Father’s Day may be around the corner, but it’s not too late to find Dad the perfect gift. How about the trip of a lifetime—at sea? You’re right on time to book a cruise vacation, too, because Royal Caribbean will be back sailing from the U.S. and beyond this summer.
Guaranteed to give your dad all the feels and memories, the itineraries you can choose from visit more than 270 top-rated destinations suited for every kind of traveler—including our private island destination, Perfect Day at CocoCay. Even better? A Royal Caribbean cruise can be a gift for the whole family too. With an unmatched combination of adventure on board and on land, Dad can make the most of moments spent together and solo (because ‘me’ time is much needed too).
Whether Dad is the outdoorsy type or a cultural connoisseur, keep reading to find the best cruise option for the father figure in your life:
For the Outdoors Enthusiast
July marks our long-awaited return to the wilds of Alaska with two ships—Serenade and Ovation of the Seas—sailing seven-night itineraries from Seattle. The Last Frontier offers thrills unlike any other with undisturbed wildlife, rugged forests and impressive glaciers that will put a smile brighter than the northern lights on your outdoorsy dad’s face. Dad jokes aside, this is one adventure the family won’t want to miss with visits to Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka, Alaska and more.
For the Techie
Travel can be techie too! Our newest game-changing ship, Odyssey of the Seas, sailing six- and eight-night cruises from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is perfect for the dad who loves a good gadget. Think robotic bartenders, the RipCord by iFly skydiving simulator, Sky Pad, a virtual reality, bungee trampoline experience; and North Star—a one-of-a-kind glass observation capsule that offers 360-degree views from 300 feet above sea level.
For the Thrill Traditionalist
You’re guaranteed good times on a seven-night cruise—a full week to adventure your way through several destinations, as well as kick back and soak up some sun. With that kind of time, you can also explore each of the seven unique neighborhoods on the world’s largest ships, two of which—Allure and Symphony of the Seas—sail from Florida on a mix of eastern and western Caribbean itineraries to visit the likes of Falmouth, Jamaica as well as Nassau and Perfect Day at CocoCay, The Bahamas.
Over on the Gulf Coast in Galveston, Texas, go for the amped-up Independence of the Seas to cruise your way to Puerto Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico; and Roatan, Honduras.
For the Weekend Renegade
Sometimes it can be interesting trying to plan a vacation that works with everyone’s schedule, which make short weekend and weekday cruises ideal choices. Freedom and Mariner of the Seas pack the perfect punch of adventure with an unparalleled lineup of experiences—both on and off the ship—in a three- or four-night cruise. Freedom is setting sail from Miami, while Mariner calls Orlando’s Port Canaveral home for the season.
Pro tip: If Dad is a history buff, don’t miss Harmony of the Seas and its seven-night Mediterranean cruises from Barcelona.
Royal Caribbean offers all of these cruises and more for the special father figure in your life. Check out the adventures awaiting you here.