Royal Caribbean Cruises Sails Into 10th Season Down Under
Royal Caribbean Cruises kicked off an exciting 10th season yesterday, marked by Royal Caribbean International's superliner Radiance of the Seas sailing into the sparkling blue waters of Sydney Harbour. This will be the first of the company's fleet of ships to return to Australian shores for Royal Caribbean International's their 10th season based on home soil. Brands across RCL Cruises' portfolio will see various ships headed for Australia, ready to embrace an exciting and jam-packed summer of cruising.
Late last week Adam Armstrong, managing director for RCL Cruises in Australia and New Zealand, said “we’re back – Australia’s beloved Radiance of the Seas pulls into port this weekend, marking the start of an epic 10th birthday season ahead for Royal Caribbean International.”
Royal Caribbean International will have six of their exceptional passenger ships running Australia-based itineraries this summer, offering a range of 97 cruise holidays across them. Ovation of the Seas will be joining Radiance of the Seas, returning for her second (and longest) SuperCruising season to date. Family-favourite ships Explorer of the Seas and Voyager of the Seas or 'The South Pacific Sisters' as they are commonly referred to, will also be joining the fleet here on home soil for the upcoming season.
Celebrity Cruises awarded ship Celebrity Solstice will be making her sixth appearance in Australian waters later this month, sailing into Sydney for the her first sampler cruise in three seasons. Also very exciting for Celebrity was the announcement of overnight port stays this season in Cairns, Melbourne and Sydney, offering guests more opportunity to immerse themselves in these destinations, enjoy the cities at night and get the most from their cruising experience.
Azamara Club Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruise's high-end boutique brand will also be making a return. Azamara Journey is due into Australia's west cost in January, which will see the start of their third season down under, their biggest yet. Planned destinations include Adelaide and Perth, as well as a number of regional ports. To wrap up her 2017/18 season, this ship will make her inaugural World Journey from Sydney to London over 102 nights, 60 ports and 29 countries. What a way to round up a season!
For more details on the upcoming RCL Cruises season, consult the below calendar of events, or contact us on 1300 954 661 now. Our friendly and knowledgeable cruise consultants can help you decide on a cruise line, cruise ship and itinerary. We can also take the stress out of arranging your trip by looking after your cruise booking, travel insurance and any necessary accommodation, tours and flights.
Sun 8 Oct 2017
Radiance of the Seas: Arrival into Sydney – official start of the Australian international cruising season and marks RCI’s 10th season down under
Fri 20 Oct 2017
Celebrity Solstice: Arrival into Sydney to kick off her sixth season. She commences with a two night sampler cruise
Sat 28 Oct 2017
Voyager of the Seas: Arrival into Sydney and commences her 14-night Australia and New Zealand Cruise
Sun 29 Oct 2017
Explorer of the Seas: Arrival into Sydney and commences her 14-night Australia and New Zealand Cruise
Celebrity Solstice: Celebrates her 8th birthday
Thurs 7 Dec 2017
Ovation of the Seas: Arrival into Sydney and commences her 10-night New Zealand Cruise
Sun 21 Jan 2018
Azamara Journey arrives into Sydney, for Azamara’s third Australian season
Wed 7 Mar 2018
Azamara Journey departs Australia for an 18 night Australia and Asia cruise, which kicks off her epic 102-night World Voyage from Sydney to London
Mon 26 Mar 2018
Ovation of the Seas wraps up her Australian season, departing Sydney on a 14 night Asia Repositioning cruise
Mon 16 Apr 2018
Voyager of the Seas: ends 2017-18 Australian season, departing Sydney on a 14 night Asia Repositioning cruise
Wed 11 Apr 2018
Celebrity Solstice: Ends her season, sailing from Sydney to New Zealand, Tahiti and Hawaii on an 18-night cruise
Tues 17 April 2018
Radiance of the Seas: End of season, departing Sydney on a 17-night cruise to Hawaii
Sun 22 Apr 2018
Explorer of the Seas: ends 2017-18 Australian season, departing to Sydney to commence a 22-night cruise to Seattle via Hawaii
Images courtesy of RCI & Instagram.