Royal Caribbean International is to return to Europe this summer with cruises from Cyprus starting in July.
The sailings, which will be on board Jewel of the Seas, will include calls at Limassol, Athens, Greece and the Greeks islands of Rhodes, Crete, Mykonos and Santorini.
The cruises begin on July 10 and open for bookings on April 7.
Sailing with vaccinated crew, the cruises – at this time – will be available to adult guests who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and those under the age of 18 with negative test results.
“I’m delighted to announce our safe and gradual return to Europe. We know how eager our guests are to enjoy a getaway this summer, and these sailings, which include a mix of fantastic destinations and must-visit islands, make for the perfect getaway,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “Cyprus is a beautiful island, and we are thankful to the Cypriot government for their support and enthusiasm in making these incredible itineraries possible.”
Savvas Perdios, the Deputy Minister of Tourism for Cyprus, said “We are delighted that Royal Caribbean will call Limassol its homeport for the first time ever. This has been an ambition of ours for many years, and we are thrilled that, finally, this dream has come to fruition. We have every confidence that Royal Caribbean’s presence in Limassol will be beneficial to Cyprus and, similarly, we are very confident that as a homeport and as a country, Cyprus will live up to the expectations of Royal Caribbean and its guests.”
The Minister of Tourism of Greece, Mr. Harry Theoharis, added: “We warmly welcome the announcement of this new itinerary that will give the opportunity to even more visitors to create unique experiences in the Greek destinations this summer. Our history, culture and famous gastronomy, together with our philoxenia, will make memories to last a lifetime.”