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Royal Caribbean answers call of wild with biggest ever Alaskan season in 2020

Royal Caribbean will be embarking on its biggest adventure in Alaska to date when three ships sail the region during the 2020 summer season.

Ovation of the Seas will be returning as the largest ship to sail the Gulf of Alaska, alongside Serenade of the Seas and Radiance of the Seas.

Ovation of the Seas in Hong Kong
Ovation of the Seas, pictured in Hong Kong, will cruise in Alaska in 2020 for the second year running

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.

Ovation, the first of the cruise line’s game-changing Quantum Class to sail Alaska, will return for its second consecutive season with 7-night itineraries from Seattle, Washington.

With the highest vantage point on any cruise ship, the North Star – the ship’s signature glass observation capsule – is the “best seat in the house” for guests to take in the majestic mountains, jaw-dropping glaciers and diverse wildlife native to the state’s stunning landscape.

Ovation will deliver untamed adventure with visits to destinations that 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.

After experiencing the wild side on land, guests can continue their adrenaline-seeking ways by taking on the ship’s unparalleled lineup of onboard activities, including the FlowRider surf simulator, RipCord by iFly indoor skydiving experience, and the SeaPlex, the largest and most revolutionary indoor active space at sea featuring a trapeze school, full-size basketball court, roller-skating rink and bumper cars.

All those thrills are rounded out by a collection of indoor and outdoor pools that allow everyone to kick back and dive into their surroundings no matter the temperature.

Radiance Class views of Alaska

For the first time since 2009, Serenade of the Seas will head west as she repositions from a winter in the sunny Southern Caribbean to Vancouver, British Columbia, making 2020 Royal Caribbean’s first summer season with three ships in Alaska.

Serenade will sail 7-night itineraries through the 500 miles of shoreline that is the Inside Passage, calling on Ketchikan, Juneau and Icy Point.

No stranger to the region, Radiance of the Seas will once again offer 7-night itineraries between Vancouver and Seward. A veteran at plying the Gulf of Alaska, Radiance will cruise alternating Southbound Alaska and Northbound Alaska routes, offering guests the opportunity to uncover the myriad of adventures of the Great Land.

Serenade and Radiance of the Seas boast ocean-facing glass lifts and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout, allowing guests to gaze upon the glaciers and every sight along the Alaskan coast.

Posted on 10th December 2018 at 03:34 pm in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Royal Caribbean |

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