Royal Caribbean’s Empress and Majesty of the Seas to exit

The ships have been sold to an undisclosed party in the Asia-Pacific region who will provide details of future voyages at a later date.

“Leaving an indelible mark on the cruise industry”

‘The Empress and Majesty of the Seas have left an indelible mark on the cruise industry with their revolutionary design and size. They were considered the most pioneering ships in the cruise industry when they were first introduced and have continued to make history during their more than three decades of service, “said Michael Bayley, President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International.

“Saying goodbye to these two beloved ships is an important moment in Royal Caribbean history – one that is difficult but necessary,” he continued. “With the plans for new, innovative ships to be added to our fleet in the coming years, we look forward to our guests and crew continuing to make new memories with us.”

Short cruise market and later Cuba

Empress was Royal Caribbean’s first ship designed for three and four night cruises in 1990. The first trips from Miami to the Bahamas were possible. Empress was also the first cruise ship to sail from Cape Liberty in Bayonne, New Jersey when Royal Caribbean opened the terminal in 2004. In 2017, the ship was once again the focus of the line’s first Cuba cruise.

Majesty cut the sovereign class

Majesty also played a crucial role. The third ship to round off Royal Caribbean’s Sovereign class, and at the time the brand’s largest, was more than twice the size of the average cruise ship when it debuted in 1992. The mission began with seven nights in the Western Caribbean from Miami.

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