Royal Caribbean announced new short routes through the Caribbean


Royal Caribbean International today new short trips to the Caribbean that redefine what it means to “get away”. With more ships offering shorter and more frequent escapes in 2022-2023, the cruise line gives vacationers the flexibility they need without sacrificing the adventure they crave. Guests can make the most of a long weekend or a midweek break on one of eight innovative ships, departing from five ports in Florida and Texas, sailing 17 different itineraries. Convenient 3-5 night cruise vacations combine unrivaled onboard experiences with culturally rich destinations, perfect for any type of traveler.

There will be no shortage of adventure, from discovering the ancient ruins of Costa Maya, Mexico, to exploring the tropical islands of the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Guests can also experience the endless excitement and relaxation that awaits them on Perfect Day at CocoCay, Royal Caribbean’s revolutionary private destination in The Bahamas. The island has Thrill Waterpark with 13 amazing slides, such as the highest water slide in North America; the largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean; and Up, Up & Away, the helium balloon that floats up to 450 feet in the air. Tourists can enjoy the Bahamas’ first floating cabanas at the destination’s Coco Beach Club, which includes a beachside dining experience, infinity pool, and private cabanas.

Royal Caribbean’s 2022-2023 season and year-round short Caribbean cruises open for reservations today. Sun-drenched travel highlights include:

Unforgettable adventures throughout the year

  • In the immediate aftermath of a $ 116 million amplification in 2020, Freedom of the Seas will sail 3- and 4-night cruises from Miami to Nassau and the Perfect Day at CocoCay in The Bahamas.
  • Independence of the Seas will continue sailing for 3- and 4-night getaways from Orlando’s Port Canaveral to the Bahamas, with full-day visits in Nassau and Perfect Day at CocoCay.

Tropical season getaways

  • Liberty of the Seas will take a turn in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to sail alternating 3- and 4-night winter getaways to the Bahamas, including Perfect Day at CocoCay and the island of Grand Bahama, a new destination for the ship.
  • Mariner of the Seas, the ship that first revolutionized the short Caribbean getaway with amplified experiences, will continue to sail from Port Canaveral through the winter, now with 4- and 5-night southbound cruises to the western Caribbean and Perfect Day at CocoCay.
  • Brilliance of the Seas will set sail from Venice (Ravenna), Italy, to settle in Tampa, Florida, for the winter season. The ship will embark on a combination of 4- and 5-night Western Caribbean itineraries, offering select 4-night voyages to Nassau and Key West, Florida.
  • Tampa’s favorite, the Rhapsody of the Seas, will sail on 4- and 5-night cruises to Cozumel, Mexico and George Town, Grand Cayman in the spring and early fall. In the heart of summer, vacationers can opt for 7-night adventures visiting Roatán, Honduras; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico.
  • After a summer in the Big Apple, Adventure of the Seas will return to Galveston for the winter season to sail 4- and 5-night Western Caribbean itineraries to Cozumel and Costa Maya.
  • Grandeur of the Seas will set its sights on Galveston for the summer of 2022, following the ship’s first winter season sailing from Barbados. The 4 and 5 night itineraries from Lonestar state will visit the picturesque coasts of the Costa Maya and Cozumel.