Deployment Schedule

Royal Caribbean announces 2019/2020 Australia deployment

In:
04Apr2018

Royal Caribbean announced its 2019/2020 cruises in and around Australia. Bookings for the 2019/20 Australia summer season open on Tuesday April 10, 2018.

The 2019/20 season will kick off with the arrival of Radiance of the Seas to Sydney on October 9, 2019, Ovation of the Seas on October 20, 2019, and Voyager of the Seas will begin her season with a three-night sampler cruise on November 30, 2019. Together, the three ships will offer 61 sailings, ranging from two to 19 nights, and sailing to nine different countries including Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Singapore, Indonesia, the USA and Vanuatu.

Ovation of the Seas returns for her fourth and longest season yet down under, following her maiden season in Alaska in the Northern Hemisphere summer.

Ovation of the Seas, will offer guests a range of South Pacific, Australia and New Zealand itineraries – including five incredible New Zealand and South Pacific hybrid sailings, nine New Zealand voyages and new 18 and 19-night sailings between Sydney and Hawaii calling in Papeete, Moorea and Bora Bora in French Polynesia.

Voyager of the Seas returns to her homeport of Sydney after a one-year hiatus, fresh from a multi-million dollar revitalisation in late 2019. She will replace sister ship Explorer of the Seas, which returns to cruising in Europe and the Caribbean in 2019/20.

“Voyager of the Seas will be making her grand Aussie comeback in 2019, boasting a stack of new features following a multi-million dollar makeover – all part of our Royal Amplification programme, which will see us invest US$900 million in modernising our fleet,” said Adam Armstrong, managing director Australia and New Zealand.

Australia’s second largest ship, Voyager of the Seas will be back to focus on South Pacific and Sampler voyages, with a range of two to 14-night sailings. Along with onboard amenities like the FlowRider surf machine, rock-climbing wall, ice-skating rink, Broadway-style shows and full sized sports court, she’ll boast plenty of brand new features yet to be announced, all destined to appeal perfectly to the Australian market. She will also offer more short “sampler” sailings than ever before – ideal for the new-to-cruise – as well as a six-night Tasmania sailing, an eight-night Queensland sailing and two epic repositioning voyages between Singapore and Sydney.

Radiance of the Seas returns for her ninth season and will offer her usual New Zealand program as well as an expanded range of South Pacific sailings calling to destinations such as Noumea, Mystery Island and Port Vila.

As well as her additional eight to 11-night South Pacific sailings, Radiance of the Seas will sail a three-night Sampler cruise, a 16-night Top End sailing from Sydney to Fremantle, and an epic 18-night Bottom End sailing from Fremantle to Sydney. Guests can also cruise on six, 9 to 13-night New Zealand sailings and two 18-night Hawaii repositioning sailings.

First look at Seasonal Caribbean & Northeast 2019-2020 sailings

In:
02Apr2018

Royal Caribbean will release this week its Seasonal Caribbean & Northeast cruises.

Royal Caribbean Crown & Anchor Society members can begin booking sailings on April 3, 2018, with the general public available to begin booking on April 4, 2018.

Vision of the Seas will offer double the Panama Canal offerings before heading to San Juan for her Caribbean adventure, including stops at a new destination for Royal Caribbean, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Adventure of the Seas will visit the Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale, with 6 and 8 night itineraries to destinations like Grand Cayman, St. Thomas, San Juan and beyond.

Explorer of the Seas will return to the United States, offering 5 night Western Caribbean and 9 night Southern Caribbean adventures sailing from Miami.

Both Anthem of the Seas and Grandeur of the Seas will offer stops at the newly refurbished CocoCay, with 7 and 8 night itineraries in Fall 2019.

First look at Europe Phase II: Summer 2019 sailings

In:
07Mar2018

Royal Caribbean released new information about summer 2019 European cruises.

The newly released sailings include:

These new sailings are also being shown as available for booking via Royal Caribbean's web site.

Royal Caribbean previously announced European sailings for summer 2019 on these ships as well.

