Royal Caribbean to re-categorize all staterooms fleet wide

In:
01Mar2017
By: 
Matt Hochberg

Royal Caribbean is making fleet wide updates to stateroom names and deck plan codes in an effort to simplify finding the right stateroom for all guests.

The new categorization structure will introduce:

  • New Category Codes
  • Intuitive Category Names
  • Stateroom category shifts based on attributes, size, location, and occupancy

You can view the entire fleet wide recategorization grid here

The new category terms will flow as

  • Category Class (Suite, Balcony, Ocean View, Interior)
    • Category Type (View, Size of Stateroom, Size of Balcony, Name)
      • Category Code (Occupancy limit, location, deck)

The changes will impact the forth-coming 2018/2019 itineraries. 

  • Adventure of the Seas: May 5, 2018
  • Allure of the Seas: May 6, 2018
  • Anthem of the Seas: April 28, 2018
  • Brilliance of the Seas: April 5, 2018
  • Empress of the Seas: TBD
  • Enchantment of the Seas: May 4, 2018
  • Explorer of the Seas: May 14, 2018
  • Freedom of the Seas: May 6, 2018
  • Grandeur of the Seas: May 5, 2018
  • Harmony of the Seas: May 5, 2018
  • Independence of the Seas: May 6, 2018
  • Jewel of the Seas: May 6, 2018
  • Liberty of the Seas: May 6, 2018
  • Majesty of the Seas: May 4, 2018
  • Mariner of the Seas: March 28, 2018
  • Navigator of the Seas: April 22, 2018
  • Oasis of the Seas: May 6, 2018
  • Ovation of the Seas: April 26, 2018
  • Radiance of the Seas: May 13, 2018
  • Rhapsody of the Seas: May 6, 2018
  • Serenade of the Seas: April 20, 2018
  • Vision of the Seas: April 16, 2018
  • Voyager of the Seas: April 30, 2018

With the exception of Quantum of the Seas, all ships and ship classes are affected equally.

Royal Suite Class recategorization

Royal Caribbean has changed a handful of suite categories and which category they now fit into the Royal Suite Class.

The AquaTheater suites (A1 and A2) will remain in Star Class.

Other notable changes: 

  • Staterooms with an obstructed view are not grouped into a specific category; however, to assist in identifying, a square symbol remains in the deck plans to signify such.
  • Family staterooms have been renamed, primarily because high occupancy staterooms are not only appealing to family travelers, but also other groups of individuals that may be misled by the “family” label. As not to polarize or mislead, the term “family” has been removed from such categories and has been replaced with descriptors such as “spacious” and “ultra spacious”.
  • Central Park & Boardwalk View Rooms moved from Outside to Interior.
  • Ocean View panoramic rooms moved to Suites with no balcony.
  • UPDATE: AquaTheater Suites (A1 and A2) will remain in Star Class as they were before.

Royal Caribbean has been using its current categories since the 1990s, and with the changes to the fleet over the years, there have been "band-aids" to keep things consistent.  This new re-categorization will be concise, logical, named clearly and, best of all, consistent across the entire fleet!