Port Canaveral has been selected to host two of the world’s newest and largest cruise ships. In an announcement made by Royal Caribbean International, Oasis Class Harmony of the Seas will sail from Port Canaveral beginning May 2019, offering seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries. Voyager Class Mariner of the Seas returns to Port Canaveral with three- and four-night itineraries to the Bahamas.
The Harmony of the Seas will be relocated to Port Canaveral from Port Everglades beginning in May 2019. The Harmony of the Seas is currently the largest ship in the world and newest ship in the Royal Caribbean fleet and offers amenities such as the tallest slide at sea, the Ultimate Abyss as well as the Perfect Storm water slides and Splashaway Bay, a children’s water park. The ship hosts 6,687 passengers in 2,747 cabins with a crew of 2,100.
The Mariner of the Seas will return to Port Canaveral following a $100 million upgrade. Mariner of the Seas, which has 1,557 cabins, can host nearly 4,200 passengers with a crew of 1,181. The ship will replace RCCI’s Majesty of the Seas, currently sailing from Port Canaveral with a passenger capacity of 2,744. Mariner of the Seas first arrived at Port Canaveral as a new Voyager Class ship in 2003 and sailed its inaugural cruise from the port on November 14, 2003.
In announcing the new itineraries, Royal Caribbean said the Oasis of the Seas will leave Port Canaveral in 2019 and will be redeployed to PortMiami.