Royal Caribbean Announces Allure Will Be Homeported in Barcelona for Summer 2015


Cruisers rejoice!  Royal Caribbean’s largest ship Allure of the Seas will be sailing to new, fascinating Mediterranean destinations in 2015.

Allure of the Seas

The largest, and one of the best ships on the water, Allure offers an extensive array of onboard amenities contained in seven themed neighborhoods, such as an 82 foot-long zip line, a handcrafted carousel, the Rising Tide elevating bar, a fully-licensed Broadway musical, the high-diving Aqua theater, and Central Park with more than 12,000 live trees and plants.

For the last 4 years Allure has been sailing the Caribbean exclusively.  Vacationers who have loved sailing onboard the majestic ship will love that they will soon be able to see Europe in style!

Starting May 24, 2015, Allure of the Seas will sail every Sunday from Barcelona and sail a seven-night itinerary, calling at Palma De Mallorca, Spain; Provence (Marseilles), France; and Florence/Pisa (La Spezia), Rome (Civitavecchia), and Naples/Capri in Italy. Vacationers can also choose to embark Allure of the Seas for a seven-night sailing, roundtrip from Rome (Civitavecchia).

Barcelona via Airpano
Barcelona via Airpano

In addition, Rhapsody of the Seas will offer three 10- and 11-night Black Sea itineraries from Istanbul, Turkey, and then sail a variety of seven- to 11-night Greek and Turkey itineraries from Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy. Not to be left out, Splendour of the Seas will offer seven-night Greek Isle and Turkey itineraries from Venice, Italy.

Europe will definitely be the place to be if you want to cruise!  On Tuesday Royal also revealed that Anthem of the Seas will offer 19 cruises to the Spanish, French and Italian rivieras, and the Canary Islands on three- to 16-night itineraries, before it repositions in late-October 2015 to the Caribbean.

Quantum:Anthem of the Seas

Royal Caribbean’s Crown & Anchor Society loyalty program members will have the exclusive privilege to book Anthem of the Seas’ Summer 2015 cruises Feb. 26, 2014 and the ship’s winter 2015-16 Caribbean cruises will be open for members starting Mar. 12, 2014. Bookings for the general public on Anthem of the Seas’ summer 2015 Europe cruises and winter 2015-16 Caribbean sailings will be opened on Mar. 3 and 20, 2014, respectively.

Summer 2015 Europe cruises will be available for member bookings on Allure of the Seas’ starting one week earlier on Feb. 12, 2014. Allure of the Seas, Rhapsody of the Seas and Splendour of the Seas’ summer 2015 season will be open to the general public on February 18, 2014.

Rhapsody of the Seas

“Royal Caribbean will be taking vacationers to spectacular Europe destinations and delivering the WOW aboard the world’s most innovative ships in 2015,” said Carol Schuster, senior vice president of Marketing for Royal Caribbean International. “Each Royal Caribbean ship sailing in Europe has already undergone extensive enhancements as part of our fleetwide revitalization program to deliver some of the most popular concepts that debuted on the unmatched Allure of the SeasNo matter which Royal Caribbean ship you choose, every member of our friendly and engaging staff and crew will deliver our signature Gold Anchor Service on an unforgettable Europe vacation.”