings targeted at Indian travellers

New Delhi, May 11, 2016


Tirun, the exclusive India Representative of Royal Caribbean Cruises, is enhancing its cruise offerings for Indian travellers with Voyager of the Seas sailing from Singapore. The deployment is in synchrony with the summer vacations.

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TIRUN Travel Marketing felicitated at the ICONIC Awards 2016 for its excellence in Sales & Marketing of Luxury Cruises in India!

New Delhi, April 13, 2015


TIRUN Travel Marketing, the exclusive India representative of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, has been felicitated yet again for being the pioneer and a veritable evangelist for luxury cruise vacations in the country. The ICONIC Awards 2016, organised by Red Hat Communications, awarded TIRUN Travel Marketing for its excellence in marketing and selling luxury cruises, further cementing the brand's market leadership position in India as the premier cruise counsellor.

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Cruise in the lap of modern luxury with Celebrity Cruises new short Asia sailings

New Delhi, December 2, 2015


TIRUN Travel Marketing, the exclusive India Representative of Celebrity Cruises unveils the new limited edition 4 and 5 night itineraries across South Asia on-board one of the finest vessels at sea, Celebrity Millennium. Both the 5-night Thailand Explorer and the 4-night Far East Cruise set sail from Singapore and allow guests to bask in the beauty, rich culinary delights and exuberant cultural heritage that is symbolic of this region.

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Mariner Of The Seas To Host Asia's First Cosplay Festival At Sea Next January

New Delhi, October 12, 2015


A world of fantasy, creativity and entertainment is coming onboard Royal Caribbean International's Mariner of the Seas next January, when it plays host to Asia's first cosplay festival at sea. Organised by The Singapore Cosplay Club to celebrate its 15th birthday, "COSFEST SEA: The Rising Tide" is a special 3-night weekend cruise from January 8 to 11 from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang). It features the region's top cosplayers for the championship and exciting cosplay entertainment and activities, which is expected to draw hundreds of cosplay fans from around the region.

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Most Overnights, More Excursions, More Caribbean – Only with Celebrity Cruises

New Delhi, September 16, 2015


Celebrity Cruises is bringing more of the Caribbean to vacationers with "Evenings Around the World" shore excursions, featuring 14 new, unique experiences that begin after the sun goes down. These special excursions perfectly complement the recently announced overnight stays on over 40 Caribbean sailings departing January 2016 and beyond – more than any other cruise line.

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TIRUN CEO, Mrs.Ratna Chadha, cooks for 2000 smiles at Smile Foundation's event

New Delhi, September 11, 2015


Tirun Travel Marketing CEO Mrs Ratna Chadha sure dons many hats, outside her official role as proved at the recently held event 'Cook for a Smile'. Coming together to recreate the magic for a third time, Smile Foundation and four-time Michelin-starred celebrity chef Mr.Vikas Khanna recently hosted another successful edition of the unique charity cookout. Meant as a fund raiser to support the Nutrition for Education campaign for underprivileged children, the event took place on September 6 at Crowne Plaza, Gurgaon, and was sponsored by Usha International.Last year's first runner up Mrs.Ratna Chadha, was amongst the ten participants competing for top honours.

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Royal Caribbean International To Bring In Largest Number Of Fly - Cruise Guests Over Three Years

New Delhi, August 28, 2015


Royal Caribbean International has signed a first-ever multi-million dollar marketing collaboration with the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Changi Airport Group (CAG) to promote cruising out of Singapore and, in turn, attract the cruise line's largest number of overseas fly-cruise guests here.

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Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas to come calling to India for the first time ever!

New Delhi, May 20, 2015


TIRUN Travel Marketing, the exclusive India representative for Royal Caribbean International announces the maiden visit of its most technologically advanced ship Quantum of the Seas to India.

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ROYAL CARIBBEAN TAKES DELIVERY OF ANTHEM OF THE SEAS

New Delhi, April 15, 2015


There's a new tune in the air today as global cruise line Royal Caribbean International officially took delivery of its 23rd ship, Anthem of the Seas.

