The world’s largest ship, the Wonder of the Seas, is scheduled to set sail from Shanghai
Royal Caribbean Cruises announced a global suspension of cruising March 14 that will run at least through April 11 as the global coronavirus crisis wreaks havoc throughout the tourism industry. Chairman and CEO Richard Fain said in a video message to travel agents that it’s probably going to take months for things to get back to normal, so in the meantime, while we are all landlocked, let’s sail into the future and wet our imagination with some of things in store for 2021.
Royal Caribean’s season 2021 – Wonder of the Seas
First up, Royal Caribbean is scheduled to take delivery of the world’s largest cruise ship, the Wonder of the Seas.
Currently under construction in Saint-Nazaire, France, Wonder of the Seas will be the fifth in the company’s Oasis Class line of ships and will set sail from Shanghai, China, making it the Oasis Class ship to sail the Asia Pacific.
“Wonder of the Seas will redefine the ultimate vacation and be revolutionary in her own right, and she marks one of Royal Caribbean’s most exciting chapters to come,” the company said in a release when it announced the Wonder of the Seas in late 2019.
Here’s a couple of images to whet your appetite.
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Royal Caribbean 2021 – Highlights
Meanwhile some of the other highlights of 2021 are:
- In summer 2021, two of the world’s largest cruise ships, Symphony and Allure of the Seas will sail alternating Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries visiting Royal Caribbean’s private island, Coco Cay, home to the tallest waterslide in North America. Both Oasis Class ships will take vacationers on 7-night cruises, with Symphony sailing from Miami and Allure, following a $165 million amplification, from Port Canaveral.
- In November 2021, Allure will depart for her winter season, making way for Harmony of the Seas’ return to Port Canaveral. Sailing from Central Florida, Harmony will offer 7-night alternating Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries, all calling at Coco Cay.
- The newly amplified Oasis of the Seas will return to the Big Apple for her 2021 summer season from Cape Liberty in Bayonne, New Jersey.
- In Europe, Royal Caribbean is offering a mix of new destinations on seven ships: Odyssey of the Seas, set to debut in November 2020, will be Royal Caribbean’s first Quantum Ultra Class ship to visit the shores of both Turkey and Greece; while Oasis Class returns with Harmony of the Seas sailing the Western Mediterranean on 7-night cruises that include Florence/Pisa and Rome, Italy.
- In Alaska, Royal Caribbean will bring three ships to the region – the Quantum Class Ovation of the Seas, the Radiance of the Seas and the Serenade of the Seas – with awe-inspiring views and thrilling adventures in the Last Frontier.
- In Asia, the Quantum Ultra Class Spectrum of the Seas, will sail to multiple destinations in Japan, taking in some of Japan’s most famed cities, including Shimonoseki, Maizuru, Niigata and Hakodate (Hokkaido).
Cruise credit and a 30% discount for season 2021
Effective from March 6, 2020, Royal Caribbean is offering Cruise with Confidence policy that allows guests to cancel any cruise departing on-or-before July 31st, 2020, up to 48 hours before departure, and in lieu to receive a future cruise credit that can be applied to any future cruise departing in 2020 or 2021.
The company is also offering a Splash and Save sail with 30% off for every guest and kids sail for free for bookings made until March 18.
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