Royal Caribbean unveils updated 2021-22 winter sailing schedule
Quantum of the Seas | Credit: Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean unveils updated 2021-22 winter sailing schedule

MIAMI — Royal Caribbean has announced an adapted winter sailing schedule for 2021-22, including new itineraries in the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand.

The updated schedule – informed by market research and feedback from guests and travel partners around the world – adds variety in departure ports and itinerary length. Guests will have even more choices in the Caribbean with ships sailing from the most popular cruise ports across Florida and Texas. In Australia, vacationers can choose from three ships sailing throughout the South Pacific and New Zealand.

The following changes will be made for the winter 2021-22 season:

Australia and New Zealand

  • Ovation of the Seas will remain in Sydney with all-new itineraries. The ship will traverse the Tasman Sea, sailing nine- to 12-night itineraries to New Zealand; five- and seven-night itineraries to Queensland, Australia; and six- and eight-night itineraries to Tasmania, Australia.
  • Quantum of the Seas is now slated to sail from Brisbane, Australia, offering a variety of cruises that range from three-night weekday getaways to seven- to nine-night adventures throughout the South Pacific.
  • Serenade of the Seas will make the voyage from Vancouver, British Columbia to Sydney, which will be her homeport through February 2022. Guests can choose to embark on 12- to 15-night cruises around the South Pacific to Fiji and New Zealand, or take a short break in Melbourne and around the east coast of Australia.

The Bahamas and Caribbean

  • Allure of the Seas, previously set to make her Galveston, Texas debut, will now sail from Fort Lauderdale to offer 6-night Western and 8-night Eastern Caribbean cruises.
  • Explorer of the Seas, originally scheduled to sail from Miami, will call San Juan, Puerto Rico home for the season and sail seven-night Southern Caribbean itineraries.
  • Freedom of the Seas will move from San Juan to the world’s cruise capital of Miami with more three- and four-night short Caribbean escapes to The Bahamas and the cruise line’s private island destination, Perfect Day at Coco Cay.
  • Radiance of the Seas, originally planned to sail from Brisbane, Australia, will now embark on 5- and 9-night sailings from Miami.

Guests with confirmed bookings between October 2021 and March 2022 whose cruises are affected by these changes will be notified directly.

Royal Caribbean’s other winter 2021-22 cruises will sail on as planned in the Caribbean, Australia and Asia-Pacific. Visiting more than 200 destinations in over 50 countries with 27 ships in 2021-22, the cruise line’s winter highlights bring variety, convenience and adventure to next year’s highly anticipated vacations.