By the Caribbean Journal staff
Royal Caribbean has unveiled its new itineraries for the Caribbean region for 2019 and 2020 including several redesigned ships designed for short Caribbean getaways.
The newly modernized Mariner of the Seas and Navigator of the Seas will sail three and four-night itineraries to the Bahamas; Mariner will sail from Port Canaveral, while Navigator will be based at Royal Caribbean’s new Terminal A in PortMiami.
Royal will also be featuring short Caribbean getaways from Galveston, Texas, with four and five-night sailings available to book beginning the week of Nov. 20, 2017.
All 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 sail from Florida in 2019 through April 2020.
Oasis of the Seas will undergo a major transformation before homeporting at Terminal A for the fall and winter seasons.
All four Oasis-class ships will sail seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises, while Liberty of the Seas will sail seven-night Western Caribbean trips from Galveston and Freedom of the Seas will sail seven-night southern Caribbean voyages from San Juan.
Royal Caribbean also said it would have a strong footprint in the Northeast, with five to nine-night itineraries out of Cape Liberty Cruise Port to Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Caribbean.
The recently-upgraded Adventure of the Seas will offer six to eight night itineraries to the Bahamas and the Caribbean.