Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Royal Caribbean will base additional ships in Florida and the rest of the Caribbean for its 2021-22 winter season.
In addition to cruises throughout the Caribbean, Royal Caribbean will offer more sailings to its private island in the Bahamas, CocoCay.
Royal Caribbean has cited feedback from both passengers and travel advisors in its altered deployment decisions for the season.
The Allure of the Seas, which was previously set to make its debut in Galveston, Texas will instead be based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She will offer six-day Western Caribbean and eight-day Eastern Caribbean cruises.
The Radiance of the Seas, originally based in Australia, will now sail five- and nine-day cruises from Miami, Florida.
The Explorer of the Seas will move to San Juan from Miami and offer seven-day Southern Caribbean itineraries.
The Freedom of the Seas will move from San Juan to Miami and operate three- and four-day cruises that visit CocoCay.
All four Oasis-class ships will be based in Florida and will offer seven-day sailings that include stops at CocoCay.
Other ships sailing from U.S. to the Caribbean include the Anthem of the Seas from Bayonne, New Jersey and the Adventure and Liberty of the Seas from Galveston.