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Barbie hits the high seas
Tiaras, teacups and 50 shades of pink. Royal Caribbean is bringing the world's most famous doll to its entire fleet
Royal Caribbean International is about to get a whole lot cooler with the under-10 female travel set.
The mega cruise line has teamed up with toy maker Mattel to offer travelers the "Barbie Premium Experience" aboard its entire global fleet of 22 ships.
What this means is pink staterooms, pink fashion shows and pink tea parties. At least 50 shades of pink, to be sure.
"Girls can enjoy staterooms decorated in the iconic doll’s signature style as well as exclusive, themed activities throughout the duration of their cruise –- from an invitation-only tea party and mermaid dance class to a fashion design workshop and Barbie Girls fashion show," says Royal Caribbean.
No word on whether boy Barbie fans can participate, or simply sit back and watch because that's where all the cute girls on the ship are hanging out.
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The Barbie stateroom is fitted with the doll’s signature pink style and filled with keepsakes such as a Barbie doll and fashions, blanket and pillowcase, tote bag, toothbrush and toiletries bag.
The Barbie Premium Experience costs US$349 but there's also a complimentary version for kids taking part in the youth program that includes Barbie movie night, Barbie story time and other themed activities, plus Barbie movies on their stateroom televisions.
It all launches in January 2013 on select ships and will roll out to the remainder of the fleet by March 2013. Visit www.royalcaribbean.com/Barbie for more information.
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