Royal Caribbean Unveils European Vacations

Vacations for Every Type of Adventurer on Six Ships, Including the Returning Allure of the Seas

Summers in Europe will make for six times the memories as Royal Caribbean International rolls out a new lineup of European vacations for 2025. Families and friends can set their sights on adventure with six action-packed ships sailing from five popular destinations, including Allure of the Seasin Barcelona, Spain, for the first time since 2015 and fan favorites OdysseyIndependenceExplorerVoyager and Brilliance of the Seas. Ranging from two to 12 nights and featuring bucket-list locales such as GreeceCroatiaItaly, PortugalSpain and France, the new summer 2025 European vacations open for bookings on Royal Caribbean’s website today for Crown & Anchor Society loyalty members – ahead of the official opening on Thursday, Nov. 9.     

European Vacations

Whether starting from Athens (Piraeus), GreeceBarcelonaRavenna and Rome (Civitavecchia)Italy; or SouthamptonEngland, with Royal Caribbean, vacationers have a summer of possibilities and memories in store. The adventure-packed lineup spans the picturesque coasts and cities in the Mediterranean, including Mykonos, Rhodes and Santorini, GreeceFlorence (La Spezia), Italy; and Nice (Villefranche), France, and the awe-inspiring landscapes of Dubrovnik, CroatiaMadeira, Portugal; and the Norwegian fjords. Between short getaways and longer adventures, there are ways to explore and discover Europe for everyone.

The memory making extends to the cruise line’s 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 waterslidesmini 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 willvisit idyllic destinations in Spain, France and Italy, like Palma de Mallorca, SpainFlorence (La Spezia) and Naples, Italy;and Provence (Marseille), France. Landmarks like the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the vibrant culture in Mallorca and the famed Neapolitan pizza in Naples await, and in between the adventures on land are those on board. 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 sushihibachiItalian 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. Breathtaking sights are in store, from the iconic white buildings of Santorinito UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Pompeii, Italy, and Odyssey will be the first of its kind to overnight in Istanbul, as part of a unique 10-night vacation. The thrills continue on board with acombination of experiences for all ages, including a vibrant resort-style pool deckNorth 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 carslaser 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 SeasFrom Southampton
    The U.K.’s favorite 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, Denmarkthe Canary Islands and Bilbao, SpainLisbon andthe Azores Islands, PortugalParis (Le Havre), and Oslo andHaugesund, Norway. Between the iconic landscapes, landmarks, history and cultures, travelers 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 andpoolside 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 the vibrant locales of Istanbul and Santorini. Memory making at the popular Marinieres Beach in Nice (Villefranche) and while enjoying gelato in the old town of Dubrovnik are matched by the lineup of amplified adventures on board. Everything is on deck, from The Perfect Storm racing waterslides to glow-in-the-dark laser tag, to ice skatingdedicated kids and teens spaces, a Vitality Spa & Fitness Center, and restaurants like Giovanni’s TableIzumi and Chops Grille.
  • Explorer of the Seas – From Ravenna
    Travelers can set their sights on the Aegean and Adriatic seas on three different 7-night vacations that visit a mix of the idyllic beaches, forest-clad mountains and crystal-clear waters across destinations like Dubrovnik and Split, Croatia; Athens (Piraeus) and Argostoli, Greece; and Kotor, Montenegro. From one locale to the next, vacationers can go all in on thrill or kick back on board at the rock climbing wallice-skating rinkdedicated spaces for kids and teens, the adults-only Solarium pool and more. And when it comes to bites, the flavors range from prime cuts at American steakhouse Chops Grille, tosushi 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. They can 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 enjoy overnights in Istanbul. On board, travelers can take in breathtaking views through 3 acres of glass and make memories across a variety of dining, entertainment, nightlife and more, including the signature rock climbing wall, mini golf, the Vintages wine bar, Giovanni’s TableIzumi and the multicourse Chef’s Table. 

For additional information or to make reservations, vacationers can call their travel advisor; visit RoyalCaribbean.com; or call (800) ROYAL-CARIBBEAN.

John Shallo
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John Shallo is the founder and editor of Cruise Addicts. Since 1999 it has been a leading destination for cruise travelers and self professed Cruise Addicts looking for the latest news, ship reviews and travel tips.

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