Official Royal Caribbean Cruise Schedule for 2015-2016

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We announce the upcoming deployment of our ships throughout the first half of each calendar year. We typically state what they’re going to be doing from one year in the future until two years in the future. Sometimes we are so immersed in the period of time we’re about to announce that we know more about the dates and the holidays of the future period than the year in which we are actually living.

Sometimes the announcements are noteworthy and/or surprising. Rarely are they as significant as the three programs we revealed on August 16th: Quantum of the Seas to Shanghai, China for the summer of 2015, Liberty of the Seas to Cape Liberty in Bayonne, NJ for the summer of 2015 and Anthem of the Seas to Cape Liberty for the winter of 2015/2016.

The New York and Shanghai markets are both very important to the Royal Caribbean International brand. In New York, we have systematically built up our presence, from one small ship in the summer for the Bermuda program in the mid-1980’s to Quantum-class to the Caribbean in the winter and Freedom-class to Bermuda and the Caribbean in the summer as of 2014/15. We are very pleased to bring Liberty of the Seas into Bermuda service after the long and excellent run that Explorer of the Seas has had in the New York area. We also look forward to Anthem of the Seas’ arrival at Cape Liberty a year and a half from now after she completes her maiden season of cruises out of Southampton, U.K. to the Mediterranean. For those readers who had been asking for more variety in our New York area presence, we will now offer Explorer, Quantum, Liberty and Anthem before the end of 2015.

As for China, we have also been systematically building our presence there, starting with one Vision-class ship in 2008 and graduating to two Voyager-class ships in 2013 and again in 2014. With the addition of Quantum of the Seas in 2015 we are cementing our leadership position in the rapidly emerging China cruise market, or “cruise economy” as the Chinese say. While the Chinese tend to take vacations of less than 7 nights, we have scheduled a number of 7 and 8 night cruises for those who would like to travel to a fascinating part of the world and enjoy our newest Royal Caribbean ship class.

Anthem of the Seas was originally going to a winter home in Port Everglades following her initial season in Southampton. For our customers who prefer to take cruises from South Florida, we are sorry to have re-routed her to Cape Liberty. Of course, Port Everglades remains the home of Oasis-class and many other outstanding Royal Caribbean ships. While we haven’t said what our third Quantum-class ship or our third Oasis-class ship will do after we take delivery of both of them in the spring of 2016, at a minimum we will have more state of the art ships to place in more itineraries. That’s something to look forward to wherever our readers live.

  • Eric Groody

    Adam, first of all, congratulations on your new position. It is well deserved.

    Thank you for keeping us all up to date on what goes on behind the scenes at Royal Caribbean. I can only imagine the logistical challenge involved in planning itineraries and placement of both new builds and existing ships.

  • Michelle Lima

    I had booked the Allure for the last week in May but recently found out that I need to modify my vacation for the first week in June of 2016. Do I need to wait for Spring 2015 to view what is shipping out for “summer” of 2016? I had already paid some against the vacation I booked and would like to actually just leave the Saturday I was originally returning on , that falls in June.

    • Royal Caribbean International

      Hi Michelle, we estimate that by the end of the year we will have the rates and availability for June 2016 and any changes to the reservation can be made without penalty prior to the final payment date.

  • Chris Evans

    I am planning a cruise for June of 2016 and obviously from the previous comment I can see that those dates may not be up until later this year. I was hoping to take advantage of the buy one get one 50% off deal you have for those cruises but the offer ends on July 15. So my question would be, will the June 2016 cruises be posted before this offer expires?

    • Royal Caribbean International

      Hi Chris, Regretfully our 2016 cruise schedules will not be available to book by the time the Buy One Get One 50% off promotion ends. However, we do expect that the itineraries for cruises lined up for summer 2016 departures will be available by March-April 2015.

      • Jean Donald, outside sales Travel Agent

        I was just talking with Royal Caribbean International, and no one has info on cruise scheduled for May 2016, and we’re at September 09, 2014,

        Is there anyone that can let me know when groups will be opening for Alaska, May 2016?

        • Royal Caribbean International

          Hi Jean, We are working on having the summer 2016 sailing season open for sale starting in March-April of 2015. We appreciate your patience.

  • Roseleen McGarvey

    Can you tell me what Quantum of the Seas schedule will be after June 2015, I can’t find any itinerary details for Quantum past this date.

    • Royal Caribbean International

      Hi Roseleen, the Quantum of the Seas itineraries haven’t been released yet. We hope to have them available by the end of July 2014. Stay tuned!

      • Catherine Harford

        I’m on the Quantum of the Seas cruise ending June 24. I’ve been waiting for the following cruise to be released before I plan my airfare and land tour. I will have to book those within the next few days. When will the June 24 cruise, and subsequent cruises, for Quantum be released?

        • Royal Caribbean International

          Hi Catherine, Thank you for your inquiry regarding the upcoming Quantum of the Seas cruises. At this time we have not received any new information, however you can always find the most current updates on our website:

  • elpi papageorgiou

    Is there an itinerary that includes grand cayman and turks and caicos?i am interested to combine these two destinations.thanx

    • Royal Caribbean International

      Good afternoon, Although we currently do not have a ship itinerary that includes Turks and Caicos, we do visit Grand Cayman. You can visit our website at or contact your local travel agency for a listing of itineraries.

  • Karl Steiner

    My wife and I are booked for the Quantum of the Seas first Caribbean cruise January 3rd 2015 and can’t wait to get on board and see the magnificent job Royal Caribbean has done with this new ship. We are surprising our 14 year old granddaughter and are taking her with for her Christmas present.

  • Beth Moore

    I am booked on one of the Allure of the Seas Mediterranean itineraries in May 2015. Thinking about adding a cruisetour in advance of the cruise, but it doesn’t look like there are any available dates for May 2015 yet. Could you tell me when you plan to release cruisetour dates for the European itineraries? Thank you!

    • Royal Caribbean International

      Hi Beth, Unfortunately we have discontinued cruise tours for all European sailings. We hope you enjoy your trip in May.


    how do i book a cruise for the buy one get 50% off the second? i am planning to cruise in August 2015.

    • Royal Caribbean International

      Good afternoon, For the best available cruise you can call us at 800-205-9812 or contact your travel agent. Prices and promotions are subject to change at any time. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

  • Neil


    We have just returned from our 2nd Royal Caribean cruise and are looking to book
    A Caribbean cruise departing early April 2016.
    Can you advise when the itineraries will be out?


    • Royal Caribbean International

      Hi Neil, The itinerary for 2015 to the first quarter of 2016 was released in May 2014. The Asia sailings for the Summer of 2015 will be released by mid-July 2014. Also, the sailings for Summer 2016 to the first quarter of 2017 will be available by March or April 2015.

  • mrscbishop

    can you tell me when the brocher for around the world 2016 will be available

    • Royal Caribbean International

      Hello, The brochures are normally available between a year to a year and a half in advance. Itineraries and prices are subject to change. We recommend checking our website for the most accurate information.

