Royal Caribbean has unveiled a host of new European itineraries in 2025 to suit every type of traveller.
Onboard six of its sparkling ships sailing from five popular destinations, guests can look forward to action-packed European adventures, ranging from two to 12 nights. The exciting new sailings feature bucket-list destinations, including Greece, Croatia, Italy, Portugal, Spain and France.
Spanning picturesque coasts and cities of the Mediterranean, sailings will call at a selection of stunning ports, including: Mykonos, Rhodes; Santorini, Greece; Florence (La Spezia), Italy; Nice (Villefranche), France; and the awe-inspiring landscapes of Dubrovnik, Croatia; Madeira, Portugal; plus the Norwegian fjords.
Europe Summer 2025 Highlights
Allure of the Seas- From Barcelona & Rome (Civitavecchia)
Onboard Allure of the Seas‘ seven-night itineraries, guests will visit idyllic destinations in Spain, France, and Italy: including Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Florence (La Spezia) and Naples, Italy; and Provence (Marseille), France.
Those onboard can expect to witness iconic landmarks and experiences , such as the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the vibrant culture of Mallorca, and the famous Neapolitan pizza in Naples. In between these adventures on land, onboard Allure of the Seas, highlights of this Oasis Class ship feature twin rock climbing walls, FlowRider surf simulators, a nine-story-high zip line global restaurants, and original shows spanning air, ice, water and theatre.
Odyssey of the Seas- From Rome (Civitavecchia)
The seven- to 12-night sailings onboard Odyssey of the Seas are set to visit destinations, such as Naples; Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey; Limassol, Cyprus; and Crete, Mykonos, Rhodes and Santorini, Greece. From the iconic whitewashed buildings of Santorini, to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii, Italy, breathtaking sites are in store. The ship will also be the first of its kind to dock overnight in Istanbul, as part of a unique 10-night sailing.
Onboard Odyssey of the Seas, the thrills continue with experiences for all ages! Whether this is the vibrant resort-style pool deck, the North Star viewing deck, skydiving at RipCord by IFly, or SeaPlex (the largest indoor/outdoor activity complex at sea), there is no shortage of entertainment onboard.
Independence of the Seas- From Southampton
After six years, this fan-favourite is back with a series of 2- to 12-night cruise holidays. 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 possibilities for adventure are endless.
Destination highlights for Independence of the Seas sailings include: Copenhagen, Denmark; the Canary Islands and Bilbao, Spain; Lisbon and the Azores Islands, Portugal; Paris (Le Havre); plus Oslo and Haugesund, Norway. Meanwhile, onboard, guests can enjoy amplified experience, such as The Perfect Storm racing waterslides, laser-tag, an escape room, and popular poolside eatery- Fish & Ships.
Voyager of the Seas- From Athens (Piraeus), Barcelona, Ravenna & Rome (Civitavecchia)
On Voyager of the Seas’ 7-night sailings to the Mediterranean, adventurers can visit destinations such as Provence (Marseille), France; Sicily and Sardinia, Italy; and Valencia, Spain. Additionally, selected itineraries will feature overnights in the vibrant locations of Istanbul and Santorini.
While sailing from port to port, guests onboard the ship can enjoy a plethora of activities and entertainment, such as: The Perfect Storm racing waterslides; laser-tag; ice skating; dedicated kids and teens spaces; a Vitality Spa & Fitness Centre; plus global restaurants like Giovanni’s Table, Izumi, and Chops Grille.
Explorer of the Seas- From Ravenna
Guests can witness stunning views of the Aegean and Adriatic seas on three different 7-night sailings, visiting a mix of idyllic beaches, forest-clad mountains and crystal-clear waters across destinations, including Dubrovnik and Split, Croatia; Athens (Piraeus) and Argostoli, Greece; and Kotor, Montenegro.
Back onboard Explorer of the Seas, guests can go all in with the rock climbing wall, ice-skating rink, dedicated kids spaces, adults-only Solarium pool and more. To satisfy cravings after long days of adventures, 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 sailing onboard Brilliance of the Seas can choose from two sets of 7-night itineraries to Cyprus, Greece, the Greek isles and Turkey. Guests will be able to immerse themselves in ancient history at the likes of the 15th-century castle in Bodrum, Turkey, taste local delicacies at Limassol Marina in Limassol, sip cocktails while overlooking the iconic blue domes of Mykonos and more – even overnight calls in Istanbul!
On the ship itself, guests can take in sensational views through 3 acres of glass and make memories across a range 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.// END - About the Author ?>