Royal Caribbean says no return to cruising before December

Royal Caribbean says no return to cruising before December

Royal Caribbean Group has cancelled all its planned November sailings and will now not resume cruise operations before December at the earliest.

“After further consulting with our partners at Cruise Lines International Association and in conjunction with the CDC, we have decided to extend the suspension of sailings for our global fleet for all sailings through November 30th, 2020. Our goal is to resume operations on December 1st, 2020,” the company said in a statement on its website.

In an email to travel agents carried by royalcaribbeanblog.com, the company added: “Our most recent plan was to resume operation on October 31st, 2020. However, to ensure we have ample time to focus on our healthy return to service initiatives, our global suspension has been extended through November 30th, 2020, with a plan to resume operation on December 1st, 2020.”

No return to cruising - Extended  suspension
No return to cruising – Extended  suspension

No return to cruising – Extended  suspension

In addition, Royal Caribbean has extended the suspension for the following ships and sailings:

  • Australia sailings through December 31st, 2020.
  • Odyssey of the Seas sailings from November 5th, 2020 through April 17th, 2021 due to delays in construction as a result of the pandemic.
  • Jewel of the Seas cruise, departing February 14, 2021
  • Quantum of the Seas sailings departing December 2nd, 2020 – March 22nd, 2021.

Royal Caribbean’s cancellation of its November cruises follows similar announcements this week by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings and Carnival Cruise Line.

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