Royal Caribbean International has unveiled its sailings for 2020-21, with Anthem of the Seas and Independence of the Seas offering European cruises from Southampton.
Seven ships will by then have emerged from the $1 billion ‘Royal Amplified’ modernisation programme launched this year.
Allure of the Seas and Explorer of the Seas will have undergone multimillion-dollar modernisations in time for their 2020 Mediterranean cruises.
Oasis of the Seas will be revamped next year and will become the first ‘Amplified’ ship to sail from New Jersey, in May 2020. It will cruise to the Bahamas, New England and Canada.
Bahamas voyages will include a day at the line’s private island, Perfect Day at CocoCay, which opens in May.
Adventure of the Seas will return to New Jersey, with itineraries to Bermuda, New England and Canada, as well as the Bahamas and the Caribbean.
Vision of the Seas will offer cruises between Bayonne in New Jersey and Quebec City.
Symphony of the Seas and Harmony of the Seas will return to Florida to offer itineraries to the Caribbean, with visits to Perfect Day at CocoCay on most sailings.
Brilliance of the Seas will sail from Boston to Canada from September 2020.
Grandeur of the Seas will continue to offer autumn itineraries to Canada and New England from Baltimore, while cruising to Bermuda and the Bahamas in the summer and the Bahamas and Caribbean in the winter.
San Juan in Puerto Rico will welcome the renovated newly modernised Freedom of the Seas, which will cruise around the southern Caribbean.
Liberty of the Seas will continue to sail from Galveston to the Caribbean, ahead of its refurbishment in early 2021.
Two ‘Amplified’ ships – Mariner of the Seas and Navigator of the Seas – will cruise from Florida to the Bahamas.