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Royal Caribbean in 2024 - A New Year of Exciting Announcements and New Adventures

Perfect Day at CocoCay, Royal Caribbean, The Bahamas
Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean

It is no secret that Royal Caribbean has been rising to the top of the cruise industry in terms of popularity in the past year, and 2024 is on an even better trajectory. Not only are they sailing to some of the most beautiful destinations around the globe, but they are launching two brand new cruise ships, including the biggest cruise ship ever built. Royal is on a mission to outdo themselves as each and every vessel they build is bigger and better than the one before it, creating a buzz that has sent Royal Caribbean fans into a frenzy with anticipation for the year 2024. Let's take a look at what you can expect from Royal Caribbean over the next year.

Incredible Destinations
Perfect Day at CocoCay, Royal Caribbean, The Bahamas
Perfect Day at CocoCay | Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean

Royal has been taking their guests to amazing destinations throughout the globe, and 2024 will be no exception.

CARIBBEAN | Enjoy a tropical paradise in the Caribbean with both eastern and western sailings, most of which will have stops at CocoCay, Royal's private island experience.

EUROPE | For a more refined taste, book a cruise to Europe. Royal will be sailing throughout Europe, with itineraries in the Mediterranean, as well as up north in the British Isles and Scandinavia.

NORTH AMERICA | From the east coast, to Hawaii, to Canada, and Texas, you can visit many of the beautiful locations around the US on a Royal Caribbean ship. Royal is also back sailing to one of the most popular summer cruise destinations of all time- Alaska!

ASIA | Royal will bring their guests to incredible stops from north to south throughout Asia including China, Japan, Thailand, and more!

MEXICO | One of the most popular vacation destinations in the world, Mexico is always an amazing time with Royal Caribbean. You will be able to enjoy relaxing beaches, incredible snorkeling, and historical landmarks all throughout this amazing country.

SOUTH PACIFIC | Enjoy the beautiful clear waters of Fiji, the fjords of New Zealand, or the breathtaking coral reefs of Australia on one of Royal's incredible South Pacific cruises.

Icon of the Seas
Icon of the Seas, Icon Class, Royal Caribbean
Icon of the Seas | Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean

The highly anticipated Icon of the Seas will be making her debut this month, with great excitement. She will be sailing the Caribbean for her inaugural, and will be featuring amazing new venues that have never been seen before.

ACCOMMODATIONS | Icon is debuting several new suite options onboard, including the spectacular Ultimate Family Townhouse, Icon Loft, Sunset Suite, and Surfside Family Neighborhood Suite! These new stateroom categories and all the other suites will be the first to sell out now that the bookings are live! Your Harr Travel advisor can go over all the available suites and staterooms and book the best option for you, your family, or group.

DINING | On Icon there will be enhanced and expanded dining options, including the addition of a new al fresco suite-only restaurant in the Suite Neighborhood!

ENTERTAINMENT | The entertainment onboard Icon will be bigger and better than ever with the new AquaDome! This incredible venue will host a variety of jaw-dropping shows that you won't want to miss.

ACTIVITIES | With an expansive waterpark onboard, and the addition of the Surfside Family Neighborhood, there will be endless amounts of fun to be had for the whole family on Icon.

EXCURSIONS | With stops at some of the most beautiful beach destinations in the world, as well as Perfect Day at CocoCay or Labadee, the port excursions and activities on the Icon are truly incredible and will become lifetime memories for you and your family!

Utopia of the Seas
Pool Deck, Utopia of the Seas, Oasis Class, Royal Caribbean
Pool Deck, Utopia of the Seas | Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean

The last of the Oasis Class ships, Utopia is set to make a splash at her inaugural sailing this summer. Royal has announced it to be the summer of bigger ways to splash, bigger ways to dine, and bigger ways to party with Utopia of the Seas.

ACCOMMODATIONS | There are several new suites and staterooms that will be on Utopia. A new Star Class suite- the Solarium Suite, will be making a debut on the ship. These suites will be located on the wings of the bridge, giving guests the best views on the ship! The Sky Junior Suites, which will be first seen on Icon, will also be on Utopia, a highly anticipated suite by Royal Caribbean fans. Utopia will also feature a stateroom with a brand new square design that can sleep 2 guests, and will be exclusive to the ship.

DINING | There will be new and improved dining experiences on Utopia, including an expanded Giovanni's Italian Kitchen, and expanded Sprinkles Soft Serve. A new food truck with complimentary options will be located on the pool deck, and Izumi will be in Central Park with a new takeout window for quick grab-and-go. There will also be a brand new immersive food experience all about travelling the world through delicious cuisine. The Pesky Parrot, a tiki bar venue onboard, will be opening with tropical themed drinks in a French-Polynesian themed paradise.

ENTERTAINMENT | While we don’t know yet what the shows will be, Royal Caribbean has announced that there will be brand new shows on board the Utopia. They will have a new show in the AquaTheater, a brand new show on Ice, and two new performances in the main theater!

Booking Your Cruise

It is clear the Royal Caribbean will be reaching new heights in 2024 and beyond! Now that you are ready to book a Royal Caribbean vacation, reach out to the experts at Harr Travel. Royal has just opened bookings for 2025-2026, and with a handful of availability for the 2024-2025 season, you will want to talk to a Harr Travel advisor as soon as possible to reserve your cruise vacation of a lifetime today! We know the spaces inside and out and have an incredible relationship with the cruise line. We will craft your dream vacation at an incredible rate, and give you the Harr Travel signature service every step of the way.

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