Royal Caribbean now has some cruises available to book online through April 2022. That’s not a typo, April 2022.
While Royal Caribbean already released European cruises available through October 2021, cruises to the Caribbean and The Bahamas are now available through early 2022.
Caribbean cruises leaving from Florida are available through April 2022.
Caribbean cruises leaving from Galveston, TX are available through October 2021. A new, larger pier is projected to open in November 2021. At that time, most people expect Royal Caribbean to put a larger Oasis-class ship in Galveston for the first time ever.
Why Book So Far Ahead?
Is it crazy to book a cruise for 2022 so far ahead? Maybe. That’s over two years away. Plans can change.
But, from my experience, prices go nowhere but up. Sure, sales come and go where the prices fluctuate. But over time, the price of a cruise usually goes up the closer you are to the sailing.
For example, my family booked a cruise for March 2021 back in January of this year, 26 months in advance. We booked using a refundable deposit rate (which is more than the default nonrefundable deposit rate). When I look at the price of our cruise now, we would have to pay about $800 more for our party of six on the same cruise.
Look, Not Book
While you may not be ready to book a cruise that far out, it costs nothing to look. If you have a big family reunion trip or a graduation trip to plan, viewing cruises online that far out gives you an idea of what to expect on itineraries and pricing. Just remember that if you want to have the flexibility of a refundable deposit, you have to request it after you input your name and address.
Are you planning head for vacations in 2021 or early 2022?
Nancy lives near Dallas, Texas, with her husband and three kids. Her favorite vacations include the beach, cruising and everything Disney.