Your long wait is almost over, so now’s the time to plan your group’s island getaway!  Landry & Kling is excited to announce that after an unprecedented pause, cruising is BACK and it’s BETTER and SAFER than ever. Here is the latest news about ships sailing to The Bahamas, Bermuda, and the Caribbean beginning in June 2021. 

Editor’s note: This post was originally published March 22, 2021, and will be continually updated as new information becomes available.

Safe Sailing Measures

With the rollout of global COVID-19 vaccines, cruise lines are preparing for a gradual and safe return to cruising in 2021. The well-being of guests and crew, as well as communities they visit, remains their top priority. To that end, advanced multi-level healthy & safety protocols are in place.

These five ships will begin sailing this summer with fully-vaccinated crew and adult guests. Passengers under the age of 18 will need to provide negative COVID-19 test results. (Other cruise lines are considering vaccine requirements as they begin to resume operations.) This and other current health and safety measures may evolve as they are evaluated on an ongoing basis.

5 Amazing Ships Sailing to the Bahamas, Bermuda & Caribbean (listed in size order)

1.Viking Orion – Bermuda, roundtrip Hamilton

Sailing June 14 through July 2021 – 7 nights / Full Ship Capacity: 930 (may sail with reduced capacity) 

Destination Experiences

During Viking’s Bermuda Escape, discover the colonial history and natural beauty of the subtropical island of Bermuda. 

Vikig Orion Bermuda Cruise

Explore the cobblestone streets and colorful facades of St. George’s, the oldest settlement in the New World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a sunset cruise by catamaran as you trace the shores of Bermuda’s stunning bays. Play a round of golf, or relax and soak up the sun on the pink sands of one of Bermuda’s renowned beaches.

The Ship: Viking Orion

Viking Orion

 

This intimate, all-veranda ship features the most al fresco dining at sea and serene Scandinavian spaces. Every room is both beautiful and functional, quiet and filled with light. Orion is small (465 veranda staterooms & suites) to get guests closer to their destination, with more time in port and more overnights. A focus on cultural enrichment brings immersive experiences ashore and on board.

All voyages include one free shore excursion in each port of call, plus complimentary beer and wine served with lunch and dinner, alternative restaurant dining and 24-hour room service at no extra charge, and free Wi-Fi.

2. Crystal Serenity – Bahamas Out Islands, roundtrip Nassau or Bimini 

Sailing July 2021 – 7 nights / Full Ship Capacity: 980 (sailing with reduced capacity)

Destination Experiences

With her new Bahamas Escapes cruises, Crystal Serenity becomes the first ship to homeport in The Bahamas, as well as the first ocean ship to sail from the Americas since the cruise industry’s voluntary halt in operations almost a year ago. 

Crystal Cruises 2021 Bahamas

Depart from Nassau, with 17 spectacular beaches, colorful fish, and ancient reefs; or Bimini, where Crystal guests can indulge in resort amenities of The Beach Club at Bimini, a private island oasis with a lagoon-style pool, hammocks, cabanas, and cocktail lounge. 

In addition to Nassau and Bimini, Bahamas Escapes feature four idyllic Bahamian destinations:

Harbour Island, called the Nantucket of the Caribbean with its colorful New England architecture and famed for its Pink Sand Beach. 

Great Exuma, the largest of the 300+ islands and cays of the Exumas, home to waters so stunning they can be seen from outer space and the famous swimming pigs. Here you can snorkel gorgeous reef-fringed cays or escape to secluded beaches.

San Salvador Island, featuring more than 50 dive spots and splendid beaches. Hike up to Watling’s Castle ruins and gaze out at French Bay or visit the first landing spot of Christopher Columbus, marked by an iconic stone cross;

Long Island, an 80-mile-long island straddling the Tropic of Cancer and known for its white-sand beaches, technicolor waters, and lush greenery. Enjoy some of the bluest waters in the islands at Gordon’s Beach.

The Ship: Crystal Serenity

Crystal Serenity at sea

Built to accommodate 980 guests, Crystal Serenity will return to cruising with a reduced capacity, making this an ideal ship to buy out for a private charter.

