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Friday, May 28, 2010

News: Royal Caribbean Adds Summer 2011 Europe Cruises

Royal Caribbean International announced 47 additional Europe cruises in 2011-12 aboard Splendour of the Seas and Mariner of the Seas. Sailing roundtrip from Venice, Splendour of the Seas will offer a new series of 10- and 11-night Greek Isles and Turkey itineraries. 

Mariner of the Seas will homeport in Civitavecchia, the port for Rome, and offer a variety of Western Mediterranean, Egypt and Holy Land itineraries ranging from six to 13 nights. Royal Caribbean also offers Europe cruise-tours, which combine a voyage aboard either ship with an escorted land tour.

Bookings for these 2011 Europe cruises and cruise-tours are now open. An Italian Lakes and Venice option combines a sailing aboard Splendour of the Seas with a three-night itinerary that explores Italy’s Stresa, on the west shore of Lake Maggiore in Northern Italy. The cruise-tour includes a private boat tour of Lake Como, a walking tour of Piazza San Marco and the Doge’s Palace, and an overnight in Venice. The Venice, Florence and Rome cruise-tour combines a Mariner of the Seas cruise with a five-night land tour. Cruise-tours are escorted by a tour director and include ground transfers, hotel reservations, city tours and some meals.

In Venice, Splendour of the Seas will join Voyager of the Seas from April through November 2011. Splendour will offer alternating 10-night Greek Isles and 11-night Greek Isles and Turkey itineraries, the latter featuring an overnight in Venice at the start of the cruise. Splendour will kick off the season with an eight-night Western Europe itinerary from Lisbon to Venice, departing on April 14, 2011. A seven-night Mediterranean cruise from Venice to Barcelona, departing Nov. 18, 2011, will conclude the ship’s Europe season, followed by a 15-night trans-Atlantic voyage to Sao Paulo, Brazil.

From Civitavecchia, Mariner of the Seas will alternate 11- to 13-night Mediterranean Egypt and Holy Land itineraries, calling at several Greek and Italian ports. The Egypt cruises feature two full-day calls at Alexandria, and the Holy Land cruises offers a full-day each at both Ashdod and Haifa, Israel. Mariner of the Seas also will offer six seven-night Western Mediterranean cruises beginning July 22, followed by a one-time six-night Western Mediterranean cruise, departing Sept. 2, 2011.

Liberty of the Seas and Grandeur of the Seas will sail their maiden Europe seasons from Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca, Spain, respectively. Independence of the Seas will continue its year-round service from Southampton, U.K. Navigator of the Seas, Adventure of the Seas and Brilliance of the Seas will sail a variety of Mediterranean itineraries, while Jewel of the Seas and Vision of the Seas will ply the Baltic and North seas. For more information, call 800-327-2056 or visit

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