(PRESS RELEASE)_MIAMI, March 11, 2021 – Royal Caribbean International is inviting vacationers to venture off –the beaten path as part of the cruise line’s 2022-2023 long Caribbean deployment. A variety of 6-night Western Caribbean and 8- to 11-night Southern Caribbean sailings will tout jaw-dropping itineraries and immersive excursions across 16 destinations. From strolling the brightly colored neighborhoods of Antigua and stopping for roadside barbecue in St. Maarten, to reveling in the historic ruins of Colón, Panama and exploring the twin Piton mountains in St. Lucia, vacationers can find their stride exploring both soft-sand beaches and inland gems. Evening and late-night stays in the ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao) and Puerto Rico mean more time for travelers to journey further into the islands, experience the Caribbean nightlife, or do both.
There will be no shortage of adventure on the 6-night, sun-soaked winter cruises with nearly all itineraries visiting Royal Caribbean’s game-changing private island destination, Perfect Day at CocoCay in The Bahamas. Primed for memory making, family and friends can partake in first-of-their-kind thrills at Thrill Waterpark on their choice of 13 jaw-dropping slides, including the tallest waterslide in North America, and one-of-a-kind ways to chill in the Caribbean’s largest freshwater pool – complete with swim-up bar – or at Coco Beach Club, home to the first floating cabanas in The Bahamas, a beachside dining experience, infinity pool and private cabanas.
New adventures are ready to be had, especially for those sailing on Royal Caribbean’s newest ship Odyssey of the Seas. Designed for island-hoping adventures, this Quantum Ultra Class ship – the first to cruise in North America – will return to South Florida in November 2022 for its second winter season of 6 and 8-night cruises to the western and southern Caribbean. Making its world debut this May, Odyssey will tout the most action-packed top deck, featuring a vibrant Caribbean pool deck with two open-air pools and four whirlpools across two decks, the next-generation SeaPlex, the largest indoor and outdoor activity center at sea that also debuts this venue’s first Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade; the gravity-defying SkyPad, FlowRider surf simulator, skydiving with RipCord by iFly; and the iconic North Star all-glass observation capsule that boasts 360-degree views from 300 feet above sea level. Guests can also enjoy one-of-a-kind entertainment in teched-out venues such as Two70, where immersive technology, unparalleled special effects and world-leading performers and aerialists take the stage alongside six agile Roboscreens for a multidimensional live show. Dining options are nearly endless with restaurants ranging from Teppanyaki, serving East Asian flavors in a traditional Japanese style and Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, Royal Caribbean’s new take on its signature Italian trattoria.
Royal Caribbean’s 2022-2023 long Caribbean cruises open for bookings today. Highlights of the spectacular Western and Southern Caribbean itineraries include:
Sun-soaked Winter Cruises Sailings to the Southern Caribbean
Not-to-be-Missed Mainstays of the Caribbean
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