Royal Caribbean International unveiled its 2010-11 year-round Caribbean season, comprising 243 sailings on five ships from four homeports. Twenty-four itineraries of five to nine nights visit 25 ports of call. Serenade of the Seas will expand from seasonal to year-round service from San Juan, while Freedom of the Seas and Liberty of the Seas will continue regular sailings from Port Canaveral and Miami, respectively. Together, Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas will offer Saturday and Sunday departures from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. General bookings for Royal Caribbean’s 2010-11 year-round Caribbean cruises are now open. Additional seasonal Caribbean deployments will be announced in the near future.
Having sailed seasonally from San Juan since 2003, Serenade of the Seas will begin year-round service in April 2010 with two alternating seven-night Southern Caribbean itineraries through December 2010. No port of call is repeated on the two itineraries, which can be combined. One itinerary will call at Curacao, Aruba, Dominica and St. Thomas, while the other visits Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, St. Maarten and St. Croix.
From May 2010, Freedom of the Seas and Liberty of the Seas will continue alternating seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries departing on Saturdays and Sundays, respectively. On Jan. 30, 2011, Liberty of the Seas will begin alternating a six-night Western Caribbean, departing every other Sunday, and an eight-night Eastern Caribbean itinerary, departing every other Saturday. In 2010, Allure of the Seas will cruise its inaugural season, mirroring Oasis of the Seas’ alternating seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean roundtrips. Oasis of the Seas also will sail two holiday cruises -- a five-night voyage departing Dec. 18, calling at Labadee and Falmouth, Jamaica, and a nine-night voyage departing Dec. 30, calling at Labadee, Falmouth, St. Maarten and St. Thomas.