The Allure of the Seas bobs in the background
When Royal Caribbean International invited us to try out the new Barbie Premium Experience on their Allure of the Seas ship, my family didn't have to think twice. "A Barbie cruise?" my seven-year-old Anna exclaims. She grabs four-year-old Avery and the two of them start packing. While the ship itself isn't Barbie themed, you can now get the Barbie experience on any Royal Caribbean cruise, which gives your child access to exclusive events for an additional $349 (US) per kid. A version of this article appeared in our August 2013 issue with the headline, "The Barbie cruise," p. 26.