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In the last 10 years, Royal has delivered the biggest and most modern ships in the market. From rock-climbing walls, crazy water slides and infinite food selection, Royal Caribbean continues to deliver a vacation of a lifetime.

Stemming from the idea that everybody should cruise, Royal offers cruise activities such as the Flowrider – Surf simulator and Zip-lining for active vacationers, as well as the adults-only Solarium for those who simply want to relax and unwind.

In 2019, Royal Caribbean revamped their private Island, presenting “Perfect Day at CocoCay” as a new port of call in many of their Caribbean and Bahamas itineraries. This hidden island features an overwhelming number of activities such as the Daredevil’s Tower Aqua Park, Splash Summit, the Wave Pool and more!

The line also holds the distinction of debuting the Central Park and the Royal Promenade neighborhoods, two distinct areas found in many Royal ships, where guests can find many eateries, shops, bars and live entertainment throughout the day.

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HOW TO SPEND THE PERFECT DAY AT COCOCAY

Heather McManus - May 2, 2019

Royal Caribbean has taken the private island experience to the next level. Check out all the amplified awesomeness that make this private island a must see port of call.

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YOUR GUIDE TO WHEN CRUISES WILL RESUME SAILING

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Cruise lines continue to adapt their sailing plans to these measures with diligence and enthusiasm and are beginning to announce sailings dates for a return to the sea. Want to be prepared to sail too? Here is everything you need to know about the restart of cruising.

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4 REASONS ROYAL CARIBBEAN MIGHT BE RIGHT FOR YOU

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The megaship vacation style isn’t necessarily for everyone, but if you’re considering hopping onboard one of Royal Caribbean’s 26 ships, here are four reasons this cruise line could be the right fit for you.

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Royal Caribbean International offers a fun, exciting and diverse experience that you’ll really enjoy, regardless of what type of cruiser you are. The line has been in operation since 1968 and is known for its casual, family-friendly and activity-filled onboard experience—with everything from rock climbing to surfing simulators. You can explore over 20 ships sailing to more than 200 destinations in a myriad of different combinations, meaning you can find the perfect length, ports-of-call, and vessel for your vacation. Anchored in excellence, bringing the WOW to your next cruise.

Royal Caribbean International-Accessibility

Accessibility

Learn about accessibility-friendly accommodations made by Royal Caribbean for guests with special needs, dietary restrictions and more.

Royal Caribbean International-Dining

Savor dining aboard Royal Caribbean, including the Windjammer Café, main dining room and room service. Royal Caribbean also has many specialty restaurants and dining or beverage packages.

Royal Caribbean International-Entertainment

Entertainment

Enjoy Royal Caribbean's onboard entertainment, including Broadway at Sea, hi-tech Two70 shows, ice skating shows, AquaTheater Diving Shows, DJs, live music, dancing, parades, pool parties, karaoke and more.

Royal Caribbean International-Onboard Activities

Onboard Activities

Have fun participating in Royal Caribbean's onboard activities, including sky diving and surfing simulators, sports courts, zip lines, rock walls, ice rinks, mini golf, pools, cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, duty-free shopping and more.

Royal Caribbean International-Service & Awards

Service & Awards

Learn how Royal Caribbean takes care of your every need with an extensive list of onboard services. Plus, view Royal Caribbean's cruising awards.

Royal Caribbean International-Spa & Fitness

Spa & Fitness

Relax at Royal Caribbean's spa, onboard gym, fitness courses, boxing ring and jogging track. Royal Caribbean's spa has plenty of relaxing treatments like massages, facials and more.

Royal Caribbean International-Special Events

Special Events

Learn about celebrating a special occasion or milestone with Royal Caribbean's special events at sea.

Royal Caribbean International-Staterooms

Explore Royal Caribbean's contemporary staterooms, including several classes of suite, balcony, oceanview and inside staterooms.

Royal Caribbean International-Youth Programs

Youth Programs

Learn about Royal Caribbean's family-friendly experience with youth programs for children, including H2O zone, teen-only hangouts and themed experiences

Top 10 Royal Caribbean International Itineraries

  • Serenade of the Seas 12N ULTIMATE CHINA, JAPAN & SOUTH KOREA Departing From Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China (Mar 2024)
  • Quantum of the Seas 8 NIGHT SOUTH PACIFIC CRUISE Departing From Brisbane, Australia (Mar 2024 - Feb 2025)
  • Voyager of the Seas 4 NIGHT WESTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE Departing From Galveston, Texas (Mar 2024 - Apr 2024)
  • Radiance of the Seas 7 NIGHT WESTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE Departing From Tampa, Florida (Mar 2024 - Apr 2025)
  • Allure of the Seas 3 NIGHT BAHAMAS & PERFECT DAY Departing From Port Canaveral, Florida (Mar 2024 - Apr 2024)
  • Liberty of the Seas 3 NIGHT BAHAMAS & PERFECT DAY Departing From Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida (Mar 2024 - Apr 2024)
  • Freedom of the Seas 3 NIGHT BAHAMAS & PERFECT DAY CRUISE Departing From Miami, Florida (Mar 2024 - Aug 2025)
  • Adventure of the Seas 8 NIGHT EASTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE Departing From Port Canaveral, Florida (Mar 2024 - Apr 2026)
  • Brilliance of the Seas 5 NIGHT TASMANIA CRUISE Departing From Sydney, Australia (Mar 2024)
  • Independence of the Seas 5 NIGHT WESTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE Departing From Miami, Florida (Mar 2024 - Feb 2025)

