Royal Caribbean International is confident that its complete line up of ships will be sailing by spring 2022. The cruise industry has been devastated by the virus pandemic but after 18 months’ absence it expects a full and swift recovery.
The next group of returning ships and itineraries will begin to set sail next month with Oasis of the Seas’ first sailing from the New York area – a seven-night itinerary to the cruise line’s private island destination, Perfect Day at CocoCay, The Bahamas.
“We are excited and appreciative to be able to say with confidence when all of our ships will return, especially for travellers 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.”
On Nov. 19, the Navigator of the Seas will arrive in Los Angeles to set sail with West Coast vacationers on short getaways to Catalina Island, California and Mexico. Setting the stage for her 2022 deployment.