Convenient homeports of Port Canaveral, Port Everglades, Miami and San Juan offer easy access to an exciting Royal Caribbean vacation
MIAMI, Apr. 02, 2014 – No matter the
time of year, the Caribbean offers vacationers vibrant cultures and paradisiacal
beaches, and no one can deliver the region like Royal Caribbean International.
The cruise line with its world-renowned friendly and engaging staff and
crew today unveiled its Bahamas, and Southern and short Caribbean program
for the 2015-16 seasons.
Independence of the Seas, Adventure of the Seas,
Jewel of the Seas, Enchantment of the Seas and Majesty of the Seas will
sail a variety of exciting itineraries from the easy-to-reach homeports
of Port Canaveral on Florida’s Space Coast, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami,
Fla., and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Whether for a short getaway or a weekend
escape, guests will delight in exciting ports of call aboard some of the
industry’s most innovative ships. Royal Caribbean’s 2015-16 Bahamas,
and Southern and short Caribbean vacations are now open for booking, except
for Majesty of the Seas, which will open next week.
From May through Oct. 2015, Adventure
of the Seas will sail seven-night Southern Caribbean itineraries from San
Juan. This will be the ship’s first summer program from San Juan since
2009, and shifts from Sunday to regular Saturday departures. Vacationers
have a choice among three itineraries, one calling at St. Maarten, St.
Kitts, Antigua, St. Lucia, and Barbados, while the second replaces St.
Kitts with St. Croix. A third itinerary calls at St. Thomas, St. Kitts,
Aruba and Curacao. A one-time, six-night itinerary sailing on May 3 will
call at Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua and St. Maarten. Adventure of the
Seas will then alternate two Southern Caribbean itineraries from Nov. 2015
through Apr. 2016. One seven-night, roundtrip sailing will call at St.
Croix, St. Kitts, St. Maarten, Dominica, and Barbados, while the second
include calls at St. Thomas, St. Croix, Antigua, St. Lucia and Grenada.
A superior Southern Caribbean option
for family vacations, Adventure of the Seas is among the Voyager class
of ships, which first introduced the active cruise vacation. Guests can
enjoy a wide variety of signature Royal Caribbean onboard amenities, such
an ice-skating rink, rock-climbing wall, full-size basketball and sports
court, and mini-golf course and the Royal Promenade, an interior boulevard
that runs nearly the length of the ship and is flanked by restaurants,
lounges and boutiques. Guests also can take in a world-class ice show in
the Studio B ice rink or join in a street party and cheer on a Promenade
parade in the Royal Promenade.
For its part, Jewel of the Seas will
join Adventure of the Seas at San Juan in winter 2015-16 and alternate
two Southern Caribbean itineraries. Each seven-night, roundtrip sailing
every Sunday will call at St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Aruba and Curacao, or
at Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, St. Maarten and St. Croix. Jewel of the
Seas features a dining and entertainment nightspot on deck 6, where guests
can take in a delicious dinner in Royal Caribbean’s signature Chops Grille
steakhouse or Portofino Italian Ristorante, followed by a round of billiards
in the Safari Club’s self-leveling pool tables, live music and entertainment
in the Serengeti Card Club or the Zanzibar Lounge, and a nightcap in the
Also in winter 2015-16, Independence
of the Seas will sail roundtrip from Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale
on four- and five-night short Western Caribbean itineraries. Vacationers
can choose among a four-night itinerary, which calls at Cozumel, Mexico,
or two five-night itineraries, one that calls at Cozumel and Belize City,
Belize, or the other at Falmouth, Jamaica, and Labadee, Royal Caribbean’s
private beach paradise on the north coast of Haiti. Independence of the
Seas features a FlowRider surf simulator, a Royal Caribbean exclusive,
and cantilevered whirlpools, as well as all the innovative onboard amenities
found on the Voyager class.
Year-round, guests also have a choice
of the convenient Floridian ports Miami and Port Canaveral for short Bahamas
cruises. Enchantment of the Seas will alternate a three- and four-night
Bahamas itinerary, sailing roundtrip from Port Canaveral along Florida’s
Space Coast. Guests will call at Nassau, The Bahamas, and spend a day at
CocoCay, Royal Caribbean’s private tropical Bahamian island.
Majesty of the Seas also will sail three-
and four-night Bahamas cruises, year-round and roundtrip from Miami. The
three-night itinerary will call at Nassau and CocoCay, while the four-night
itinerary also includes a call at Key West, Fla. Guests can enjoy exciting
ports of call by day and enjoy spectacular Broadway-style revues, a variety
of lounges and world-class gaming in the Casino Royale.
Royal Caribbean International is an
award-winning global cruise brand with a 45-year legacy of innovation and
introducing industry “firsts” never before seen at sea. The cruise
line features an expansive and unmatched array of features and amenities
only found on Royal Caribbean including, jaw-dropping, Broadway-style entertainment
and industry-acclaimed programming that appeals to families and adventurous
Owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
(NYSE/OSE: RCL), the cruise line sails 21 of the world’s most innovative
cruise ships to the most popular destinations in the Caribbean, Europe,
Alaska, South America, the Far East, and Australia and New Zealand. World
renowned for its friendly and engaging Gold Anchor Service, delivered by
every staff and crew member, Royal Caribbean has been voted “Best Cruise
Line Overall” for 11 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers Choice
additional information or to make reservations, vacationers should call
their travel agent; visit RoyalCaribbean.com; or call (800) ROYAL-CARIBBEAN.
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