- Find Cruise & Flights
- Description >>
- Ships >>
- Further Info >>
- Cruises >>
Royal Caribbean Cruises’ diverse fleet of 23 ships (three of these sail from Southampton and Harwich), range from medium-sized to two of the biggest ships in the world. Sailing to 272 amazing destinations around the world, be prepared to have a cruise holiday of a life time, on-board their incredible cruise ships.
Highlights of inclusions:
Meals taken in the complimentary restaurants
Complimentary entertainment / activities
Youth and teens programmes
Personal cabin steward
*charge applies after midnight
|Launched:||18th November 2001|
One of Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Voyager Class, Adventures of the Seas has been enhanced to incorporate the cruise operator’s signature features. The rock climbing wall and ice skating rink, first pioneered on this cruise ship have been joined by Giovanni’s Table - delicious Italian cuisine, and an outdoor movie screen – relax around the pool as you catch the latest release or sporting event. Depart Southampton for your Mediterranean cruise and northern Europe cruise.
|Launched:||5th December 2010|
The second ship in Royal Caribbean Cruises’, this spectacular cruise ship has a multitude of facilities. From surfing on FlowRider or shooting down the Zipline, hanging out with Shrek and his movie star buddies to catching a Broadway show at the spectacular Aqua Theatre. With delicious dining options and a range of staterooms, let the Allure of the Seas guide you on a Caribbean cruise or transatlantic cruise. Mediterranean cruises will also be available from summer 2015.
|Launched:||1st April 2015|
The second ship in Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Quantum Class, this cruise ship promises ground-breaking facilities - a skydiving simulator where you literally are flying, board the North Star capsule and take in the sights as you ‘hang’ above the ship. Dynamic Dining’s total flexibility replaces set dinner times and formal nights of old, while newly-designed and spacious rooms are available across all staterooms. Launching in 2015, be one of the first to sail from the UK on her Mediterranean cruise.
|Launched:||15th July 2002|
The Brilliance of the Seas has recently undergone a renewal programme and now offers Royal Caribbean Cruise’s signature features. Enjoy enhanced dining with five new restaurants and stunning views through glass lifts and floor to ceiling windows. Rock climbing, relaxing under the glass roof of the solarium or dancing the night away are just some of this vessel’s amusements. Part of Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Radiance Class, this ship specialises in Caribbean cruises.
|Launched:||25th June 1990|
On Empress of the Seas®, that “you only live once” philosophy means just a few days are packed with moments that count. Seek further, unwind like you mean it, and do it all your own way. With fast and early boarding, dining what you want when you want it, and longer stays in port. Enjoy a sunset on every cruise and decadent Sunday brunch with a complimentary Mimosa or Bloody Mary every day of the week. And the party does not stop onboard. Every night is Saturday, with live music, amazing entertainment, and dancing the night away at Boleros Latin lounge.
|Launched:||13th July 1997|
This cruise ship is packed with high-octane activities, from bungee trampolines to scaling rock climbing walls. Alternatively slow it right down with a revitalising spa treatment session or relax and top up your tan in the solarium. The Adventure Ocean Youth programme and Optix Teen Centre are fun-filled past times for the kids. One of Royal Caribbean Cruise’s Vision Class ships, Enchantment of the Seas offers fabulous Caribbean cruise.
|Launched:||28th October 2000|
Part of Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Voyager Class, Explorer of the Seas has recently undergone a re-fit, new services include the thrilling FlowRider and the awesome 3D movie theatre, these are in addition to the signature poolside movie screen, climbing wall and ice rink fantastic West End-style show. With sailings from Southampton starting in 2015 cruise holidays to the Canary Islands, Palme de Mallorca, the Azores and Morocco, are that much closer to home.
|Launched:||11th May 2006|
The first ship in Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Freedom Class, she boasts an array of creative activities. Be daring and launch down the Zipline, conquer the climbing wall and float on the amazing ice rink, or slow it down with a spa session and a leisurely browse through the boutiques and art gallery. Shrek and his move star buddies will delight the little ones as they roam the ship. A fantastic venue for your Caribbean cruise and a transatlantic cruise.
|Launched:||14th December 1996|
The Grandeur of the Seas just got, well, even more grand with a recent multi-million dollar make-over. New dining and bar options include the exclusive and intimate Chef’s Table and the R Bar, with its tasty cocktails and surprise performances. The spectacular aerial acrobatics available at the Centrum will enthral one and all. One of Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Vision Class, choose between her Caribbean cruises or North America cruise holidays.
