Complete List of Royal Caribbean Ships By Age – Newest to Oldest 2024

Royal Caribbean International has been delivering innovation at sea for over 50 years. Each new class of ship has been considered an architectural marvel featuring the latest technology and guest experiences. Royal Caribbean currently has 27 cruise ships in service. The cruise line continues to revolutionize vacations with itineraries to more than 270 destinations in 72 countries on six continents, including Royal Caribbean’s private island destination in The Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay, the first in the Perfect Day Island Collection.

List of Royal Caribbean Ships By Age

Here is a complete list of Royal Caribbean’s cruise ships newest to oldest. We hope this list will help you, as the cruise line has ships that can vary in size from 73,000 gross tons (Vision Class), to the upcoming Icon class that are 250,000+ gross tons.

Here is every cruise ship with Royal Caribbean currently and planned to delivered in the fleet, sorted by newest first:

Icon of the Seas – 2024

Icon of the Seas arrives in Port Miami
Royal Caribbean International’s highly anticipated Icon of the Seas arrived in Miami for the first time ahead of its official debut on Jan. 27. Photo by Royal Caribbean

Icon of the Seas is the first ship in the Icon Class and is 250,800 GT’s. She carries 5,496 passengers (based on two per cabin) with a total guest capacity of 6,826. The 20 deck ship took her maiden voyage from Miami in January 2024. 

Wonder of the Seas – 2022

Wonder of the Seas is the fifth ship in the popular Oasis Class and is 235,600 GT’s. She carries 5,734 passengers (based on two per cabin) with a total guest capacity of 7,084. Wonder of the Seas is the first ship in the Oasis Class to feature 8 neighborhoods with the addition of the new Suite Neighborhood. She also received other design enhancements to the Windjammer Café and other areas and is the first ship to include the popular restaurant, The Mason Jar. The Godmother of the ship is Marie McCrea.

Ship Highlights:

  • Suite Neighborhood
  • The Mason Jar
  • Wonder Playscape
  • Vue Bar
  • Ultimate Family Suite

Odyssey of the Seas – 2022

Odyssey of the Seas is the fifth ship in the popular Quantum Class and is 169,000 GT’s. She carries 4,198 passengers (based on two per cabin) with a total guest capacity of 5,498. This 16 deck ship features the popular features like the North Star, Seaplex and a Bionic Bar. The Godmother of the ship is Erin Brown.

Ship Highlights:

  • North Star
  • Seaplex
  • Sky Pad
  • Ripcord By IFLY
  • Two70

Spectrum of the Seas – 2021

Spectrum of the Seas is the first ship in the new Quantum Ultra Class and is 168,666 GT’s. She carries 4,246 passengers (based on two per cabin) with a total guest capacity of 5,622. This 16 deck ship was specifically designed for the Chinese market. You will also find popular features like the North Star, Seaplex and a Bionic Bar. The Godparents of the ship are Angelababy and Huang Xiaoming.

Symphony of the Seas – 2018

Symphony of the Seas is the fourth ship in the Oasis Class and is 228,081 GT’s. She carries 5,518 passengers (based on two per cabin) with a total guest capacity of 6,680. The 18 deck ship ship includes 7 neighborhoods and the Ultimate Family Suite. You can also take a ride of the Ultimate Abysss, which is a 10-story dry slide. The GodFamily of the ship are the PeneVegas family which includes Alexa, Carlos and Ocean.

Ship Highlights:

  • Ultimate Family Suite
  • Ultimate Abyss – A 10-Story Dry Slide
  • The Perfect Storm – A Trio of Waterslides
  • Battle For Planet Z – Lazer Tag

Ovation of the Seas – 2016

Ovation of the Seas is the third ship in the Quantum Class and is 168,666 GT’s. She carries 4,180 passengers (based on two per cabin) with a total guest capacity of 4,905. The 16 deck had her maiden voyage on April 17, 2016. The Godmother of the ship is the Chinese actress, Fan Bingbing.

