2020 changed all of our plans, and that stands true for cruise lines as well. At the beginning of 2020, Royal Caribbean International planned to transfer their beloved Grandeur of the Seas to their sister line, Pullmantur. As we are all now aware, 2020 was a challenging year for all, especially the cruise lines. With cancellations set to stretch well over a year for U.S. departures, we have seen ships depart cruise lines and sail to the scrapyard, some bought by different companies and startups. One of the most impacted cruise lines was Pullmantur that went into insolvency shortly after the 2020 shutdown, canceling the Grandeur of the Seas transfer. Royal Caribbean decided to keep Grandeur in the fleet and is giving her an exciting future in Barbados!
Grandeur is the first Royal Caribbean International ship to call Barbados home. Giving travelers new ways to experience the Southern Caribbean, the 7 and 14-night sailings will offer guests never before experienced itineraries!
7-Night adventure destinations include :
The islands of Tobago, Trinidad, and St Vincent
Late-night stopovers in the ABC islands, Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao
14-Night Sailings destination include:
Overnight stay in Aruba with Cartagena, Colombia; Colon, Panama; and Puerto Limon, Costa Rica, and more
Beginning December 2021, these new itineraries are a fresh look at the Southern Caribbean and will allow travelers to have experiences like never before. Starting off the industry resurgence with never before seen experiences!
7-night Southern Caribbean Island Hop: Departing Bridgetown, Barbados (new) and visiting Scarborough, Tobago (new); Port of Spain, Trinidad (new); St. George’s, Grenada; Kingstown, St. Vincent (new); Roseau, Dominica; and Castries, St. Lucia
7-night Southern Caribbean Adventure: Departing Bridgetown, Barbados (new) and visiting St. George’s, Grenada; Kralendijk, Bonaire; Oranjestad, Aruba; Willemstad, Curacao; and Port of Spain, Trinidad (new)
14-night Ultimate Caribbean: Departing Bridgetown, Barbados (new) and visiting St. George’s, Grenada; Kingstown, St. Vincent (new); Kralendijk, Bonaire; Oranjestad, Aruba (overnight); Willemstad, Curacao; Port of Spain, Trinidad (new); Cartagena, Colombia; Colon, Panama; and Puerto Limon, Costa Rica