Royal Caribbean International today announced 2014 Scandinavia and Baltic cruises from Hamburg, Germany, on board Legend of the Seas, one of nine Royal Caribbean ships to sail European waters in 2014. The cruise line also announced new 2014 Europe cruisetours, which combine a cruise with an exclusive land tour programme that explores some of Europe’s most vibrant cities and interior regions such as Madrid, Florence and Rome. With the most innovative cruise ships in the region, the cruise line offers families and adventurers a wide selection of exciting European destinations, signature entertainment and innovative onboard facilities, exclusive to Royal Caribbean.
Legend of the Seas’ 2014 Scandinavia and Baltic cruises from Hamburg will open for sale on 11 April, 2013, and the 2014 Europe cruisetours are available for booking immediately.
“There is no better way for families and adventurous holidaymakers to experience Europe than with Royal Caribbean,” said Lisa Bauer, executive vice president of Global Sales and Marketing for Royal Caribbean International. “Whether it’s aboard our world’s most innovative and award-winning ships or on one of our fascinating cruisetours, holidaymakers will be WOW’ed by a European experience that can only be found with Royal Caribbean. Most of our ships have been recently revitalized and offer guests our newest exciting entertainment and the most contemporary onboard amenities, which together make for a most unforgettable European holiday.”
Legend of the Seas is the latest ship in the cruise line’s fleet to undergo extensive refurbishment and now offers guests more dining options as well as exciting entertainment and innovative amenities. All staterooms and bathrooms have been completely refreshed and a new Family Suite has been added to provide families with more room for the whole clan. Legend of the Seas’ guests can now enjoy eight restaurants, including the new Chops Grille, Izumi Asian Cuisine, Park Café, and the exclusive Chef’s Table experience for 16 guests. Furthermore, in addition to Broadway-style musical revues in the main theatre, guests also will be wowed by the new aerial-acrobatic entertainment spectacular, which spans throughout the four-story Centrum.
Through the cruise line’s ongoing fleetwide refurbishment programme, most ships now feature some of the top concepts that were introduced on board the ground-breaking Oasis-class ships, such as new digital signage, bow-to-stern Wi-Fi service, flat-panel televisions in every stateroom, an oversized LCD movie screen overlooking the main pool, Concierge and Diamond Lounges for suite and Crown & Anchor Society member guests, and the Royal Babies and Tots Nursery for guests six to 36 months old.
For the 2014 Hamburg sailings, Legend of the Seas will reposition from Stockholm to Hamburg on July 27, 2014, sailing an intriguing 14-night itinerary throughout the Baltic Sea that features a three-day call at St. Petersburg, Russia; a maiden call for the cruise line at Fredericia, Denmark; and a return to Klaipeda, Lithuania – last visited in 2008. Throughout August 2014, Legend of the Seas will sail every Sunday on a seven-night, roundtrip itinerary from Hamburg, calling at Oslo, Stavanger, Geiranger and Ǻlesund, before departing on September 7 for a 16-night transatlantic sailing to Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, New Jersey. Guests will also have the opportunity to embark in Oslo for the seven-night, roundtrip Norway itinerary, or for the ship’s transatlantic crossing. Legend of the Seas will be joined by Oasis of the Seas, Liberty of the Seas, and Independence of the Seas Adventure of the Seas, Navigator of the Seas, Serenade of the Seas, Brilliance of the Seas, and Splendour of the Seas in European waters in 2014.
Guests can choose from four Royal Caribbean cruisetours across five ships, which comprise three- to five-night land programmes offering great value exploration of the many inland metropolises and attractions, as well as the coastal ones. Royal Caribbean takes care of all the planning for immersive European land tours, each featuring expert Adventure Specialists who act as guides, historians and concierges; carefully selected accommodation in the heart of each incredible city; premium baggage handling service throughout; transfers between cities, airport and ship; and built-in free time for guests to create their own one-of-a-kind adventures.
Two Royal Caribbean cruisetour programmes combine a Mediterranean cruise on board Serenade of the Seas or Splendour of the Seas with either a four-night Madrid & Barcelona or a three-night Italian Lakes, Como & Venice land tour. On the latter itinerary, guests spend two nights in Como and visit the picturesque Italian town of Bellagio. Another immersive Italian cruisetour combines a Navigator of the Seas sailing with a five-night itinerary that includes all the must-see attractions of Venice, Florence & Rome. Furthermore, the Paris & London cruisetour combines a sailing on board Adventure of the Seas or Brilliance of the Seas with a four-night itinerary that showcases Paris and London’s top, iconic landmarks.
Royal Caribbean International is a global cruise brand with 21 innovative ships, calling on more than 270 destinations in 72 countries across six continents. The cruise line also offers unique cruisetour land packages in Alaska, Canada, Europe, and Australia and New Zealand. Royal Caribbean provides a world-class holiday experience with a wide range of signature on board amenities, entertainment, and an award-winning family programme.