Royal Caribbean announced their exciting new ship deployments for the 2019-2020 season. There will be more short cruise options in the Caribbean and Bahamas as well as a shift in home-ports for all Oasis-Class ships within Florida. There will also be a new ship in Alaska and new ports to explore in Europe.
Amped Up Short Cruises in the Caribbean
Two Voyager-Class ships that will have significant ship-wide upgrades, Mariner of the Seas and Navigator of the Seas – will sail 3- and 4-night itineraries to The Bahamas. Mariner will sail from Port Canaveral, Florida, while Navigator will be based in Miami where guests will be welcomed through Royal Caribbean’s new, ‘Crown of Miami’ Terminal A in PortMiami. Outfitted with some exciting new features, both ships will be great for first-time guests and families, who are short on time, to experience the best of the Caribbean in a weekend.
Enchantment of the Seas will sail 4- and 5-night cruises from Galveston, Texas to various destinations in Mexico, year-round. Short Caribbean itineraries will be available to book the week of Nov. 20, 2017. All itineraries will be available to book by Crown & Anchor Society loyalty members one day prior to the general opening date.
Oasis-Class Ships Across Florida
All four of the world’s largest cruise ships – Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas and Symphony of the Seas – will set sail 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries from Florida in 2019 through April 2020. Oasis of the Seas, the first ship in its class, will undergo a bow-to-stern transformation before homeporting at Royal Caribbean’s custom-built Terminal A at PortMiami for the fall and winter seasons, alongside sister ship, Symphony of the Seas, which will be a year-round Miami resident. After spending the previous year in Miami, Allure of the Seas will return to Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades, while Harmony of the Seas will make Port Canaveral her new home. This move to Central Florida brings first of its kind innovations like the Ultimate Abyss – the tallest slide at sea – within driving distance for markets throughout Florida, Georgia and the southeast region.
Continued Adventures from the Northeast
Anthem of the Seas, will continue sailing from Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, New Jersey, with 5- to 9-night summer itineraries to Bermuda, The Bahamas and the Caribbean. For the fall season, Anthem of the Seas will offer 9-night itineraries to Canada and New England. For the second consecutive year, Anthem will be joined by the recently upgraded Adventure of the Seas, offering 6- to 8-night itineraries to The Bahamas and Caribbean. Adventure also will offer select 6-night itineraries to Canada and New England during the summer, and longer 10- to 11-night fall foliage cruises beginning in September. Northeast, Canada and Bermuda itineraries will be available to book the week of Dec. 4, 2017.
An Ovation For Alaska
Making her U.S. debut for the 2019 Alaska summer season, Ovation of the Seas will transition from Sydney, Australia to her new summer homeport in Seattle, Washington. Ovation will offer guests glimpse of the Northern Lights and other Alaskan wonders from the North Star, the ship’s signature glass observation capsule with panoramic views from 300 feet above sea level. Ovation guests also will have the chance to skydive, surf and swim alongside glaciers from the comfort of the ship’s thrilling indoor SeaPlex sports complex, Solarium and indoor or outdoor pools.
Ovation will sail 7-night itineraries to destinations from Juneau to Victoria, British Columbia, showcasing Alaska’s natural treasures and luring adventure seekers with stately spruce forests, island-studded waters, native wildlife and awe-inspiring glaciers. Ovation will join Radiance of the Seas in the Alaska market, which sails 7- night open-jaw itineraries between Seward, Alaska and Vancouver, British Columbia. Alaska itineraries will be available to book the week of Dec. 11, 2017.
New European Ports and Oasis in the Mediterranean
Royal Caribbean will visit four new European ports of call. Travelers can now visit the world’s best preserved medieval city and UNESCO World Heritage site, Visby, Sweden; Zadar, Croatia, offering national parks, waterfalls and Roman-era history; the glamorous, picture-perfect fishing village of Portofino on the Italian Rivera; and Porto, Portugal, the country’s second largest city, famed for its charming, breathtaking scenery steeped in history.
Oasis of the Seas will spend the summer season in Europe, the first time since 2014, sailing from the iconic port city of Barcelona, Spain, known for its world-class art, architecture, design and culinary scene. As the largest ship sailing in the Mediterranean, Oasis will bring together old world destinations and modern experiences only found on board Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Class ships – the distinct seven-neighborhood concept, imaginative and sophisticated dining, Broadway entertainment and the iconic waterfront AquaTheater. Oasis will sail 7-night itineraries, visiting Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Marseille, France; and Florence, Rome and Naples, Italy. Europe itineraries will be available to book the week of Dec. 11, 2017.
For additional information and specific itinerary details, check out Royal Caribbean’s website at royalcaribbean.com/cruise-itineraries-2019.