MIAMI — Royal Caribbean International will be fully back on stream by spring 2022 with a complete lineup of ships that will span the globe.
After successfully resuming cruises across Alaska, Asia, The Bahamas, the Caribbean and Europe in the past few months, the company’s next group of returning ships and itineraries will set sail on Sept. 5 with Oasis of the Seas’ first sailing from the New York area – a seven-night itinerary to its private island destination, Perfect Day at CocoCay, The Bahamas.
All 26 ships are anticipated to resume operations by next spring, and will include previously announced milestones for Royal Caribbean that include its return to California and the start of the first full winter season from Barbados.
Each ship now returning will cruise with health measures in place, with all crew members and guests of eligible age required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For travellers sailing on cruises from Florida, the line is strongly recommending that all eligible guests be vaccinated. Children younger than the eligible age on any cruise must undergo testing.
All 2021 and 2022 cruises are open for booking.
“We are excited and appreciative to be able to say with confidence when all of our ships will return, especially for travellers looking ahead to plan their getaways,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “More than 110,000 guests have cruised with us since December, and they’ve done so safely while enjoying the memorable vacations they trust we’ll bring to life. It’s been incredible to see families come together again onboard our ships sailing in the U.S., the Caribbean, Europe and Asia. And to know we’ll soon welcome more in a safe manner when our entire fleet is back by spring 2022 is wonderful.”
Upcoming 2021-2022 sailings will include the following:
- Oasis of the Seas – 7-night Bahamas cruises from Cape Liberty, New Jersey, starting Sept. 5; and 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries from Miami, beginning November
- Liberty of the Seas – 7-night Western Caribbean cruises from Galveston, Texas, starting Oct. 3
- Serenade of the Seas – 4- and 5-night Western Caribbean cruises from Tampa, Florida, starting Oct. 16; and 7-night Caribbean itineraries, beginning December
- Explorer of the Seas – 7-night Southern Caribbean sailings from San Juan, Puerto Rico, starting Nov. 7
- Navigator of the Seas – 3-, 4- and 5-night Catalina Island, California, and Ensenada and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico cruises from Los Angeles, beginning Nov. 19
- Grandeur of the Seas – 7- and 14-night Southern Caribbean sailings from Bridgetown, Barbados, starting Dec. 5
- Ovation of the Seas – 2- to 10-night domestic itineraries in Australia from Sydney, beginning Dec. 13
- Brilliance of the Seas – 4- and 5-night Bahamas and Western Caribbean cruises from Tampa, starting Dec. 16
- Enchantment of the Seas – 8-night Bahamas sailings, and select 12-night cruises to the Southern Caribbean from Baltimore, starting Dec. 23
- Vision of the Seas – 10- and 11-night Southern Caribbean itineraries from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, beginning Jan. 24, 2022
- Voyager of the Seas – 7- and 9-night cruises in Northern Europe from Barcelona, Spain, starting April 15, 2022
- Radiance of the Seas – 7-night Alaska sailings from Vancouver, Canada, beginning April 29, 2022
- Rhapsody of the Seas – 7-night Mediterranean and Greek Isles itineraries, sailing from Rome starting May 23, 2022
Serenade and Explorer of the Seas’ 2021 cruises are existing itineraries for the following ships: Brilliance, Rhapsody and Vision of the Seas, respectively. Guests booked on these ships will be automatically transferred to the new ship.
For more information on Royal Caribbean’s health protocols and vaccine requirements, click here.