US operator Royal Caribbean has announced that it will have eight ships sailing in Europe for the 2014 season. That compares to nine vessels operating in 2013.
Liberty of the Seas, Navigator of the Seas, Serenade of the Seas, and Splendour of the Seas will sail the Mediterranean joining the Independence of the Seas, Adventure of the Seas, Brilliance of the Seas and Legend of the Seas in Northern Europe.
However Vision of the Seas is currently not down as operating within the region – meaning that the firm will be lowering its European capacity in 2014. The vessel currently operates Russian cruises from Stockholm.
Passengers can book Northern Europe cruises from 20 March 2013 and Mediterranean voyages from 27 March 2013.
“No one can deliver Europe to families like Royal Caribbean can,” said Lisa Bauer, executive vice president of Global Sales and Marketing for Royal Caribbean International. “Only on Royal Caribbean can holidaymakers visit multiple destinations to experience the continent’s history, culture and excitement, while sailing onboard our recently revitalised ships that are Designed for WOW. Guests will receive Royal Caribbean’s friendly and engaging Gold Anchor service from every staff and crew member, and enjoy up to five times more onboard dining options, and more exclusive and exciting entertainment, such as the DreamWorks Experience on Liberty of the Seas or the new spectacular aerial-acrobatic experiences in Legend of the Seas’ four deck-high Centrum.”