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Western Mediterranean Cruise/Symphony of the Seas
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Symphony of the Seas

Western Mediterranean Cruise - 7 night cruise



Cruise only from €845

Price based on lowest available cruise only fare for double occupancy. Subject to change at any time.


  • Fly/Cruise special offer €1,299

    24 September 2023 - 7 nights Full Board

    Return flights with checked bag

    7 nights Cruising in an Inside stateroom on a Full Board Basis with Gratuities

     

    Add €50 pp per day for Deluxe Drinks package !

     

    Call our Cruise Team Today for further details !

  • Fly/Cruise special offer €1,334

    30 April 2023 - 7 nights Full Board

    Return flights from Dublin with checked in bag

    7 nights Cruising in an Interior Full Board with Gratuities and Onboard Entertainment

     

    *Add Deluxe Drinks package for €50 pp per day*

     

    Contact our Cruise Team Today for further details ! 

Description

Gratuities

Dates and Prices

Go big on bold when you sail aboard one of the largest cruise ships in the world.

Get ready for a perception remixing, memory maxing mic drop – the new Symphony of the Seas® is all that and more. It's your favourite onboard hits, including the ten-story test of courage, Ultimate Abyss℠ and twin FlowRider® surf simulators, plus revolutionary new firsts, like glow-in-the-dark laser tag. And deck-defying attractions aren't the only things to look forward to when you sail onboard this Oasis Class ship. Symphony of the Seas® is also loaded with delicious new ways to tempt your taste buds – like the gameday game changing Playmakers℠ Sports Bar & Arcade – and larger-than-life ways to stay, like the Ultimate Family Suite. Go get your thrill on. 

The automatic service gratuity is $14.50 USD per person, per day for guests in Junior Suites and below, or $17.50 USD per person, per day for guests in Grand Suites and above, applied to each guest's SeaPass account on a daily basis. The gratuity applies to individual guests of all ages and stateroom categories. As a way to reward our crew members for their outstanding service, gratuities are shared among dining, bar & culinary services staff, stateroom attendants and other hotel services teams who work behind the scenes to enhance the cruise experience.

In the unlikely event that a guest onboard being charged the daily automatic gratuity does not receive satisfactory service, the guest may request to modify the daily amount at their discretion by visiting Guest Services onboard and will be able to do so until the morning of their departure. Guests who have pre-paid their gratuity will not see a daily charge during their cruise.

The automatic daily gratuity is based on customary industry standards. Applying this charge automatically helps streamline the recognition process for the crew members that work to enhance your cruise. We hope you find the gratuity to be an accurate reflection of your satisfaction and thank you for your generous recognition of our staff.

A 18% gratuity is automatically added to all beverages, mini bar items, and spa & salon purchases.

Guests can pre-pay gratuities by calling (UK) 0344 493 4005 / (Ireland) 1800 555 604 or logging into www.royalcaribbean.co.uk before* their sailing. For guests booked through travel advisors, their advisor may add pre-paid gratuities to the guests' booking prior to sailing*. If gratuities are not prepaid prior to sailing, they will be automatically added to the guests' folios once onboard.

*Pre-paid gratuities can be added to an individual reservation at any time outside of 48 hours of the sail date.

Date Time Price * Booking
16 April 2023 18:00 €1,033 Call us to book
23 April 2023 18:00 €936 Call us to book
30 April 2023 18:00 €845 Call us to book
07 May 2023 18:00 €873 Call us to book
11 May 2023 20:00 €1,022 Call us to book
14 May 2023 18:00 €935 Call us to book
18 May 2023 20:00 €1,072 Call us to book
21 May 2023 18:00 €1,055 Call us to book
25 May 2023 20:00 €1,298 Call us to book
28 May 2023 18:00 €1,122 Call us to book
01 June 2023 20:00 €1,505 Call us to book
04 June 2023 18:00 €1,056 Call us to book
08 June 2023 20:00 €1,322 Call us to book
11 June 2023 18:00 €1,072 Call us to book
15 June 2023 20:00 €1,305 Call us to book
18 June 2023 18:00 €1,188 Call us to book
22 June 2023 20:00 €1,288 Call us to book
25 June 2023 18:00 €1,138 Call us to book
29 June 2023 20:00 €1,405 Call us to book
02 July 2023 18:00 €1,222 Call us to book
06 July 2023 20:00 €1,438 Call us to book
09 July 2023 18:00 €1,324 Call us to book
13 July 2023 20:00 €1,405 Call us to book
16 July 2023 18:00 €1,371 Call us to book
20 July 2023 20:00 €1,421 Call us to book
23 July 2023 18:00 €1,288 Call us to book
27 July 2023 20:00 €1,653 Call us to book
30 July 2023 18:00 €1,322 Call us to book
03 August 2023 20:00 €1,371 Call us to book
06 August 2023 18:00 €1,371 Call us to book
10 August 2023 20:00 €1,355 Call us to book
13 August 2023 18:00 €1,388 Call us to book
17 August 2023 20:00 €1,272 Call us to book
20 August 2023 18:00 €1,421 Call us to book
24 August 2023 20:00 €1,342 Call us to book
27 August 2023 18:00 €1,122 Call us to book
31 August 2023 20:00 €1,172 Call us to book
03 September 2023 18:00 €1,156 Call us to book
07 September 2023 20:00 €1,072 Call us to book
10 September 2023 18:00 €1,006 Call us to book
14 September 2023 20:00 €1,138 Call us to book
17 September 2023 18:00 €1,022 Call us to book
21 September 2023 20:00 €1,072 Call us to book
24 September 2023 18:00 €990 Call us to book
28 September 2023 20:00 €1,122 Call us to book
01 October 2023 18:00 €973 Call us to book
05 October 2023 20:00 €1,153 Call us to book
08 October 2023 18:00 €956 Call us to book
12 October 2023 20:00 €1,033 Call us to book
15 October 2023 18:00 €1,040 Call us to book
19 October 2023 20:00 €1,122 Call us to book
22 October 2023 18:00 €1,022 Call us to book