    • lorraine guerinault

      hi would like to know about 2016 cruises thanks

      • Royal Caribbean International

        Hi Lorraine, thanks for your interest in sailing with us. For all available itineraries, please check on or call our Certified Vacation Planners at 1-800-205-9812. We look forward to welcoming you onboard with us.

  • Bruce Anthony Milner

    Am booked on the Quantum 4 cruises until June 24 2015 and would like to carry on once in Shanghai when itinerarry is released – Japan etc –
    One query – will the smoking policy change once in China as with your other vessels cruising the area? I am an occasional smoker and have no axe to grind either way but simply interested.
    Regards B.

    • Royal Caribbean International

      Hello Bruce, The smoking policy onboard will still be in effect while in China. Hope you enjoy your sailing on Quantum of the Seas.

      • Bruce Anthony Milner

        Hi again,
        Still no future sailing details for Quantum after June 2015. Very unusual !
        When can we see future plans? Many interested – quite a large group of international regular RC patrons want to know if possible.
        Regards Bruce.

        • Royal Caribbean International

          Hi Bruce, We understand our guests want updates on Quantum of the Seas, and appreciate your patience. We should be releasing more information soon. As always, you can check out our website or social media channels for the most updated information.

  • Jac

    Hello!I want to know if Quantum of the Seas will come to HK(Shanghai is also ok)in July or August 2015(as my family are planning to cruise on it).But unfortunately,when I search your website,I cannot see the results for cruise for Quantum.If there is cruises for my specifics,please leave it in your reply(sorry if any inconvenience has caused).

    • Royal Caribbean International

      Hi Jac, At this time we have itineraries open for sale through June 15, 2015. We expect the remaining summer sailings on the Quantum of the Seas to be available for sale by the end of this month.

  • Corey Axler

    Hello! My family and I are interested in booking 5-night Western Caribbean cruise for the summer of 2015. We saw on your website that you are offering them this year but NOT in 2015 OR 2016. Are you discontinuing your summer 5-night Caribbean cruises? We have been on several Royal Caribbean cruises in the past and want to stay loyal to Royal! Regards – Corey

    • Royal Caribbean International

      Hi Corey, At this time, we do not have 5 night sailings in the Caribbean in the summer of 2015. However, we do offer 3 and 4 night sailings for the Eastern Caribbean. We haven’t published our 2016 summer season yet, so keep checking our website for updates. Hope to see you onboard!

  • Melissa

    just wondering if any of these big ships will come DOWN UNDER to Australia… would love the opportunity to go on one of these but travelling to the States or overseas is another expense that has to be added so would be great if we could just leave from sydney… anything in the pipeline???

    • Royal Caribbean International

      Hi Melissa, Next year we will be having Explorer of the Seas and Voyager of the Seas cruising out of Sydney, Australia. They are both 137,000 ton ships. Hope to see you onboard soon!

  • Staci B

    When will the dates 2015 Summer for the Caribbean be released leaving out of Baltimore or Cape Liberty be released

    • Royal Caribbean International

      Hi Staci, For the summer in 2015 we will have the Grandeur of the Seas out of Baltimore doing both a 7 night Bermuda and a 7 night Bahamas sailing. The Liberty of the Seas will be doing a 9 night combined Bermuda and Caribbean sailing, as well as a 5 night Bermuda sailing out of Cape Liberty.

  • Christophe

    Hi there! Just got back from our fabulous cruise with the Celebrity Reflection and i am already planning our next cruise…

    I would love to know more about the Quantum of the seas. Where will this ship sail during July 2015?

    Thanks for your answer!


    • Royal Caribbean International

      Hello Cristophe, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your time on the Celebrity Reflection. Unfortunately, we do not have the Quantum of the Seas itinerary for July 2015 yet, but you can find the most updated information on our website

  • Fiona Kelly

    Hi, could you please give us the intinary for over new year period as it’s my 50th on 1 st January . Carribean please

    • Royal Caribbean International

      Hi Fiona, For the most updated itineraries please visit our website, where you can search itineraries by ship, departure port, and itinerary. Thanks, and we look forward to celebrating your birthday with you!

  • sami gilmour

    when will transatlantics be announced for 2016? love sailing between florida and the uk but often cant as they don’t seem to be announced till late.

    • Royal Caribbean International

      Hello Sami, The transatlantic sailings for 2016 should be announced by the end of this year or early 2015. Can’t wait to have you onboard!

  • Alana lamb

    Hi could you please tell me what’s going to change to the explorer of the seas 2015 as I’ve been on voyager & independence and loved independence is it similiar?

    • Royal Caribbean International

      Hi Alana, We are glad to hear you love our Voyager and Freedom class ships. Our future plans for the Explorer of the Seas have not been released yet, but keep checking our revitalization website for more updates at .

  • Daphne

    May I know the schedule for Asia cruises departing from Singapore in the month of March 15?

    • Royal Caribbean International

      Hi Daphne, we have not announced our 2015 sailings for Asia yet. Please check our website for the most up-to-date information.

  • Sara

    Hi we are already booked to travel on the anthem of the seas next April.
    However could you confirm if she will be returning to
    Southampton for another summer in 2016?

    Many thanks

    • Royal Caribbean International

      Hi Sara, we haven’t loaded the remainder of our 2016 itineraries for Anthem of the Seas yet. Please check back with us again in January. We hope you have an amazing time during your 3-night Royal experience next May!

  • Hannah

    Hi, what a fabulous resource! We are awaiting the Panama Canal 2016 spring schedule. I have read through the queries and answers above but can’t work out when it is due to be published. Please can you let me know. Thanks.

    • Royal Caribbean International

      Hi Hannah, thanks for your inquiry. Please check back with us towards the end of the year for an update on brochures that will offer the Spring 2016 Panama Canal itineraries and dates. You may call 800-659-7225 to place an order, or check our website for the most updated itineraries and fares.

      • Helena

        Hi have you released the Panama Canal 2016 spring schedule yet?

  • Sabrina Chan

    When will RCC release the March 2015 sailings from Shanghai as we are
    planning a birthday celebration on board your cruise ship !! We are
    a party of over 10 persons & we will be booking few cabins hopefully on
    the same floor ..! Please reply。

    • Royal Caribbean International

      Hi Sabrina, thanks for your interest! The 2015-2016 itineraries out of Shanghai will be released this October. As always, this is subject to change.

  • Marita Chisholm

    Would you know of when the 2016 cruising dates for Europe will be released?
    My husband and I are wanting to book two cruises – the 12 night Scandinavia and Russian cruise followed by the 16 Night Mediterranean cruise “Cities of Distinction”. Dates looking at are August and September 2016.

    With thanks,

    • Royal Caribbean International

      Hi Marita, Thanks for your inquiry. We haven’t listed our 2016 sailings for Europe yet, but you should be able to start planning around March of 2015.

  • Brian Tipton

    Could you please tell me when you start taking bookings for summer 2016 sailings from Southampton.

    • Royal Caribbean International

      Hi Brian, Great question. We currently have departures from Southampton, England up to November 2015. We should have more itineraries updated within the next 6 months for the summer of 2016, so you can get to planning soon.

