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3 minutes ago, princevaliantus said:

But the itineraries are badly chosen. No variety from New Orleans. Royal didn't really think this one out.

It's a lot more variety than only western Caribbean out of Galveston for us Texas cruisers though. Our family is much more likely to drive one state over than to purchase airfare for 4 to sail from Florida.  

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12 minutes ago, princevaliantus said:

But the itineraries are badly chosen. No variety from New Orleans. Royal didn't really think this one out.

I think they're doing the best they can, with Cuba being taken away from them.  Those itineraries start only six months out from now, they have to go where ports have openings.  

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Sailing out of port on the Mississippi is a lot of fun..takes a really long time to get out into the gulf.   Looks like there's as much variety as they can muster with respect to location and travel time.

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18 hours ago, princevaliantus said:

But the itineraries are badly chosen. No variety from New Orleans. Royal didn't really think this one out.

If you think about it, Royal is smart. All of the other cruise lines sailing from NOLA go to the same destinations in the Western Caribbean (which is identical to Galveston Itineraries).  As many have said, they are able to travel to the Bahamas without having to fly to Florida which is a huge cost savings. 

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A little off topic but I noticed Enchantment was doing 2 7-night sailings from Galveston next year.  If I remember correctly it was Key West, Nassau then Coco Cay.  Looked like 2 weeks in a row then back to regular 4 and 5 night sailings to W. Caribbean.  Thought that was interesting.

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