Cruisers in Europe are in for a treat thanks to Royal Caribbean revealing that the worlds largest cruise ship will sail its inaugural season from Barcelona, Spain.
On March 12th the cruise line announced where ships will be deployed during the 2016 Alaska and European season and Harmony of the Seas was one of the highlights. The worlds biggest cruise ship which is under construction at STX France will begin its inaugural season from Barcelona, Spain. The ship will sail a seven-night Western Mediterranean cruise and cruisers can also embark Harmony of the Seas at Rome (Civitavecchia), but must sail round-trip for seven nights.
Below are all the other deployments that Royal Caribbean revealed:
Brilliance of the Seas also will alternate 12-night Italian Mediterranean and Greek & Italian Mediterranean cruises.
Independence of the Seas will sail mostly 10- to 14-night Mediterranean or Canary Island cruises from Southampton in Summer 2016, while Navigator of the Seas will offer British vacationers a wide range of new six- to 14-night Norwegian Fjords, Baltic, Mediterranean or Canary Island itineraries. Serenade of the Seas will sail seven-night Norwegian Fjords and seven- to 13-night Scandinavia and Russia itineraries, round-trip from Copenhagen, Denmark, in early summer and August, and from Stockholm, Sweden, in June and July.
Jewel of the Seas will alternate brand new 10-night Greece & Adriatic and 11-night Greece, Turkey & Croatia itineraries from Venice, while Vision of the Seas will alternate seven-night Greek Isles and Greek Isles & Turkey cruises. Rhapsody of the Seas will homeport at Rome (Civitavecchia) and sail nine-night Greek Isles cruises in early summer and autumn months. From late June through August, the ship will alternate seven-night Greek Isles and Greek & Turkey cruises.
Explorer of the Seas will be unmatched in onboard amenities when the ship debuts in Alaskan waters. In September, the ship will sail three Pacific Coastal cruises, seven nights in duration, which feature an overnight in San Francisco, Calif. Radiance of the Seas will alternate seven-night northbound and southbound Alaska cruises between Vancouver, B.C., and Seward.
Cruisers also can choose a wide range of trans-Atlantic cruises, which bookend each ship’s 2016 Europe season and combine Europe and the Caribbean on 13- to 16-night itineraries aboard the aforementioned ships. For their part, Explorer of the Seas and Radiance of the Seas will reposition to Australia, via Hawaii.