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TIRUN Travel Marketing to participate in the Great Indian Travel Festival powered by Google

New Delhi, April 14, 2015


TIRUN Travel Marketing, the exclusive India Representative for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, is one of the key participants in the Great Indian Travel Festival (GITF) powered by Google.

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Royal Caribbean International voted 'FAVOURITE CRUISE' by outlook traveller for second year in a row

New Delhi, March 31, 2015


Global cruise line Royal Caribbean International has been named the 'Favourite Cruise' for 2014 by Outlook Traveller, India's leading travel magazine. Royal Caribbean was voted the winner by the magazine's readers as part of its annual Outlook Traveller Survey for the second consecutive year.

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Celebrity Century comes calling at Kochi

New Delhi, March 30, 2015


Celebrity Century arrived on 27 march 2015 in Cochin, India, during her 14-night cruise from Singapore to Dubai. The call was aimed at offering its guests a peek into the beautiful landscapes, mesmerising views and enthralling culture of India.

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Celebrity Cruises Launches Celebrity City Stay Vacation Packages

New Delhi, March 04, 2015


Guests can now begin their modern luxury vacation earlier with Celebrity Cruises new "Celebrity City Stay" vacation packages. Combining destination expertise with unbeatable value, the newly curated pre-cruise experiences will be available in 16 of the most intriguing and dynamic cities.

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Royal Caribbean International Oasis Class Ship Harmony of the Seas to debut in April 2016

New Delhi, February 27, 2015


Royal Caribbean International's new generation Oasis-class ship, Harmony of the Seas, is set to launch in April 2016. The third in the Oasis class of ships - currently the largest cruise ships in the world - will continue the award-winning cruise line's philosophy of innovation and imagination to offer a unique vacation adventure for guests.

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TIRUN Travel Marketing launches Mobile Site

New Delhi, February 9th , 2015


Leading the way once more in the realm of technology and solutions for Cruising in India, TIRUN Travel Marketing has developed and launched a mobile site. This move was spurred on account of the visitation pattern on TIRUN Travel Marketing's website wherein 40% traffic was observed to come from mobile and tablet users.

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Celebrity Cruises wins again at the prestigious Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards

New Delhi, Jan 05, 2015


Travel Weekly's influential readers honoured Celebrity Cruises, yet again, at the travel industry publication's 12th annual Readers Choice Awards in New York recently. Readers voted the modern luxury cruise line as the "Best Premium Cruise Line" for the seventh consecutive year, "Best Premium Ship" for the sixth consecutive year, recognising Celebrity Reflection in 2013 and now 2014; plus the "Best Cruise Line in Europe" for the fifth consecutive year.

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Proven veterans named to lead the largest lines at Royal Caribbean Cruises ltd.

MIAMI, December 8, 2014


Recognizing the deep bench of internal talent that has powered its long-term success, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE, OSLO: RCL) named two senior company executives to chart the future course of the company's two largest brands.

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Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas to offer Unmatched Europe Cruise Vacations in summer 2015

New Delhi, Dec 08, 2014


Royal Caribbean International, the award-winning global cruise brand with a 45-year legacy of innovation will position the world's most revolutionary and innovative cruise ship, Allure of the Seas in Europe from the summer of 2015. From May to October 2015, Allure of the Seas will sail a seven-night round trip itinerary from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Provence (Marseilles), France; and Florence(La Spezia), Rome (Civitavecchia) and Naples, Italy, offering cruisers in Europe the chance to experience a cruise on the world's largest ship. Vacationers can also choose to embark Allure of the Seas for a seven-night sailing, round trip from Rome (Civitavecchia).

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Azamara Quest embarks on 'Spice Route II Voyage from India'

Chennai, Dec 08, 2014


Azamara Quest, one of the two boutique ships owned by the World's Best Small Luxury Cruise Line-Azamara Club Cruises®, reached Chennai's Port Trust on Monday, 8th December. On 9th December, the ship will embark on a thirteen night voyage 'The Spice Route II and Myanmar', sailing to Singapore.

