As you can see from the title of our report it’s all about the Caribbean today as Royal Caribbean has revealed fleet deployments in the region. The announcement affects some of the world’s largest cruise ships.
The cruise line states that “Vacationers can book an unforgettable Caribbean cruise aboard 15 of the world’s most innovative and award-winning cruise ships, sailing from nine convenient U.S. homeports to 39 spectacular ports of call in 18 Caribbean countries, and Bermuda and Canada.” It looks like it will be an exciting season in the Caribbean!
Here are the deployments that the cruise line announced:
One of the line’s most exciting vessels currently being constructed is Harmony of the Seas and as Cruise Hive previously reported on the huge ship will sail from Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The ship will sail Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises for the winter 2016-17 season. Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas will sail the Western Caribbean and two new Eastern Caribbean itineraries in summer 2016, all seven nights in length and also departing from Port Everglades. in the winter Oasis of the Seas will move to Port Canaveral, Florida sailing Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises.
The second Quantum-class cruise ship, Anthem of the Seas which is to enter service in 2015 will continue sailing year-round from Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, N.J., and make its maiden season at Bermuda. The vessel will offer five-night Bermuda or nine-night Bermuda and Caribbean itineraries throughout the summer, and eight- to 12-night Bahamas, Eastern, Western or Southern Caribbean cruises during the winter. During September and October Anthem of the Seas will also sail nine-night Canada and New England cruises from Cape Liberty.
Keeping with the northern parts, Serenade of the Seas will offer seven-night Canada and New England cruises from Boston, Mass. The Grandeur of the Seas will sail five-night Bermuda, nine-night Bermuda and Bahamas, and nine-night Canada and New England cruises throughout the summer. In the winter, the ship will sail nine-night Southeast Coast & Bahamas and 12-night Southern Caribbean cruises.
Miami is the world’s main cruise hub including Royal Caribbean ships. Enchantment of the Seas will sail three- and four-night short Bahamas getaways year-round, while Navigator of the Seas will alternate five-night Bahamas and Mexico with nine-night Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao and Labadee cruises in the winter. Rhapsody of the Seas will take over three- and four-night Bahamas cruises from Enchantment of the Seas.
Port Everglades won’t just cater for the oasis class vessel but also the Freedom-class. In the winter Independence of the Seas will follow a sequence of four- and five-night short Western Caribbean itineraries from Port Everglades, while sister-ship Freedom of the Seas will alternate a six-night Western Caribbean with an eight-night Eastern Caribbean itinerary. For a longer vacation, Serenade of the Seas alternates a 10- and 11-night Southern Caribbean itinerary.
Brilliance of the Seas is to sail from Tampa, Florida during the winter. The vessel will offer short sailings of four- and five-night Western Caribbean cruises. Liberty of the Seas will continue its year-round deployment sailing from Galveston, Texas, offering vacationers a wide selection of seven-night Mexico and Western Caribbean cruises.
Adventure of the Seas and Jewel of the Seas will be deployed to Puerto Rico. The ships will sail seven-night, Southern Caribbean itineraries, sailing year-round from San Juan. Jewel of the Seas will sail during the winter season.