New Homeports and Ports of Call for Royal Caribbean

The line offers clients more destinations

By: Ana Figueroa

New ports of call, a new homeport, and a new Cape Horn itinerary await guests of Royal Caribbean International’s Legend of the Seas and Splendour of the Seas in winter 2007.

Beginning Dec. 16, 2007, Royal Caribbean will have its first homeport in the Dominican Republic. Legend of the Seas will sail out of Santo Domingo through spring 2008, offering two alternating seven-night itineraries that can be combined for a 14-night vacation.

Royal Caribbean guests will also have the opportunity to experience the rich diversity of South America on Splendour of the Seas from Dec. 20, 2007 through mid-February 2008. Splendour will sail alternating, eight-night and six-night round trip itineraries from Santos (Sao Paulo), Brazil calling on Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Punta Del Este, Uruguay; Portobelo, Brazil; and four other destinations in Brazil: Buzios, Cabo Frio, Angra Dos Reis, and Ilhabela.

Beginning in mid-February 2008, Splendour will be the only ship to sail “around the horn” of the curved southern tip of South America from Santos. The13-night and 15-night special itineraries will sail from Santos to Valparaiso, Chile (15-night); from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires (13-night), from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso (13-night) and from Valparaiso to Santos (15-night). Ports of call include: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Buenos Aires, Puerto Madryn and Ushuaia in Argentina; Cape Horn, Punta Arenas, Puerto Montt and La Serena (Coquimbo) in Chile; and Punta Del Este, Uruguay.