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Voyager of the seas completes bow-to-stern revitalization

New Delhi, December 6, 2014


Royal Caribbean International's Voyager of the Seas, the largest cruise ship based in Asia, has successfully completed her month-long $80 million revitalization recently. Guests in the region can now enjoy a variety of first-at-sea features such as the FlowRider surf simulator and Virtual Balcony staterooms. In addition, the ship also received a 3D cinema, digital signage, a new Diamond Club for Crown and Anchor Society members as well as new dining options including Izumi Japanese Cuisine, Giovanni's Table Italian trattoria and Chops Grille steakhouse. The ship's revitalization was carried out under a contract with Sembawang Shipyard, a subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine Ltd. and is also the largest cruise ship revitalization project ever completed in Singapore.

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Azamara Club Cruises offers its guests an immersive experience of the Indian coast

New Delhi, Nov 20, 2014


Azamara Club Cruises, one of the worlds' most sophisticated and upmarket cruises line, sets sail from Mumbai to Chennai, India on 26 November, 2014. The 13 night Spice Route Voyage on Azamara Quest starts from the Maximum City of Mumbai and passes through Goa, Kochi, Maldives, Colombo, Galle and Chennai. The cruise will then set sail from Chennai on December 9th, 2014 for another 13 night Spice Route - II Voyage across the Bay of Bengal passing through Andaman Islands, Myanmar , Thailand , Malaysia and Singapore.

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TIRUN Travel Marketing launches new ad campaign for Royal Caribbean cruises in India to create brand salience and awareness about cruise holidays

New Delhi, Nov 12, 2014


TIRUN Travel Marketing, exclusive India representative of Royal Caribbean International, the world's leading cruise brand, has launched a new ad campaign in India across broadcast media. Driven by the core communication "Bring the WOW back in your life", the TVCs and radio spots have been created to reiterate the pleasures of embarking on cruise holidays onboard the state-of-the-art ships of Royal Caribbean International. Created by the Mumbai based ad agency Please See Advertising, the TVC campaign aims at highlighting Royal Caribbean's brand salience and its leadership position in the Indian cruise market.

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Celebrity Cruises Takes European Vacations to New Heights with River-and-Ocean Cruise Vacations

New Delhi, Nov 03, 2014


On the heels of the successful launch of "Celebrity Explorations' - unique vacations that pair ocean cruises with rich destination experiences on land - is the introduction of European river-and-ocean cruise vacation packages. Unique to the cruise industry and only available on Celebrity Cruises, these one-of-a-kind Celebrity Explorations combine immersive Amras Cruises river journeys with guest-favorite modern luxury ocean sailings.

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Royal Caribbean International Takes Delivery of Quantum of the Seas, Global Cruise Line Debuts the World's First SMARTship

New Delhi, October 31, 2014


Royal Caribbean International took delivery today of the newest addition to the cruise line's fleet, Quantum of the Seas, from Meyer Werft Yard. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.'s Chairman and CEO Richard D. Fain and Meyer Werft Yard's Managing Partner Bernard Meyer attended the official signing ceremony in Bremerhaven, Germany. With Captain Srecko "Felix" Ban at the helm, the ship will begin her journey today to Southampton, U.K., where she will welcome her first guests on November 2, for a trans–Atlantic voyage to her home port of Cape Liberty Cruise Port, Bayonne, New Jersey.

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Mariner of the Seas to Host World's First Showdance Competition at Sea Famous Dance Veterans Sunny Low and Aleena Tan among Judges

New Delhi, October 10, 2014


Royal Caribbean International's Mariner of the Seas has been chosen to host another "World's First" competition. This time round, it will be the Showdance event on the largest ship in Asia named as 'Dancesport All Champions on Mariner of the Seas", organised by regional dance veteran Aleena Tan. There will be exciting previews at the ship's Royal Promenade by the dance champions including the Sunny Low family.

