June is the official start of the summer cruise season, which means warm temperatures on pretty much every Royal Caribbean ship you can sail on (outside of Alaska).
Have a cruise planned in June? This should provide you the important information for navigating a cruise this month.
June is when summer cruises get into full swing in Europe and Alaska. This means all the ships are in position to offer a full assortment of cruises this month.
Depending on where you live, school begins to let out for summer break during the month of June. This means as the month progresses, so do the crowds and demand for sailings.
If you’re looking to get a deal on a cruise, your best is to look for a last-minute cruise deal for early June. Of course, that may be easier said than done, as available cabins may be limited.
Ships sailing in June 2022
This month will see every single Royal Caribbean ship back in service again, as Rhapsody of the Seas restarted operations on May 23.
- Freedom of the Seas from Miami, Florida
- Anthem of the Seas from Cape Liberty, New Jersey until she moves to Southampton
- Allure of the Seas from Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- Symphony of the Seas from Miami, Florida
- Independence of the Seas from Port Canaveral, Florida
- Harmony of the Seas from Port Canaveral, Florida
- Mariner of the Seas from Port Canaveral, Florida
- Liberty of the Seas from Galveston, Texas
- Adventure of the Seas from Cape Liberty, New Jersey
- Explorer of the Seas from Miami, Florida
- Navigator of the Seas from Los Angeles, California
- Spectrum of the Seas from Singapore
- Grandeur of the Seas from Galveston, Texas
- Enchantment of the Seas from Baltimore, Maryland
- Radiance of the Seas from Vancouver, Canada or Seward, Alaska
- Serenade of the Seas from Vancouver, Canada
- Voyager of the Seas from Copenhagen, Denmark
- Quantum of the Seas from Seattle, Washington
- Ovation of the Seas from Seattle, Washington
- Oasis of the Seas from Cape Liberty, New Jersey
- Brilliance of the Seas from Rome, Italy
- Wonder of the Seas from Barcelona and Rome
- Odyssey of the Seas from from Rome, Italy
- Vision of the Seas from Barcelona, Spain
- Rhapsody of the Seas from Rome, Italy
- Jewel of the Seas from Amsterdam, Netherlands
Royal Caribbean’s ships will be operating out of three primary markets: Alaska, Europe, and Caribbean.
Summer is actually a off-peak time for cruises to the Caribbean. You will find far less ships sailing to the Caribbean because many vessels have been redeployed to Europe and Alaska. It’s also as hot as it gets in the Caribbean during the summer.
The advantage of a summer cruise to the Caribbean is there are less ships overall to contend with, making for favorable conditions in the ports you will visit since there will be less passengers in port.
Health protocols for June 2022 cruises
Royal Caribbean’s Covid-19 protocols are fairly consistent across the board, although there can be a few variations for certain European departures.
All Royal Caribbean guests age 12 and older must present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination with the final dose of their vaccine administered at least 14 days before sailing.
Boosters are not required, except for some European sailings require anyone that hasn’t had their last shot more than 270 days ago to get a booster.
Royal Caribbean does not require kids younger than 12 to be vaccinated.
Masks are optional for vaccinated guests & recommended for unvaccinated children while onboard. Masks are no longer required at Adventure Ocean for kids 2 years and up, they are recommended for unvaccinated kids.
Masks are also now optional while in the cruise terminal before or after your cruise, unless mandated by local authorities.
Guests under 2 years old do not need to wear a mask.
Vaccinated guests must show a negative COVID-19 test result for a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 2 days before boarding day.
Unvaccinated kids age 2 to 11 must show a negative test result for a PCR test (not antigen) taken no more than 3 days before boarding day. This test cannot be taken on boarding day for unvaccinated kids.
Guests under 2 years of age do not need to complete a pre-cruise test.
June weather on a cruise
June temperatures in the Caribbean typically range from about 78 to 87 degrees Fahrenheit in the day and 70 to 80 at night.
Expect water temperatures around 81 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit.
This means hot and humid conditions for a Caribbean cruise with very warm ocean temperatures as well.
Officially, the hurricane season begins on June first, but tropical storms don’t usually get going until later in the season.
Let’s move over to Europe, where you will find the sunniest month of the cruise season. June is a fabulous time to take a Mediterranean cruise because of the warm, but not yet hot, temperatures that come later in the summer. On top of that, there are less crowds in June compared to next month.
June is also the time of year when the Mediterranean Sea is finally warm enough to swim, with an average water temperature of at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
If your European cruise goes to Northern Europe, expect high temperatures in the low 60s, and night time temperatures in the low 50s.
In Alaska, expect the least rain of the year. This is the perfect month for outdoor shore excursions, such as hiking.
Read more: Best things to do on an Alaska cruise
The average temperature for an Alaska cruise are lows in the upper 40s and highs in the mid-60s Fahrenheit. Towards the end of June, you benefit from additional daylight, with up to 18 hours of sunlight.
You’re going to need layers for this sort of weather, so it’s important to pack for your Alaska cruise effectively.