  • Tracy Williams

    Hi I have a group who wants to travel June 2016 that wants to start putting money down, can we make payments for the May 2016 sailing then switch our booking to the June 2016 sailing ?

    • Royal Caribbean International

      Hello Tracy, thank you for your inquiry. For a more detailed answer to your question, please contact us at: 800-456-3595. We look forward to welcoming you and your group in 2016.

  • Jan K

    It is September now, was wondering when the itinerary for the summer of 2015 will be announced. Just can’t wait to go on Royal Caribbean again. Just got off the Brilliance in August – ready to go again!

    • Royal Caribbean International

      Hi Jan, we’re glad you had a great time with us on the Brilliance. We currently have itineraries through Spring 2016, and you can pick your next one on our website

  • Lesley Payne

    Hi, when will you release the itinerary of Quantum of the seas for July 2015 onwards please?

    • Royal Caribbean International

      Hi Lesley, They’re available now! We currently have Quantum’s itineraries available on our website through December 2016.

  • Frank & Sheila baker

    We have just returned from our cruise too Beijing,Busan,Nagasaki,Okinawa,Hong Kong. Our ship voyage of the seas was fantastic.The crew were amazing and we shed a tear when we left. This was our first ever cruise and what wonderful memories we have. Thank you Royal Caribbean we will be booking for 2015 ASAP.

    • Royal Caribbean International

      Hey Frank and Sheila, We think it’s awesome you had such a great time on the Voyager of the Seas. We try our best to provide the friendliest crew at sea, and are glad you made some friends. Before you book your next cruise, don’t forget to sign up for our Crown & Anchor Society. See you next year!

  • sidney

    hello…there is a very large group wanting to cruise greece, august 2016. does rc still sail to greece and when will the itinerary be posted?
    thank you!

    • RoyalCRG SocialMedia

      Hi there, great question. We do still sail to Greece. Itineraries will be posted soon, so please stay tuned to our website.





    • RoyalCRG SocialMedia

      Hi Jane, thanks for your inquiry. If you’d like to check out the our most updated itineraries, please visit our website or call 866-562-7625. See you soon!

  • Susie

    When will the 2016 cruise calendar be available…? I am looking to book a cruise in the Meditteranean toward the end of May 2016 as well as September or October 2016 sailing for a group…?

    • RoyalCRG SocialMedia

      Hi Susie, great question. We do have some itineraries available through May 2016. We should be adding more itineraries soon, so please stay tuned to our website.

  • Ron McLennan

    When will the cruise itineries become available for the Panama Canal and Japan for the period January 2016 to May 2016. These dates are to cover special birthdays.

    • rcisocialmedia

      Hi Ron, great question. We typically make itineraries available for booking about a year in advance. For the most updated itineraries, please stay tuned to our website. We look forward to celebrating with you onboard in 2016.

  • Shari Gendron

    I would like to buy 4 tickets for Liberty of the Seas (June 18, 2015)
    The prices are incredibly high right now.
    Will there be a sale soon. I am hoping for a Buy one get one 50% off sale soon.

    • rcisocialmedia

      Hi Shari- You never know when our next awesome promotion will be! You can sign up to receive e-mail notifications for when promos come out at , or stay tuned to our website. We hope to see you in June!

  • rcisocialmedia

    Hi there- The rest of the itineraries are due to be posted around April 2015.

  • Meghan Viens

    I am looking to get married in Bermuda in June 2016. We would like to get married on the liberty out of New Jersey. Will those dates be available soon?

    • rcisocialmedia

      Hi Meghan- We’re so glad you want to share your special day with us. Itineraries for 2016 should be available around the end of April 2015.

  • Samantha Krauss

    I’m trying to plan my wedding for June 2016, but I can’t start until the cruise dates are posted for that year. Any idea when eastern caribbean out of ft lauderdale will be posted?

    • rcisocialmedia

      Hi Samantha- We can’t wait to have you onboard to celebrate with us at sea. We should have 2016 itineraries out around the end of April 2015. Please stay tuned to our website.

      • sjhanksaz .

        When is the best time to purchase the tickets for these 2016 cruises?

  • Anne harris

    Hi my son wants to get married on anthem in November 2015 , can you tell me if this will be possible as we would like to book as soon as possible .

  • rcisocialmedia

    Hi Anne- We’d love to celebrate your son’s nuptials onboard! Our Royal Romance team will be more than happy to answer any questions you and your son may have. They can be reached at (888) WED-RCCL (933-7225). You can also check them out online at

    • Rebecca Orme

      I’ve been emailing Royal Romance and they can’t confirm if weddings will be taking place on Anthem. Do you know anything further on this? We’d ideally like to get things booked asap but we need to know if weddings will definitely take place.

  • Anne harris

    My sons fiancé has already spoke to them and was told they wouldn’t know until January if weddings we’re going to be performed on board as it is a new ship,we found this a bit confusing and don’t wont to book unless it’s a definite yes , thanks for your quick reply . Regards Annie

  • whatfamilydotcom .

    Outside of people in New York/ New Jersey, who is going to travel to Cape Liberty in winter…. Hopefully, the new customers you get from New York will make up for the loyal customers you will lose in Florida.

  • Deb Orent

    Will the quantum of the seas come back to New York after it goes to China. Looking at July 2016. thanks

  • Jammin’ Josh

    When do you think there will be year round transatlantic trips? That would be great for the oasis and maybe even quantum class ships ince they are so full of things to do amd especially since currently no ships take the rought during the summer. It would open up alot of options for families who want a long summer vacation (especially mine). We want to take a big celebration vacation summer of 2017 or 2018 but I noticed you don’t have round trip transatlantic cruises at all. Please bring back a forgotten era that would be made modern thanks to you new ships. Please let me know if you will ever have something like this especially if they go between South Florida (miami, ft. Lauderdale) and Europe (Spain, France, etc.)

  • rcisocialmedia

    Hi Rebecca- Royal Romance will have the most up-to-date info regarding weddings on the Anthem. Unfortunately, we aren’t able to confirm that at the moment.

  • Shozi

    Hey, I wanna spend my honeymoon on this. I am traveling between 4 April till 10th April 2015. Please let me know of the schedule.

    • rcisocialmedia

      Hi Shozi- We’d love to celebrate your honeymoon with you. Please visit our website for itineraries and cruise pricing.

  • rcisocialmedia

    Hi Josh, those are great suggestions. We appreciate your thoughts, and have shared them with our operational teams for review. Please stay tuned to our website for the most updated itineraries.

    • Jammin’ Josh

      If that’s the case, tell them that even if it’s only during the summer it could work. Have them consider using the 3rd and 4th oasis and quantum class ships for that purpose even if only for seasons throughout the year as long as they were multiple round trips. Please, advocate my case in my absense.

  • rcisocialmedia

    Hi Deb, thanks for your question. We haven’t released itineraries for July 2016 yet. They should be available towards the end of April 2015. Please check our website for the most updated itineraries.

  • Shannon Krieger

    We are getting married in April 2016 and I have been informed that the Oasis is moving to Port Canaveral which is only:45 from my house. How are we to pick a date when we don’t know when the cruise will be leaving the port?

