Royal Caribbean’s megaliner, Serenade of the Seas will call Australia home in Sydney from October next year.
Serenade of the Seas which boasts actress Whoopi Goldberg as her godmother, will sail from Sydney’s Overseas Passenger Terminal for the first time from October 2020 to April 2021.
The line will also homeport Radiance of the Seas in Brisbane after an absence of three years. Currently based in Sydney, Radiance of the Seas will call Brisbane’s new International Cruise Terminal at Luggage Point her home from November 2020 to April 2021. Radiance will undergo a multi-million makeover before arriving in Brisbane to give Queenslanders a taste of their own cruise ship from their doorstep.
Voyager of the Seas will also return to Sydney in October 2020 and the 4900-passenger Ovation of the Seas will return Down Under for her fifth season.
“Our company ethos has always been to bring Australians our world-class style of cruise holidays – direct to their doorstep,” said Susan Bonner, Royal Caribbean International managing director, Australia and New Zealand.
“We’re thrilled to be bringing a brand new ship to Sydney and returning to Queensland with our newer and larger megaliner, both packed to the rafters with features for families and couples alike,” she added.
This will mean that Australians will have a choice of four Royal Caribbean megaliners and two homeports from October next year.
The four ships will offer more than 80 sailings from 2 to 19 nights itineraries to destinations in the South Pacific, New Zealand and Australia.
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