Cruises from the UK No tiresome flights, luggage restrictions, or lengthy delays. For a stress-free start to your holiday, depart conveniently from Southampton for an amazing choice of exciting European itineraries. Set sail from the UK with Royal Caribbean and discover the delights of Europe like never before. Spain Set sail for sun-drenched Spain. From bustling Barcelona to magical Malaga, Spain will seduce the senses and stir the soul. Laid-back islands, breathtaking beaches, sophisticated cities, iconic architecture and exquisite culinary delights - Spain will spoil you in every way possible. We sail to many different Spanish ports; read more about Spanish holidays. Italy Whether you've visited the ‘bel paese’ (beautiful country) before or not, Italy will continue to surprise and delight. In Florence, feast your eyes on intricate Renaissance art or browse the jewellery shops along the Ponte Vecchio, the bridge dating back to 1345. In ancient Rome you can enjoy Michelangelo’s magnificent Sistine Chapel. And that’s just for starters—prepare to be WOWed! Canary Islands Comprising seven spectacularly idyllic islands—few European destinations can match the Canaries for sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling or strolling. Benefiting from great weather all year round, the Canary Islands are ideal for some winter sun. From the mysterious pyramids of Tenerife to dolphin watching in Gran Canaria there’s something to make everyone’s holiday truly unforgettable! Norway With spectacular waterfalls, soaring mountains and lush valleys—not to mention the colourful fishing villages—Norway really is a fairytale destination. With an incredible 25,000 km of coastline, including thousands of islands and majestic fjords, this Nordic country is full of spectacular natural wonders. Then of course there’s Oslo, the stylish capital, with a wealth of history and culture. Portugal Built on seven hills on the northern bank of the mighty Tagus river, Lisbon is one of the most romantic and magical of Europe’s capitals. Ride atmospheric old trams, explore castles and palaces, then discover Fado, the blues-like local folk music. Don’t forget to try the national cuisine in one of many superb seafood restaurants, or uncover the city’s proud maritime history in the district of Belém. Russia The largest nation on the planet, Russia spans nine time-zones over its vast territory. The old Tsarist capital of St Petersburg is the perfect introduction to this fascinating land. It’s packed with iconic architecture—from the magnificent Winter Palace to the Hermitage Museum, where a mind-boggling three million exhibits forms one of the most important collections of art and artifacts in the world. Ships sailing from the UK Independence of the Seas The UK’s most popular ship is coming back to Southampton. Independence of the Seas was voted the number one cruise ship for families in the 2015 Cruise Critic Cruisers Choice Awards, and once you get onboard it’s easy to see why! Take a trip and explore the vibrant cities of the Mediterranean and the sunny beaches of the Canary Islands. Explore the ship! Navigator of the Seas Returning to Europe for 2016, Navigator of the Seas is sailing to must-see locations such as Norway, Russia, Finland, Palma de Mallorca, Portugal, Spain and even as far as Agadir in spectacular Morocco. Enjoy onboard activities like the FlowRider® surf simulator, relax in a whirlpool 100ft above the sea, or have a splash in any of 10 pools (with poolside movies!), or challenge yourself at rock climbing and ice skating. Explore the ship!