    • rcisocialmedia

      We understand your concern, Shannon. We should have solidified itineraries for 2016 by April of 2015. Please check our website for updates, and we appreciate your patience.

  • RL Travels

    I am having my annual Family and Friends cruise. We will leave from Galveston so Liberty of the Seas will be our selection. I only have one problem: I would like to select the dates and itinerary. When will the schedule for 2016 be released?

  • ChangeWillNeverCome

    We usually plan cruises 18 months in advance. I see that you have had May 2016 sailings available since, April 2014. Why such a short time period to book for June 2016 sailing? Also, we are looking to sail on the Allure or Oasis, June 2016. Can you tell me if either ship will be sailing out of Ft. Lauderdale or Port Canaveral? Thank you.

  • Ceri

    planning a couples trip on a Caribbean cruise in October 2016, what the best one to go on???

  • rcisocialmedia

    Hi there- Itineraries for 2016 should be available by April 2015. Please make sure to check our website for the most updated itineraries and cruise fares.

  • rcisocialmedia

    It all depends on what you’re looking for, Ceri. We have an itinerary to match everyone’s preference.

    • Jean Preston

      but no rates. how do you plan for that again?

  • rcisocialmedia

    Hi there- We should have the remainder of our ships’ itineraries available by April 2015. Currently, it’s looking like Allure and Oasis will be staying in Port Everglades, but that may change.

  • A Gold

    I’ve only cruised with Royal Caribbean, the first time being on the Sun Viking and the last being on Allure. Others Inbetween. As much as I love the features and choices of the big ships, I truly miss the intimacy of the small ships from RCCL’s past. What is the chance RCCL will add to its choices a small, intimate ship like they were before even the Song of America? I miss the teak deck, the actual bar on the smoke stack, being able to enjoy the ship without 5,700 people . . . Getting to know your cabin crew, dining room attendants, etc. I would not want to have to try one of the lines catering to ultra wealthy elderly people in order to regain the elegance of cruising in the 70s! Remember tuxedos on formal nights? Suits to dinner the other nights? I was a little kid back then and still didn’t mind putting on a suit and tie for a couple of weeks – yes it was 14 nights! Thank you.

  • Jenet Willyems

    Hi, I was wanting to see what ship were sailing from Southampton to the Med in 2016. For 14 night cruises. And will the new virtual balconies be added to all ship eventually. Thank you

    • rcisocialmedia

      Hi Jenet- We will have all itineraries for 2016 available by April 2015. Please stay tuned to our website for the most updated itineraries. Thank you!

  • ozandgoz

    I am looking to find out when European sailings 2016 are available?

    • rcisocialmedia

      Hi there- Thanks for your question. We’ll have all itineraries for 2016 available by April 2015. Please stay tuned to our website for updates.

  • Leigh A. Mills

    Dare I ask about Europe 2017 release dates? Will it be April 2015, too?

  • stephanie

    We would like to get married at port with non-sailing guests to join us in July 2016, then sail to hawaii for our honeymoon following the ceremony. I would like the cake, champagne, decor, music, and officiate to be included. I have been searching everywhere for a price for something like this with a grand total of how much it will be with no luck. Any idea what I’d need to be prepared to spend?

    • rcisocialmedia

      Hi Stephanie- We’re so glad you want to celebrate with us. For information on pricing, please call 888-933-7225 and our Royal Romance Wedding Specialists will be more than happy to answer any questions.

  • rcisocialmedia

    Great question, Leah. We currently don’t have the release dates for European itineraries in 2017, but please stay tuned to our website for more updates.

  • Sally

    Do you have cruises leaving Corpus Christie?

  • amy

    When will summer 2017 Cape Liberty dates be released

    • rcisocialmedia

      Hi Amy- Thanks for your question. We will have more itineraries released in April of 2015. Please stay tuned to our website for updates.

  • Nicole

    I would like to plan a cruise for 2016 for me and my husband first cruise what is the best cruise ship ? and when should I start to pay on it?

    • rcisocialmedia

      Thanks for your questions, Nicole. It’s all about your preference. Also, payment is depending on the time frame in which you book. For more info, please don’t hesitate to call us at 866-562-7625.

  • ChangeWillNeverCome

    Just curious, why so long to put out June 2016 rates? The rates for May 2016 have been out since 2014. I see a lot of demand for June 2016 rates. Wouldn’t make sense to get the rates out sooner than April 2015? Since your cruise rates are higher than some cruiselines, there are people that would like to take advantage of having time to pay on their cruise. I’m trying to put together a group to sail the first week of June and we are looking forward to sailing with Royal. Thank you.

    • rcisocialmedia

      Hi there- We understand the anticipation surrounding the release of 2016 itineraries. We’re trying to get them released as soon as possible, and appreciate your feedback. We look forward to having you onboard in June!

      • ChangeWillNeverCome

        Thank you so much for your response! I honestly cannot wait to sail Royal Caribbean.

    • Disappointed and Upset RCCL Cr

      I totally agree that the rates should have already been posted to allow for planning of cruises. I have been on numerous sailings with Royal Caribbean and have never had to wait this long for dates/rates to be published. I have been waiting for the July/August dates/rates since my family and I returned from our Allure of the Seas sailing in December 2014. We have sailed with RCCL for the past six years and would like to keep it that way unless RCCL continues to fail to publish dates/rates in a timely manner. I am a planner and would like to have ample time to plan. I am trying to put together a Family Reunion Cruise on Freedom of Seas in July/August 2016, but cannot do so due to this prolonged wait. The timeframe for when the dates/rates will be published continues to change. I have been inquiring about those dates for the past six months and each representative I speak to provides me with a different time for release. What are you waiting on RCCL? Release that information!!!


      Disappointed and Upset RCCL Cruiser

  • rcisocialmedia

    Hi Sally- Thanks for your question. We have cruises leaving out of Galveston, but not Corpus Christie.

  • becky

    Youve take theindependance of the seas away from southhampton! Replaced it with the anthem of the seas which is going to cost me around £1000 more to travel for the same trip! The athem is leaving after her season here… What ships are going to replace this? Personally you should bring back the independance fantastic ship , fantastic staff and was loved by the british!

  • Wes Chaplin

    Looking for available Royal Caribbean cruises out of the NYC area in March 2016. Traveling with a large group (150+) and we have had great success with RC in the past. 5-6 day itinerary preferred, perhaps Bermuda? Thanks for any information you can provide.

    • rcisocialmedia

      We’re glad you’d like to cruise with us, Wes. You can find the current cruises out of Cape Liberty for March 2016 on our website

  • rcisocialmedia

    Hi Becky, thanks for your feedback. We haven’t released info regarding which ship will be replacing the Anthem in Southampton. For updates, please check out our website.

  • Alyceson

    We are planning a vacation for June or July of 2016 and would like to go on the Quantum of the Seas. When are the dates for June and July going to be on the website. We have sailed with you guys for 5 cruises and love it. At least where are you going for June or July of 2016?

    • rcisocialmedia

      Thanks for your question. The full list of itineraries will be available on our website by April 2015.

