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Royal Caribbean Announces Update on Cruises Across Seven Ships

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Cruise Hive Weekly News: December 5, 2020

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Royal Caribbean has announced an update to cruises for the 2021-22 winter season that impacts a total of seven cruise ships.

Royal Caribbean Updates Deployments

The cruise line has made some deployment updates for the 2021-22 winter season impacting cruises in the Bahamas, Caribbean, Australia, and New Zealand across a total of seven Royal Caribbean cruise ships.

Even though the cruise line has suspended operations through November 2020 it’s still working on bringing further choice to cruisers for when normality resumes. Here are the itinerary changes being made:

Australia and New Zealand Changes

  • Ovation of the Seas will remain in Sydney with all-new itineraries. The ship will traverse the Tasman Sea, sailing 9- to 12-night itineraries to New Zealand; 5- and 7-night itineraries to Queensland, Australia; and 6- and 8-night itineraries to Tasmania, Australia.
  • Quantum of the Seas is now slated to sail from Brisbane, Australia, offering a variety of cruises that range from 3-night weekday getaways to 7- to 9-night adventures throughout the South Pacific.
  • Serenade of the Seas will make the voyage from Vancouver, British Columbia to Sydney, which will be her homeport through February 2022. Guests can choose to embark on 12- to 15-night cruises around the South Pacific to Fiji and New Zealand, or take a short break in Melbourne and around the east coast of Australia.

The Bahamas and Caribbean Changes

  • Allure of the Seas, previously set to make her Galveston, Texas debut, will now sail from Fort Lauderdale to offer 6-night Western and 8-night Eastern Caribbean cruises.
  • Explorer of the Seas, originally scheduled to sail from Miami, will call San Juan, Puerto Rico home for the season and sail 7-night Southern Caribbean itineraries.
  • Freedom of the Seas will move from San Juan to the world’s cruise capital of Miami with more 3- and 4-night short Caribbean escapes to The Bahamas and the cruise line’s private island destination, Perfect Day at CocoCay.
  • Radiance of the Seas, originally planned to sail from Brisbane, Australia, will now embark on 5- and 9-night sailings from Miami.

Royal Caribbean’s other winter 2021-22 cruises will sail on as planned in the Caribbean, Australia and Asia-Pacific. Visiting more than 200 destinations in over 50 countries with 27 ships in 2021-22, the cruise line’s winter highlights bring variety, convenience and adventure to next year’s highly anticipated vacations.

Also Read: Royal Caribbean Issues Update Detailing Difficult Financial Status

When cruises to resume there will likely be strict health measures in place depending on when your cruise departs as late next year the situation may have improved. Guests who are impacted by the changes between October 2021 and March 2022 are being notified by Royal Caribbean.

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