|Launched:||st April 2016|
Experience Harmony of the Seas®— the third of it's kind to join the groundbreaking Oasis class of ships. Harmony of the Seas® will feature the cruise line's seven distinct neighborhoods for which Oasis class is known, and will offer the most amazing collection of experiences, amenities and activities at sea. Guests can test their mettle on the ship's three multi-story waterslides all of which twist and turn over Central Park, then let imaginations soar in the Youth Zone—the largest kids' area at sea. Harmony will also feature a new Bionic Bar on the Royal Promenade, first introduced aboard Quantum of the Seas® and featuring robot bartenders. Interior accommodations also will be outfitted with Royal Caribbean's exclusive Virtual Balconies which offer beautiful views in every stateroom. Additionally, guests onboard will enjoy RFID technology with Royal WOWBands that provide them access to their staterooms as well as make onboard purchases and reservations. Like her sisters, Harmony will also feature the fastest internet connection at sea.
|Launched:||2nd May 2008|
One of Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Freedom Class ships, this cruise ship has recently been re-fitted and now boasts many of the cruise operator’s signature features. Catch a wave on the FlowRider surf simulator, conquer the climbing wall, or throw a punch in the boxing ring. Indulge in a spa session or relax in one of the ‘hanging’ whirlpools. The Independence of the Seas specialises in Caribbean cruises and regular sailings from Southampton to Europe.
|Launched:||8th May 2004|
The last ship in Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Radiance Class, the Jewel of the Seas offers sophistication, with its gracefully curved staircase and domed ceilings. Dining options range from the casual sea view café to whodunit dramatics at the Mystery Dinner Theatre. While the stylish and comfortable staterooms are a delightful place to rest your head. Fun activities and entertainment for the young and the young at heart will enthral you on your Caribbean cruise.
|Launched:||16th May 1995|
The last ship in Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Vision Class, this stylish ship offers floor to ceiling windows – perfect for viewing the vast ocean or amazing destinations on your cruise holiday. Legend of the Seas delivers a fantastic range of facilities – contemporary and comfortable state rooms; day activities such as a rock climbing wall, mini golf course, solarium and galleries. The night lights up with spectacular West End–style productions, vibrant bars and a jamming nightclub.
|Launched:||19th May 2007|
Part of Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Freedom Class, this cruise ship specialises in transatlantic and Caribbean cruises. Liberty of the Seas has a good range of staterooms, from the modest to the luxurious; whilst the mouth-watering dining options will satisfy all palates. Fun-filled activities include the fantastic H2O water park, a climbing wall, surf simulator and ice skating rink. The kids are kept busy as they meet and dine with Shrek and his movie star buddies.
|Launched:||26th April 1992|
Part of Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Sovereign Class, you will find plenty to do on this fantastic cruise ship. These range from scaling a rock wall, testing your handicap at golf, relaxing spa treatments or browsing the boutiques. In the evening chill in one of the lively bars or simply dance the night away. This cruise ship specialises in mini cruises to the Bahamas – perfect for first-time cruisers and those seeking an exotic long weekend.
|Launched:||16th November 2003|
The last vessel in Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Voyager Class, the Mariner of the Seas has a multitude of activities and entertainment to keep you engaged. Fill your days with rock climbing expeditions, ice skating, shopping trips and spa sessions. At night enjoy mouth-watering cuisine, relax in the lounges with new-found friends, watch a spectacular musical or dance the night. Just remember to go ashore and explore the exotic destinations on your Asia cruise holiday.
|Launched:||14th December 2002|
Part of Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Voyager Class, this cruise ship offers excellent service and comfort as you journey on your Caribbean cruise. The ice skating rink, in-line skating track and miniature golf course are fun family-time entertainment. For time apart, the kids can revel in their exclusive Adventure Ocean Youth area. Whilst mum and dad can relax in the solarium, view the art collection or search for a bargain in the promenade shops.
|Launched:||5th December 2009|
The namesake of Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Oasis Class, the world’s largest cruise ship boasts seven ‘neighbourhoods’ bursting with fun and innovative things to see and do - FlowRider surf board simulator, Zipline and rock wall will tempt thrill seekers, Central Park’s real trees and the amphitheatre-style Aqua Theatre are ‘first ever’ at sea, plus the kids get to meet Shrek and other characters with the DreamWorks Experience. Specialising in Caribbean cruises, departures from Southampton start October 2014.
