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Royal Caribbean is returning to cruising from Los Angeles

Royal Caribbean International, which has not homeported in California for a decade, is going to resume year-round cruises from Los Angeles starting in summer 2022.

The amped-up Navigator of the Seas will operate the program, Royal Caribbean announced during today's Coffee Talk with Vicki Freed, SVP sales and trade support & service.

Three-, four-, five- and seven-night itineraries

Navigator will operate a variety of itineraries, including three-/four-night sailings to Ensenada and Catalina Island, five-night cruises to Cabo San Lucas and, in winter, some seven-night cruises to Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán and Cabo San Lucas will overnight in Cabo.

Reaction from travel partners on the Coffee Talk was enthusiastic. Freed cited one who called the news a 'lifeline to recovery.'

Sales open the week of March 29.

$115m amplification

After a $115m amplification in 2019, Navigator of the Seas offers features like the three-level bar The Lime and Coconut, specialty seafood venue Hooked, two waterslides that cantilever over the sides of the ship (The Blaster aqua coaster and Riptide, a head-first mat racer) and a standalone blow-dry bar. 

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