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Cruises with Royal Caribbean

Boasting some of the most innovative ships at sea, Royal Caribbean offers more than just a cruise. Whether you like adventurous activities or relaxing by the pool, there is something for everyone. From the moment you step onboard until the end of your cruise, all you have to worry about is having the holiday of a lifetime.

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Royal Caribbean: Life on-board

  • Total cruises 1,036
  • Fleet: 23 Ships
  • Destinations: 22

From bow to stern Royal Caribbean are jam-packed with fun for the whole family. From morning until evening there's endless dining, entertainment and activities to be enjoyed, making each vessel the ultimate resort at sea.

Family

Designed with families in mind, Royal Caribbean are experts at making sure that every member of the family has a cruise holiday that they'll remember for a lifetime.

Royal Caribbean Family Staterooms

There are a variety of options for guests to choose from to make sure that everyone gets a good night's sleep. If you are travelling with a baby, your room will be equipped with a cot and supplies. In addition, interconnecting cabins are a great option if you want a little more space, while the junior suites and suites give more space. It's good to keep in mind that during school holidays, interconnecting staterooms may book up quickly so book in advance to avoid any disappointment.

Kids Clubs

Club Age Highlights
Royal Babies 6-18 monthsInteractive activities for babies to enjoy with their parents or caregivers
Royal Tots 18-36 monthsInteractive activities for toddlers to enjoy with their parents or caregivers
Aquanauts3-5 yearsGames, storytelling and fun toys. No parents or caregivers needed
Explorers6-8 yearsScience experiments and art workshops
Voyagers9-11 yearsArts and crafts, science, drama and music
Teen Clubs12-14 & 13-17 yearsDJ Academy and discos

In addition, for those moments when you want to enjoy a special evening as a couple, there is babysitting available for an additional cost.

Dining

The dining onboard Royal Caribbean offers an array of exquisite menus and different options. With something to suit every taste, from the traditional cruise style dining in the main dining room to the more casual venues, there's no chance of anyone going hungry during your cruise. What's more, to make things a little more special, there's a range of speciality restaurants available onboard that offer everything from juicy steaks to Pan-Asian delights and authentic Italian dishes.

Popular Included Restaurants

While they may not be on every ship, these are some of Royal Caribbean's most popular restaurants that are included in the price of your fare:

  • Windjammer- a popular restaurant offering cuisine from around the world
  • El Loco Fresh- a taste of Mexico wherever in the world you are
  • Splashaway Café- ideally located near to the pool area so you don't have to stray far for a quick bite
  • Noodle Bar- fresh noodle dishes made right in front of your eyes
  • Main Dining Room- traditional cruise ship dining with multi-course meals and waiter service
  • Sorrento's Pizza- tempting slices of New York-style pizza

Popular Speciality Restaurants

Available for an additional price, these are some of the Royal Caribbean speciality restaurants which guests rave about:

  • Chef's Table- an exclusive dining experience in a small group with a multi-course feast and behind the scenes glimpse of the ship's galley
  • Portside BBQ- bbq grill favourites that will have you wanting to come back again and again
  • Teppanyaki- Japanese cuisine prepared right before your eyes
  • Wonderland- innovative, quirky dishes that will surprise you at every bite
  • Giovanni's- delicious dishes that taste just like they do in Italy

Drinks and dining packages

To make things a little easier (and to enjoy some great value for money) guests can buy drinks and dining packages.

Package Price What's Included
3 Restaurant PackageStarting from $75Great savings on three speciality restaurants
Unlimited Dining PackageFrom $24-29 per person per dayVisit multiple speciality restaurants and enjoy huge savings on bottles of wine
Deluxe Beverage Package$63-70 per dayUnlimited fountain soda, bottled water, coffee and tea, fresh juices, cocktails, spirits, liquor, beer and wine by the glass
Refreshment Package$29.00 per dayFountain soda, Coca-Cola Freestyle drinks, mocktails, bottled water, fresh juice, coffee and tea
Classic Soda Package$12.99 per dayFountain soda and Coca-Cola Freestyle drinks
Water Bottle Packagen/a12 or 24 bottles of water delivered to your room

Entertainment

Once evening falls, each Royal Caribbean ship lights up with entertainment. From laidback drinks at a bar to live shows or dancing until the early hours, there's a venue for everyone.

Live entertainment

If you love to watch live entertainment, Royal Caribbean is the cruise line for you. Head to the theatre for award-winning musical productions, such as Mamma Mia, as well as interactive game shows, acrobatic performances and more, while some ships even feature an impressive AquaTheater and ice-skating shows. In addition, across many of the bars and lounges, guests will be treated to live music and piano music, as well as the chance to try their hand at a little karaoke.

