Royal Caribbean International reported that it rolled out a new lineup of European vacations for 2025.
The cruise line shared that families and friends can look forward to adventures with six ships sailing from five popular destinations, including Allure of the Seas in Barcelona, Spain, for the first time since 2015 and "fan favourites" Odyssey, Independence, Explorer, Voyager and Brilliance of the Seas.
Ranging from two to 12 nights and featuring destinations such as Greece, Croatia, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and France, the new summer 2025 European vacations are now open for bookings on Royal Caribbean’s website.
Whether starting from Athens (Piraeus), Greece; Barcelona; Ravenna and Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy; or Southampton, England, Royal Caribbean said vacationers have a summer of possibilities and memories in store.
The lineup spans the coasts and cities in the Mediterranean, including Mykonos, Rhodes, and Santorini, Greece; Florence (La Spezia), Italy; and Nice (Villefranche), France, and the "awe-inspiring" landscapes of Dubrovnik, Croatia; Madeira, Portugal; and the Norwegian fjords.
According to Royal Caribbean, between short getaways and longer adventures, there are ways to explore and discover Europe for everyone.
The cruise line shared that the experiences extend to its six ships across "a signature lineup of thrills and ways to chill."
Highlights include Allure’s 30-plus ways to dine and drink in seven neighborhoods, twin FlowRider surf simulators and entertainment across air, ice, water, and theater; along with Odyssey’s RipCord by iFly skydiving experience, North Star – the all-glass observation capsule that goes as high as 300 feet above the ocean – and flavors that range from sushi to Italian. And it’s adventures like The Perfect Storm waterslides, mini golf, and more that make Independence and Voyager favorites, among more highlights on Explorer and Brilliance.
Europe Summer 2025 Highlights
Allure of the Seas – From Barcelona & Rome (Civitavecchia)
For seven nights, vacationers will visit destinations in Spain, France, and Italy, like Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Florence (La Spezia) and Naples, Italy; and Provence (Marseille), France.
With the return of Allure, the unmatched lineup of game-changing Oasis Class experiences across signature neighborhoods is back.
The highlights range from twin rock climbing walls and FlowRider surf simulators to a nine-story-high zip line, restaurants that serve up sushi, hibachi, Italian dishes, and American steakhouse classics; theatrical hit – “Mamma Mia!” – and original shows that span air, ice, water, and theater.
Odyssey of the Seas – From Rome (Civitavecchia)
The 7- to 12-night adventures are set to visit destinations like Naples; Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey; Limassol, Cyprus; and Crete, Mykonos, Rhodes, and Santorini, Greece.
On board, there is a combination of experiences for all ages, including a vibrant resort-style pool deck; North Star, the highest viewing deck on a cruise ship; skydiving at RipCord by iFly; SeaPlex, the largest indoor and outdoor activity complex at sea, with bumper cars, laser tag, an arcade and more; and 20-plus restaurants, bars and lounges like Teppanyaki, imaginative cuisine at Wonderland, and tropical vibes poolside at The Lime & Coconut bar.
Independence of the Seas – From Southampton
Royal Caribbean shared that the U.K.’s "favourite getaway" is back in town after six years, with a series of 2- to 12-night vacations.
From short escapes to the culture-rich city of Bruges (Zeebrugge), Belgium, to seven nights exploring the Norwegian fjords or Spain, Portugal, France, and more, the adventures vacationers can choose from run the gamut.
Destination highlights include Copenhagen, Denmark; the Canary Islands and Bilbao, Spain; Lisbon and the Azores Islands, Portugal; Paris (Le Havre), and Oslo and Haugesund, Norway.
Between the iconic landscapes, landmarks, history, and cultures, travellers can enjoy the lineup of amplified experiences on board, including The Perfect Storm racing waterslides, glow-in-the-dark laser tag, the Escape Room: The Observatorium, and poolside eatery Fish & Ships; and favorites across dining, entertainment and nightlife
Voyager of the Seas – From Athens (Piraeus), Barcelona, Ravenna & Rome (Civitavecchia)
On 7-night vacations to the Eastern and Western Mediterranean, adventurers can visit destinations such as Provence (Marseille), France; Sicily and Sardinia, Italy; and Valencia, Spain; and overnights in Istanbul and Santorini.
Onboard, travellers can experience The Perfect Storm racing waterslides to glow-in-the-dark laser tag, to ice skating, dedicated kids and teens spaces, a Vitality Spa & Fitness Center, and restaurants like Giovanni’s Table, Izumi, and Chops Grille.
Explorer of the Seas – From Ravenna
Travellers can set their sights on the Aegean and Adriatic seas on three different 7-night vacations that visit a mix of beaches, mountains and crystal-clear waters across destinations like Dubrovnik and Split, Croatia; Athens (Piraeus) and Argostoli, Greece; and Kotor, Montenegro.
On board, vacationers can enjoy the rock climbing wall, ice-skating rink, dedicated spaces for kids and teens, the adults-only Solarium pool, and more.
When it comes to dining, the flavours range from prime cuts at American steakhouse Chops Grille, to sushi and sashimi at Izumi and family-style Italian classics at Giovanni’s Table.
Brilliance of the Seas – From Athens (Piraeus)
Adventurers have their choice of two sets of 7-night adventures to Cyprus, Greece, the Greek isles and Turkey.
On board, travellers can take in the views through 3 acres of glass and enjoy a variety of dining, entertainment, nightlife, and more, including the signature rock climbing wall, mini golf, the Vintages wine bar, Giovanni’s Table, Izumi, and the multicourse Chef’s Table.
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