Royal Caribbean International Cruise Destinations

With cruises to 72 countries on six continents, you can sail just about anywhere in the world with Royal Caribbean. This contemporary, innovative line offers unique and exciting itineraries that are designed to wow. They offer sailings that range from a tropical paradise to a thrilling tundra. Destinations include, but are not limited to: Alaska, Australia, Canada/New England, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Panama Canal and South America. 

Royal Caribbean International-Africa

Gaze upon the glaciers and take rugged excursions into the tundra with an Alaska cruise.

Royal Caribbean International-Alaska Cruisetours

Alaska Cruisetours

Go bear watching or crabbing, and check out some hot springs with the extra time in your Alaska Cruisetour.

Royal Caribbean International-Asia

Asia cruises feature unique flavors, wildlife, and cultures to explore.

Royal Caribbean International-Australia/New Zealand

You’ll love the laidback outback and superb wildlife you’ll experience on a cruise to Australia and New Zealand.

Royal Caribbean International-Bahamas

A truly blissful vacation filled with beaches, Bahamian customs, and sunshine awaits you on a cruise to the Bahamas.

Royal Caribbean International-Bermuda

Golf on the finest links and experience a vacation full of tropical delights when you cruise to Bermuda.

Royal Caribbean International-Canada / New England

Seafood on the coast, historic villages and scenic lighthouse views—cruise to Canada and New England.

Royal Caribbean International-Eastern Caribbean

Eastern Caribbean

Explore the islands or get up close and personal with some intriguing wildlife when you cruise to the Eastern Caribbean.

Royal Caribbean International-Europe

Comb the Amalfi Coast, explore the Norwegian fjords, visit the Queen at Buckingham Palace and delve into the culture of Spain with a cruise to Europe.

Royal Caribbean International-Hawaii

Learn to shake your body at a luau or explore the intriguing black sand beaches during a cruise to Hawaii.

Royal Caribbean International-India

Cruise to India and discover incredible people, new cultures and fascinating flavors.

Royal Caribbean International-Mediterranean

Mediterranean

Raise a glass to the Mediterranean where you’ll find magnificent churches and castles, along with spectacular food. The history and art are nothing to shake a stick at either.

Royal Caribbean International-Mexican Riviera

Mexican Riviera

Soak up some fun in the sun on a Mexican Riviera cruise with Royal Caribbean for beaches, ruins, tequila and more.

Royal Caribbean International-Northern Europe

Northern Europe

Explore the serenity of the fjords, uncover the amazing artwork owned by Catherine the Great and see the most sung about Strawberry Fields when you cruise to Northern Europe.

Royal Caribbean International-Panama Canal

Panama Canal

Jungles ashore and native culture to explore as you head through the locks on  Panama Canal cruise.

Royal Caribbean International-Repositioning

Repositioning

Repositioning means getting the best of two continents on your cruise.

Royal Caribbean International-South Pacific / Tahiti

South Pacific / Tahiti

Find peace or adventure in the stunning paradises of the South Pacific. Either way, it’ll be unforgettable.

Royal Caribbean International-Southern Caribbean

Southern Caribbean

Tropical cuisine, European influence through the islands, and incredible people are highlights of a cruise to the Southern Caribbean.

Royal Caribbean International-Transatlantic

Transatlantic

Experience the bliss of cruising of across the Atlantic with intriguing stops along the way on a Transatlantic cruise.

Royal Caribbean International-Transpacific

Transpacific

Cruise across the Pacific Ocean and discover a peaceful paradise in islands of Hawaii or the South Pacific.

Royal Caribbean International-U. S. Pacific Coast

U. S. Pacific Coast

From Hollywood to the redwoods, a cruise along the U.S. Pacific Coast is filled with American culture, history and beauty. You’ll learn about cinema, wine, the gold rush and more.

Royal Caribbean International-Western Caribbean

Western Caribbean

Jamaican waterfalls, intriguing cultures, and cave tubing—cruise to the Western Caribbean.

Royal Caribbean International Departure Ports

Royal Caribbean not only builds their ships to have a wow factor, but they also make their itineraries just as appealing.  Royal has ships stationed across the U.S. and in several international ports to give their passengers lots of opportunity to get to a cruise quickly and easily. You can cruise from Miami to Seattle or Perth to Rotterdam, there’s a departure port for you. Find out more about Royal Caribbean’s itineraries and ships when you contact a qualified consultant at The Cruise Web. 

