Royal Caribbean adds Nordic destination

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Line adds four Europe ports of call for 2019-20, plus other changes

Royal Caribbean will add four new ports of call in Europe, including one in the Nordics, and send its first Quantum Class ship to Alaska for the 2019-20 season.

The line has just released its 2019-20 deployment plans, which also feature a series of three- and four-day Caribbean cruises from Florida to the Bahamas.

Among the new European ports of call, it says, will be “the world’s best preserved medieval city and UNESCO World Heritage site” of Visby on Gotland, Sweden, as well as Zadar in Croatia, Portofino on the Italian Riviera and Porto in Portugal.

Royal Caribbean will also deploy Oasis of the Seas in Europe for the first time since 2014, when it sails from Barcelona in summer 2019.

New for Alaska
Another big move will see Ovation of the Seas making its US debut in 2019 for the Alaska summer season from Seattle, where it will join Radiance of the Seas on the Alaska route. Alaska itineraries will be available to book from December 11.

Further plans will see Royal Caribbean’s biggest ships – Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas and Symphony of the Seas – all sailing from Florida in 2019 through to April 2020. Oasis will also “undergo a bow-to-stern transformation” before homeporting at Royal Caribbean’s custom-built Terminal A, Port Miami, for autumn and winter 2019-20 seasons.

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