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Perfect Day at CocoCay

The Big Apple Welcomes Back Odyssey of the Seas, and Brilliance of the Seas Returns to Boston After a Decade

MIAMI – New island-hopping vacations are around every corner: Royal Caribbean International has revealed the next in its lineup of 2025-2026 adventures. For the summer and winter, seven favorites will cruise from seven U.S. cities in Florida, Northeast, Puerto Rico and Texas on 5- to 12-night vacations. Crown & Anchor Society loyalty members were able to be the first to book on Royal Caribbean’s website starting Wednesday, Feb. 14, ahead of the official opening on Thursday, Feb. 15.

The highlights in store for every type of family and adventurer include Odyssey of the Seas’ second consecutive winter season in the New York area and game-changing Oasis Class vacations to the eastern and western Caribbean with Allure of the Seas from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Galveston, Texas, as well as Symphony of the Seas from Bayonne, New Jersey, and Miami. Plus, travelers looking for more time in the picturesque northern Atlantic coast can have their pick from BrillianceJewelLiberty and Vision of the Seas across a combination of Boston; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Bayonne; and Baltimore, Maryland.

From the pristine shorelines to turquoise waters and vibrant cultures in the southern, eastern and western Caribbean, and The Bahamas, the tropical destinations on the horizon have adventures of all kinds. Vacationers can island hop to spots likeBasseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis; Cozumel, Mexico; Castries, St. Lucia; St. Johns, Antigua; St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands; and Royal Caribbean’s marquee private destinations, Perfect Day at CocoCay in The Bahamas and Labadee, Haiti. With thrill and chill at Perfect Day at CocoCay’s two towers of adrenaline-pumping waterslides and the island’s first adults-only oasis, Hideaway Beach, plus Labadee’s five stunning shorelines, a vibrant local artisans market and the world’s longest overwater zip line, everyone can make memories in more ways than one. And for adventurers looking to venture up the East Coast, there are memorable destinations to explore in New England and Canada, including Portland, Maine; Halifax, Nova Scotiain Canada; and more.

2025-2026 Northeast & Caribbean Highlights

Bold Quantum Class Experiences
With 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
    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 Family
The 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
    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.
  • Allure of the Seas – From Fort Lauderdale and Galveston
    Vacationers looking for winter getaways from Fort Lauderdale can choose from alternating 6- and 8-night eastern and western Caribbean adventures to Charlotte AmalieSan Juan and The Bahamas’ historic capital of Nassau, plus each eastern Caribbean getaway will visit Perfect Day at CocoCay. To close out the adventure-packed season, Allure will return to Royal Caribbean’s first zero-energy terminal in the Lone Star State for 7-night getaways to the western Caribbean, which will visit Roatan, Honduras, and Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico.

Freedom Class Getaways
Vacationers 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
    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
    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.
  • Jewel of the Seas – From San Juan
    In the winter, Jewel will set sail on 7-night Southern Caribbean getaways to picture-perfect beaches like St. Croix; Roseau, Dominica; Philipsburg; Charlotte Amalie; and Bridgetown, Barbados.
  • Vision of the Seas – From Baltimore
    The year-round Baltimore resident makes its way to Bermuda, Perfect Day at CocoCay or Canada on 5- and 9-night vacations for the summer. The winter will bring another lineup of adventures to the table, including 8-night getaways to The Bahamas and 12-night sailings to destinations in the southern Caribbean like St. Croix, Roseau and Philipsburg.
Royal Caribbean Group signs agreement with Chantiers de l’Atlantique for its next Oasis Class ship

Also, Royal Caribbean Group announced that it has entered into an agreement with French shipbuilder Chantiers de l’Atlantique to order a seventh Oasis Class ship for delivery to its Royal Caribbean International fleet in 2028.

“While we eagerly anticipate the debut of Royal Caribbean’s Utopia of the Seas this summer, we’re already dreaming up her sister ship and the next installation in the brand’s extremely popular Oasis Class,” said Jason Liberty, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean Group. “Across our three brands, we are focused on continuously challenging ourselves to deliver the ultimate vacation experience.”

The announcement follows Royal Caribbean Group’s recent introduction of three new ships including Silver NovaCelebrity Ascent and Icon of the Seas.

“These are exciting times for Royal Caribbean, and we have an incredible partner in Chantiers de l’Atlantique to bring to life the lucky seventh Oasis Class vessel of what is a remarkable class of ships,” added Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International.

Since the 2009 introduction of the original gamechanger, Oasis of the Seas, Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Class have delivered memorable vacations to millions of families and adventurers of all ages. The renowned ships revolutionized cruising with innovations from the debut of the neighborhood concept to the first-ever split superstructure design and entertainment across air, ice, water and stage, and the next in the lineup will continue that legacy with the latest combination of bold revolutionary, evolutionary and signature experiences.

“This order signals Royal Caribbean Group’s continued confidence in our partnership that has delivered some of the most innovative ships at sea,” said Laurent Castaing, general manager, Chantiers de l’Atlantique. “We look forward to building upon this relationship as we help bring this ship to life.”

This order is contingent upon financing, which is expected to be completed later this year.

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