Are you looking to book a Royal Caribbean cruise but want to know the age of the ship, its itinerary, and how many people it can hold? You’ve come to the right place.

I’m a huge cruise fan but that doesn’t mean I will book just any itinerary. Knowing what the ship has to offer, especially how new or old it is always plays a major role in how I book a cruise. This is why I created this post to break down Royal Caribbean ships by age, class, and how many guests they can accommodate.

Royal Caribbean Odyssey of Seas Top Deck
Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of the Seas top deck

This post should help those looking to book the newest ships with the latest and greatest technology Royal Caribbean has to offer. If there is something you would like to see included don’t hesitate to reach out via Twitter or shoot me an email.

How Many Ships Does Royal Caribbean Have?

As of 2023, Royal Caribbean has 26 ships in service, with two new ships planned soon: Icon of the Seas in 2023 and Utopia of the Seas in 2024.

Royal Caribbean Ships Newest to Oldest

Below you will find Royal Caribbean’s ship line-up in order of newest to oldest ship. I’ve also included their latest ships being built and their estimated arrival date.

Royal Caribbean Ships By Age New To Old

  • Utopia of the Seas, due 2024
  • Icon of the Seas due 2023
  • Wonder of the Seas, 2022
  • Odyssey of the Seas, 2021
  • Spectrum of the Seas 2019
  • Symphony of the Seas, 2018
  • Harmony of the Seas, 2016
  • Ovation of the Seas, 2016
  • Anthem of the Seas, 2015
  • Quantum of the Seas, 2014
  • Allure of the Seas, 2010
  • Oasis of the Seas, 2009
  • Independence of the Seas, 2008
  • Liberty of the Seas, 2007
  • Freedom of the Seas, 2006
  • Jewel of the Seas, 2004
  • Mariner of the Seas 2003
  • Serenade of the Seas, 2003
  • Navigator of the Seas, 2002
  • Brilliance 2002
  • Adventure of the Seas, 2001
  • Radiance of the Seas, 2001
  • Explorer of the Seas, 2000
  • Voyager of the Seas, 1999
  • Vision of the Seas, 1998
  • Enchantment of the Seas, 1997
  • Rhapsody of the Seas, 1997
  • Grandeur of the Seas, 1996

Royal Caribbean Ships by Age, New to Old

Royal Caribbean Ships By Age, Class, And Passengers

Ship Class Year Passengers Crew
Utopia of the Seas Oasis Class Due 2024    
Icon Of The Seas Icon Class Due 2023    
Wonder of the Seas Oasis Class 2022 6,988 2300
Odyssey of the Seas Quantum Ultra 2021 5,510 1633
Spectrum of the Seas Quantum Ultra 2019 5,622 1551
Symphony of the Seas Oasis Class 2018 6,680 2200
Harmony of the Seas Oasis Class 2016 6,687 2210
Ovation of the Seas Quantum Class 2016 4,905 1500
Anthem of the Seas Quantum Class 2015 4,905 1500
Quantum of the Seas Quantum Class 2014 4,905 1500
Allure of the Seas Oasis Class 2010 6,780 2210
Oasis of the Seas Oasis Class 2009 6,699 2190
Independence of the Seas Freedom Class 2008 4,560 1440
Liberty of the Seas Freedom Class 2007 4,960 1360
Freedom of the Seas Freedom Class 2006 4,553 1365
Jewel of the Seas Radiance Class 2004 2,702 852
Mariner of the Seas Voyager Class 2003 4,000 1200
Serenade of the Seas Radiance Class 2003 2,476 832
Navigator of the Seas Voyager Class 2002 4,000 1230
Brilliance of the Seas Radiance Class 2002 2,543 848
Adventure of the Seas Voyager Class 2001 3,807 1185
Radiance of the Seas Radiance Class 2001 2,466 894
Explorer of the Seas Voyager Class 2000 4,290 1185
Voyager of the Seas Voyager Class 1999 4,000 1200
Vision of the Seas Vision Class 1998 2,514 742
Enchantment of the Seas Vision Class 1997 2,730 852
Rhapsody of the Seas Vision Class 1997 2,416 765
Grandeur of the Seas Vision Class 1996 2,440 760

Who Are The Godparents Of All Of The Royal Caribbean Ships?

Becoming a cruise ship’s godparent is a big honor and one that can take some time to figure out. Below is a list of all current godparents of Royal Caribbean ships, with the exception of Wonder of the Seas, Icon of the Seas, and Utopia of the Seas.

Ship Date Christened Godmother/Godfather
Utopia of the Seas Spring 2024 TBA
Icon of the Seas Fall 2023 TBA
Wonder of the Seas March 4, 2022 Marie McCrea, a cancer survivor and mother of three
Odyssey of the Seas November 13, 2021 Erin Brown, a paratriathlete
Spectrum of the Seas October 24, 2019 Model Angelbaby and Xiaoming Huang
Symphony of the Seas April 7, 2018 Carlos and Alexa PenaVega and their 17-month-old son, Ocean.
Harmony of the Seas May 29, 2016 Hero in Education, Brittany Affolter
Ovation of the Seas April 14, 2016 Fan Bingbing
Anthem of the Seas April 20, 2015 Travel Agent Emma Wilby
Quantum of the Seas October 29, 2014 Actress Kristin Chenoweth
Allure of the Seas November 10, 2010 Princess Fiona, from the Shrek films
Oasis of the Seas November 30, 2009 Shawn Johnson, Daisy Fuentes, Jane Seymour, Michelle Kwan, Gloria Estefan, Darra Torres and Keisha Knight Pulliam.
Independence of the Seas April 20, 2008 Elizabeth Hill, was chosen for her outstanding contribution to her local community.
Liberty of the Seas May 28, 2007 Donnalea Madeley, a Toronto-based travel agent.
Freedom of the Seas April 15, 2006 Foster Mother Katherine Louise Calder.
Jewel of the Seas June 29, 2004 Kathy Mellor, 2004 National Teacher of The year
Mariner of the Seas November 17, 2003 American paralympic athlete Jean Driscoll.
Serenade of the Seas May 20, 2003 Whoopi Goldberg
Navigator of the Seas May 27, 2002 Stefanie Graf
Brilliance Of The Seas April 29, 2002 Marilyn Ofer
Adventure of the Seas November 2, 2001 Tara Stackpole and Kevin Hannafin of the New York Fire Department along with Margaret McDonnell and Richard Lucas of the New York Police Department.
Radiance of the Seas October 14, 2001 Margot L. Pritzker
Explorer of the Seas November 20, 2000 American athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Voyager of the Seas November 15, 1999 Former Figure Skater Katrina Witt
Vision of the Seas April 24, 1998 Helen Morin Stephan, Wife Of Previous Owner Of RCC Edwin Stephan.
Enchantment of the Seas July 2, 1997 Colleen Fain, the wife of Royal Caribbean Ltd Chairman Richard Fain.
Rhapsody of the Seas April 1, 1997 Bodil Wilhelmsen – the wife of Gjert Wilhelmsen (Previous principal stockholder in RCCL)
Grandeur of the Seas October 26, 1996 Aviva Ofer, wife of Sammy Ofer and mother of Eyal Ofer, a member of Royal Caribbean’s Board of Directors.

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