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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Royal Caribbean Announces Liberty Of The Seas, Navigator Of The Seas And Serenade Of The Seas To Sail European Waters In 2013

Royal Caribbean International has announced that Liberty of the Seas, Navigator of the Seas and Serenade of the Seas will join Independence of the Seas and Adventure of the Seas in 2013, to offer the culture, history, delectable food and hard-to-resist retail opportunities that Europe has to offer. This latest deployment opening offers 121 sailings on 25 itineraries, calling at 30 beautiful ports. Royal Caribbean's 2013 Europe cruise offerings already feature five of the world's largest and most innovative cruise ships, sailing to the must-see destinations that make an exciting and enriching Europe holiday. Royal Caribbean's 2013 Europe cruises and Cruisetours are open for booking, with additional deployments in the region to be announced later in the month.

"Royal Caribbean is the perfect choice for couples and families to experience and share all the wonders, flavours and colours of Europe," said Betsy O'Rourke, senior vice president of Marketing for Royal Caribbean International. "Coupled with our renowned friendly and engaging Gold Anchor Service from every member of staff and crew, these ships offer holiday makers features and facilities that other operators do not, such as the DreamWorks Experience aboard Liberty of the Seas, a real ice-skating rink featuring breathtaking shows aboard Navigator of the Seas, and even self-levelling pool tables aboard Serenade of the Seas. In fact, Royal Caribbean will be the only cruise line in Europe to feature Madagascar 3 in 3-D aboard Liberty of the Seas, making it the perfect option for families."

Sailing roundtrips from her homeport of Barcelona from April to October 2013, Liberty of the Seas will offer:

A series of five-night, Western Mediterranean cruises with calls in France and Italy.
Seven-night Western Mediterranean itineraries, departing every Sunday, which call at exciting ports on the French and Italian rivieras, including Provence (Toulon) and Nice (Villefranche), France; and Italy's Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Rome (Civitavecchia), and Naples.
Guests can also choose to embark on a seven-night cruise aboard Liberty of the Seas at Provence (Toulon) or Naples. Called interporting, the option offers cruisers the flexibility of boarding at a secondary embarkation port.

Navigator of the Seas will sail seven-night roundtrip itineraries from Rome. Ports of call include:

Sicily (Messina), Italy; Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey; and Athens (Pireus) and Chania (Souda), Crete, in Greece.
Guests can also choose to embark their seven-night Eastern Mediterranean cruise roundtrip from Sicily.
Sailing roundtrips from Barcelona, Serenade of the Seas' 2013 European itineraries include:

12-night Mediterranean Greek Isle cruises featuring calls in Cannes, France; Italian cities of Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Rome (Civitavecchia), and Naples (Salerno); Greek ports of Athens (Piraeus) and Santorini; and Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey.
 12-night Mediterranean Venice itineraries featuring an overnight call in Venice, as well as calls in Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Rome (Civitavecchia), Naples, and Ravenna, Italy, and a call at Cannes, France, or Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Lead fares and itineraries for the 2013 European season are as followed:

Navigator of the Seas – Prices for a 7-nights Eastern Mediterranean cruise sailing on 8 September 2013 start from $865 per person, with calls at Sicily (Messina), Italy; Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey; and Athens (Pireus) and Chania (Souda), Crete, in Greece.

Liberty of the Seas – A 7-night Western Mediterranean cruise sailing on 22 September 2013, starts from $1035 per person, which call at exciting ports on the French and Italian rivieras.

Serenade of the Seas – Fares for a 12-night Mediterranean Venice cruise sailing on 22 October 2013 start from $1315 per person, including an overnight call in Venice.

Prices are per person in Australian dollars based on twin occupancy and include taxes, fees (which are subject to change) and onboard gratuities.  

As the only ship in Europe to offer the DreamWorks Experience, as well as featuring the first-run Madagascar 3 in 3-D, Liberty of the Seas will also delight guests with onboard entertainment featuring the lovable and irreverent characters from DreamWorks Animation's popular films. Shrek and Fiona, Alex the lion, Po the Dragon Warrior and many more characters join in daily to greet guests, offer photo opportunities and lead themed-activities with kids and the young-at-heart. Guests can also catch a DreamWorks Animation's films in 3-D thanks to Liberty of the Seas' onboard 3-D cinema.

Royal Caribbean International also offers a range of Cruisetour options so guests can      experience the not-to-be-missed destinations that lie inland in Spain and Italy. Royal Caribbean Cruisetours combine a cruise aboard one of their innovative ships with a land tour itinerary. Royal Caribbean Cruisetours are escorted by regional Adventure Specialists who take guests to the best attractions to see and the right places to eat so they can get the most of their Europe holiday. Guests stay in premium hotels and enjoy a stress-free experience where Royal Caribbean makes all the arrangements including transportation, activities and select meals. Guests can choose a five-night Venice, Florence & Rome Cruisetour, which features tours of the must-see attractions in the three cities followed by a sailing aboard Navigator of the Seas, or a four-night Madrid & Barcelona Cruisetour, which is coupled with a sailing aboard Serenade of the Seas.

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