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Here's when Royal Caribbean will put new 2024-2025 cruises on sale

02 Nov 2022
Matt Hochberg

We now know when Royal Caribbean will open up the first set of new 2024-2025 bookings.

While not complete, we have our first look at when Royal Caribbean will release new sailings to book.

Royal Caribbean typically releases new sailings twice per year: in the fall and again in the spring.

The partial deployment schedule will cover Alaska, Hawaii, Europe, and Caribbean sailings.

Deployment schedule for 2024-2025
  • Week of November 7, 2022: Alaska & Hawaii
  • Week of November 14, 2022: Europe
  • Week of December 12, 2022: Year-round/Summer Caribbean

This is in addition to the Icon of the Seas sailings already released for 2024-2025.

Royal Caribbean promises more release dates will be announced soon for other Fall 2024 - Winter 2025 sailings.

All itineraries are subject to change without notice.

What is a deployment schedule?

The deployment schedule is the plan for when Royal Caribbean will open select sailings for sale.

There is no indication of which day, just the week the new itineraries will become available to book, but it could be on any day of the noted week.

Guests will commonly misconstrue the new cruises to come out on the exact day, rather than at some point during the week.


When the new sailings are available, it is common for the new itineraries to be entered into the booking system first, and the website second. This means 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.

What should you do now to prepare?

If you are in the market for a cruise during one of these new deployments, you will want to keep an eye out for once cruises go on sale.

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.

Mariner of the Seas sailing away from Port Canaveral

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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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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