Royal Caribbean International will launch the Navigator of the Seas from Los Angeles seven months earlier than planned, with the ship set to begin sailing this November.
"There is so much demand for L.A. sailings that we are coming back earlier," said Vicki Freed, Royal's senior vice president of sales and trade support.
Royal announced less than a month ago that after a decade-long hiatus, the line would return to Los Angeles with year-round cruises beginning in June 2022.
The ship will still sail three-, four- and five-day itineraries to California's Catalina Island and Ensenada and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The Navigator's additional L.A. cruises will open for sale next week, Royal said.
The ship received a $115 million renovation in 2019 as part of Royal Caribbean's Amplified program and has a redesigned pool area anchored by the three-level Lime & Coconut bar; two waterslides that cantilever over the edges of the ship; and the first standalone blow-dry bar at sea, To Dry For.