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OVATION OF THE SEAS TO JOIN "" QUANTUM CLASS " " - AS THIRD SMARTSHIP

New Delhi, September 19, 2014


On the eve of delivering the first in a new generation of technologically advanced cruise ships Royal Caribbean International marked an important milestone on September 18, as the first piece of steel was cut marking the official construction start on the third "Quantum class ship – Ovation of the Seas." -

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Celebrity Cruises launches "" Celebrity Explorations" " - the Immersive Luxury Vacations

New Delhi, September 5, 2014


In keeping with the growing trend toward extended vacations and catering to the demand from guests, Celebrity Cruises has introduced "Celebrity Explorations" - an immersive destination experience on land that is paired with ocean cruises.

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Celebrity Cruises launches "Celebrity Explorations" - the Immersive Luxury Vacations

New Delhi, September 5, 2014


In keeping with the growing trend toward extended vacations and catering to the demand from guests, Celebrity Cruises has introduced "Celebrity Explorations" - an immersive destination experience on land that is paired with ocean cruises.

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TIRUN CEO, Mrs Ratna Chadha, wins 1st Runner up award at The Smile Foundation's event, "COOK FOR A SMILE"

NEW DELHI, July 28, 2014


The Smile Foundation and three-time Michelin-starred celebrity chef, Mr. Vikas Khanna, came together in the capital to create a unique charity cookout called "Cook for a Smile". Hosted by Hyatt Hotels, the event took place on July 27 at Hyatt Regency, New Delhi. 11 top boardroom leaders joined this initiative to battle it out over a cook off to ensure that the cause wins. TIRUN Travel Marketing Chief Executive...

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ROYAL CARIBBEAN'S NEWEST QUANTUM OF THE SEAS TO ARRIVE IN SINGAPORE IN 2015

NEW DELHI, May 27, 2014


Royal Caribbean International announced today that Quantum of the Seas, the most anticipated cruise ship to date, will come to Singapore in June 2015 to offer two special sailings that will bring the new Quantum class experience to vacationers in the region. The 167,800 gross registered ton Quantum of the Seas which is 18 decks high and carries 4,180 guests at double occupancy, will be the largest and most exciting cruise ship ever in Asia.

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Royal Caribbean international to launch year-round deployment in Singapore from 2015

New Delhi, May 14, 2014


Global cruise brand Royal Caribbean International announced its year-round deployment in Singapore for the first time from 2015, starting with its ship Legend of the Seas in the summer season and followed by Mariner of the Seas in the year-end.

Ratna Chadha, Chief Executive, TIRUN Travel Marketing - India Representative of Royal Caribbean International, said "A year round Royal Caribbean cruise ship out of Singapore is a major development for the cruise industry in India and will allow many more Indians to experience one of the world's great vacation brands. Further, it also spells a great opportunity for our travel partners, and endorses our efforts in the last 21 years to get more Indians to experience the Royal Caribbean "WOW "!

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Andrew Lloyd Weber's CATS comes to the World's Largest cruise ship

Miami, April 4, 2014


Royal Caribbean International's Oasis of the Seas, the world's largest and most innovative cruise ship will be bringing the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of CATS to the high seas. Based on T.S. Eliot's "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, " CATS was one of the longest running productions on Broadway and is the winner of numerous awards including seven Tonys, two Oliviers and a Grammy. The show has been seen in over 20 countries and translated into more than 10 languages. The fully licensed production of CATS will join Oasis of the Seas once it completes its drydock in fall 2014.

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Royal Caribbean International clinches Travel+Leisure's 'BEST CRUISE(INDIA)'Award

New Delhi, March 31, 2014


Global cruise line Royal Caribbean International has won yet another travel accolade in India, this time namely the 'Best Cruise (India)' of Readers Choice Awards 2013 by Travel + Leisure India & South Asia, the leading luxury and travel magazine in India and the South Asian region.

