Royal Caribbean to Position Two Ships in Cape Liberty in Summer 2017

Royal Caribbean International has released its lineup of itineraries for 2017 and 2018 in the Caribbean and Canada. Departing from the Northeast, Florida and Puerto Rico, the itineraries will go on sale April 13, 2016. 

Royal Caribbean will offer expanded Caribbean itineraries from the Northeast in 2017, with Rhapsody of the Seas joining Anthem of the Seas in Cape Liberty, New Jersey. This will be the first time that two Royal Caribbean ships will be sailing from Cape Liberty, serving guests in the New York area. Anthem boasts the tech-focused amenities of the Quantum-class, while Rhapsody offers an intimately-sized Vision-class experience. 

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Sailings From the Northeast

Rhapsody of the Seas will sail seven-night itineraries to the Bahamas throughout the summer, and Anthem of the Seas will sail to Bermuda in the summer and the Caribbean year-round on five-, seven- and nine-night itineraries. Touting itineraries with overnights in King’s Wharf, Bermuda, guests onboard Anthem will have time to explore scuba and snorkeling experiences and pink sand beaches. In the autumn months, Anthem of the Seas will sail nine-night voyages to New England and Canada.

For vacationers from the Mid-Atlantic region, Grandeur of the Seas, sailing from Baltimore all year, will continue offering a wide breadth of cruise experiences, from a five-night itinerary calling on Bermuda to a nine-night voyage sailing to New England and Canada as the colors of fall foliage begin to show. Grandeur will also sail 12-night itineraries to Southern Caribbean destinations, including the U.S. Virgin Islands and St. Kitts and St. Maarten, as well as a new nine-night itinerary to Nassau and CocoCay, Bahamas.

Southern Caribbean Sailings From Miami

Navigator of the Seas will sail five- and nine-night itineraries to Southern Caribbean destinations, such as Aruba and Bonaire.

Eastern and Western Caribbean Itineraries From Fort Lauderdale

Independence of the Seas will offer four- and five-night itineraries to Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico; Falmouth, Jamaica and Labadee, Haiti.

Freedom of the Seas will offer six- and eight-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries.

Serenade of the Seas will sail 10- and 11-night Caribbean itineraries including a new port of call in Ponce, Puerto Rico.

Sailings From Tampa

Brilliance of the Seas will join Rhapsody in Tampa for the winter, offering four and five-night itineraries to Key West, Cozumel, Mexico and Grand Cayman.

Rhapsody of the Seas will relocate to Tampa for the winter season and sail seven-night Western Caribbean itineraries.

Sailings From Puerto Rico

Jewel of the Seas will sail to destinations such as St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Barbados on seven-night itineraries from San Juan.

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