The Royal Caribbean International has announced that it will be sending a lesser number of ships to Europe in the upcoming summer.
In a statement, the company revealed that it will be deploying six ships to sail to the region in 2024, which is three less than the current year.
One of the most significant redeployments out of the area was the Rhapsody Of The Seas, which had been sailing for seven, five, and four nights in various countries, such as Greece, Cyprus, and Turkey.
Despite the fact that the deployment in the upcoming year is smaller, the ships that will be sent will be substantially larger.
Moreover, the Royal Caribbean announced that even though the deployment will be reduced by one-third, the number of total berths will only go down by around 14%.
Meanwhile, the CEO of the Royal Caribbean Group, Jason Liberty, stated that in the last Q3 earnings call in the previous month, Europe had shown up strong.
Consequently, the group recorded a double-digit yield surge in the European itineraries of the company in the third quarter of the year.
The CEO went on to add that the company would be keeping deployments consistent with 2023, but those in Europe will be lessened.
On the other hand, a higher number of ships would be sent to the Caribbean because the Royal Caribbean has opened a new beach on the private island that it owns.
In addition, it was also revealed that the cruises of the company will be returning to China as well, for the first time in four years.
Where the ships that will be returning to Europe are concerned, the Allure Of The Seas will be making its trip in 2024 for the first time after 2015.
Consequently, it will be operating week-long cruises from Barcelona and Civitavecchia, Rome.
Moreover, the Odyssey Of The Seas will be sailing for seven to 12 cruises, which will be for full nights, and visit destinations such as Naples in Italy, Crete, and Limassol in Cyprus.
Other locations that the ship will be sailing to are Rhodes, Santorini, Mykonos, and Crete.
Furthermore, 2024 will be the first year for the Odyssey to sail overnight in Istanbul for a total of 10 nights.
Meanwhile, the Independence Of The Seas will be sailing for two to 12-day voyages. It will depart from Southampton in England and travel all the way to the Fjords in Norway.
Other calls for the sails of the Independence will include Portugal, France, as well as Spain.
In addition, the Voyager Of The Seas will be departing from various locations, which include Athens, Ravenna, Barcelona, and Civitavecchia.
It will be taking off on seven-night-long cruises as well, which will sail from the Western and Eastern Med.
Where the Explorer Of The Seas is concerned, it will be operating for three weeks, offering voyages of seven days each.
Customers will be able to travel to a wide range of locations in close proximity to the Adriatic and Aegean seas.