Royal Caribbean’s Ultimate World Cruise Already 70% Sold Out

Royal Caribbean’s newest ship is off to a huge start. The company announced that 70% of the seats are already sold out for its upcoming cruise, which will set sail this September with ten ports of call in Europe and North America. Royal Caribbean has also confirmed they have an exclusive agreement with Netflix to provide onboard entertainment including new series like Stranger Things 2, House Of Cards, Orange Is The New Black and Top Gear- all available on demand through their tablets.

The “world cruise sells out” is a cruise that Royal Caribbean has just released. The cruise is already 70% sold out, making it the most popular vacation of all time.

Royal Caribbean made headlines recently when it announced its first-ever global cruise, a 274-night mega-sailing that would visit 65 countries and 150 locations across all seven continents.

Serenade of the Seas announced the ‘Ultimate World Cruise’ on October 20. The 2,476-passenger ship will leave Miami on December 10, 2023, and return on September 10, 2024, for a round-trip journey.

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The Seas’ Serenade (Photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean)

It’s two years away, and you’d think Royal Caribbean needed that much time to market a cruise with rates beginning at $60,000 and going into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

However, as Royal Caribbean International President and CEO Michael Bayley enthusiastically highlighted during the company’s quarterly results conference with financial analysts last week, this is not the case.

“I’m sorry, Jamie, but I’m going to have to step in.” “I have to step in,” Bayley remarked, interrupting an analyst’s query. “We only made the World Cruise accessible to 16 million loyalty members when we introduced it with Royal Caribbean International around 10 days ago.” And we were 70% booked in only seven days.”

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According to Bayley, the average price of a balcony room on the voyage is $75,000, with the Royal Suite, Serenade’s top luxury, going for $760,000. Nonrefundable deposits were included in the bookings.

‘Even we were caught surprised by our loyalty members’ incredible response,” Bayley said, adding that the success reflects the broader pent-up desire for cruising during the extended epidemic stop.

Bayley dubbed the nine-month journey “the world cruise of world cruises” while announcing the journey, which would take passengers to 57 sites Royal Caribbean has never visited before. 

“People are more determined than ever to see the globe and make up for lost time. “When people ask us where they should go next, we tell them to go everywhere,” Bayley added.

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Jordan’s Petra (photo by ChiemSeherin/Pixabay)

Those who want a piece of the remaining real estate aboard the Serenade of the Seas for its ‘Ultimate World Cruise’ may book the whole trip or one or more of four segments:

  • ‘Round the Horn Expedition: Americas and Antarctica’ — 10 December 2023 to 11 February 2024
  • The ‘Wonders of Asia and the Pacific Expedition’ will take place between February 11 and May 9, 2024.
  • The ‘Middle East Treasures and Marvels of the Mediterranean Expedition’ will take place from May 9 to July 10, 2024.
  • ‘Cultural Capitals’ will take place from July 10 to September 10, 2024.

Without a doubt, this is a great itinerary. How many journeys can you take that include Machu Picchu, the Great Barrier Reef, Iguazu Falls, the Great Pyramid of Giza, Petra, the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China, and the Colosseum? You’ll only have to unpack your belongings once!

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The “world cruise cost” is the most expensive cruise that Royal Caribbean has ever offered. The price for this luxury cruise is $19,999 per person. It is 70% sold out already.

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