|Posted by RCI fans on May 22, 2013 at 4:50 AM||comments (0)|
Royal Caribbean hasd announced that Explorer of the Seas will head to Port Canaveral in November 2014 for a winter season in the Florida port.
Explorer of the Seas will sail four and five night cruises to the Caribbean and Bahamas.
Itineraries have not yet been released and the ports of call that Explorer of the Seas will call at are still unkown. These are expected to be released in the coming weeks.
When Explorer arrives in Port Canaverla, Royal Caribbean will have 3 ships based there. She will join fleet mates Freedom of the Seas and Enchanment of the Seas.
Royal Caribbean's latest vessel, Quantum of the Seas will replace Explorer of the Seas in Bayonne, New Jersey when she makes her debut in November 2014.
The future of Explorer of the Seas after January 2014 is still unkown.
|Posted by RCI fans on May 10, 2013 at 3:15 PM||comments (0)|
A Ship Schedule site has listed that Quantum of the Seas will make a transatlantic crossing on the 2nd November 2014, before arriving at her home port of Bayonne.
The site listing, spotted by Stacey Katz better known as CruiseDivaNJ on social media and forums, shows Quantum of the Seas as cruising from Southampton.
The transatlantic will consist of 8-nights arriving in Bayonne on 10th November. However, her first cruise from Bayonne is scheduled for 18th November, a 3-night cruise listed as sailing to the Bahamas. However, the Bahamas is not accessible from Port Liberty in 3 days. Perhaps it is a cruise to nowhere?
The 8 days between the next sailing raises many questions. These dates are likely to change, or is Royal Caribbean planning something special for these 8 days?
|Posted by RCI fans on May 7, 2013 at 10:55 AM||comments (0)|
Portland, Maine officials have announced that the city will welcome Quantum of the Seas, in 2015.
Quantum of the Seas will visit Portland four times during 2015.
Quantum will be the largest cruise ship to ever dock in Portland.
|Posted by RCI fans on April 25, 2013 at 4:25 PM||comments (0)|
Enchantment of the Seas has made Port Canaveral its home for the first time.
The Vision class ship which was extended in size during its 2005 refit, today set sail from the port on its first 4-night Bahamas cruise calling at Coco Cay and Nassau.
Enchantment of the Seas replaced the now ex-fleet member Monarch of the Seas, which is now owned by Royal Caribbean's subsidiary Spanish cruise line, Pullmantur.
Enchantment will offer 3 and 4-night cruises year round.
4-night cruises depart Monday through to Friday and 3-night cruises sailing Friday to Monday.
Enchantment of the Seas will be joined by Freedom of the Seas in the port.
|Posted by RCI fans on April 16, 2013 at 4:35 PM||comments (0)|
Royal Caribbean has announced the itineraries of their new ship, Quantum of the Seas.
Quantum will sail from Cape Liberty, NJ and operate 7-12 night cruises sailing to the Caribbean and Bahamas.
7 and 8-night Bahamas cruises will depart Cape Liberty and set sail to Port Canaveral, Nassau and Coco Cay before heading back to New Jersey.
The 8-night Caribbean cruises will call at Labadee, Samana and San Juan.
The 11-night Caribbean cruises will cruise to Royal Caribbean's private resort, Labadee, before sailing to San Juan, St Thomas, St Kitts and St Maarten.
The ultimate voyage will be the 12-nght complete Caribbean voyages which sail to Labadee, San Juan, St Maarten, Martinique, Bridgetown in Barbados, St Kitts and then back to Cape Liberty.
Dates and prices are still unkown.
|Posted by RCI fans on April 6, 2013 at 10:20 AM||comments (0)|
Royal Caribbean have now issued prices and itineraries ahead of the 9th April, when they are set to go on sale exclusively to Crown and Anchor members 48 hours before general sale.
Oasis of the Seas will cruise Europe for 5 sailings only and they WILL SELL OUT FAST!
The first cruise will depart on a 12-night reposistioning cruise on 1st September 2014 from Fort Laurderdale to Barcelona, with 9 days at sea to explore this incredible ship and a port of call in Malaga. The cruise only price for this will be £739pp in an Inside Stateroom.
This reposistioning cruise, will then see Oasis set sail from Barcelona on 13th and 18th September 2014 for a 5-night sailing calling at Rome and Naples. These will be on sale for £599pp for an Inside Stateroom.
Oasis will depart Barcelona for the last time on 23rd September 14, where she will embark on a 7-night cruise to Rotterdam calling at Malaga and Vigo. This cruise is priced at £699pp for an Inside Stateroom.
