Royal Caribbean International (RCL) has announced new cruise itineraries to the Mexican Riviera and Vancouver for the 2009-10 winter and spring seasons. RCL will extend the season for the Radiance of the Seas from San Diego, offering 10 additional Mexican Riviera sailings that range from four- to 12-night itineraries.
The increase in total number of San Diego sailings for the Radiance of the Seas from September 2009 through May 2010 will bring RCL's Mexican Riviera itineraries up to 24. Guests also can choose an additional 12-night holiday cruise departing December 21, 2009, when guests will celebrate Christmas and the New Year on board. Also available is a five-night short cruise, sailing on May 3, 2010. Ports of call on these Mexican Riviera cruises include: Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas, Ensenada, Huatulco, Ixtapa (Zihuatanejo), Manzanillo, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vallarta.
Consequently, the cruise line is canceling Radiance of the Sea’s previously planned South America cruises during the same time period. Guests holding either individual or group reservations on Radiance of the Seas’ previously scheduled South America cruises from November 21, 2009 through March 7, 2010 will be offered the option to rebook on Radiance of the Seas’ South America cruises from November 23, 2008 through February 1, 2009 and February 28, 2009 through April 26, 2009, subject to availability and at the prevailing rate. Rebooking guests will receive onboard credits of $200 per standard stateroom and $400 per suite. Travel agent partners also will receive a $50 bonus commission per stateroom when rebooking their affected customer to one of these suggested sailings.
Guest also can choose among two West Coast cruises, one sailing from San Diego to Vancouver on January 22, 2010 for 10 nights, and in reverse on March 2, 2010 for nine nights. Each sailing includes ports of call at Catalina Island and an overnight in San Francisco Astoria, OR; Seattle; and Victoria, British Columbia.