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Royal Caribbean will redeploy six cruise ships for winter 2021-2022

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21Oct2020

Royal Caribbean announced some new changes to its winter 2021-2022 cruise schedule for the Caribbean and Australia regions.

The changes encompass six ships, which offer new ships, as well as new itineraries, from a few different ports. Royal Caribbean says, "we’ve listened to our guests and valued travel partners, and are ready to share some Winter 2021 – 2022 deployment updates."

Vicki Freed, Royal Caribbean's Senior Vice President, Sales, Trade Support and Service announced the changes during a webinar with travel advisors, "We've modified our schedule to make room for some incredible new itineraries."

Royal Caribbean issued a statement that elaborated on the changes, "Our new deployment line-up provides guests with greater variety, including new itineraries in the Caribbean and Australia that will help strengthen the cruise line’s footprint globally."

These changes are in addition to five other Royal Caribbean ships that were redeployed for summer 2021.

Caribbean

Explorer of the Seas will sail 7-night Southern Caribbean cruises from San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Explorer will replace previously scheduled sailings on Freedom of the Seas.

Freedom of the Seas will offer 3- and 4-night Bahamas and Perfect Day at CocoCay cruises from Miami, Florida.

Radiance of the Seas will offer 5- and 9-night Caribbean cruises from Miami, Florida.  Radiance will replace Explorer of the Seas.

Australia

Royal Caribbean will offer new sailings from Brisbane and Sydney, including 25 itineraries sailing from Brisbane to 18 destinations across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

Ovation of the Seas will sail from Sydney, Australia and offer guests a variety of sailings, including:

  • 9/12 night New Zealand cruises
  • 5/7 night Queensland cruises
  • 6/8 night Tasmania cruises

Quantum of the Seas will sail from Brisbane and offer 3-night Weekend Getaway cruises along with 7/9 night South Pacific sailings. Quantum of the Seas will be the newest and biggest ship to ever call Brisbane home

Serenade of the Seas will also sail from Sydney and offer 7-night Australia cruises.

These new itineraries are currently open and available to book immediately.

Guests who may have been booked on the previous sailings should be hearing from Royal Caribbean soon with their rebooking options.

Individual reservations will be moved to the new ship/sailing on-or-before October 30, 2020.

The re-accommodation of Groups with at least one (1) named reservation will be completed on-or-before November 18, 2020.

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Royal Caribbean releases new 2021 itineraries for redeployed cruise ships

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02Oct2020

Royal Caribbean has released the new itineraries for the five cruise ships that were redeployed last week for summer 2021.

Last week, the cruise line announced it would redeploy five cruise ships for summer 2021 based on, "market research and valuable feedback from guests and travel partners".

The new itineraries bring variety and options for Caribbean and European sailings and are available to book immediately.

Europe

Adventure of the Seas will sail a mix of new 4- and 5-night Mediterranean itineraries from Barcelona.

Jewel of the Seas will sail from Copenhagen and Stockholm on 7-night cruises calling on Northern Europe ports of call.

Caribbean

Independence of the Seas will call Miami her home for the summer season and offer a combination of 6- and 8-night cruises to the Southern and Western Caribbean.

Vision of the Seas will sail from San Juan, Puerto Rico in summer 2021. She will offer 7-night Southern Caribbean cruises.

Brilliance of the Seas will remain in Tampa and sail 4-, 5- and 7-night cruises to the Caribbean.

Royal Caribbean’s other summer 2021 cruises will sail on as planned in the Caribbean, Alaska, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Royal Caribbean will redeploy five cruise ships for summer 2021

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23Sep2020

Five Royal Caribbean cruise ships will have their summer 2021 schedules changed up, as the cruise line announced an update to its deployment plans.

Royal Caribbean says it made these changes based on, "market research and valuable feedback from guests and travel partners".

Our new deployment line-up provides guests with greater variety, including a season of short Mediterranean cruises from Barcelona and more island time in the Caribbean with additional summer homeports in Tampa, FL and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Guests with confirmed bookings between April and October 2021 whose cruises are affected by these changes will be notified directly within the next three weeks, as the new itineraries are added. These existing bookings will continue to be covered by Royal Caribbean’s Cruise with Confidence program.

Europe

Adventure of the Seas will sail from Barcelona and offer a mix of 4- and 5-night short Mediterranean itineraries. She was previously scheduled to sail from Copenhagen and Stockholm.

Jewel of the Seas will sail from Stockholm and Copenhagen on 7-night cruises to the Baltics and Scandanavia. She was previously scheduled to sail from Amsterdam and Barcelona.

Caribbean

Independence of the Seas will sail from Miami instead of Fort Lauderdale for the summer season, offering 6- and 8-night cruises to the Southern and Western Caribbean.

Vision of the Seas will cruise from San Juan, Puerto Rico to the Southern Caribbean. She was originally scheduled to sail from Barcelona.

Brilliance of the Seas will stay in Tampa for the summer, offering 4-, 5- and 7-night cruises to the Caribbean. She was originally scheduled to sail from Miami.