Harmony of the Seas – 2016

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Royal Caribbean International’s Harmony of the Seas

Harmony of the Seas is the third ship in the Oasis Class and is 226,963 GT’s. She carries 5,479 passengers (based on two per cabin) with a total guest capacity of 6,687. The 18 deck ship took her maiden voyage on May 29, 2016. Her Godmother is Brittany Affolter.

Anthem of the Seas – 2015

Anthem of the Seas is the second ship in the Quantum Class and is 168,666 GT’s. She carries 4,180 passengers (based on two per cabin) with a total guest capacity of 4,905. With 16 deck ship took her Maiden voyage on April 22, 2015 The Godmother of the ship is British historian and author Emma Wilby.

Quantum of the Seas – 2014

Quantum of the Seas is the first ship in the Quantum Class and is 168,666 GT’s. She carries 4,180 passengers (based on two per cabin) with a total guest capacity of 4,905. With 16 decks, this new class of ship is packed with amazing features like the North Star, Seaplex (Bumper Cars), Ripcord by IFLY, Bionic Bar and much more. The Godmother of the ship is American actress Kristin Chenoweth.

Allure of the Seas – 2010

Allure of the Seas is the second ship in the Oasis Class and is 226,963 GT’s. She carries 5,496 passengers (based on two per cabin) with a total guest capacity of 6,826. The 18 deck ship took her maiden voyage on Dec 5, 2010. The ship features 7 different neighborhoods and highlights featuring a Central Park, Carousel, Zip Line ride and an Aquatheater. Her Godmother is Princess Fiona.

Oasis of the Seas – 2009

The revolutionary Oasis of the Seas is the first ship in the Oasis Class and is 226,838 GT’s. She carries 5,602 passengers (based on two per cabin) with a total guest capacity of 6,771. The ship features 7 different neighborhoods and highlights like the Portside BBQ, Ultimate Panoramic Suite, Music Hall, Ultimate Abyss (10-story dry slide), The Perfect Storm waterpark and more. Her Godmothers are Gloria Estefan, Michelle Kwan, Dara Torres, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Shawn Johnson, Jane Seymour and Daisy Fuentes.

Independence of the Seas – 2008

Independence of the Seas is the third ship in the Freedom Class and is 154,407 GT’s. She carries 3,634 passengers (based on two per cabin) with a total guest capacity of 4,375. She took her maiden voyage on May 2, 2008. Her Godmother is Elizabeth Hill.

Liberty of the Seas – 2007

Liberty of the Seas is the second ship in the Freedom Class and is 154,407 GT’s. She carries 3,798 passengers (based on two per cabin) with a total guest capacity of 4,960. She took her maiden voyage on May 19, 2007. Her Godmother is travel agent, Donna Madeley.

Freedom of the Seas – 2006

Freedom of the Seas is the first ship in the Freedom Class and is 156,271 GT’s. She carries 3,926 passengers (based on two per cabin) with a total guest capacity of 4,635. She took her maiden voyage on May 11, 2006. Her Godmother is foster-mother, Katherine Louise Calder.

Jewel of the Seas – 2004

Jewel of the Seas is the fourth ship in the Radiance Class and is 90,090 GT’s. She carries 2,191 passengers (based on two per cabin) with a total guest capacity of 2,702. She took her maiden voyage on May 8, 2004. Her Godmother is (National Teacher of the Year for 2004), Kathy Mellor.

Serenade of the Seas – 2003

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Serenade of the Seas

Serenade of the Seas is the third ship in the popular Radiance Class and is 90,090 GT’s. She carries 2,143 passengers (based on two per cabin) with a total guest capacity of 2,476. She took her maiden voyage on August 25, 2003. Her Godmother is Whoopi Goldberg.

