ROYAL CARIBBEAN ANNOUNCES BOLD EUROPEAN LINEUP FOR SUMMER 2021
With Seven Ships in the Region, the Cruise Line Offers New Ways to Explore Europe and New Ports of Call
MIAMI, Nov. 14, 2019* – Royal Caribbean International invites travelers of all ages to discover Europe like never before in summer 2021 with 70% new itineraries that feature a new mix of destinations on seven ships. With a culture-rich array of adventures on the world’s most innovative ships visiting fairytale castles and captivating cathedrals in Denmark, lavender fields in France and fjord-filled panoramas in Norway, guests have a bucket list-worthy collection of destinations to choose from. All 2021 Europe itineraries are now available to book.
Anthem of the Seas will return to Southampton, England for a second consecutive year, and embark on a summer in Europe where no Quantum Class ship has gone before. A favorite in the region, Anthem will offer a variety of itineraries, ranging from the 7-night Norwegian Fjords to 14-night Mediterranean Cities, that include new ports of call in Denmark, France and Norway. Harmony of the Seas heads back to Europe for the first time since her inaugural season in 2016, with 7-night sailings to the Western Mediterranean.
New itineraries from Southampton
- Anthem will make its way to Southampton and sail 7- to 14-night cruises to Norway, including new port of call Stavanger, where guests can hike up the 1969-foot-Prekestol “Preacher’s Pulpit” to take in the breathtaking views, or embark on a fjord safari for an up-close-and-personal look at the stunning sceneries.
- Other new ports of call for the Quantum Class ship include Copenhagen, Denmark – home to the Prince’s Palace and National Museum galleries that showcase centuries-old collections of antiques and art; Denmark’s second largest city, Aarhus, and one of France’s most iconic destinations, Bordeaux.
- Select sailings will also include late-night visits in Paris, as well as overnights in Rotterdam, Netherlands and Lisbon, Portugal.
Explore Europe from Barcelona
- Oasis Class returns with Harmony setting sail for the Western Mediterranean on 7-night cruises that include late nights in Florence/Pisa and Rome, Italy. For those wishing to start and end their trip in Italy, round-trip sailings from Rome are also available.
- Vision of the Seas will continue to offer jaw-dropping, 12-night Mediterranean itineraries. The ship will visit idyllic destinations, including the Greek Isles, Kotor, Montenegro; Nice, France; Rome and Florence/Pisa; an overnight in Venice, and late-night calls in Split, Croatia.
- Jewel of the Seas will close out the summer homeported in Barcelona, where she’ll transport vacationers to the Iberian Peninsula and Greek Isles, including visits to Cannes, France; and Athens and Santorini, Greece.
- Rhapsody of the Seas will spend another summer in Venice offering 7-night sailings that alternate between Greece, Croatia and the Greek Isles with select late-night calls in Kotor and Santorini.
- Odyssey of the Seas, set to debut in April 2021, will be Royal Caribbean’s first Quantum Ultra Class ship to visit the spectacular shores of both Turkey and Greece on numerous itineraries. Odyssey will open for bookings the week of Dec. 16, 2019.
British and Baltic Exploration
- Select Jewel itineraries from Amsterdam, the Netherlands and visiting the British Isles and the Baltics will include overnights in Edinburgh (S. Queensferry), Scotland and in St. Petersburg, Russia; as well as late-night visits in Liverpool, England.
- This season marks the first time a Radiance Class ship calls on Liverpool and Bordeaux.
- Adventure of the Seas, departing from Stockholm and Copenhagen will offer 7- to 11-night sailings that feature overnights in St. Petersburg and visits to Helsinki, Finland; Tallinn, Estonia and Visby, Sweden. Adventure will be open for bookings the week of Dec. 16, 2019.
For more information on Royal Caribbean’s 2021 Europe itineraries, visit RoyalCaribbean.com.
About Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean International has been delivering innovation at sea for more than 50 years. Each successive class of ships is an architectural marvel featuring the latest technology and guest experiences for today’s adventurous traveler. The cruise line continues to revolutionize vacations with itineraries to more than 270 destinations in 72 countries on six continents, including Royal Caribbean’s private island destination in The Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay, the first in the Perfect Day Island Collection. Royal Caribbean has also been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 16 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards.
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*June 2020 Update: Odyssey of the Seas' debut is postponed to April 2021 due to worldwide port and shipyard closures. See full statement here.
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Anthem of the Seas is officially delivered to Royal Caribbean
Anthem of the Seas' Infographic