Royal Caribbean Cruises
Independence of the Seas Sailing From Southampton in 2025
If you're looking for a holiday you'll never forget, why not opt for an extraordinary cruise aboard Independence of the Seas. On sale now, the incredible 2025 itineraries are sailing from Southampton to a variety of destinations, from the Mediterranean to Northern Europe and beyond!View Cruises
Royal Caribbean's Hideaway Beach
Royal Caribbean's Hideaway Beach, an adults-only beachfront paradise that’s located on Perfect Day at CocoCay offers an abundance of excellent facilities and is opening in January 2024. From the Hideaway Swim-Up Bar, to the Hideaway Cabanas and the Snack Shack, Hideaway Beach has it all.View Cruises
Icon of the Seas
Icon of the Seas is the first in Royal Caribbean's record-breaking Icon-Class of incredible cruise ships sailing from 2024!View Cruises
Wonder of the Seas
Wonder of the Seas set sail in 2022 and offers a wide range of extraordinary amenities, including the AquaTheater, the Music Hall and the popular FlowRider. Click here to find out more about Wonder of the Seas, including its entertainment options, restaurants and more!View Cruises
A Day On Odyssey Of The Seas
Want to know what it's like on board a Royal Caribbean ship? Click the link below to find out what we go up to in a day on Odyssey of the Seas.View Cruises
Royal Caribbean World Cruises 2023/24 On Sale Now
Discover Royal Caribbean's range of incredible world cruises, sailing to a range of different destinations across the globe! The ultimate way to explore the world, Royal Caribbean's World Cruises are truly extraordinary.View Cruises
Royal Suite Class
Make your time onboard select Royal Caribbean ships extra special thanks to the luxury Royal Suite Class, boasting amazing accommodation and exclusive perks. Click the link below to find out more!View Cruises
Packed with kids clubs, flexible dining options and onboard activities that guests of all ages can enjoy, Royal Caribbean are the perfect choice for families looking to get away and make memories together.View Cruises
Enjoy a huge selection of incredible onboard entertainment, including dazzling West End shows, the RipCord®by iFly® skydiving similator, the thrilling Zip Line, the magical AquaTheater and more!View Cruises
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.
Royal Caribbean Cruise Deals
25 August 2024
CYBER WEEK BALCONY SPECIAL! Spain & France from Southampton£831 pp
01 September 2024
CYBER WEEK PRICE DROP! Spain & France from Southampton£685 pp
11 August 2024
CYBER WEEK TOP SELLER! Med Beaches & Cities from Southampton£1,271 pp
10 May 2024
CYBER WEEK BALCONY SPECIAL! Weekend Paris Getaway from Southampton£336 pp
25 July 2025
Black Friday Launch Deal - Spanish Flair from Southampton£912 pp
03 August 2025
Black Friday Launch Deal - Spanish Flair from Southampton£932 pp
05 December 2025
Western Caribbean from Ft. Lauderdale with Miami Beach Stay£1,879 pp
16 January 2026
Western Caribbean from Ft. Lauderdale with Miami Beach Stay£1,879 pp
23 January 2026
Eastern & Western Caribbean Adventure from Miami with Miami Beach Stay£2,679 pp
Royal Caribbean: Life on-board
- Total cruises 2,320
- Fleet: 27 Ships
- Destinations: 29
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.
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.
|Royal Babies||6-18 months||Interactive activities for babies to enjoy with their parents or caregivers|
|Royal Tots||18-36 months||Interactive activities for toddlers to enjoy with their parents or caregivers|
|Aquanauts||3-5 years||Games, storytelling and fun toys. No parents or caregivers needed|
|Explorers||6-8 years||Science experiments and art workshops|
|Voyagers||9-11 years||Arts and crafts, science, drama and music|
|Teen Clubs||12-14 & 13-17 years||DJ 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.
