New Year’s Resolutions You can Cross Off on a Cruise

Whether you have plans to see new places or try new things, there are tons of ways a cruise can make your resolutions a reality.
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On a Royal Caribbean cruise, have your pick of new adventures to make it the best year yet.

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A new year is a great opportunity to recharge and set out to experience new things. You may have new places you’d like to explore, new foods you want to taste and new adventures you want to try. Or you could simply be up for anything that makes for an incredible memory.

This year, imagine yourself experiencing the likes of skydiving or zip lining in the middle of the ocean on a ship, taking in the wilds of Alaska and visiting a private island destination like Perfect Day at CocoCay in The Bahamas. Get this: You can do all that and more on a Royal Caribbean cruise. In fact, while cruising, you may get new ideas for ways to make this the best year yet.

Here are five resolutions to inspire your new year of adventures and how you can make them a reality on a Royal Caribbean cruise:

Whichever action-packed ship you choose, you’ll have your pick of thrills that range from skydiving to ice skating.

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The resolution: Have thrilling experiences by trying new activities.
How to make it happen: If you’re looking to have several firsts this year, look no further. There’s a lineup of award-winning ships and destinations that are chock-full of first-of-their-kind experiences you can only find on a Royal Caribbean cruise.

The epic adventures you have to choose from on board run the gamut, whether you’re about the thrills or like to lay back and chill. From rock climbing in the open ocean to skydiving, surfing, riding bumper cars, zip lining and more, there are plenty of ways to make every day of your vacation memorable with a first.


The resolution: Push your palate’s envelope by trying new flavors.
How to make it happen: Dozens of bars and restaurants on board means that you’ll find new dishes and drinks or classics with a twist to try. To name a few, there’s sushi and hibachi at Izumi, Southern-inspired comfort food at The Mason Jar Southern Restaurant & Bar and magically imaginative cuisine at Wonderland. The Windjammer serves up cuisines from around the world—from the Caribbean to Europe and Southeast Asia—at every meal. And you can shake up your go-to drink order with one of the Caribbean cocktails that are inspired by the destinations Royal Caribbean visits, like the Puerto Rican Papa Jac and the Jamaican Planter’s Punch, or a glass from the extensive wine list of red, white, rose, sparkling wine and more.

Pro tip: You can also take your pick from plenty of zero-proof cocktails like the Blueberry Nojito and the Strawberry Limeade.


Have you dreamed of exploring Alaska? There are four Royal Caribbean ships you can take to see the Last Frontier.

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The resolution: Visit places across the globe that are on your travel list.
How to make it happen: With more than 240 destinations—from white-sand beaches and private islands in the Caribbean to rugged coastlines in Canada and ancient ruins in the Mediterranean—to choose from, you can easily find a new place to check off your travel list this year with Royal Caribbean. Even better, on a cruise, you can head to multiple destinations in one fell swoop. The bonus: You’ll only unpack once.

Pro tip: How about discovering as many as 150 places? You’re in luck with the Ultimate World Cruise, the longest world cruise out there. It’s a 274-night adventure to more than 65 countries across seven continents that begins December 2023.


“Me” time can range from getting a massage at the spa to spending time in the adults-only Solarium or enjoying a private casita by the pool.

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The resolution: Find time to do what you want.
How to make it happen: Now more than ever, many of us are looking to spend more time together. And there are a variety of ways of doing just that—from breaking bread at restaurants that range from Italian to Japanese cuisine to competing at mini-golf and laser tag and teaming up to get out of the escape room. A cruise is a great, convenient way to vacation as a family—and it’s also where you can easily find some “me” time. How about treating yourself to your very own casita, which you can book for poolside privacy as you take in the ocean views and Caribbean vibes? Or, pamper yourself and recharge at the Vitality Spa with your choice of treatments ranging from massages to facials and even medispa services. There’s also a salon and saunas and steam rooms.


The resolution: Try a new way to work out.
How to make it happen: There are tons of ways to get moving on Royal Caribbean ships. Bring your A-game for a round of basketball and volleyball at the sports court, hit the running track with the stunning ocean views as your backdrop or go rollerskating in the SeaPlex, the largest activity complex at sea. At the gym, you can book a personal training session or group classes, like spin, Pilates and yoga. Plus, there’s always the option to “hang 10” on your belly or on your feet on the FlowRider surf simulator. Many ships also have rock climbing walls that have different paths for different skill levels you can try, too.


See the many places and adventures you can cross off your wish list on a Royal Caribbean cruise this year here.