Deployment Schedule

First look at Royal Caribbean 2019-2020 Short Caribbean itineraries

In:
20Nov2017

Royal Caribbean will be putting on sale this week its 2019-2020 Short Caribbean itineraries, and we have a look at the various itineraries that will be available.

The new bookings will go on sale tomorrow, November 21st, 2017.

You can view each ship's sailings here:

The opening schedule for the 2019-2020 sailings is as follows:

  • Northeast, Canada & Bermuda: Summer 2019: Week of December 4, 2017
  • Europe Phase I & Alaska: Summer 2019: Week of December 11, 2017
  • Remaining deployment: Spring 2018

First look at 2019-2020 Caribbean deployment itineraries

In:
13Nov2017

Royal Caribbean released new information about select 2019-2020 Caribbean sailings and when guests can expect to begin booking these adventures.

Royal Caribbean Crown & Anchor Society members can begin booking sailings on November 14, 2017, with the general public available to begin booking on November 15, 2017.

You can view each ship's sailings here:

The opening schedule for the 2019-2020 sailings is as follows

  • Short Caribbean Summer 2019 - Winter 2020: Week of November 20, 2017
  • Northeast, Canada & Bermuda: Summer 2019: Week of December 4, 2017
  • Europe Phase I & Alaska: Summer 2019: Week of December 11, 2017
  • Remaining deployment: Spring 2018

Royal Caribbean announces new ship deployments for 2019-2020 cruise season

In:
07Nov2017

Royal Caribbean unveiled its big plans for 2019-2020 sailings with a major announcement of itinerary changes.

Short sailings from Florida on big ships

Family cruising is all about Royal Caribbean's decision to have two of its newly modernized Voyager class ships offer 3- and 4-night itineraries from Florida to the Bahamas.

Mariner of the Seas will sail from Port Canaveral, Florida, while Navigator of the Seas will be based in the brand new Terminal A port in PortMiami.

Royal Caribbean is hoping that with the onboard features that each ship offers, they will be perfect introductions for first-time guests and families, who are short on time, to experience the best of the Caribbean in a weekend.

Enchantment of the Seas will offer 4- and 5-night sailings from Galveston, Texas to various destinations in Mexico, year round.

Short Caribbean itineraries will be available to book the week of Nov. 20, 2017. All itineraries will be available to book by Crown & Anchor Society loyalty members one day prior to the general opening date.

Moving to Alaska

Royal Caribbean will debut a Quantum Class ship in Alaska in 2019, with the arrival of Ovation of the Seas for the 2019 Alaska summer season.

Ovation of the Seas will transition from Sydney, Australia to her new summer homeport of Seattle, Washington.

Ovation will sail 7-night itineraries to destinations from Juneau to Victoria, British Columbia, showcasing Alaska’s natural treasures and luring adventure seekers with stately spruce forests, island- studded waters, native wildlife and awe-inspiring glaciers. Ovation will join Radiance of the Seas in the Alaska market, which sails 7- night open-jaw itineraries between Seward, Alaska and Vancouver, British Columbia. Alaska itineraries will be available to book the week of Dec. 11, 2017.

Four Oasis Class ships in Florida

All four Oasis class ships, Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas, and Symphony of the Seas, will sail from Florida in 2019 through 2020.

Oasis of the Seas will undergo a bow-to-stern revitalization before changing her homeport to Terminal A at PortMiami for the fall and winter seasons.  She will be joined in PortMiami by Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas.

Allure of the Seas, which will have spent the previous year in Miami, will return to Fort Lauderdale's Port Everglades.  Meanwhile, Harmony of the Seas will move to Port Canaveral.  Harmony's arrival in Port Canaveral brings the latest in Oasis class offerings within driving distance of the Southeast United States.

All four Oasis Class ships will sail 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries, Liberty of the Seas will sail 7-night Western Caribbean from Galveston, Texas and Freedom of the Seas will sail 7-night Southern Caribbean itineraries from San Juan, Puerto Rico. The 7-night Caribbean itineraries are available to book the week of Nov. 13, 2017.

Northeast

Anthem of the Seas will continue to be the focal point of the cruise line's operations in the Northeast.  Anthem will depart from Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, New Jersey, and offer 5-to-9 night summer itineraries to Bermuda, The Bahamas, and the Caribbean. In the fall season, Anthem of the Seas will offer 9-night itineraries to Canada and New England.  

Adventure of the Seas will join Anthem of the Seas, and offering 6- to 8-night itineraries to The Bahamas and Caribbean. Adventure also will offer select 6-night itineraries to Canada and New England during the summer, and longer 10- to 11-night fall foliage cruises beginning in September.

Northeast, Canada and Bermuda itineraries will be available to book the week of Dec. 4, 2017.

New Northern Europe and Mediterranean

For the first time since 2014, Oasis of the Seas, will spend her summer in Europe, sailing from Barcelona, Spain.  Oasis will sail 7-night itineraries, visiting Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Marseille, France; and Florence, Rome and Naples, Italy. Europe itineraries will be available to book the week of Dec. 11, 2017.

Royal Caribbean announces 2018-2019 deployment opening schedule dates

In:
24Jan2017

Royal Caribbean's eagerly awaited deployment opening schedule appears to be available for its world wide cruise itineraries.

A new Royal Caribbean document points to when Royal Caribbean will post the deployments for regions around the world.

UPDATED March 6:

  • Week of March 6, 2017
    • Europe (Phase I) & Bahamas
  • Week of March 13, 2017
    • Alaska, Cruisetours, Year-Round Caribbean & Bahamas
  • Week of March 20, 2017 
    • Europe (Phase II)
  • Week of March 27, 2017
    • Northeast & Seasonal Caribbean
  • Week of April 3, 2017
    • Australia & Singapore
  • Week of April 24, 2017
    • China

All itineraries and openings are subject to change without notice. 

Deployment schedules gives consumers an idea of when to expect particular cruise schedules to become available to start looking at future cruises.

Royal Caribbean announces 2017-2018 Seasonal and Year-Round Itineraries to Caribbean and Canada

In:
12Apr2016

Royal Caribbean released today its 2017-2018 cruise schedule for ships departing from the Northeast, Florida and Puerto Rico, year-round and seasonal escapes to the Caribbean and Canada.

All of the released sailings will go on sale on April 13, 2016.

The big change is there will be two ships based out of Cape Liberty in Bayonne, New Jersey beginning in summer 2017.

Royal Caribbean will offer expanded Caribbean itineraries from the Northeast in 2017, with Rhapsody of the Seas joining Anthem of the Seas in Cape Liberty, New Jersey.

  • Rhapsody of the Seas will sail 7-night itineraries to the Bahamas throughout the summer.
  • Anthem of the Seas will sail to Bermuda in the summer and the Caribbean year-round on 5-, 7- and 9-night itineraries. Anthem of the Seas will also sail to Bermuda in the summer. In the autumn months, Anthem of the Seas will sail 9-night voyages to New England and Canada.

Baltimore, Maryland

Grandeur of the Seas, sailing from Baltimore all year, will continue offering a wide breadth of cruise experiences, from a 5-night itinerary calling on Bermuda to a 9-night voyage sailing to New England and Canada as the colors of fall foliage begin to show. Grandeur will also sail 12-night itineraries to premier Southern Caribbean destinations, including the U.S. Virgin Islands and St. Kitts and St. Maarten, as well as new 9-night itinerary to Nassau and CocoCay, Bahamas.

Southern Caribbean Hot Spots from Miami, Fla.:

Navigator of the Seas will sail 5- and 9-night itineraries to Southern Caribbean destinations, such as Aruba and Bonaire.

Eastern and Western Caribbean from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.:

Independence of the Seas will offer 4- and 5-night itineraries to Costa Maya and Cozumel Mexico; Falmouth, Jamaica and Labadee, Haiti.
Freedom of the Seas will offer 6- and 8-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries.
Serenade of the Seas will sail 10- and 11-night Caribbean itineraries including a new port of call in Ponce, Puerto Rico.

Key West and Beyond from Tampa, Fla.:

Brilliance of the Seas will join Rhapsody in Tampa for the winter, offering 4 and 5-night itineraries to Key West, Cozumel, Mexico and Grand Cayman.
Rhapsody of the Seas will relocate to Tampa for the winter season and sail 7-night Western Caribbean itineraries.

Exotic Island Escapes from Puerto Rico:

Jewel of the Seas will sail to romantic destinations such as St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Barbados on 7-night itineraries from San Juan.