|Launched:||14th April 2016|
Forget everything you know about life at sea. Our Quantum Class ships are like nothing you’ve ever experienced and our newest creation, Ovation of the Seas, is no exception. Ovation of the Seas will introduce a new set of first-at-sea experiences to Australia including the Ripcord by iFLY, a heart-pounding skydiving experience; North Star, a thrilling adventure that will transport guests as high as the Sydney Harbour Bridge; cutting-edge transformative venues including SeaPlex, the largest indoor sports and entertainment complex at sea with bumper cars, a circus school and more; Two70 an immersive, multimedia entertainment venue complete with dancing Roboscreens; and the robotic Bionic Bar. Ovation has also reimagined dining onboard with the choice of 18 unique restaurant concepts, including Jamie’s Italian, Michael’s Genuine Pub, the enchanting Wonderland and Royal Caribbean favourites including Chops Grille steakhouse and Izumi Japanese.
Technology has been amped up on Ovation of the Seas with high speed internet offering more bandwidth so guests can connect and stream as quickly as they would onshore, while the Royal iQ app makes keeping track of your onboard schedule simple with all bookings and cruise details stored and updated automatically.
This isn’t your average holiday, it is your next great adventure.
|Launched:||1st November 2014|
The namesake of Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Quantum Class, this amazing cruise ship promises exciting innovations and fantastic Caribbean cruise holidays. Ground-breaking on-board facilities include a skydiving simulator where you literally are flying, board the North Star capsule and take in the sights as you ‘hang’ above the ship. Dynamic Dining’s total flexibility replaces set dinner times and formal nights of old, whilst newly-designed and spacious rooms are available across all staterooms.
|Launched:||7th April 2001|
The namesake of Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Radiance Class, this cruise ship boasts panoramic views with an abundance of glass features, from the glass-enclosed atrium to the floor to ceiling windows – ideal for your breath-taking Alaska cruise. Recently refurbished, the Radiance of the Seas now offers exclusive VIP guest lounges, a fabulous poolside movie screen and enhanced dining experience with the introduction of new eateries. The little ones also benefit with a brand new Royal Babies & Tots Nursery.
|Launched:||19th May 1997|
Newly refurbished, Rhapsody of the Seas offers Royal Caribbean Cruises’ signature features. Enjoy the expanded dining options with three new restaurants. The stylish staterooms now have flat-screen TV’s. Whilst evening entertainment has received a boost with the vibrant R Cocktail Bar. A member of Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Vision Class, this cruise ship exudes a light and airy ambience, thanks to the glass canopies and floor to sailing windows. This ship is a perfect setting for your luxury world cruise.
|Launched:||25th August 2003|
A mid-sized ship, Serenade of the Seas is a good choice for all travellers. Facilities include delicious dining choices; stylish staterooms; an extensive choice of activities, from the energetic climbing wall and basketball games to the serene solarium and spa treatments. Part of Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Radiance Class, this cruise ship boasts panoramic views with the abundance of glass features, from the glass lifts to the floor to ceiling windows – ideal for your breath-taking Caribbean cruise and Mediterranean cruise.
|Launched:||st December 2019|
Just when you thought Royal Caribbean new ships couldn’t get any better, here comes Spectrum of the Seas® with a great big splash. The very first ship in our Quantum Ultra Class and set to cast off in 2019, this magnificent marvel will you have you on the edge of your seat.
Following in the waves made by our show-stopping Quantum Class ships, Spectrum of the Seas® has all the features you love… and then some. Right now, we’re busy getting Spectrum of the Seas® ready for her big debut in Asia – which is where she’ll call home – and we can already tell she’s going to be an extraordinary hit.
|Launched:||31st March 1996|
A member of Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Vision Class, Splendour of the Seas boasts breathtaking views through the endless walls of glass – perfect for enjoying your picturesque South America and Mediterranean cruise. After major renovations this cruise ship has emerged with a host of new facilities – a relaxing poolside movie screen, the vibrant Centrum with acrobats and aerialists soaring five storeys high, five new delicious eateries and a lively nightclub to dance the night away.
