A Royal choice for cruises Down Under

Michael FerranteThe West Australian
We Will Rock You aboard Anthem of the Seas.
Camera IconWe Will Rock You aboard Anthem of the Seas. Credit: Michel Verdure/©2015 Michel Verdure - www.verd

Royal Caribbean International, a perennial favourite of Aussie cruisers, has revealed a freshened line-up for the 2025-26 summer season Down Under.

Bookings for 45 long and short getaways from Sydney and Brisbane are open for popular destinations along Australia’s east coast, New Zealand and the South Pacific, sailing between November 2025 and April 2026.

The line-up will feature the Australian debut of Anthem of the Seas in Sydney and the return of Voyager of the Seas to local waters at its new home in Brisbane.

Spanning 16 decks and a capacity of 4905, Anthem packs in many adventures and thrills for the whole family synonymous with the Quantum Class of ships. Roller skating in the SeaPlex, bumper cars, a North Star observation capsule that lifts passengers 90m above the sea, and skydiving simulator RipCord by iFLY are some of the fun-filled experiences on board. There’s also a big range of dining options including Jamie’s Italian, and Royal’s signature world-class entertainment featuring the hit songs of Queen in Olivier Award-winning musical We Will Rock You.

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Cruises aboard Anthem range from three to 18 nights departing Sydney from November 2025.

Voyager will sail from Brisbane for the first time from December 2025, with four to nine-night cruises. Voyager includes the three-storey The Perfect Storm, high-speed waterslides built for racing.

Another 2025-26 season highlight for families with littlies will be the debut of Wiggly Sailings, featuring The Wiggles in character events and live concerts.

Gavin Smith, Royal Caribbean’s Australia and New Zealand boss, says: “Between the excitement of Anthem of the Seas making its Australian debut, Voyager’s return Down Under and more weekend getaways than ever before, the 2025-2026 summer season is one for the books. Every kind of holidaymaker can make memories in more ways than one with a varied line-up, from short getaways to a longer sailing from Asia.”

Australia Cruises 2025-2026 | Royal Caribbean Australia

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