ROYAL Caribbean Cruises will today host a celebration of the commencement of its 2019/20 Australasian cruise season, following this morning’s arrival of Radiance of the Seas into Sydney Harbour.
The company said it will host more than 250,000 pax on 86 sailings during the local program, which features five ships across the Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara brands.
Royal Caribbean’s Voyage of the Seas and Ovation of the Seas will join Radiance, while Celebrity Solstice will return for her eighth season down under on 11 Oct.
Azamara Journey will commence her fifth local deployment on 01 Feb 2020 when she arrives in Gisborne, NZ, for five open-jaw sailings around NZ, Australia and Asia.
The season will be overseen by newly appointed MD Gavin Smith (TD yesterday), who has replaced Susan Bonner as Royal Caribbean’s local head, effective immediately.