Bars and lounges

From lively spots with dance floors that will have you showing off your best moves to English-style pubs and more relaxed lounge areas, grab a drink and spend your night however you want during your cruise. Some of the fleet's most popular venues are:

  • Schooner Bar
  • Boleros
  • North Star Bar
  • Bionic Bar
  • English Pub
  • Playmakers Sports Bar

In addition, if you're looking for something a little different, why not try your luck at the casino? Complete with games tables and slot machines, this may just be your opportunity to hit the jackpot and win big.

Recreation

When you're not on memorable shore excursions at the incredible destinations you get to visit during your cruise, your time spent on the ship can be just as special. With so much to see and do on each vessel, guests are truly spoilt for choice when it comes to onboard entertainment.

During any cruise, the pool deck is often one of the most popular spots, and with Royal Caribbean this is no different. Each ship has large pools where guests can either jump in and enjoy the refreshing waters or hang back on the side and lay back on one of the many sun loungers. Meanwhile, younger kids can enjoy the splash park, while the waterpark is also a big hit amongst anyone looking for a bit of a thrill. For those guests that do like to stay active during their cruise, there are plenty of activities to choose from. Facilities do vary across ships, however here are some of Royal Caribbean's most popular features:

  • Flowrider surf simulator
  • Ripcord by Ifly skydiving
  • Zipline
  • Rock-climbing wall
  • Bumper Cars
  • Laser Tag
  • Escape Room
  • SkyPad trampolines with VR goggles
  • Ice-skating rink
  • Gym
  • Sports courts

Alternatively, for those moments when you want to simply sit back and relax, there are more than enough ways to do just this. Boasting bars and lounges throughout the ship, you're bound to find a quiet corner to take some time out (with a drink in hand if you want!), while there is lots to explore inside, including the impressive atrium and shops where you can pick up a holiday treat. However, if you want to take your relaxation to the next level, each ship has a luxurious spa where you can allow yourself a pampering session at the hands of experienced professionals.

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Royal Caribbean Ships

From smaller, more intimate ships in the Vision and Radiance classes to the larger, resort-like ships in the Freedom and Oasis classes, you're sure to sail in style and comfort with Royal Caribbean impressive fleet.

Royal Caribbean ship classes explained

  • Vision A more traditional cruise feel while featuring many of the cruise line's most exciting features.

  • Radiance Smaller ships with a relaxing onboard experience combined with unforgettable itineraries.

  • Freedom Big ship cruising with plenty of dining and entertainment options.

  • Voyager Budget-friendly, activity-packed cruise ships.

  • Quantum State-of-the-art dining, entertainment and activities for guests of all ages.

  • Oasis True Royal Caribbean innovation such as a bionic bar, zipline and ice skating rink.

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Royal Caribbean Covid-19 safety measures

Vaccination and Testing Requirements

Vaccination Policy

Guests over the age of 18 must be able to provide evidence at the cruise terminal that they are fully-vaccinated at least 14 days prior to sailing. Evidence can be given through the NHS app or a valid vaccine status letter or certificate. Guests younger than 18 don’t need to be vaccinated — but if they are, they can follow the testing guidance for fully vaccinated guests. In addition, all crew onboard Anthem of the Seas will be fully vaccinated.

US Sailings

All guests 12 and older must be fully vaccinated at least 14 days before sailing.


Covid-19 Testing

All guests living in the UK must bring a negative result of a PCR test for COVID-19 taken within 3 days of sailing. The tests are complimentary and provided by Royal Caribbean. Guests under the age of 2 have no testing requirement.

Further detail around requirements specific to your cruise will be provided to you prior to departure and can be checked on the cruise line pages here.

US Sailings

Pre-Cruise: All guests 2 years and older must present a negative PCR or antigen test result. For vaccinated guests ages 12 and over the test must be taken no more than 2 days prior to sailing. For unvaccinated children ages 2 to 11, the test must be taken no more than 3 days prior to sailing but not on boarding day. No testing required for guests under age 2. Pre-cruise testing costs and scheduling are the guest's responsibility.

Embarkation Day: Unvaccinated guests ages 2 to 11 will take a complimentary PCR test for COVID-19 during check-in. Registration details will be sent via email in advance.

Onboard: Unvaccinated guests ages 2 to 11 will take a complimentary antigen test prior to debarking. Depending on sailing length, there may be additional testing. Registration details will be provided onboard.

Please see the itinerary page for exact details that apply to your sailing.

Health and Safety Procedures

Crew

To keep guests and crew safe, all crew will be vaccinated against coronavirus before sailing.

Medical

Enhanced medical facilities onboard Royal Caribbean ships will include more medical staff, more critical care beds and state-of-the art equipment. Medical evaluations and rapid testing will take place immediately should anyone onboard show symptoms of coronavirus.

