Published: 16 May 2015 by: Nichola Davies

The Legend of the Seas

Couples who love to cruise will be delighted to discover that Royal Caribbean are in Brisbane this week making the final preparations for the maiden arrival of their first ever Queensland-based ship Legend of the Seas.

The 2000-guest ship will grace our ports in Brisbane, Airlie Beach and Cairns in June, giving Queenslander's the chance to see the newest Royal before her maiden season in December 2015. 

The Legend of the Seas will bring to Queensland an international style of cruising with world class amenities on our doorstep. Such amenities include the central Artium where acrobats will perform incredible aerial shows, outdoor rock climbing facilities, a mini-golf course and much more.

At 70,000 tonnes, Legend of the Seas is one of the largest superliners to navigate the Brisbane River and dock at the Brisbane Cruise Terminal. 

Highlights of Legend of the Seas’ maiden season include:

  • An 18-night cruise from Hong Kong to Brisbane on 20 November 2015 which calls at Manila, Puerto Princesa, Kota Kinabalu, Bali, Darwin, Cairns and Whitsundays. A similar cruise operates in reverse departing Brisbane on 20 April 2016.

  • Nine South Pacific cruises ranging from eight- to 10-nights calling at ports in New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Loyalty Islands. And a further two 11-night cruises incorporate the South Pacific islands and Fiji.

  • One 14-night cruise to New Zealand which calls at Auckland, Tauranga, Napier, Wellington, Akaroa, Dunedin and Dusky/Doubtful/Milford Sounds.

  • Visits to the Whitsundays and Cairns on two seven-night Queensland sailings.

  • One two-night sampler cruise, giving cruisers a taste of Legend of the Seas.


Bookings for the Legend of the Seas’ first Queensland season are open now, with fares starting from just $1,099 for the first person and $549.50 for the second when booked during the month of May, for an eight-night South Pacific cruise departing 18 February 2016. Visit Royal Caribbean to make a booking and for further information.

Other exciting news from Royal Caribbean: 

Royal Caribbean also recently announced that Australia will welcome the first ever brand-new cruise ship when it deploys the $1.3 billion Ovation of the Seas to Sydney in December 2016. This megaliner will claim the title of the largest cruise ship to ever call Australia home – carrying almost 5000 guests and 1,500 crew members. 

Ovation of the Seas will feature: 

  • iFly dining experience
  • 18 dining options including Jamie Oliver's first at sea
  • A robotic bar
  • Bumper cars
  • The North Star: a glass viewing capsule which transports guests 91 metres in the air above the ship

Visit Ovation of the Seas for more information.


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