ROYAL CARIBBEAN BRINGS ULTIMATE ADVENTURES TO SHORT CARIBBEAN GETAWAYS IN 2024-25
Eight Action-Packed Ships Set Sail on a Season of Unforgettable Short Getaways
MIAMI, Feb. 15, 2023 – Weekend and midweek getaways just got bolder. Royal Caribbean International has revealed the lineup of short Caribbean cruises,featuring eight action-packed ships sailing to tropical, vibrant destinations that make for the ultimate short escapes in 2024-2025. Families, friends and vacationers alike can set their sights on making the most of their vacation time on a variety of ships, including Allure of the Seas, the first Oasis Class ship to sail 3- to 4-night cruises, will extend its short Caribbean season homeporting from Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida, Mariner of the Seas, sets sail from the cruise line’s new, net-zero terminal in Galveston, Texas, for the first time; and four more amplified ships with new and signature experiences on board, cruising from four different cities in Florida, Texas and California. The short Caribbean cruises in 2024-2025 are now open for bookings on Royal Caribbean’s website.
Vacationers will have a wide range of sun-soaked destinations to choose from, including Royal Caribbean’s award-winning private destinations, Perfect Day at CocoCay in The Bahamas and Labadee, Haiti. From 13 next-level waterslides in Thrill Waterpark to the new adults-only oasis Hideaway Beach opening in 2023, vacationers will find adrenaline-pumping thrills and ways to chill on Perfect Day at CocoCay. Labadee, located along the northern coast of Haiti, is a slice of paradise with five stunning shorelines and beautiful mountain backdrops. Experiences range from taking in once-in-a-lifetime views on Dragon’s Breath Flight Line, the world’s longest overwater zipline, kicking back on white sand beaches and exploring rich culture while meeting local crafters and artisans.
Families and travelers of all ages can have their pick of one-of-a-kind vacations that feature stops at idyllic locales in the Eastern and Western Caribbean including destinations like Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; Roatan, Honduras; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; and more.
Year-Round 2024-2025 Short Getaways Highlights
- Allure of the Seas – Sailing from Orlando (Port Canaveral) and Miami, Florida
Ushering in the first year-round season of 3- to 4-night sailings on an Oasis Class ship, the class known today as the ultimate family vacation, Allure will sail to The Bahamas and Perfect Day at CocoCay from Orlando until July 2023 and then will settle in Miami for the remainder of the year. Everyone in the family can make memories on board with a lineup of adventures, from a nine-story-high zip line and twin FlowRider surf simulators to ice skating as well as showstopping entertainment like theatrical hit Mamma Mia! and original shows across four stages – air, ice, water and theater. To refuel between adventures, there are 30-plus restaurants, bars and lounges, including the new-to-Allure Wipeout Cafe featuring El Loco Fresh that serves up grab-and-go Mexican delights like made-to-order quesadillas, tacos, nachos and more. There’s more in store on shore with stunning destinations in Nassau and Perfect Day at CocoCay, where guests will find more ways to chill beachside or take on adrenaline-pumping thrills.
- Independence of the Seas – Sailing from Miami
This amplified ship reimagined experiences for everyone includes restaurants like Fish & Ships, a poolside eatery; The Perfect Storm, a duo of racing waterslides; glow-in-the-dark laser tag and more. Independence will sail 5-night Western Caribbean and Perfect Day at CocoCay cruises, and 4-night Eastern Caribbean sailings that visit Labadee, Haiti, where thrill-seekers looking for a jolt of adrenaline can jump on the Dragon’s Tail Coaster or a spot on the white sand beach to kick back.
- Mariner of the Seas – Sailing from Galveston, Texas
For the first time, the amplified ship that changed short Caribbean getaways will sail from Royal Caribbean’s new $125 million cruise terminal in Galveston, Texas, the world’s first LEED Zero Energy facility, generating 100% of the energy it needs through onsite solar panels. Mariner’s 4- and 5-night escapes will visit tropical and vibrant destinations like Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico. On board, vacationers will find more ways to stay, play and dine with amped-up experiences like The Perfect Storm, a thrilling pair of three-story-high waterslides; The Bamboo Room, the cruise line’s first Polynesian-inspired, tiki-chic bar; glow-in-the-dark laser tag; and more.
- Navigator of the Seas – Sailing from Los Angeles
Families and travelers of all ages looking to make the most of short getaways on the West Coast will find plenty to explore across Navigator’s $115 million series of experiences, including a reimagined resort-style poolscape with the lively, three-level poolside bar The Lime & Coconut; The Blaster, the longest aqua coaster at sea; To Dry For, the first standalone blow-dry bar; and more. Vacationers can have their pick of 3-, 4- or 7-night cruises to Catalina Island, California, and Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, Ensenada and Mazatlan, Mexico.
