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Cruising : Royal Caribbean returns to Barcelona

Harmony of the Seas is the first Oasis-class ship to return to Europe, where it will take 7-night Mediterranean cruises

Madrid, – The Harmony of the Seas began its new summer season from Barcelona yesterday, marking a new milestone in Royal Caribbean’s return to the western Mediterranean. 
Together with the Jewel and Anthem of the Seas, it will be the setting for an unforgettable vacation in Europe and mark a new milestone in the company’s return to sailing. Passengers who want to book their next cruise on the Harmony can do so here .
The Oasis-class ship yesterday embarked passengers on the first of a series of seven-night cruises across the Western Mediterranean. Onboard the  Harmony, passengers will be able to discover Europe in a unique way, combining cultural, relaxation, and adventure options.
From August to October, the innovative ship will set sail from Barcelona on a weekly basis, calling at iconic ports like Palma before setting sail for Italy where they can discover art and culture in Florence, visit the world-renowned monuments of Rome and experience the beauty of Naples. and the nearby Mount Vesuvius. Passengers can also choose to start their Italian vacation by embarking on Rome.

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Ben Bouldin, Vice President for EMEA of Royal Caribbean International has commented “We are delighted to have one more ship in Europe this summer and more for the Harmony of the Seas, which is tremendously popular and one of the most revolutionary of our fleet with that families will be able to enjoy a summer full of adventure. “
At the Harmony, passengers will find a whole series of unique and unexpected experiences. The ship combines the seven-neighborhood concept for which the Oasis class is famous, with a variety of world-class restaurants offering cuisine from around the world, adrenaline-pumping activities, the latest technology, and unparalleled entertainment both on the stage, as in water, on ice, and from the air.

Its most outstanding facilities include the tallest slide on the high seas, Ultimate Abyss; the zip line, located 9 decks above the Boardwalk; the iconic FlowRider surf simulators; a Central Park with more than 20,000 natural plants; as well as an aquatic theater ( Aqua Theater ) where you can enjoy the acrobatic and underwater maneuvers of the artistic team.

Aerial photos of Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas | Royal Caribbean  Blog

Health and Safety Measures – Harmony of the Seas
Travelers can plan their cruise with peace of mind knowing that Royal Caribbean requires all crew members as well as passengers of legal age to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Minors can travel with a negative test and must follow other health and safety protocols.
The company’s health protocols, such as vaccination policies and tests, are available by port of shipment and can be consulted  here. 

The vaccination policy is one of the cruise line’s multi-layered measures that safeguard the well-being of all passengers, crew members, and communities at each port of call. These protocols include robust ship ventilation systems, improved cleaning and disinfection, and reduced occupancy at the start of the return to navigation.
Royal Caribbean is continuing discussions with multiple national, state, and international health authorities and local health authorities and governments around the world on various additional measures for upcoming voyages.
Regardless of the port of departure, the company will continue to follow the guidelines and recommendations of health experts. Health and safety measures will be evaluated as circumstances evolve and passengers and travel agencies will be notified of any possible changes.
About Royal Caribbean International Royal Caribbean International has been offering innovation on the high seas for more than 50 years. Each successive class of ships is an architectural marvel with the latest technology and experiences for today’s adventurous travelers.
The cruise company continues to revolutionize vacations with itineraries to more than 270 destinations in 72 countries on six continents, including Royal Caribbean’s private island in The Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay, the first in the Perfect Day Island collection. Royal Caribbean has also been voted “Best Overall Cruise Line” for 18 consecutive years at the Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards.
Royal Caribbean International is applying the recommendations of its Healthy Sail Panel of scientific and public health experts to provide a safer and healthier cruise vacation on all of its voyages.
Health and safety protocols, regional travel restrictions, and authorization to visit ports of call are subject to change based on ongoing evaluation, public health standards, and government requirements. US Cruises and Passengers: For more information on the latest travel and health alerts, US government travel advisories

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