In a bold move, Royal Caribbean Cruises is launching a world cruise, sailing in September from Miami to Barcelona, Italy, returning to the Mediterranean every other year, plus five other cities in Europe.
Royal Caribbean’s new offerings include a 16-night European itinerary: London, Barcelona, Rome, Venice, Venice, France, and Copenhagen. They’ll also offer seven-night itineraries departing from PortMiami to Barcelona, Paris, Nice, Barcelona, Rome, and Venice.
As part of the offering, Royal Caribbean is also launching the Oasis of the Seas, the largest cruise ship in the world, and its sister ship Harmony of the Seas in the coming months, adding 4,100 more guests per ship, while costing less than the previous ships in the fleet.
On this October 31, Royal Caribbean will offer Oasis of the Seas to 145.9 million passengers worldwide through 2024.
In February, Royal Caribbean announced a new three-day Asian destination on the Oasis of the Seas, Shanghai, and in March, it announced eight-day, nine-night Baltic itineraries from PortMiami, including stops in Amsterdam, Dover, Dresden, Istanbul, and Reykjavik.
While this announcement may be a potential letdown to Europe-loving non-U.S. tourists, they should still remember that in the summer of 2019, the Oasis of the Seas and Harmony of the Seas will also sail from Baltimore, New York, and San Francisco to Berlin and Amsterdam, respectively.