Royal Caribbean Opens New Caribbean Vacations, Including Icon of the Seas, Head to The Tropics from Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico

Royal Caribbean International  (logo)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 (Nov. 15, 2023), 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 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.

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.

Icon of the Seas – From Miami
The first-of-its-kind combination of the best of every vacation is back with an encore lineup of the 7-night eastern and western Caribbean adventures that have sparked record-setting bookings for Royal Caribbean. Every vacation features a visit to Perfect Day at CocoCay, alongside new destinations for Icon, such as Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Labadee, Haiti; as well as highlights like Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico; Roatan, Honduras; and Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas.

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.

Oasis of the Seas – From Fort Lauderdale
The original game-changer heads for the eastern, western and southern Caribbean on 6- and 8-night vacations. Vacationers can set their sights on the tropical shores of Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan; Royal Caribbean’s two private destinations: Labadee and Perfect Day at CocoCay; and more. For the winter, there are alternating southern and western Caribbean getaways to locales like Falmouth, Jamaica; Willemstad, Curacao; and Oranjestad, Aruba.

Harmony of the Seas – From Galveston
In a bold return to the Lone Star State, at the world’s and Royal Caribbean’s first zero-energy terminal, the 6- to 8-night getaways will visit the western Caribbean and The Bahamas every week. It’s island hopping to the max, and adventurers can escape to the idyllic beaches and waters of destinations like the award-winning Perfect Day at CocoCay, Costa Maya, Cozumel, Roatan, and Nassau, The Bahamas.

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.

Adventure of the Seas – From Orlando (Port Canaveral)
Vacationers can have their pick of 6- and 8-night vacations to the southern, eastern or western Caribbean and The Bahamas. The lineup includes Caribbean gems like Charlotte Amalie, Puerto Plata, San Juan, St. Croix, Perfect Day at CocoCay, Labadee, and more.

Independence of the Seas – From Miami
For the winter season, the 7-night adventures line up a combination of destinations in the western and eastern Caribbean. Travelers will head to the sun-soaked shores of locales like Charlotte Amalie, Cozumel, Falmouth; George Town, Cayman Islands; San Juan, and Perfect Day at CocoCay.

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.

Rhapsody of the Seas – From San Juan & Tampa
Calling San Juan home for the summer, Rhapsody makes its way to the southern Caribbean for 7-night adventures. The natural beauty and shores of isles await, including Bridgetown, Barbados; Castries; St. Johns; and Roseau, Dominica. Travelers can also choose from a different lineup in the winter, with 6- to 8-night Western Caribbean vacations from Tampa to the likes of Belize City, Belize; Costa Maya, Cozumel, George Town, and Roatan.

Grandeur of the Seas – From Tampa
The vacations in store include 7-night getaways to the western Caribbean and The Bahamas during the winter. Travelers can set their sights on exploring culture-rich destinations like Belize City, Costa Maya, Cozumel, Perfect Day at CocoCay and Roatan.

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.

(Royal Caribbean Opens New Caribbean Vacations, Including Icon of the Seas, Head to The Tropics from Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico – Royal Caribbean International)



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