Third Royal Caribbean Ship Offers Cruises at Canaveral in 2014

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Port Canaveral is still celebrating the April arrival of Enchantment of the Seas—which joined sister ship Freedom of the Seas in treating Royal Caribbean International (RCI) guests to the relaxed Central Florida cruising experience—as RCI announces an additional exciting Royal Caribbean experience coming soon to this port.

Explorer to Ring in the Holidays
Royal Caribbean will base a third ship at Port Canaveral late next year. The Explorer of the Seas, a 3,840-maximum-capacity Voyager-class ship, will homeport in Central Florida from November 2014 through early January 2015, offering a range of unique 4- to 9-night vacations.

The ship will sail five 5-night western Caribbean cruises, which include port calls at Cozumel, Nassau and/or private CocoCay island. Two 9-night southern Caribbean cruises will stop at each of the islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao, as well as Labadee, RCI’s private beach destination in Haiti. A special 4-night holiday sailing will celebrate Christmas Day at Labadee, while an 8-day itinerary will ring in the New Year in St. Maarten, also stopping at San Juan, Puerto Rico and St. Croix.

Enchantment of the Seas will continue its 3- and 4-night year-round Bahamas cruises out of Port Canaveral in 2014, while Freedom of the Seas alternates 7-night eastern and western Caribbean itineraries, also year-round.

More Pre/Post Business Opportunities
Port Canaveral, already the world’s second busiest cruise port, continues to attract new ships by adding services, cruise facilities and visitor features that enhance the ease and pleasure of sailing through this port. In addition to recently completed Cruise Terminal 6 and a new online parking reservation system, the Port Authority is investing in facilities that increase its attraction for pre- and post-cruise visitors.

Port Canaveral is an ideal pre/post cruise port, giving guests a more relaxing and enjoyable vacation experience. Passengers arriving a day or two early not only avoid the stress of potential transportation delays, but enjoy great accommodation choices, including some of Florida’s most desireable beachside hotels and the port’s popular new oceanside park cabins.

And while staying here, passengers have opportunities to visit the port’s exciting new 7-story interactive exploration center and observation tower (opening Sept. 29) and dine on fresh, locally caught seafood at several waterfront restaurants; plus experience the $100 million shuttle Atlantis exhibit at nearby Kennedy Space Center (opening June 29) and see more wildlife than in the Everglades.

For additional information, call the port’s travel agent hotline, at (877) 386-7678 or email