Royal Caribbean's winter 2022-2023 Caribbean cruise ships and itineraries

   March 4, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

RCI-Royal Caribbean International introduced its 2022-2023 Caribbean winter ship deployment with 7-days-long itineraries.

RCI is breaking its own "Texas record" homeporting in Galveston TX for the first time ever one of the largest passenger ships in the world. Beginning November 2022, Allure of the Seas is scheduled for a season of 7-night roundtrips to ports in the Western Caribbean from Royal Caribbean’s new cruise ship terminal in Galveston. The facility is currently planned for a construction start in April 2021 and completion in November 2022.

5 other RCI liners are scheduled for homeporting in Florida, including Allure’s 3 Oasis-class sisterships Harmony OTS, Oasis OTS, and Symphony OTS.

Itineraries combine popular seaports like Nassau Bahamas, Cozumel Mexico and Falmouth Jamaica, Basseterre St Kitts, Philipsburg St Maarten, Charlotte Amalie St Thomas USVI.

RCI's Caribbean 2022-2023 program features extended port stays and late-night visits to destinations like Oranjestad Aruba and San Juan Puerto Rico, as well as calls at Royal Caribbean’s private Bahamian island CocoCay.

Allure Of The Seas cruise ship

RCI’s 2022-2023 Caribbean cruises opened for bookings on March 3.

Additional itinerary highlights feature:

In Florida (PortMiami and Port Canaveral-Orlando are homeported two Oasis-class vessels. Symphony OTS is scheduled to sail a mix of 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries from Miami to St Maarten and St Thomas (Eastern Caribbean) and to Mexico (Costa Maya and Cozumel) and Isla Roatan Honduras (Western Caribbean). All cruises will visit CocoCay.

At Port Canaveral's cruise terminal is homeported Harmony OTS for 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries all visiting CocoCay. Eastern Caribbean roundtrips visit St Thomas, St Maarten and St Kitts. Western Caribbean roundtrips visit Nassau, Jamaica (Falmouth) and Labadee Haiti.

Beginning November 2022, Allure OTS sails 7-night Western Caribbean itineraries from Galveston (for the first time) to Roatan Island, Cozumel and Costa Maya. 

After a summer homeporting in NYC New York, Oasis OTS relocates to Miami for 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries (all visiting CocoCay) between November 2022-April 2023. Eastern Caribbean roundtrips visit Labadee, Charlotte Amalie, San Juan, Western Caribbean - Costa Maya, Cozumel, Roatan.

Following the summer 2022 Alaskan season, Serenade OTS relocates to Tampa Florida for 7-night Western Caribbean itineraries (Cozumel, Costa Maya, Roatan, Belize City) and 7-night Bahamas itineraries (Nassau, Bimini, CocoCay). Serenade OTS' relocation voyage ( from Vancouver BC Canada to Tampa is a Pacific Coastal itinerary visiting Los Angeles CA prior to the 13-night Panama Canal transition cruise.

Following a short season in Northeast USA, Voyager OTS relocates from Boston to San Juan (Puerto Rico) in November 2022. From Puerto Rico the ship offers 7-night Southern Caribbean roundtrips to Barbados, St Lucia, St Croix, and Curacao.