Royal Caribbean to open one other resort for its cruise passengers

One of many cruise trade’s most well-known manufacturers is including a personal seaside membership to the rising listing of cruise line-operated locations set to open within the subsequent two years.

Royal Caribbean plans to debut the Royal Seashore Membership Cozumel in 2026. Will probably be the road’s first unique space in Mexico, providing what the road says would be the “final seaside day,” that includes swim-up bars, family-friendly swimming pools, personal cabanas, actions like snorkeling and kayaking, and extra.

Foodies may even be in luck, because the seaside membership will home a devoted restaurant and a avenue market, a bar and lounge space with unimaginable views, and hands-on cooking courses and tequila tastings.

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Rendering of Royal Caribbean’s Royal Seashore Membership Cozumel. ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL

The addition of a brand new port choice in Cozumel — a frequent cease on Western Caribbean cruises — means passengers have a bit extra selection once they sail from Galveston, Texas, the place Royal Caribbean not too long ago constructed a brand new terminal. Though the road (and several other others) makes use of the port for a couple of ship, itinerary selections are restricted — a subject that got here up for dialogue in the course of the 2023 President’s Cruise on Attract of the Seas.

When passengers within the viewers of a particular Q&A session with Royal Caribbean president and CEO Michael Bayley requested in regards to the potential for a personal island within the space, Bayley alluded to it being a chance.

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“Ooh. What an awesome thought,” Bayley mentioned in the course of the Q&A. “Can there be a personal island for cruisers out of Texas for a seven-day cruise? It is an awesome thought. I’d love to say extra, however I can’t. However I can inform you I utterly agree with that concept. It is an awesome thought. It is on our want listing of issues that we’ll get performed sooner or later.”

It seems that “sooner or later” is now.

Rendering of Royal Caribbean’s Royal Seashore Membership Cozumel. ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL

“Now could be the right time to announce the following iteration of this [Royal Beach Club] assortment with Royal Seashore Membership Cozumel,” Bayley mentioned in a press release from the road sharing particulars of the seaside membership. “Cozumel is an unimaginable vacation spot, and the seaside membership will completely complement all of the island has to supply as an expertise that mixes acquainted Royal Caribbean touches with the spirit of Mexico, alongside facilities and actions for each sort of vacationer.”

The Royal Seashore Membership Cozumel is Royal Caribbean’s second Royal Seashore Membership. It follows the Royal Seashore Membership Paradise Island, which is about to open within the Bahamas in 2025. The road additionally operates personal island Excellent Day at CocoCay within the Bahamas (which has two personal seashores of its personal, the Coco Seashore Membership and Hideaway Seashore) and vacation spot Labadee on the island of Haiti.

Royal Caribbean joins Carnival Cruise Line and Disney Cruise Line on the listing of cruise strains poised to launch new personal locations. Disney will unveil new enterprise Lighthouse Level on the Bahamian island of Eleuthera in June 2024, and Carnival will open Celebration Key on the island of Grand Bahama in 2025.

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