Mariner of the Seas – 2003

Mariner of the Seas
Mariner of the Seas

Mariner of the Seas is the third ship in the Voyager Class and is 138,279 GT’s. She carries 3,114 passengers (based on two per cabin) with a total guest capacity of 3,807. The 15 deck ship took her maiden voyage on November 16, 2003. Her Godmother is Jean Driscoll.

Brilliance of the Seas – 2002

Brilliance of the Seas
Brilliance of the Seas

Brilliance of the Seas is the second ship in the Radiance Class and is 90,090 GT’s. She carries 2,142 passengers (based on two per cabin) with a total guest capacity of 2,543. She took her maiden voyage on July 15, 2002. Her Godmother is Marilyn Ofer.

Navigator of the Seas
Navigator of the Seas

Navigator of the Seas is the third ship in the Voyager Class and is 137,276 GT’s. She carries 3,114 passengers (based on two per cabin) with a total guest capacity of 3,807. The 15 deck ship took her maiden voyage on November 18, 2001. Her Godparents are Tara Stackpole (FDNY), Kevin Hannafin (FDNY), Margaret McDonnell (NYPD), Sgt. Richard Lucas (NYPD)

Radiance of the Seas – 2001

Radiance at Hubbard Glacier
Radiance of the Seas at Hubbard Glacier

Radiance of the Seas is the first ship in the Radiance Class and is 90,090 GT’s. She carries 2,143 passengers (based on two per cabin) with a total guest capacity of 2,466. The 13 deck ship took her maiden voyage on April 7, 2001. Her Godmother is Margot Pritzker.

Adventure of the Seas – 2001

Adventure of the Seas
Adventure of the Seas

Adventure of the Seas is the third ship in the Voyager Class and is 137,276 GT’s. She carries 3,114 passengers (based on two per cabin) with a total guest capacity of 3,807. The 15 deck ship took her maiden voyage on November 18, 2001. Her Godparents are Tara Stackpole (FDNY), Kevin Hannafin (FDNY), Margaret McDonnell (NYPD), Sgt. Richard Lucas (NYPD)

Explorer of the Seas – 2000

Explorer of the Seas is the second ship in the Voyager Class and is 137,308 GT’s. She carries 3,286 passengers (based on two per cabin) with a total guest capacity of 4,290. The 15 deck ship, along with an international crew of 1,185 and passengers took her maiden voyage on October 28, 2000. Her Godmother is retired American track and field athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee.

Voyager of the Seas – 1999

Voyager of the Seas
Voyager of the Seas

Voyager of the Seas is the first ship in the Voyager Class and is 137,276 GT’s. She carries 3,602 passengers (based on two per cabin) with a total guest capacity of 4,000. The 15 deck ship took her maiden voyage on November 21, 1999. This would be the first ship with a revolutionary new interior promenade area with shops, dining venues and more. Her Godmother is two-time Olympic champion figure skater, Katarina Witt.

Vision of the Seas – 1998

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Vision of the Seas

Vision of the Seas is the fourth ship in the Vision Class and is 73,817 GT’s. The ship was built at Chantiers de L’Atlantique, St. Nazaire, France. She carries 1,998 passengers (based on two per cabin) with a total guest capacity of 2,416. The 12 deck ship took her maiden voyage on May 2, 1998. Her Godmother is Helen Morin Stephan, wife of Royal Caribbean’s founder and former Vice Chairman, Edwin Stephan.

Enchantment of the Seas – 1997

Enchantment of the Seas is the third ship in the Vision Class and is 82,910 GT’s. The ship was built at Kvaerner Masa-Yards, Helsinki, Finland. The 12 deck ship took her maiden voyage on July 13, 1997. This ship is very unique since she was Lengthened by 73 feet in June 2005 with a new section being inserted in her mid-section. The result is a very unique look and greater size than her sisters. She carries 2,252 passengers (based on two per cabin) with a total guest capacity of 2,730. Her Godmother is Colleen Fain, wife of Royal Caribbean Chairman and former CEO Richard D. Fain.