|Launched:||1st April 2018|
The innovative Symphony of the Seas℠ will be packed full of all the exciting onboard activities, entertainment and dining choices as well as revolutionary new firsts at sea guaranteed to make your cruise holiday truly extraordinary.
|Launched:||2nd May 1998|
The namesake of Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Vision Class and offering luxury world cruises, this ship was newly renovated to feature the cruise operator’s trademark offerings. Kids of all ages will love the exclusive Adventure Ocean Youth programme and the cool Teen Centre. Adult amusements include the open-roofed solarium and art galleries. Families can come together with an energetic rock-climbing escapade or catch a film at the poolside movie screen.
|Launched:||21st November 1999|
The namesake of Royal Caribbean Cruise’s Voyager Class, Voyager of the Seas offers an excellent range of services. In-line skating, conquering the rock wall or testing your skills on the basket ball court will appeal to the energetic. More leisurely pursuits include soothing spa sessions or perusing the Royal Promenade boutiques. The kids will love their exclusive Adventure Ocean Youth – no adults allowed. This cruise ship is a great setting for your luxury world cruise.
After a day of exploring the world, its exotic cuisine and interesting cultures, there's nothing better than returning to the comfort of your private stateroom. They have designed every one of there staterooms to be a comfortable, relaxing place for you to rest after your adventures. The staterooms vary by ship, but every room offers a television, telephone, en-suite facilities, shower, vanity area and even a hairdryer.
Suites offer more room, comfort and luxury. Most come with a private balcony and all include standard features. Some suites even include complimentary concierge service, which includes access to a private lounge as well as personalised service to help with making reservations or other arrangements. Suites are a great way to travel in style and give your family more space, while keeping everyone together. Royal Family Suite can accommodate up to eight people.
Imagine opening your balcony door to see a new and breathtaking part of the world each morning. A stateroom with a balcony is a great way to make your cruise adventure even more memorable and truly take in your destination.
Ocean View Stateroom
Spend the day exploring the world, then come back to your room and don't miss a thing. Take in the spectacular sights and enjoy the beautiful ocean view from the window in your stateroom. All Ocean View Staterooms have two twin beds, which can convert into a queen size double bed, vanity area and en-suite facilities.
Relax in all the comfort of the interior staterooms. These well appointed rooms are excellent value. For an interior room with a view, there are our Promenade staterooms, available on all Voyager Family ships. They offer all the features of a standard stateroom, plus a bowed window overlooking the Royal Promenade.
Whether you want to scale the heights of the rock climbing wall, enjoy a round on the miniature golf course, slip some blades on and take a spin on the world's first ever ice rink at sea, or simply relax and soak up the sun - with Royal Caribbean the time is yours to do as you please.
Perhaps you'll indulge in a little shopping along the fabulous Royal Promenade. Or on the other hand, if your idea of physical exertion is simply turning the next page of your favourite book, our Solarium is the perfect place to relax and unwind.
Choose to enjoy a drink by the pool, slip into a relaxing whirlpool, take a leisurely stroll around the deck or discover the rejuvenating pleasures of a relaxing massage, a soothing spa or a seaweed wrap in the largest sea-based health and fitness centre - the magnificent ShipShape® Centre.
With so much choice, you'll find deciding what to do can be an activity in itself.
For kids, there can be no greater adventure than sailing the high seas. And to make it even more special, they created an Adventure Ocean® Youth Programme, specifically designed to entertain children from 6 months to 17 years with an exciting range of fun and educational supervised activities. There's even the added excitement of Adventure Beach - an area especially for families to enjoy together, with a swimming pool and water slide, it's loads of fun!
Adventure Ocean® is specially designed to blend educational activities with just plain fun. Every cruise is different. But one thing never changes: your child will get to learn about local customs, do cool science experiments, and make great new friends.
Family holidays will never be the same again. With Adventure Ocean®, you can do activities as a family, plus parents get some free time to themselves - and children get some time to have their kind of fun. That includes special children-only meals, a TV station with channels just for children, lots of great play areas and even a nightclub for teens. Royal Caribbean cruises are designed to bring families closer together and for everyone to have the time of their life!
To participate in group activities, children must be potty-trained. No pull-ups or nappies, please.
Who is it for?
