News Update: Royal Caribbean Cruise To Restart in U.S.!

We just got some exciting huge cruise restart news the other day! Royal Caribbean revealed its return to service plans for sailings from the United States. In this announcement, the Royal Caribbean revealed itineraries for six ships that will begin sailing from Florida and Texas as early as July 2nd.

 

In fact, by the end of August, Royal Caribbean plans to have eight ships sailing from U.S. homeports and 12 ships cruising across the Bahamas, the Caribbean and Europe. Don’t worry if you missed any of the details because we’re here to help.

 

We break down the Royal Caribbean U.S. restart plans detailing all the ships, itineraries and start dates. Now, Royal Caribbean had already announced it was going to return to service in North America with sailings on the Adventure of the Seas from Nassau Bahamas.

 

In their latest announcement, Royal Caribbean indicated they’ll be sailing from various ports throughout North America over the summer months. The first ship to debut in the US for Royal Caribbean will be the newly amplified Freedom of the Seas from Miami, Florida.

 

This special 4th of July weekend sailing will include a visit to a perfect day at CocoCay and is scheduled to leave on July 2nd. The newly amplified Freedom of the Seas debuted last March and actually did one cruise right before the crew shut down.

 

The ship underwent a 100 million dollar amplification receiving brand new venues and updates throughout the ship. We learned a few weeks ago that Freedom of the Seas had been approved by the CDC for a two-night test cruise from Miami, Florida from June 20th to the 22nd.

 

It appears that the cruise line is confident that the test crews will be successful and that Freedom to the Seas will be able to return to service a couple of weeks after. Following this highly anticipated restart, Odysseus of the Seas will begin her inaugural season on July 3rd. This brand new ship will sail six and eight-night Caribbean cruises from Fort Lauderdale.

 

In this announcement, Royal Caribbean President and CEO Michael Bailey said that this restart plan was in part due to the successful rollout of vaccines all over the world. According to Bailey, 90 per cent of all vacationers booking with Royal Caribbean are either vaccinated or planned to get vaccinated in time for their crews. However, during this announcement, Royal Caribbean did not indicate if vaccinations would be required for some of these cruises.

 

In fact, with several test cruises being announced for other ships, including the Allure of the Seas, Symphony of the Seas, as well as Independence of the Seas and Mariner of the Seas, it’s very apparent that Royal Caribbean believes it will not hit the CDC threshold of 95 per cent of passengers vaccinated. In this announcement, the president also thanked several government officials including Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who if you may recall, is still currently suing the CDC to get rid of the conditional sailing order.

 

Regardless of those developments, the most exciting news about Royal Caribbean’s restart plans is that many of these cruises are available to book right now. When it comes to cruising from the U.S., we already know that Ceremony of the Seas and Ovation of the Seas will bypass the test cruise requirement to expedite the process of sailing in Alaska this summer. Now to bypass the CDC’s requirement for test cruises, cruise lines need to attest that 98 per cent of the crew and 95 per cent of the passengers sailing on a vessel are fully vaccinated.

 

For the Serenity of the Seas and Ovation of the Seas sailings, Royal Caribbean is requiring vacationers who are 16 years of age or older to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and starting August 1st, it’s requiring those 12 or older to be vaccinated.

 

Serenade of the Seas is said to be the first cruise ship sailing from Seattle, Washington when she set sail on July 19th. Currently, Ovation of the Seas is due to set sail from Seattle, Washington on August 13th. Now, given these timelines, that, has us speculating whether Odysseus of the Seas will be required to complete a test cruise or will that ship sail fully vaccinated for a portion of her inaugural season.

 

There is some speculation online that, that ship will be doing a test cruise starting June 21st. However, Royal Caribbean has not made any announcements about test cruises on that ship so far. Following the special three-day 4th of July weekend cruise, Freedom of the Seas will alternate with three and four-night Bahamas and perfect day sailings from Miami.

