ISLAND HOPPING INTO 2025-26: ROYAL CARIBBEAN OPENS NEW CARIBBEAN VACATIONS
New Hits and All-Time Favorites, Including Icon of the Seas, Head to the Tropics from Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico
MIAMI, Nov. 15, 2023 – Sun-seeking vacationers now have more ways to island hop in the tropics, following the opening of Royal Caribbean International’s 2025-2026 Caribbean vacations. A lineup of seven Royal Caribbean hits and all-time favorites sailing from Florida, Texas or Puerto Rico, including the record-breaking Icon of the Seas in Miami and game-changing 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. Crown & Anchor Society loyalty members can be one of the first to book the new adventures on Royal Caribbean’s website starting today, ahead of the official opening on Thursday, Nov. 16.
Vacationers can escape to the Caribbean and The Bahamas from six popular jumping-off points at any time of the year, including 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 bold 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 of the Seas from both Tampa, Florida, and San Juan, Puerto Rico; as well as Grandeur of the Seas from Tampa round out the newly revealed vacations.
Many of the most memorable coastlines, flavors and adventures are in store. Families and vacationers of all ages can have their pick of picture-perfect 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 marquee 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, a culture-rich local artisans market and even the world’s longest overwater zip line, the destinations have a range of experiences for any vibe and mood.
Highlights of the 2025-2026 Caribbean vacations in store include:
An Encore of Iconic Vacations
The ultimate combination of memory making on land and on board is in store on Icon. There are ways to thrill, chill and everything in between, with six new record-breaking waterslides, seven pools – one for every day of the week – Surfside, the first stay-all-day neighborhood designed for young families; more show-stopping entertainment, live music and experiences for kids, teens, adults and the whole family; 40-plus ways to dine and drink; and more.
Oasis Class Adventures for the Whole Family
The original game-changers, Oasis Class ships feature a lineup of memorable adventures across signature neighborhoods. Popular experiences include the 10-story Ultimate Abyss dry slide, The Perfect Storm trio of waterslides, full-scale entertainment across four stages: air, ice, water and theater; a nine-deck-high zip line, twin FlowRider surf simulators; and a world of flavors across dozens of restaurants, bars and lounges – from an Italian trattoria to an American steakhouse and even the cruise line’s debut barbecue spot, Portside BBQ.
Voyager & Freedom Class Getaways
From one island to the next, vacationers can enjoy the varying lineup of amplified 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. Plus, there’s original entertainment and ways to go out for a night on the town – whether it’s dancing, bar hopping or a movie under the stars on the pool deck.
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.
More ways to see and explore the Caribbean will be revealed in 2024. Vacationers can learn more about new and upcoming adventures by visiting Royal Caribbean’s website.
About Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean International, owned by Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL), has been delivering innovation at sea for more than 50 years. Each successive class of ships is an architectural marvel that features the latest technology and guest experiences for today’s adventurous traveler. The cruise line continues to revolutionize vacations with itineraries to 240 destinations in 61 countries on six continents, including Royal Caribbean’s private island destination in The Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay, the first in the Perfect Day Island Collection. Royal Caribbean has also been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 20 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards.
Media can stay up to date by following @RoyalCaribPR on X and visiting RoyalCaribbeanPressCenter.com. For additional information or to make reservations, vacationers can call their travel advisor; visit RoyalCaribbean.com; or call (800) ROYAL-CARIBBEAN.