Welcome aboard Oasis of the Seas

Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
 
is your gateway to the Space Coast and the attractions of Central Florida.

Visit the Kennedy Space Center, swim at Cocoa Beach or enjoy a fun-filled day at one of Orlando's world-famous theme parks. Florida Airboat Adventures.

 

 

Labadee,  Haiti

 

On the north coast of Hispaniola, surrounded by beautiful mountain slopes and exotic foliage, sits Labadee®, Royal Caribbean's private paradise. This exclusive destination offers pristine beaches, breathtaking scenery and spectacular water activities. We even have an amazing new Aqua Park for kids. Regardless of where you go, you'll find yourself embraced by the beautiful landscape. Labadee's native charm, along with its natural beauty, make this a destination not to be missed, and only Royal Caribbean can take you there.

 

New Enhancements

Labadee boasts new enhancements and amenities for guests. The beach destination now features seven neighborhoods, each with a distinct style:

 

    Buccaneers' Bay

    Dragon's Plaza

    Labadee Town Square

    Adrenaline Beach

    Columbus Cove

    Nellie's Beach

    Barefoot Beach Club

 

The One Thing You Don't Want To Miss

It's impossible to choose just one thing that's special about Labadee®. The sandy beach and coral reefs provide a perfect place to relax and have fun. Whether you're interested in kayaking, snorkeling, parasailing or you just want to lie on the beach and relax, you won't want to miss Labadee®.

 

Other Fun Things To Do

Paddle along the gorgeous coastline of Labadee® on a relaxing kayaking tour. Your guide will lead you through beautiful coral reefs, where you'll witness an abundance of exotic marine life. You'll also pass various fishing villages that have been unchanged for decades.

Ahoy, mateys! Become a pirate for a day at Labadee® Luc's Splash Bash. Get drenched by ground geysers and water archways, battle other buccaneers with water cannons aboard the pirate ship, or explore the treasure map trail.

Soak up the sun while you float on the waves on a beach mat.

Enjoy the fun-filled floating Aqua Park as you bounce on trampolines and climb and slide on inflatables.

 

Sporting Adventures

Grab a bird's-eye view as you soar 400 feet above the beautiful peninsula of Labadee on a thrilling parasailing ride.

Paddle through the enchanting Bay of Labadee® on a kayaking tour. Absorb the breathtaking surroundings and learn a bit about the Haitian culture.

Take an exhilarating ride aboard a Waverunner down the scenic coast of Labadee®. See your ship from a perspective rarely enjoyed by other guests.

Go shopping for beautiful handmade local artwork, woodwork and crafts. You'll want to bring cash so you can take home a beautiful memento of this private paradise.

 

 

 

Falmouth, Jamaica

 

Quaint Falmouth was an economic powerhouse and center for dramatic social change during the English Colonial Period. In today's Falmouth, visitors still enjoy 19th-century Georgian architecture as well as river bamboo raft rides, arts and crafts shopping, flavorful local fare and horse-and-buggy rides. Falmouth is the gateway to the best Jamaica has to offer. Just east of Falmouth is Ocho Rios, known for its spectacular Dunn’s River Falls. Travel west to reach Montego Bay and the beautiful beaches of Negril. Thanks to its central location, Falmouth gives visitors the best tour experiences of the north coast of Jamaica.

 

Bringing History Back To Life

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is working with the Port Authority of Jamaica on a multi-phased plan to develop historic Falmouth into one of the premier, modern ports of call in the Caribbean. Visitors to Falmouth will be among the first to experience the revitalization of one of the first shipping ports in the Caribbean, with a rich heritage dating back more than 240 years. The first phase of development, which is nearing completion, includes a two-berth pier, retail and restaurant services and a transportation center. Subsequent phases will include onsite attractions and experiences, hotel and residential components and additional retail and restaurant options.

 

The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

Founded as Martha Brae Point in 1769 by local English planter Thomas Reid, Falmouth became the shipment hub for sugar plantations covering the hills of Jamaica’s North Coast. From the wharfs of Falmouth, sugar, molasses, rum and coffee were sent to England, while ships making their way from across the Atlantic dropped anchor in the bustling port town to deliver other necessities of 18th-century life. Take in this history with a stroll through Falmouth's Historic District where visitors can explore an impressive collection of 19th-century Georgian architecture. Many of the buildings are still intact and renowned for their unique gingerbread woodwork. From small wooden houses to brick Georgian mansions to plantation complexes, visitors will find themselves on a delightful excursion into the 18th and 19th centuries.

