Age of Royal Caribbean cruise ships

Ship Class

Below you’ll find a beautiful infograph of Royal Caribbean Ships by Age. The cruise line’s oldest cruise ship, the Monarch of the Seas, was launched in 1991. That’s 25 years old! A ship can go through a LOT in two-and-a-half decades. By our quick math, that’s MILLIONS of passengers. Before you choose which ship to sail, check out the newest, the oldest, and the most recently spruced up ships in the fleet.

According to our Ship Mate community, “newest” does not always equal “best.” Some of you prefer a ship with a little extra character. And some are very loyal to a specific ship. You like to know every inch of her and will trade familiarity for all of the new bells and whistles.

In addition to cruise ship age, there’s also the renovation schedule to consider. A full renovation can make a ship look brand new. While newer ships are often more expensive to sail, you can likely find deals on recently renovated cruise ship sailings.

We’ll let you decide on the Royal Caribbean Ship Age that’s right for you. In the following infograph, we’ve made it as easy as possible to visualize your ships age versus the rest of the RCCL Fleet. We’ve also included a schedule of when each ship was renovated (on the right-hand side). If you have a strong preference of New vs. Old, please use this chart to make sure you’re picking the Royal Caribbean Ship that’s right for you!

For those that hate pretty pictures, you can find the hard data below in boring, black-and-white.

  • 1992: Majesty of the Seas
  • 1995: Legend of the Seas
  • 1996: Splendour of the Seas
  • 1996: Grandeur of the Seas
  • 1997: Rhapsody of the Seas
  • 1997: Enchantment of the Seas
  • 1998: Vision of the Seas
  • 1999: Voyager of the Seas
  • 2000: Explorer of the Seas
  • 2001: Radiance of the Seas
  • 2001: Adventure of the Seas
  • 2002: Navigator of the Seas
  • 2002: Brilliance of the Seas
  • 2003: Serenade of the Seas
  • 2003: Mariner of the Seas
  • 2004: Jewel of the Seas
  • 2006: Freedom of the Seas
  • 2007: Liberty of the Seas
  • 2008: Independence of the Seas
  • 2009: Oasis of the Seas
  • 2010: Allure of the Seas
  • 2014: Quantum of the Seas
  • 2014: Anthem of the Seas
  • 2015: Harmony of the Seas
  • 2016: Ovation of the Seas

If you’re wondering, what’s the difference in cost between cruising on the newest and oldest ship, you can check out the following pricing options. Toggle through the dates and compare the difference between different Royal Caribbean Ships by Age.

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What is the drinking age on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship? | Yahoo Answers

Effective on all sailings commencing on or after July 28, 2006, the minimum drinking age for all alcoholic beverages on all Royal Caribbean International ships is 21.
On cruises departing from European and South American countries, where the legal drinking age is typically lower than 21, a parent who is sailing with his or her son(s) and/or daughter(s) who is between the ages of 18 to 20, may sign a waiver allowing the 18 to 20 year old to consume alcoholic beverages. Please note: Waivers will be provided to parents upon check-in.
The 18- to 20 year-old must agree to comply with Ro…

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