The number of Royal Caribbean Cruises
sailings that depart from the Port of Tampa is to increase next year, the company has revealed.
More than 40 sailings will be scheduled in 2010, up from the current level of 28 per year.
The first of these - a seven-night western Caribbean cruise - will begin on October 9th of next year, with stops at George Town, Grand Cayman, Cozumel and Belize City.
In addition, Royal Caribbean is replacing the Grandeur of the Seas with a larger vessel, with the Radiance of the Seas - which can accommodate a total of 2,500 passengers - set to arrive in Tampa.
The cruise line is also planning to launch Brilliance of the Seas in Dubai in 2010, with the record-breaking liner set to operate seven-night sailings.
It will feature 13 decks and sail between January and April, with the company planning to include the Arabian Gulf's "most popular destinations" in its itineraries.
Written by Andy Mackay