Southampton – Cruises on board the world’s largest ship will go on sale in April after Royal Caribbean announced Oasis of the Seas will call at the United Kingdom’s leading cruise port, Southampton in 2014.
Travelmole reports that the 6 400 passenger ship will offer cruises in Europe next autumn and will make its first port of call into Southampton on October 15.
The ship, which is longer than four football pitches, will be 40% large than any other cruise ship to ever dock in the UK.
Oasis of the Seas will leave Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, its home port since December 2009 next September on a 12-night eastbound transatlantic cruise to Barcelona from where it will offer a series of Mediterranean cruises.
The ship will return to Port Everglades on a 13-night westbound transatlantic cruise on October 14, calling into Southampton, where UK guests can join the ship to sail across the Atlantic.
Royal Caribbean associate vice president and general manager UK and Ireland Jo Rzymowska said: “Oasis of the Seas sailing from Southampton is going to be the hottest ticket in town.
“Bringing the world’s largest cruise ship to Europe, and specifically the UK and Southampton, is testament to the commitment to selling cruise demonstrated by our trade partners.