ROYAL Caribbean International this morning unveiled its 2019/20 Australasian itineraries, along with a new “non-refundable deposit program” which allows cruisers to pay the best available fare if they have confirmed travel dates when making a booking.
The season will feature Radiance of the Seas, Ovation of the Seas and Voyager of the Seas which will be emerging fresh from a multi-million dollar makeover.
Ovation will offer a range of South Pacific, Australia and NZ itineraries including new sailings between Sydney and Hawaii as she travels to and from Alaska.
Bookings for the season open on 10 Apr, with Royal Caribbean also offering up to US$100 on-board credit for bookings made six months in advance.
As well as the new non-refundable deposits, the cruise line will continue to offer refundable deposit options to give holidaymakers the “ultimate in choice, flexibility and adventures,” according to RCI md Australia/NZ, Adam Armstrong.
A new groups policy will also become active next week, reducing maximum allocations to 50 cabins and advising that utilisation recalls at 300, 200 and 170 days prior to departure will now be policed.

Source: Travel Australia