This story was updated on Tuesday, March 23 at 3:17 p.m. EST
Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas will soon make her way to Bermuda and call it home for a summer 2021 season from June 26 – August 28, 2021.
New seven-night itineraries will sail to Perfect Day Island at CocoCay and also remain in Bermuda (Royal Naval Dockyard) for two nights to offer guests relaxation on Bermuda’s popular pink-sand beaches.
This opens for sale on Monday, March 29, 2021 (subject to change).
Perfect Day at CocoCay is home to a lineup of first-of-their-kind thrills and one-of-a-kind ways to chill, ranging from 13 waterslides at Thrill Waterpark, including the tallest waterslide in North America – Daredevil's Peak; Oasis Lagoon, the largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean; Up, Up & Away, the helium balloon that floats up to 450 feet in the air; and the first floating cabanas in The Bahamas at Coco Beach Club.
Much of the health/safety guidance supporting Vision mirrors that of last week’s announcement that Adventure of the Seas will launch a summer season this June at a homeport in Nassau, Bahamas. Agents are, however, encouraged to review all FAQ pages.
As a result, Royal Caribbean will cancel Vision’s previous summer line-up departing San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The impacted sailing window is June 6 – August 29, 2021, and various compensation options are being offered. All communications will be circulated to impacted guests and travel agencies.
Vaccines will be required for all crew and any guest 18 years of age or older and guests under 18 years of age will be required to present negative COVID-19 test results.
A health visa will be required for entry into the Bermuda. (The required documents include: valid passport, health visa, negative PCR test results and proof of a COVID-19 vaccine).
The most up-to-date policies can be found on Bermuda’s website.
Proof of vaccine must indicate that the full cycle of required dose(s) was administered at least 14 days prior to the sail date.
Guests must also complete a Health Acknowledgement form prior to boarding.
Any guest opting not to acknowledge the health policy, unfortunately, will be unable to sail with Royal Caribbean.
“Bermuda has safely and responsibly managed the reopening of its tourism economy by air, and we will meet the challenge of doing the same for the cruise industry. We look forward to homeporting Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas this June as part of the island’s strategic tourism recovery planning which, as always, is guided by science,” said Premier the Hon. E. David Burt, JP, MP, Bermuda, in a release.
Details on the Royal Caribbean's health and safety measures to be implemented will be announced at a later date, the company said on Tuesday (March 23).
The comprehensive, multilayered health and safety measures to come will continue to be led by science and leverage expert guidance from the Healthy Sail Panel, Royal Caribbean Group’s Head of Public Health and Chief Medical Officer, and local government and health authorities.
“We look forward to welcoming Royal Caribbean passengers back to our shores and the opportunity for pre- and post-cruise stays in Bermuda. I am very excited that Bermuda will commence safe cruising this summer with our partner Royal Caribbean for their homeporting initiative from Bermuda to their private island Perfect Day at CocoCay,” said The Hon. W. Lawrence Scott, JP, MP, Minister of Transport, Bermuda.
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