Royal Caribbean Group extends suspension of some sailings until July

Published on : Friday, April 9, 2021

Royal Caribbean Group has decided to extend the suspension of some sailings, including all trips from the United States, until July this year. At the same time, the company has planned to continue a “measured” return to service in some markets, with more sailings scheduled in different regions around the world. As part of the plans, Royal Caribbean International has suspending sailings through to June 30.


However, the latest decision will exclude ships which have recently announced new homeports around the globe, including Jewel of the Seas and Vision of the Seas. Similarly, Celebrity Cruises is also suspending all sailings until the end of June, with exceptions including Celebrity Millennium and Celebrity Apex. Silversea Cruises has also suspended most trips until July, but will see Silver Moon sail from a new homeport of Athens, Greece, on ten-night holidays from June 18.


These ships join Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum of the Seas, which has been sailing in Singapore since December, and Odyssey of the Seas which will begin sailing from Haifa, Israel, beginning on June 2. Richard Fain, Chairman, Royal Caribbean Group said in a statement that safety is the first priority, and the company believes that cruising can be safe, as seen in Europe and Asia.


He mentioned that the rising number of Americans who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, layered on top of the rigorous health and safety measures that are being implemented under the Healthy Sail Panel’s guidance, and enables the company to create a safe environment to take a cruise. He shared that the line strongly believes that president Biden’s stated goal for (United States) society to reopen in time for Independence Day is a realistic goal.


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