Royal Caribbean International will be sailing Vision of the Seas June through August with a series of new 7-night cruises from the first-time homeport of Bermuda.
Guests aboard Vision of the Seas will get to explore Bermuda with an overnight, as well as a full day at Perfect Day at CocoCay, Royal Caribbean’s private island destination in The Bahamas.
The new 2021 summer itineraries from Bermuda will open for bookings on Monday, March 29 and depart as soon as June 26. Sailing with a vaccinated crew, the cruises—at this time—will be available to adult guests who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and those under the age of 18 with negative test results. This current health and safety measure, like others, may evolve as they are evaluated on an ongoing basis.
“We are thankful to the government and people of Bermuda for welcoming us to their beautiful island nation with open arms as Vision of the Seas’ new homeport. This is another step in our safe and measured return to sailing beginning in June,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International, in a press statement. “Travelers are eager to venture out gradually and start cruising again. By adding a second unique option to sail the Caribbean from a destination as rich and vibrant as Bermuda, we’re offering guests choice in how they can enjoy their well-deserved vacations this summer.”
The 7-night sailing will start and end in Bermuda. Plus, guests of all ages will have the chance to visit Royal Caribbean’s Perfect Day at CocoCay. The private island destination is home to 13 waterslides at Thrill Waterpark, including the tallest waterslide in North America—Daredevil’s Peak; Oasis Lagoon; Up, Up & Away, the helium balloon that floats up to 450 ft. in the air; and floating cabanas at Coco Beach Club.
“Bermuda has safely and responsibly managed the reopening of its tourism economy by air, and we will meet the challenge of doing the same for the cruise industry. We look forward to homeporting Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas this June as part of the island’s strategic tourism recovery planning which, as always, is guided by science,” said Premier the Hon. E. David Burt, Bermuda, in a press statement.
Details on the health and safety measures to be implemented will be announced at a later date. In addition, travelers must meet the travel requirements of Bermuda. This currently includes receiving a negative PCR test result before traveling, testing upon arrival into the country, and filling out appropriate entry forms. The most up-to-date policies can be found on Bermuda’s website here: gotobermuda.com/guide-bermuda-bound-travellers.
“We look forward to welcoming Royal Caribbean passengers back to our shores and the opportunity for pre- and post-cruise stays in Bermuda. I am very excited that Bermuda will commence safe cruising this summer with our partner Royal Caribbean for their homeporting initiative from Bermuda to their private island Perfect Day at CocoCay,” said The Hon. W. Lawrence Scott, Minister of Transport, Bermuda, in a press statement.