Royal Caribbean has reversed course and announced today Majesty of the Seas will not be retired out of the fleet and offer new itineraries from Port Canaveral in 2016.
Royal Caribbean had announced in November 2014 that Majesty of the Seas would be transferred out of Royal Caribbean's fleet to a sister company in 2016, but the company has changed plans due to "popular demand."
Before Majesty of the Seas begins her new service in 2016, she will head to the Bahamas for a drydock session "for upgrades and receive transformational new onboard amenities."
During her upgrades, Majesty of the Seas will receive the high speed internet service that has been available on Quantum and Oasis class cruise ships, known as Voom. In addition, the super fast internet will be free and unlimited for guests on Majesty of the Seas.
Majesty of the Seas is also slated to get a number of upgrades
- New waterslides
- Family-friendly Jacuzzis
- Poolside movie screen
- Dreamworks Experience
- Enhanced casino
Majesty of the Seas will also receive a number of new restaurants to the ship
- Sabor Taqueria
- Chef's Table
Following her upgrades, Majesty of the Seas will be homeported in Port Canaveral starting in summer 2016. Majesty of the Seas will sail 3- and 4-night cruises to the Bahamas with visits to the cruise line’s private island destination, CocoCay.
Rhapsody of the Seas had been announced to sail the short Bahamas itineraries from Port Canaveral, will now move to Tampa and offer seven-night Western Caribbean cruises in winter 2016.
Reservations for the Majesty of the Seas’ inaugural Port Canaveral season are now available for sailings beginning May 27, 2016. Rhapsody of the Seas’ Tampa sailings are also open for sale for sailings beginning December 3, 2016.
Will Royal Caribbean's upgrades and new sailings convince you to book a sailing on Majesty of the Seas? Share your thoughts on this change in the comments below!