Royal Caribbean’s other summer 2021 cruises will sail on as planned in the Caribbean, Alaska, Europe and Asia-Pacific. 

Individual reservations will be moved to the new ship/sailing on-or-before September 28, 2020.

If a future cruise credit was leveraged to pay for a reservation on a cancelled itinerary, the FCC will be reinstated for future use, under its original terms. Likewise, for impacted guests preferring to cancel in lieu of a re-accommodation offer, the reinstatement of the original FCC will occur, opening the flexibility to select an alternate future cruise of his/her choice, within the set parameters of the FCC terms.

Royal Caribbean releases Short Caribbean 2021-2022 itineraries

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12Mar2020

Royal Caribbean has released its Short Caribbean sailings for May 2021 - April 2022 and they are now available for booking.

Adventure of the Seas will sail out of Galveston, offering 4- and 5-night Western Caribbean sailings.

Brilliance of the Seas will alternate homeports between Tampa and Miami.  While in Tampa, she will offer 4- and 5-night Western Caribbean sailings.  Her summer season will take her to Miami, where she will sail 6- and 8-night itineraries to the Western and Southern Caribbean.

Explorer of the Seas will reposition from Miami to Galveston in April 2021, and then offer 4- and 5-night Western Caribbean sailings.  She then moves back to Miami in October 2021, to offer longer Southern and Western cruises.

Independence of the Seas will start off her season in Fort Lauderdale, offering 3- and 4-night sailings to the Bahamas and Perfect Day at CocoCay.  In November 2021, she will move up to her new homeport of Port Canaveral and sail 3- and 4-night Bahamas & Perfect Day itineraries.

Mariner of the Seas will remain in Port Canaveral, but shift to 4- and 5-night Caribbean and Bahamas sailings in November 2021.

Navigator of the Seas will remain in Miami, offering 3- and 4-night Bahamas & Perfect Day itineraries.

You can view all of the new sailings available to book here:

The new sailings are available to book immediately.

New Jewel of the Seas sailings from Galveston 2020-2021 available to book

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20Jan2020

Royal Caribbean has opened up bookings for Jewel of the Seas for winter 2020-2021 from Galveston, Texas.

The new sailings were added as Jewel of the Seas will go to Galveston in December 2020 to temporarily takeover for Liberty of the Seas while Liberty undergoes her Amplification in January. Liberty of the Seas will be out of service from January through early March, and return to service in Galveston in mid-March.

Jewel of the Seas arrives early with new itinerary options from Galveston, including two transatlantic options, two sailings to Colon, Panama, plus two new sailings to Perfect Day at Coco Cay, Nassau, and Key West.

The new sailings are available to book now.

Royal Caribbean releases additional 2021-2022 7-Night or Longer Caribbean sailings

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19Dec2019

In addition to the the 7-night Caribbean cruises that were released a month ago, a few new sailings are now available for booking in 2021-2022.

As we previously reported, Allure of the Seas will be sailing for the first time from Galveston, Texas beginning in November 2021.  Sailing 7-night adventures in Winter 2021-2022, Allure will be freshly Amplified and the biggest ship to ever sail from Texas.

Majesty of the Seas will be sailing year-round from New Orleans, and offering a variety of 6-, 7- and 8- night Caribbean sailings. Her cruises will take her to a variety of Caribbean ports, including Perfect Day at CocoCay.

Jewel of the Seas will offer cruises from Miami, following a 12-night transatlantic repositioning cruise from Barcelona. Jewel of the Seas will sail a mix of 6-Night Western Caribbean and 8-Night Eastern Caribbean itineraries, some with overnight stays in Aruba.

Odyssey of the Seas will return to Fort Lauderdale for 6-night sailings to the Western Caribbean and Perfect Day at CocoCay, plus 8-night sailings to the Southern Caribbean. 

Here is a look at all the new itineraries released today:

The new cruises are available to book immediately.

Royal Caribbean releases 2021 European sailings for Odyssey of the Seas & Adventure of the Seas

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18Dec2019

Royal Caribbean released additional new 2021 European sailings for booking on two ships, Odyssey of the Seas & Adventure of the Seas.

Odyssey of the Seas will offer a transatlantic sailing in April 2021 from Fort Lauderdale to her summer homeport of Rome, Italy.  Odyssey will then offer a variety of Mediterranean cruises from Rome, to destinations in Italy, Greece and Israel. Royal Caribbean is highlighting the fact Odyssey will offer overnight stays in Athens, as well as late night stays in select ports on select itineraries.

View Odyssey of the Seas 2021 European sailings

Adventure of the Seas will offer an 18-night transatlantic sailing from Galveston to Copenhagen in April 2021.  Once she arrives in Europe, Adventure will sail in summer 2021 to Scandinavia & Russia.  Adventure will alternate homeports between Copenhagen, Denmark and Stockholm, Sweden.

View Adventure of the Seas 2021 European sailings

These new sailings are open for booking to Crown & Anchor Society members on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, and the general public on Thursday, December 19, 2019.

