Royal Caribbean International will offer its largest ever deployment in the Caribbean in 2013-14 featuring 630 sailings on board 15 ships, departing from nine different ports and calling at 45 ports across the region. In total Royal Caribbean International that has a fleet of 22 vessels will offer 110 different cruise holiday itineraries in the Caribbean in 2013-14, the company said in a statement.
From San Juan, Puerto Rico, Royal Caribbean International will once again offer year-round options aboard Jewel of the Seas with three Southern Caribbean itineraries in the summer and autumn 2013 seasons, and two itineraries in the winter and spring 2013-14 seasons. Departing every Saturday, the seven-night, round-trip itineraries include calls at a range of exciting ports throughout the Windward and Leeward Islands, including St. Lucia, St. Kitts, Antigua, and the U.S.V.I., as well as St. Maarten, Barbados, Aruba and Curacao. Additionally, Adventure of the Seas returns for the winter 2013-14 season to bolster Royal Caribbean International’s offerings from San Juan, alternating two seven-night Southern Caribbean itineraries. On one itinerary, guests call at St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Aruba and Curacao, while the second calls at Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, St. Maarten and St. Croix. These sailings are open for sale.
Grandeur of the Seas returns to Baltimore, Maryland on 3 May 2013 to take over from Enchantment of the Seas, currently deployed in Baltimore until early April 2013. Grandeur of the Seas was Royal Caribbean International’s first ship deployed in Baltimore from 2004-09, and is currently undergoing an extensive enhanced refurbishment to deliver a host of new dining venues – including six new specialty dining choices, new entertainment features, as well as a refresh of all furniture, carpet, upholstery and staterooms. Families with toddlers can take advantage of the newly installed Royal Babies and Tots Nursery, which cater to the cruise line’s youngest guests, age 6 to 36 months. Guests will also be able to lounge by the pool whilst enjoying an oversized LED cinema screen or take in a new high-flying experience, where aerialists glide through the ship’s five-story atrium.
Throughout the year, holidaymakers can choose from among a variety of itineraries to Bermuda, Bahamas, and the Eastern and Western Caribbean. In the summer, the itineraries will alternate between seven-night Bermuda sailings, featuring a two-night call at Kings Wharf, and seven-night sailings to the Bahamas, calling at Port Canaveral, Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; and CocoCay, Royal Caribbean International’s private island paradise in the Bahamas. In autumn, Grandeur of the Seas will alternate between six-night Bermuda and eight-night Canada and New England sailings. The winter season will consist of rotating 10-night sailings to the Eastern and Western Caribbean as well as eight-night sailings to the Bahamas. These sailings will open for sale on Thursday 17 May 2012.
Legend of the Seas returns to the Caribbean in Winter 2013-14, alternating an 11-night Southern Caribbean – with calls at Aruba, Bonaire, Grenada, Barbados, St. Lucia, and Antigua – and a 10-night Eastern Caribbean itinerary – Tortola, St. Maarten, Dominica, Antigua and St. Kitts – roundtrip from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A 15-night Eastbound and Westbound Panama Canal sailing between Port Everglades and San Diego bookends the season. Scheduled for its revitalization and refurbishment in early 2013, Legend of the Seas will offer guests a virtually new ship that features more dining options, new and exciting entertainment, upgraded technological conveniences and much more. These sailing are open for sale.
Also in winter 2013-14, holidaymakers can choose four- and five-night Western Caribbean itineraries onboard Brilliance of the Seas, sailing round-trip from Tampa, Florida and calling at Cozumel, Mexico on the four-night, and George Town, Cayman Islands and Cozumel on the five-night cruises. Holidaymakers can also select a 13-night Southern Caribbean itinerary, departing on 27 October from Boston, Massachusetts to Tampa. These sailing are open for sale.
Enchantment of the Seas arrives at Port Canaveral on the heels of the transfer of Monarch of the Seas to Royal Caribbean International’s sister cruise line Pullmantur. Starting 13 April 2013, Enchantment of the Seas will offer a 12-night Southern Caribbean sailing from Baltimore to Port Canaveral before inaugurating her year-round service, sailing three- and four-night Bahamas itineraries from the port starting 25 April. Enchantment of the Seas is also scheduled to be extensively refurbished in December 2012, to offer guests more onboard facilities and refreshed spaces.
Majesty of the Seas will complement this programme continuing her three- and four-night year-round itineraries from Miami. Departing every Monday and Friday, both ships call at Nassau and CocoCay. The four-night itinerary for Majesty of the Seas also features a call in Key West.
Liberty of the Seas completes the short Caribbean itineraries with four- and five-night cruises sailing from Port Everglades. The four-night itinerary calls at Cozumel, while two five-night itineraries alternate between Cozumel and Belize City, Belize, and Falmouth and Labadee, Royal Caribbean International's private destination in Haiti. Liberty of the Seas features world-class entertainment including Broadway’s Saturday Night Fever, and the DreamWorks Experience bringing the popular characters from Shrek, Madagascar and more into Royal Caribbean International’s renowned entertainment including themed parades, ice shows and character breakfasts. These sailings open for sale on Wednesday 23 May 2012.
Throughout autumn 2013, Brilliance of the Seas and Grandeur of the Seas will deliver the incredible colours of autumn foliage and unmatched charm of New England and Canada. Brilliance of the Seas offers six sailings every Sunday from Boston on seven-night round-trip itineraries from 15 September until 20 October, while Grandeur of the Seas will offer four sailings from Baltimore on eight-night round-trip itineraries departing on alternate Thursdays from 5 September through 17 October. Guests onboard both ships will call at Portland and Bar Harbor in Maine; and Saint John, New Brunswick, and Halifax, Nova Scotia, in Canada.