New BOGO50 offers 50 percent off second, third and fourth guests on 2016-17 itineraries
MIAMI, March 12, 2015 – Whether climbing La Sagrada Familia’s Nativity Towers for an unbelievable view of
Barcelona, or dog-sledding atop Mendenhall Glacier for a once-in-a lifetime perspective of the Alaskan wilderness,
vacationers will find unforgettable adventures with Royal Caribbean International. The award-winning cruise line
today announced new 2016 Europe vacations, totaling eight of the region’s most innovative cruise ships that will
sail from six European homeports and call at 80 intriguing destinations in 27 countries throughout the
Mediterranean, Canary Islands, Scandinavia and the Baltic. Four of the Europe ships will be new to the region,
and Royal Caribbean’s most-anticipated, third Oasis-class ship, Harmony of the Seas, will sail its inaugural
season from Barcelona, while Independence of the Seas returns to Southampton as the U.K.’s largest and most
favorite cruise ship. Perfect for family travel in Alaska, Explorer of the Seas will make history as the largest cruise
ship to ever sail the region, and join Radiance of the Seas for the cruise line’s 27th consecutive season in the
Great Frontier. Royal Caribbean’s 2016 Europe itineraries will open for booking starting March 19, 2015, and
2016 Alaska will open on March 26.
As part of all the new deployment openings, Royal Caribbean is announcing a new early booking
BOGO50 offer. Vacationers can save 50 percent on the cruise fare of a second guest in the same stateroom
with a full-fare guest, when making a new booking aboard sailings departing on or after May 15, 2015. Vacationers
also can enjoy additional 50 percent savings on the fare of a third and fourth guest on nearly all 2016-17
itineraries, including the recently opened 2016-17 Caribbean itineraries. Additionally, guests can take advantage
of the offer’s buy-one-get-one-half-off the second Premium Beverage Package by noting promo code ‘BOGOBEV,’
and complete their new booking with 50 percent reduced deposits. For more information about BOGO50, please
BOGO50 is valid for new bookings, made between March 11 and April 30, 2015, in Oceanview and
higher-category staterooms on five-night or longer itineraries. The offer does not include bookings on Quantum
of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas, Ovation of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas, and trans-Atlantic, trans-Pacific,
and China sailings.
New Oasis-class Vacations from Barcelona
- After its delivery in May 2016, the world’s largest and most innovative cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, will
homeport at Barcelona and sail a round-trip, seven-night Western Mediterranean itinerary. Vacationers also can
embark Harmony of the Seas at Rome (Civitavecchia), but guests must sail round-trip for seven nights.
- Brilliance of the Seas also will alternate 12-night Italian Mediterranean and Greek & Italian Mediterranean
British and Scandinavian Cruises
- The U.K. welcomes back Independence of the Seas in summer 2016. The ship will sail mostly 10- to 14-night
Mediterranean or Canary Island cruises from Southampton, while Navigator of the Seas will offer British
vacationers a wide range of new six- to 14-night Norwegian Fjords, Baltic, Mediterranean or Canary Island
- Serenade of the Seas will sail seven-night Norwegian Fjords and seven- to 13-night Scandinavia and Russia
itineraries, round-trip from Copenhagen, Denmark, in early summer and August, and from Stockholm, Sweden,
in June and July.
Italy and Greece Adventures from Venice and Rome
- Jewel of the Seas will alternate brand new 10-night Greece & Adriatic and 11-night Greece, Turkey & Croatia
itineraries from Venice, while Vision of the Seas will alternate seven-night Greek Isles and Greek Isles & Turkey
cruises. Jewel of the Seas will double the cruise line’s capacity at this unique, iconic and most desirable
- Rhapsody of the Seas will homeport at Rome (Civitavecchia) and sail nine-night Greek Isles cruises in early
summer and autumn months. From late June through August, the ship will alternate seven-night Greek Isles
and Greek & Turkey cruises.
Royal Caribbean’s 27th Alaska Season
- Explorer of the Seas will be unmatched in onboard amenities when the ship debuts in Alaskan waters. Guests
on the ship’s seven-night round-trip itineraries from Seattle, Wash., will sail up Tracy Arm Fjords for an
incomparable view of Sawyer Glacier. In September, the ship will sail three Pacific Coastal cruises, seven
nights in duration, which feature an overnight in San Francisco, Calif.
- For its part, Radiance of the Seas will alternate seven-night northbound and southbound Alaska cruises
between Vancouver, B.C., and Seward. On these itineraries, guests will venture into Disenchantment Bay
for a close-up view of Hubbard Glacier.
Vacationers also can choose a wide range of trans-Atlantic cruises, which bookend each ship’s 2016
Europe season and combine Europe and the Caribbean on 13- to 16-night itineraries aboard the aforementioned
ships. For their part, Explorer of the Seas and Radiance of the Seas will reposition to Australia, via Hawaii.
Royal Caribbean International is an award-winning global cruise brand with a 45-year legacy of innovation
and introducing industry “firsts” never before seen at sea. The cruise line features an expansive and unmatched
array of features and amenities only found on Royal Caribbean including, jaw-dropping, Broadway-style
entertainment and industry-acclaimed programming that appeals to families and adventurous vacationers alike.
Onboard, guests are catered to with the cruise line’s world-renowned friendly and engaging Gold Anchor
Service by every staff and crew member. Royal Caribbean has been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 12
consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards and “Top Large-Ship Cruise Line for Families”
in Travel + Leisure’s 2013 and 2014 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey.
Owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE/OSE: RCL), the cruise line sails 22 of the world’s
most innovative cruise ships to the most popular destinations in Bermuda and the Caribbean, Europe, Canada
and New England, Alaska, South America, Asia, and Australia and New Zealand. Media can stay up-to-date
by following @RoyalCaribPR on Twitter, and visiting RoyalCaribbeanPressCenter.com. For additional
information or to make reservations, vacationers should call their travel agent; visit RoyalCaribbean.com;
or call (800) ROYAL-CARIBBEAN.