In December 2018 Royal Caribbean International announced its 2020-21 deployment plans.
Oasis of the Seas will greet head to New York and offer new holidays from Northeast America with seven-night Caribbean itineraries that include a day at the cruise line’s private island destination, Perfect Day at CocoCay in The Bahamas. Oasis will be the first ship in her class and the world’s largest to sail from Northeast America.
Celebrating its one-year anniversary in summer 2020, Perfect Day at CocoCay will welcome 10 ships from more ports than any previous deployment, including the newly added Galveston, Texas, as well as Barcelona, Spain on Allure and Rhapsody of the Seas’ transatlantic sailings in November 2020.
Oasis of the Seas, which was introduce in 2009 with several industry firsts, from the seven-neighbourhood concept to the AquaTheater performance venue, will undergo a bow-to-stern transformation in 2019 and become the first Royal Amplified ship to sail from Cape Liberty in Bayonne, New Jersey, starting in May 2020.
Oasis of the Seas will transport guests to The Bahamas all summer with 7-night itineraries, as well as a select number of short cruises north to New England and Canada.
Adventure of the Seas will return to Cape Liberty, sailing a variety of five- and nine-night summer and autumn itineraries to Bermuda, New England and Canada, The Bahamas and the Caribbean.
Guests can extend their season on Vision of the Seas, which will offer three 10- to 11-night itineraries between Bayonne and Quebec City with an overnight in Quebec’s capital, a UNESCO World Heritage site and North America’s only fortified city.
Symphony of the Seas and sister ship Harmony of the Seas, the ultimate family ships, will return to Port Miami and Port Canaveral, Florida, respectively, offering 7-night itineraries to the Eastern and Western Caribbean. Both ships will feature visits to Perfect Day at CocoCay, the ultimate destination for thrill and chill, on nearly all sailings.
Brilliance of the Seas will head for Boston in the autumn, sailing 7- to 10-night cruises to Canada starting in September 2020, while Grandeur of the Seas continues to offer nine-night itineraries to Canada and New England for autumn foliage from her year-round homeport in Baltimore, Maryland.
Grandeur will embark on a combination of 5- and 9-night itineraries to Bermuda and The Bahamas in the summer months, and transition to 9-night Southeast Coast & Bahamas and 12-night Southern Caribbean cruises for the winter. Northeast, Canada and Bermuda itineraries will be available to book as of today.