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
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.
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
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.