Royal Caribbean announces 2021 Spectrum of the Seas sailings from China

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12Dec2019

Royal Caribbean revealed the 2021 sailings for Spectrum of the Seas from China and are available to book.

In 2021, Spectrum of the Seas will sail from Shanghai, China and offer a variety of sailings to destinations around the Far East.  Spectrum will also offer culturally-immersive sailings with stops at some of Japan’s most incredible destinations.

You can view all of Spectrum of the Seas 2021 sailings.

Royal Caribbean Crown & Anchor Society members can begin booking sailings on December 12, 2019, with the general public available to begin booking on December 13, 2019.

Royal Caribbean releases 2021-2022 Northeast, Canada & Bermuda sailings to book

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04Dec2019

Royal Caribbean's 2021-2022 Northeast, Canada & Bermuda sailings are now available to book, with sailings visiting New England, Canada, Perfect Day at CocoCay, the Southern Caribbean and Bermuda.

The newly Amplified Oasis of the Seas returns to Cape Liberty in Summer 2021, sailing week long Caribbean itineraries with stops in Port Canaveral, Nassau and Perfect Day at CocoCay.

Anthem of the Seas returns to Cape Liberty in Winter 2021 to sail a mix of week long wanders with stops in The Bahamas and Perfect Day at CocoCay, plus 11-night adventures to the exotic isles of the Southern Caribbean.

Enchantment of the Seas will from Baltimore and offer 8-night itineraries with stops in Charleston, Port Canaveral and The Bahamas, plus 12-night Southern Caribbean sailings with stops in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Barbados, St. Lucia and more. Enchantment will also offer an escape on 5 and 9-night getaways to both Bermuda and Perfect Day at CocoCay.

The Amplified Freedom of the Seas will sail 4-night summer adventures in Canada and 9-night New England fall itineraries, all from Cape Liberty. Freedom will also sail 5-night sailings to Bermuda that include an overnight stay in King's Wharf.

Brilliance of the Seas will do week long sailings out of Boston, while Empress of the Seas, returning to Cape Liberty, will offer 7-nighters  New England and Canada in Summer 2021, before sailing to Montreal for roundtrip 10 and 11-night fall adventures in Canada. Empress will also depart Cape Liberty to do overnight stays in both Hamilton and St. George.

View all the new sailings here:

Royal Caribbean Crown & Anchor Society members can begin booking sailings on December 4, 2019, with the general public available to begin booking on December 5, 2019.

Royal Caribbean reveals 2021 Northeast & Short Caribbean sailings

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20Nov2019

Royal Caribbean announced its plans for ships to sail from ports in the Northeast United States in 2021, including Cape Liberty and Baltimore.

The newly amplified Oasis of the Seas will return to the Big Apple for her 2021 summer season from Cape Liberty in Bayonne, New Jersey.

After spending a summer in Southampton, England, in October 2021, Anthem of the Seas will make her way back to Cape Liberty to offer 7-night cruises to The Bahamas, along with a handful of Southern Caribbean sailings for the holidays. Guests can begin to book sailings on Oasis today and sailings on Anthem the week of Dec. 2, 2019.

Freedom of the Seas will homeport in Cape Liberty for the first time in summer 2021, following a major $116 million amplification.

For the second consecutive summer, Empress of the Seas will offer 7-night itineraries from Bayonne to Bermuda and select sailings that feature New England and Quebec City, Canada. Just in time for leaf peeping season, she will sail to Montreal offering 10- and 11-night Canadian adventure cruises.

Enchantment of the Seas will call Baltimore home, offering 5- and 9-night sailings to Bermuda and Perfect Day at CocoCay in the summer as well as a mix of 8- and 12-night sailings to The Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay and the Southern Caribbean in the winter. She will take vacationers to enjoy the fall foliage in Canada during select fall sailings. Adding to the Canadian offerings from the brand, Brilliance of the Seas will spend the fall of 2021 offering 7-night Canada sailings from Boston. Sailings will open the week of Dec. 2.

Short Caribbean

The amplified Mariner of the Seas will sail from Port Canaveral year-round, offering 3- and 4-night Bahamas and Perfect Day at CocoCay itineraries in the summer. She will then transition to 4- and 5-night itineraries in the winter.

Sailing from Miami in the summer and Fort Lauderdale in the winter, the amplified Navigator of the Seas will also offer 3- and 4-night getaways to The Bahamas and Perfect Day at CocoCay. Sailings on board Mariner and Navigator will open the week of Dec. 16.

Liberty of the Seas will offer roundtrip cruises from Galveston, Texas in summer 2021. She will offer Western Caribbean 7-night sailings before she transitions to Miami for the winter to offer 3-and 4-night Bahamas and Perfect Day at CocoCay itineraries. Liberty’s 7-night itineraries are open for bookings today and her shorter itineraries will open the week of Dec. 2

These new sailings are in addition to the 7-night Caribbean 2021-2022 sailings revealed yesterday.

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