Palma.—Majorca's cruise boom looks set to continue for at least another year with Royal Caribbean announcing this week that next summer, its liner Grandeur of the Seas will be operating out of Palma.

And, Royal Caribbean has announced it will bring the latest innovations to all their ships and introduce the highest guest-rated programmes from its Oasis-class ships. iPod docking stations
Coming soon are a variety of new onboard dining and entertainment options, pervasive Wi-Fi, iPod docking stations and more.
The Royal Advantage revitalisations began with Radiance of the Seas in May, and will be followed by Splendour of the Seas in November.
In 2012, upgrades are scheduled for Vision-class ships including Rhapsody of the Seas (March 2012) and Grandeur of the Seas (May 2012) as well as Radiance-class Serenade of the Seas (November 2012).

The improved Grandeur will offer passengers seven-night Western Mediterranean or 10-and 11-night Greece and Turkey itineraries from Palma and Venice, respectively, in summer 2012.

This season, Palma's cruise port is fully booked and with the port docking facilities being expanded to be able to cater for the new fleet of super liners, it looks like there is going to be another battle for space in the port again next year.

The European cruise market is considered to be the one with the highest growth potential in the world, hence the large American cruise liners have moved into the market this year.


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