Royal Caribbean International has announced it is making several cruise ship deployment changes in 2021.
The cruise line is making redeployment changes to five cruise ships in the Caribbean and Europe for the upcoming summer season to better accommodate future capacity demand.
Independence of the Seas
Independence of the Seas was originally scheduled to sail from Fort Lauderdale offering 3- and 4-night cruises in the Caribbean. These short duration cruises have been cancelled. The ship will now homeport in Miami offering a combination of 6- and 8-night cruises to the Southern and Western Caribbean, taking over the planned sailings of Brilliance of the Seas.
Brilliance of the Seas
Brilliance of the Seas will move from Miami and sail out of Tampa for the summer. She will offer 4-, 5- ,and 7-night cruises to the Caribbean. Brilliance of the Seas’ 6- and 8-night Canada & New England cruises from Boston have now been replaced by Jewel of the Seas.
Vision of the Seas
Vision of the Seas was scheduled to sail from Barcelona, but will now offer new 7-night Southern Caribbean cruises from San Juan.
Adventure of the Seas
Adventure of the Seas was originally scheduled to sail from Copenhagen and Stockholm, but will now sail from Barcelona offering a brand new mix of 4- and 5-night short duration Mediterranean sailings – a first for Royal Caribbean. Destinations will include La Spezia, Civitavecchia, Ajaccio, Nice Marseille, Palma and Ibiza.
Jewel of the Seas
Jewel of the Seas was scheduled to sail from Amsterdam on 12-night Baltic cruises, before heading to Barcelona. Instead, the ship will now take over Adventure of the Seas original 7-night sailings from Stockholm and Copenhagen to the Baltic and Scandinavia. The ship will also take over 6- and 8-night Canada & New England cruises from Boston, originally due to take place onboard sister-ship Brilliance of the Seas.
The changes will affect guests booked on the five ships between April and October 2021. Guests will be notified directly by Royal Caribbean of the exact changes being made to their itinerary. Guests should have full details on their new reservations by 28 September 2020. All other summer 2021 cruises in Europe, the Caribbean, Alaska, Asia and Australia remain unaffected.
For guests wishing to cancel as a result of these deployment changes, they can take advantage of Royal Caribbean’s Cruise With Confidence policy allowing guests to move to a different sailing or take advantage of a Future Cruise Credit.