The cruise line sent out the following message to travel agents informing them of the upcoming changes:
At Royal Caribbean, we are always looking at ways to better position our products in an effort to enhance the vacation and destination experience for your clients. When reviewing the 2018/2019 Short Caribbean itineraries, an opportunity was identified to better strengthen the offerings on Empress, Enchantment, Majesty and Vision of the Seas.
Such changes will bring your clients richer vacation options and, in turn, more success for you! As we reposition these products, we thank you for welcoming them to their new homeports and also for presenting these new sailings to your clients as they book their next cruise vacation. All affected guests and travel partners have been notified and we thank them for their patience and support as we work through reaccomodating all booked guests.
Upcoming Cruise Ship Changes:
- In May 2018, Empress of the Seas will be extending her season in Miami, Florida
- Enchantment of the Seas will no longer be homeporting in Galveston, Texas and, instead, will be moving to Port Canaveral, Florida beginning June 2018
- Majesty of the Seas will be moving from Port Canaveral, Florida to Tampa, Florida starting in May 2018
- As of March 2019, Vision of the Seas will no longer depart from New Orleans, Louisiana and will move to Galveston, Texas for the winter season
New sailings will be open and ready to book on November 21st, 2017.