The all-inclusive Crystal Experience features Michelin-inspired cuisine, butler-serviced suites, verandah staterooms, lavish entertainment, and curated enrichment, rejuvenating pursuits from paddle tennis to a true Promenade Deck, and the hospitality of the most awarded staff at sea.

3. Celebrity Millennium – Southern Caribbean, Roundtrip St. Maarten 

Sailing June 2021 – 7 nights  / Full Ship Capacity: 2200 (may sail with reduced capacity)

Destination Experiences

Bask in the sun, culture, and history of beautiful Caribbean islands. Choose from two different itineraries.

Celebrity Millennium cruises - Curacao Houses

Aruba, Curaçao, and Barbados – These three islands offer plenty of wonder from Aruba’s natural rock pools, caves, and volcanic lava formations; to the colorful Dutch-colonial-style buildings in Curaçao; to snorkeling and catamaran sailings in Barbados. 

Tortola, St. Lucia, and Barbados – In addition to the many water adventures available in Barbados, enjoy St. Lucia’s lush green landscape and mountainous landscape, plus beautiful sandy coves of Tortola, British Virgin Islands.

The Ship: Celebrity Millennium

Celebrity Millenium Carbbean cruises 2021

From bow to stern, premium Celebrity Millennium has undergone one of the largest re-imaginings in history. The ship now boasts brand new staterooms, freshly appointed restaurants, and a redesigned spa. Guests at the exclusive The Retreat enjoy a private sundeck, and lounge offering complimentary beverages, gourmet bites, live entertainment, and 24-7 butler and concierge service. Wi-Fi, drinks, and tips are now included on every Celebrity cruise.

4. Royal Caribbean Vision of the Seas – Bermuda & Perfect Day at CocoCay, roundtrip Bermuda 

Sailing June 26 through August 2021 – 7 nights / Full Ship Capacity: 2050 (may sail with reduced capacity) 

Pink sand beaches, turquoise seas, and bold island flavors beckon! Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas is offering a series of new 7-night cruises from first-time homeport Bermuda.

Destination Experiences

While Vision is docked at the Royal Naval Dockyard, guests can enjoy quality time exploring the island nation’s culture, history, natural beauty, and cuisine throughout an overnight stay.

Vision of the Seas sailing from Bermuda 2021

The Bermuda cruises will also include a visit to Royal Caribbean’s private island destination, Perfect Day at CocoCay. Thrills and chill include the tallest waterslide in North America, a helium balloon ride, the largest freshwater pool in the Bahamas, and the only floating cabanas in the Bahamas.

The Ship: Vision of the Seas

During three days at sea, enjoy Vision of the Sea’s variety of global dining venues, dazzling theater productions and movies under the stars, the adults-only Solarium retreat, plus a variety of fitness facilities and activities to please everyone in your group

5. Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas – Bahamas & Cozumel, roundtrip Nassau

Sailing June 12 through August 2021 – 7 nights / Full Ship Capacity: 3114 (may sail with reduced capacity)

Destination Experiences

The sun-soaked shores of Perfect Day at CocoCay, Grand Bahama Island, and Cozumel beckon.

Royal Caribbean ship at Perfect Day at CocoCay

Enjoy two consecutive days at Perfect Day at CocoCay, Royal Caribbean’s private island experience. You’ll find the tallest waterslide in North America, a helium balloon that floats up to 450 feet in the air, and the first floating cabanas in The Bahamas. And as the sun sets, your group can unwind on Chill Island’s tranquil beaches.

During visits to Grand Bahama Island and Cozumel, Mexico enjoy turquoise blue waters and a choice of shore excursions to safely explore each destination’s culture, history, cuisine, and natural beauty. 

The Ship: Adventure of the Seas

Adventure of the Seas sailing in Bahamas 2021

Adventure of the Seas is loaded with revolutionary onboard amenities, including an ice-skating rink, the signature Rock Climbing Wall, and the multi-level Royal Promenade. Added features include delectable new restaurants, a huge poolside outdoor movie screen, and cutting-edge technology enhancements

Your Island Paradise Cruise Adventure Starts Here!

Due to pent-up demand, these cruises to The Bahamas, Bermuda, and the Caribbean are sure to sell out quickly, so don’t wait! To learn more about these and other ships available for group bookings and private charter, request a quote, call Landry & Kling at 786-594-0732, or send an email to inquiry@landrykling.com.