Oasis of the Seas to make New York debut in 2020-2021

Oasis of the Seas to make New York debut in 2020-2021
Oasis of the Seas will sail from New York for the first time to Perfect Day at CocoCay (Image: Royal Caribbean International)

Royal Caribbean International has revealed its 2020-2021 itineraries, which will take place on ship that have been revamped as part of its US$1 billion Royal Amplified modernisation programme. Highlights will include Oasis of the Seas’ New York debut, as well as cruises to destinations in the Mediterranean, Scandinavia and Russia. 

After her bow-to-stern refurbishment as part of the Royal Amplified programme in 2019, Oasis of the Seas will homeport at Cape Liberty in Bayonne, New Jersey (near New York) for the first time. The vessel will offer passengers seven-night Caribbean itineraries that include a stop-off at Royal Caribbean’s private island, Perfect Day at CocoCay, in The Bahamas. 

In 2020, the private island will celebrate its one-year anniversary by welcoming 10 ships, including Allure of the Seas and Rhapsody of the Seas during their transatlantic sailings. 

Oasis of the Sea will also offer trips to New England and Canada, alongside Adventure of the Seas and sister ships Brilliance of the Seas, Grandeur of the Seas and Vision of the Sea. The latter will offer three 10- to 11-night itineraries between Bayonne and Quebec City, Canada, with an overnight stay in Quebec’s capital – a UNESCO World Heritage site and North America’s only fortified city. Grandeur of the Seas will sail nine-night ‘fall foliage’ itineraries from her homeport in Baltimore, Maryland. In the summer months, Grandeur of the Seas will embark on five- and nine-night itineraries to Bermuda and The Bahamas. 

Anthem of the Seas will journey across the Atlantic to Southampton in England, returning for the first time in five years. The ship will then sail eight- to 14-night itineraries to coastal towns in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and the Canary Islands.

Independence of the Seas will also return to Southampton, sailing seven- to 14-night cruises around the Norwegian Fjords, Canary Islands, North Africa, Scandinavia and Russia. Guests will also be able to enjoy 14-night itineraries in the Baltic with an overnight stay in Copenhagen, Denmark and two nights in St. Petersburg, Russia.  

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Elly Yates-Roberts
By Elly Yates-Roberts
Monday, December 24, 2018