Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International announced Wednesday it would sail year-round from New Orleans when Majesty of the Seas arrives at her new homeport in January 2020.

Majesty of the Seas will embark on seven-night sailings from New Orleans that will include stops in The Bahamas and at Perfect Day at CocoCay, which is Royal Caribbean’s newly reimagined private island.

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Cruises from New Orleans aboard Majesty of the Seas are now open to book for itineraries departing through April 2020. Sailings departing from May 2020 through April 2021 will be open to book the week of July 22.

As for Empress of the Seas, the ship will continue to depart from Miami and add Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands as a new destination. The vessel will sail six- to eight-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries that will also boast stops in Mexico, Belize, The Bahamas and CocoCay.

Cruises on Empress of the Seas departing from January through April 2020 are now available to book, while the details for the ship’s 2020-21 deployment will be announced and available to book in the coming weeks.