Royal Caribbean International-Amsterdam, The Netherlands

With Amsterdam’s beautiful canals and an open attitude you’ll find no shortage of interesting attractions in the capital of The Netherlands.

Royal Caribbean International-Baltimore, Maryland

Explore Baltimore’s rich history and culture as you visit the local neighborhoods which are home to important world changing events. 

Royal Caribbean International-Barcelona, Spain

Discover imaginative architecture, impressive Spanish dishes and beautiful excursions into nature when you cruise to Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia.

Royal Caribbean International-Boston, Massachusetts

Boston is home to great sports, great food and loads of history with the Freedom Trail and Harvard.

Royal Caribbean International-Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane with its lazy subtropical aura is quickly becoming one of Australia’s most popular cruise destinations.

Royal Caribbean International-Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey

Cape Liberty, which is just miles from New York City, offers incredible views of the city skyline and easy access to many cruise destinations, along with everything NYC has to offer.

Royal Caribbean International-Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

See the beautiful sights of Cape Town, South Africa’s most visited city, which offers cruisers natural beauty, plentiful wine, historical significance and a sense of peace.

Royal Caribbean International-Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia

This Spanish influenced South American city is filled with exciting attractions based on the rich history and culture that surrounds the area. 

Royal Caribbean International-Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

A cruise to Civitavecchia is a chance for you to hop a quick train to Rome and explore the enormous history through ruins, galleries and The Vatican museums.

Royal Caribbean International-Colon, Panama

Colon, Panama

Colon, this historically important city is a gateway to the Panama Canal and full of Latin charm and New World history. 

Royal Caribbean International-Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen is a delightful city with some of the world’s most interesting places, like the longest pedestrian street and one of the oldest amusement parks in the world.

Royal Caribbean International-Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai is a modern city that people from all nationalities flock towards to indulge in designer clothes, fancy hotels and the high life.

Royal Caribbean International-Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

With incredible weather, delicious fare and some stupendous attractions, you will find that Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades is one of the most attractive ports in the entire US.

Royal Caribbean International-Galveston, Texas

Galveston, Texas

Indulge in the local flavor with fresh Gulf shrimp, Galveston Bay oysters and pristine Gulf coast beaches as you relax in southern comfort in Galveston, Texas.

Royal Caribbean International-Hong Kong, Hong Kong Sar, China

Hong Kong, Hong Kong Sar, China

One of the world’s most exciting modern cities, Hong Kong offers a true East meets West experience where you can shop for traditional Chinese cure-alls and attend high tea all in the same afternoon.

Royal Caribbean International-Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

Honolulu, with its near perfect weather every day and beautiful mountains and tropical landscapes, is a destination not to be missed.

Royal Caribbean International-Los Angeles, California

The possibilities are endless when cruising to or from the City of Angels. Let your inner rock star shine as you explore the many wonders of Los Angeles, California.

Royal Caribbean International-Miami, Florida

In Miami, you’ll enjoy a small taste of the tropical weather many of you will experience during your cruise, and you’ll see why Miami is one of the most popular places to live in America.

Royal Caribbean International-New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana

The Big Easy is one of the world’s most fascinating cities and a melting pot of culture, food and music.

Royal Caribbean International-Piraeus (Athens), Greece

Learn about the Greek gods and the early philosophy of Socrates when you visit the incredible ruins left in Athens, Greece. At night, go out and take in the culture with the modern Athenians.

Royal Caribbean International-Port Canaveral, Florida

The seafood is fresh, the sun is shining and there’s a whole lot to do, so get out there and explore the city before, during and after your cruise from Port Canaveral, Florida.

Royal Caribbean International-Ravenna, Italy

Ravenna, Italy

Art lovers to the front in Ravenna! Incredible mosaic art and ancient architecture grace this small port city, often used as a jump-off point for cruisers looking to spend some time in Venice.

Royal Caribbean International-San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan is a gateway to the Caribbean with activities for everyone. Enjoy an old-world feel as you wander around Old San Juan, relax on the many beaches or explore the rainforests.

Royal Caribbean International-Seattle, Washington

Known as The Emerald City, Seattle is a beautiful, luscious city with incredible views of the Cascade Mountains and Elliott Bay. The city is full of activities for both water lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Royal Caribbean International-Seward, Alaska

Seward, Alaska

The beautiful small coastal town of Seward, which is most known for its picturesque scenic views and many visitors’ attractions, is a perfect addition for your next Alaska cruise.

Royal Caribbean International-Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China

Shanghai is the cultural and economic center of East Asia and is drawing more and more attention from all over the world as it is becoming a renowned international metropolis.

Royal Caribbean International-Singapore, Singapore

Singapore, Singapore

Southeast Asia’s most modern city, Singapore, also contains a lot of history and treasures from the past, along with a perfect tropical climate – all making Singapore a wonderful destination year round.

