RCI-Royal Caribbean made its anticipated return to Australia for the first time since 2019 on October 29.
The arrival of Ovation of the Seas in homeport Sydney NSW is bringing back Australia’s summer holiday season, operating 2- to 12-night roundtrips to Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific Islands.
Gavin Smith (RCI's VP & managing director for Australia and New Zealand) said that Ovation’s 6th season from Sydney Harbour was "a testament to the demand from Australians looking to have the ultimate summer holiday".
“This is an incredibly exciting time for Royal Caribbean in Australia, with Ovation’s return to Sydney and Quantum of the Seas’ arrival into Brisbane on Tuesday, Nov. 1. It is fantastic to see Ovation in Sydney Harbour once again, and today is also an important milestone to thank our suppliers, the travel industry and our loyal guests for the unwavering support they have demonstrated over the last two years. We are very much looking forward to welcoming back our returning guests and new holidaymakers for a much-needed summer season of adventure and lifelong memories.”
In Brisbane, Quantum of the Seas is arriving today, November 1, to kick off Royal Caribbean’s first summer cruising out of Queensland. Vacationers can enjoy 2- to 12-nights voyages visiting ports in Australia, NZ, the South Pacific Islands.