Royal Caribbean Ships By Age, Newest To Oldest 2024


As a regular cruiser on Royal Caribbean, booking a Royal Caribbean cruise vacation offers so many diverse choices. Choosing the right family cruise ship for your cruise vacation depends on so many factors. Where do you intend to sail? What’s on your cruise itinerary wish list? Thus we thought it a great idea to share a guide to all of the Royal Caribbean Ships By Age And Passengers Newest To Oldest. If you want to know more about Royal Caribbeans newest ships then read all about them here.

Royal Caribbean Ships By Age, Newest To Oldest in 2024

Odyssey of the Seas
Photo Credit: Sarah Christie, Cruising with Kids

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This may help with booking decisions if you love a swanky new ship with all the amenities, facilities, and entertainment onboard—alternatively, a more intimate cruise experience on a never ship.

RCC ShipClassYearPassengersCrew
Star of the SeasIcon ClassDue 2025
Utopia of the SeasOasis ClassDue 202475002290
Icon Of The SeasIcon Class202476002350
Wonder of the SeasOasis Class20226,9882300
Odyssey of the SeasQuantum Ultra20215,5101633
Spectrum of the SeasQuantum Ultra20195,6221551
Symphony of the SeasOasis Class20186,6802200
Harmony of the SeasOasis Class20166,6872210
Ovation of the SeasQuantum Class20164,9051500
Anthem of the SeasQuantum Class20154,9051500
Quantum of the SeasQuantum Class20144,9051500
Allure of the SeasOasis Class20106,7802210
Oasis of the SeasOasis Class20096,6992190
Independence of the SeasFreedom Class20084,5601440
Liberty of the SeasFreedom Class20074,9601360
Freedom of the SeasFreedom Class20064,5531365
Jewel of the SeasRadiance Class20042,702852
Mariner of the SeasVoyager Class20034,0001200
Serenade of the SeasRadiance Class20032,476832
Navigator of the SeasVoyager Class20024,0001230
Brilliance of the SeasRadiance Class20022,543848
Adventure of the SeasVoyager Class20013,8071185
Radiance of the SeasRadiance Class20012,466894
Explorer of the SeasVoyager Class20004,2901185
Voyager of the SeasVoyager Class19994,0001200
Vision of the SeasVision Class19982,514742
Enchantment of the SeasVision Class19972,730852
Rhapsody of the SeasVision Class19972,416765
Grandeur of the Seas Vision Class19962,440760
Royal Caribbean Ships By Age, And Passenger Numbers

What Was Royal Caribbean’s First Ever Cruise Ship?

Song of Norway Royal Caribbeans First Ever Ship
Photo Credit: Tony Garner via Wiki CC BY-SA 4.0

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line was founded in 1968 by three Norwegian shipping companies: Anders Wilhelmsen & Company, I.M. Skaugen & Company, and Gotaas Larsen. Together over the next two years developed and launched the very first Royal Caribbean ship, The Song of Norway, in 1970. She was closely followed by The Nordic Prince in 1971 and Sun Viking in 1972.

Complete List Of Royal Caribbean Ships By Year, Newest To Oldest At A Glance

The North Star on Odyssey of the Seas
Photo Credit: Sarah Cruising With Kids
  1. Star of the Seas, Due 2025
  2. Utopia of the Seas, due 2024
  3. Icon of the Seas 2024
  4. Wonder of the Seas, 2022, 2 year old.
  5. Odyssey of the Seas, 2021, 3 years old.
  6. Spectrum of the Seas 2019, 5 years old
  7. Symphony of the Seas, 2018, 6 years old
  8. Harmony of the Seas, 2016, 8 years old
  9. Ovation of the Seas, 2016, 8 years old
  10. Anthem of the Seas, 2015, 9 years old
  11. Quantum of the Seas, 2014, 10 years old
  12. Allure of the Seas, 2010, 14 years old
  13. Oasis of the Seas, 2009, 15 years old
  14. Independence of the Seas, 2008, 16 years old
  15. Liberty of the Seas, 2007, 17 years old
  16. Freedom of the Seas, 2006, 18 years old
  17. Jewel of the Seas, 2004, 20 years old
  18. Mariner of the Seas 2003, 21 years old
  19. Serenade of the Seas, 2003, 21 years old
  20. Navigator of the Seas, 2002, 22 years old
  21. Brilliance 2002, 22 years old
  22. Adventure of the Seas, 2001, 23 years old
  23. Radiance of the Seas, 2001, 23 years old
  24. Explorer of the Seas, 2000, 24 years old
  25. Voyager of the Seas, 1999, 25 years old
  26. Vision of the Seas, 1998, 26 years old
  27. Enchantment of the Seas, 1997, 27 years old
  28. Rhapsody of the Seas, 1997, 27 years old
  29. Grandeur of the Seas, 1996, 28 years old

How Many Ships Does Royal Caribbean Have

Symphony of the Seas view of the 10 story Abysss msn
Photo Credit: Donna Vallance, Cruising For All

Royal Caribbean currently has 27 ships in service, including Icon of the Seas, an Icon Class ship launched in 2024 and Wonder Of The Seas, an Oasis Class Ship launched in 2022. Icon of the Seas has just taken the crown as Royal Caribbean’s newest ship and is presently the biggest cruise ship in the world. It also has two new ships planned: Utopia of the Seas, due in 2024 and Star of the Seas, due in 2025; this will take them to 29.

What Is The Newest Royal Caribbean Ship?

Royal Caribbean Ships by Age Newest to Oldest
Photo Credit, Cruising with Kids

Icon of the Seas is Royal Caribbean’s newest ship; Icon of the Seas is an Icon Class ship holding 7600 passengers and 2350 crew members. A gross tonnage of 250,800, she will be Royal Caribbean’s biggest ship. Other new Royal Caribbean ships include, Oasis Class ship Utopia of the Seas in 2024 then Star of the Seas in 2024.

What Is The Difference Between The Newest Royal Caribbean Ships And Old Royal Caribbean Ships?

The Flowrider and iFly on Odyssey of the Seas
Photo Credit: Sarah Christie, Cruising with Kids

The smaller ships have a smaller passenger capacity and fewer facilities that the family cruise market has come to know and love. However, smaller ships also mean more intimate and personal service. Smaller ships can also reach a wider variety of ports, whereas some larger ships can not gain access to specific destinations and or ports.

The larger ships offer a wider variety of dining options, sports facilities, and water slides. Families with babies are also more suited to larger Royal Caribbean ships, which provide splash pools for babies.

Also See Royal Caribbean Drinks Packages

Royal Caribbean Drinks packages, Quick Guide Bionic bar
Photo Credit: Sarah Christie Cruising With Kids

Heading on a Royal Caribbean Cruise, check out all you need to know about Drinks Packages.

Check Out This Tour Of Odyssey of the Seas

The Sportsplex on Odyssey of the Seas
Photo Credit Sarah Christie, Cruising With Kids

Check out our review and what we thought of Odyssey of the Seas.

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  • Sarah Christie

    Sarah also writes for Mini Travellers Family Travel Blog and Extraordinary Chaos Craft and Lifestyle Blog. Both are award-winning blogs with a travel and family focus. She is married and has two boys, aged 18 and 22, who all love cruising as a family. Nothing is better than waking up every day in a new port with new and exciting things to explore. She aims to share how cruising as a family with young adults is the perfect choice for family travel. Her boys are sporty and love the activities, sports and dining options cruising offers. Sarah has worked with brands such as Walt Disney World, Mark Warner, Ikos Resort, Center Parcs, Laura Ashley, Belling and Next.

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