Royal Caribbean International-Sydney, Australia

The near perfect days, beautiful scenery, pristine beaches and sparkling water offer the perfect backdrop for any dream adventure in Sydney, Australia.

Royal Caribbean International-Tampa, Florida

Tampa, Florida

Whether it’s a trip to the historical streets of Ybor, a day in the Florida Aquarium or a nice Cuban-infused meal, your time in Tampa will make you consider a longer stay.

Royal Caribbean International-Tianjin (Beijing), China

Tianjin (Beijing), China

Get outside of Beijing and explore Tianjin, a modern city that’s home to several major art forms. 

Royal Caribbean International-Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo is a dazzling city where you might be overwhelmed at first by its modernity but will find lots of interesting subcultures in its various neighborhoods.

Royal Caribbean International-Vancouver, British Columbia

Whether it’s your cruise destination or a launching point, Vancouver is a beautiful destination in itself with a sophisticated downtown and lots of natural elements to explore.

Royal Caribbean International Ships

Royal Caribbean offers some truly incredible cruise ships, including the two largest cruise ships in the world: the Oasis and Allure of the Seas. Each ship features a wide range of stateroom options and many of Royal Caribbean's hallmarks, including the flow-rider surf simulator, rock wall, movie theater and Viking Crown Lounge, a top-level lounge offering incredible views. You'll also find tennis courts, pools, spas, bars, and many exciting dining and entertainment venues onboard. View specific ship information, destinations, photos and highlights by clicking the images below.

Royal Caribbean International-Adventure Of The Seas

Adventure Of The Seas

  • Passenger Capacity: 3,114 (double occupancy)
  • Year Built: 2001
  • Last Refurbished: 2018

Royal Caribbean International-Allure Of The Seas

Allure Of The Seas

  • Passenger Capacity: 5,496 (double occupancy)
  • Year Built: 2010
  • Last Refurbished: 2015

Royal Caribbean International-Anthem Of The Seas

Anthem Of The Seas

  • Passenger Capacity: 4,180 (double occupancy)
  • Year To Be Built: 2015
  • Last Refurbished: N/A

Royal Caribbean International-Brilliance Of The Seas

Brilliance Of The Seas

  • Passenger Capacity: 2,142 (double occupancy)
  • Year Built: 2002

Royal Caribbean International-Enchantment Of The Seas

Enchantment Of The Seas

  • Passenger Capacity: 2,252 (double occupancy)
  • Year Built: 1997
  • Last Refurbished: 2017

Royal Caribbean International-Explorer Of The Seas

Explorer Of The Seas

  • Passenger Capacity: 3,286 (double occupancy)
  • Year Built: 2000
  • Last Refurbished: 2023

Royal Caribbean International-Freedom Of The Seas

Freedom Of The Seas

  • Passenger Capacity:  3,926 (double occupancy)
  • Year Built: 2006
  • Last Refurbished: 2020

Royal Caribbean International-Grandeur Of The Seas

Grandeur Of The Seas

  • Passenger Capacity:  1,992 (double occupancy)
  • Year Built: 1996
  • Last Refurbished: 2012

Royal Caribbean International-Harmony Of The Seas

Harmony Of The Seas

  • Passenger Capacity: 5,479 (double occupancy)
  • Year Built: 2016

Royal Caribbean International-Icon Of The Seas

Icon Of The Seas

  • Passenger Capacity: 5,610 (double occupancy)
  • Year Built: 2024

Royal Caribbean International-Independence Of The Seas

Independence Of The Seas

  • Passenger Capacity:  3,858 (double occupancy)
  • Year Built:  2008
  • Last Refurbished:  2018

Royal Caribbean International-Jewel Of The Seas

Jewel Of The Seas

  • Passenger Capacity: 2,191 (double occupancy)
  • Year Built: 2004
  • Last Refurbished: 2016

Royal Caribbean International-Liberty Of The Seas

Liberty Of The Seas

  • Passenger Capacity:  3,798 (double occupancy)
  • Year Built: 2007

Royal Caribbean International-Mariner Of The Seas

Mariner Of The Seas

  • Passenger Capacity: 3,344 (double occupancy)
  • Year Built: 2003

Royal Caribbean International-Navigator Of The Seas

Navigator Of The Seas

  • Passenger Capacity: 3,388 (double occupancy)
  • Last Refurbished: 2019

Royal Caribbean International-Oasis Of The Seas

Oasis Of The Seas

  • Passenger Capacity: 5,602 (double occupancy)
  • Year Built: 2009

Royal Caribbean International-Odyssey Of The Seas

Odyssey Of The Seas

  • Passenger Capacity:  4,198 (double occupancy)
  • Year Built:  2021
  • Last Refurbished:  N/A