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.
|3 Restaurant Package||Starting from $75||Great savings on three speciality restaurants|
|Unlimited Dining Package||From $24-29 per person per day||Visit multiple speciality restaurants and enjoy huge savings on bottles of wine|
|Deluxe Beverage Package||$63-70 per day||Unlimited fountain soda, bottled water, coffee and tea, fresh juices, cocktails, spirits, liquor, beer and wine by the glass|
|Refreshment Package||$29.00 per day||Fountain soda, Coca-Cola Freestyle drinks, mocktails, bottled water, fresh juice, coffee and tea|
|Classic Soda Package||$12.99 per day||Fountain soda and Coca-Cola Freestyle drinks|
|Water Bottle Package||n/a||12 or 24 bottles of water delivered to your room|
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.
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
- 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.
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
- Rock-climbing wall
- Bumper Cars
- Laser Tag
- Escape Room
- SkyPad trampolines with VR goggles
- Ice-skating rink
- 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.
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
Radiance Smaller ships with a relaxing onboard experience combined with unforgettable itineraries.
Voyager Budget-friendly, activity-packed cruise ships.
Quantum State-of-the-art dining, entertainment and activities for guests of all ages.
Vision A more traditional cruise feel while featuring many of the cruise line's most exciting features.
Freedom Big ship cruising with plenty of dining and entertainment options.
Oasis True Royal Caribbean innovation such as a bionic bar, zipline and ice skating rink.
Brilliance of the Seas
Adventure of the Seas
Anthem of the Seas
Grandeur of the Seas
Jewel of the Seas
Liberty of the Seas
Freedom of the Seas
Icon of the Seas
Navigator of the Seas
Rhapsody of the Seas
Utopia of the Seas
Odyssey of the Seas
Voyager of the Seas
Wonder of the Seas
Vision of the Seas
Explorer of the Seas
Independence of the Seas
Harmony of the Seas
Mariner of the Seas
Quantum of the Seas
Serenade of the Seas
Spectrum of the Seas
Oasis of the Seas
Ovation of the Seas
Radiance of the Seas
Allure of the Seas
Symphony of the Seas
Royal Caribbean Highlights
Perfect Day at CocoCay
Royal Caribbean’s beloved Perfect Day at CocoCay is the ultimate tropical destination. Find out more about it, along with their upcoming private resort, Hideaway Beach, on our blog - 7 Private islands you can get to on a cruise holiday.
Royal Caribbean Loyalty Scheme
Crown and Anchor Society members have their loyalty rewarded with cruise benefits such as discounts, priority check-in, onboard offers and more.
Customer reviews for Royal Caribbean
The ship was all we hoped for. Cabin excellent, food good, the show 'Spectras Cabaret' was awesome, crew spot on all round.
Fantastic 9 night Italy, Greece and Turkey cruise on Royal Carribean Odyssey of the Seas. Amazing ship with such hard working staff. Did not want cruise to end.
The staff cabin and food on the anthem of the seas was all excellent. Couldn't fault any part. The staff are efficient friendly and professional . There is an incredible choice of meals and locations to eat. The entertainment is also excellent - top shows in the evening as good as any London west end production. I definitely would recommend this ship and royal Caribbean as a company.
Very welcoming and helpful staff as ever. Especially the main dining room staff. We requested the same table every night. Shout out to our head waiter Benni, assistant waiter Prathamesh and section manager Arnold who did their utmost to ensure we had a wonderful dining experience. Lots to do on the ship and the entertainment was fantastic, especially The Barricade Boys.
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Royal Caribbean have a fairly relaxed dress code, with only a few rules enforced. These include
- 1. Guests must always wear shoes in all venues
- 2. Swimwear can be worn on the pool decks only
- 3. Tank/strappy tops are not allowed in the main restaurants or speciality restaurants.
Royal Caribbean generally host at least one formal night per cruise, but there could be up to three depending on the length of your sailing. Anyone who loves this classic cruise tradition is welcome to embrace it by wearing formal dress in The Grande, a 1920s-themed venue on the Quantum Class ships.
In the main restaurant, kids will be able to enjoy classic favourites such as pizza, grilled chicken and spaghetti. The buffet also provides a wide range of choices that even the fussiest eaters will love.
Theme nights occasionally take place onboard Royal Caribbean ships. These could be masquerade balls, a 70's night, or of course holidays such as Christmas and Easter. Guests are welcome to get as involved as they wish during these events.
A daily newsletter known as "The Cruise Compass" is delivered to each cabin. This details the events and activities happening on the following day - covering everything from show times and presentations to store discounts and dining options.