Royal Caribbean International is returning to Alaska this summer, marking the first step in its U.S. comeback.
The cruise company unveiled plans to launch its Alaska season with 7-night cruises – roundtrip from Seattle – on Serenade and Ovation of the Seas, beginning July 19 and August 13, respectively.
After more than a year with cruising on pause and the significant impact it has had on Alaskan communities, travellers can now chart a course for the culture-rich destinations they have looked forward to discovering while helping revive the local economies.
The new summer 2021 Alaska cruises on Serenade and Ovation’s existing sailings are now open for booking.
Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International, said: “Any traveller who visits Alaska immediately understands how special it is, given its natural beauty, the welcoming locals, and the culture carefully preserved over centuries.”
Bayley continued: “The past year has been a challenging time for us all, and the Alaskan communities heavily reliant on cruise tourism have felt it deeply. To see the communities, industry and government successfully pass a solution that will help bring these communities back to life shows the great progress and clear paths we can make together. We are confident this is just the first part of our return to cruising from the U.S.”
Serenade will begin cruising in July, sailing roundtrip from Seattle – a change from its previously scheduled homeport in Vancouver. The week-long itinerary features ports of call that include Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan and Icy Strait Point, Alaska, as well as the jaw-dropping Endicott Arm fjord and Dawes Glacier.
Ovation follows suit in August for a different take on Alaskan adventure, pairing the region’s natural wonders and wildlife-filled fjords with a lineup of experiences on board. From the North Star glass observation capsule to the RipCord by iFly skydiving simulator, passengers can get their adrenaline pumping as they take in deck-defying sights of the scenic landscape and lush scenery of the destinations, such as Glacier National Park, the Inside Passage, Juneau and Skagway, Alaska, from unparalleled viewpoints.
Sail on over to www.RoyalCaribbean.com for more.