Royal Caribbean to base eight ships in Europe in 2017

Royal Caribbean to base eight ships in Europe in 2017

Royal Caribbean International will base eight ships in Europe in 2017, with two ships sailing from Southampton.

Navigator of the Seas and Independence of the Seas will sail out of Southampton, the same two ships sailing from the UK this year. The ships will sail to the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands, as well as to Morocco.

Independence of the Seas will also offer a new Northern Europe sailing, including the introduction of Rotterdam.

Jewel of the Seas will sail from Rome on seven and nine-night voyages to Greece and Turkey, as well as seven-night Western Mediterranean cruises visiting Spain and France. The latter will have additional departures in 2017, compared with 2016.

Freedom of the Seas will also sail on seven-night Western Mediterranean cruises, while Brilliance of the Seas will offer a 12-night itinerary. Both ships will sail from Barcelona. Legend of the Seas will sail on six and seven-night cruises from Venice.

Serenade of the Seas and Vision of the Seas will sail in Northern Europe, with the latter offering new sailings from Amsterdam.

Meanwhile, the line has also revealed that Explorer of the Seas and Radiance of the Seas will both run new seven-night cruises in Alaska.

A series of early booking incentives have been unveiled to coincide with Royal Caribbean International putting its 2017 European and Alaskan sailings on sale.

The On Sale Now promotion breaks today (Friday) as the line publishes a preview brochure ahead of the main worldwide programme in June.

The early sales push runs until May 2 with discounts of between £200 and £1,000 per cabin or suite.

Ben Bouldin, sales director UK & Ireland for Royal Caribbean International, said: “The release of our 2017 itineraries is always an exciting time as we offer holidaymakers the perfect opportunity to get in early and book their dream holiday for 2017, while making some great savings on price.

“As a company, Royal Caribbean continually reviews the latest travel trends and builds extraordinary itineraries based on customer feedback in order to continue exciting our existing guests and attracting new ones.”


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