Since cruising to Cuba is no longer an option, many cruise companies have had to make quick adjustments to their itineraries. While not an ideal situation, the major cruise lines are trying to make changes and still keep their clients happy.
Royal Caribbean has new plans for two of its ships. The Majesty of the Seas will offer 7-night cruises to both the Caribbean and the Bahamas. It will be stationed in New Orleans for the winter cruising season starting early next year. Currently, the ship is stationed in Fort Lauderdale. The redeployment of the Majesty of the Seas will start on January 11th with a 7-night Bahamas cruise, and the last seasonal sailing will happen on April 25, also on a 7-night Bahamas cruise
Most of the cruises will visit Royal Caribbean's private island in the Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay. The cruise ship will also visit a number of destinations in the Bahamas and the Caribbean.
The Empress of the Seas will remain in Miami and offer cruises lasting four to eight days. The ship will focus on destinations such as Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Costa Maya, and Key West. Longer cruises on the Empress of the Seas will visit Perfect Day at CocoCay, St. Thomas, Tortola and San Juan.
The cruise line will also offer several Eastern Caribbean cruises early next year poised to visit Labadee, Haiti; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands; and Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands. The Empress of the Seas will be the only Royal Caribbean ship to visit Virgin Gorda next year.