Port Canaveral now residence to world’s largest cruise ship

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – After beforehand crusing this 12 months out of Fort Lauderdale and Europe, Royal Caribbean says its fifth ship in its Oasis class will now name Port Canaveral residence for not less than the following two years.

Weighing greater than 230,000 tons with a complete capability of practically 7,000 passengers, Surprise of the Seas is at the moment the world’s largest cruise ship.

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Strategic Account Supervisor Joanne Cotterman says all friends at the moment are welcome – a giant change from when cruising restarted a 12 months in the past in the course of the pandemic.

“We’ll take friends whether or not they’re vaccinated or not vaccinated,” Cotterman stated. “And we’ve truly simply eradicated the testing necessities as effectively for all friends, it doesn’t matter what their vaccine standing is.”

By eliminating COVID-19 guidelines, Cotterman stated Royal Caribbean is boosting ticket gross sales.

A Surprise of the Seas passenger boarding the ship Sunday shared his ideas on how the cruise trade has navigated the pandemic.

“I feel that the trade’s doing so much to maintain all people secure and safe,” Gary Emard stated.

After seven nights throughout the Caribbean, Surprise Of The Seas is scheduled to return to Port Canaveral subsequent Sunday morning and depart on one other journey subsequent Sunday afternoon.

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