Port in Puerta Maya - Cozumel, Mexico
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There’s nothing quite like a Caribbean-bound cruise to combat lingering winter weather and jumpstart that summer tan. Thanks to the world’s largest global cruise line, Royal Caribbean International, winter travel to the Caribbean is about to become even more accessible with new itineraries from Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico for the 2020-2021 winter season.

Starting in 2020, Galveston, Texas will be the new homeport for Adventure of the Seas, a ship offering 4- and 5-night getaways to Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico. Those looking for a longer holiday can book a 7-night Caribbean cruise from Galveston on Adventure of the Seas or Liberty of the Seas.

San Juan, Puerto Rico will be the new hub for Enchantment of the Seas, a ship that’s routed for a 7-night itinerary to several Southern Caribbean islands including Barbados and Dominica. Freedom of the Seas will once again be based in Juan, but travelers can expect a newly reimagined ship come March 2020 after the boat undergoes the brand’s modernization program.

Sailing from Miami, Explorer of the Seas offers 5- and 9-night cruises to Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao, as well as the company’s private destination in Haiti. Travelers from Fort Lauderdale can sail the newly renovated Independence of the Seas starting in 2020 with short getaways to the Western Caribbean and the Bahamas. For longer trips from Fort Lauderdale, Vision of the Seas has 10- and 11-night cruises to the Southern Caribbean.

Travelers from Tampa can book Rhapsody of the Seas’ new 11-night expedition to Panama or the ship’s 7-night itineraries to the Grand Cayman, Belize, and Mexico. Also sailing from Tampa is Brilliance of the Seas, with shorter 4- and 5-night offerings to the Western Caribbean.

Booking for the winter 2020-2021 season has already begun as travelers start planning their annual winter escape on balmy Caribbean seas.