Royal Caribbean International has announced Allure of the Seas will homeport in Barcelona for summer 2015.
The ship will sail the Mediterranean from the Spanish city from 3 May 2015 through to October.
Ports of call will include Palma de Mallorca, Marseilles for Provence, La Spezia for Florence and Piza and Civitavecchia for Rome and Naples.
Passengers will also have the chance to join the ship in Civitavecchia for a week long round-trip cruise.
Royal Caribbean has introduced a mini-brochure specifically for Allure of the Seas to mark the announcement, with a dedicated tool kit available for agents to promote the ship.
Packs will drop with agents from 12 February with the opportunity for 10 travel agents to win a VIP weekend in Barcelona to see the ship arrive.
Another 10 agents will win the prize by making a booking and registering it at cruisingpower.co.uk.
“At Royal Caribbean International we have always delivered the unexpected and enjoyed behaving in a way that no other cruise line can. Not only are we increasing our European deployment, but we are doing it in impressive style. News that Allure of the Seas will enjoy a full season based in the popular Mediterranean port of Barcelona is brilliant for agents – they have the opportunity to sell cruises on the world’s most high profile ship closer to home,” said RCI’s managing director UK & Ireland Stuart Leven.
“We will be supporting our agent partners extensively in ensuring that they get to learn more about this ship when sister-ship Oasis of Seas calls into Southampton later this year,” he added.
As well as Oasis of the Seas sailing from the Med later this year, RCI will also introduce new ship Anthem of the Seas to Southampton in 2015.