Cruise Ships Return to New York City
Cruising in the New York City area resumed this month with the largest cruise ship to ever sail in the region.
Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas set sail from Bayonne, NJ on September 5 on its first regular cruise in 18 months. Because Royal Caribbean allows unvaccinated children under the age of 12 onboard, Oasis of the Seas first completed a simulated voyage and received a Conditional Sailing Certificate from the CDC.
This is the first time an Oasis-class ship has sailed from the New York area. Prior to the pause in cruising, Royal Caribbean based its Quantum-class ship, Anthem of the Seas, at the port.
As one of the largest ships in the world, Oasis of the Seas offers a wide variety of entertainment, dining, and accommodation options. The ship underwent a massive $165 million refurbishment in late 2019 that included the addition of an all-new pool deck, several eateries, a water park, and the tallest slide at sea.
Oasis of the Seas offers seven-night cruises from Cape Liberty in Bayonne to The Bahamas, including time spent at the cruise line’s private island, Perfect Day at CocoCay. Sailings operate through October.
All cruisers eligible to be vaccinated must be fully vaccinated to get onboard Oasis of the Seas. Children younger than 12 must undergo testing and follow other health and safety measures.
Source: Travel Market Report