7 Top Royal Caribbean Cruises for 2020-2021

Not sure which Royal Caribbean cruise is right for you? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

A quick search of the Royal Caribbean website shows a staggering 598 different itineraries to choose from, and many of those offer multiple dates. Whether you want a short two-day cruise in Australia or an 18-night trip throughout Alaska and Canada, there’s something for everyone.

The only real problem is narrowing down that list of cruises to a more manageable group to find the cruise that’s right for you. That’s where we can help.

We’ve looked through hundreds of trips from Royal Caribbean in both 2020 and 2021 to pick out those trips that are the most enticing to us. This helps narrow the field and bring you some of your best options for sailings.

So what exactly earns a cruise a spot on our list? First, we narrowed the field down to trips departing from the United States. Next, we looked for trips that offer up something unique — whether it be a great price, an amazing ship, or a fantastic port of call.

The list below should help you get a better feel for what’s available from the cruise line that’s proven to be one of the most popular in the world.

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All of the cruises below depart mainland U.S. ports, starting in 2020 and beyond. Prices are per person (before taxes and fees) for the lowest-priced interior cabin. Keep in mind that prices can change from what’s listed below.

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3-Night Bahamas/CocoCay Cruise From Miami

Entrance to Thrill Waterpark

One of the best cruises from Royal Caribbean is also one of its least expensive and shortest. This three-night cruise is perfect for those looking for a cruise that won’t break the budget or demand a lot of time off work.

It departs Miami aboard the Navigator of the Seas. The first port of call is the cruise line’s private island — CocoCay — that it just spent $250 million renovating into the ultimate destination. After that you’ll visit Nassau before returning back home.

This cruise runs constantly, with dozens of departure dates. Best of all, prices start less than $300 per person. We found a sailing in October for just $209 per person.

5-Night Western Cruise From Tampa

What makes this cruise so special is its mix of length, price, and ports. First, it’s the perfect length to unwind and get away from it all without having to take all your vacation days for a cruise.

And because it’s not too long, it’s also not that expensive. We found rates starting around $400 for an interior cabin in February 2021 (there are also multiple dates available).

But what draws our eye are the two ports — Key West and Cozumel. Key West is always a fun spot to visit with a unique vibe. Visiting for the day on a cruise ship gives you a nice taste of what it has to offer. Meanwhile, Cozumel is among the most popular cruise ports on the planet, offering some of the most beautiful water you can imagine.

7-Night Bahamas Cruise From New Orleans

Looking for the cheapest 7-day cruise? This is the best one we found. At under $350 for an interior cabin per person, it’s less than $50 per night.

This trip departs New Orleans (a destination for vacation all by itself), heading east over to Key West. After a day in the keys, you’ll head to Nassau and then to Royal Caribbean’s private island, CocoCay. 

For a week cruise, this is one of the top itineraries you can find in our opinion. So why so inexpensive? It’s on an older ship so there may be less to do onboard than you’ll find on the big, new ships. Still, for just over three bills, it’s a screaming deal.

8-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Miami

It doesn’t get more exotic than cruising the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, the British Virgin Islands and St. Thomas. Visiting one would be a great vacation. Visiting them all is a bucket-list trip.

This cruise will do just that, sailing from Miami aboard Empress of the Seas. It’s an 8-day trip, which allows you enough time to visit these ports that aren’t reached by most other cruises. What’s surprising is that for this itinerary, you can sail for under $400 per person.

Part of that low price is the fact that Empress of the Seas is an older ship. Don’t let that scare you away. Many people like that the older and smaller ships have fewer people and actually prefer to sail on these vessels.

6-Night Bermuda Cruise From Cape Liberty

Live in the northeast? That doesn’t mean you have to fly all the way to Florida to take a cruise. The Cape Liberty cruise port in New Jersey offers a ton of sailings.

The least expensive from the port is this trip that’s called the “Best of Bermuda” cruise. We found a sailing of less than $400 that departs on May 4, 2021. It will take you to Hamilton and St. George Island.

In addition, on this six-night cruise you will have two days at sea to enjoy the ship, hang out by the pool, and work on your tan.

7-Night Alaska Cruise From Seattle

Over the past decade, there’s been a big boom in interest in sailing to Alaska. And that’s for good reason. There’s no better way to see this part of the world than via a cruise ship.

Royal Caribbean sails this regular route during the season (May through September) that takes you from Seattle, up through points in Juneau and Skagway, Alaska. There you can see the wonders of the “last great frontier” including mountains, wildlife, and possibly even the Northern Lights.

This sailing goes weekly aboard the Ovation of the Seas and we found rates starting right at $899 per person.

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise From Miami

Royal Caribbean Terminal in Miami

A cruise from Miami with stops in Jamaica and Mexico isn’t anything ground-breaking. But why this cruise makes the list is that it’s aboard Symphony of the Seas.

Symphony of the Seas is the largest cruise ship in Royal Caribbean’s fleet… and the largest cruise ship in the world. The ship is so large that it even has different neighborhoods. And because it was built so recently, it offers the latest and greatest of what the cruise line can offer.

Right now the cruise line sails Symphony of the Seas on weeklong trips from Miami. At $698, this trip represents one of the least-expensive cruise to sail on the breathtaking ship.

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