Royal Caribbean International-Ovation Of The Seas

Ovation Of The Seas

  • Last Refurbished:  2021

Royal Caribbean International-Quantum Of The Seas

Quantum Of The Seas

  • Year Built: 2014
  • Last Refurbished:  2019

Royal Caribbean International-Radiance Of The Seas

Radiance Of The Seas

  • Passenger Capacity: 2,143 (double occupancy)
  • Last Refurbished: 2021

Royal Caribbean International-Rhapsody Of The Seas

Rhapsody Of The Seas

  • Passenger Capacity:  1,998 (double occupancy)
  • Last Refurbished: 2022

Royal Caribbean International-Serenade Of The Seas

Serenade Of The Seas

Royal Caribbean International-Spectrum Of The Seas

Spectrum Of The Seas

  • Passenger Capacity: 4,246 (double occupancy)
  • Year Built: 2019

Royal Caribbean International-Star Of The Seas

Star Of The Seas

  • Passenger Capacity: 5,610(max occupancy)
  • Year Built: 2025
  • Last Refurbished: n/a

Royal Caribbean International-Symphony Of The Seas

Symphony Of The Seas

  • Passenger Capacity: 5,518 (double occupancy)
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Last Refurbished:  2023

Royal Caribbean International-Utopia Of The Seas

Utopia Of The Seas

  • Passenger Capacity: 5,668 (double occupancy)
  • Last Refurbished:  N/A

Royal Caribbean International-Vision Of The Seas

Vision Of The Seas

  • Passenger Capacity: 2,050 (double occupancy)
  • Year Built: 1998

Royal Caribbean International-Voyager Of The Seas

Voyager Of The Seas

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Royal Caribbean Group: 2023 Year in Review

The Royal Caribbean Group went through an eventful year in 2023, with the debut of new ships and a unique itinerary, an improved financial condition and more. Here are the key highlights: New Largest Cruise Ship in the World Royal Caribbean International welcomed the world’s new largest cruise ship in 2023. Set to welcome its first guests in early 2024, the Icon of the Seas was delivered by the Meyer Turku shipyard in late November. In addition to assuming the title of biggest cruise ship in the globe, the 250,000-ton vessel is also introducing several innovations to the company’s fleet, such as the largest water park at sea and the new AquaDome, a unique transformational venue featuring a huge waterfall. After crossing the Atlantic with no guests onboard, the Icon of the Seas is set to depart on its inaugural cruise at the end of January.

‘Upbeat Forecast’ During the Group’s Q3 earnings call, Royal Caribbean’s executives presented a very upbeat forecast for the full year of 2023 and outlook for 2024. With operations back to normal and strong demand, the company is expecting a full year adjusted EPS of $6.59 to $6.30 for 2023 and “at least $9” for 2024, according to Jason Liberty, CEO. During the third quarter, the Royal Caribbean Group reported Earnings per Share of $3.65 and Adjusted EPS of $3.85, in addition to total revenues of $4.2 billion and a Net Income of $1.0 billion.

Longest Cruise Ever In December, Royal Caribbean International kicked off its longest cruise ever. Sailing onboard the Serenade of the Seas, the 274-night Ultimate World Cruise includes visits more than 150 destinations in 65 countries, including several firsts for the company. Sailing roundtrip from Miami, the itinerary is the first world cruise to be offered by Royal Caribbean and marks the company’s return to South America and the Middle East.

Newbuilds for Celebrity and Silversea Celebrity Cruises and Silversea Cruises took delivery of newbuilds in 2023. A sister to the Celebrity Beyond, the Celebrity Ascent entered service in November. Part of the company’s Edge Class, the 3,260-guest vessel is currently offering a series of cruises in the Caribbean for its maiden season. Silversea welcomed the new Silver Nova to its fleet in August. A prototype, the new luxury vessel is described as one of the greenest cruise ships ever and uses new technologies that include a fuel cell system and dual fuel LNG engines. Featuring what the cruise line calls a “revolutionary asymmetrical design,” the new ship offers different public areas, including a reimagined, outward-facing pool deck, an al fresco dining area, and more.

Deployment Developments Royal Caribbean International had deployment developments in 2023, with ships repositioning to different homeports and even a return to Latin America after almost one decade. In December, the Rhapsody of the Seas marked the company’s return to the region with a series of week-long cruises departing from Colombia and Panama. Royal Caribbean also introduced the Harmony of the Seas to Galveston, with the Oasis-Class vessel kicking off a year-round program at the Texas homeport. Other developments include the arrival of the Vision of the Seas in Baltimore and the return of the Symphony of the Seas and the Enchantment of the Seas to Europe. The Allure of the Seas became the first Oasis-Class ship to offer short cruises on a regular basis with a new deployment out of Port Canaveral.

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Royal Caribbean Cancels Brilliance Cruises Following Technical Issue

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Royal Caribbean International is canceling cruises onboard the Brilliance of the Seas. According to the company, a technical issue is impacting the vessel, which is completing a winter program in Australia & the South Pacific .

