Who else is getting excited for cruising in 2021? Royal Caribbean just announced some VERY cool changes to it’s schedule on Adventure of the Seas, Jewel of the Seas, Independence of the Seas, Vision of the Seas, and Brilliance of the Seas.
Not that it matters, but Royal is saying publicly that the changes are due to market research. Maybe, maybe not. The end result is the same: if you’re on one of the affected itineraries and ships, you have some options. If you’re looking for some fun destinations to visit in 2021, Royal Caribbean has you covered.
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Summer 2021 changes include new options in Europe and additional island time in the Caribbean with a fun Southern Caribbean itinerary from San Juan. Some of the highlights include:
Adventure of the Seas® was going to sail from Copenhagen and Stockholm but will sail out of Barcelona on 4 and 5 night Mediterranean itineraries to beautiful destinations like La Spezia and Rome, Italy; Ajaccio, Nice and Marseille, France; and Palma and Ibiza, Spain from Barcelona.
Jewel of the Seas® was originally planned to homeport in Amsterdam and Barcelona, but will now sail from Copenhagen and Stockholm on 7-night cruises calling on Northern Europe’s picturesque ports of Helsinki, Finland; Tallinn, Estonia; and Visby, Sweden.
Independence of the Seas® was originally sailing from Fort Lauderdale on 3- and 4-night cruises, will now call Miami her home for the summer season and offer 6 and 8 night cruises to the Southern and Western Caribbean, visiting plenty of islands including two of my favorites: Aruba and Curacao.
Vision of the Seas®, previously planned to sail from Barcelona, will sail from San Juan, offering a new summer program from the island of enchantment. She will offer 7-night Southern Caribbean itineraries to exotic destinations like Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis; St. John’s, Antigua; Castries, St. Lucia; and Bridgetown, Barbados.
Brilliance of the Seas® will stay in Tampa for the summer sailing 4, 5, and 7-night cruises to the Caribbean. Tampa is a great port for those close enough to drive while providing a great option for sailing the Caribbean.
If you are scheduled on one of these impacted sailings and have questions about how to re-book your next cruise, or want unbiased advice and information about future cruise credit, deciding whether one of these (or another) cruise is your best option, or have an entirely different question about your next air, land, or sea vacation use the contact form or call me at 844-483-6669.
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