Royal Caribbean Announces Return to Cruising in Caribbean with Sailings Out of Nassau
Today, Royal Caribbean confirmed its official return to cruising announcing sailings out of the Bahamas this June. Adventure of the Seas will homeport out of Nassau, Bahamas, offering 7-night cruises to Cozumel and other Bahamian ports from June 12, 2021 – August 28, 2021.
According to Royal Caribbean, vaccines will be required for all crew and any guest 18 years of age or older, and proof must be presented that the guest was vaccinated at least 14 days prior to sailing. Guests under 18 years of age will be required to present negative COVID-19 test results. Additionally, a health visa will be required for entry into the Bahamas as well as a negative COVID-19 test.
“We are excited to get back to delivering memorable vacations in the Caribbean, gradually and safely. The vaccines are clearly a game changer for all of us, and with the number of vaccinations and their impact growing rapidly, we believe starting with cruises for vaccinated adult guests and crew is the right choice. As we move forward, we expect this requirement and other measures will inevitably evolve over time,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International. “The opportunity to homeport in The Bahamas is a testament to the tremendous partners the government and the people of the island nation have been to us for more than 50 years. We are grateful for the confidence that they have in us and our commitment to a healthy and happy return to sailing.”
Itinerary highlights will include:
- Two consecutive days on Perfect Day at CocoCay where guests will have double the time to enjoy all that the island has to offer, including the tallest waterslide in North America and the first floating cabanas in the Bahamas.
- Stops at beautiful Grand Bahama Island and Cozumel, Mexico where guests can experience the are turquoise blue waters, island vibes, and the options to safely explore each destination’s culture, history, cuisine and natural beauty on selected Royal Caribbean shore excursions.
According to Royal Caribbean’s official announcement, additional health and safety measures to be implemented will be announced at a later date. The cruise line’s comprehensive, multilayered health and safety measures to come leverage expert guidance from the Healthy Sail Panel, Royal Caribbean Group’s Head of Public Health and Chief Medical Officer, and local government and health authorities.
These new Summer itineraries in the Caribbean continue the cruise line’s measured and safe return to cruising following months of successful sailings with Quantum of the Seas in Singapore and the recent announcement of the highly anticipated Odyssey of the Seas to cruise from Haifa, Israel.
Bookings for these Summer 2021 cruises on Adventure of the Seas will open on March 24, 2021.