Royal Caribbean just announced a major collaboration with Mattel to offer the "All New Barbie Premium Experience" aboard its ships.
Barbie was first introduced in March 1959
Royal Caribbean is rolling out a "Premium Barbie C ruise Experience for young girls who love all things Barbie.
The new offering will become available fleetwide between January and March of 2013. Bookings for the experience will begin as soon as October through travel agents or the Royal Caribbean web site. The cost is $349 per person, but boy what you get for that money!
Barbie fans young and old will jump for joy when they enter their wildly pink-decorated staterooms containing the souvenir Barbie blanket, tote bag, tiaras and teacups, toothbrush and toiletries, pillowcases and specially designed (by Mattel) nautical outfits for your very own Barbie. I certainly hope you remembered to pack her, but if not you can buy a new Nautical Barbie onboard in the Royal Caribbean gift shop.
You will then squeal with delight as you read about all of the Barbie related activities you will enjoy during your cruise; the Barbie design workshop where you create your own outfits for your Barbie and show them off on the "pink carpet" in the Barbie Fashion Show.
My daughters were big Barbie fans. Now that they are adults the still collect some of the special Barbies.
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
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