Royal Caribbean International announced the return of Vision of the Seas to the North and Baltic seas for a second summer season.
The ship will feature 14 distinct itineraries on 24 sailings to 34 ports in 14 countries from the home ports of Copenhagen, Denmark; Oslo, Norway; and Stockholm, Sweden from April to September 2010.
Brand new for the 2010 season are an 11-night Arctic Circle cruise from Copenhagen; seven-night itineraries featuring St. Petersburg out of Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm; nine-night British Isles Normandy voyages from Oslo; and the addition of a new series of four- and five-night short cruises from Stockholm.
New ports of call for Royal Caribbean International will include Edinburgh, Scotland; Olden and Tromso, Norway and Riga, Latvia.
Maiden ports of call for Vision of the Seas will include Gdansk, Poland; Honningsvag, Norway; Inverness/Loch Ness, Scotland and Gothenburg, Sweden.
The 11-night Arctic Circle itinerary will feature a day of cruising through the Arctic Circle, enabling guests to experience scenery of the Arctic landscape, the Norwegian Fjords and the Midnight Sun. The sailings will call at the Norwegian ports of Alesund, Honningsvag, Tromso, Geiranger, Olden and Bergen.
The nine sailings featuring St. Petersburg will visit a number of historic and intriguing ports. They include Gdansk, medieval Visby on the Swedish island of Gotland and Helsinki, Finland’s historic capital, and Copenhagen.
The three sailings from Stockholm will visit Riga, Latvia, while the three sailings from Oslo will visit Tallinn, Estonia. One six-night itinerary featuring St. Petersburg will also sail on July 5 from Stockholm.
A nine-night British Isles Normandy itinerary, departing on May 6 and May 20, will visit a host of historically significant destinations. The ports will include France’s Cherbourg and Le Havre (the port for Paris), allowing guests to enjoy the “City of Lights,” Scotland’s Inverness and Edinburgh and Dublin, Ireland.
For travelers short on time but who are adventurous, there is the new series of four- and five-night Short Break and Scandinavian Capitals. Itineraries will feature calls at Amsterdam, Holland; Brugges, Brussels and Tallinn, Estonia.
Other ports on short cruises include Gdansk, Visby, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Copenhagen, St. Petersburg, and Oslo.
The line also offers unique cruise tour vacations in Alaska, Canada, Dubai, and Australia and New Zealand.