Port Canaveral is celebrating its enviable place as the brand new homeport for Royal Caribbean’s Surprise of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship, which started working from Florida’s Area Coast port earlier this month.
On Sunday, Nov. 20, the port gave the ship a particular send-off as she started a 7-night Western Caribbean crusing.
Surprise to Sail Jap, Western Caribbean
As Surprise of the Seas started its winter season within the Caribbean, Port Canaveral commemorated the ship because it left port on wet Nov. 20.
In a social media posting, the port stated, “Many people braved the pouring rain to welcome Royal Caribbean Worldwide’s Surprise of the Seas dwelling to Port Canaveral as our latest homeported ship. Water from the sky and from our tugs and Fireboat2 gave the magnificent Surprise a water salute as she set sail from Port Canaveral.”
Surprise of the Seas, which sailed its first cruise from Port Canaveral on Nov. 13, will function 6- and 7-night Western Caribbean cruises, and 7- and 8-night Jap Caribbean itineraries. All the cruises will name at Royal Caribbean’s personal island, CocoCay.
The cruise line refers to port calls there as Good Day at CocoCay, the place friends can take pleasure in a variety of actions, a number of seashores, and luxurious facilities comparable to floating cabanas and an infinity pool. The island’s Thrill Waterpark has 13 waterslides, flume rides and tube slides, amongst different adventures.
Six-night Western Caribbean cruises additionally name at Puerto Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico, whereas 7-night sailings add a name at Roatan, Honduras.
Along with CocoCay, 7-night Jap Caribbean cruises name at Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, and Philipsburg, St. Maarten, whereas 8-night sailings name at San Juan, Puerto Rico, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, and Labadee, Haiti. The ship will sail one three-night Bahamas cruise, departing Dec. 4, calling at Nassau and CocoCay.
Surprise of the Seas, the fifth ship in Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Class, entered service in March 2022 with a spring collection of cruises from Fort Lauderdale.
In Might she repositioned to Europe and started cruising the Western Med between Barcelona and Rome, providing 7-night sailings that referred to as at Florence, Naples and Capri, Italy; Provence, France; and Malaga, Spain.
New Neighborhood Debuts on Surprise of the Seas, with a capability of 5,734 friends, brings a number of new enhancements to Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Class vessels, together with the Suite Neighborhood, that includes a personal Suite Solar Deck with plunge pool and bar, the unique restaurant Coastal Kitchen, and an Final Household Suite that accommodates as much as 10 friends.
Additionally, new onboard Surprise of the Seas is the Mason Jar Southern Restaurant and Bar, a farmhouse-style eatery serving southern consolation meals, and Surprise Playscape, an outside journey house for households with younger kids. New leisure choices embody The Effectors II: Crash ‘n’ Burn, a high-tech superhero battle for the planet.
Naming Ceremony Set for Dec. 9
Royal Caribbean additionally has introduced who the ship’s “Surprise Mother” can be following a six-month search on the favored social media platform TikTok, the place customers nominated candidates to preside over the ship’s naming ceremony at Port Canaveral on Dec. 9.
The winner, chosen by a Royal Caribbean panel, was revealed to be Pennsylvania resident Marie McCrea, who was nominated by her daughter, Allie.McCrea and her household will cruise as friends of Royal Caribbean on Surprise’s Dec. 11 Jap Caribbean cruise.