Royal Caribbean has announced the itineraries for Oasis of the Seas, the first 5,400-passenger Genesis-class ship, which are available for booking
The inaugural cruise, scheduled for Dec. 12, 2009, will kick off 19 consecutive seven-night sailings to the Eastern Caribbean, with ports of call at Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and Nassau, Bahamas. Starting May 1, 2010, Oasis of the Seas will alternate its Eastern Caribbean itinerary with a Western Caribbean itinerary, which will call at Labadee, Royal Caribbean’s private beach destination in Haiti; the new port of Falmouth, Jamaica; and Cozumel, Mexico.
Royal Caribbean has been working closely with the ports. For example, the cruise line and St. Maarten are enhancing guest welcome facilities and Cozumel’s pier will be widened and approaches to the docks will be dredged to accommodate Oasis.
Royal Caribbean is also working with the Port Authority of Jamaica to complete the new Falmouth Cruise Pier by March 2010 and establish the associated infrastructure. A historically important 18th-century settlement, Falmouth was a colonial center of Jamaica’s sugar and rum industry.
Additionally, the line is working with the government of Haiti to construct a pier at Labadee and to expand guest offerings with an alpine coaster and fast-boat tours.