  • Alyceson

    I am trying to book a trip for June or July 2016, preferably Quantum of the Seas.When are your dates coming out and where are the travel locations?

  • Jessica Sanford

    Looking to book Liberty OTS out of Galveston in Jan 2016, but I only see one date for the entire month and the next available booking is 2/7/16. What’s the break for? A dry dock or private events?

  • rcisocialmedia

    Great question. Jessica! The Liberty will be in drydock mid-January to early February.

    • Jessica Sanford

      Can you please give a hint on what will be occuring during the dry dock? If its some worth while upgrades, we would consider waiting till she’s done.

  • Cathy Smith

    Hi we are attending a wedding in oz in November 2015 and want to cruise back through Vietnam Cambodia etc can you point me in the right direction please…

  • ProudlySouthAfrican

    I am needing assistance, next year over June-July i am looking for a job on a cruise ship over the Atlantic from the UK to North America. Does anyone have any tips?

  • meghan viens

    I am getting married on your cruise ship June 2016- What ship will be taking over for the 5 day Bermuda cruise out of New Jersey

    • rcisocialmedia

      Hi Meghan, we’re so glad you chose to celebrate your marriage with us. We will have itineraries for 2016 available by April 2015.

  • Sally

    Do you have all inclusive cruises out of Galveston?

    • rcisocialmedia

      Hi Sally- We do have cruises out of Galveston.

      • Sally

        But do you have all inclusive cruises??

  • roxana

    I am trying to book a cruise from Barcelona to France and Italy during Christmas 2015? Are you operating during Xmas?

    • rcisocialmedia

      Hi Roxana, thanks for your question. Yes, we operate during Christmas.

  • rcisocialmedia

    Thanks for your question, Cathy. For more information regarding cruises and itineraries, please visit our website.

  • Angie Finlayson

    Will May 2016 itineraries be released soon? I see that Allure has 2 out, but we are hoping for Independence. Will we have to wait until the end of April for that?? I appreciate that there seems to be someone responding! What great service!

  • Gerry

    Hi, looking to plan a 2 week Florida trip with a 5-7 nights Caribbean cruise to top it off for our honeymoon in April 2016. Can you provide any information with regards to booking and prices at the moment? Thanks in advance

    • rcisocialmedia

      Hi Gerry, for the most up to date pricing and information, please visit our website.

  • Shawntal

    Interested in working on cruise line any idea how I can come about this?

  • Cathy

    If you can book future cruises while on a cruise and know the dates ahead, why can’t they be released generally?
    I am interested in booking the 13 night Scandinavian & Russia cruise in 2016 but if the dates won’t be released until April, I will book the Celebrity cruise with its current promotion.

  • Suresh Sharma

    I am planning a business visit to Milan Italy from Nov. 12 to 19 with my wife and I would to take a cruise in and around Italy from No. 19 to Nov. 25 , 2015

    • rcisocialmedia

      That’s great to hear, Suresh. Please check out our website for the best itinerary to fit your schedule.

  • rcisocialmedia

    Hi Angie- Yes, the remainder of the itineraries will be released by April 2015.

    • Lynn Moretz McClure

      Why so long to release these itineraries? I see some great promotions on other cruise lines. Will RC have a the same great promotions they offer in April? I feel like I’m taking a real gamble by waiting?? I guess I need to make a decision.

      • rcisocialmedia

        We always try to provide the best promotions throughout the year. We understand our guests are ready to book, and we appreciate everyone’s patience as we work to release itineraries.

  • Rachael

    When will details for 2016 cruises from Southampton be released?

    • rcisocialmedia

      Hi Rachael, all itineraries for 2016 will be available by April 2015.

  • Sharon Parnell Cameron

    When will Royal post the cruises they will offer to Panama in April 2016? I can already see the itineraries offered by Holland America, Princess and Celebrity.

    • rcisocialmedia

      Hi Sharon, thanks for your question. All 2016 itineraries will be available by April 2015.

      • Sharon Parnell Cameron

        The recent updates made to the Royal Caribbean website for searching and/or planning a cruise are not working. I will put in a date range of when I am looking for a cruise, location and it gives me a list of cruises in other locations and outside of my date range. I am also not thrilled that now prices seem to be in US dollars regardless of where your are located. It used to be you could get cruise prices in the currency of your location.

  • Daniela Huska

    When will you release details on Alaska for May 2016? Thank you!

    • rcisocialmedia

      Thanks for your question, Daniela. The remainder of the 2016 itineraries will be released by April 2015.

  • Elaine

    We’re booked on Serenade of the Seas for the February 7, 2015 sailing. I read there was a broken pipe on board, has that been repaired?
    We have a very long drive to the ship, and don’t want it to be for not. Will we be notified before we leave from IL?

  • Charley Wilkerson

    We are looking into booking our wedding onboard! We are thinkin Aug 2016 when can we look forward to seeing dates for that month and year? Also is there any additional info such as pictures of exact location we can hold the ceremony and or reception or info on possibly doing the ceremony on the beach?

    • rcisocialmedia

      We’re happy to hear you want to celebrate with us onboard, Charley. Itineraries will be released by April 2015. For more info regarding venues onboard, please visit, or call 888-933-7225.

  • rcisocialmedia

    We understand your concern, Elaine. The issues on the Serenade of the Seas have been resolved. We look forward to seeing you onboard soon.

  • Lynn Moretz McClure

    I wish you could get your June 2016 schedule out now. Other cruise lines already have theirs available and I almost booked on one, but I’m waiting for yours because of one itinerary. The 9 Night Barcelona to Venice cruise has all the ports I want to visit, but I only see it on one date right now. Are you going to add more dates for this cruise? It is perfect for us, but we need a mid or later June 2016 date. I hate to miss out on a great promotion from another cruise line, but I’m hoping you’ll be adding more summer 2016 dates for this particular cruise.

    • Jasmine Douglas

      I have the same concern. I am planning a cruise for June 2016 for our 10 year wedding anniversary. All the other cruise lines have their ternaries available and I am tempted to book one with their specials, however, we were hoping to cruise with Royal Caribbean for the first time, as we have already cruised NCL and Carnival. Please consider releasing the summer of 2016 as soon as possible! Thank you!

  • Larry Ehren

    I am trying to plan an early summer 2016 cruise to Alaska. When will those dates come out? Thanks!

    • rcisocialmedia

      Thanks for your question, Larry. The remainder of the itineraries will be released by April 2015.

  • Evald Axel Staehr

    I Think of Barcelona, how it wil be in the futures I love trawlings from there, in the Voyager class, but it Seem they are NOT in Europe anymore why??

  • wayne ellis

    Question can i compare 2015 prices to 2016? i just need to have an idea on prices.

  • chattie43

    We want to cruise from Southampton in 2016 any idea how long b4 you release info – (odd that p&o were advertising November 2014) – what is the hold up !!!??

  • Jackie Goldfinch

    Hi we are looking to book a med cruise for April 2016. Will you actually have any? If so when will they be released? All seems very late, and at this rate you may lose our group of 40 to NCL as they are on sale at a great price. Would be a real shame as we are loyal to RCI and were hoping to introduce our friends to the amazing life of cruising through you.

