Upcoming Seattle resident Anthem of the Seas will make its Alaska debut alongside returning favorites.
SINGAPORE – There’s a new summer anthem on the horizon. Royal Caribbean International revealed vacationers will have new ways to cross adventures off their bucket lists in the Last Frontier, with the popular Anthem of the Seas joining returning favorites Quantum, Radiance and Serenade of the Seas in summer 2025. With Anthem’s Alaska debut, between May and September 2025, travelers have in store a lineup of 7-night vacations that visit many of the state’s most-talked-about glaciers, parks, towns and more. All the ways to discover the Last Frontier begin from Seattle; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; or Seward, Alaska, and Crown & Anchor Society loyalty members have early access to book the new adventures on Royal Caribbean’s website.
Friends and families can have their choice of vacations that will spotlight Alaska’s wildlife, majestic landscapes and local cultures, visiting picture-perfect destinations ranging from Sitka to Skagway, Haines to Juneau, Ketchikan, Hubbard Glacier, Alaska, and beyond. Matching the bold ways to adventure in the largest state of the U.S. are the experiences featured on all four award-winning ships, including experiences only on Royal Caribbean. On board, vacationers of all ages can put the action in action-packed and redefine memory making with highlights like the gravity-defying RipCord by iFly skydiving simulator, the deck-defying North Star all-glass observation capsule, the rock climbing wall, FlowRider surf simulators and ample ways to dine, drink and be entertained.
Summer 2025 Alaska Highlights
Anthem of the Seas – Sailing Roundtrip from Seattle
For the first time, Anthem heads to Alaska – and it all starts in Seattle. Adventure seekers can choose from two different 7-night itineraries that include locales like Alaska’s Sitka and the Gold Rush-era town of Skagway. Travelers will have the chance to get up close to the awe-inspiring Endicott Arm fjord and Dawes Glacier, and enjoy unparalleled views as they head to the state’s mountain-framed capital city, Juneau, and Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The thrills are taken to new heights on board, too, with adrenaline-pumping experiences like the RipCord by iFly skydiving simulator and the North Star glass observation capsule that can reach as high as 300 feet above the ocean.
Quantum of the Seas – Sailing Roundtrip from Seattle
Marking its bold return to Alaska, Quantum is the 7-night adventure for vacationers looking to marvel at Alaska’s picturesque landscapes as they venture to Sitka, Skagway, Endicott Arm fjord, Dawes Glacier and Juneau, as well as Icy Strait Point and Victoria in Canada. Adventurers also have a bold lineup of experiences on board to maximize every minute of their vacation, from catching a wave on the FlowRider surf simulator with towering glaciers and snowcapped peaks right before their eyes to taking on friendly competition at SeaPlex, the largest indoor activity complex at sea, which features bumper cars, a basketball court, roller-skating rink and more.
Serenade of the Seas – Sailing from Vancouver
Returning to Alaska for an encore following a standout summer in 2022, Serenade makes its way to Vancouver via a unique 16-night Panama Canal cruise. Vacationers looking to journey along Alaska’s Inside Passage and see the region’s captivating wildlife are in for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. In destinations like Haines, Sitka, Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan, Alaska, it’s all about discovering the local cultures. And from town to town, adventure seekers can enjoy front-row seats to some of the Last Frontier’s best coastal gems, with more than one glacier in store: Hubbard Glacier, North America’s largest tidewater glacier; and Tracy Arm fjord, with more than 30 miles of narrow passageways surrounded by cliffs and waterfalls. Guests can stay close to the action in between every destination by taking in the endless ocean views through Serenade’s three acres of expansive windows or the rock climbing wall, and when it’s time to refuel and kick back they have their choice of restaurants, bars and lounges like American steakhouse Chops Grille, Giovanni’s Table and Izumi, for fresh sushi and sashimi.
Radiance of the Seas – Sailing from Vancouver and Seward
A returning favorite, Radiance is the choice for vacationers who seek even more immersive experiences to explore Alaska. The lineup of alternating northbound and southbound adventures start from Seward and Vancouver, and along the way to Juneau, Sitka, Skagway, Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point and Hubbard Glacier are photo-worthy landscapes. Before or after their 7-night cruise, travelers can extend their adventure with a Royal Caribbean Cruise tour that visits popular landmarks like Denali National Park. On board, there are ways to still take in breathtaking views, whether that’s poolside or even from the rock climbing wall. And making memories over shared meals is always on the menu at Giovanni’s Table for family-style Italian classics, Izumi and more.
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