We are one step closer to laying back on the lido deck and enjoying that cool beverage while watching the ocean go by. Yesterday Royal Caribbean Cruise Line announced their line up or the next couple months as the cruise industry gets started again after more than a year on hold.
Freedom of the Seas
From Miami Starting July 2, 2021
Sister ship to Independence of the Seas, Freedom will sail 3 & 4 Night Bahamas itineraries visiting Nassau and Perfect Day at Cocoa Cay.
Mariner of the Seas
From Port Canaveral Starting August 23, 2021
Mariner will sail 3 & 4 Night Bahamas itineraries visiting Nassau and Perfect Day at Cocoa Cay. In November, the Independence of the Seas will reposition to Port Canaveral and take over the Bahamas Itineraries. The Mariner will then begin 4 & 5 Night Eastern Caribbean and Bahamas Itineraries.
Odyssey of the Seas
From Ft. Lauderdale Starting July 3, 2021
Odyssey is the brand new Ultra Quantum class ship will sail 6 Night Western Caribbean and 8 Night Southern Caribbean itineraries from Port Everglades. She will be the first in the Quantum Class to offer sailings from Florida.
Allure of the Seas
From Port Canaveral Starting August 8, 2021
Allure will sail alternating 7 Night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries from Port Canaveral. The Oasis Class ship will visit ports like St. Kitts, and St Thomas on the Eastern Caribbean and Falmouth Jamaica and Labadee on the Western Caribbean itineraries.
Symphony of the Seas
Sailing from Miami Starting August 14, 2021
Symphony, one of the newest in the Oasis Class of ships, will offer great 7 Night Eastern and Western Caribbean itinerates with a couple 6 & 8 Night mixed in. Ports include Antigua and St Thomas on the Eastern and Cozumel, Roatan Honduras and Costa Maya on the Western Caribbean.
Independence of the Seas
Sailing from Galveston TX starting August 15, 2021
Itineraries do not open until June 8, 2021 so it is not clear what itinerary the Independence will sail.
Harmony of the Seas
Sail from Barcelona Spain starting August 15, 2021
Harmony will sail 7 Night Western Mediterranean CRUISES from Barcelona, Spain visiting Provence France, Florence Italy, Naples, Italy and more.
As a special note, whether vaccinated or not, the requirement to test prior to returning to the US is still in place. I would imagine that Royal Caribbean will provide that testing on board but more information to come on that.
Royal Caribbean has chosen the path of sailing test voyages so these ships and sailings will not have the mandatory vaccination requirement. But, if you cannot show proof of vaccination, you will be required to take a COVID 19 PCR test in the terminal prior to boarding the ship. As far as mask and other protocols, there is more to come on that at a later date.
All of these sailings except Independence of the Seas is open to book. Indy will open on June 8, 2021.
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