Imagine being able to take a short drive or flight to visit your choice of 240 destinations across 61 countries for your next vacation. On a cruise with Royal Caribbean, you can easily set sail to places like The Bahamas, the Mediterranean, Mexico and more from a variety of cities across the U.S.
Whether you’re cruising to uncover historic sites in Europe, swim in crystal-clear Caribbean waters or explore the wilderness and the wildlife that call Alaska home, among many other adventures, you’re in for a treat—and by treat, we mean a vacation that packs in fun for everyone as well as multiple destinations all in one getaway.
Take a look at these U.S. cities to find the most convenient places to start your next vacation:
Florida is home to many of the most popular places to start a cruise vacation—like Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando and Tampa—with sailings that head to the Caribbean on ships like Icon, Freedom, Symphony and Wonder of the Seas. One of the most popular destinations that you can even visit on a three-night weekend cruise is Perfect Day at CocoCay, Royal Caribbean’s private island destination. Here, you’ll find all kinds of thrills and ways to chill, from the tallest waterslide in North America to the first overwater cabanas in The Bahamas.
Further west, find Texas-sized adventures on Allure of the Seas, the first Oasis Class ship sailing from Galveston, Texas. Have your pick of Western Caribbean cruises that visit spots like Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico; Roatan, Honduras; and Falmouth, Jamaica.
There’s a similar mix of four- to nine-night Caribbean cruises leaving New Orleans on Radiance of the Seas. These go to gems like George Town, The Bahamas; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; and Belize City, Belize.
Discover your next escape from the southern coast of the U.S. here.
If you’re based anywhere from Portland, Maine, to Philadelphia, your next vacation may only be about a two-hour drive away. Take Boston, for example, from which you can cruise to the tropical shores of Bermuda to see its famous pink sand beaches. Or you could see the misty Montmorency Falls, the stunning Prince Edward Island and the Bay of Fundy’s reversing rapids by heading north to Canada.
You’ll also find Cape Liberty, New Jersey, only 20 to 50 minutes from major cities like New York and Jersey City, New Jersey. From here, you’ll have a bunch of options at your fingertips, like nine nights in the Caribbean on Oasis of the Seas, which includes a visit to Perfect Day at CocoCay.
Find a cruise starting from your backyard in the Northeast here.
In Baltimore, Maryland, there’s easy access for Marylanders and those in the D.C. metro area to get away to the tropics and enjoy plenty of sunshine, fresh seafood, and, of course, beautiful beaches day after day.
Five- and six-night Bermuda cruises on Vision of the Seas or eight-night sailings to The Bahamas onboard Enchantment of the Seas—among other warm-weather choices—are waiting for you in Baltimore. You’ll find that several also visit popular destinations along the way such as Miami and Charleston, South Carolina.
Explore cruises from Baltimore here.
Venture out to discover Alaska, the largest U.S. state, from Seattle on Ovation, Quantum, Brilliance and Radiance of the Seas. You can explore the Last Frontier in many different ways—like by retracing the steps of the Klondike Gold Rush in Skagway or by whale watching in Icy Strait Point.
You can also get a birds-eye view of it from the North Star, an all-glass observation capsule that will take you as high as 300 feet above the ocean, as well as from the RipCord by iFly skydiving simulator on Ovation and Quantum of the Seas.
Drive north to Vancouver, Canada, to catch a seven-night sailing on Radiance that will bring you along the 500 miles of shoreline known as the Inside Passage. You’ll visit quaint, picturesque towns like Ketchikan and Juneau, where you can go off on adventures like dog sledding and glacier walking.
Pro tip: You can explore even more with a Cruisetour before or after your cruise. These packages include guided, land-based adventures, from a visit to Denali National Park to a ride on the Tundra Express train.
Check out the Pacific Northwest cruises that sail to Alaska’s glaciers and more here.
Set your sights on the Mexican Riviera and have Navigator of the Seas take you there. The amplified ship sails from Los Angeles on a range of three- to seven-night cruises, visiting hotspots like Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, as well as Ensenada, the country’s seafood capital.
You can also check out many of the Golden State’s most scenic spots on a six-night Pacific Coastal cruise. On Brilliance, this itinerary visits Catalina Island, Monterey and San Francisco before heading north to Victoria and Vancouver in Canada.
What’s more is that from San Diego, there’s a 16-night Panama Canal Eastbound cruise, which will take you to beautiful beaches in Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Florida.
See the cruises that will take you from sunny to even sunnier weather here.
No matter where you are or where you’re planning to go, there are plenty of U.S. cities from which you can start your cruise. Click here to see the many adventures you can take with Royal Caribbean.