Royal Caribbean to return to New Orleans for first time in three years

Royal Caribbean to return to New Orleans for first time in three years

After a three year hiatus, Royal Caribbean will return to the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, with the newly announced repositioning of Vision of the Seas for the 2018-2019 winter season.

The 915-foot cruise ship will sail seven-night itineraries to culture rich destinations across the Bahamas and Yucatan Peninsula.

Her 989-foot sister ship Enchantment of the Seas will move from Miami, Florida to join Liberty of the Seas in Galveston, Texas, offering four- and five-night Caribbean cruises.

The two new offerings bring more options and easy access from the Gulf Coast for adventure seekers in the region to embark on journeys to world renowned dive destinations, explore ancient ruins of past civilisations and discover the natural beauty of rainforests.

Before repositioning to her new home in The Big Easy in December 2018, Vision of the Seas will offer two 16-night sailings through the Panama Canal from Miami to Los Angeles and from Los Angeles to New Orleans.

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This will be the first time in three years that Royal Caribbean will journey through this engineering marvel.

Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas also will embark on new adventures in 2018, when the long-time resident of Asia Pacific returns to the United States to homeport in Miami.

Mariner will be the first Voyager-class ship, famous for introducing industry innovations including the rock climbing wall, ice skating rink and Royal Promenade, to offer short Caribbean sailings perfect for first time cruise travellers.

The three- and four-night itineraries from PortMiami to the Bahamas begin in June 2018, following the ship’s extensive 32-day revitalisation.