Affected sailings include an 11-night voyage to the South Pacific Islands that departed on March 19, and a five-night cruise to Tasmania that was scheduled to sail on March 30.

In a statement sent to guests, Royal Caribbean said that the first sailing was cut short on March 22, while the second sailing is no longer taking place.

“As you may know, the Brilliance of the Seas experienced a technical issue on its last sailing, and we’re returning early to begin required maintenance,” the company explained.

“Our crew has started working on restoring the system and we’re deploying the best experts. Despite our efforts, we are unable to complete the needed repairs to be ready in time on March 30, 2024.”

As a result, the sailing scheduled for that day had to be cancelled, the company added.

“We know how much time and effort go into planning your cruise and we’re truly sorry for this disappointing news,” Royal Caribbean concluded.

Passengers who were set to board the Brilliance on March 30 will receive a full refund, the company said, in addition to a 50 percent Future Cruise Credit (FCC) that can be used toward any future sailing departing within one year.

Guests will also be reimbursed for non-refundable, pre-purchased travel fees incurred, such as flight, hotel, train tickets or car rentals, Royal Caribbean added, noting that it will cover up to $250 per guest for domestic changes, and up to $400 per guest for international changes.

Passengers who left Sydney on March 19 and had their cruise cut short are also set to receive a 50 percent FCC, the company said.

Wrapping up its winter program in Australia, the Brilliance of the Seas is scheduled to depart on a trans-Pacific voyage to Hawaii on April 12, 2024.

The ship will then depart on a repositioning cruise to Canada before starting a summer program in Alaska.

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  • Wealthy cruisers get high-end amenities like complimentary flights, caviar, and wine.
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Say goodbye to questionable lunch buffets and tiny, windowless cabins. On ultra-luxury cruises , travelers get mountains of caviar, roundtrip business-class flights, and floating Rolex stores.

When you think of a cruise, you might picture the giant ships run by companies like Royal Caribbean and Norwegian. On these family-friendly floating resorts, activities like go-kart tracks, waterparks, and virtual reality arcades are commonplace.

On smaller, more expensive cruises, these large and loud amenities are replaced with peace, quiet, and foie gras.

Cruises are generally considered an affordable vacation option, with necessities like food and a cabin included in the base fare.

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However, many mass-market cruise companies are increasingly following the budget airline model : Charge a cheap fare and pile up plenty of irresistible pay-to-play amenities.

Travelers could easily accidentally blow past their budget by the end of the vacation.

But guests luxuriate on high-end cruises, many of which are all-inclusive and don't have this problem.

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Sure, luxury cruises have a higher base fare. But you'll never have to reach for your wallet once on board.

That's about as stress-free as you can get with a vacation.

"I'd rather have a few empty beds and get the right guests at the right price," Michael Ungerer, CEO of MSC Group's new luxury cruise line , Explora Journeys, told Business Insider in 2023. "Most of [the amenities] are already included, so we don't have to upsell."

After going on two luxury cruise ships, I now understand why so many wealthy travelers are splurging on these vacations at sea.

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In 2023, I spent one night on Explora Journeys' Explora I while it was docked in New York and three nights on Regent Seven Seas Cruises' Grandeur while it sailed roundtrip from Miami. Both were complimentary non-revenue events for travel agents and media.

Seven Seas Grandeur's least expensive 2024 cruise is a seven-night roundtrip Miami voyage in December, starting at $4,800 per person — about $685 per day. (Travelers can book their own flights and pre-cruise hotels for a discounted fare.)

Meanwhile, Explora I's most affordable itinerary is a $3,030-per-person, 10-night November sailing from Barcelona to Bridgetown, Barbados.

Expensive? Yes. But on a cruise, money buys happiness.

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On both ships, the fare includes complimentary bottles of Champagne, WiFi, endless alcoholic beverages, and access to the spa.

With Regent Seven Seas, pre-cruise hotels, every on board restaurant, flights to and from the ship (business class if international), and most excursions are also included.

Ironically, a higher price means a smaller ship.

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The 922-guest Explora I stands at 813 feet and 63,900 gross-tons. The 746-guest Seven Seas Grandeur is smaller at 735 feet-long and 55,000 gross-tons.

To compare, Royal Caribbean's most popular and the world's largest cruise ship, the 7,600-guest Icon of the Seas , is a casual 1,196 feet long and 248,663 gross tons.

We’ll likely never see Icon of the Seas’ waterslides and theme park amenities across Regent Seven Seas' or Explora’s fleet.

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But small ships have two big benefits: exclusivity and the ability to fit in more desirable ports.

The Grandeur is scheduled to sail to destinations like Oranjestad, Aruba, and Castries, Saint Lucia, while Explora I is planned for Hawaii and Casablanca, Morocco.

Icon of the Seas is exclusively sailing in the Caribbean this year.

Luxury ships still have some traditional amenities like pools, restaurants, and bars — just with an upscale flair, of course.

