Cruising company gears up for 2021/2022

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Serenade of the Seas will host a music cruise.
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Royal Caribbean has big plans for 2021 and 2022, adding three ships with more departures in Australian waters.

Quantum of the Seas and Ovation of the Seas, will sail from Queensland and New South Wales. Quantum will homeport in Brisbane, and Ovation will join Serenade of the seas to sail from Sydney.

Together the three ships have 67 cruises to 33 destinations around the South Pacific, New Zealand and Australia.

They will venture as far as Eden, Cairns, Adelaide and Darwin.

“The 2021-22 season will see us welcome the most technologically-advanced fleet to ever sail Australia, which includes two Quantum class smartships,” says Gavin Smith, managing director, Royal Caribbean International, Australia and NZ.

“We’re committed to providing the signature Royal Caribbean holiday our Aussie guests know and love.”

Quantum of the Seas

The ship an the iFly skydiving simulator, North Star glass viewing capsule and FlowRider surf simulator. There are 18 dining options, ranging from imaginative cuisine at Wonderland and authentic rustic fare and handmade pasta at Jamie’s Italian. The ship has 26 sailings, from two to 12 nights to destinations in the South Pacific, New Zealand and Australia.

Ovation of the Seas

With Fly, North Star, FlowRider and world-class restaurants and bars, there are also cutting-edge venues like Two70, with its floor-to-ceiling windows giving 270-degree views of the ocean by day and transforming into a theatre by night. The ship has 24 sailings, from three to 13 nights.

Serenade of the Seas

The ship has ocean-facing glass elevators and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout. There is a 12m tall rock-climbing wall over the ocean, and there are poolside movie nights under the stars, and dining in Chops Grille, Giovanni’s Table and Izumi. The ship has 17 sailings, from two to 15-nights to a range of destinations in the South Pacific, New Zealand and Australia.

Guests booking before November 30, 2020, can be assured of flexibility in their plans with Royal Caribbean’s Cruise with Confidence program which allows for changes and cancellations up to 48 hours before the cruise begins.

royalcaribbean.com.au and 1800 754 500

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