Royal Caribbean International celebrated its return to local waters on Wednesday, with Radiance of the Seas’ first turn in Sydney – marking what is sure to be another extraordinary season for the dream team.

We all know everyone loves cruising and with more than 550 port calls until 25 April 2020, Royal Caribbean has you and your customers covered.

RCI will offer an incredible selection of 86 sailings on five ships during the 2019/2020 local season, boosting the Australian economy by approximately AUD$160 million.

Pretty impressive!

“Our ships truly do offer something for every traveller,”

Gavin Smith, RCL Managing Director


The party

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You can’t have a ship returning to Australian waters ready for a groundbreaking summer season without a lavish party, can you?

The Sydney celebration was attended by more than 110 trade partners, media and RCL team members, who all shared champers, laughs and a passion for cruising!


Royal Carribean season highlights

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Radiance of the Seas returns with 21 South Pacific and New Zealand sailings calling to destinations including Noumea, Mystery Island and Port Vila.

Highlights include a three-night Sampler, an epic 18-night Bottom End itinerary from Fremantle to Sydney as well as six New Zealand getaways taking in the land of the long white cloud.

The bolder-than-ever Voyager of the Seas will offer unforgettable holiday experiences for the whole family and from will call on local favourites including French-flavoured Noumea in New Caledonia, lively Lautoka in Fiji and Pacific gems, Isle of Pines and Mystery Island.

Ovation of the Seas returns to offer guests 21 local sailings – including five incredible New Zealand and South Pacific hybrid holidays, nine New Zealand voyages and new 18 and 19-night journeys between Sydney and Hawaii calling in Papeete, Moorea and Bora Bora in French Polynesia.


Celebrity Cruises season highlights

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Celebrity Solstice returns for her eighth season, offering extraordinary destinations, delicious dining, intuitive service, stunning design and luxurious accommodation.

Holidaymakers can escape to paradise with Celebrity Solstice’s popular Great Barrier Reef itinerary or enjoy three exhilarating South Pacific options, including a 13-night itinerary featuring Fiji.

Guests travelling to New Zealand will embark on a culinary exploration with some of the world’s finest seafood while discovering a seemingly endless buffet of mesmerising sights, stunning landscapes, and extreme experiences.

With more overnight stays and stays 12 hours or longer, Celebrity offers a world filled with possibilities for guests during the 2019/20 season.


Azamara season highlights

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A boutique hotel at sea, Azamara Journey encourages travellers to explore further, with six new ports of call this season; New Plymouth’s Mount Taranaki, Doubtful Sound, Bora Bora, Papeete, Moorea and Rarotonga.

What’s more, with the cruise line’s recent debut of more than 1,700 pre- and post-voyage land programs – the largest selection in the cruise industry – guests can now dive even deeper into the heart of a destination to go beyond the reach of the average tourist experience.