Adventure of the Seas will homeport in Texas for the first time next year, while Explorer of the Seas will return to Miami following its Royal Amplified refit, all as part of Royal Caribbean International’s 2020/2021 North America deployment.
Royal said Adventure’s arrival in Galveston would make the vessel “the largest ship sailing short getaways” from the city, where it will be joined by Liberty of the Seas, due to sail seven-night Caribbean cruises year-round.
Enchantment of the Seas will sail south for the winter to homeport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for the first time, following its summer season in Galveston.
San Juan will also be the homeport of Freedom of the Seas, which is due to be revamped in March next year, also as part of the Royal Amplified refurbishment programme.
Following its own “multimillion- dollar transformation” and summer season in Europe, Explorer will return to Miami before sailing five- and nine-night cruises.
Selected five-night sailings onboard Explorer will visit Royal’s private island Perfect Day at Coco Cay in the Bahamas, due to open in May.
Meanwhile, Independence of the Seas will return to Fort Lauderdale in November 2020, sailing four- and five-night cruises to the western Caribbean and Nassau.
Seasonal winter Caribbean itineraries went on sale on March 11.
Vision of the Seas will offer 10- and 11-night cruises also from Fort Lauderdale to the southern Caribbean, while the 11-night sailings will include an overnight stay in Oranjestad, Aruba.
Rhapsody of the Seas returns to its long-time homeport of Tampa in 2020 to embark on new itineraries, including an 11-nighter featuring the Panama Canal.
Also returning to its homeport of Tampa, Brilliance of the Seas will join Rhapsody in Tampa for the season, continuing a mix of four- and five-night sailings to the western Caribbean.