Adventure Around Every Corner: RCI Releases 2016-17 Deployments
GRAPHIC: This infographic shows Royal Caribbean's destination highlights in the Caribbean. (Courtesy of Royal Caribbean International)
Royal Caribbean International’s third Oasis-class ship, Harmony of the Seas, will operate out of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale alongside sister Allure of the Seas in winter 2016-17.
At that time, Oasis of the Seas will move to Port Canaveral to operate alternating seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises.
In other deployments announced by Royal Caribbean for 2016-17, Quantum-class Anthem of the Seas will continue year-round sailings from Bayonne, N.J., and will operate its maiden season to Bermuda. It will operate five-night Bermuda and nine-night Bermuda and Caribbean itineraries throughout the summer. Throughout September and October, Anthem of the Seas will sail nine-night Canada and New England cruises. In the winter, it offers eight- to 12-night Bahamas, Eastern, Western or Southern Caribbean cruises.
Other highlights of Royal Caribbean’s just-announced 2016-17 Adventure Collection:
From Baltimore, Grandeur of the Seas will sail five-night Bermuda, nine-night Bermuda and Bahamas, and nine-night Canada and New England cruises throughout the summer. In the winter, the ship will sail nine-night Southeast Coast & Bahamas and 12-night Southern Caribbean cruises.
From Miami, Enchantment of the Seas will sail three- and four-night Bahamas cruises year-round, while Navigator of the Seas will alternate five-night Bahamas and Mexico with nine-night Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao and Labadee cruises in the winter.
In the winter, Independence of the Seas will sail four- and five-night Western Caribbean itineraries from Port Everglades, while sister ship Freedom of the Seas will alternate a six-night Western Caribbean with an eight-night Eastern Caribbean itinerary. Serenade of the Seas alternates 10- and 11-night Southern Caribbean itineraries.
From Port Canaveral, Freedom of the Seas will continue alternating seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries during the summer 2016, and then reposition to Port Everglades for its new winter season. And, Rhapsody of the Seas will take over the three- and four-night Bahamas cruises from Enchantment of the Seas.
From Tampa, Fla., Brilliance of the Seas operates four- and five-night Western Caribbean cruises throughout the winter.
Liberty of the Seas will continue its year-round deployment from Galveston, Texas, while seven-night Southern Caribbean cruises are available year-round from San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Adventure of the Seas. In the winter, Jewel of the Seas also will homeport at San Juan and sail to the Southern Caribbean.
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