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Perfect Day at CocoCay hogs the limelight in Royal Caribbean’s vast 2020-21 cruise programme

Celebrating its one-year anniversary in summer 2020, Perfect Day at CocoCay will welcome 10 ships from more ports than any previous Royal Caribbean deployment.

Guests will have more opportunity than ever in 2020-21 to discover the thrill and chill experiences that await the whole family, including the tallest waterslide in North America, the Caribbean’s largest wave pool and the highest vantage point in The Bahamas from a helium balloon that rises 450 ft in the air.

Perfect Island at CocoCay Bahamas
Perfect Day at CocoCay, opening in 2019, will welcome 10 Royal Caribbean ships in 2020-21

Royal Caribbean will operate seven ships that will have emerged from the global cruise line’s $1bn Royal Amplified modernisation program launched in 2018, introducing a wide range of bold, new adventures designed to appeal to all ages.

Oasis of the Seas will undergo a bow-to-stern transformation in 2019 and become the first Royal Amplified ship to sail from Cape Liberty in Bayonne, New Jersey, starting in May 2020. She will take guests to The Bahamas all summer with 7-night itineraries, as well as a select number of short cruises north to New England and Canada.

Adventure of the Seas will return to Cape Liberty, sailing a variety of 5- and 9-night summer and autumn itineraries to Bermuda, New England and Canada, The Bahamas and the Caribbean. Vision of the Seas will offer three 10- to 11-night open-jaw itineraries between Bayonne and Quebec City with an overnight in Quebec’s capital – a UNESCO World Heritage treasure and North America’s only fortified city.

Symphony of the Seas and sister ship Harmony of the Seas will return to Port Miami and Port Canaveral, Florida, respectively, offering 7-night itineraries to the Eastern and Western Caribbean. Both ships will feature visits to Perfect Day at CocoCay for thrills and chills on nearly all sailings.

Brilliance of the Seas will light up Boston in the autumn, sailing 7- to 10-night cruises to Canada starting in September 2020, while Grandeur of the Seas continues to offer 9-night itineraries to Canada and New England for autumn foliage from her year-round homeport in Baltimore, Maryland.

Grandeur will embark on a combination of 5- and 9-night itineraries to Bermuda and The Bahamas in the summer months, and transition to 9-night Southeast Coast & Bahamas and 12-night Southern Caribbean cruises for the winter. Northeast, Canada and Bermuda itineraries will be available to book as of today.

In 2020, San Juan, Puerto Rico will welcome what will be the newly modernised Freedom of the Seas. The largest ship to ever homeport in San Juan will return for the third consecutive year to sail 7-night itineraries year-round throughout the Southern Caribbean, travelling beyond the typical getaway to exotic destinations like Philipsburg, St Maarten; Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis; St Johns, Antigua; Castries, St Lucia and Bridgetown, Barbados.

Rounding out the 7-night Caribbean offerings is Liberty of the Seas, which will continue to sail from Galveston to the Western Caribbean ahead of her own highly anticipated amplification in early 2021. The 7-night Bahamas, Bermuda and Caribbean itineraries will be available to book now.

Allure of the Seas
Allure of the Seas will be the first Royal Amplified Oasis Class ship in Europe

Two of Royal Caribbean’s Amplified ships – Mariner of the Seas and Navigator of the Seas – will continue to elevate short Caribbean getaways all year with 3-night weekend and 4-night weekday itineraries to The Bahamas.

Reimagined in 2018, Mariner will continue to sail from Port Canaveral in Orlando, Florida, while an amped up Navigator will remain a resident of Miami, sailing from the state-of-the-art Terminal A.

Navigator will be the third ship to be reimagined in February 2019, building on the successes of the brand’s Royal Amplified fleet modernisation program.

Enchantment of the Seas will, for the first time from Galveston, offer a lineup of sailings to Perfect Day at CocoCay with a mix of 4- and 5-night Western Caribbean sailings in the summer.

Longtime New York resident, Anthem of the Seas, will make the journey across the Atlantic to Southampton, returning for the first time in five years. Anthem will visit coastal towns along the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and the Canary Islands, on 8- to 14-night itineraries.

Modernised in 2018, Independence of the Seas will return to Southampton for the season and sail 7- to 14-night cruises around the Norwegian Fjords, Canary Islands and North Africa, Scandinavia & Russia, and Italian Mediterranean, including new destinations Agadir, Morocco and Ponta Delgada in Portugal’s Azores archipelago in the mid-Atlantic.

Guests can also revel in the beauty of the Baltic with a 14-night itinerary – a first for a Freedom Class ship – featuring an overnight in Copenhagen and two nights in St Petersburg. 

Allure of the Seas and Explorer of the Seas debut multimillion-dollar modernisations as they journey across Europe for the 2020 summer and autumn seasons.

Allure will be the first Royal Amplified Oasis Class ship in Europe, offering 7-night Western Mediterranean itineraries that depart from Barcelona. From Rome, the reimagined Explorer will offer a mix of 7- to 12-night sailings along the Greek Isles, uncovering storied temples, amphitheatres and villages.

Vision of the Seas will join Allure in Barcelona for the summer and autumn seasons to offer guests 12-night cruises across the Mediterranean, as Rhapsody of the Seas returns to Venice for the summer to offer shorter itineraries, alternating between Greece & Croatia and the Greek Isles.

Copenhagen will welcome Jewel of the Seas for the season, as the ship sails a mix of 7-night itineraries through the Norwegian Fjords and Scandinavia & Russia.

Brilliance of the Seas will return to Amsterdam for a third summer, sailing 12-night Baltic itineraries and a special 12-night sailing around the British Isles. Adventurers can board Brilliance for a 15-night artic crossing as the ship repositions from Amsterdam to Boston, Massachusetts.

Posted on 3rd January 2019 at 04:44 pm in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Royal Caribbean |

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