The 12 astrological signs are sorted into four element groups: water, air, fire and earth. Each one has distinct traits (like the destinations we visit and our innovative ships) that are said to guide your interests, tastes and needs—even when you’re on vacation. No matter if your zodiac sign craves high-adrenaline adventure or rich cultural exploration, the stars are sure to align when you take a Royal Caribbean cruise
Whether you’re a dynamic Sagittarius or a softhearted Pisces, we’ve found the best places you can visit on a cruise vacation based on your sign’s element and the traits that come with it:
Water – Perfect Day at CocoCay
Water signs—Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces—are known for sentimentality and emotions that flow as easily as the waves of the ocean. Travelers looking to tap into their passionate side can set sail to Perfect Day at CocoCay, our private island destination in The Bahamas. It’s easy to make those memories that you’ll cherish forever while you’re lounging on The Bahamas’ first floating cabanas in turquoise waters at Coco Beach Club, plunging down the tallest waterslide in North America—one of 13 waterslides to choose from at Thrill Waterpark—or getting a bird’s-eye view of the island from up to 450 feet in the air on the helium balloon ride Up, Up & Away.
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Air – Alaska
Gemini, Libra and Aquarius make up the air signs, and it’s said that they tend to be bold thinkers and doers—always ready to tackle the next adventure. From spotting whales in Juneau to taking in awe-inspiring glaciers and fjords like the Endicott Arm, Dawes Glacier and Hubbard Glacier, there are few places that offer adventures quite like Alaska. Not to mention the cultural experiences to be had at every port of call, like seeing the artistic woodworking of native master carvers and learning to fish for halibut in the waters of Ketchikan, that will pique air signs’ intellectual curiosity. With so many cool Alaska experiences at your fingertips, all you really have to do is decide which ship is right for you.
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Fire – Barbados
Turn up the heat for the fire signs (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius) with a cruise to or from Barbados—our newest homeport. Passionate, driven and often spontaneous, these zodiac signs will find that an island food tour including a taste of the spicy Willing’s Barbados Pepper or flying fish and cou cou is right up their alley. After, there are plenty of ways to entice their wild side during a day in Barbados. Head out to the Barbados Wildlife Reserve for a chance sighting of the island’s renowned green monkeys, explore underwater shipwrecks and stroll the picturesque streets of the island nation’s capital city, Bridgetown.
Pro tip: Though opposites, fire and water signs are compatible with each other, bringing excitement and passion. To experience the best for both elements, head on a Mediterranean cruise to indulge in a wellness getaway and visit a thermal spa and mud bath in Naples, Italy.
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Earth – Mexico
As you might expect, the earth signs (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn) are said to be the most grounded of the zodiac. A similar unwavering spirit can be found in the deep cultural roots of Mexico, from Costa Maya to Cozumel and beyond. Tap into thousands of years of history by visiting the famous Maya Chichen Itza pyramid or exploring the traditional haciendas found in Merida. Or, discover Mother Nature’s awe-inspiring natural splendor with a visit to a gorgeous cenote or underground cavern. The earth also offers up gifts to fuel your appetite via vineyards in Ensenada, Baja California’s wine region, savory moles in Oaxaca and fresh fish tacos in Yucatan.
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Ready to tap into your water, air, fire or earth sign on your next vacation? Find cruises to any one of these destinations and more here.