Royal Caribbean has confirmed Independence of the Seas will offer a series of ex-UK cruises out of Southampton in 2025.
The announcement comes as the line reveals its summer 2025 Europe deployment, which will also see Allure of the Seas return to Barcelona for the first time since 2015, offering a range of itineraries to Spain, France and Italy.
Ranging from two- to 12 nights and featuring destinations such as Greece, Croatia, Italy, Portugal, Spain and France, the new sailings opened for bookings on Thursday (9 November).
From Rome, Odyssey of the Seas will offer seven- to 12-night sailings to destinations such as Naples; Ephesus, Turkey; Limassol, Cyprus; and Crete, Mykonos, Rhodes and Santorini, Greece.
Royal Caribbean to deploy Independence in the UK
Independence will sail a series of two- to 12-night trips to Belgium, Spain, Portugal, France, Denmark, the Canary Islands and Norway. Meanwhile, Brilliance of the Seas will sail a range of seven-night itineraries to Cyprus, Greece, the Greek isles and Turkey from Athens.
Out of Athens, Barcelona, Ravenna and Rome, Voyager of the Seas will offer seven-night vacations to the Eastern and Western Mediterranean, while Explorer of the Seas will sail seven-night Aegean and Adriatic itineraries to Dubrovnik and Split, Croatia; Athens (Piraeus) and Argostoli, Greece; and Kotor, Montenegro.
Anthem of the Seas will join Quantum, Radiance and Serenade of the Seas in summer 2025 for a series of Alaska voyages.