For the first time, an Oasis-class
ship will be based in a port other than Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. The
Oasis of the Seas will remain in Florida but sail from Port Canaveral for the
2016-17 winter season, Royal Caribbean revealed on Thursday.
The Oasis of the Seas, which
entered service in 2009, will alternate seven-day eastern and western Caribbean
itineraries from Port Canaveral.
The Harmony of the Seas, an
Oasis-class ship currently under construction, will take Oasis of the Seas’
place in Port Everglades, sailing from the Fort Lauderdale port along with
sister ship Allure of the Seas.
Royal Caribbean announced the
cruise line’s entire Caribbean deployment for the 2016-17 winter season, which
will open for booking this month.