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Royal Caribbean announces action-packed 2023/2024 – and a new ship down under

Royal Caribbean is keeping the good news rolling, announcing their program for the 2023/2024 Australian season. With Ovation and Quantum of the Seas being joined by a down under debut from Enchantment of the Seas.

The itineraries stretch along the coastline of Australia, the highlights of New Zealand and beautiful islands of the South Pacific. 

Gavin Smith, managing director of Royal Caribbean International Australia and New Zealand said: “It’s thrilling to welcome back two Quantum Class ships Down Under, demonstrating Royal Caribbean’s commitment to the region. Plus, because there’s always more room for adventure with Royal Caribbean, we’ve taken the opportunity to bring Enchantment of the Seas to Australia to offer unique sailings that visit new destinations we know our guests are excited to explore.”

“We look forward to even more guests, their loved ones and families creating memories while holidaying with us in several of the most spectacular places on earth.”

Itinerary highlights 

Quantum of the Seas – Cruising from Brisbane

Quantum will sail a range of itineraries between three and 13 nights, exploring all the jewels of Queensland’s coast, including Airlie Beach and Cairns, as well as sailing out to the South Pacific, with stunning ports awaiting such as Port Vila, Vanuatu and Noumea. 

Ovation of the Seas – Cruising from Sydney 

The high-tech Ovation will homeport in Sydney, with 2023/2024 marking its fifth season in the region. There will be 20 different cruises to pick from, including nine and 11 night sailings that make the journey across the Tasman to New Zealand hotspots like Milford Sound, Wellington and Bay of Islands. There are also plenty of sailings along the Australian coast with destinations like Hobart, Adelaide and Eden waiting.

Enchantment of the Seas – Cruising from Sydney

Set to join Ovation in Sydney is Enchantment of the Seas on its first venture to Australia. Enchantment will make its way to some new destinations such as Kangaroo Island and Gladstone, as well as setting off to the South Pacific and paying a visit to places such as Raiatea, Mare and Isle of Pines. There are also some special cruises, notably an 11-night Christmas sailing that visits Darwin, Exmouth and Fremantle and even a huge 34-night Australia and New Zealand itinerary. 

More info and booking: royalcaribbean.com