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Royal Caribbean releases more Caribbean cruises to book in 2023-2024

01 Mar 2022
Matt Hochberg

Royal Caribbean has released new cruises you can book to destinations in the Caribbean for the 2023-2024 season.

The new batch of itineraries were published to Royal Caribbean's website overnight into Tuesday, and include ships such as Harmony of the Seas and Symphony of the Seas.

Royal Caribbean has methodically announced new deployments week after week, and this week's batch is categorized under the "Long Caribbean" itinerary.

A notable change in this deployment is Harmony of the Seas will move from Florida to Texas in November 2023.

Harmony of the Seas will move from Miami and begin sailing from Galveston, Texas on November 1, 2023 with a 4-night cruise before changing to 7-night cruises through April 2024.

Symphony of the Seas will shift to Port Everglades after returning from Europe in November 2023. 

From Fort Lauderdale, Symphony will sail alternating 6- and 8-night cruises to the Caribbean.

Odyssey of the Seas will remain in Fort Lauderdale as well, sailing alternating 6- and 8-night cruises through April 2024.

Oasis of the Seas will move back to Miami after completing her summer cruises from Cape Liberty in Bayonne, New Jersey.

Oasis will start with a 4-night cruise on November 1, 2023 and then switch to 7-night alternating cruises from PortMiami through April 2024.

Wonder of the Seas aerial rear night

The biggest cruise ship in the world, Wonder of the Seas, will continue to offer 7-night cruises out of Port Canaveral through April 2024.

Brilliance of the Seas side docked

Brilliance of the Seas will begin offering 7-night cruises from Tampa. She returns to Tampa after her summer season and sail 7-night Western Caribbean cruises.

Voyager of the Seas will call Port Canaveral home and sail 6- and 8-night cruises around the Caribbean.

What about Icon of the Seas?

You may recall Icon of the Seas, the first ship in the Icon Class, is set to debut sometime in 2023 and she is conspicuously absent from the deployments.

Traditionally, Royal Caribbean releases sailings on a new ship in its own separate deployment. We've seen this with Wonder, Odyssey, and Symphony of the Seas when their initial sailings were put on sale.

Royal Caribbean has not said where Icon of the Seas will sail from yet, but we do know it will debut sometime in fall 2023.

Next deployments

Rhapsody of the Seas at sea

More cruises will be announced over the course of the next few weeks.

Royal Caribbean's deployment schedule is as follows:

  • Week of March 7: Short Caribbean
  • Week of March 14: Los Angeles
  • Week of March 28: Barbados & Panama
  • Week of April 4: Australia
  • Week of April 11: China
  • Week of April 18: 7-night Caribbean
  • Week of June 6: Singapore

Keep in mind that the deployment schedule is subject to change.

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Matt started Royal Caribbean Blog in 2010 as a place to share his passion for all things Royal Caribbean with readers. He oversees all the writers at Royal Caribbean Blog, and writes a great deal of content on a daily basis.  He has become one of the foremost expert on a Royal Caribbean cruise.

Over the years, he has reached Pinnacle Club status with Royal Caribbean's customer loyalty program.

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