With Royal Caribbean International’s new selection of European cruises for 2025, summers in Europe will be filled with six times as many unforgettable memories. Families and groups of friends may set sail from five convenient ports on one of six exciting ships, including the famous Allure of the Seas in Barcelona, Spain, for the first time since 2015, as well as the Odyssey, Independence, Explorer, Voyager, and Brilliance of the Seas. Members of Royal Caribbean’s Crown & Anchor Society loyalty programme can start making bookings on the company’s website now for summer 2025 European cruises. These trips, which range from two to twelve nights, will visit must-see destinations like Greece, Croatia, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and France.
This summer, Royal Caribbean guests setting sail from Athens (Piraeus), Greece; Barcelona; Ravenna and Rome (Civitavecchia); or Southampton, England, have a world of experiences and memories in store. Mykonos, Rhodes, and Santorini in Greece; Florence (La Spezia), Italy; Nice (Villefranche), France; and Dubrovnik, Croatia; Madeira, Portugal; and the Norwegian fjords are just a few of the stunning spots featured in this action-packed lineup. There is a holiday in Europe for everyone, from weekend excursions to extended travels throughout the continent.
All six ships in the fleet provide a unique selection of activities and relaxation options that are sure to become lasting vacation memories. Highlights include Allure’s 30-plus ways to dine and drink in seven neighbourhoods, twin FlowRider surf simulators and entertainment across air, ice, water and theatre, along with Odyssey’s RipCord by iFly skydiving experience, North Star – the all-glass observation capsule that goes as high as 300 feet above the ocean – and flavours that range from sushi to Italian. And it’s adventures like The Perfect Storm waterslides, mini golf and more that make Independence and Voyager favourites, among additional highlights on Explorer and Brilliance.
Europe Summer 2025 Highlights
- Allure of the Seas – From Barcelona & Rome (Civitavecchia)
For seven nights, vacationers will visit idyllic destinations in Spain, France and Italy, like Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Florence (La Spezia) and Naples, Italy; and Provence (Marseille), France. Landmarks like the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the vibrant culture in Mallorca and the famed Neapolitan pizza in Naples await, and in between the adventures on land are those on board. With the return of Allure, the unmatched lineup of game-changing Oasis Class experiences across signature neighbourhoods is back. The highlights range from twin rock-climbing walls and FlowRider surf simulators to a nine-story-high zip line, restaurants that serve up sushi, hibachi, Italian dishes and American steakhouse classics; theatrical hit – “Mamma Mia!” – and original shows that span air, ice, water and theatre.
- Odyssey of the Seas – From Rome (Civitavecchia)
The 7- to 12-night adventures are set to visit destinations like Naples; Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey; Limassol, Cyprus; and Crete, Mykonos, Rhodes and Santorini, Greece. Breathtaking sights are in store, from the iconic white buildings of Santorini to UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Pompeii, Italy, and Odyssey will be the first of its kind to overnight in Istanbul as part of a unique 10-night vacation. The thrills continue on board with a combination of experiences for all ages, including a vibrant resort-style pool deck; North Star, the highest viewing deck on a cruise ship; skydiving at RipCord by iFly; SeaPlex, the largest indoor and outdoor activity complex at sea, with bumper cars, laser tag, an arcade and more; and 20-plus restaurants, bars and lounges like Teppanyaki, imaginative cuisine at Wonderland, and tropical vibes poolside at The Lime & Coconut bar.
- Independence of the Seas – From Southampton
The U.K.’s favourite getaway is back in town after six years with a series of 2- to 12-night vacations. From short escapes to the culture-rich city of Bruges (Zeebrugge), Belgium, to seven nights exploring the Norwegian fjords and Spain, Portugal, France and more, the adventures vacationers can choose from run the gamut. Destination highlights include Copenhagen, Denmark; the Canary Islands and Bilbao, Spain; Lisbon and the Azores Islands, Portugal; Paris (Le Havre); and Oslo and Haugesund, Norway. Between the iconic landscapes, landmarks, history and cultures, travellers can enjoy the lineup of amplified experiences on board, including The Perfect Storm racing waterslides, glow-in-the-dark laser tag, the Escape Room: The Observatorium and poolside eatery Fish & Ships, and favourites across dining, entertainment and nightlife.
- Voyager of the Seas–From Athens (Piraeus), Barcelona, Ravenna & Rome (Civitavecchia)
On 7-night vacations to the Eastern and Western Mediterranean, adventurers can visit destinations such as Provence (Marseille), France; Sicily and Sardinia, Italy; and Valencia, Spain; and overnights in the vibrant locales of Istanbul and Santorini. Memory-making at the popular Marinieres Beach in Nice (Villefranche) and enjoying gelato in the old town of Dubrovnik is matched by the lineup of amplified adventures on board. Everything is on deck, from The Perfect Storm racing waterslides to glow-in-the-dark laser tag, to ice skating, dedicated kids and teens spaces, a Vitality Spa & Fitness Center, and restaurants like Giovanni’s Table, Izumi and Chops Grille.
- Explorer of the Seas–From Ravenna
Travellers can set their sights on the Aegean and Adriatic seas on three different 7-night vacations that visit a mix of idyllic beaches, forest-clad mountains, and crystal-clear waters across destinations like Dubrovnik and Split, Croatia; Athens (Piraeus) and Argostoli, Greece; and Kotor, Montenegro. From one locale to the next, vacationers can go all in on thrill or kick back on board at the rock-climbing wall, ice-skating rink, dedicated spaces for kids and teens, the adults-only Solarium pool and more. When it comes to bites, the flavours range from prime cuts at American Steakhouse Chops Grille to sushi and sashimi at Izumi and family-style Italian classics at Giovanni’s Table.
- Brilliance of the Seas–From Athens (Piraeus)
Adventurers have their choice of two sets of 7-night adventures to Cyprus, Greece, the Green Isle and Turkey. They can immerse themselves in ancient history at the likes of the 15th-century castle in Bodrum, Turkey, taste local delicacies at Limassol Marina in Limassol, sip cocktails while overlooking the iconic blue domes of Mykonos and more – even enjoy overnights in Istanbul. On board, travellers can take in breathtaking views through 3 acres of glass and make memories across a variety of dining, entertainment, nightlife and more, including the signature rock-climbing wall, mini golf, the Vintages wine bar, Giovanni’s Table, Izumi, and the multicourse Chef’s Table.