Adventure Ocean® is a free programme, open to all guests aged 6 months - 17 years. Children are cared for by age: 6 - 18 months, 18 - 36 months, 3 to 5; 6 to 8; 9 to 11; 12 to 14; and 15 to 17 years. If your child wants to join a different age group, they must participate in one day-activity session and one night-activity session with their proper age group first. The Adventure Ocean® Manager and youth staff will then make the decision based on their maturity level.
The People Behind the Programme
Each Adventure Ocean® staff member holds a college degree in education, recreation or a related field, from an accredited college or university, or has qualified equivalent experience in working with children aged 6 months - 17 years.
All are fully trained and certified in children's first aid and have an extensive background in working with groups of children. So relax as your children are in safe hands.
Eat, Drink and Be Merry
For our youngest guests, they offer a children's menu featuring all their favourites: pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, peanut butter, and macaroni cheese. Kids have their own drinks programmes too. The Unlimited Soda Package lets them purchase a fountain soda/juice package so they can enjoy as many fountain sodas and juices as they want.
On selected nights, the youth staff host dinners in our specialty restaurants. It's a great opportunity for children to eat with other kids and for parents to enjoy a meal alone.
Adventure Ocean® Coupons
All children who participate in Adventure Ocean® will have the opportunity to earn up to three Adventure Ocean® coupons a day by attending the activities. At the end of the cruise, they can trade them in for really cool prizes.
The idea of Adventure Family is for children and their parents to get together and participate in fun onboard activities like ice-skating and karaoke, as well as beach games that are played shore side. It's a great way for the entire family to have fun.
Time for Mum and Dad
As a holiday for the whole family, Royal Caribbean also provides quiet time for mum and dad. That can be during the day, while the children are at their own Adventure Ocean® Programme, or at night, while the children are with babysitters.
For older children, they offer group sitting in the Late Night Party Zone. The service is offered from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. in our youth facilities and children must be at least three years of age. The rate is $5 USD an hour per child.
For younger children, they also offer individual sitting in your stateroom from 8 a.m until 2 a.m. Children must be at least one year old. Rates are generally between $8 and $10 USD an hour, depending on the number of children in your family. Payments must be made in cash. They require 24 hours advance notice and the guests can confirm the service with Guest Relations upon boarding.
On Board Experience
From sunrise to sunset and around every corner, there's something exciting for you to do on a Royal Caribbean holiday. On board, try the rock-climbing wall, or how about a workout or a relaxing massage?
Better yet, try your luck in the casino, attend an art auction, or dance the night away in a nightclub. There are even supervised activities for kids. And on land, they offer shore excursions for everything from glacier trekking in Alaska to wine tasting in Tuscany. Best of all, every experience is delivered with there unique GOLD Anchor service.
From the tinkling steel-pan sounds of the calypso band that entertain you around the pool, to the lights, costumes and make-up, and the show-stopping numbers in our fabulous West-End style productions, there's a fantastic variety of entertainment for you to enjoy throughout the day and late into the night.
Take in a show, catch up on the latest movies, chill out with some cool jazz or thrill to one of the incredible ice spectaculars. Whatever you choose to enjoy you'll discover an amazing entertainment experience on board.
There's also a host of superb bars and venues to suit your every mood and occasion - from celebrating with a glass of bubbly in the Champagne Bar to sipping a cocktail in the Viking Crown Lounge.
Perhaps you prefer to chance your luck in the Casino Royale. Try your hand at Blackjack or Stud Poker, have a roll of the dice on the craps table or place your chips on the roulette wheel. And after the thrill of the casino, enjoy the excitement of the nightclub to dance away another magical night.
On a Royal Caribbean cruise you'll discover an incredible choice of the finest cuisine and dining options created to satisfy even the most adventurous of tastes. With over 800 waiters available to pander to your every culinary need, you can always enjoy award-winning cuisine and world-class quality of food and service.
ShipShape® healthy menus offer low fat, low cholesterol options, vegetarian menu choices, ethnic and regional specialities, as well as the more traditional cuisine and an extensive selection of wines. Refreshments are available day and night - choose from formal dining in an elegant restaurant, to open-seating dinners and alfresco dining, to fast food, afternoon teas and ice cream in the Windjammer Cafe.
Room service is available and even private dining in our speciality restaurants can be pre-booked with a simple reservation. Enjoy the perfect steak in the Chops Grille or the atmospheric surroundings of Portofino, our intimate Italian restaurant. Please note: a cover charge applies to dining in speciality restaurants.