Royal Caribbean Makes Changes to Cruises in 2021

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Royal Caribbean has announced changes to cruises for summer 2021. The updates impacts sailings in Europe and the Caribbean.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Updates

The cruise line has made some changes to cruises in Europe and the Cariibean which includes homeports and itineraries. The aim is to provide greater vararity and something defintently cruisers will be looking forward to during these difficult times.

The changes impact five cruise ships and highlights include new 4-night and 5-night Mediterranean itineraries from Barcelona and ships sailing from additional well known U.S. cruise ports including Port of Tampa and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Here are the specifics:

Europe Changes

  • Adventure of the Seaswhich was previously scheduled to sail from Copenhagen and Stockholm, will head for Barcelona to sail a mix of new 4- and 5-night Mediterranean itineraries to historic destinations like La Spezia and Rome, Italy; Ajaccio, Nice and Marseille, France; and Palma and Ibiza, Spain.
  • Jewel of the Seas, originally planned to homeport in Amsterdam and Barcelona, will now sail from Copenhagen and Stockholm on 7-night cruises calling on Northern Europe’s picturesque ports of Helsinki, Finland; Tallinn, Estonia; and Visby, Sweden.

Also Read: 10 Must-Know Things About Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of the Seas

Caribbean Changes

  • Independence of the Seas, originally sailing from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. offering 3- and 4-night cruises, will now make the neighboring city of Miami her home for the summer season and offer a combination of 6- and 8-night cruises to the Southern and Western Caribbean, visiting far-flung islands including Aruba and Curacao.
  • Vision of the Seas¸ previously planned to sail from Barcelona, will sail from San Juan, offering a new summer program from the island of enchantment. She will offer 7-night Southern Caribbean itineraries to exotic destinations like Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis; St. John’s, Antigua; Castries, St. Lucia; and Bridgetown, Barbados.
  • Brilliance of the Seas will stay in Tampa for the summer offering a new drive to port for guests. She will sail 4-, 5- and 7-night cruises to the Caribbean, elevating Caribbean summer sailings from Florida’s west coast.

Related: 11 Reasons to Cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas

The cruise line has also announced that there will be no further changes to scheduled summer 2021 cruises. Good to know as the future of the industry is currently not so good in the short term.

There could likely still be health measures in place by next summer depending on the global situation at the time.

Photo Via: Royal Caribbean International

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