    • sea legs

      Ditto Jackie….I want to book a 2016 cruise for my 50th, Royal Caribbean should offer 2016 cruises now!!!!!
      I have been offered 3 fab offers so far for NCL and Celebrity…..they are losing so many customers advertising late.

  • Treva Barnson

    Our Travel Agent told us that you have a buy one, get one at 50%, going on now. I do not see this special on your official website. Do you have tis going on now? If so, when does it end?

    • rcisocialmedia

      Hi Treva, thanks for your question. You can find all promotions on our website

  • rcisocialmedia

    Thanks for your question, Jackie. We’ll have all of the itineraries released by April 2015. Thanks for your patience.

    • Maria Fraietta

      We are also having the same problem! NCL has great sales for med cruises summer 2016, but I wanted to book through RCI while I’m on Majesty of the Seas next week. Will I be able to do that?

  • nettie

    is it true that there is no more smoking on Royal’s balcony suites?

    • rcisocialmedia

      Thanks for your question, Nettie. We no longer allow smoking on any of our stateroom balconies.

  • Jessica Martinez

    Please hurry with the Summer 2016 days! I’m trying to plan a wedding too!

    • rcisocialmedia

      They’ll be up soon!

  • Jason Turner

    My wife and I celebrate our 20th anniversary in July 2017. We would like to bring our entire family with (about 10-14 people) on an Alaskan Cruise to celebrate. Needless to say, we need to plan this as far out as possible. When do you anticipate posting the 2017 cruise schedule and when is the earliest we can book cabins (in particular the family cabins which have limited availability)?

  • Jennifer Lehrfeld

    I can see from your previous responses that “itineraries for 2016 will be released ~around~ the end of April” but… is there a way to find out now if Anthem will be moved out of New Jersey or be staying for summer of 2016? We want a cruise from the New York area to the Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Lines has an available cruise but we’re waiting to book to see if RC will have one since we are loyal RC cruisers. This is a very special celebratory cruise and I’d hate to miss out on a good stateroom on NCL because I wait too long to book. It seems odd that itineraries are only being posted a year in advance. I’m tempted to just go ahead and book on Norwegian to avoid the stress of not knowing if Anthem will even be an option. With our luck, we’ll wait to book, then find out it’s being moved to China. :( Any idea as to at least APPROXIMATE locations of your ships for the summer of 2016?

  • chloe

    Planning a trip in April 2015 for my fiances bday what do you have available

    • rcisocialmedia

      Hi, Chloe. For cruises departing during April 2015, please visit our website:

  • Mahinut

    OK, RCL. It’s time to get it together. Your website tells me to book my 2016 cruise now to take advantage of your BOGO 1/2 off promo but you won’t release the itineraries for the last 7 months of the year. Whatsupwidat?

  • Jennifer Moody

    We are looking at taking our first family cruise sometime this summer (June or July 2015). What do you recommend to cut costs for a 4-night cruise for a family of 5 (3 kids: 4, 6, 8)?

  • Ags

    Does royal Caribbean have a barbados to Barbados round trip during 2016 and if so what months? Thanks.

  • traceylee

    when will the european jul 2016 cruises dates open for booking. other cruise lines are open already and feeling pressure to book them as they filling up but was keen to look at royal carribbean.

  • Paula harris

    I want to celebrate my ruby wedding anniversary with a cruise on quantum class ships in May 2016 when will they be released please

    • rcisocialmedia

      We’re happy to hear you’d like to celebrate with us, Paula! We’re working hard to release those itineraries as soon as possible, so please stay tuned.

  • Marie Clifton

    Hi we are waiting patiently for the release of the Singapore to Japan cruise in 2016 any idea when it will be released.

    • rcisocialmedia

      Hi Maria, thanks for your patience. We understand our guests are anxiously awaiting the release of our itineraries, and are working hard to release them as soon as possible.

  • rcisocialmedia

    We understand, Tracey Lee. We are working to release those itineraries as soon as possible. Please stay tuned to our website for updates.

  • rcisocialmedia

    Hi there, thanks for your question. We’ll be releasing our Caribbean itineraries soon, so please stay tuned to our website for updates.

  • rcisocialmedia

    Hi Jennifer, thanks for your question. Cruise fares vary depending on a variety of things. Our Certified Vacation Planners will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. They can be reached at 866-562-7625.

  • rcisocialmedia

    We understand our guests are ready to book, and appreciate everyone’s patience as we work to release the itineraries. They’ll be out soon, so please stay tuned!

  • Elpida

    I noticed that Princess has their entire 2016 schedule out. We are a group of 8 people and we need to book very early since there are several doctors who need to have schedules in early. We want to cruise in September, 2016. Is there any reason other cruise lines can schedule that far in advance and Royal Caribbean cannot?

  • Teresa Cornett

    I’m trying to book a wedding destination cruise and having a lot of friends and family go! But no cruise lines have their intinery out till spring ! This is so frustrating to me because everyone is asking prices and date! And I have nothing to tell them! So they and we can plan ahead of how much this is going to cost! You might just lose my business because other cruise lines have theirs out! How can you possibly plan a destination wedding with no dates and prices available! And I thought you thought of people first! Boy was I wrong!

  • Taylor

    RCL, seriously, if other cruise lines can have their schedules out well over a year in advance, what is your hold up? I was waiting for your September 2016 cruises for a group of 10 people, but I finally booked with Princess. You just lost money.

  • ev

    I am tring to find out if there will be a cruise out of Canaveral to Aruba in 2016?

  • Astrogal

    What months are considered your summer and winter itinerary months (i.e. winter = October to April, summer May-September?). I’m looking for a 2016 cruise in April or May, is that considered summer or winter?

  • rcisocialmedia

    Hi Ev, thanks for your question. We’ll be posting the remainder of our itineraries soon, so please stay tuned to our website.

  • rcisocialmedia

    Hi there. Our winter season runs through May, and then our summer begins.

  • Tracy ivory

    We want to plan our 25th wedding anniversary for June 2016 but can’t get any info. If the itinery comes out late then our leave from work may not coincide. Come on royal Caribbean we need your schedules so we can book and not be disappointed.

  • Mama2mdj

    “For those readers who had been asking for more variety in our New York area presence, we will now offer Explorer, Quantum, Liberty and Anthem before the end of 2015″. Does this mean there will be cruises added to the calendar for Dec 2015 out of NY?

  • Barbara Butler

    Need a 5-7 day cruise out of any port in Florida around September 13 or 14th of this year. I need 4-5 cabins.

    • rcisocialmedia

      Hi Barbara, our Certified Vacation Planners will be more than happy to assist you. They can be reached at 866-562-7625.

  • Bill Beck

    We are going to Barcelona on Allure April 19 Wondering what ships doing Transatlantic next year so we can book onboard?

  • Rienzi

    Any idea what ship/ships will be based out of Harwich for 2016 summer season sailing to the Baltic. I know the Brilliance has been there, and was wondering if there was a chance she will still be there. We have sailed her twice and feel very comfortable with her.

    • rcisocialmedia

      We’ll be releasing that information soon, so please stay tuned.

