With Father’s Day fast approaching, finding dad the perfect gift can be downright exhausting. Skip all the back and forth, and give him a gift he’ll love—a Royal Caribbean cruise. Guaranteed to give dad all the feels, our itineraries visit more than 260 desirable destinations around the world; and with ports just a hop, skip and a jump away, the ultimate adventure awaits him and the whole family.
Sure to be at the top of dad’s wish list is a cruise to the Caribbean. If he is short on time, Mariner of the Seas – making her way to Miami this summer on the heels of a $90 million amplification – is the perfect choice. With two- to four-night getaways to The Bahamas, Mariner is taking your quintessential family weekends to the next level with newly added culinary offerings, bold onboard activities and appealing island vibes. Dad can hang ten on the FlowRider, our signature surf simulator—no reservation required, and afterward, head on over to Sky Pad for a first-of-its-kind, out-of-this-world virtual reality bungee trampoline experience
With Mariner also visiting our private island destination, CocoCay, you can spend the day relaxing in a hammock on the beach, or taking in a bird’s-eye view of the island by soaring 400 feet above on an adrenaline-pumping parasail ride. Then immerse yourself in the local sounds, smells and flavors by grabbing a table at our island-style seaside barbeque.
Royal Caribbean also has short Caribbean sailings conveniently departing from other ports around Florida in Port Canaveral, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa.
Looking to chart your course to the Caribbean with dad? Take a peek at the cruises you can take together here.
Extended Time Away
If dad can sneak away for longer than a weekend, consider sailing from Galveston, Texas on a seven-night Western Caribbean cruise, visiting Roatan, Honduras, one of the Caribbean’s lesser-known cultural hot spots. Spanning the Caribbean Sea is the second largest barrier reef in the world, the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef – a favorite among divers and snorkelers for its colorful coral and an array of marine life. If you, dad and the family are looking to take a walk on the wild side, visit Gumbalimba Preservation Park, where you’ll find parrots, iguanas and monkeys in their natural habitat.
Looking for something with more cultural vibes? Consider gifting an unforgettable six- or eight-night adventure to Cuba. There are several itineraries to choose from and two ships that will take you there. From Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba to the capital of Havana (keep an eye out for those overnights), you’ll embark on a deep exploration of the unique and historic highlights of the island. While in Havana, hop in a classic convertible car, and take a ride “back in time” to see eclectic architecture and antique sites along the way. Highlights include driving down the Malecón that lines the breathtaking coast, watching the sun set over the Morro Castle, and hitting the famed Tropicana Cabaret for salsa dancing and mojitos.
Plan your cruise to Cuba and the Western Caribbean here.
Cruise Control Mode
If you’re looking to secure your spot as dad’s favorite in the family, our 14-night Miami to Rome itinerary on board Jewel of the Seas is a sure way in.
When you’re ashore, the possibilities for adventure are endless. We offer a variety of excursions for guests of all ages: the culture seeker, action lovers and families looking for the perfect outing. Explore larger-than-life volcanic landscapes in Ponta Delgado, Portugal; wander the Great Siege Tunnels, known as the most impressive defense system devised by man in Gibraltar, UK; sail like a pro just off the coast of Valencia, Spain, where the waters are some of Europe’s best sailing grounds; and journey to Rome to discover the Colosseum as you imagine what it must’ve been like to watch Roman gladiators clash in combat centuries ago.
On board, there’s plenty for everyone to enjoy. Starting with a little friendly competition over at mini-golf, then satisfying cravings with dry-aged steaks at Chops Grille or fresh sushi and hibachi-style eats at Izumi, staying connected with VOOM, the fastest internet at sea; and ending the fun-filled day in front-row seats to one of our awe-inspiring shows for some incredible entertainment.
Sailing from Galveston, Vision of the Seas also offers 17-night itineraries to Spain, visiting destinations across the Caribbean and in Europe, including San Juan, Puerto Rico; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; and Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona, Spain.
Royal Caribbean has all of these itineraries and more for the special dad in your life.
Check out the adventures awaiting you here.