Royal Caribbean have announced that 8 ships within their fleet will be based in Europe for 2018.
The headline act will be the maiden season of Symphony of the Seas which will be based from Barcelona and will offer seven night Mediterranean itineraries.
Vision of the Seas will accompany Symphony in Barcelona and will offer 12 night itineraries to France and Italy and also 12 night cruises to the Greek Isles.
For Northern Europe, there will be 4 ships offering itineraries. For the UK, both Independence of the Seas and Navigator of the Seas will be based from Southampton. Independence will offer 3 to 14 night cruises to the Mediterranean and the Canaries. Navigator will offer 5 to 14 night itineraries from the British port, including a 12 night cruise to to Northern Europe. Sister ships Brillance and Radiance of the Seas will offer cruises to Northern Europe. Brilliance will be based from Amsterdam and will offer 12 night cruises to the Baltic and British Isles which will include a maiden call to Holyhead, Wales. Serenade will be based from Copenhagen and Stockholm and will embark on 7 night itineraries to Scandinavia and Russia.
Fresh from a refit in 2016, Jewel of the Seas will be based from Rome and will offer a series of 7 and 9 night cruises to the Western Mediterranean and Greek Isles. Rhapsody of the Seas will make up the remaining vessel for Royal Caribbean in Europe in 2018 and she will depart on 7 night cruises to the Greek Isles, Greece and Croatia.
The new itineraries go on general sale today, 23rd March.
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