Barbie joins Princess Fiona and the "Shrek" clan as the latest kiddie character to invade Royal Caribbean International cruises. The iconic doll from Mattel will become the centerpiece of a "cruise experience" for girls 4-11 on the entire 22-ship fleet starting next year, the company said.
The Barbie Premium Experience starts with staterooms decorated with Barbie pink everything -- pillows and blankets, toothbrushes and tote bags. Then there's a dress-up fashion show, mermaid dance class and a Tiaras & Teacups party featuring pink pastries and pink lemonade.
Girls also take a fashion designer workshop to learn how to sketch and create clothes for Barbie. And of course, there's a keepsake doll with outfits too (but no mention of Ken).
Royal Caribbean has been courting little-cruisers since it partnered with DreamWorks a few years ago. Princess Fiona from the "Shrek" series in 2010 served as the godmother for Allure of the Seas, and cruises featuring "Madagascar" characters are making the rounds.