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Royal Caribbean redeploys three Oasis Class cruise ships in 2022 & 2023

15 Dec 2021
Matt Hochberg

Three of Royal Caribbean's Oasis Class cruise ships will play a game of musical chairs for sailings scheduled in 2022 and 2023.

First Oasis Class cruise ship restarts sailings in Europe | Royal Caribbean Blog

The changes include some cancellations and redeployments, partially due to Royal Caribbean's announcement earlier today that Wonder of the Seas will sail from Port Canaveral in November 2022 to April 2023.

The changes apply to previously scheduled sailings on Symphony, Harmony, & Wonder of the Seas.

Here is a breakdown of the changes:

Wonder of the Seas

Before today's announcement, Royal Caribbean had Wonder of the Seas sailing from China.  

Impacted sailings are between October 29th, 2022 – January 17th, 2023.

The Wonder of the Seas 10/29/22 – 1/17/23: China sailings are cancelled, since Wonder has been redeployed to Port Canaveral.

Non-China guests are provided option of 125% FCC or 100% Refund.

Harmony of the Seas

Harmony of the Seas 2020 Live Blog - Cruise Preview | Royal Caribbean Blog

Wonder of the Seas will replace Harmony of the Seas in Port Canaveral, affecting Harmony of the Seas sailings between November 6th, 2022 – April 23rd, 2023.

The November 6, 2022 sailing is cancelled. Guests booked on this sailing will be provided option to rebook on a select sailing or 100% refund.

Harmony of the Seas sailings between November 13, 2022 – April 23rd, 2023 have been transferred to Wonder of the Seas.

Video: One-Minute Tour of Harmony of the Seas | Royal Caribbean Blog

Guests will be auto transferred from Harmony to Wonder in like for like accommodations with price protection.

Guests booked in suites on Harmony will be contacted directly. Downgraded suites will have all Suite Class amenities protected, along with $300 onboard credit per stateroom.

Royal Caribbean also modified the itinerary of 7 sailings:

  • 5 itineraries removed Perfect Day at CocoCay. As a result, these bookings will be provided $100 OBC per stateroom.
  • 2 other itineraries had ports of call changed, with no onboard credit offered.

Harmony of the Seas Live Blog | Royal Caribbean Blog

Instead of sailing from Port Canaveral, Harmony will be redeployed to Fort Lauderdale between 11/12/22 – 3/4/23 to offer new 6- and 8-night itineraries.

Harmony of the Seas then moves to Miami for cruises between 3/11/23 – 4/22/23 to replace Symphony of the Seas.

Symphony of the Seas

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Symphony of the Seas will have her deployment altered, but not replaced, for sailings between March 4th, 2023 – April 29th, 2023.

The March 4, 2023 sailing has been shortened from 7-Night to 5-Night. Guests will be provided $100 OBC to stay on sailing. They also have the option to stay on 5-night cruise, rebook a select sailing, or 100% refund.

Symphony of the Seas sailings between 3/11/23 - 4/29/23 have been transferred to Harmony of the Seas.

Guests will be auto transferred from Symphony to Harmony in like for like accommodations with price protection.

New itineraries

Symphony of the Seas | Royal Caribbean Blog

Royal Caribbean has provided new deployment fliers to reflect these changes.

Europe 2023 deployment delayed again

Royal Caribbean updated its deployment schedule and the Europe 2023 cruises have been delayed for the second time.

Originally, Europe Summer 2023 was set to open the week of December 6, 2021, but they delayed it until the week of December 13. It will now be released on the week of January 3, 2022.