Royal Caribbean, who earlier this year added the Adventure of the Seas to the ex-UK ships for 2013, has announced plans for a third ship to sail from the UK in 2013.
The Southampton-based Independence of the Seas will not only be joined by the aforementioned Adventure of the Seas, but also the newly refurbished Brilliance of the Seas will sail from Harwich throughout the summer months. The Radiance class ship is one of the most attractive ships in the fleet, designed to make the most of Alaska, and will visit the Baltic and Northern Europe, offering 11 & 12 night cruises.
Brilliance of the Seas is set for a bit of a facelift before she arrives in the UK as part of Royal Caribbean's Royal Revitalization programme, which has seen them modernise their fleet. Brilliance of the Seas is set to benefit from a brand new, large outdoor cinema screen, a new speciality sushi restaurant, a new steakhouse and a Mexican restaurant. The ship will also boast a traditional English pub and flat screen TVs in all cabins.
The 90,000 tonne Brilliance of the Seas carries 2,112 passengers and will be the smallest ship of the three based in the UK, mean Royal Caribbean will have a 2,100 capacity, a 3,100 capacity and a 4,200 capacity ship sailing from our shores. With the choice of destinations and very different ships sailing from the UK in summer 2013, it has never been a better time to jump onboard a cruise from the UK with Royal Caribbean.
Written by Stephen Adam