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Instead of arcades, Explora I and Seven Seas Grandeur have cigar lounges.

Instead of a kid's playground, the latter has a quiet library.

Even the drinking water is better: No need to travel to Erewhon to sip on crystal-infused water. Just head to Explora I's spa instead.

The devil (quiet references to quiet luxury) is in the ships’ details.

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Explora I has the first Rolex store at sea. The Cartier boutique is right next door.

Up a few decks, travelers can workout at the Technogym Artis Line-supplied gym, where a treadmill costs $20,250 and an elliptical $15,500.

Meanwhile, Seven Seas Grandeur is decorated with 503 chandeliers and a $6 million art collection that includes several original Pablo Picasso pieces and a custom Fabergé egg.

As expected, the food on these luxury ships are comparable to Michelin-starred restaurants.

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Both floating five-star resorts have lunch buffets of raw seafood, lobster tails, and crab legs.

For dinner on the Explora I, travelers can dine on the six restaurants' wagyu tataki, grilled octopus, and aged prime rib with potatoes and caviar.

The Seven Seas Grandeur's five restaurants all serve some form of black truffle, sturgeon caviar, or foie gras.

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For a 10-night cruise, Regent Seven Seas says its new ship carries 1,200 pounds of lobster, 20 pounds of caviar, and 5,000 bottles of wine — the most pricey at $2,500.

Expensive food means expensive service: Like many high-end on-land restaurants, the hostess always offered me a black napkin when I wore dark pants.

Dinners of steak tartare, lobster, and wine were as commonplace as the scrambled eggs at the breakfast buffet.

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And, they're free, according to the laws of " girl math ."

By the end of my second night on the Regent Seven Seas ship, "I'm tired of eating caviar" went from being a joke to a serious statement.

If we're stereotyping, cruise ship bars can be less-than-luxe.

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But don't call Explora I's Lobby Bar, which looks like it came out of an actual hotel bar, "trashy." After all, its background music comes from the overhead Steinway piano.

Starbucks outposts are becoming increasingly popular on mass-market ships.

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But wealthy cruisers don't get to wake up with green siren-decorated cups of caffeine.

Instead, Explora I and Seven Seas Grandeur have their own coffee shops serving delectable espresso-based drinks and a separate afternoon tea service.

Like the lack of mediocre coffee, travelers on these fine ships will never be stuck in a tiny windowless interior cabin.

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The smallest stateroom on the 461-cabin Explora I starts at 377 square-feet and flexes high-end amenities like a Dyson hairdryer.

The 373 cabins on the Seven Seas Grandeur start a bit smaller at 307 square-feet. At least it comes with L'Occitane en Provence products.

Both options have walk-in closets, floor-to-ceiling windows, and balconies. That's unheard of in the cheapest cabin on most mega-ships.

But one of the most pleasant differences between ultra-luxury and mid-tier cruises isn't in the amenities or dining.

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It's the general ambiance.

Ultra-luxury ships aren't designed for cruising families with young children . The two ships didn't have cartoonish decor, loud lounges, or an unbearable number of children that could've kicked my fight-or-flight response.

Instead, the high-end vessels' common spaces were modern, mature, and relaxing.

If it seems like everyone you know has recently booked a cruise, you’d be correct.

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Popular cruise lines like Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and Carnival have recently seen off-the-charts bookings.

The same applies to the industry's more niche and expensive peers — especially as travelers have increasingly splurged on luxurious vacations like small-ship cruising.

In February, Harry Sommer, president and CEO of Regent's parent company, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings , said demand for its luxury brands has been "very high."

After eating caviar and black truffles for every dinner on the Grandeur, I now understand why.

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  3. Summer of Firsts: Royal Caribbean All in On 2023 Seasonal Caribbean Cruises

    MIAMI, Dec. 16, 2021 - Royal Caribbean International today revealed the 2023 seasonal Caribbean cruises that will make waves with a summer of firsts.Wonder of the Seas, debuting in March 2022, headlines the lineup with its first U.S. summer from Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida. The new, innovative ship will be joined by the amplified Mariner of the Seas, while Harmony of the Seas calls ...

  4. Royal Caribbean will offer first ever world cruise in 2023

    This is the first ever world cruise for Royal Caribbean International, and it will visit more than 150 destinations in 65 countries and 11 great wonders of the world. Serenade of the Seas will sail roundtrip from Miami on Dec. 10, 2023 and through Sept. 10, 2024. Fares for this world cruise include business class airfare, premium transportation ...

  5. Royal Caribbean releases 7-night Caribbean sailings for summer 2023

    Matt Hochberg. Royal Caribbean released new 5-night cruises and 7- to 8-night sailings Caribbean sailings for summer 2023 that are available to book immediately. Highlighting the new offerings is Allure of the Seas will sail from Royal Caribbean's new terminal in Galveston year-round and Wonder of the Seas will sail from Port Canaveral year ...

