Royal Caribbean, new itineraries and technological innovations for the 2019-2020 season
During the 2019-2020 season, Royal Caribbean will offer 5 new ports of call in addition to the return of the Oasis of the Seas in Europe, cruises in the Caribbean and the departure of the first Quantum Class ship to Alaska.
First of all, for the first time since 2014, the Oasis of the Seas will return to sail the waters of the Mare nostrum, sailing from Barcelona to spend the summer season in the Old Continent. Among the many attractions there will be the ‘onboard districts’, 7 thematic areas designed to satisfy every taste and preference, latest generation technological supports, elegant and comfortable rooms and suites, a varied and exclusive gastronomic offer, a real natural park in the open air (the ‘Central Park’) surrounded by tropical gardens, Broadway-style stage shows and the iconic AquaTheater, where you can admire shows and incredible water games. Oasis of the Seas will sail for 7-night cruises and visit Palma de Mallorca, Marseille, Florence, Rome and Naples.
Five new ports of call will welcome Royal Caribbean passengers to Europe, unprepared landing points to explore cities and countries rich in history and charm. Thanks to these new stops, travelers can visit the glacier gate of Olden (in Norway), discover Visby, the best preserved medieval city in the world and UNESCO heritage (in Sweden), the charm of Zadar (in Croatia), Portofino between the cliffs overlooking the sea, the streets of Brest.
From Italy will sail some of the most picturesque routes: the Rhapsody of the Seas will leave from Venice with two 7-night itineraries: one at a time of Greek islands and Croatia and one towards the Greek islands only. The Jewel of the Seas will instead offer a Mediterranean cruise of 7 or 9 nights with departure / arrival at the port of Civitavecchia. European itineraries will be available for bookings starting from the week of 11 December 2017.
With a transpacific trip from Sydney to Seattle, Ovation of the Seas will debut in the United States for a 2019 summer season dedicated to Alaska. On board the Ovation of the Seas, sport lovers will have fun with the Seaplex indoor sports complex, indoor and outdoor pools (with solarium), the parachuting simulator, the climbing wall with sea view and the wave simulator to surf like in the Ocean.! Ovation of the Seas will sail from Juneau (capital of Alaska) to Victoria (British Columbia) for 7-night itineraries to discover this land of unspoiled nature. To sail to the land of the ice there will also be Radiance of the Seas, with cruises from 7 and 9 nights between Seward (Alaska) and Vancouver. The Alaska-related routes will be available for booking from 11 December 2017.
For those who want to experience a short holiday in the Caribbean Sea, in fact, Royal Caribbean can really make the difference: Mariner of the Seas and Navigator of the Seas offer routes of 3 and 4 nights to the archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, sailing from Port Canaveral and Miami (Florida). On board Enchantment of the Seas, on the other hand, depart from Galveston (Texas) for short 4 or 5-night itineraries to various Mexican destinations throughout the year. To accompany guests on longer cruises in the Caribbean (7 nights), there will be Liberty of the Seas (which will sail from Galveston, to the Western Caribbean) and Freedom of the Seas (which from San Juan, Puerto Rico, will reach the Caribbean southern).
The short itineraries dedicated to the Caribbean will be bookable from November 20, 2017, while those of seven nights will be available from November 13, 2017. Anthem of the Seas will start from the Cape Liberty port of Bayonne (New Jersey) for cruises from 5 to 9 nights to Bermuda, Bahamas and the Caribbean Islands.
For the fall season, Anthem of the Seas will move north to offer 9-night itineraries to discover Canada and New England. Same stages for Adventure of the Seas, which will sail to the Bahamas and the Caribbean (with cruises from 6 to 8 nights) and to Canada and New England (along 6-night itineraries) with cruises for 10 and 11 nights. These cruises in the United States, Canada and Bermuda will be bookable from the week of December 4, 2017.