Star of the 2023 summer season in Europe, the Odyssey, one of Royal Caribbean’s latest novelties, will return for a second summer in the region. Vacationers can choose from 7- to 9-night cruises from Rome to Naples, Italy; in the idyllic Greek Islands and Turkey, but also longer, 12-night sailings in the Holy Land to the historic and bustling cities of Limassol, Cyprus; d Ephesus in Turkey during the stopover in Kusadasi; and Jerusalem, Israel. From the iconic whitewashed houses of Santorini, Greece, to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, passing through the ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – to embark on the heart of the cradle of civilizations.
Symphony of the Seas – Cruises departing from: Barcelona and Rome
The Symphony will sail in the Western Mediterranean. Travelers will be able to set sail from Barcelona or Rome to destinations such as Naples, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, and Provence, France for 7-night cruises. Whether exploring 14th-century castles and cathedrals in Majorca, marveling at the Duomo on the island of Anvers, or wandering the back streets of Florence, Italy, these itineraries are steeped in history and culture.
Serenade of the Seas – Cruises departing from: Barcelona
From the sunny beaches of Barcelona, Le Serenade will sail on 8-night itineraries to the Western Mediterranean, 12-night cruises to the Greek Islands and 5-night sailings to Italy and France. On the program: fine sand and rhythmic music in Ibiza, Spain – a temple of electro music, and a glamorous escapade on the Côte d’Azur, in Cannes.
Explorer of the Seas – Cruises departing from: Venice (Ravenna)
The Explorer will cross the Aegean Sea and visit for the first time a series of picturesque destinations such as Olympia, Greece – the city where the Olympic Games were born. 7-night cruises will be offered to the Greek Islands and to the Adriatic Sea and the Mediterranean to discover jewels such as Kotor, in Montenegro, or Chania, in Crete.
Brilliance of the Seas – Cruises departing from: Rome, Venice (Ravenna), Athens, or Barcelona
Departing from Italy, Greece or Spain, the Brilliance will offer vacationers the opportunity to begin and end their adventures after a 7-night cruise in the Western Mediterranean, the Greek Islands and the Adriatic Sea, in one of the emblematic cities of their choice. From Rome to Athens, Greece, from Athens to Venice, from Venice to Barcelona and from Barcelona to Rome, a visit to Diocletian’s Palace in Split, Croatia, St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice or the Praetorian Palace in Koper, Slovenia – new destination for Brilliance.
Rhapsody of the Seas – Cruises departing from: Haifa, Israel and Limassol, Cyprus
The Rhapsody will be the first Royal Caribbean ship to sail from Limassol and Haifa, Israel in a single season. These destinations are new for the cruise company which has imagined 7-night cruises to Turkey, Israel and Greece, where stopovers in Skiathos and Thessaloniki, Greece are scheduled. From September, the ship will begin its 4- and 5-night rotations from Haifa to reach Cyprus and the Greek Islands.
Anthem of the Seas – Cruises departing from: Southampton, England
For the third consecutive year, The Anthem will be based in Southampton, England. Adventure seekers can embark on 7-night cruises to Spain and France, or the Fjords of Norway. New stops will be served by the Anthem, including Maloy and Haugesund, in Norway, and Cork, in Ireland. In 11- and 12-nights it will be possible to reach Lisbon, in Portugal; or Vigo, Spain; as well as the Canary Islands. Between lutefisk tasting in Stavanger, Norway, shopping sessions for local agricultural products in Lanzarote, in the Canary Islands, experiences rich in flavors and immersions in the majesty of the surrounding nature await passengers of the Anthem .
Voyager of the Seas – Cruises departing from: Copenhagen, Denmark, and Stockholm, Sweden Scandinavian countries, Estonia and Russia are in the spotlight with Le Voyager departing from Copenhagen, Denmark, and Stockholm, Sweden. A mix of 7- to 11-night itineraries are offered to discover breathtaking sites such as the Cathedral of Saint Savior on Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg, Russia or the Suomenlinna Fortress in Helsinki, Finland – a heritage site UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most popular sites in the country. For lovers of the sea who wish to extend their journey, the company offers to add to this itinerary a transatlantic crossing of 14 nights, linking San Juan, Puerto Rico to Copenhagen with stopovers in Bermuda, Saint-Thomas, France and Belgium.
Jewel of the Seas – Cruises departing from: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Throughout the summer, the Jewel will be positioned in the North Sea and will operate 12-night cruises to the Arctic Circle, the British Isles, Iceland and Ireland, departing from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Picturesque and spectacular destinations such as the blue lagoon of Reykjavik and the white cliffs of Dover in England, will punctuate these very beautiful trips.