RCI-Royal Caribbean's mini-cruises from Florida and Texas in 2022-2023

   February 26, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

RCI-Royal Caribbean International opened bookings for new short cruises in the Caribbean, with a total of 17 itineraries leaving roundtrip from Florida and Texas in 2022-2023.

The Caribbean mini-cruises aim to "redefine" the art of the getaway, giving "vacationers with the flexibility they need without sacrificing the adventure they crave," RCI said.

8 RCI ships will sail from 5 homeports for 3- to 5-night roundtrip itineraries, with 2 liners sailing year-round and 4 seasonally.

Rhapsody Of The Seas cruise ship

Freedom of the Seas is due to sail from Miami Florida to Nassau Bahamas, and visit Royal Caribbean's private island in the Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay, during 3- and 4-night cruises. Independence of the Seas is scheduled to sail from Port Canaveral FL to the Bahamas, making full-day calls in Nassau and on CocoCay. Both ships will sail the short cruises year-round.

Liberty of the Seas is scheduled to leave Fort Lauderdale FL to sail "alternating" 3- and 4-night winter voyages to the Bahamas, visiting CocoCay and Grand Bahama Island (Freeport). Mariner of the Seas is due to depart from Port Canaveral through the winter months, heading south for CocoCay and the western Caribbean.

Brilliance of the Seas is spending the winter in Tampa FL with 4- and 5-night Western Caribbean itineraries, with select 4-night trips to Nassau and Key West.

Rhapsody of the Seas is scheduled to make 4- and 5-night cruises from Tampa FL to Cozumel, Mexico, and call at George Town, Grand Cayman in the spring and early fall. During the summer, vacationers can extend their trip with a 7-night sailing to Roatan, Belize City, Cozumel, and Costa Maya.   

Adventure of the Seas is due to sail from Galveston TX for 4- and 5-night trips to the Western Caribbean visiting Cozumel and Costa Maya, while Grandeur of the Seas is scheduled to leave Galveston TX in summer 2022, sailing 4- and 5-night cruises to Costa Maya and Cozumel.