  • Brittani Peck

    We are wanting to book a European cruise in April 2016… I noticed none of the cruise lines are currently offering any European tours for 2016. They all end in sept and oct 2015 but there are tons of Caribbean cruises on all cruise lines itineraries already booking into 2016. Why is there such short notice on European itineraries?

    • rcisocialmedia

      Thanks for your question, Brittany. We’ll be sharing those itineraries this week, so please stay tuned.

  • Elpida

    We have been cruising with Royal Caribbean for over thirty years (several cruises a year) and we have seen most ports in Europe and the Caribbean where you visit. Is there any chance that you will be adding any new ports in 2016, especially in Eastern Europe or in the Caribbean?

  • Taylor

    I agree. Almost all other cruise lines have already offered their entire 2016 cruises. I just can’t imagine why RCI hasn’t been able to do it. We were looking for a 2-week cruise in the fall of 2016 and we had to book early due to my husband’s job. We finally booked with Princess for 10 people. RCI lost a ton of money since 8 of us are in Suites.

  • Angela

    Hi Royal Caribbean, Just want to know if the itinerary for Jun July and August of 2016 to Mexico, Grand Cayman, Jamaica and Haiti departing from Baltimore port will be coming out soon?

  • Candice

    Hi I am looking at booking december 2016 for our honeymoon any idea when the prices will be out?

    • rcisocialmedia

      Thanks for your question. Candice. All itineraries will be posted by April. Please stay tuned to our website for updates.

  • rcisocialmedia

    Thanks for your question, Bill. All itineraries will be released by the time you cruise, so you can book onboard.

    • Bill Beck

      What time can we board Allure of the seas ? We are leaving 19 April driving to Ft Lauderdale. Just wondering Tks Bill

      • rcisocialmedia

        Thanks for your question, Bill. You should be able to begin check-in at 11 am. See you soon!

  • Taylor

    Any new itineraries coming out for the Caribbean or Europe (2016)?

  • Taylor

    I agree. I have 55 cruises under my belt on various cruise lines, and I have never waited this long to plan ahead. My husband needs to book early due to his job in the hospital and we are very disappointed that we had to book with another line for 2016. Royal Caribbean is still our favorite line, but having to wait this long made us go elsewhere. I understand that we, as cruisers, don’t understand the amount of planning and coordinating that must be done in order to arrange cruises so far in advance, but if other lines can accomplish it, I don’t see why RCCL cannot. I am hoping that they get ahead of the competition next year and plan extra early for 2017. I truly believe it would increase their business.

  • Sue Threlfall


    I am really looking forward to booking our long awaited cruise for next September. We are looking at leaving Southampton and doing the Greek islands. I cannot find any at the moment, are there likely to be any on the itinerary later?

    • rcisocialmedia

      Thanks for your question, Sue. Mediterranean itineraries will be released this week, so please stay tuned!

  • Vivian Bolza

    Hi, will there be any new ports coming for Mediterranean cruises in 2016? We love Royal Caribbean but unfortunately, we’ve been to most of the ports you visit. We’d love to see some new ones! Thanks.

  • Rod Fonseca

    Will you be sailing through the Panama Canal from Ft Laud to San Deigo in 2016

  • Patricia Zalenski

    Seahing for a 10 – 12 day cruise to the Southern or Western Carribean oct.of ’15 ,preferably out of Baltimore or N.J. for 2 adults. Could you help us out?

    • rcisocialmedia

      Hi Patricia, our Certified Vacation Planners will be more than happy to assist. They can be reached at 866-562-7625.

  • Chester Plunkett

    I wish there was a better “private island” than Coco Cay. The tinder boat to and from the island is a real pain when the weather was bad. After going to Castaway Cay with Disney where the island has a dock , your island seems a little cheezy.

    • Vivian Bolza

      Yes, I agree. Labadee is much better than Coco Cay, but even so, I agree with your comment re Castaway Cay.

      I have one other comment for Royal Caribbean. Please have your staff stop begging for “excellent” grades on the survey. On the last day of every cruise, the servers always tell us what to say on our survey. Some explain in great detail as to how and why we should give them an “excellent”. Very annoying.

      • rcisocialmedia

        Thanks for your feedback, Vivian. We’ll make sure to share it with our shipboard teams.

        • Jean Preston

          Is that all you say. I’ve been reading back for a long time people are complaining about the begging for evaluations. I have a cruise coming up. Anyone does that to me and they will get NOTHING and I won’t cruise with RCI. How about a little more than lip service and actually stop doing that?

      • Labrat

        Vivian, we have been complaining about this for a few years now but it just doesn’t stop. On the next cruise I will give a “poor” to anyone who tells me how I should evaluate them. We pay a lot of money for these cruises and we shouldn’t be embarrassed by the staff. If RCCL wanted it to stop they could stop it. Apparently, they just want the great reviews for their staff. Well, I think it will start to backfire if we all protest.

  • Fiona

    My husband and I are both celebrating our 50th birthday October/November 2016 we would like a caribbean cruise around these months can you tell me when these dates go on sale and do you have special offers.

    • rcisocialmedia

      Hi Fiona, thanks for your question. Please keep an eye on our website for the most up-to-date promotions and itineraries.

  • Lisa hill

    I’m looking for a cruise for next year hopefully in June for walking watching? Any help is good it will be our for cruise and we are getting married this year but in will be our honeymoon for next year! So excited!

  • Dawn Thompson

    When will the Oasis of the Seas be docked at Port Canaveral?

  • JT

    When will you be releasing the Panama Canal cruises for 2016?

    • rcisocialmedia

      Hi JT, those itineraries should come out next week. Please stay tuned to our website for updates.

  • rcisocialmedia

    Hi Dawn, she’ll be docked at Port Canaveral beginning in November 2016.

  • Liz Dan

    Do you not do any Transatlantics out of Italy anymore? We used to love the one’s out of Rome but you haven’t offered it in awhile. Will you ever do a TA out of Venice?

  • Debbie Smith

    Could you please let me know when the 2016 christmas cruises sailing to the caribbean will be announced. Would prefer sailing from New York to the Caribbean and take in both christmas and new year

  • Taylor

    I agree with Vivian (below) who said that servers constantly beg for an excellent on the survey. We were very embarrassed on our last cruise at Izumi when the server spent about five minutes explaining that in order for him to keep his job, we HAD to give him the highest mark possible. Our friend’s face turned bright red and after dinner he said he was never so embarrassed in his life. We didn’t know what to say and we all just sat there with our heads hung down. We would appreciate if you could share these comments with the staff. We love Royal Caribbean (I am a Diamond member and soon to be Diamond Plus) but begging for a good comment on the survey is just wrong!

    • Mary McNarry

      I too agree that having servers telling me what to say on the survey is absolutely WRONG!
      As a rule I tend to tip over and above the prepaid gratuities for excellent service but have not done so for the last couple of cruises because of this tendency – and it’s not just the servers, the stateroom attendants are just as bad!

