Squeeze more adventure into less time with Royal Caribbean’s new short cruise line-up

Squeeze more adventure into less time with Royal Caribbean’s new short cruise line-up
Edited by Travel Weekly


    Royal Caribbean has unveiled new ways to squeeze a big adventure into a short getaway with its fresh lineup of three-to-six-night holidays in the Caribbean and the Bahamas.

    The island-hopping adventures in 2025-2026 start in six U.S. cities across Florida, California, Texis, Orlando (Port Canaveral) and Miami, Florida, respectively.

    Itineraries will be sailed on Utopia of the Seas, Wonder of the Seas, Navigator of the Seas and Quantum of the Seas. 

    Enchantment, Explorer, Freedom, Jewel, Liberty and Mariner of the Seas will offer signature experiences to Tampa, Florida; Orlando (Port Canaveral), Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and Galveston, Texas.

    Crown & Anchor Society loyalty members can book the adventures on Royal Caribbean’s website starting today, ahead of the official opening on Thursday, Feb. 29.

    Travellers will have a wide range of sun-soaked destinations to choose from, including Royal Caribbean’s award-winning private destinations, Perfect Day at CocoCay in The Bahamas and Labadee, Haiti.

    From 14 next-level waterslides in Thrill Waterpark to the island’s first adults-only oasis, Hideaway Beach, there are all kinds of adrenaline-pumping thrills and ways to chill on Perfect Day at CocoCay.

    Labadee, located along the northern coast of Haiti, is a slice of paradise with five stunning shorelines and beautiful mountain backdrops. Experiences range from taking in once-in-a-lifetime views on Dragon’s Breath Flight Line, the world’s longest overwater zipline, to kicking back on white sand beaches and exploring rich culture while meeting local crafters and artisans.

    Oasis Class cruises

    Aerial Oasis of the Seas – At Sea off Miami shoreline Oasis of the Seas – Royal Caribbean International. (Supplied)

    The original game-changers, Oasis Class ships feature a combination of ways for every family and vacationer 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 zip line, FlowRider surf simulator; and more than 40 restaurants, bars and lounges – from American steakhouse Chops Grille to Izumi, with Japanese-inspired flavors, and more.

    Quantum Class cruises

    Quantum of the Seas arrives to New York City in November, 2014, QN, Aerial, Aerials, skyline, sunset, city at dusk, New Jersey, Bayonne, harbour. (Supplied)

    Adventurers of all ages can look forward to a bold lineup of experiences to maximize every minute of their vacation, from catching a wave on the FlowRider surf simulator to taking on friendly competition at SeaPlex, the largest indoor activity complex at sea, which features bumper cars, a sports court, roller-skating rink and more.

    2025-2026 Short Caribbean Highlights

    Royal Caribbean Perfect Day at CocoCay. (Supplied)

    Utopia of the Seas – From Orlando (Port Canaveral)

    Debuting July 2024, the next big thing coming to short getaways comes back to the greater Orlando area with 3-night weekend and 4-night weekday getaways that are packed with ways to celebrate and make memories while island hopping at Perfect Day at CocoCay and Nassau, The Bahamas.
     
    Wonder of the Seas – From Orlando (Port Canaveral) and Miami

    In August 2025, Wonder makes its Miami debut with its first season of 3- and 4-night getaways to Perfect Day at CocoCay and Nassau. Vacationers looking for longer vacations on Wonder can set their sights on 7-night eastern and western Caribbean adventures, starting in Port Canaveral from April 2025 to August 2025, to Perfect Day at CocoCay; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico; and Roatan.

    Quantum of the Seas – From Los Angeles

    It’s the Hollywood debut of the season. Vacationers can take adventures from the West Coast to the next level and choose from a mix of 3- to 6-night getaways that can feature destinations like Ensenada, Mexico, and overnights in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
    Amplified Voyager Class Getaways

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