Royal Caribbean unveils highlights of 2025-26 Northeast and Caribbean sailings

Royal Caribbean International launches Quantum of the Seas, the newest ship in the fleet, in November 2014.


The North Star at sunset
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    New island-hopping holidays are around every corner as Royal Caribbean International has revealed the next in its lineup of 2025-2026 adventures.

    For the summer and winter, seven favourites will cruise from seven U.S. cities in Florida, Northeast, Puerto Rico and Texas on 5- to 12-night holidays. Crown & Anchor Society loyalty members can be the first to book on Royal Caribbean’s website starting today, ahead of the official opening on Thursday, Feb. 15.

    2025-2026 Northeast & Caribbean Highlights

    Bold Quantum Class ExperiencesWith a bold lineup of thrilling experiences and signature adventures that vacationers know and love, Odyssey features experiences for all ages, including the deck-defying RipCord by iFly skydiving simulator, the North Star all-glass observation capsule, and a vibrant resort-style pool deck inspired by the Caribbean. Plus, there are more than 25 restaurants, bars and lounges like Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, Teppanyaki and Wonderland; as well as one-of-a-kind entertainment in high-tech venues like Two70 and the Royal Theater.

    Odyssey of the Seas – From Bayonne

    Odyssey of the Seas – Limassol Cyprus

    Following its second consecutive summer in Europe, Odyssey will call the New York area home once again. Vacationers looking to beat the winter blues can escape on 7-night vacations to The Bahamas, including the top-rated Perfect Day at CocoCay and Nassau, The Bahamas.

    Oasis Class Adventures for the Whole FamilyThe original game-changers, Oasis Class ships feature a combination of ways to make memories 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 more than 40 restaurants, bars and lounges – from American steakhouse Chops Grille to Izumi, with Japanese-inspired flavors and more.

    Symphony of the Seas – From Bayonne and Miami

    Symphony of the Seas.

    This Oasis Class favorite is back in the Northeast for the summer to visit Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida, and Perfect Day at CocoCay ahead of returning to Miami in October 2025. On 7-night eastern and western Caribbean vacations, travelers can island hop from Royal Caribbean’s private destinations, Perfect Day at CocoCay and Labadee; Falmouth, Jamaica; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; and more.

    Freedom Class GetawaysVacationers can enjoy the amplified experiences on Liberty of the Seas. 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 for a night out on the town – whether it’s dancing, bar hopping or watching a movie under the stars on the pool deck.

    Liberty of the Seas – From Bayonne

    Liberty of the Seas. (Supplied).

    Returning to the Northeast, Liberty brings a varied combination of 4-, 5- and 9-night adventures to the eastern Caribbean, Bermuda, Canada and New England. Vacationers can have their pick of short escapes or longer getaways to Halifax and Sydney in Canada, Royal Caribbean’s Labadee, San Juan and Philipsburg.

    Radiance & Vision Class Vacations: The Vision Class and Radiance Class ships feature 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.

    Brilliance of the Seas  From Boston and San Juan

    Brilliance of the Seas. (Supplied)

    Vacationers can enjoy coastal adventures up north when the beloved Radiance Class ship returns to Boston after a decade, sailing 7-night adventures to Portland Saint John, New Brunswick; Halifax; and more. In the winter, Brilliance will call San Juan home for the first time since 2013. Vacationers can set their sights on visiting a variety of southern Caribbean destinations like Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; and for the first time, Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago.

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