Royal Caribbean International Reveals 2013/2014 Australian Deployment

Royal Caribbean International today announced its winter 2013/2014 deployment in Australia that sees the line send 3 of its vessels to the southern hemisphere. From September 2013 to May 2014, Voyager of the Seas, Radiance of the Seas and Rhapsody of the Seas will return to offer a combined 55 sailings on 53 itineraries, calling at 56 ports in the South Pacific.


Voyager of the Seas

Arriving from Singapore on a 14-night cruise via Port Klang, Brisbane and Darwin, Voyager of the Seas will homeport in Sydney to offer 9 sailings to Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand and Tasmania ranging from 9 to 14 nights. Among the highlights of her deployment will be a 9-night Tasmania Cruise that brings cruisers to Adelaide, Hobart and Melbourne, as well as a season-ending 18-night Australia & New Zealand Cruise that sails south from Sydney to Auckland, Tauranga, Christchurch, Dunedin, Dusky Sound, Doubtful Sound and Milford Sound before heading to Melbourne, Adelaide and Fremantle. The 3,138-passenger Voyager of the Seas then returns to Singapore with a 14-night repositioning cruise via Bangkok.


Onboard, passengers will be able to enjoy the Dreamworks Experience, where popular Dreamworks Animation characters such as Po from “Kung Fu Panda”, Alex the Lion and Gloria the Hippo from “Madagascar”, as well as Shrek and Fiona entertain with appearances and themed activities. A host of recreation facilities, including an ice skating rink, rock-climbing wall and the Royal Promenade interior boulevard, ensure guests are kept occupied.


Radiance of the Seas andRhapsody of the Seas

Trans-Pacific crossings between Vancouver and Sydney, comprising a 12-night Hawaii Cruise and a 16-/17-night South Pacific Cruise, bookend the winter season for the newly-revitalized Radiance of the Seas and Rhapsody of the Seas. From Sydney, both ships will offer itineraries to New Zealand and the South Pacific ranging from 7 to 15 nights that visit Airlie Beach, Akaroa, Auckland, Bay of Islands, Brisbane, Burnie, Cairns, Champagne Bay, Doubtful Sound, Dunedin, Dusky Sound, Hobart, Ile des Pins, Lautoka, Lifou, Luganville, Milford Sound, Mystery Island, Newcastle, Noumea, Port Vila, Suva, Tauranga, Wellington and Willis Island.


Radiance of the Seas will also circumnavigate Australia twice, allowing guests the chance to explore the continent’s coastal regions. Each voyage comprises a 16-night North Coast and 17-night South Coast & New Zealand sailing, providing ample time onboard to experience the enhancements introduced in 2011, including 8 specialty restaurants that earned her the reputation of being a culinary ship.


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