US Citizens: Where Can You Cruise This Summer?
While we anxiously await news about the return of sailing from the United States, many cruise lines have announced their official plans for cruising from Caribbean ports this Summer. These itineraries feature a mix of private islands, highly rated destinations, as well as fun at sea days to explore the ship. The following is a guide on which lines and ships will be sailing, and where in the Caribbean you can cruise from and to this Summer.
Crystal Cruises: The Crystal Symphony will sail out of St. John’s, Antigua starting on August 5. The ship will sail a series of 15 10-night Luxury Caribbean Escapes around the Caribbean. This marks the first time that Crystal will call Antigua a homeport.
Royal Caribbean: This June Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas will sail roundtrip from Nassau, Bahamas. These cruises will make stops at Royal Caribbean’s private island in the Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay, as well as Freeport, Grand Bahama Island.
Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas cruises from Bermuda will make a one-day stop at the line’s spectacular private island, Perfect Day at CocoCay. While in port, guests can enjoy the Thrill Waterpark, Splashaway Bay Aqua Park, and the exciting Up, Up and Away Baloon ride.
Crystal Cruises: Crystal will resume operations in North America this July sailing the Crystal Serenity out of Nassau. These all-Bahamas sailings will make stops in Bimini, Harbor Island, Great Exuma, and San Salvador.
Viking Ocean Cruises: Viking will resume operations in North American beginning in June 2021 offering 8-day ‘Bermuda Escape’ voyages on the Viking Orion. These sailings will sail roundtrip from Hamilton, Bermuda, and will sail around the island making stops in St. George’s and King’s Wharf.
British Virgin Islands
This Summer, Norwegian will homeport in the crystal clear waters of Montego Bay, Jamaica. - Canva
Norwegian Cruise Line: Norwegian Cruise Line will offer seven-day Caribbean itineraries on the Norwegian Joy originating in Montego Bay, Jamaica beginning on August 7, 2021. These cruises will also include a port stop in exciting Ocho Rios.
Celebrity Cruises: Celebrity will resume operations in the Caribbean starting June 5, 2021, homeporting the Celebrity Millennium in Philipsburg, St. Maarten. The line will offer two separate Southern Caribbean itineraries through August 2021.
On May 26, the CDC granted Celebrity Cruises the green light to begin sailing this summer from Port Everglades. The line will sail the Celebrity Edge starting June 26 on a variety of week-long Caribbean itineraries that include port stops in Nassau, Cozumel, and Costa Maya.
Several cruise lines have also announced their plans to return to Alaska beginning as early as this July. You can read about those voyages here.
Latest Update: May 27, 2021
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