Royal Caribbean International said its third Oasis-class ship, Harmony of the Seas, will initially sail from Barcelona after it is delivered in May 2016.

The 5,200-passenger ship will offer seven-day cruises roundtrip from Barcelona. Guests can also board in Civitavecchia, Italy, but must complete a seven-day cruise. In the fall, Harmony will reposition to Fort Lauderdale to take the spot held since 2009 by Oasis of the Seas, which will be moving to Port Canaveral.

Royal Caribbean said it will station eight ships in Europe in the summer of 2016, including four that are new to the region. In Barcelona, in addition to Harmony, Royal Caribbean will homeport Brilliance of the Seas to do 12-day vacations.

Elsewhere in the Med, Jewel of the Seas will sail from Venice on alternating 10-day Greece & Adriatic itineraries and 11-day Greece, Turkey and Croatia trips, while Vision of the Seas will sail seven-day cruises from Venice to Greece and Turkey. From Civitavecchia, Rhapsody of the seas will offer nine-day Greek isles cruises in the early and late summer, and seven-day Greek isles and Greece & Turkey cruises during the peak summer months.

The cruise line's lineup in Scandinavia and the British Isles brings Independence of the Seas back to Southampton for 14-dayt Med or Canary Island cruises. Navigator of the Seas will offer new six- to 14-day Norwegian fjords, Baltic, Med or Canary Island itineraries.

Serenade of the Seas will sail seven-day fjord and 7- to 13-day Scandinavia and Russia itineraries roundtrip from Copenhagen in early summer and August, and from Stockholm in June and July. 


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