Royal Caribbean Announces 2014/15 Australian Deployment

In the 2014-15 cruise season, Royal Caribbean will deploy 3 ships to sail the waters of Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific. The Voyager of the Seas, Radiance of the Seas and Rhapsody of the Seas will sail from Sydney, Australia on two- to 17-night itineraries throughout Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific.

royal logoThe itineraries of the ships will have the Radiance of the Seas offering two pairs of circumnavigation cruises, comprising a 16-night northern coast sailing from Sydney to Fremantle, and a 17-night southerly return sailing to Sydney via New Zealand. Rhapsody of the Seas also will sail four Queensland cruises throughout the season, which will call on destinations on Australia’s northeast coast, including an overnight at Cairns and a call at Airlie Beach, which is a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. The Voyager of the Seas will sail a variety of cruises extending from 9 nights to 13, sailing to both New Zealand and the South Pacific islands.

According to Royal Caribbean, these three ships are freshly revitalized and “will offer [Royal Caribbean guests] the widest range of onboard dining options, breathtaking entertainment and exclusive amenities that deliver the most contemporary vacation experience in the region.”

The deployment of these three Royal Caribbean ships is the largest Royal Caribbean deployment to Australia in their history. This also represents a significant increase of staterooms available to the Australian market, which has expanded greatly in the past few years.

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Photos: Royal Caribbean

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Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.