Thomson Cruises have revealed their fleet will expand next year with the addition of a Royal Caribbean ship.
Royal Caribbean have confirmed selling Vision-class ship Splendour of the Seas to Thomson Cruises for an undisclosed amount. The 1, 830 passenger ship will leave the Royal Caribbean fleet in April 2016 and transfer to the Thomson Cruises fleet.
This transfer will see the largest ship for the Thomson Cruises fleet and enable the cruise line to offer guests new experiences such as rock climbing, mini-golf and multiple dining venues.
Michael Bayley, CEO of Royal Caribbean International said "Splendour of the Seas has been a treasured member of the Royal Caribbean International family since she entered service. She has offered countless guests memorable vacation experiences and we look forward to continuing to provide the same Gold Anchor Service our brand is known for right up to the last sailing".
Helen Caron, Managing Director for Thomson Cruises added "We’re very excited to be welcoming the ship to our fleet next summer. This is the first step in our fleet modernisation and transformation strategy and will bring an enhanced offering to our customers with more balcony cabins than ever before, a wider choice of suites, an increased number of dining options and extra entertainment and activity facilities. We are confident that our customers will enjoy sailing on the new addition to our fleet."
Thomson Cruises are expecting itineraries to go on sale at the end of this month.