Royal Caribbean is preparing for a massive summer of sailings with three lines returning Down Under. All of the brands – Azamara Club Cruises, Celebrity and Royal Caribbean – are sending its ships for a bumper season of holidays.

Radiance of the Seas will be arriving in Sydney on October 8, 2017 and marks Royal’s 10th season in Australia.

Over the three brands, there are 97 cruises available throughout Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific and Asia during the 2017/18 season. The Celebrity Solstice will be here to celebrate her sixth season, arriving on October 20, 2017 while the Azamara Journey will be sailing down to Australia for her third year making maiden calls to Adelaide and Perth as well as a number of regional destinations.

“You know summer’s in the air when the cruise ships return, and as this is our 10th season since the mighty Rhapsody of the Seas first sailed from Sydney, it is particularly special for us at Royal Caribbean – and more importantly, our travel partners and guests, past and present,” says RCL Cruises managing director, Adam Armstrong.

“The arrival of Rhapsody of the Seas 10 years ago marked a new era in cruising for Australia. Nobody had ever experienced a level of imagination quite like Royal Caribbean’s in local waters before, and guests were blown away by features which, once upon a time, could only be found on Royal, like the rock-climbing wall.”

“Ten years ago, our philosophy was to bring the world’s most cutting-edge cruise product to Australia’s doorstep. Today, we continue this proud tradition of delivering Australians with the world’s best holidays at sea – most recently with the all-new Ovation of the Seas. And today, we make a commitment to Australians that they can expect continued excellence in cruising, and even bigger, better, bolder and more modern ships from Royal Caribbean for the next 10 years.”

“To mark our 10-year milestone we’ll be announcing some very special birthday surprises for guests and agents throughout the season – so watch this space.”

Australia’s largest and most technologically advanced ship, Ovation of the Seas will be spending a longer season in Australia.

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