Onboard

Through the use of hospital-grade disinfectants and detergents, and more frequent cleaning of frequently touched surfaces, Royal Caribbean will ensure high standards of sanitation onboard. What's more, thanks to the cruise line's state-of-the-art air filtration systems, 100% fresh ocean air is continuously supplied to all indoor areas.

Excursions and Going Ashore

Royal Caribbean are working with ports of call to ensure that protocols are followed on shore excursions, and at this time it is not expected that guests will have to book to ashore. However, guests are encouraged to book a curated shore excursion. Masks must be worn ashore in line with local guidance and tour operators will advise when this is the case.

Anthem of the Seas

For Anthem of the Seas sailings departing on or after 15th August 2021, vaccinated guests no longer require shore excursions booked through Royal Caribbean to disembark at ports of call and can visit the port freely. Travel parties with unvaccinated guests that wish to go ashore must still purchase a local tour through Royal Caribbean, including parents traveling with unvaccinated children. Alternatively, vaccinated parents wishing to go ashore can reserve a spot for their unvaccinated children with the youth centre’s childminding service.

US Sailings

Families traveling with unvaccinated kids are required to purchase a tour through Royal Caribbean to go ashore (except at their private destination, Perfect Day at CocoCay).

Please see the itinerary page for exact details that apply to your sailing.

Passport and Insurance Requirements

Insurance

Guests must have travel insurance which covers their cruise, including any pre-existing medical conditions.

Passports

Even for sailings which do not leave British waters, all guests must have a valid passport to travel.

Please see the itinerary page for exact details that apply to your sailing.

Cancellations and FCC Vouchers

Cancelled Cruises

Royal Caribbean are extending their British isles itineraries. This means that sailings on 23rd September and 20th and 30th October 2021 onboard Anthem of the Seas are cancelled. UK residents are unable to sail onboard Harmony of the Seas on 15th, 22nd and 29th August 2021 due to travel restrictions in Italy.

The following ships will return to the seas on the following dates below:

  • Allure of the Seas- 8th August 2021. Allure of the Seas departures from Barcelona and Rome from April 2022 will be replaced by Wonder of the Seas.
  • Harmony of the Seas- 15th August 2021
  • Independence of the Seas- 15th August 2021
  • Mariner of the Seas- 23rd August 2021
  • Navigator of the Seas- 19th November 2021
  • Ovation of the Seas- 13th August 2021
  • Symphony of the Seas- 14th August 2021
  • Oasis of the Seas- 5th September 2021
  • Liberty of the Seas- 3rd October 2021
  • Explorer of the Seas- 19th November 2021
  • Grandeur of the Seas- 5th December 2021
  • Brilliance of the Seas- 16th December 2021
  • Enchantment of the Seas- 23rd December 2021
  • Vision of the Seas- 24th January 2022
  • Voyager of the Seas- 15th April 2022
  • Radiance of the Seas- 29th April 2022
  • Rhapsody of the Seas 23rd May 2022

For ships to return on the above dates, the following cancellations are in place:

  • Voyager of the Seas through March 2022
  • Quantum of the Seas Australia season from 30th October 2021 through 26th April 2022 as this ship will remain in Singapore.
  • Serenade of the Seas sailings from Sydney through 27th February 2022
  • Ovation of the Seas cruises from Sydney through 10th April 2022
  • Brilliance of the Seas Tampa departures from 4th September 2021 through 25th April 2022
  • Enchantment of the Seas Baltimore departures from 4th September through 11th December 2021
  • Explorer of the Seas sailing from San Juan on 31st October 2021
  • Liberty of the Seas from Galveston on 26th September 2021
  • Radiance of the Seas departing from Miami from 13th October 2021 through 10th April 2022
  • Rhapsody of the Seas departures from Tampa from 26th February through 16th April 2022
  • Vision of the Seas from San Juan from 5th September 2021 through 14th January 2022

If affected, we will be in touch soon with details on your options.

Future Cruise Credit

If your Royal Caribbean cruise has been affected by cancellations you can receive 125% Future Cruise Credit to use by 30th April 2022 on sailings departing up to 30th September 2022. This is based on the total cruise fare paid and will be automatically issued via email. Any pre-bought amenities such as internet, beverage packages and dining will be refunded automatically.

These offers apply only to the cruise element of bookings where PlanetCruise.com are the tour operator of the holiday.

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Flexible Booking Terms


For Royal Caribbean bookings made by 31st October 2021 sailing before 30th April 2022, guests may cancel their cruise up to 48 hours prior to sailing and receive a 100% future cruise credit for the balance of deposit paid or the applicable cruise fare cancellation fees. The future cruise credit can be used on departures up until 30th September 2022.

T&Cs apply - please see the itinerary page for details


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