Majesty of the Seas to Stay with Royal Caribbean, sail from Port Canaveral in 2016
Cruise News – July 6, 2015
Royal Caribbean International has reversed course and announced today that Majesty of the Seas will not leave its fleet, as previously announced in November 2014, when Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. said that the ship would be transferred to its Pullmantur brand in April 2016.
According to Royal Caribbean, the company has changed plans “due to popular demand,” and the ship will instead head to Port Canaveral beginning in summer 2016 to offer new 3- and 4-night cruises to the Bahamas calling on Royal Caribbean’s private island, CocoCay.
After leaving Miami, where Majesty of the Seas is currently homeported, the ship will head to the Bahamas and go into drydock to receive upgrades and new onboard amenities. Following the upgrades, Majesty of the Seas guests will receive free and unlimited high-speed Internet access called “Voom;” enjoy new water slides, family-friendly Jacuzzis, a poolside movie screen, and the DreamWorks Experience; and will find an enhanced casino that will offer the latest slot machines and table games. Suite passengers can expect exclusive amenities and services, and new culinary options will include Izumi Japanese cuisine, the Sabor Taqueria for Mexican dishes, and the Chef’s Table exclusive experience hosted by the executive chef and sommelier.
With Majesty of the Seas’ move to Port Canaveral, the line will now send Rhapsody of the Seas to Tampa to sail 7-night Western Caribbean cruises in winter 2016. Reservations for Majesty of the Seas’ inaugural Port Canaveral season are now available for sailings beginning May 27, 2016. Rhapsody of the Seas’ Tampa sailings are also open for sale for sailings beginning December 3, 2016.
Photo: Royal Caribbean International
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