Royal Caribbean to Bring Entire Fleet Back by Spring 2022

Oasis of the Seas will resume cruising this September - Photo by Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean announced its plans to bring all of its ships back into service by spring 2022. By the end of May, all 26 vessels in the Royal Caribbean fleet will be back in the waters offering passenger sailings around the world. This next group of returning ships and itineraries will begin to set sail in September with Oasis of the Seas’ first voyage from New York to the line’s private island Perfect Day at CocoCay. 

“We are excited and appreciative to be able to say with confidence when all of our ships will return, especially for travelers looking ahead to plan their getaways. More than 110,000 guests have cruised with us since December, and they’ve done so safely while enjoying the memorable vacations they trust we’ll bring to life,” said Michael Bayley, president, and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “It’s been incredible to see families come together again on board our ships sailing in the U.S., the Caribbean, Europe and Asia. And to know we’ll soon welcome more in a safe manner when our entire fleet is back by spring 2022 is wonderful.”

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This newly announced lineup includes ships sailing the following itineraries: 

  • Oasis of the Seas – 7-night Bahamas cruises from Cape Liberty starting Sept. 5; and 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries from Miami, beginning November
  • Liberty of the Seas – 7-night Western Caribbean cruises from Galveston, Texas starting Oct. 3
  • Serenade of the Seas* 4- and 5-night Western Caribbean cruises from Tampa, Florida, starting Oct. 16; and 7-night Caribbean itineraries, beginning December
  • Explorer of the Seas* – 7-night Southern Caribbean sailings from San Juan, Puerto Rico, starting Nov. 7
  • Navigator of the Seas 3-, 4- and 5-night Catalina Island, California, and Ensenada and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico cruises from Los Angeles beginning Nov. 19
  • Grandeur of the Seas – 7- and 14-night Southern Caribbean sailings from Bridgetown Barbados, starting Dec. 5
  • Ovation of the Seas – 2- to 10-night domestic itineraries in Australia from Sydney beginning Dec. 13
  • Brilliance of the Seas – 4- and 5-night Bahamas and Western Caribbean cruises from Tampa starting Dec. 16
  • Enchantment of the Seas – 8-night Bahamas sailings, and select 12-night cruises to the Southern Caribbean from Baltimore starting Dec. 23
  • Vision of the Seas – 10- and 11-night Southern Caribbean itineraries from Fort Lauderdale, beginning Jan. 24, 2022
  • Voyager of the Seas – 7- and 9-night cruises in Northern Europe from Barcelona starting April 15, 2022
  • Radiance of the Seas – 7-night Alaska sailings from Vancouver beginning April 29, 2022
  • Rhapsody of the Seas – 7-night Mediterranean and Greek Isles itineraries, sailing from Rome starting May 23, 2022

Note from Royal Caribbean: *Serenade and Explorer of the Seas’ 2021 cruises are existing itineraries for the following ships: Brilliance, Rhapsody and Vision of the Seas, respectively. Guests booked on these ships will be automatically transferred to the new ship.  

Royal Caribbean has been successfully sailing for months now, offering voyages in Asia, Alaska, the Caribbean, and Europe. The line kicked off cruising from the United States on July 2, 2021 offering 3- and 4- night Bahamas voyages on Freedom of the Seas from Miami. The line is now sailing Alaska voyages on Serenade of the Seas from Seattle and Odyssey of the Seas is sailing Caribbean itineraries from Fort Lauderdale. Outside the U.S., the line is sailing Adventure of the Seas from Nassau, Quantum of the Seas in Singapore, Anthem of the Seas in the U.K., and Jewel of the Seas from Cyprus. 

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According to Royal Caribbean, “Travelers can plan their cruise with peace of mind knowing that Royal Caribbean requires all crew members and guests who are of the eligible age for the vaccine to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.” For travelers sailing on cruises from Florida, it is strongly recommended that all eligible guests be vaccinated. Children younger than the eligible age on any cruise must undergo testing and follow other health and safety measures. 

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