Royal Caribbean announces remaining 2019-2020 deployment schedule

In:
27Feb2018

Royal Caribbean has announced the deployment openings for the remaining 2019-2020 sailings.

Royal Caribbean has released the schedule for which sailings will be released on which weeks, for the remaining sailings that have not been announced yet.

  • Week of March 5, 2018 Europe Phase II: Summer 2019
  • Week of April 2, 2018 Seasonal Caribbean & Northeast: Winter 2020
  • Week of April 9, 2018 Australia & Asia: Summer 2019- Winter 2020
  • Week of April 16, 2018 Short Caribbean: Summer 2019- Winter 2020
  • Week of April 30, 2018 China Phase I: 2019
  • Week of May 15, 2018 China Phase II: 2019

Royal Caribbean released some 2019-2020 itineraries late last year:

Deployment schedules gives consumers an idea of when to expect particular cruise schedules to become available to start looking at future cruises.

First look at 2019 Alaska and Europe Phase I sailings

In:
12Dec2017

Royal Caribbean released new information about 2019 Alaska and select European cruises, as well as when guests can expect to begin booking these adventures.

Royal Caribbean Crown & Anchor Society members can begin booking sailings on December 12, 2017 at 9:30am - 1:30pm EST, with the general public available to begin booking at 1:30pm EST.

2019 Alaska Sailings

2019 Europe Sailings

The remaining deployments will be released sometime in Spring 2018.

First look at Royal Caribbean's 2019-2020 Bermuda, Canada & New England deployment itineraries

In:
04Dec2017

Royal Caribbean released new information about select 2019-2020 Northeast and Bermuda sailings and when guests can expect to begin booking these adventures.

Royal Caribbean Crown & Anchor Society members can begin booking sailings on December 5, 2017, with the general public available to begin booking on December 6, 2017.

2019-2020 Northeast Adventures

2019-2020 Bermuda

The remaining opening schedule for the 2019-2020 sailings is as follows

  • Europe Phase I & Alaska: Summer 2019: Week of December 11, 2017
  • Remaining deployment: Spring 2018

First look at Royal Caribbean 2019-2020 Short Caribbean itineraries

In:
20Nov2017

Royal Caribbean will be putting on sale this week its 2019-2020 Short Caribbean itineraries, and we have a look at the various itineraries that will be available.

The new bookings will go on sale tomorrow, November 21st, 2017.

You can view each ship's sailings here:

The opening schedule for the 2019-2020 sailings is as follows:

  • Northeast, Canada & Bermuda: Summer 2019: Week of December 4, 2017
  • Europe Phase I & Alaska: Summer 2019: Week of December 11, 2017
  • Remaining deployment: Spring 2018

First look at 2019-2020 Caribbean deployment itineraries

In:
13Nov2017

Royal Caribbean released new information about select 2019-2020 Caribbean sailings and when guests can expect to begin booking these adventures.

Royal Caribbean Crown & Anchor Society members can begin booking sailings on November 14, 2017, with the general public available to begin booking on November 15, 2017.

You can view each ship's sailings here:

The opening schedule for the 2019-2020 sailings is as follows

  • Short Caribbean Summer 2019 - Winter 2020: Week of November 20, 2017
  • Northeast, Canada & Bermuda: Summer 2019: Week of December 4, 2017
  • Europe Phase I & Alaska: Summer 2019: Week of December 11, 2017
  • Remaining deployment: Spring 2018

Royal Caribbean announces new ship deployments for 2019-2020 cruise season

In:
07Nov2017

Royal Caribbean unveiled its big plans for 2019-2020 sailings with a major announcement of itinerary changes.

Short sailings from Florida on big ships

Family cruising is all about Royal Caribbean's decision to have two of its newly modernized Voyager class ships offer 3- and 4-night itineraries from Florida to the Bahamas.

Mariner of the Seas will sail from Port Canaveral, Florida, while Navigator of the Seas will be based in the brand new Terminal A port in PortMiami.

