Written by Chillie Falls June 13, 2021
Royal Caribbean International has announced that six of its ships will begin sailing from Florida and Texas in July and August. The full fleet will be in operation by the end of 2021. By the end of August, 12 Royal Caribbean ships will be cruising once again across The Bahamas, Caribbean, Alaska and Europe.
Freedom of the Seas will sail from Miami July 3 offering 3- and 4-night Bahamas and Perfect Day at CocoCay sailings from Miami
Odyssey of the Seas*– 6- and 8-night Southern and Western Caribbean cruises from Fort Lauderdale, starting July 3.
• Allure of the Seas – 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries from Port Canaveral, starting Aug. 8.
• Symphony of the Seas – 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean sailings from Miami, starting Aug. 14.
• Independence of the Seas – 7-night Western Caribbean sailings from Galveston, Texas, starting Aug. 15.
• Mariner of the Seas – 3- and 4-night Bahamas and Perfect Day at CocoCay sailings from Port Canaveral, starting Aug. 23
Also, Serenade of the Seas – 7-night Alaska sailings from Seattle, starting July 19.and Ovation of the Seas – 7-night Alaska itineraries from Seattle, starting Aug. 13.
Currently Adventure of the Seas is sailing from Nassau, Bahamas and will remain there through the middle of September. Anthem of the Seas sailing out of the U.K. and Jewel of the Seas from Cyprus in July. Harmony of the Seas returns to Europe Starting Aug. 15.
The company said that guests are strongly recommended to set sail fully vaccinated, if they are eligible.
Those who are unvaccinated or unable to verify vaccination will be required to undergo testing and follow other protocols
Royal Caribbean International® believes the best vacations come without limitations. They are
committed to providing the most accessible cruise vacation experience to their guests with disabilities
and special needs. That’s why they strive to meet the needs of every guest, by outfitting their ships with
a wide variety of features designed to give access to all, including guests who have:
• Mobility disabilities
• Hearing disabilities
• Visual disabilities
• Other disabilities including children with disabilities, people of short stature and individuals with
cognitive, intellectual and development disabilities
Every year, thousands of guests with disabilities and special needs sail on Royal Caribbean
International. Wherever their ships can go, you can, too, on a cruise designed to wow and
GETTING AROUND THE SHIP*
• Corridors that accommodate 180-degree turns for wheelchairs
• Automatic doors, available on most ships
• Gradual inclines into all public rooms
• Elevators and ramps
• Lifts for one pool and one whirlpool per ship, throughout fleet
• Lowered playing tables and slot machines in Casino Royale®
• Accessible Guest Relations desk with lowered counter
• Accessible public restrooms – many with automatic doors
ACCESSIBLE STATEROOM FEATURES*†
• Available on all ships in a variety of categories
• Stateroom and bathroom door width: at least 32 inches
• Automatic stateroom doors on Radiance-class ships
• No stateroom doorway threshold
• Lowered closet rods and safes
• Lowered sink and vanity
• Ramped bathroom doorway thresholds
• Roll-in showers with grab bars
• Fold-down shower seat and hand-held shower head
• Raised toilet seats – most are between 17 to 19 inches high
• 5-foot turning radius in sleeping, sitting and bathroom areas for easy
• Accessible balconies†
• Most located near elevators