Rhapsody of the Seas – 1997

Rhapsody of the Seas is the second ship in the Vision Class and is 73,817 GT’s. The ship was built at Chantiers de L’Atlantique, St. Nazaire, France. She carries 1,998 passengers (based on two per cabin) with a total guest capacity of 2,416. The 12 deck ship took her maiden voyage on May 19, 1997. Her Godmother is Bodil Wilhelmsen, wife of Royal Caribbean principal shareholder Gjert Wilhelmsen.

Grandeur of the Seas – 1996

Grandeur of the Seas is the first ship in the Vision Class and is 73,817 GT’s. She carries 1,992 passengers (based on two per cabin) with a total guest capacity of 2,440. The 12 deck ship took her maiden voyage on December 14, 1996. This new class of ship were known as “Ships of glass” with the large amount of glass used in the ship’s exterior. This was something very new for ship design at the time and helped create a more floating resort atmosphere. Her Godmother is Aviva Ofer, wife of Sammy Ofer and mother of Eyal Ofer, a member of Royal Caribbean’s Board of Directors.

Here are all the current list of Royal Caribbean cruise ships by age from newest to oldest:

Royal Caribbean Ships By Age Newest to Oldest

ShipClassYear
Icon of the SeasIcon2024
Wonder of the SeasOasis2022
Odyssey of the SeasQuantum2022
Spectrum of the SeasQuantum Ultra2021
Symphony of the SeasOasis2018
Ovation of the SeasQuantum2016
Harmony of the SeasOasis2016
Anthem of the SeasQuantum2015
Quantum of the SeasQuantum2014
Allure of the SeasOasis2010
Oasis of the SeasOasis2009
Independence of the SeasFreedom2008
Liberty of the SeasFreedom2007
Freedom of the SeasFreedom2006
Jewel of the Seas,Radiance2004
Serenade of the SeasRadiance2003
Mariner of the SeasVoyager2003
Brilliance of the SeasRadiance2002
Navigator of the SeasVoyager2002
Radiance of the SeasRadiance2001
Adventure of the SeasVoyager2001
Explorer of the SeasVoyager2000
Voyager of the SeasVoyager1999
Vision of the SeasVoyager1998
Enchantment of the SeasVision1997
Rhapsody of the SeasVision1997
Grandeur of the SeasVision1996
Royal Caribbean Ships By Age

List of Royal Caribbean Ships By Class

Royal Caribbean has six unique classes of ship’s that have their own size and features.

What are the different classes of Royal Caribbean ships?

Here is a list of the six classes of ships:

  • Vision Class 
  • Voyager Class 
  • Radiance Class 
  • Freedom Class
  • Quantum Class
  • Quantum Ultra Class
  • Oasis Class
  • Icon Class

Future Royal Caribbean ships

Icon of the Seas is the first in the new-build in the Icon class. She is the first LNG powered cruise ship for Royal Caribbean and debuted in January of 2024 as the largest cruise ship ever built.

Utopia of the Seas will be the sixth Oasis class cruise ship. She will also be the first LNG powered Oasis class ship. She is scheduled to debut in the Spring 2024.

Royal Caribbean also has two more Icon class cruise ships on order with deliveries expected in 2025 and 2026.

Royal Caribbean Ships Frequently Asked Questions

What is Royal Caribbean’s newest ship?

Icon of the Seas is Royal Caribbean’s newest ship and began service on January 27, 2024. She is the first ship in the revolutionary Icon Class and is 250,800 GRT’s

What is the oldest ship of Royal Caribbean?

Grandeur of the Seas is currently the oldest ship in the Royal Caribbean fleet. She began service on on December 14, 1996. She was the first popular Vision Class.

What is the smallest Royal Caribbean ship?

Grandeur of the Seas is currently the smallest ship in the Royal Caribbean fleet coming in at 73,817 GRT’s.

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