Royal Caribbean International today provides an update to its 2021-22 winter sailings, which includes new itineraries in the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand. The adapted schedule – informed by market research and valuable feedback from guests and travel partners around the world – adds variety in departure ports and itinerary length. Guests will have even more choices in the Caribbean with ships sailing from the most popular cruise ports across Florida and Texas. In Australia, vacationers can choose from three ships sailing throughout the South Pacific and New Zealand.
The new itineraries combined with Royal Caribbean ships and crew will deliver the signature vacation experience that guests know and love. Most importantly, the global cruise line is applying the best available public health, science and engineering insights to deliver a safer and healthier cruise vacation.
Guests with confirmed bookings between October 2021 and March 2022 whose cruises are affected by these changes will be notified directly.
Welcome Winter Changes
Australia and New Zealand
Ovation of the Seas will remain in Sydney with all-new itineraries. The ship will traverse the Tasman Sea, sailing 9- to 12-night itineraries to New Zealand; 5- and 7-night itineraries to Queensland, Australia; and 6- and 8-night itineraries to Tasmania, Australia.
Quantum of the Seas is now slated to sail from Brisbane, Australia, offering a variety of cruises that range from 3-night weekday getaways to 7- to 9-night adventures throughout the South Pacific.
Serenade of the Seas will make the voyage from Vancouver, British Columbia to Sydney, which will be her homeport through February 2022. Guests can choose to embark on 12- to 15-night cruises around the South Pacific to Fiji and New Zealand, or take a short break in Melbourne and around the east coast of Australia.
The Bahamas and Caribbean
Allure of the Seas, previously set to make her Galveston, Texas debut, will now sail from Fort Lauderdale to offer 6-night Western and 8-night Eastern Caribbean cruises.
Explorer of the Seas, originally scheduled to sail from Miami, will call San Juan, Puerto Rico home for the season and sail 7-night Southern Caribbean itineraries.
Freedom of the Seas will move from San Juan to the world’s cruise capital of Miami with more 3- and 4-night short Caribbean escapes to The Bahamas and the cruise line’s private island destination, Perfect Day at CocoCay.
Radiance of the Seas, originally planned to sail from Brisbane, Australia, will now embark on 5- and 9-night sailings from Miami.
Vacation as Planned
Royal Caribbean’s other winter 2021-22 cruises will sail on as planned in the Caribbean, Australia and Asia-Pacific. Visiting more than 200 destinations in over 50 countries with 27 ships in 2021-22, the cruise line’s winter highlights bring variety, convenience and adventure to next year’s highly anticipated vacations.
Winter 2021-22 calls for a family reunion in Florida, bringing together all four Oasis Class ships – Oasis, Symphony, Harmony and Allure of the Seas – for 7-night adventures to the Caribbean, The Bahamas and Perfect Day at CocoCay. Royal Amplified ships Mariner, Independence and Navigator of the Seas offer short getaways to the same crystal blue waters and white-sand beaches. Caribbean vacations will also be within driving distance from the Northeast and the Lonestar state with Anthem of the Seas sailing from Bayonne, New Jersey, and Adventure and Liberty of the Seas sailing from Galveston.
Royal Caribbean International has received approval from the Singapore Government to pilot cruises, starting in December, after months of planning to ensure the health and safety of its guests and crew, as well as the communities where it sails.