Port Canaveral welcomes return of Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas
Enchantment to offer three and four-night cruises to the Bahamas and a call to CocoCay, Royal Caribbean’s private island
Royal Caribbean International’s (RCI) Enchantment of the Seas was welcomed back to Port Canaveral today launching a new season of three and four-night cruises to the Bahamas from the Port. Port Canaveral was the homeport for the 2,950 passenger Enchantment until 2016. All Enchantment sailings from Port Canaveral feature a port-of-call at CocoCay, Royal Caribbean’s private island.
Building on its position as the second busiest cruise Port in the world, Port Canaveral is the homeport for the Enchantment of the Seas, which will offer a three-night cruise itinerary departing Port Canaveral on Fridays and arriving at Nassau, Bahamas the next day. The third day, the ship will call at its private island in CocoCay, Bahamas followed by an overnight sailing back to Port Canaveral. The four-night cruise will depart on Mondays and include an overnight at sea before calling on Nassau and CocoCay.
“Port Canaveral is proud of its partnership with Royal Caribbean and we are excited that theEnchantment has returned to our Port with a lineup of exceptional sailings,” stated Port CEO Captain John Murray. “We value our long-time relationship with Royal Caribbean and gratified for their confidence in our delivery of a top-notch experience for cruise guests.”
“We are excited to bring Enchantment of the Seas back to Port Canaveral,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “With three- and four-night itineraries to the Bahamas, Enchantment is the perfect short getaway from Port Canaveral.”
Chairman of the Canaveral Port Authority Commission Admiral Wayne Justice (USCG-Ret.) joined with Port staff in welcoming the Enchantment back to Port Canaveral. The Enchantment of the Seas Captain Toni Tomljanovic was presented with a traditional plaque to commemorate the vessel’s return to the Port. “Port Canaveral continues to demonstrate its role as a premier Port for the world’s cruise market and we thank Royal Caribbean for bringing Enchantment back home,” stated Chairman Justice.
The Enchantment of the Seas is one of RCI’s Vision Class cruise ships and is 990 feet long. The ship was recently refurbished and includes new restaurants and entertainment. The ship features eleven decks, eight bars and lounges, and entertainment amenities including a rock climbing wall, bungee trampolines and a splash deck – an interactive play fountain. Other features include a Latin-themed lounge, shopping malls, and a discotheque.
About Port Canaveral
Led by the elected five-member Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners and Port Director and CEO, Captain John Murray, Port Canaveral is one of the world’s most dynamic and exciting ports. A world-class gateway for cruises, cargo, recreation and logistics, as well as a gateway to new frontiers, including space, Port Canaveral hosts nearly 5 million revenue cruise passengers through its state-of-the-art terminals and 6 million of tons of cargo annually, including bulk, break-bulk, project, and containerized. The Port is strategically located to service all Florida markets, as well as the Southeastern United States. In addition to world-class cruise facilities and diverse cargo operations, Port Canaveral offers more recreational opportunities than all other Florida deep-water seaports combined, including public parks, free public boat ramps, marinas, an entertainment district, and the seven-story interactive exhibit and event venue Exploration Tower. For more information, visit www.portcanaveral.com.