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Peek Behind the Scenes at Royal Caribbean’s Entertainment Studio


Peek Behind the Scenes at Royal Caribbean’s Entertainment Studio

Royal Caribbean International may be reinventing entertainment at sea, but it takes the mammoth Royal Caribbean Production Studio ashore to support the fleet and its growing list of live shows.

To learn more about the 132,500-square-foot facility and its 300-seat theater, 14 full-size stage studios, 10 rehearsal studios, 20,000-square-foot costume-making area, audio rooms, gym and housing, watch a behind-the-scenes video released by the line, hosted at Popular Cruising YouTube channel and embedded below.


The biggest entertainment producer in the world requires the complex that is actually situated at Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay campus in Miami, Florida — complete with adjacent dormitories for about 500 cast members, singers, dancers and choreographers.

“Our entertainment operation is so huge,” said Nick Weir, VP, Entertainment, Royal Caribbean International. “Here, this is a 130,000 square foot studio. I don’t think there’s a bigger studio in the world unless you go to Hollywood and you go to the big film studios.”

As to the physical scale, the studios include ones that are three decks in height. Weir added, “We’ve got the headroom to do any kind of flying show anywhere in the world. Doesn’t matter what show it is, we’ve got the facility and the equipment for it.”

RELATED VIDEO: Behind-the-Scenes of Harmony of the Seas’ Entertainment

In fact, Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited (RCCL) has built studios that are indicative of the exact size of the venues aboard the ships – the largest cruise ship in the world, Harmony of the Seas’ included – that will host the shows practiced here.

“This facility here at the RCCL entertainment studios is a one-of-a-kind,” explained Christi Coachman-Orengo, Director, Entertainment, Royal Caribbean Productions. “It’s a state-of-the-art facility where we produce all of our theater shows, aqua shows, centrum vignettes, you name it. We do it all here.”

The facility even includes specific vocal rooms and a recording studio, and the costuming department makes all the wardrobe, maintains some 30,000 pieces and manages about 4,000 pairs of shoes. Plus, there is an enlarged storage area that can accommodate far more actual rehearsal scenery than the company ever could before.

RELATED VIDEO: WATCH: Royal Caribbean International’s Harmony of the Seas Review

“I think for the cast members that come here, coming to a professional environment like this really helps up everybody’s game, said Alison Frazier, Entertainment Consultant. “It’s very special to work in a fantastic facility like this.”

Specific shows that have been produced here encompass the likes of “Grease” and “The Fine Line” that are now housed in Harmony of the Seas’ Royal Theater and AquaTheater respectively.

Plus, don’t forget if you book any cruise with us this month, you will receive a FREE onboard credit!

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, a member of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). She would love to help you plan your next cruise at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

Top Five Reasons to Book a Holiday Cruise on Royal Caribbean


There’s no better time to go on a Royal Caribbean cruise vacation than during the holiday season. Give yourself and your family a royal gift during the holiday season, and break free from the stress of doing it all on your own. Today, we want to share with you the top five reasons to book a holiday cruise on Royal Caribbean:

New Memories for Kids

On ships offering the DreamWorks experience, even Shrek and Puss in Boots dress for the occasion. Family story time and movie screenings are even more special while sailing on a Royal Caribbean ship. The stateroom attendants can’t wait to show off their folding skills with some new towel animals.

Holiday Inspired Cuisine 

Christmas onboard brings roasted Vermont turkey with a savoury apple and chestnut stuffing and festive drinks. During Hanukkah, order a traditional brisket with potato pancakes, apple sauce and sour cream. You can keep traditions from home, eat cookies with Santa and have a hot chocolate while watching a movie.

Traditional Holiday Entertainment Reimagined 

The season is brought to life with traditional events on December’s festive season voyages. See Santa Claus in a parade, take photos with him, and join in with the festivities. The entire family can build ornaments and decorate cookies. Don’t forget to drop off your letter to Santa in the promenade.

Holiday Shopping at Sea

Once at sea, you can stock up on all the gifts and gift packages you need with special festive deals that you can only get on our cruises. Save on all onboard shops and be the first to snag a bargain when we countdown to our festive shopping events. Best of all: shop duty-free!

Religious Services

Attend religious services at sea on all cruises sailing during Hannukah and Christmas. Services are performed by rabbis, priests and reverends, so you don’t have to miss the reason for the season.

Plus, if you book your cruise with us by October 31, you will receive an onboard credit!

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, a member of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). She would love to help you plan your next cruise at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

Try Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas for Your Next Cruise

quantum of the seas

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line will soon be launching their newest ship, Quantum of the Seas. With a number of one-of-a-kind experiences, Quantum of the Seas may be the perfect fit for your next cruise!

Check out some of the exciting new features you will find on Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas:

  • With RipCord by iFly, you will be able to feel the wind in your hair, and enjoy the exhilaration of the first-ever skydiving simulator…on-board a ship.
  • The whole family will love SeaPlex, where you can try bumper cars, roller skating, and basketball!
  • Catch a wave right on-board with FlowRider, a 40-foot-long surf simulator, or cheer on your friends from stadium seating with prime wipe-out views.
  • Take on their signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to expert climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 40 feet above deck.
  • Meet your favorite DreamWorks characters, like Shrek and Fiona or the Penguins of Madagascar, at exclusive shows, 3D movies, character meals, and more!
  • Indulge yourself at the Vitality Spa, a luxurious sanctuary featuring signature treatments, medi-spa services, and a full-service salon.
  • Place your bets at Casino Royale, your little slice of Vegas right at sea, with thousands of square feet of lights, action, slots and tables.
  • The award-winning Adventure Ocean youth program and the Royal Babies program, children can enjoy their Royal Caribbean cruise vacation just as much as their parents.
  • Retreat to the glass-canopied, adults-only Solarium pool, where inspired surroundings, a light-fare café, and whirlpools offer the ultimate in relaxation.
  • Soak up the sun or savor the shade in a new indoor pool with retractable roof.
  • Catch first-run movies and big-time sporting events on a 220-square-foot outdoor movie screen, at sea.

Quantum of the Seas will be sailing from its home port of Cape Liberty in Bayonne, New Jersey. The ship will sail on a range of itineraries throughout the Caribbean and the Bahamas, including Royal Caribbean’s very own private beach paradise of Labadee and CocoCay. You can enjoy a 12 night Southern Caribbean cruise, 7 or 8 night Bahamian cruise, and 11 or 8 night Eastern Caribbean cruise.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations to Explore and would love to help you plan your next cruise vacation! Request a free, no obligation quote on the right side of the page or email spreadingmagic@gmail.com!