CRUISES IN 2020 AND 2021

It’s never too early to begin daydreaming about where your travels will take you next. Wild and rugged forest trails, towering snowcapped mountains and glacier-dotted bays in Alaska? Storybook castles, Viking settlements and charming seaside port cities in the Baltics? Or warm Caribbean coasts with turquoise waters and colorful reefs to combat winter chill? Royal Caribbean offers so many new and exciting ways to explore in 2020-2021— including first time visits to coastal towns, overnight stays in port and one-of-a-kind expeditions guaranteed to cross more firsts off your bucket list. Plus Royal Amplified, a bold initiative to add even more never-before-seen experiences to ships across the fleet. Here are a few of our favorite highlights.


Royal Caribbean has a bold answer to the call of the wild in summer 2020 with three cruise ships to choose from, including the biggest ship in Alaska— Ovation of the Seas. Onboard, enjoy Quantum Class feats, like simulated skydiving and 360-degree views from 300 feet up in the North Star observation capsule— the highest point for viewing the Alaska wilderness from the sea. Sailing round trip from Seattle, you’ll visit Juneau and Skagway and sail through the Endicott Arm fjord. Or take glacier gazing up a nautical notch with a one-way or round trip from Vancouver or Seward onboard one of two Radiance Class favorites, Radiance of the Seas and Serenade of the Seas— known for spectacular views from floor-to-ceiling windows and ocean-facing glass elevators. And you can even extend your summer vacation for an additional 2 to 6 nights with a land tour and trek through Alaska’s unspoiled wilderness on a Royal Caribbean Cruisetour before or after your Alaska cruise in 2020.


There’s never been a tropical takeover like the 2020 – 2021 Caribbean cruise season. All four Oasis Class ships, the largest ships in the world, will sail from the New York area or Florida, including the newest gamechanger Symphony of the Seas— plus the newly amplified Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas. Innovation also sets sail beyond the east coast, with more Royal Amplified cruise ships in Galveston and San Juan, all offering new ways to play year-round while heading for hot spots like Tulum, Grand Cayman and Aruba. The journey is just as exciting as the destination when you can race down The Perfect Storm waterslides, test your skills on the FlowRider® surf simulator or battle it out in a game of intergalactic glow-in-the-dark laser tag right onboard— all between sun-soaked adventures in port. Many Caribbean cruises in 2020-2021 include the most epic beach day ever at Perfect Day at CocoCay— where you can take a dip in the Caribbean’s largest freshwater pool, brave the tallest slide in North America, Daredevil’s Peak, unwind in The Bahamas’ first overwater cabanas, and score a bird’s eye view of the island from a helium balloon that soars up to 450 feet above the island, all in the same day.


The northeast homeports offer plenty of options for every season in 2020-2021 onboard some of the best-loved Royal Caribbean ships. Beginning summer 2020, go from big city to even bigger adventure onboard one of four ships cruising from Cape Liberty, New Jersey— including the first Oasis Class ship in the northeast, Oasis of the Seas. Plus Adventure of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas and Vision of the Seas. You can discover record-breaking thrills at Perfect Day at CocoCay; explore Maine, Nova Scotia and the Bay of Fundy; take an extended journey to the Caribbean; spend a night in King’s Wharf, Bermuda; or cruise to Southern Caribbean hot spots— all from the New York area. Fall in love with fall foliage and dramatically colorful coasts onboard Brilliance of the Seas sailing from Boston or Vision of the Seas departing from both Cape Liberty, New Jersey and Quebec City, Canada. And all year long, Baltimore’s favorite resident, Grandeur of the Seas, heads for tropical shores, including Bermuda and Perfect Day at CocoCay, plus Antigua, Barbados, St. Lucia and more.


The Oasis Lagoon in Perfect Day at Cococay, Bahamas
Oasis Lagoon - Perfect Day at Cococay

Short on time? You’d be surprised how much vacation envy you can rack up on a 3, 4 or 5-night cruise with Royal Caribbean. Especially when you jump aboard one of two favorite amped ships— Mariner of the Seas or Navigator of the Seas — and head for Perfect Day at CocoCay. Make your way towards thrill and chill, while launching into a virtual world on a bungee trampoline, charging along the longest waterslide at sea, The Blaster aqua coaster, or solving mind-bending puzzles in the Royal Escape Room. You can top it all off with hand-crafted cocktails at the new tiki-inspired sipping spot, The Bamboo Room, or dive into some friendly competition at Playmakers Bar & Arcade. Make the most of your out of office status during a quick Caribbean getaway that feels anything but short.


New European cruise adventures reach the far corners of the Old World in 2020. Immerse yourself in ancient cultures and landscapes as diverse as the people that live there, from misty Scandinavian fjords to rugged Mediterranean coasts. Or take a spin from Southampton onboard Anthem of the Seas, returning to Europe in summer 2020 and visiting new coastal towns along the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and the Canary Islands. And Allure of the Seas makes history as the first Royal Amplified Oasis Class ship ever to sail Europe, sailing from Barcelona to the Western Mediterranean. The newly amped Explorer of the Seas also heads to the Western Mediterranean, adding an Aegean vacation adventure in the Greek Isles to the mix, cruising from Rome. And that’s only the beginning— more favorites are returning to roam some of the world’s most historic shores with epic journeys throughout the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, British Isles and beyond.


Beginning spring 2020, venture far beyond places you’ve imagined on these unique Royal Caribbean cruises that take you off the grid to almost any place on your travel bucket list. Uncover an unparalleled journey onboard Serenade of the Seas through the Panama Canal with stops in Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Mexico. Or soak up sweeping panoramic views of the breathtaking Pacific Coast while Serenade of the Seas explores charming towns and distinct cities along the West Coast, including an overnight stay in The Golden City, San Francisco.

You can spend summer 2020 like a seabound snowbird onboard Vision of the Seas traveling from Quebec City all the way to sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida, stopping by quaint seaside towns in Nova Scotia, Maine and Massachusetts. Or spend 12 nights reveling in the ancient mysteries and exotic beauty of Israel’s Holy Land, Cyprus, Greece and Turkey while sailing onboard Jewel of the Seas. September 2020 can take you from Iceland overnights to epic Greenland sights on a one-of-a-kind Arctic Crossing expedition onboard Brilliance of the Seas calling from Amsterdam. Or say Aloha to new Hawaiian cruises in 2020 during springtime or fall onboard Radiance of the Seas, Serenade of the Seas or Hawaii’s biggest adventure yet, Ovation of the Seas— all offering overnight or extended stays.

With so many new destinations and amped up ships to see them on, this new cruise season is filled with vacations you’ll boast about for years to come. And these are just some highlights of the new 2020-2021 cruises. You can explore all the upcoming itineraries on our 2020-2021 cruise page. Or if you’re looking to plan your cruise vacation in 2019, we’ve got amazing cruise options for you to check out.

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