If you are planning to take a royal caribbean cruise, you need to know the most recent news. The cruise industry is constantly changing, and sometimes it can be hard to keep up. However, it is important to know what is happening in the cruise industry so you can make the right choices.
Spectrum of the Seas
A Royal Caribbean cruise on the ‘Spectrum of the Seas’ was cancelled on Wednesday. The ship’s captain informed the ship’s passengers and crew that the ship would not be sailing on the upcoming sailing.
The cancellations followed a rash of bad news for the cruise industry. Norwegian Cruise Line canceled eight of its 17 ships, while Oceania, Regent, and Genting Cruises all cancelled or postponed their itineraries for the month of February.
In addition to the Spectrum of the Seas, Royal Caribbean has also paused three ships for several weeks. These cruises have been delayed in order to vaccinate crew members and passengers.
One of the passengers, a 35-year-old Indonesian man, died while aboard the ship during a stop at Phuket. He was found unresponsive on board and medical personnel tried to revive him. At 2.27 a.m., the passenger declared death.
Royal Caribbean is implementing changes to its health and safety practices, and has changed the requirements for guests. They now require proof of a full vaccination before they can book a cruise.
On January 8, the company announced that all guests and crew will have to undergo mandatory coronavirus testing. All guests 12 and older must remain on board for the tests.
Oasis of the Seas
Royal Caribbean Cruises announced today that they have cancelled the upcoming cruises aboard Oasis of the Seas. Passengers have been informed of the changes and can expect refunds for unused travel.
Originally, the ship had scheduled three Eastern Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral, Florida. It also was scheduled to sail the Mediterranean during the summer. However, the ship was postponed for a refurbishment.
After the accident, the ship was sent to Cadiz, Spain, where it is undergoing repairs. In the meantime, the ship will sail short cruises to New England. Eventually, it will resume its scheduled sailings in May.
While the ship will be out of service for the next four months, Royal Caribbean is offering passengers who have not yet booked a cruise the option to receive credit toward future trips. They also will be reimbursed for any airfare change fees.
Earlier this week, the Oasis of the Seas was set to sail the Eastern Caribbean itinerary from Port Canaveral. The ship was also scheduled to sail a transatlantic cruise to Barcelona. This was the last of the 10 Night Eastern Caribbean Holiday.
The cruise line is making the announcement about the cruises in part to help ensure passenger safety. But they are also making changes to the health and safety measures onboard.
Symphony of the Seas
A number of Royal Caribbean cruises have been cancelled, including a seven-day Western Caribbean itinerary on Symphony of the Seas. This is part of a wider series of cancellations that have been issued due to COVID.
On Friday, the company announced it is temporarily pausing operations on four ships, citing health and safety reasons. The four ships in question are the Vision of the Seas, the Serenade of the Seas, the Symphony of the Seas and the Wonder of the Seas.
While there have been a number of Royal Caribbean cruises canceled in recent weeks, this is the first time the company has announced a full-scale shutdown. Cruise passengers will be given notice of canceled sailings and compensation options. Guests can opt for full refunds or a future cruise credit.
As of January 8, the Serenade of the Seas has been paused from service while it undergoes a dry dock overhaul. Royal Caribbean hopes to resume sailings on the Serenade in the future. In the meantime, the ship will be suspended until the end of February.
Among the other cruises that have been canceled are an eight-day Eastern Caribbean voyage on Symphony of the Seas and an eight-day South American trip on Wonder of the Seas. Additionally, the company has postponed a scheduled call at San Juan, Puerto Rico on the Wonder of the Seas.
Vision of the Seas
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd has paused some cruise operations. Vision of the Seas and Serenade of the Seas are the ships affected. Guests who booked these trips will receive full refunds or compensation options.
On January 24, Vision of the Seas was scheduled to resume service from Port Everglades, Florida. However, Royal Caribbean has decided to delay the ship’s return until March. It is being used as a quarantine vessel for crew members who test positive on other vessels.
Since the outbreak of Covid-19, several cruise lines have paused operations. The majority of cruise lines have reported outbreaks in the last few weeks. Some have also postponed their itineraries. In addition, some ports have refused to dock ships with COVID.
With more outbreaks on the way, it’s possible for more cruises to be cancelled. This is especially true for Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas, as the ship hasn’t been sailing with passengers since 2020.
In a statement, Royal Caribbean said it has made changes in its contingency planning and safety procedures. It has also changed its testing requirements. Now, it requires guests to be vaccinated against COVID and to present proof of vaccination before boarding the ship.
When Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida, it prompted a number of cruise operators to cancel trips. Carnival and Royal Caribbean were among them. The company stepped up its communications with customers, and offered generous compensation. For instance, it automatically refunded port fees and taxes. In addition, it has revised its covid rules for certain sailings.
According to a Carnival spokesman, the company has been proactive in ensuring that its passengers are aware of the various hurricane related changes and have received generous compensation. Passengers who are affected by the cancellations are eligible for a full refund, and onboard credit for future sailings.
Carnival’s Spirit-class ships were designed for all-weather cruising. They can make day or night voyages in the Atlantic, as well as in the Caribbean.
One of the ship’s many impressive features is its jogging track. It also has an Alchemy Bar, a BlueIguana Tequila Bar, and a SkyBox Sports Bar. On top of that, it has a ropes course, SportSquare, and an elaborate waterpark.
Another feature is the three-deck atrium. This will be converted into a live entertainment venue at night.
If you’re looking for a good time, you should consider booking a cruise on Carnival Sunshine. You’ll enjoy plenty of fun features such as a ping pong table, Havana Bar, JiJi Asian Kitchen, Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse, and a hefty chess set.
The Carnival Liberty cruise scheduled to depart from Port Canaveral on September 30th has been cancelled. This is the third cancellation for a Carnival Cruise Line ship.
One of the reasons for the cancellation of the Carnival Liberty is the closure of Port Canaveral. Guests of the canceled cruise will receive a full refund. They will also be given a 25 percent cruise credit towards a future sailing.
Another reason for the cancellation is the weather. Hurricane Ian is moving north-northeast at 9 miles per hour. It is predicted to make landfall near Tampa, Florida on Wednesday night. There are heavy rains and flooding expected in Florida.
According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Ian is a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per hour. As of 11 a.m. on Wednesday, the center of the storm was approximately 45 miles northwest of Naples, Florida.
However, if Ian’s track is favorable, it may not reach Florida until Friday. If it does, it could affect the port of Miami. Several cruise lines have already adjusted their schedules.
Royal Caribbean International has stepped up its communications efforts, and guests were alerted to potential delays. Carnival cruises from Mobile, Alabama have been rerouted to Miami. The company has also changed its covid rules for certain sailings.
If you have a Royal Caribbean cruise scheduled for this week, you may have been contacted by the company earlier than expected. After a number of cancellations, the company has decided to postpone the itineraries of four ships, including the Oasis of the Seas, until March 7. This will leave one ship out of service until April 26.
The company said the cancellations were due to “abundant caution.” Some of the ships were already out of service for testing. Another, the Spectrum of the Seas, was sailing to Hong Kong, where the health department detected nine passengers who tested positive for the PCR disease.
Royal Caribbean announced that it had canceled a number of sailings, including three that were scheduled for Saturday. It also stated that it was continuing to investigate COVID-19 related issues on its ships.
A voice on a recording has indicated that the Norwegian Pearl will arrive back in PortMiami tomorrow, January 19. This will bring the ship a little closer to the original itinerary and will allow it to be cleaned and sanitized. Once the ship arrives, guests will have to disembark. However, the company is still offering compensation for canceled voyages.