Adventure of the Seas, Serenade of the Seas and Brilliance of the Seas also offer Vacationers Beautiful Destinations throughout Europe in Summer 2015
MIAMI, Feb. 10, 2014 – Royal Caribbean
International today announced that the second ship in the new and most
advanced Quantum class of ships, Anthem of the Seas, will be joined by
Adventure of the Seas and Brilliance of the Seas in the U.K. as part of
an unprecedented 2015 Europe season.
As previously announced in November
2013 at an exclusive event for media and special guests at London’s iconic
Heron Tower, the highly anticipated Anthem of the Seas will homeport at
Southampton, U.K. when it launches in April 2015.
The ship will mark its
inaugural Europe season with 19 cruises to the Spanish, French and Italian
rivieras, and the Canary Islands on three- to 16-night itineraries, and
then reposition in late-October 2015 to Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale,
Fla. and sail five-night short Caribbean, six-night Western Caribbean and
eight-night Eastern Caribbean itineraries through April 2016 for its first
Royal Caribbean’s Crown & Anchor
Society loyalty members will have the exclusive privilege to reserve their
staterooms earlier than the general public on Anthem of the Seas inaugural
year sailings. Anthem of the Seas’ summer 2015 Europe cruises will be
available for member bookings starting Feb. 26, 2014 and the ship’s winter
2015-16 Caribbean cruises will be open for members starting Mar. 12, 2014.
Bookings for the general public on Anthem of the Seas’ summer 2015 Europe
cruises and winter 2015-16 Caribbean sailings will be opened on Mar. 3
and 20, 2014, respectively.
Serenade of the Seas also will join
Anthem of the Seas, Adventure of the Seas and Brilliance of the Seas in
the North Sea in summer 2015, and offer a range of Scandinavia and Russia,
as well as Norwegian Fjords, sailings from Copenhagen, Denmark, and Stockholm,
Sweden. Adventure of the Seas, Brilliance of the Seas and Serenade of the
Seas will open for booking on Feb. 26, 2014.
Adventure of the Seas will sail three-
to 16-night, roundtrip itineraries to Northern Europe, the Mediterranean,
or Madeira, Azores and Canary Islands. The ship also will sail two trans-Atlantic
Ocean Voyages – a 12-night itinerary from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Southampton
on May 3, 2015, and from Southampton to Port Canaveral, Fla. on a 15-night
return itinerary on Oct. 16.
Offering vacationer a second British
port to embark on an unforgettable Royal Caribbean Europe vacation, Brilliance
of the Seas will reposition from Tampa, Fla. to its homeport of Harwich,
England, on a 14-night trans-Atlantic Ocean Voyage on May 4, 2015, and
continue with 12-night roundtrip Scandinavia and Russia sailings from mid-May
through August. A July 29 sailing will take guests on a special 12-night
Norwegian Fjords and Iceland itinerary, featuring an overnight call at
For its part, Serenade of the Seas also
will offer vacationers seven- to 13-night Scandinavia, Russia and Norwegian
Fjord itineraries from May through August. The ship will sail from Copenhagen
from May through June and in the month of August, bookending sailings from
Stockholm from mid-June through July.
Vacationers also can choose four repositioning
cruises on Serenade of the Seas. The April 11, 2015, sailing will take
guests on a 13-night Caribbean itinerary from New Orleans, La., to Boston,
Mass., followed by a 15-night trans-Atlantic Ocean Voyage to Copenhagen
via the North Sea. Finally, a 16-night westbound trans-Atlantic Ocean Voyage
from Copenhagen to Cape Liberty via Iceland will depart on Aug. 30.
Along with its sister-ship Quantum of
the Seas, the 4,180-guest, 167,800 gross tonnage Anthem of the Seas –
both currently under construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg,
Germany – will be a dramatic leap forward for the cruise industry and
introduce more game-changing “firsts at sea” such as a skydiving experience
call RipCord by iFLY (http://bit.ly/1h3lt5f),
and the North Star (http://bit.ly/1c3qiFU),
an engineering marvel featuring a jewel like capsule that extends 300 feet
above the ocean and over the sides of the ship to deliver 360-degree views
Cutting-edge transformative venues include
the largest indoor sports and entertainment complex at sea with bumper
cars, roller skating and more; and the cruise line’s largest and most
advanced staterooms ever. These new, larger staterooms (http://bit.ly/1c3qLrC)
enable innovation in design, storage and comfort including the industry’s
first virtual balconies.
These innovations and advances follow
Royal Caribbean International’s strong tradition of introducing exciting
guest experiences to the cruise line’s ships. Anthem of the Seas and sister-ship
Quantum of the Seas – which will debut in Oct. 2014 and sail out of New
York Harbor from her homeport of Cape Liberty – will be two of the most
architecturally and technologically advanced ships ever built. More information
on Quantum class of ships is available at RoyalCaribbean.com/QuantumoftheSeas.
Media can find more details, images and videos online at http://bit.ly/17Qi6Gs.
Royal Caribbean International is an
award-winning global cruise brand with a 40-year legacy of innovation and
introducing industry firsts never-before-seen at sea. The cruise
line features an expansive and unmatched array of features and amenities
found only on Royal Caribbean including, jaw-dropping, Broadway-style entertainment
and industry-acclaimed programming that appeals to families and adventurous
vacationers alike. Owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE/OSE:
RCL), the cruise line sails 21 of the world’s most innovative cruise ships
to the most popular destinations in the Caribbean, Europe, Alaska, South
America, the Far East, and Australia and New Zealand. World renowned
for its friendly and engaging Gold Anchor Service, delivered by every staff
and crew member, Royal Caribbean has been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall”
for 10 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Reader’s Choice Awards.
For additional information or to make reservations, vacationers should
call their travel agent; visit RoyalCaribbean.com; or call (800) ROYAL-CARIBBEAN.
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