2017 was an exceptional year!

We accomplished what we committed to do three years ago and successfully completed the Double-Double — a long-term strategic plan to attain double-digit ROIC and double 2014 Adjusted EPS by year-end 2017. The goals were aggressive, but our aspirations were much higher.


Double-Double delivered:

And now we embark on our 20/20 vision!

Focusing on the key drivers of progress and leveraging the culture instilled by Double-Double, the company has a new set of goals that will take RCL to new heights as a global travel leader.

Financial highlights

Dollars in millions, except per share data 2014 2015 2016 2017
Total Revenues $8,074 $8,299 $8,496 $8,778
Adjusted Net Income 1 $756 $1,065 $1,315 $1,625
Adjusted Earnings Per Share (diluted) 1 $3.39 $4.83 $6.08 $7.53
Total Shareholders’ Equity $8,284 $8,063 $9,121 $10,702
1 For a reconciliation to U.S. GAAP please click here.
Total Revenues $ millions
13 $7,960
14 $8,074
15 $8,299
16 $8,496
17 $8,778
Adjusted Net Income $ millions
13 $539
14 $756
15 $1,065
16 $1,315
17 $1,625
Guests in thousands
13 4,885
14 5,150
15 5,402
16 5,755
17 5,768

Global brands

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) is a global cruise vacation company that owns and operates three global brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises. We are a 50% joint venture owner of the German brand TUI Cruises, a 49% shareholder in the Spanish brand Pullmantur and a 36% shareholder in the Chinese brand SkySea Cruises. Together, these brands operate a combined total of 49 ships with an additional thirteen on order as of December 31, 2017. They operate diverse itineraries around the world that call on approximately 540 destinations on all seven continents.

A map of the world

North America

109 Destinations

South America

68 Destinations

Europe

215 Destinations

Asia

84 Destinations

Africa

11 Destinations

Oceania

49 Destinations

Antarctica

4 Destinations
Photo of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship at sea during the night

The Royal Caribbean International® delivered vacations to nearly 4.6 million guests in 2017 from more than 150 countries and is the world’s largest global cruise line visiting 268 ports of call across 6 continents. Over the last 49 years, Royal Caribbean International has redefined what a cruise vacation can be; allowing all of our guests to discover one-of-a-kind adventures onboard and ashore. Royal Caribbean delivers award-winning vacations across its 24 state-of-the-art ships.

Photo of a Celebrity Cruise Ship at sea during the day

Celebrity Cruises’ iconic “X” is the global mark of modern luxury. With contemporary design, refined spaces, globally-inspired cuisine and world-class service, Celebrity provides modern travelers with an unmatched vacation experience. Sailing to approximately 300 ports on all seven continents, Celebrity Cruise’s twelve ships also provide unique cruise tour experiences in Alaska, Canada and the Galapagos Islands. Celebrity is one of three global cruise brands operated by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Photo of an Azamara Cruise Ship docked in port

Inspiration is found by viewing things with fresh perspective. Azamara Club Cruises® was the first in the industry to pioneer longer stays and overnights in port, allowing guests to fully immerse themselves into new cultures through its Cruise Global, Connect Local program. The brand’s focus is Destination Immersion® experiences offering guests deeper travel to explore the world within the world, while discovering more about themselves. The two sister ships continue the experience onboard the boutique hotel at sea with their top-tier crew and premiere service. Azamara welcomes guests to step ashore as an insider. Explore FurtherSM.

Unforgettable experiences

We’re experience-makers at our core. We believe the power of our brands along with our innovative technology helps us create enriched vacations and the ultimate memory-making moments.

Digital innovations

We’ve redefined the experiences that drive choice, guest satisfaction, and revenue. We’re rolling out an unprecedented wave of ‘Digital Innovations’, showcasing remarkable advances in technology to create powerful multi-sensory experiences.

Environmental stewardship

We continually explore innovations to create a lighter footprint, make our ships more energy efficient, and ensure the long-term sustainability of our oceans and the environment.

A snorkler swims up to the surface of the water.

Additional information can be found on our current sustainability report.

Our people are what make our business. Thank you, thank you!

These achievements would not be possible without the passion, commitment, and support of our people and our shareholders. Thank you all again, as we position the company for a 9th consecutive year of yield growth.

An overhead shot looking down at people having a great time on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship.