From an RCI:
...there is an undeniable nostalgia amongst some cruisers for ships under 1,000 guests that provide an extraordinarily high level of customer service. Although the Royal Caribbean brand is not going to encompass such ships in the future, our company certainly does in the present with our two 700 guest ships in Azamara Cruises not to mention the 100 guest Celebrity Xpedition. Our company across its six brands has a significantly more diverse fleet profile than the Royal Caribbean International brand has on its own and this will continue to be the case.
So will Royal Caribbean ever build small ships? It is unlikely for the brand Royal Caribbean International. But not out of the question for the company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. through one of our other brands.