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Royal Caribbean releases Spring 2022-2023 deployment schedule

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02 Feb 2021
By: 
Matt Hochberg

At last, we have a look at the 2022-2023 deployment schedule for the remaining sailings that have yet to be announced.

Royal Caribbean released a few new itineraries for 2022 in November, but there are still many other sailings that have not been announced.

Royal Caribbean posted the new deployment schedule for cruises  to China, the Caribbean, Australia, and many places that will be revealed in the coming months.

  • Week of January 25, 2021: China (Phase 1) Fall 2022 — Winter 2023
  • Week of February 15, 2021: Northeast Summer 2022 — Winter 2023
  • Week of February 22, 2021: Short Caribbean Summer 2022 — Winter 2023
  • Week of March 1, 2021: 7-Night & Long Caribbean Winter 2022- 2023
  • Week of March 8, 2021: Australia, South Pacific & Hawaii Winter 2022- 2023
  • Week of March 29, 2021: Singapore Fall 2022 — Winter 2023
  • Week of April 5, 2021: China (Phase 2) Fall 2022 — Winter 2023

All itineraries are subject to change without notice.

What is a deployment schedule?

Royal Caribbean's deployment schedule are the dates when new sailings will go on sale to the public.

The schedule refers to the week that the cruises will go on sale, and not necessarily a specific date. 

This means at some point between Monday and Friday of that week, the new cruises will be loaded into Royal Caribbean's system.

Usually there is a lag with them, and they first appear in the backend, and then on the website.  In some cases cruises are bookable earlier if booked over the phone or with a travel agent, even if they do not appear on the website.

A common mistake is for guests to read the date, and assume that will be the first day the sailings on on sale.

What can you do now while waiting?

If you are interested in booking a new cruise when these new deployments become available to book, you will want to keep track of when they show up for booking.

Royal Caribbean typically allows Crown and Anchor Society members a 24 hour head start on the general public, but since anyone can sign up for Crown and Anchor Society, there is no excuse for waiting.

Talk with your travel agent in the days leading up to the new deployments coming online so you can jump on specific bookings and book them.  

One of the best strategies for the lowest prices is to book a cruise as soon as it goes on sale.  Hard-to-find staterooms are also available during this period, so now is the time to lock in a studio room or a suite.

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