      • Elpida

        You’re right. On our cruise last month, the stateroom attendant came into the room immediately after we arrived on the first day. He never even spoke to us when he entered. He went to the mini refrigerator and then said, “Did you take anything out of here?” We said that we just got there and he turned around and walked out! We’ve been cruising for 40 years and we have never had such bad service since the tips are required.

  • Jonathan Dornblaser

    Any updates on when the 2016 panama canal sailings will be released?

  • RK101

    Yes! Finally someone had the nerve to bring up the begging! I also love RCCL, but this begging has got to stop. Our dinner was ruined by a server who stood at our table for five minutes trying to explain exactly what we should say about him on the survey! He even suggested comments that we should use. Can you imagine? That was several months ago and my husband is still complaining about it. To Royal Caribbean, please do something about this. We mention it on every survey, but the begging continues. The next time an employee begs us for an “excellent”, I will give them the poorest score possible. I think we’ve all had enough. Thanks for talking to the right people about this.

  • Elpida

    My husband and I have taken over 50 cruises over the last 30 years. Royal Caribbean is our favorite cruise line by far, but we have to agree with some of the comments regarding the staff asking for special treatment on the surveys. Yes, it is very embarrassing to have to sit at the dinner table after a pleasant meal and listen to why they deserve to get special treatment on the form. This is our biggest complaint about Royal Caribbean. We’ve been on other lines and haven’t seen this before. We’ve noticed also that since the tips are prepaid, service has dropped considerably. It’s certainly not what it used to be, where service was their top priority. Very sad.

  • Aileen Dennis

    I would like to take a cruise in July but dont have a travel buddy. Would I have to pay the difference for the second person?

    • rcisocialmedia

      Hi Aileen, thanks for your question. We typically charge a single supplement fee. For more info, please call us at 866-562-7625.

  • Labrat

    I don’t mean to beat a dead horse, but I honestly would like to know if Royal Caribbean can’t do something about the service on board. We have also noticed that service has dropped off considerably since the tips are mandatory. We always gave above and beyond when we had excellent service. Now we give what is required since service in the lounges and the cabin are far below what they once were. Our last cabin attendant never even introduced himself until day 3! We didn’t see him at all, except when we passed him in the hall, until the last evening (when I think he was looking for some extra tip money). As much as we love Royal Caribbean, we have become very disappointed in the service.

  • Labrat

    I don’t mean to beat a dead horse, but I honestly would like to know if Royal Caribbean can’t do something about the service on board. We have also noticed that service has dropped off considerably since the tips are mandatory. We always gave above and beyond when we had excellent service. Now we give what is required since service in the lounges and the cabin are far below what they once were. Our last cabin attendant never even introduced himself until day 3! We didn’t see him at all, except when we passed him in the hall, until the last evening (when I think he was looking for some extra tip money). As much as we love Royal Caribbean, we have become very disappointed in the service.

  • Radie

    Ann, I know what you mean. We just returned from a two-week cruise in Europe and the service on board was the worst we’ve ever experienced (we’ve had 24 cruises). The room attendant was just awful. He did not introduce himself until the evening of the second day. We hardly ever saw him and our cabin was not cleaned properly. He didn’t remove used cups, plates, etc. for two days. Service in the dining room was just as bad, and don’t even get me started on the service in the bars! Gone are the days of smiles and friendly service. I believe when the cruise line decided to make tips mandatory, they destroyed any reason for good service.

  • Margie Castro

    i’ll be turning 50 in august 2016 and i am looking for a 50+cruise(singles) leaving out of California

  • margaret

    I am wondering if Royal Caribbean is coming back to Norfolk, Va.. It would be very good if they do.

  • Radie

    I love Royal Caribbean! I’ve been on 31 cruises on various lines, but most on Royal Caribbean. It’s still my favorite line. I must agree, however, with many of the comments regarding the service. We just returned from a two-week cruise in the Caribbean, and while we loved the trip, the service was most definately not up to what is was even a few years ago. We were constantly ignored in the bar, while servers stood around and chatted. Service in the optional restaurants was very slow with servers constantly forgetting to bring somethng we requested. We waited very long for drink refills, and it just seemed like no one cared anymore. And, yes, we were asked in Chops to give the server the best grade possible on the survey.

  • Ryan Hauck

    Hello I’m trying to plane An engagement cruise for dec. 2016. Out of California. And I have know idea how to find the schedule!!

  • Nick

    Looking for a cruise in July…Went on the site and nothing their, only for November & December!?! Can anyone give me some help…

  • Facebook User

    My nephew has served 2 tours in Iraq and my mom just turned 80. I want so much to take them on their first ever cruise but can’t afford to take the whole family. There would be 14 of us all told. Are there any discounts for military members and there families?

    • rcisocialmedia

      Hi there. We do offer military discounts for select sailings. We also have a promotion running for military members. Info can be found here:

  • TT

    When will May 2017 rates be published?? I was advised by an agent to hold group space 2 years out but can only do that if the rates come out soon?? Thanks!

    • rcisocialmedia

      We don’t have that info just yet, but please stay tuned for updates.

  • Jammin’ Josh

    Do you think you will have roundtrip transatlantic cruises anytime in the near future? Not the immediately turn around once we’re reloaded but the ones that sail across, stay for a week, and then go back.

    • rcisocialmedia

      Hi Josh. We haven’t released any plans for itineraries of that nature, but that’s a great suggestions we’ll make sure to share.

  • Claire Devall

    Hi. I am looking to do a cruise around Asia in the summer of 2016 but nothing is coming up when searching. Please can someone advise me when such cruises are likely to be released/on sale? Thanks.

  • Rebecca Y’Israel

    Ok so I was a first time cruiser and very uneasy about the trip but excited about the experience…Let me just say after 7days at sea with Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Sea I felt like I could just live there…its so much to do on the ship alone 7 days wasn’t enough time to do everything. So now that I am newly engaged (got engaged on the trip on the Beach of St. Thomas) we are planning a cruise to Europe. I have been home for a week and 3 days and really I just wanna go back on the cruise. I haven’t come to terms with being home I have not even unpacked its sick how much FUN WE HAD! By the way we are 26 and 27 so its plenty for any age to do on this cruise.

  • Rebecca Y’Israel

    you are so right

  • Rebecca Y’Israel

    Ok so I was a first time cruiser and very uneasy about the trip but excited about the experience…Let me just say after 7days at sea with Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Sea I felt like I could just live there…its so much to do on the ship alone 7 days wasn’t enough time to do everything. So now that I am newly engaged (got engaged on the trip on the Beach of St. Thomas) we are planning a cruise to Europe. I have been home for a week and 3 days and really I just wanna go back on the cruise. I haven’t come to terms with being home I have not even unpacked its sick how much FUN WE HAD! By the way we are 26 and 27 so its plenty for any age to do on this cruise.

  • David Mansfield

    Hi. I asked a few hours ago about a cruise out of Civitavecchia early August. Sorry but I meant early September. I wish to follow the cruise from my distant home. Is there a link to the schedule for the cruise please ? May you have beautiful weather.Thankyou.

  • Gautam Malhotra

    HI, I intend to cruise from Sydney between April 25th 2016 to May 2016. Please send me the schedule / time table.
    Gautam Malhotra