In November 2018 Royal Caribbean International announced its 2020 Alaska summer season.
The return of Ovation of the Seas, the largest cruise ship to sail the Gulf of Alaska, alongside two Radiance Class ships, Serenade of the Seas and Radiance of the Seas, will mark the cruise line’s biggest presence in the region yet.
Before arriving to the Last Frontier, Ovation and Radiance will island-hop along Hawaii, while Serenade sails the Panama Canal and Golden Coast on her way west. Royal Caribbean’s 2020 Alaska cruises open for booking on Thursday 8th November 2018; Crown & Anchor Society loyalty members are able to book one day prior.
Ovation of the Seas, the first of the cruise line’s Quantum Class to sail Alaska, will return for her second consecutive season to offer once-in-a-lifetime experiences through the region’s untouched wilds on seven-night itineraries from Seattle, Washington.
Ovation will give guests the chance to catch the Northern Lights in Juneau, relive the Klondike Gold Rush in Skagway, sail through the Endicott Arm fjord, and stroll the streets of one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest in Victoria, British Columbia.
For the first time since 2009, Serenade of the Seas will head west as she repositions from a winter in the Southern Caribbean to Vancouver, British Columbia, making 2020 Royal Caribbean’s first summer season with three ships in Alaska. Serenade will sail seven-night itineraries through the 500 miles of shoreline that is the Inside Passage, calling on Ketchikan, Juneau and Icy Point, Alaska.
Radiance of the Seas will once offer seven-night itineraries between Vancouver and Seward, Alaska. A veteran of the Gulf of Alaska, she will cruise alternating Southbound Alaska and Northbound Alaska routes.