By the Caribbean Journal staff
Royal Caribbean is expanding its cruise network out of the greater New York City area, the company said on Wednesday.
The cruise line will be adding new cruises in 2020-2021 on the Oasis of the Seas, which will become the world’s largest ship sailing from the Northeast.
Oasis will sail out of Cape Liberty in Bayonne, N.J. starting May 2020, with a series of seven-day cruises to The Bahamas over the summer.
Royal’s Adventure of the Seas will also be returning to Cape Liberty, with five and nine-night summer and fall itineraries that include the Bahamas and the Caribbean.
Oasis will be the first of Royal Caribbean’s Oasis class to cruise from the Northeast.
The announcement comes as another large cruise line, Carnival, is planning new cruises from New York, with sailings to Cuba beginning in 2020.