* Price based on lowest available cruise only fare for double occupancy. Subject to change at any time.


Itinerary*


Day 1 Barcelona, Spain

The infinite variety of street life, the nooks and crannies of the medieval Barri Gòtic, the ceramic tile and stained glass of Art Nouveau facades, the art and music, the throb of street life, the food (ah, the food!)—one way or another, Barcelona will find a way to get your full attention. The capital of Catalonia is a banquet for the senses, with its beguiling mix of ancient and modern architecture, tempting cafés and markets, and sun-drenched Mediterranean beaches. A stroll along La Rambla and through waterfront Barceloneta, as well as a tour of Gaudí's majestic Sagrada Famíliaand his other unique creations, are part of a visit to Spain's second-largest city. Modern art museums and chic shops call for attention, too. Barcelona's vibe stays lively well into the night, when you can linger over regional wine and cuisine at buzzing tapas bars.

Day 2 Palma de Mallorca, Spain

If you look north of the cathedral (La Seu, or the seat of the bishopric, to Mallorcans) on a map of the city of Palma, you can see around the Plaça Santa Eulàlia a jumble of tiny streets that made up the earliest settlement. Farther out, a ring of wide boulevards traces the fortifications built by the Moors to defend the larger city that emerged by the 12th century. The zigzags mark the bastions that jutted out at regular intervals. By the end of the 19th century, most of the walls had been demolished; the only place where you can still see the massive defenses is at Ses Voltes, along the seafront west of the cathedral.A torrent (streambed) used to run through the middle of the old city, dry for most of the year but often a raging flood in the rainy season. In the 17th century it was diverted to the east, along the moat that ran outside the city walls. Two of Palma's main arteries, La Rambla and the Passeig d'es Born, now follow the stream's natural course. The traditional evening paseo (promenade) takes place on the Born.If you come to Palma by car, park in the garage beneath the Parc de la Mar (the ramp is just off the highway from the airport, as you reach the cathedral) and stroll along the park. Beside it run the huge bastions guarding the Almudaina Palace; the cathedral, golden and massive, rises beyond. Where you exit the garage, there's a ceramic mural by the late Catalan artist and Mallorca resident Joan Miró, facing the cathedral across the pool that runs the length of the park.If you begin early enough, a walk along the ramparts at Ses Voltes from the mirador beside the cathedral is spectacular. The first rays of the sun turn the upper pinnacles of La Seu bright gold and then begin to work their way down the sandstone walls. From the Parc de la Mar, follow Avinguda Antoni Maura past the steps to the palace. Just below the Plaça de la Reina, where the Passeig d'es Born begins, turn left on Carrer de la Boteria into the Plaça de la Llotja (if the Llotja itself is open, don't miss a chance to visit—it's the Mediterranean's finest Gothic-style civic building). From there stroll through the Plaça Drassana to the Museu d'Es Baluard, at the end of Carrer Sant Pere. Retrace your steps to Avinguda Antoni Maura. Walk up the Passeig d'es Born to Plaça Joan Carles I, then right on Avenida de La Unió.

