Royal Caribbean Unveils 2010/2011 Caribbean Season

Royal Caribbean has unveiled its 2010/2011 Caribbean season, offering 243 sailings from 24 different itineraries of between 5 to 9 nights. From 4 homeports (San Juan, Port Canaveral, Miami, Port Everglades), the cruise line will deploy 5 ships from its fleet for the cruises, including the new build Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas.


Each ship will feature Royal Caribbean’s award-winning Broadway-style musical performances, world-class gaming at the Casino Royale, luxury accomodation and fine dining options. Passengers will also be able to enjoy a variety of shore excursions ranging from snorkelling in Barbados and exploring the Yucatan Peninsula on ATVs to visiting ancient Mayan ruins. On itineraries calling at Labadee, the Dragon’s Tail Coaster winding down a mountainside awaits guests. 


Freedom of the Seas

From May 2010, the 160,000 GRT Freedom of the Seas will continue sailing alternating 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries out of Port Canaveral. The ship will call at Cococay in the Bahamas, Charlotte Amalie in St Thomas and Phillipsburg, St Maarten for the Eastern Caribbean itinerary. The Western Caribbean itinerary will call at George Town in Grand Cayman, the Mexican port of Cozumel, Ocho Rios (May 2010 to December 2010) and Falmouth (December 2010 to April 2011) in Jamaica and Labadee, Royal Caribbean’s private beach destination on the northern coast of Haiti.


Liberty of the Seas

From January 2010 to April 2010, the Liberty of the Seas will alternate between 6-night Western Caribbean and 8-night Eastern Caribbean cruises. The former voyage will take passengers to Belize City in Belize and the Mexican ports of Costa Maya and Cozumel, while the latter will call at Charlotte Amalie, Phillipsburg, San Juan in Puerto Rico and Labadee.


Beginning May 2010, the Western Caribbean voyage will be extended into a 7-night sailing and calling at Ocho Rios, George Town and Labadee (until October 2010) before reverting to the previous itinerary (until January 2011). The Eastern Caribbean cruise will be shortened into a 7-night sailing and skip the port call at Charlotte Amalie. Liberty of the Seas will also sail a 3-night Bahamas cruise in October 2010.


Serenade of the Seas

Homeported in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the Serenade of the Seas will sail 6-, 7- and 8-night Southern Caribbean itineraries from April 2010 to December 2010. The ship will call at Willemstad in Curacao, Oranjestad in Aruba, Roseau in Domenica, Castries in St Lucia, St John’s in Antigua, St Croix in the US Virgin Islands, Basseterre in St Kitts and Bridgetown, Barbados in addition to Phillipsburg and Charlotte Amalie.


Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas

At 220,000 GRT, the Oasis of the Seas will be the largest cruise ship in the world when launched at the end of 2009. The ship will sail alternating 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean voyages, calling at various ports such as Charlotte Amalie, Cozumel Nassau, Falmouth, Labadee and Phillipsburg. Oasis of the Seas will also sail 2 special holiday cruises, a 7-night Western Caribbean voyage departing on 23 December 2010 and a 9-night Special Caribbean sailing departing on 30 December 2010.


Allure of the Seas will mirror the 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries of its sister ship, Oasis of the Seas, during its inaugural season in 2010. Both itineraries will feature 3 nights at sea, allowing passengers to experience the facilities of the ship’s 7 ‘neighbourhoods’ – Central Park, Boardwalk, Royal Promenade, Pool and Sports Zone, Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center, Entertainment Place and Youth Zone.


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