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Thursday,  July 25, 2024   2:23 PM
Royal Caribbean opens books on new 2025-26 vacations at sea
Oasis of the Seas. (RCI)

Travellers have more ways to island hop in the tropics following the opening of Royal Caribbean International’s 2025-26 Caribbean vacations. 

A lineup of seven Royal Caribbean hits and favourites sailing from Florida, Texas or Puerto Rico, including Icon of the Seas in Miami and Oasis Class ships Oasis and Harmony of the Seas, makes for a variety of 6- to 8-night Caribbean getaways for every type of family and adventurer. 

Vacationers can escape to the Caribbean and The Bahamas at any time of the year, including from Miami, where Icon returns with 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean vacations. 

The lineup’s highlights also include adventures in the western Caribbean on Harmony, which makes a return to Royal Caribbean’s net-zero cruise terminal in Galveston, Texas, and Oasis in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, visiting the eastern, western and southern Caribbean

Adventure of the Seas from Orlando (Port Canaveral)Florida, Independence of the Seas from Miami, Rhapsody from both Tampa, Florida, and San Juan, Puerto Rico; as well as Grandeur of the Seas from Tampa round out the newly revealed vacations.

Families and vacationers of all ages can have their pick of destinations, including Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis; Cozumel, Mexico; Castries, St. Lucia; St. Johns, Antigua; St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands; and more. 

Plus, six of the seven ships visit Royal Caribbean’s private destinations, Perfect Day at CocoCay, The Bahamas, and Labadee, Haiti. 

From Perfect Day at CocoCay’s two towers of adrenaline-pumping waterslides at Thrill Waterpark and the first adults-only oasis, Hideaway Beach, to Labadee’s five stunning shorelines. 

Vacations by ship 

Icon of the Seas – From Miami

The first-of-its-kind combination of the best of every vacation is back with an encore lineup of the 7-night eastern and western Caribbean adventures that have sparked record-setting bookings for Royal Caribbean. Every vacation features a visit to Perfect Day at CocoCay, alongside new destinations for Icon, such as Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Labadee, Haiti; as well as highlights like Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico; Roatan, Honduras; and Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas.

Oasis of the Seas – From Fort Lauderdale

This ship heads for the eastern, western and southern Caribbean on 6- and 8-night vacations. Vacationers can set their sights on the tropical shores of Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan; Royal Caribbean’s two private destinations: Labadee and Perfect Day at CocoCay; and more. For the winter, there are alternating southern and western Caribbean getaways to locales like Falmouth, Jamaica; Willemstad, Curacao; and Oranjestad, Aruba.

Harmony of the Seas – From Galveston

Returning to the Lone Star State, the ship's 6- to 8-night getaways will visit the western Caribbean and The Bahamas every week. It’s island hopping to the max, and adventurers can escape to the idyllic beaches and waters of destinations like the award-winning Perfect Day at CocoCay, Costa Maya, Cozumel, Roatan, and Nassau, The Bahamas.

Voyager & Freedom Class Getaways

From one island to the next, vacationers can enjoy the varying lineup of experiences across Adventure and Independence. Highlights include thrills like The Perfect Storm dual racing waterslides and the FlowRider surf simulator, and restaurants serving up everything from sushi and sashimi at Izumi to Tuscan classics at Giovanni’s Table. 

Adventure of the Seas – From Orlando (Port Canaveral)

Vacationers can have their pick of 6- and 8-night vacations to the southern, eastern or western Caribbean and The Bahamas. The lineup includes Caribbean gems like Charlotte Amalie, Puerto Plata, San Juan, St. Croix, Perfect Day at CocoCay, Labadee, and more.

Independence of the Seas – From Miami

For the winter season, the 7-night adventures line up a combination of destinations in the western and eastern Caribbean. Travelers will head to the sun-soaked shores of locales like Charlotte Amalie, Cozumel, Falmouth; George Town, Cayman Islands; San Juan, and Perfect Day at CocoCay.

Vision Class Vacations

The Vision Class lineup features pools, views and experiences made for memory making from day to night. Whether kicking back on the pool deck or at the adults-only Solarium, finding Zen at the Vitality Spa, adventuring to new heights on Royal Caribbean’s signature rock climbing wall or breaking bread over prime cuts at Chops Grille or five courses at Chef’s Table, vacationers can make the most of their getaway every minute of the day.

Rhapsody of the Seas – From San Juan & Tampa

Calling San Juan home for the summer, Rhapsody makes its way to the southern Caribbean for 7-night adventures. The natural beauty and shores of isles await, including Bridgetown, Barbados; Castries; St. Johns; and Roseau, Dominica. Travellers can also choose from a different lineup in the winter, with 6- to 8-night Western Caribbean vacations from Tampa to the likes of Belize City, Belize; Costa Maya, Cozumel, George Town, and Roatan.

Grandeur of the Seas – From Tampa

The vacations in store include 7-night getaways to the western Caribbean and The Bahamas during the winter. Travellers can set their sights on exploring culture-rich destinations like Belize City, Costa Maya, Cozumel, Perfect Day at CocoCay and Roatan.

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