Royal Caribbean International revealed the summer and autumn itineraries for six ships sailing in the Caribbean, Canada and New England in 2015.
Oasis of the Seas, which shares the title of the world’s largest and most innovative cruise ship with sister-ship Allure of the Seas will offer seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean sailings from Fort Lauderdale. Ports of call include Nassau, The Bahamas, St. Thomas and St. Maarten on the Eastern Caribbean itinerary, and, on the Western Caribbean itinerary, Falmouth, Jamaica; Cozumel Mexico; and Labadee.
Aboard Oasis of the Seas, guests will enjoy an array of onboard amenities in seven themed neighbourhoods such as an 82 foot-long zip line, a handcrafted carousel, the Rising Tide elevating bar, a fully-licensed Broadway musical, the high-diving AquaTheater, and Central Park with more than 12,000 live trees and plants, and many more.
Independence of the Seas will be based in Fort Lauderdale and offer seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises for its very first summer Caribbean season in 2015. Western Caribbean ports of call include Falmouth, Grand Cayman, Cozumel and Labadee, while San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Maarten; and St. Kitts are on the Eastern Caribbean itinerary.
Independence of the Seas is among the Freedom class of ships, which first introduced the FlowRider surf simulator and cantilevered whirlpools, and features other Royal Caribbean first-at-sea amenities, including the H2O Zone kids’ aquapark, the Royal Promenade, and the four bedroom, four bathroom Presidential Family Suite, which can accommodate up to 14 guests.
Freedom of the Seas will offer alternate seven-night roundtrip Eastern and Western Caribbean sailings from Port Canaveral calling at St. Thomas, St. Maarten and CocoCay on the Eastern Caribbean itinerary, and Falmouth, Grand Cayman, Cozumel and Labadee, Royal Caribbean’s private beach destination, on the Western Caribbean sailing. Freedom of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas’ guests can enjoy the DreamWorks Experience, an exclusive entertainment programme developed with the world-class animated film studio powerhouse DreamWorks Animation. Guests can join in with parades, themed activities and themed events based on DreamWorks Animation’s popular feature-film characters, including Po from “Kung Fu Panda;” Shrek, Fiona and Puss In Boots from “Shrek;” and Alex the Lion, Gloria, and the Penguins from “Madagascar.” Cruise only price from £429.00.
Grandeur of the Seas will continue round-trip sailings from historic Baltimore, and sail round-trip, seven-night Bahamas and Bermuda cruises calling at Port Canaveral, Nassau and CocoCay, Royal Caribbean’s private Bahamian island paradise. On Grandeur of the Seas’ Bermuda sailings, guests will enjoy three days at Kings Wharf to explore all the charm of Bermuda. In the autumn, the ship will alternate six-night Bermuda sailings and eight- and nine-night Canada and New England cruises, calling at Portland and Bar Harbor, Maine, and St. John, New Brunswick, and Halifax, Nova Scotia, in Canada.
In autumn 2015, Brilliance of the Seas will offer seven and nine-night round-trip Canada and New England fall sailings from Boston, while Serenade of the Seas will sail between Quebec City, Quebec, and Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne on ten to 14-night itineraries. Both Radiance-class ships, Brilliance of the Seas and Serenade of the Seas feature Royal Caribbean International onboard innovations, such as the adults-only Solarium pool area, self-leveling pool tables, and sea-facing glass elevators for breathtaking views.