Royal Caribbean has announced that 2019-2020 sailings will begin opening for bookings on November 13, 2017 and that a Quantum class cruise ship will sail to Alaska for the first time.
The opening schedule for Royal Caribbean 2019-2020 deployments will be as follows:
- Week of November 13 – 7 night Caribbean cruises
- Week of November 20 – Short Caribbean cruises
- Week of December 4 – Northeast, Canada, & Bermuda sailings
- Week of December 11 – Europe Phase 1 and Alaska 2019
- Spring 2018 – Remaining deployments
Highlights of the 2019-2020 deployments are:
All four of the world’s largest cruise ships – Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas and Symphony of the Seas – will set sail from Florida in 2019 through April 2020. Oasis of the Seas, the first ship in its class, will undergo a bow-to-stern transformation before homeporting at Royal Caribbean’s custom-built Terminal A at PortMiami for the fall and winter seasons, alongside her newest record-setting sister ship, Symphony of the Seas, which will be a year-round Miami resident. After spending the previous year in Miami, Allure of the Seas will return to Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades, while Harmony of the Seas will make Port Canaveral her new home.
This move to Central Florida brings first of its kind innovations like the Ultimate Abyss – the tallest slide at sea – within driving distance for markets throughout Florida, Georgia and the southeast region. All four Oasis Class ships will sail 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries, Liberty of the Seas will sail 7-night Western Caribbean from Galveston, Texas and Freedom of the Seas will sail 7-night Southern Caribbean itineraries from San Juan, Puerto Rico. The 7-night Caribbean itineraries are available to book the week of Nov. 13, 2017.
For short cruises to the Caribbean, the cruise line will offer sailings on Mariner of the Seas and Navigator of the Seas. Enchantment of the Seas will sail short getaways from Galveston.
Adventure of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas will sail from Cape Liberty while Grandeur of the Seas will sail year round from Baltimore, Maryland.
Oasis of the Seas will spend the summer of 2019 sailing in Europe for the first time since 2014.
Making her U.S. debut for the 2019 Alaska summer season, Ovation of the Seas will transition from Sydney, Australia to her new summer homeport in Seattle, Washington. Only on Ovation will guests glimpse the Northern Lights and other Alaskan wonders from the North Star, the ship’s signature glass observation capsule with panoramic views from 300 feet above sea level – the best views possible without taking flight. Ovation guests also will have the chance to skydive, surf and swim alongside glaciers from the comfort of the ship’s thrilling indoor SeaPlex sports complex, Solarium and indoor or outdoor pools.
Ovation will sail 7-night itineraries to destinations from Juneau to Victoria, British Columbia, showcasing Alaska’s natural treasures and luring adventure seekers with stately spruce forests, island-studded waters, native wildlife and awe-inspiring glaciers. Ovation will join Radiance of the Seas in the Alaska market, which sails 7- night open-jaw itineraries between Seward, Alaska and Vancouver, British Columbia. Alaska itineraries will be available to book the week of Dec. 11, 2017.
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