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Royal Caribbean International presents an entertainment extravaganza on the high seas for Indian holidaymakers

New Delhi, March 5, 2014


TIRUN Travel Marketing that 20 years ago ushered first of its kind cruise vacation experiences in India, now brings you the perfect way to plan a Royal Caribbean cruise vacation with the entire family in tow. Known to offer an unparalleled vacation experience in terms of the best of cuisine, accommodation, hospitality, spa services and entertainment, there is something for the entire family, including the kids, to enjoy onboard. The Barbie Premium Experience, available only on Royal Caribbean's entire global fleet of 22 ships...

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Azamara Club Cruises wins 2014 Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards

New Delhi, March 08, 2014


Azamara Club Cruises, the cruise line that delivers an amazing destination immersion experience has done it once again. The cruise line attained top position in the recently announced 2014 U.S. Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards.

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Royal Caribbean International presents an entertainment extravaganza on the high seas for Indian holidaymakers

New Delhi, March 5, 2014


TIRUN Travel Marketing that 20 years ago ushered first of its kind cruise vacation experiences in India, now brings you the perfect way to plan a Royal Caribbean cruise vacation with the entire family in tow. Known to offer an unparalleled vacation experience in terms of the best of cuisine, accommodation, hospitality, spa services and entertainment, there is something for the entire family, including the kids, to enjoy onboard. The Barbie Premium Experience, available only on Royal Caribbean's entire global fleet of 22 ships...

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Azamara Club Cruises wins 2014 Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards

New Delhi, March 08, 2014


Azamara Club Cruises, the cruise line that delivers an amazing destination immersion experience has done it once again. The cruise line attained top position in the recently announced 2014 U.S. Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards.

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Royal Caribbean International presents an entertainment extravaganza on the high seas for Indian holidaymakers

New Delhi, March 5, 2014


TIRUN Travel Marketing that 20 years ago ushered first of its kind cruise vacation experiences in India, now brings you the perfect way to plan a Royal Caribbean cruise vacation with the entire family in tow. Known to offer an unparalleled vacation experience in terms of the best of cuisine, accommodation, hospitality, spa services and entertainment, there is something for the entire family, including the kids, to enjoy onboard. The Barbie Premium Experience, available only on Royal Caribbean's entire global fleet of 22 ships...

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TIRUN receives the TAAI Appreciation Award for the largest cruise seller in the country.

Thursday, February 13, 2014


TIRUN Travel Marketing, the exclusive India Representative for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, participated in the India Travel Congress, 2013, the 61st Convention and Exhibition of TAAI at Vivanta by Taj, Bengaluru from 13th to 16th December 2013 where they received the TAAI Appreciation Award for the Largest Cruise seller in India.

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Royal Caribbean International wins 'Favourite Cruise line' in Condê Nast Traveller India Readers' Awards 2013

03 December 2013


Condê Nast Traveller India Readers voted Royal Caribbean as the 'Favourite Cruise line' 2013 for the third year in a row. The Award honours the best in the travel and hospitality industry, including cruise lines, hotels, destinations and airlines and recognises their ground breaking offerings and strong commitment to service excellence.

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Royal Caribbean International celebrates 50 million guests

15 August 2013


A milestone was marked in the history of Royal Caribbean International - they welcomed their 50 millionth guest on board and kicked off a year-long celebration.

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Azamara Quest sails to the Arctic Circle Globe

9 August 2013


Guests on board the Azamara Quest Norwegian Fjords and The North cape voyage were in for a treat and unique experience as the ship sailed into the Arctic region.

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Celebrity Cruises is No. 1 in Travel + Leisure World's Best 2013 Awards

11 July 2013


Celebrity Cruises has been voted No.1 in the Top Mega-Ship Cruise Lines in the Travel + Leisure Magazine's 2013 "World's Best Awards" readers survey.

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Royal Caribbean International introduces CruiseFly Facility for Singapore sailings

10 July 2013


The CruiseFly facility was inaugurated at the Marina Bay Cruise centre, Singapore to make the sea to air transfer for guests a smooth experience.

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TIRUN Travel Marketing supports Social Cause

3 July 2013


TIRUN Travel Marketing associated with India's premier news channel NDTV to present 'India Questions' with Bill Gates and Aamir Khan. India Questions was a programme dedicated to social issues.

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