Royal Caribbean has announced to travel agents that Grandeur of the Seas will make a comeback and be deployed out of Barbados. The island nation will become a new homeport for the cruise ship and itineraries will include three new ports of call.
Grandeur of the Seas to Cruise from Barbados
Even though Royal Caribbean announced yesterday a further suspension on cruise operations there are still some positive new developments to look forward to. That includes the Grandeur of the Seas being deployed to Barbados!
The Royal Caribbean cruise ship will begin sailing from Bridgetown, Barbados in December 2021 for the winter season. The ship will make calls at Tobago, Trinidad, and St. Vincent for the first time which is part of an enticing Caribbean offering.
Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International, said:
“We are excited to grow our longstanding partnership with Barbados and introduce Bridgetown as Royal Caribbean’s newest home port. Sailing from the heart of the Windward Islands unlocks new memorable vacations to share with family and friends in breathtaking places, such as Grenada, St. Lucia, and now St. Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago.”
“The pink-sand beaches and unexpected adventures across Barbados also make it an ideal destination for our guests to experience even more of the Caribbean charm and culture before or after their cruise.”
The itineraries will provide guests with a different destination each day and the option of a 14-night sailing along with longer stays in port and overnights. The first voyage will kick-off on December 5, 2021, sailing the Southern Caribbean for 7-nights. You can take a look at all the itineraries through the winter season to March 13, 2021 below:
Grandeur of the Seas has remained on hold since the cruise line first suspended operations in March 2020. The ship was set to be transferred to Spanish-based Pullmantur Cruises in Spring 2021 but now that will not be the case. Pullmantur is no longer in business and is currently in a state of administration with assets being sold off.
The vessel is currently the oldest in the fleet and that’s due to Empress of the Seas and Majesty of the Seas have been sold. Grandneur of the Seas is over 73,000 gross tons with a guest capacity of over 2,000 at double occupancy.
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