Royal Caribbean Worldwide has introduced that six of its ships will start crusing from main U.S. cruise ports in Florida and Texas in July and August. The complete fleet shall be in operation by the top of 2021, based on the corporate.
The cruise line’s comeback will kick off on July 2 in Miami with the Freedom of the Seas embarking on a particular Fourth of July weekend crusing to Good Day at CocoCay based on an announcement.
The brand new Odyssey of the Seas will set sail Port Everglades from on new six- and eight-night Caribbean cruises, to quickly be adopted by Attract, Symphony, Independence and the Mariner of the Seas, the corporate stated in a press launch.
By the top of August, 12 Royal Caribbean ships shall be cruising as soon as once more throughout The Bahamas, Caribbean, Alaska and Europe, the corporate introduced on Friday.
“That is it. Vacationers can lastly plan to take their treasured break day this summer season and actually get away after what has been a difficult time for everybody. I wish to sincerely thank our company and journey companions for his or her unbelievable endurance and understanding throughout this very troublesome interval,” stated Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean Worldwide.
“Thanks largely to the profitable rollout of vaccines, the world of journey is starting to open up, and we’re all excited to start out delivering nice holidays to our company, who’ve more and more advised us they’re getting vaccinated. As of right this moment, 90% of all vacationers reserving with Royal Caribbean are both vaccinated or planning to get vaccinated in time for his or her cruise
“We additionally thank Governor Ron DeSantis, Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Broward County Mayor Steve Geller, and Chairman of the Canaveral Port Authority board Wayne Justice and board commissioners for his or her steadfast help of our business and for offering entry to vaccines to the hundreds of crew on our ships off the jap seaboard,” he added. “This act of understanding and humanity has been deeply appreciated, and we’re grateful for his or her help, which is enabling the well being and security of our company, crew members and the communities we go to.”
Royal Caribbean’s full summer season lineup:
• Freedom of the Seas – 3- and 4-night Bahamas and Good Day at CocoCay sailings from Miami, beginning July 2.
• Odyssey of the Seas*– 6- and 8-night Southern and Western Caribbean cruises from Fort Lauderdale, beginning July 3.
• Serenade of the Seas – 7-night Alaska sailings from Seattle, beginning July 19.
• Attract of the Seas – 7-night Japanese and Western Caribbean itineraries from Port Canaveral, beginning Aug. 8.
• Ovation of the Seas – 7-night Alaska itineraries from Seattle, beginning Aug. 13.
• Symphony of the Seas – 7-night Japanese and Western Caribbean sailings from Miami, beginning Aug. 14.
• Independence of the Seas – 7-night Western Caribbean sailings from Galveston, Texas, beginning Aug. 15.
• Mariner of the Seas – 3- and 4-night Bahamas and Good Day at CocoCay sailings from Port Canaveral, beginning Aug. 23
The expanded summer season lineup will transcend the U.S. to incorporate worldwide ports throughout the Atlantic, like Barcelona and Rome, when Concord of the Seas returns to Europe. Beginning Aug. 15, the ship will set sail on 7-night itineraries to the Western Mediterranean and go to iconic locations like Palma de Mallorca, Spain and Provence, France.
The brand new U.S and Europe cruises lengthen Royal Caribbean’s beforehand introduced plans to return to crusing, which embody Journey of the Seas departing from The Bahamas on June 12 in addition to Anthem of the Seas crusing out of the U.Okay. and Jewel of the Seas from Cyprus in July.
The corporate stated that company are strongly really useful to set sail absolutely vaccinated, if they’re eligible.
Those that are unvaccinated or unable to confirm vaccination shall be required to endure testing and comply with different protocols, which shall be introduced at a later date. Different measures in place for vacationers to cruise with Royal Caribbean embody:
Royal Caribbean stated that it’s persevering with discussions with the U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention and a number of state, native and port authorities within the U.S. and with varied vacation spot communities relating to the varied necessities for the upcoming sailings. The present course of requires every ship to finish a simulation cruise earlier than receiving approval to renew crusing as soon as once more from U.S. ports. The purposes for simulation cruises are below evaluation and receiving approvals on a rolling foundation. The progress made on account of the continued collaboration with and help from the state, native and federal stage continues to set the stage for Royal Caribbean to return to crusing this summer season as deliberate. The cruise line will share updates on measures with company and journey advisors earlier than their departure dates.