Royal Caribbean International will add a second ship in the UK from May next year.

Adventure of the seas
Adventure of the seas

The 3,114-passenger Adventure of the Seas will cruise from Southampton alongside the 3,634-passenger Independence of the Seas, which will be based in Southampton for its fifth season.

Adventure of the Seas will offer a series of seven, 12, 13, 14 and 16-night cruises to the Baltic and the Mediterranean as well as Northern Spain and France.

It will be the first year that two Royal Caribbean cruise ships will be based in Southampton.

An early booking offer with savings of up to £500 per stateroom will apply to all Adventure of the Seas cruises booked before 31 May 2012 when the new deployment goes on sale on 20 March 2012.

Adventure of the Seas has an in-line skating track, an ice skating rink, a rock climbing wall, a street of shops and restaurants running through the center of the ship, extensive family facilities, and a host of restaurants from fine Italian dining to casual burger bars.

On 2 May 2013 Independence of the Seas will arrive in Southampton following a dry dock refurbishment and will offer a series of new itineraries including more shorter cruises such as two-night cruises le Havre for Paris and three night cruises to Le Havre for Paris and Zeebrugge for Bruges.

Independence of the Seas will also offer eight night cruises to Norway, 14-night Norway and Cork cruises, various 14-night Mediterranean cruises, and 12 night Canary Islands cruises. or 0844 493 2061.