Oasis to sail across the pond ...
Oasis of the Seas which has been home-ported in Fort Lauderdale, FL since December, 2009 will make a trip over to Europe for routine maintenance.
Before going into drydock, it will take advantage of the opportunity and offer several cruises to those wishing to cross the Atlantic and those already in Europe or wanting to sail from Barcelona or the UK.
We have just received word that the world's largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas, will make its debut call in Southampton in October 2014. The cruises announced will go on sale in April this year.
- Depart Ft. Lauderdale, FL on a 12-night eastbound transatlantic cruise to Barcelona September 1, 2014
- Two five-night round-trip Barcelona, Spain cruises
- Seven-night sailing to Rotterdam.
- Two week dry dock in the Netherlands
- Depart Rotterdam on October 14, 2014 calling in Southampton
- Depart Southampton October 15, 2014 for Ft. Lauderdale on a transatlantic crossing
Jo Rzymowska, associate vice president and general manager, Royal Caribbean International, U.K. and Ireland, said: "Oasis of the Seas sailing from Southampton is going to be the hottest ticket in town. Bringing the world's largest and most innovative cruise ship to Europe, and specifically the U.K. and Southampton, is testament to how much the cruise industry has grown.
"When Oasis of the Seas was launched, the ship was a real game-changer for the cruise industry and it continues to be one of the most innovative holiday resorts in the world. Royal Caribbean International is proud to have a long heritage of ships calling in and based from Southampton and we're very excited to add Oasis of the Seas to this.”
Oasis of the Seas is the largest passenger ship in the world alongside its sister Allure of the Seas. Both ships sail alternating Eastern and Western Caribbean 7-night voyages year round out of Ft. Lauderdale.