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Royal Caribbean International Destinations – Europe

It’s never too late to visit Europe. Royal Caribbean International cruises take its passengers to Europe in style. They will certainly understand why the Old Continent still amazes people who visit it. From the Louvre in Paris, to the Vatican and the Ancient Greek ruins, there is always something new to see and enjoy on these spectacular cruises.

A “cruisetour” will allow passengers of Royal Caribbean the chance to see all the important parts of their city of choice, before or after the cruise. Cruises around Europe can last anywhere from 5 to 18 nights or more, since sightseeing and fully enjoying the many things Europe has to offer could take forever.

Royal Caribbean’s fleet cruising to Europe includes the Vision-class, the Voyager-class, the Radiance-class and the Freedom-class ships. With such a wide variety of cruise ships, passengers will have plenty to do onboard as well as onshore. Royal Caribbean ships sailing to Europe have a large selection of themed dining rooms and over 8 different types of bars and lounges on each ship. For the more active, each ship has a rock climbing wall, fitness area and several swimming pools. The Freedom-class ships come with the FlowRider surf park for those who want to try their hand at a surfing simulator.

Departure ports for cruises to Europe may vary depending on length and circuit of the cruise but include: Barcelona – Spain, Lisbon – Portugal, Malaga – Spain, Oslo – Norway, Copenhagen – Denmark, Southampton – England, Stockholm – Sweden and Venice – Italy. There is literally a world to choose from when trying to decide where to take the land tour, as each port of departure has so much to offer its visitors.

For those who like culture and art, the number of museums in Europe is endless. From the world-famous Louvre in Paris to the countless museums all over Rome and other Italian cities on the way, art is history and history is art in Europe. Ancient Greek ruins can be found in Athens and Rhodes, and of course, the Egyptian pyramids are a must see when visiting Alexandria – Egypt.

Passengers who choose land tours in Italy have such a wide variety of places to pick and things to do that no number of vacation days will seem enough to take it all in. Be it the beautiful city of Florence or the Leaning Tower of Pisa or even a trip to the Tuscan countryside to taste authentic Italian wine, there is something breathtaking and new in every city.

Other interesting ports of call to visit and enjoy include cities in Spain. Be it Malaga, Barcelona, Madrid or others, Spain offers visitors the chance to see the fusion of cultures with Northern Africa. The country also boasts some of the most popular beaches in the region and of course, who can go to Spain and miss the chance to stand atop the Rock of Gibraltar? Nearby are the Canary Islands, with its port of call Lanzarote. Over 300 volcanoes, awe-inspiring scenery and warm beaches make this city a favorite for many Royal Caribbean International cruisers.

For passengers who enjoy water activities on shore, Lanzarote offers snorkeling and scuba diving in its crystal clear waters. At Rhodes – Greece visitors find the perfect place to take up parasailing or jet-skiing. Other sports range from bicycle tours through Barcelona – Spain, and hiking up to the Greek ruins in Athens.

When it comes to food, Europe is a very long menu. Dining options range from a real Italian pizza to escargot in Paris to moussaka in Greece and paella in Spain. Passengers are encouraged to try the local dishes for the best taste of European cuisine.

Source by Penelope Saxe

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