Royal Caribbean Details Short Getaways from Florida and Texas

Royal Caribbean has revealed new short Caribbean sailings from five different homeports in Florida and Texas from 2022 to 2023. This will be a great opportunity for guests to get a quick three to five-night getaway from major cruise hubs, and of course, Royal Caribbean’s own private island plays a major role.

Royal Caribbean Short Cruises

It’s looking like shorter sailings will be a lot more popular moving forward as Royal Caribbean has announced new shorter getaways for just 3- to 5-nights. A total of eight Royal Caribbean cruise ships will sail shorter cruises to the Caribbean across five different homeports in Texas and Florida during 2022-23.

Year-Round Short Getaways

Offering year-round shorter cruises will be Freedom of the Seas with 3- and 4-night itineraries out of Miami. The ship will sail to Nassau and the cruise line’s popular private island of Perfect Day at CocoCay.

Independence of the Seas will also continue to offer year-round short sailings on 3- and 4-night getaways out of Port Canaveral, Florida. The ship will offer full-day visits to Nassau and Perfect Day at CocoCay.

Navigator of the Seas Docked at CocoCay
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Seasonal Short Sailings

Liberty of the Seas will take a turn in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to sail alternating 3- and 4-night winter escapes to The Bahamas, including Perfect Day at CocoCay and Grand Bahama Island – a new destination for the ship.

Mariner of the Seasthe ship that first revolutionized the short Caribbean getaway with amplified experiences, will continue sailing from Port Canaveral through the winter, now with southbound 4- and 5-night cruises to the western Caribbean and Perfect Day at CocoCay.

Brilliance of the Seas will set sail from Venice (Ravenna), Italy to settle in Tampa, Florida for the winter season. The ship will embark on a mix of 4- and 5-night Western Caribbean itineraries, offering select 4-night sailings to Nassau and Key West, Florida.

Tampa favorite Rhapsody of the Seas will sail 4- and 5-night sailings to Cozumel, Mexico and George Town, Grand Cayman in the spring and early fall. In the heart of summer, vacationers can opt for 7-night adventures visiting Roatan, Honduras; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico.

Following a summer in the Big Apple, Adventure of the Seas will return to Galveston for the winter season to sail 4- and 5-night Western Caribbean itineraries to Cozumel and Costa Maya.

Grandeur of the Seas will set its sights on Galveston for the summer in 2022, following the ship’s first winter season cruising from Barbados. The 4- and 5-night itineraries from the Lonestar State will visit the picturesque shores of Costa Maya and Cozumel.

Bookings Now Open

Royal Caribbean has opened up the bookings for the new offerings today with 17 distinct itineraries out of PortMiami, Port Canaveral, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, and Galveston.

Also Read: Royal Caribbean Cruise Deals

At the moment Royal Caribbean has suspended operations through April 2021 but eventually later in the year cruises will resume safely and by 2022 there will be more normality as Royal Caribbean makes up for all that missed cruising!


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