Published on : Monday, August 9, 2021
Royal Caribbean International recently announced that its complete line-up of ships will be sailing by spring 2022. Spanning cruises from the Big Apple to the Down Under, the next group of returning ships and itineraries will begin to safely set sail in September with Oasis of the Seas’ first sailing from the New York area.
The vessel will offer a seven-night itinerary to the cruise line’s private island destination, Perfect Day at CocoCay in the Bahamas. Holidaymakers and their families can again seek out adventure in Royal Caribbean’s diverse range of ships and itineraries that offer a variety of lengths and destinations around the world.
The plans for the return of all 26 ships add to previously announced Royal Caribbean milestones coming later this year, including the cruise line’s return to California and the start of the first full winter season from Barbados. Royal Caribbean has also announced the extension of its British sailings for Anthem of the Seas through to the end of October.
Since early July, Anthem has been sailing from Southampton and welcoming thousands of UK residents on board. Starting in September, eligible international guests will also be able to set sail from Southampton, subject to the latest travel guidelines from the UK government and their country of residence.
Guests on board Anthem’s five- to seven-night British Isles sailings can experience the perfect mix of British culture and breath-taking natural scenery at ports of call such as Liverpool, England; Belfast, Northern Ireland; and Kirkwall and Glasgow, Scotland.
Michael Bayley, President and Chief Executive, Royal Caribbean International said in a statement that the line is excited and appreciative to be able to say with confidence when all ships will return, especially for travellers looking ahead to plan their getaways. He said that more than 110,000 guests have cruised with the line since December, and have done so safely while enjoying the memorable vacations.
Ben Bouldin, Vice President EMEA, Royal Caribbean International added that the company is thrilled with the response to Royal Caribbean holidays from the UK. He said that since recommencing sailings in early July, British Isles itineraries have achieved peak guest satisfaction levels. He mentioned that Anthem of the Seas is an incredible ship and very popular with UK guests, so excellent demand can be seen from families wanting a holiday like no other this summer.