 

Other Fun Things to Do

If you like history, culture and scenic beauty, then a visit to the Good Hope Great House is a must. Built in the 1700s and entirely restored, it’s one of the most sought after Great Houses of the 18th century, featuring amazing views of the nearby Queen of Spain Valley and Cockpit Mountains. Visit the pottery house to see the work of the resident potter and then the trading house - the only store of its kind in the Caribbean - where you can purchase authentic art, carvings, books and souvenirs.

Venice may have its gondolas, but Falmouth has 30-foot bamboo rafts that offer romantic and adventurous rides on the Martha Brae River. Sit back and relax as a raft captain guides you through an exceptional view of the island's tropical scenery. Visitors can also take a trip through time on a horse-and-buggy ride through town.

Enjoy a scenic drive through Jamaica's interior to Appleton Estate, where visitors learn how rum is made, sample wet sugar and have the chance to taste different-aged rums. Purchase a souvenir available exclusively at Appleton and enjoy a Jamaican-style lunch.

Travel east to Ocho Rios where you can climb the spectacular Dunn’s River Falls, soar through the lush rainforest canopy on a zip line, wind down the mountainside on a Jamaican bobsled or swim with dolphins at Dolphin Cove.

Feel the warmth of sun and sand on your skin as you steal away on a beach getaway at the Breezes Grand Resort in Negril or Cornwall Beach in Montego Bay.

 

Shopping for Bargains

The pulse of Falmouth radiates from the heart of Water Square where you'll discover the Albert George Shopping and Historical Center. Pick up local craftwork wares that showcase the history and culture of the area and make memorable souvenirs for visitors and those back home. Wednesday morning was made for the most dedicated shoppers, as dealers fill stall after stall with native produce and gifts you won't find anywhere else you journey.

 

Get a Taste of Local Flavor

A trip to Falmouth, Jamaica, wouldn't be complete without sampling one of the more than 300 different jerk recipes that are cooked locally. From shrimp and lobster to chicken and pork, the jerk recipe is the signature of the city's tasty fare. Complement this culinary adventure by sampling local refreshing fruits like the ackee, breadfruit and star apple, a sweet finish to your flavorful journey.

 

 

 

Cozumel, Mexico

 

The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.

 

The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

Don't miss the opportunity to explore the ruins of the ancient Mayan city of Tulúm, majestically perched above the turquoise Caribbean. The site was occupied as far back as 600 A.D. However, it was most densely populated around 1200 A.D. You will be struck by the pyramid-shaped El Castillo, which dominates the city from atop a forty-foot cliff. The nearby Temple of the Descending God provides equally excellent insight into the architecture of the Mayan people, who gained considerable achievements in the arts and sciences, only to decline and vanish for no apparent reason.

 

Other Fun Things to Do

Explore the underwater world of Chankanaab on a deep-sea adventure aboard the Atlantis Submarine.

Discover what makes a dolphin so magical as you play and interact with these amazing creatures in Chankanaab National Marine Park.

Sit back, relax, and bury your toes in the white sand of Playa Mia Beach in Cozumel. This destination offers all the food, drinks and activities you can imagine, including relaxing massages on the beach.

Take a Jeep®-safari adventure through the tropical landscape of Cozumel's east side. Ride through sand dunes and trails for an unforgettable experience.

Learn to prepare a Mexican feast and enjoy your culinary skills with Mexican wines and a festive atmosphere.

Escape to the secluded beauty of your own private beach paradise, Passion Island.

 

Sporting Adventures

Experience snow-white bunkers and breathtaking views as you play a memorable round of golf on the championship course at the Cozumel Country Club.

Snorkel in the clear sapphire-colored water around Cozumel's coral reefs. It's a snorkeler's dream, and one of the world's premier snorkeling destinations. Equipment, instruction and guidance begin at Sand Dollar Beach. From there, you'll be able to enjoy everything your eyes behold for as long as you like, with transportation ready and waiting to take you back to your ship.

Take in the views of the north side of the island while skimming through the water in your two-person speed boat.

 

Shopping for Bargains

Regarded as the "St. Thomas of the Western Caribbean," Cozumel has become one of the world's best duty-free shopping ports. Cozumel offers unbelievable prices on diamonds, colored gemstones, jewelry, watches, gold, sterling silver, and even Oriental rugs as well as Mexican housewares and handicrafts. You can find designer jewelry pieces and watches from C2K, Caribbean Hook, Honora, House of Tanzanite, John Hardy, Kabana, La Nouvelle Bague, Starnight, White Diamonds, Cartier, Concord, Maurice Lacroix, Michele, Movado and more.

 

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