  6. Royal Caribbean Opens Epic Lineup of European Adventures for Summer 2023

    MIAMI, Jan. 6, 2022 - Royal Caribbean International revealed the 2023 European summer lineup of nine award-winning ships that will visit landmark destinations in more than 25 countries, from the Amalfi Coast to the Holy Land, plus the Adriatic islands of Croatia, British Isles, Canary Islands and Greek Isles. Beginning in May 2023, vacationers of all ages can experience the region's ...

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  8. Royal Caribbean Announces Summer 2023 Seasonal Caribbean Cruises

    Royal Caribbean International announced an array of seasonal Caribbean cruises scheduled to set sail in 2023. Wonder of the Seas is scheduled to debut in March 2022 and will headline the lineup with its first U.S. summer from Port Canaveral, Florida. The new ship will be joined by the revamped Mariner of the Seas, while Harmony of the Seas will ...

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  10. Royal Caribbean releases new Europe summer 2023 cruises to book

    Royal Caribbean's new 2023 European cruises are now available to book. The new sailings are available to book via Royal Caribbean's website, offering a variety of ships and itineraries during the summer months when Royal Caribbean deploys its cruise ships to the region. There are sailings between April and November 2023 to book across 9 ...

  11. Icon of the Seas Sets Sail Fall 2023

    June 2021 - A new, revolutionary era of cruising is setting sail in fall 2023 with the debut of Royal Caribbean International's first Icon Class ship, Icon of the Seas. Construction is now underway on the cruise line's first LNG-powered ship, which will include a lineup of other advanced environmental technologies and game-changing experiences and features for guests and crew. More details ...

  12. Royal Caribbean releases 2023-2024 cruises sailing from Northeast US

    Royal Caribbean released for booking its northeast 2023-2024 deployments from cities such as Bayonne (New York City) and Baltimore. Five cruise ships will offer cruises from New York and Baltimore to destinations around the Caribbean, Bahamas, Canada and beyond. The array of new sailings include 4 to 11 night cruises to destinations in Bermuda ...

  13. Royal Caribbean releases new 2023 Alaska cruises to book

    Matt Hochberg. Royal Caribbean has released its Alaska cruises for 2023 season. The cruise line will send four cruise ships to Alaska in 2023, matching the amount of ships it had scheduled for the region prior to the truncated 2021 season. The new sailings are posted on Royal Caribbean's website. New Alaska 2022 cruises are available to book ...

  14. Tour of the Ship Used for Royal Caribbean's Ultimate World Cruise

    Dec 30, 2023, 4:44 AM PST. Royal Caribbean's nine-month around-the-world cruise is now underway aboard the 20-year-old Serenade of the Seas. Joni Hanebutt/Shutterstock. Royal Caribbean's 274-night ...

  15. Royal Caribbean's 2023-24 Winter: New Ship and Caribbean Focus

    February 11, 2024. Royal Caribbean International's 2023-224 winter season includes the debut of the Icon of the Seas, in addition to an extensive deployment in the Caribbean. In addition to the new vessel, 15 of the company's ships are set to offer itineraries in the Caribbean while sailing from a variety of homeports.

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  17. Royal Caribbean Group: 2023 Year in Review

    The Royal Caribbean Group went through an eventful year in 2023, with the debut of new ships and a unique itinerary, an improved financial condition and more. Royal Caribbean International welcomed the world's new largest cruise ship in 2023. Set to welcome its first guests in early 2024, the Icon of the Seas was delivered by the Meyer Turku ...

  18. Ultimate Africa & Southern Europe Cruise

    The names and dates of the four Ultimate Cruise segments that make up the Ultimate World Cruise are as follows: Ultimate Americas Cruise: December 10, 2023 - February 11, 2024, 64 Nights, 36 destinations. Ultimate Asia Pacific Cruise: February 11, 2024 - May 9, 2024, 87 Nights, 40 destinations. Ultimate Africa & Southern Europe: May 9, 2024 ...

  19. Royal Caribbean Cancels Brilliance Cruises Following Technical Issue

    Royal Caribbean International is canceling cruises onboard the Brilliance of the Seas. According to the company, a technical issue is impacting the vessel, which is completing a winter program in Australia & the South Pacific. Affected sailings include an 11-night voyage to the South Pacific Islands that departed on March 19, and a five-night cruise to Tasmania that was scheduled to sail on ...

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  21. Luxury Vs. Budget Cruises: My Experiences on Explora and Seven Seas Ships

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  22. Baltimore Port: What impact will bridge collapse have on shipping?

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  23. Royal Caribbean cancels Australia cruise last minute due to propulsion

    Before Royal Caribbean cancelled sailings on Radiance of the Seas, guests on the prior itinerary had stated hearing strange noises overnight while the ship was sailing to Seward, Alaska. While Royal Caribbean intended to conduct the subsequent sailing on September 8, 2023, that sailing was also cancelled due to the maintenance problem.

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