Look out, Carnival Cruise Line. Royal Caribbean will have three ships in Alaska in 2021.
Royal Caribbean recently announced that it will send three ships to cruise Alaska in 2021. Following the same game plan that will happen in 2020, Ovation of the Seas, Radiance of the Seas and Serenade of the Seas will again visit the 49th state in 2021.
The two Radiance-class ships, Radiance and Serenade are perfectly designed for the Alaska. Built with the great outdoors in mind, both ships have an abundance of glass to provide spectacular views from almost every public area.
Ovation of the Seas belongs to Royal Caribbean’s Quantum-class of ships and features the North Star observation capsule with a 360-degree view from 300-feet above the sea.
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Royal Caribbean Alaska Itineraries
- Seattle will be the embarkation port for Ovation of the Seas Inside Passage cruises. From the Emerald City, Ovation of the Seas will cruise round-trip to Juneau, Skagway and Victoria, British Columbia. Cruise visits into Endicott Arm to view Dawes Glacier are included.
- Seward to Vancouver and vice versa are the itineraries for Radiance of the Seas. Same as in previous years, Radiance will cruise seven-nights cross-Gulf between Canada and Alaska. Ports will include Icy Strait Point, Sitka and Skagway. Cruise visits will include Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier. Tour packages to Denali National Park and Preserve are available.
- Vancouver is the summer homeport for Serenade of the Seas, sister ship to Radiance of the Seas. Seven-night round-trip cruises will visit the ports Juneau, Ketchikan, Skagway and Sitka with Tracy Arm Fjord, home to Sawyer Glacier.
Both Radiance of the Seas and Serenade of the Seas will begin and end their Alaska cruise season with a stop in Hawai’i. Ports visited will include Kailua and Hilo on the Big Island and Lahaina on Maui. Radiance will offer a 10-night sailing between Honolulu and Vancouver or vice versa. Serenade will offer an 11-night cruise with an overnight in Honolulu.
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Before and after the Alaska season, Serenade and Radiance will head to Hawai’i. Ports for Radiance of the Seas’ two 10-night Hawai’ian Islands cruises include Honolulu, Lahaina, Kona, Nawiliwili and Hilo. Serenade’s 11-night sailings between Honolulu and Vancouver also include Honolulu, Kona, Hilo plus an overnight stay in Lahaina and Nawiliwili.
Royal Caribbean is accepting reservations on these 2021 cruises.
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