Which sailings sound interesting to you? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Royal Caribbean provides additional 2017-2018 deployment schedule

In:
14Mar2016

Royal Caribbean has already released some of its 2017-2018 itineraries, but has provided an updated deployment schedule for some of the itineraries that are still not available yet.

The updated deployment schedule is as follows

  • Now open for booking
    • Caribbean, Europe and Alaska
  • Week of April 4, 2016
    • Seasonal Caribbean, Northeast and Exotics
  • Week of April 25, 2016
    • Dubai
  • May 2016
    • Additional Caribbean
  • Summer 2016
    • China

All itineraries and openings are subject to change without notice. Deployment schedules gives consumers an idea of when to expect particular cruise schedules to become available to start looking at future cruises.

Royal Caribbean releases summer 2017 European itineraries

In:
03Mar2016

Royal Caribbean released its summer 2017 itineraries today and bookings for the European season will open on Friday, March 4, 2016.

Here is a breakdown of the deployments by ship.

Jewel of the Seas

Jewel of the Seas will sail from Italy on seven- and nine-night voyages that visit Greece and Turkey, as well as seven-night sailings through the Western Mediterranean – offered more frequently with additional departures dates in 2017 – visiting France, Spain and Italy.

Freedom of the Seas

Freedom of the Seas will host guests on seven-night sailings through the Western Mediterranean, departing from Barcelona, Spain.

Brilliance of the Seas

Brilliance of the Seas will offer eight European destinations with a 12-night itinerary, departing from Barcelona, Spain.

Independence of the Seas

Independence of the Seas will sail the Mediterranean and the Spanish Canary Islands from Southampton, England with itineraries that extend from 7 to 14 nights.

Navigator of the Seas

Navigator of the Seas will sail the Mediterranean and the Spanish Canary Islands from Southampton, England with itineraries that extend from 7 to 14 nights.

Serenade of the Seas & Vision of the Seas

Both ships will head to northern Europe with a checklist of ports that includes Copenhagen, Denmark, Tromso, Norway and Stockholm, Sweden.

2017 Europe Adventure Collection Deployment Summary Guide

Royal Caribbean International Europe Adventure Collection

Ship

Spring 2017 (April - June)

Brilliance of the Seas®

12-Night Mediterranean - Barcelona
12-Night Mediterranean Greek Isles - Barcelona
12-Night Mediterranean Venice - Barcelona

Freedom of the Seas®

7-Night Western Mediterranean - Barcelona

Independence of the Seas®

3-Night Taste of Paris and Bruges - Southampton
7-Night France and Spain - Southampton
8-Night Norwegian Escapes - Southampton
12-Night Canaries Adventures - Southampton
14-Night Mediterranean Explorer - Southampton

Jewel of the Seas®

7-Night Western Mediterranean - Rome
9-Night Greek Isles - Rome

Legend of the Seas®

7-Night Greece, Turkey & Croatia - Venice
7-Night Greek Isles - Venice
14-Night Best of India & Sri Lanka - Singapore
16-Night Suez Canal - Dubai

Navigator of the SeasSM

7-Night Spain, France & Portugal - Southampton
14-Night Mediterranean Tour - Southampton
12-Night Northern Delights - Southampton

Serenade of the Seas®

7-Night Norwegian Fjords - Copenhagen
7-Night Scandinavia & Fjords - Copenhagen
7/10-Night Scandinavia & Russia - Stockholm
11-Night Arctic Circle - Copenhagen
11-Night Ultimate Scandivia-Russia - Copenhagen

Vision of the Seas®

11-Night Italy, Malta & Spain - Venice
10-Night Western Europe - Barcelona
12-Night Baltic - Amsterdam
12-Night British Isles - Amsterdam

Ship

Summer 2017 (July - September)

Brilliance of the Seas®

14-Night Mediterranean - Barcelona
12-Night Mediterranean Greek Isles - Barcelona
12-Night Mediterranean Venice - Barcelona

Freedom of the Seas®

7-Night Western Mediterranean - Barcelona

Independence of the Seas®

8-Night Northern Europe - Southampton
8-Night France & Spain - Southampton
12/14-Night Mediterranean - Southampton
12-Night Sunshine in the Canaries - Southampton

