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Royal Caribbean will host next Presidents Cruise on Oasis of the Seas in summer 2024

24 Jul 2023
Elizabeth Wright

Royal Caribbean announced they will go to Europe for their next President's Cruise.


While onboard the 2023 President's Cruise, Royal Caribbean International President and CEO Michael Bayley announced the dates and location for the 2024 President's Cruise.

Last year, he asked for a vote between a Caribbean cruise on Allure from Galveston or a European cruise, in which the crowd responded Allure. This year, they had a video prepared during the announcement. 

Prior to the video, though, he asked the crowd their guess on which ship the cruise would be on. He gave a hint stating that they had already had President's Cruises onboard 60% of the fleet. 


Photo credit to Jon Evans

"We go there every several years because we have a lot of Crown & Anchor from there, and they always said, 'You always do your cruises in America. Why don't do you do one in the Mediterranean,'" said Bayley. 

"This is when we really go to town on that European thing." 

The 2024 President's Cruise will take place on Oasis of the Seas on the June 23, 2024. The 7-night Western Mediterranean cruise will depart from Barcelona, Spain and visit Palma De Mallorca, Spain; Florence/Pisa (La Spezia), Italy; Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy; and Naples / Capri, Italy. 

What is a President's Cruise?

President's Cruise Swag

A Royal Caribbean President's Cruise is a regular sailing that anyone is eligible to book, but it is a great opportunity for Royal Caribbean fans who want to go on a sailing together. 

The cruise is hotel by Michael Bayley, the President and CEO of Royal Caribbean. Essentially, it is a fun celebration of the cruise line for all loyal guests.

Top Tier count on President's Cruise

In the past, there have been special events, such as celebrity musicians, who have made appearances onboard. This year's cruise included an unforgettable live performance by the ten-time Grammy winner Chaka Khan. 

Additionally, there are tons of surprises and commemorative opportunities for those onboard. 

Some of the most loyal Royal Caribbean fans can be found onboard President's Cruises, making them a kind of reunion amongst fans. 

What to expect onboard Oasis of the Seas

Oasis of the Seas turning basin

Oasis of the Seas is the namesake ship of the Oasis Class, which has held the world record for the largest cruise ships in the world since her inaugural cruise in December 2009. The title for largest cruise ship class in the world will be taken by the highly-anticipated Icon of the Seas in January 2024

Oasis Class ships are some of the best for large family vacations, as they offer an extensive amount of amenities and activities to appeal to travelers of all ages. 

Aquatheater on Harmony of the Seas

She was the first ship in the world to feature interior facing balconies, as well as the beloved neighborhood concept. For the first time, guests could book balconies that overlooked the ship's Boardwalk and Central Park neighborhoods for less than a traditional oceanfront balcony. 

Additionally, she was the first to introduce the one-of-a-kind AquaTheater. Located in the aft of the ship in the Boardwalk neighborhood, this entrainment venue is home to high diving spectaculars the feature dancers, acrobats, and, of course, divers who take the plunge into the deepest pool at sea. 

In 2019, she underwent the cruise line's Royal Amplification program, receiving $165 million in enhancements, including the Ultimate Abyss, Perfect Storm waterslides, upgraded Caribbean-style pool deck, and new dining venues, one of which -- Portside BBQ -- is exclusive to Oasis of the Seas. This specialty restaurant serves a variety of barbecued meats and comfort food. 

Elizabeth graduated from New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute with her M.A. in Journalism in May 2023. Growing up, she had the privilege of traveling frequently with her family and fell in love with cruising after sailing on the Oasis of the Seas her freshman year of high school. She wanted to pursue a career that highlighted her passion for travel and strengths as a writer. 

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