Ports Of Call: Nassau - Bahamas - Perfect Day Cococay - Bahamas - Cozumel - Mexico
Royal Caribbean - Ship: Adventure of the Seas
More than a year after U.S. cruises shut down — and with no return in sight — the world’s largest cruise line is heading to friendlier waters nearby.
Royal Caribbean International said Friday it will start sailing seven-night voyages from the Bahamas in June, with stops in the Bahamas and Mexico. All adult passengers and crew will have to be vaccinated, and passengers under 18 will have to test negative for the coronavirus.
The Miami-based cruise line will base Adventure of the Seas, a 20-year-old ship that can hold 3,114 passengers at double occupancy, in Nassau from June through August.
Seven-night sailings will include stops in Grand Bahama Island, Cozumel and two days at Perfect Day at CocoCay, the cruise line’s private island in the Bahamas. All staff there will be fully vaccinated. An announcement says passengers will be able to “safely explore each destination’s culture, history, cuisine and natural beauty on selected Royal Caribbean shore excursions.”
Travelers will have to fly to the Bahamas to take the cruises, though flights are quick from South Florida, a source for many cruise passengers.