Royal Caribbean is hoping that with the onboard features that each ship offers, they will be perfect introductions for first-time guests and families, who are short on time, to experience the best of the Caribbean in a weekend.

Enchantment of the Seas will offer 4- and 5-night sailings from Galveston, Texas to various destinations in Mexico, year round.

Short Caribbean itineraries will be available to book the week of Nov. 20, 2017. All itineraries will be available to book by Crown & Anchor Society loyalty members one day prior to the general opening date.

Moving to Alaska

Royal Caribbean will debut a Quantum Class ship in Alaska in 2019, with the arrival of Ovation of the Seas for the 2019 Alaska summer season.

Ovation of the Seas will transition from Sydney, Australia to her new summer homeport of Seattle, Washington.

Ovation will sail 7-night itineraries to destinations from Juneau to Victoria, British Columbia, showcasing Alaska’s natural treasures and luring adventure seekers with stately spruce forests, island- studded waters, native wildlife and awe-inspiring glaciers. Ovation will join Radiance of the Seas in the Alaska market, which sails 7- night open-jaw itineraries between Seward, Alaska and Vancouver, British Columbia. Alaska itineraries will be available to book the week of Dec. 11, 2017.

Four Oasis Class ships in Florida

All four Oasis class ships, Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas, and Symphony of the Seas, will sail from Florida in 2019 through 2020.

Oasis of the Seas will undergo a bow-to-stern revitalization before changing her homeport to Terminal A at PortMiami for the fall and winter seasons.  She will be joined in PortMiami by Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas.

Allure of the Seas, which will have spent the previous year in Miami, will return to Fort Lauderdale's Port Everglades.  Meanwhile, Harmony of the Seas will move to Port Canaveral.  Harmony's arrival in Port Canaveral brings the latest in Oasis class offerings within driving distance of the Southeast United States.

All four Oasis Class ships will sail 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries, Liberty of the Seas will sail 7-night Western Caribbean from Galveston, Texas and Freedom of the Seas will sail 7-night Southern Caribbean itineraries from San Juan, Puerto Rico. The 7-night Caribbean itineraries are available to book the week of Nov. 13, 2017.

Northeast

Anthem of the Seas will continue to be the focal point of the cruise line's operations in the Northeast.  Anthem will depart from Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, New Jersey, and offer 5-to-9 night summer itineraries to Bermuda, The Bahamas, and the Caribbean. In the fall season, Anthem of the Seas will offer 9-night itineraries to Canada and New England.  

Adventure of the Seas will join Anthem of the Seas, and offering 6- to 8-night itineraries to The Bahamas and Caribbean. Adventure also will offer select 6-night itineraries to Canada and New England during the summer, and longer 10- to 11-night fall foliage cruises beginning in September.

Northeast, Canada and Bermuda itineraries will be available to book the week of Dec. 4, 2017.

New Northern Europe and Mediterranean

For the first time since 2014, Oasis of the Seas, will spend her summer in Europe, sailing from Barcelona, Spain.  Oasis will sail 7-night itineraries, visiting Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Marseille, France; and Florence, Rome and Naples, Italy. Europe itineraries will be available to book the week of Dec. 11, 2017.

Royal Caribbean announces 2018-2019 deployment opening schedule dates

In:
24Jan2017

Royal Caribbean's eagerly awaited deployment opening schedule appears to be available for its world wide cruise itineraries.

A new Royal Caribbean document points to when Royal Caribbean will post the deployments for regions around the world.

UPDATED March 6:

  • Week of March 6, 2017
    • Europe (Phase I) & Bahamas
  • Week of March 13, 2017
    • Alaska, Cruisetours, Year-Round Caribbean & Bahamas
  • Week of March 20, 2017 
    • Europe (Phase II)
  • Week of March 27, 2017
    • Northeast & Seasonal Caribbean
  • Week of April 3, 2017
    • Australia & Singapore
  • Week of April 24, 2017
    • China

All itineraries and openings are subject to change without notice. 

Deployment schedules gives consumers an idea of when to expect particular cruise schedules to become available to start looking at future cruises.

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