Royal Caribbean Taps Into East Coast Cruisers

Royal Caribbean is looking to give East Coast travelers more embarkation options in the upcoming season. The cruise line will offer more than 80 sailings to New England, Canada, Bermuda and the Eastern Caribbean from ports in such places as Bayonne, NJ, Baltimore and Boston. "Travelers from the East Coast now have more convenient choices," said Lisa Bauer, senior vice president of sales for Royal Caribbean. In 2008, Explorer of the Seas will sail Bermuda and Caribbean itineraries from Cape Liberty in Bayonne, while Grandeur of the Seas will embark from Norfolk, VA, and Baltimore on varying Bermudian, Caribbean, New England and Canadian itineraries. Jewel of the Seas will return to Boston for seven-night sailings to Canada and New England. Visit [].