Jewel of the Seas®

7-Night Western Mediterranean - Rome
9-Night Greek Isles - Rome

Legend of the Seas®

6-Night Croatia & Greece - Venice
7-Night Greek Isles - Venice
7/8-Night Greece, Turkey & Croatia - Venice

Navigator of the SeasSM

6-Night France & Spain - Southampton
12/14-Night Mediterranean - Southampton
14-Night Canaries & Azores - Southampton
14-Night Italian Mediterranean - Southampton

Serenade of the Seas®

7-Night Scandinavia & Fjords - Copenhagen
7-Night Scandinavia & Russia - Copenhagen
7-Night Norwegian Fjords - Copenhagen
13-Night Ultimate Scandivia-Russia - Stockholm

Vision of the Seas®

10/11/12-Night Baltic - Amsterdam
14-Night Western Europe - Copenhagen
11-Night France, Italy and Adriatic - Barcelona
10-Night Greece and the Adriatic - Venice

Ship

Fall 2017 (October - December)

Freedom of the Seas®

10-Night Tour of Western Mediterranean - Barcelona

Independence of the Seas®

3-Night Taste of Paris & Bruges - Southampton
5-Night French & Dutch Adventure - Southampton
7-Night France & Spain - Southampton

Jewel of the Seas®

9-Night Greek Isles - Rome

Legend of the Seas®

7-Night Greece, Turkey & Croatia - Venice

Navigator of the SeasSM

5-Night France & Spain - Southampton
5-Night French & Dutch Adventure - Southampton
9-Night European Coastal - Southampton
10-Night Sunshine in the Canaries - Southampton

Vision of the Seas®

11-Night Greece, Turkey & Croatia - Venice
10-Night Greece & the Adriatic - Venice
8-Night Greek Isles - Venice

Royal Caribbean announces 2017-2018 deployment opening schedule dates

In:
23Jan2016

Royal Caribbean's eagerly awaited deployment opening schedule appears to be available for its world wide cruise itineraries.

A new Royal Caribbean document points to when Royal Caribbean will post the deployments for regions around the world.

  • Week of February 22, 2016
    • Alaska & Cruisetours
  • Week of February 29, 2016
    • Europe & Transatlantics
  • Week of March 7, 2016
    • Caribbean, Bahamas & Northeast
  • Week of March 21, 2016
    • Australia & Singapore

All itineraries and openings are subject to change without notice. 

Deployment schedules gives consumers an idea of when to expect particular cruise schedules to become available to start looking at future cruises.

Royal Caribbean 2016-2017 deployment opening schedule dates

In:
20Feb2015

Royal Caribbean's eagerly awaited deployment opening schedule appears to be available for its world wide cruise itineraries.

An internal Royal Caribbean document points to when Royal Caribbean will post the deployments for regions around the world.

  • Week of March 9
    • Summer/Fall Caribbean
    • Northeast and Canada
  • Week of March 16
    • Europe and Alaska
  • Week of March 30
    • Winter Caribbean and Northeast
  • Week of April 13
    • Exotics and Australia
  • Future Deployment
    • China

These dates may be subject to change.  Royal Caribbean has strongly hinted the deployment schedule would be coming out in March and this information supports it.

Deployment schedules gives consumers an idea of when to expect particular cruise schedules to become available to start looking at future cruises.

Royal Caribbean releases deployment schedule for 2015-2016

In:
08Feb2014

Royal Caribbean has released the 2015-2016 deployment schedule for its world wide cruise itineraries.

The deployment schedules gives consumers an idea of when to expect particular cruise schedules to become available to start looking at future cruises.

Here is the full schedule

  • Week of February 10
    • Summer/Fall Caribbean
    • Northeast and Fall Canada
  • Week of February 17
    • Europe*
    • Alaska
  • Week of February 24
    • Additional Europe
  • Week of March 3
    • Additional Europe*
  • Week of March 17
    • Winter Caribbean*
  • Week of March 24
    • Australia/Hawaii
    • Winter Caribbean
  • Week of March 31
    • Short Caribbean & Bahamas
  • Week of April 7
    • Exotics
    • Brazil & South America
  • Mid 2014
    • Singapore
  • Future Deployment
    • China

Asterisk denotes Crown and Anchor Society members will be eligible for advance booking on select ships.