Seasonal 2024-2025 Short Cruise Highlights
- Enchantment of the Seas – Sailing from Tampa, Florida
Vacationers looking for winter getaways can choose 4- or 5-night cruises to visit Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico on Enchantment. It’s the ideal ship for an intimate vacation experience that makes for plenty of quality time together and adventures to match every family member’s preference. In the heart of summer, travelers can opt for 7-night adventures that head to Roatan, Honduras; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel and Costa Maya; and Perfect Day at CocoCay, The Bahamas.
- Grandeur of the Seas – Sailing from Tampa and Fort Lauderdale
Grandeur will continue sailing from Tampa through the summer and set sail on 4- and 5-night escapes to The Bahamas, including destinations like Perfect Day at CocoCay and to the picturesque shores of Cozumel, Mexico. The winter brings a new adventure to choose from including 5-night vacations to tropical destinations Labadee and Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.
- Liberty of the Seas – Sailing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Following a summer in the Big Apple, Liberty will return to Fort Lauderdale for the winter season to sail alternating 3- and 4-night getaways to The Bahamas, including Perfect Day at CocoCay and Nassau featured on every cruise.
- Voyager of the Seas – Sailing from Orlando (Port Canaveral)
Royal Caribbean’s amplified ship, Voyager, welcomes vacationers to enjoy amped-up experiences with more ways to play, including two high-speed waterslides at The Perfect Storm, glow-in-the-dark laser tag, the FlowRider surf simulator, the adults-only Solarium and more. Voyager will sail 4- and 5-night winter getaways on a varied lineup of Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises to The Bahamas, including Perfect Day at CocoCay and Nassau; Cozumel; Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and Labadee.
About Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean International, owned by Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL), has been delivering innovation at sea for more than 50 years. Each successive class of ships is an architectural marvel that features the latest technology and guest experiences for today’s adventurous traveler. The cruise line continues to revolutionize vacations with itineraries to 240 destinations in 61 countries on six continents, including Royal Caribbean’s private island destination in The Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay, the first in the Perfect Day Island Collection. Royal Caribbean has also been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 20 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards.
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Royal Caribbean Returns to California with New Short Getaways from Los Angeles
September 2021 – Royal Caribbean International returns to California for the first time in more than a decade. Starting in November from Los Angeles, the cruise line’s amped-up Navigator of the Seas will offer travelers new ways to get away on short 3-, 4- and 5-night cruises to Catalina Island, California, and Ensenada and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Guests of all ages can choose from a lineup of thrills and ways to chill on board Navigator, thanks to a $115 million amplification completed in 2019. The ship has been reimagined into the ultimate short getaway with a range of experiences and features like The Perfect Storm waterslides, including The Blaster – the longest aqua coaster at sea; a resort-style Caribbean pool deck, three-level signature bar The Lime & Coconut, the first blow-dry bar at sea – To Dry For, redesigned spaces dedicated to kids and teens, plus hotspots such as kitschy-cool tiki bar The Bamboo Room and Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade.
Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas at Labadee, Haiti, Royal Caribbean’s private destination. The Oasis Class ship touts the signature seven-neighborhood concept that offers vacationers thrills and relaxation. From the FlowRider surf simulator and 9-deck-high zip line in the Pool and Sports Zone, to the Boardwalk and its one-of-a-kind open-air AquaTheater, and the Youth Zone, the Oasis Class ship is designed for every member of the family.
The amplified Navigator of the Seas offers something for every traveler. The ship’s next-level experiences range from adrenaline-inducing adventures to an array of amenities, dining and nightlife, including The Blaster aqua coaster, the longest waterslide at sea; a resort-style Caribbean pool deck; the signature three-level bar The Lime & Coconut; and the first standalone blow-dry bar at sea – To Dry For.
Mariner of the Seas amped up with $120 million of new thrills, restaurants, staterooms and entertainment.
Royal Caribbean’s Perfect Day at CocoCay offers a combination of one-of-a-kind thrills and ways to chill, like plunging down the tallest waterslide in North America, traveling up to 450 feet in the air in the Up, Up & Away helium balloon and relaxing in laidback luxury at Coco Beach Club and its pristine, white sand beaches, crystal-clear water and the first overwater cabanas in The Bahamas.
Royal Caribbean International’s new $125 million cruise terminal in Galveston, Texas, is the world’s first zero-energy cruise terminal. The 161,334-square-foot facility welcomes the cruise line’s signature Oasis Class, the world’s largest cruise ships, in the Lone Star State to open up a world of vacation possibilities for families in the Southwest.