Royal Caribbean to launch new cruise ship
NEW ORLEANS - Royal Caribbean International's new 2,360-passenger Serenade of the Seas arrives Thursday at the Port of New Orleans and will sail weekly cruises through April.
The ship was completely refurbished last December and replaces the cruise line's Navigator of the Seas, which was home-ported in New Orleans during the 2012-13 cruise season.
Serenade of the Seas on Thursday will launch a nine-night Caribbean adventure to Key West, Fla.; Labadee, Haiti; Falmouth, Jamaica; and George Town, Grand Cayman. It will depart from the Port's Julia Street Cruise Terminal.
The ship's regular itineraries will feature seven-night Bahamas cruises to Key West, Fla.; Nassau, Bahamas; and CocoCay, Bahamas. As well as seven-night western Caribbean cruises to Falmouth, Jamaica; George Town, Grand Cayman; and Cozumel, Mexico.