Royal Caribbean International will reduce its ships deployed in Europe next year to eight, down from 12 in 2012.
This year, the cruise line will operate nine of its 22 vessels on the Continent; 2014's one ship reduction will be the Vision of the Seas, which will operate in Northern Europe this year but not next. Royal Caribbean has not yet announced the vessel's 2014 deployment.
In Europe next year will be the Liberty of the Seas, the Navigator of the Seas, the Serenade of the Seas and the Splendour of the Seas in the Mediterranean, and the Independence of the Seas, the Adventure of the Seas, the Brilliance of the Seas and the Legend of the Seas in Northern Europe.
Next year's Northern Europe cruises opened for booking this week; the line's Mediterranean cruises go on sale March 28. Follow Johanna Jainchill on Twitter @jjainchilltw.