MIAMI — Royal Caribbean International’s 2018 European deployment, headlined by the fleet’s newest ship Symphony of the Seas, will introduce a brand new port-of-call for the 2018 summer season: Holyhead on the Isle of Anglesey, Wales.
Destinations returning to European itineraries in 2018 after a brief hiatus include: Flam, Molde, and Skjolden in Norway and Isafjordur, Iceland.
All itineraries are available to book as of March 23, 2017. Crown & Anchor Society loyalty members are invited to book one day early, starting March 22.
Making its debut in Barcelona in April 2018, Symphony of the Seas, the fourth sister ship in the Oasis-class, will spend its inaugural summer season sailing the Western Mediterranean. Starting April 21, it will offer seven-night itineraries from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca; Provence; Florence/Pisa, Rome and Naples/Capri. For those wishing to start and end their trip in Italy, roundtrip sailings from Rome are also available.
New in 2018 Vision of the Seas will join Symphony for the season offering 12-night sailings from Barcelona with ports-of-call in Rome; Nice; and Santorini and Athens. In Northern Europe, Brilliance of the Seas will sail new 12-night itineraries from Amsterdam visiting countries throughout the Baltics, Norway and the British Isles, including Holyhead, Wales.
Symphony of the Seas will headline Europe’s summer season exploring the Western Mediterranean on seven-night sailings, roundtrip from Barcelona or Rome.
Vision of the Seas will embark on new 12-night Greek Isles itineraries from Barcelona, plus 12-night Mediterranean adventures to France and Italy, including stops in Rome and Florence/Pisa, the Amalfi Coast and an overnight in Venice.
Brilliance of the Seas will call Northern Europe home for the first time, sailing 12-night itineraries from Amsterdam, exploring the Baltics and British Isles, featuring new port-of-call Holyhead.
Independence of the Seas returns to Southampton, offering three- to 14-night voyages to the Mediterranean and a 14-night adventure to the Canary Islands all from Southampton. Navigator of the Seas will join Independence, sailing five- to 14- night itineraries.
Serenade of the Seas will offer seven-night sailings to the Norwegian Fjords, plus the ultimate Scandinavia and Russian adventure with departures from Copenhagen and Stockholm.
Following a US$30 million makeover in 2016, Jewel of the Seas will sail seven- and nine-night sailings though the Greek Isles and Western Mediterranean.
Rhapsody of the Seas will return to Venice, Italy with seven-night excursions to the Greek Isles, and Greece & Croatia.