Day 3 Marseille, France

Since being designated a European Capital of Culture for 2013, with an estimated €660 million of funding in the bargain, Marseille has been in the throes of an extraordinary transformation, with no fewer than five major new arts centers, a beautifully refurbished port, revitalized neighborhoods, and a slew of new shops and restaurants. Once the underdog, this time-burnished city is now welcoming an influx of weekend tourists who have colonized entire neighborhoods and transformed them into elegant pieds-à-terre (or should we say, mer). The second-largest city in France, Marseille is one of Europe's most vibrant destinations. Feisty and fond of broad gestures, it is also as complicated and as cosmopolitan now as it was when a band of Phoenician Greeks first sailed into the harbor that is today's Vieux Port in 600 BC. Legend has it that on that same day a local chieftain's daughter, Gyptis, needed to choose a husband, and her wandering eyes settled on the Greeks' handsome commander Protis. Her dowry brought land near the mouth of the Rhône, where the Greeks founded Massalia, the most important Continental shipping port in antiquity. The port flourished for some 500 years as a typical Greek city, enjoying the full flush of classical culture, its gods, its democratic political system, its sports and theater, and its naval prowess. Caesar changed all that, besieging the city in 49 BC and seizing most of its colonies. In 1214 Marseille was seized again, this time by Charles d'Anjou, and was later annexed to France by Henri IV in 1481, but it was not until Louis XIV took the throne that the biggest transformations of the port began; he pulled down the city walls in 1666 and expanded the port to the Rive Neuve (New Riverbank). The city was devastated by plague in 1720, losing more than half its population. By the time of the Revolution, Marseille was on the rebound once again, with industries of soap manufacturing and oil processing flourishing, encouraging a wave of immigration from Provence and Italy. With the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, Marseille became the greatest boomtown in 19th-century Europe. With a large influx of immigrants from areas as exotic as Tangiers, the city quickly acquired the multicultural population it maintains to this day.

Day 4 La Spezia, Italy

La Spezia is sometimes thought of as nothing but a large, industrialized naval port en route to the Cinque Terre and Portovenere, but it does possess some charm, and it gives you a look at a less tourist-focused part of the Riviera. Its palm-lined promenade, fertile citrus parks, renovated Liberty-style palazzos, and colorful balcony-lined streets make parts of La Spezia surprisingly beautiful. Monday through Saturday mornings, you can stroll through the fresh fish, produce, and local-cheese stalls at the outdoor market on Piazza Cavour, and on Friday take part in the busy flea market on Via Garibaldi. There's also Porto Mirabello, a newly built tourist port with a pool club, shops, and several restaurants that overlook the fleet of super-yachts.

Day 5 Civitavecchia, Italy

Italy's vibrant capital lives in the present, but no other city on earth evokes its past so powerfully. For over 2,500 years, emperors, popes, artists, and common citizens have left their mark here. Archaeological remains from ancient Rome, art-stuffed churches, and the treasures of Vatican City vie for your attention, but Rome is also a wonderful place to practice the Italian-perfected il dolce far niente, the sweet art of idleness. Your most memorable experiences may include sitting at a caffè in the Campo de' Fiori or strolling in a beguiling piazza.

Day 6 Naples, Italy

Naples, in the Campania region, is Italy's third largest city. Its claim to fame is the spectacular location along one of the world's most splendid bays, backed by the perfect cone of Mount Vesuvius. In addition to its beautiful setting, Naples' surprises with other outstanding attractions such as the Royal Palace, San Carlos Opera House, the impressive National Archaeological Museum and the Castel Nuovo, dating from the 13th-century. The city's central area is best explored on foot. Chaotic traffic conditions make driving around the city a very frustrating experience. Naples provides a convenient starting point for trips to such favored destinations as Pompeii, Herculaneum and Mount Vesuvius. The Isle of Capri can be reached via a 45-minute hydrofoil service. The region of Campania was home to Greeks settlers some 300 years before Rome was founded. Pompeii, too, was a Greek town before being conquered by the Romans during the 5th century BC. It was under the Romans that Pompeii flourished and grew prosperous. When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, the population of 20,000 was wiped out, but dozens of buildings were preserved under layers of cinder more than 20 feet deep. The most important finds from Pompeii are displayed in Naples' National Archaeological Museum. A visit here will no doubt enhance a visit to ancient Pompeii.

Day 7 La Spezia, Italy

La Spezia is sometimes thought of as nothing but a large, industrialized naval port en route to the Cinque Terre and Portovenere, but it does possess some charm, and it gives you a look at a less tourist-focused part of the Riviera. Its palm-lined promenade, fertile citrus parks, renovated Liberty-style palazzos, and colorful balcony-lined streets make parts of La Spezia surprisingly beautiful. Monday through Saturday mornings, you can stroll through the fresh fish, produce, and local-cheese stalls at the outdoor market on Piazza Cavour, and on Friday take part in the busy flea market on Via Garibaldi. There's also Porto Mirabello, a newly built tourist port with a pool club, shops, and several restaurants that overlook the fleet of super-yachts.

Day 8 Barcelona, Spain

The infinite variety of street life, the nooks and crannies of the medieval Barri Gòtic, the ceramic tile and stained glass of Art Nouveau facades, the art and music, the throb of street life, the food (ah, the food!)—one way or another, Barcelona will find a way to get your full attention. The capital of Catalonia is a banquet for the senses, with its beguiling mix of ancient and modern architecture, tempting cafés and markets, and sun-drenched Mediterranean beaches. A stroll along La Rambla and through waterfront Barceloneta, as well as a tour of Gaudí's majestic Sagrada Famíliaand his other unique creations, are part of a visit to Spain's second-largest city. Modern art museums and chic shops call for attention, too. Barcelona's vibe stays lively well into the night, when you can linger over regional wine and cuisine at buzzing tapas bars.

* Itinerary is subject to change. The exact itinerary can be confirmed at the time of booking.

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