This overlapped the record booking seven-day period (March 28 – April 3) reported by Carnival Cruise Line.

The strong demand and new bookings come on the heels of more than 1.5m passengers having sailed with the line since January 2021, alongside consistently record-high guest satisfaction ratings.

Enthusiasm for cruising’s return

‘The enthusiasm and excitement for the successful return of cruising is undeniable. We could not have reached this incredible milestone without the unwavering support of our loyal guests, our valued travel advisors and partners and the Royal Caribbean International team around the world,’ President and CEO Michael Bayley said.

The news came amid three Royal Caribbean milestones: Wonder of the Seas’ inaugural season, the keel-laying for next-generation ship Icon of the Seas and the start of construction for Utopia of the Seas, the sixth Oasis-class ship and the first powered by LNG (Icon of the Seas is also LNG-powered).

The bookings were received through, call centers and travel advisors with the support of the sales team. The line continued to encourage redemptions of future cruise credits through automation tools introduced in 2021 on its consumer site and its trade site,