After Oasis has completed her dry dock period, she will then sail empty or possibly host a special Travel Agent cruise from Rotterdam to Southampton, where she will depart on her final European schedule departing Southampton to Fort Lauderdale on 15th October 2014. She will call at Vigo and then arriving in Fort Lauderdale. This cruise will be on sale at £729pp for an Inside Stateroom.
|Posted by RCI fans on March 18, 2013 at 11:20 AM||comments (0)|
Royal Caribbean's 2014 UK cruise season is now available to book exclusively to their Crown and Anchor members.
Crown and Anchor members can book 48 hours in advance of general release. Plus if you book your cruise during the period, you will receive a reduced deposit of just £150 per person.
There are also some great savings to be had, such as £379pp for a 4-night Belgium and France cruise in a Balcony stateroom. As well as £899 for an 8-night cruise in a Balcony cruising to the Norwegian Fjords.
|Posted by RCI fans on February 7, 2013 at 5:55 AM||comments (0)|
Royal Caribbean has released the 2014-2015 schedule for the summer Caribbean and northeast itineraries for Allure of the Seas, Oasis of the Seas, Explorer of the Seas, Grandeur of the Seas and Freedom of the Seas.
In summer 2014, Allure of the Seas will offer 7-night eastern Caribbean itineraries on June 8, 22; July 6, 20; August 3, 17, 2014. Allure will also sail 7-night western Caribbean itineraries on June 1, 15, 29; July 13, 27; August 10, 24, 2014.
Oasis of the Seas will also offer 7-night eastern Caribbean itineraries on June 14, 28; July 12, 26; August 9, 23, 2014. The 7-night western Caribbean sailings aboard Oasis will occur on June 7, 21; July 5, 19; August 2, 16, 2014.
Explorer of the Seas will sail out of Bayonne, New Jersey in Summer 2014 and offer 5-night Bermuda cruises on May 3, 17, 31; June 14, 28; July 12, 26; August 9, 23, 2014. Explorer will also offer 9-night Bermuda and Caribbean itineraries on May 8, 22; June 5, 19; July 3, 17, 31; August 14, 2014.
Grandeur of the Seas will cruise out Baltimore, Maryland and offer 6-night Bermuda cruises on April 26, 2014. Grandeur will also offer 7-night Bahamas cruises on May 2, 16, 30; June 13, 27; July 11, 25; August 8, 22, 2014. Slightly different 7-night Bermuda itineraries will be available on Grandeur of the Seas on May 9, 23; June 6, 20; July 4, 18; August 1, 15, 2014.
Freedom of the Seas will continue to offer 7-night eastern Caribbean cruises out of Port Canaveral on May 4, 18; June 1, 15, 29; July 13, 27; August 10, 24, 2014. Freedom will also offer 7-night western Caribbean itineraries on May 11, 25; June 8, 22; July 6, 20; August 3, 17, 2014.
Royal Caribbean will roll out the rest of its 2014-2015 deployment schedule as follows
Fall Bermuda & Canada: March 6, 2013
Alaska: March 13, 2013
Europe & Transatlantics: March 14-28, 2013
Australia and Hawaii: April 10, 2013
Winter Caribbean and Northeast: April 18, 2013
Short Caribbean and Bahamas: April 23, 2013
Brazil, Asia and Panama: Coming soon
|Posted by RCI fans on February 3, 2013 at 5:10 PM||comments (0)|
Serenade of the Seas made her inaugural call to Dubai on Saturday.
Serenade has replaced Brilliance of the Seas which used to cruise from Dubai. Brilliance will now call Harwich her home port for the Summer season.
Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) and Royal Caribbean arranged a grand welcoming ceremony at the Dubai Cruise Terminal in Mina Rashid where the ship will dock.
DTCM invited representatives and partners to attend a press conference on board the ship. Following the press conference, the maritime tradition of a plague and key exchange ceremony took place. The event concluded with a tour of the ship and lunch on board.
|Posted by RCI fans on November 13, 2012 at 2:35 PM||comments (0)|
Royal Caribbean has changed Independence of the Seas' itinerary due to a scheduled strike in Greece, Portugal and Spain starting November 14th.
Independence of the Seas was scheduled to call at Lisbon on November 14th, however the ship will now dock at Lanzarote instead.
"We were aware of the upcoming strikes and proactively made changes to some itineraries," Cynthia Martinez, director of global corporate communications for RCCL, told Cruise Critic.
Celebrity Constellation, has also had to change its scheduled call at Vigo, Spain, on November 14 and instead spend the day at sea. The ship will then visit Portugal on November 15 and stop in Vigo on November 16.
The general strikes are expected to last three days and disrupt air travel as well as public transportation.