Royal Caribbean Details New Sailings of Caribbean for 2024-2025
Royal Caribbean International has introduced its 2024-2025 year-long and summer Caribbean cruises designed for every type of adventurer and all ages. From the world’s largest ships to adventure-packed weekend favorites, vacationers can have their choice of eight ships that sail to the best of the Caribbean.
Highlights include the highly anticipated debut of Icon of the Seas, sailing Eastern and Western vacations year-round from Miami; a first with Symphony of the Seas making its Big Apple debut when it sails from Cape Liberty in Bayonne, N.J.; Freedom of the Seas heading to Fort Lauderdale; and Harmony of the Seas returning to the cruise line’s new, net-zero terminal in Galveston, Texas. The 2024-2025 year-long and summer Caribbean cruises are now open for bookings.
Royal Caribbean cruisers will have more than 20 destinations to choose from, including Roatan, Honduras; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico; Falmouth, Jamaica; and Royal Caribbean’s private island Perfect Day at CocoCay in the Bahamas and Labadee in Haiti. In fact, most cruises include one or both of the private destinations.
With a wide range of one-of-a-kind and memorable adventures across eight different ships, vacations spanning the best of the Caribbean and beyond, and two private destinations each offering its own unique and unforgettable getaway, families are in for their most memorable vacations in 2024-2025. Year-round 2024-2025 Caribbean cruise highlights include:
Wonder of the Seas: Sailing from Orlando (Port Canaveral), the world’s largest cruise ship will continue to call Port Canaveral home year-round for seven-night Western and Eastern Caribbean cruises. The newest ship of the revolutionary Oasis Class features adventure across eight action-packed, signature neighborhoods, like the Ultimate Family Suite and the cruise line’s first Southern restaurant, The Mason Jar, and the first Suite Neighborhood on an Oasis Class ship. The adventure extends to the destinations vacationers can visit, including Cozumel, Mexico; Roatan, Honduras; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; and Perfect Day at CocoCay.
Harmony of the Seas: Sailing from Galveston, Texas, this ship will offer a full year of nonstop Oasis Class adventures from Texas. It will sail six- to eight-night Western Caribbean and Perfect Day at CocoCay cruises, also marking the first time travelers can visit the private island destination from the state. From top to bottom and across seven unique neighborhoods, the ship features fan favorites like The Perfect Storm, a trio of thrilling multistory waterslides, and the nine-story zip line and twin FlowRider surf simulators. Sailing from Texas’ newest terminal and the world’s first zero-energy facility of its kind, Harmony of the Seas will also whisk families and travelers of all ages to tropical destinations like Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico; and Roatan, Honduras.
Summer 2024 Caribbean cruise highlights include:
Symphony of the Seas: Sailing from Bayonne, N.J. (Cape Liberty), Oasis-class Symphony will be cruising from New York’s backyard for the summer. Known for cutting-edge, original entertainment across air, ice, water and theater, one-of-a-kind thrills and more, Symphony will feature seven-night cruises to The Bahamas. The memory-making experiences in store range from theatrical hit “Hairspray” to the tallest slide at sea and the coolest way to travel 10 decks from the Sports Deck to the Boardwalk neighborhood, The Ultimate Abyss, and the ultimate of thrill and chill on Perfect Day at CocoCay.
Freedom of the Seas: Sailing from Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades), this Royal Amplified ship, boasting a $116 million lineup of experiences introduced in 2020 for adults and kids alike, will cruise on a series of seven- to eight-night cruises to a combination of destinations in the Western and Eastern Caribbean, Perfect Day at CocoCay, and the Southern Caribbean. The adventures on deck include The Perfect Storm, a duo of highspeed waterslides; Splashaway Bay, the kids aqua park nearby the resort-style pool where parents can kick back; and a lineup of restaurants, bars and lounges like the cruise line’s first twist on its Italian trattoria—including Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen and poolside bar The Lime & Coconut. Taking the adventure ashore, vacationers can set their sights on visiting places like private destination Labadee in Haiti, Maarten’s Philipsburg and Falmouth, Jamaica.
Liberty of the Seas: Sailing from Bayonne (Cape Liberty), Liberty will feature a varied combination of four-night, five-night and nine-night cruises to the Eastern Caribbean, Bermuda and Canada and New England. With their pick of short getaways or longer escapes, guests can set their sights on visiting culture-rich locales like Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada, Philipsburg, and Labadee, among many others.
Adventure of the Seas: Sailing from Orlando (Port Canaveral), this of the most beloved Royal Caribbean ships will live up to its name once again as the action-packed ship, featuring thrills like the FlowRider surf simulator and dual racer waterslides, continues cruising from Port Canaveral year-round. The lineup includes 6- and 8-night vacations that explore the Southern, Eastern or Western Caribbean and The Bahamas, including Perfect Day at CocoCay, Labadee, Charlotte Amalie; and Oranjestad, Aruba.
Vision of the Seas: Sailing from Baltimore, Vision will create another gateway to the Caribbean for vacationers. During the summer, adventure seekers can head to Bermuda, Perfect Day at CocoCay in The Bahamas or Canada and New England on five- and nine-night cruises. The winter brings a new set of adventures to choose from eight-night vacations to The Bahamas and 12-night cruises in the Southern Caribbean with visits to St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Castries, St. Lucia; and Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis.
Enchantment of the Seas: Sailing from Tampa, this ship offers an intimate vacation experience full of ways to explore a variety of different destinations. With Enchantment’s return to Tampa, there’s plenty to discover on a series of destination-rich seven-night Western Caribbean cruises and three seven-night Bahamas and Perfect Day at CocoCay adventures.