Both Royal Caribbean and Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines have announced some brand new 2021 itineraries. This comes at a time when we are mostly hearing about cruise lines cancelling itineraries, so needless to say these are both exciting announcements! Royal’s itineraries are mostly going to be taking place in summer 2021 while Fred. Olsen’s will be throughout the entire year. Let’s take a look at some of the coolest itineraries for both cruise lines!
Fred. Olsen announced a total of eight new itineraries that will be launched in 2021. They will all be taking place on Balmoral, a Fred. Olsen ship with a max occupancy of 1325 guests and 510 crew. One of the first of the new itineraries will be a 14-night cruise that departs from Southampton on February 2nd, 2021. From England, the ship will stop at port cities like Lisbon, Portugal and Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. Guests can look forward to seven total port stops before returning to Southampton. Another excellent looking option is the 13-night Arctic Norway and Northern Lights cruise. This itinerary departs from Portsmouth on November 4th, 2021 and heads directly north. All of the port cities are in Norway, including Molde, Narvik, Alta, and more. This sailing promises the chance to view amazing polar wildlife. If you’re interested in the Arctic Norway and Northern Lights cruise, it’s best to act fast. The cruise line has a special deal that gives free drinks to anyone who books one of these cruises before November 2021.
There were a number of itinerary changes announced for Royal. This mainly comes as a result of existing sailings being moved around and ships being given redeployments. The existing sailings that are affected are between April and October 2021. Adventure of the Seas will now be sailing a series of shorter itineraries from Barcelona throughout the Mediterranean area rather than its original schedule of Scandinavian cruises. It is essentially switching spots with Jewel of the Seas, which will now be sailing week-long itineraries in Scandinavia rather than in the Mediterreanean. Independence of the Seas will move from Ft. Lauderdale to Miami to sail the Caribbean in summer, leaving Brilliance of the Seas able to stay in Tampa. Finally, Vision of the Seas will no longer sail from Barcelona and will instead sail from San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Royal has said that affected customers will be notified in the coming weeks about the changes, so keep an eye on your inbox if you had a Royal cruise booked for this summer. Otherwise, just look forward to more options from Fred. Olsen and Royal in 2021!