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Royal Caribbean announces more Winter Caribbean cruises, including Odyssey of the Seas from the New York area

23 Feb 2023
Matt Hochberg

Royal Caribbean released new 2024-2025 cruises from the northeast United States and additional Caribbean sailings today.

As part of its scheduled deployment announcement, new sailings across 13 ships were posted.

Royal Caribbean’s 2022-2023 Northeast and Winter Caribbean cruises open for bookings today, February 23.

Let's dig into what Royal Caribbean published.


Oasis of the Seas in New York with Statue of Liberty

There will be a new face from the New York City area when Odyssey of the Seas arrives in Cape Liberty.

Odyssey of the Seas

Odyssey of the Seas will sail from Rome on her Transatlantic crossing and start regular service from Bayonne, New Jersey.  

Odyssey will sail from Bayonne between November 2024 and at least April 2025.

The new ship, which was launched in 2021, will offer a variety of 7-12 night cruises to destinations in the Caribbean and Bahamas.

Symphony of the Seas will also sail from the New York City area.

She will finish up her season in Fort Lauderdale, before moving up to Bayonne in May 2024.  From then, Symphony will offer 7- and 9-night cruises to the Caribbean, Bahamas and Perfect Day at CocoCay.

Liberty of the Seas will sail from Bayonne between May and October 2024, offering cruises to Bermuda, Canada and the Caribbean.

New England will have a new option when Grandeur of the Seas offers cruises from Boston to primarily Canada, although she does have a 15-night Greenland cruise too.

View the 2024-2025 Northeast itineraries:

Winter Caribbean

Additional Caribbean sailings were also released today. These new sailings are between fall 2024 and spring 2025.

Symphony of the Seas will move from New York down to Miami and offer 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises.

Serenade of the Seas will call Tampa home once again, offering 5- and 9-night Caribbean cruises.

Radiance of the Seas will also sail from Tampa after completing a 16-night Panama Canal cruise.  She'll then offer 7-night sailings.

Rhapsody of the Seas has 7- and 8-night cruises from San Juan, Puerto Rico that will visit the Southern Caribbean.

Oasis of the Seas aerial

Oasis of the Seas will be based in Port Everglades and offer mostly 6- and 8-night sailings around the Caribbean.

Over in Galveston, Jewel of the Seas will offer 9-11 night cruises to the Western Caribbean.

Grandeur of the Seas will sail from Fort Lauderdale, beginning in November 2024.

Explorer of the Seas docked

Following her transatlantic from Barcelona, Explorer of the Seas will offer cruises from Miami. These are all longer sailings, with lengths of 10-12 nights.

Port of New Orleans

New Orleans will get a Royal Caribbean ship in 2024 when Brilliance of the Seas starts service.

Brilliance will take a 14-night Panama Canal crossing and then offer 7-night cruises from New Orleans between October 2024 and March 2025.

View the Winter Caribbean itineraries for 2024-2025:

More deployments coming this spring

2024-2025 deployment schedule

Royal Caribbean has a few more deployments to come, but you'll have to wait a few more months.

New cruises from Australia and Singapore will come in May and July, respectively.

No date is yet set when China sailings might go on sale.

Planning on booking a cruise? These stories will help:

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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