 

Other restart dates include Allure of the Seas doing seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries from Port Canaveral starting on August 8th. Symphony of the Seas will also do seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean sailings from Miami, Florida starting on August 14th. Independence of the Seas will offer seven-night Western cruising sailings from Galveston, Texas starting on August 15th. Mariner of the Seas will be offering three and four night Bahamas and perfect day at CocoCay, sailings from Port Canaveral starting on August 23rd.

 

Now, some of these sailings are actually replacing existing itineraries. The sailings on Freedom of the Seas, Odyssey of the Seas and Independence of the Seas are replacement itineraries for existing sailings that were scheduled on the Navigator of the Seas, Independence of the Seas, Explorer of the Seas and Liberty of the Seas. Royal Caribbean will automatically transfer guests to the new ships for these sailings.

 

In this update, Royal Caribbean also indicated that Harmony of the Seas will return to cruising in Europe starting August 15th. The ship will sail seven-night itineraries to the Western Mediterranean and visit iconic destinations in Spain, Italy and France.

 

These newly announced cruises are in addition to the previously announced itineraries outside of North America including UK sailings on the Anthem of the Seas and Cyprus and Greece sailings on Jewel of the Seas.

 

The cruise line did confirm that all crew members will be vaccinated on all Royal Caribbean ships. Now the cruise line is strongly encouraging individuals that set sail to be fully vaccinated if they’re eligible based on current health procedures. Those without a vaccination will have to undergo testing, as well, as follow other protocols which the cruise line will announce closer to the sailing dates. Further, if departing from an international port, guests must meet the travel requirements of their home country and the country of departure.

 

Now, this does seem like a little bit of backtracking on Royal Caribbean, whose parent company Royal Caribbean Groups Chairman and CEO Richard Fain, has been pretty vocal about the power of vaccinations and that Royal Caribbean would be requiring vaccinations for their cruises.

 

Now, vaccinations are required for cruisers 16 years of age or older on Adventure of the Seas cruises that started last week from Nassau, Bahamas. Because those sailings originate outside the U.S., they’re not bound by the CDC conditional sailing order. In fact, Royal Caribbean, just revealed the Adventure of the Seas protocols for these initial sailings and the cruise line is not requiring vaccinated guests to wear a mask at any point on the vessel. While unvaccinated guests, which in this case will most likely be children, 16 years of age or younger, will be required to wear a mask while indoors.

 

A few weeks ago, the CDC updated its guidance and recommendations for health and safety measures on cruise ships indicating that cruise ships sailing with 95 per cent of passengers fully vaccinated do not need to require mass or social distancing while indoors or outdoors.

 

However, unvaccinated guests do still need to comply with health and safety measures including social distancing and wearing face masks. Of course, these health and safety measures are evolving and it is possible, given the later start dates for some of these cruises, that those procedures and protocols could be different from what’s currently recommended by the CDC.

 

Royal Caribbean and Origin Cruise Line partnered early this year with several health experts for the healthy sale panel. That panel proposed a number of health and safety measures that should be employed on cruise ships to mitigate the spread of infectious diseases.

 

Given what we know about the adventurous seas protocols as well as Royal Caribbean’s vague language about the health and safety protocols on these newly announced sailings, it’s likely that some of the recommendations from the healthy sail panel will not be implemented on these cruises. Royal Caribbean did indicate that it will update guests with the health and safety measures for their specific sailings prior to the departure dates.

 

Now, with these 12 cruise ships, we still don’t know the restart plans for about the other half of Royal Caribbean’s fleet. However, the cruise line did say that they plan to have all ships sailing by the end of the year with these restart plans.

 

Unfortunately, Royal Caribbean did confirm cancellations for all other cruises in July. In August cruises, outside of those that were announced, the other day will be cancelled through the end of August.

 

There you have it. That’s a detailed look at Royal Caribbean’s cruise restart plans for the U.S.

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    News Update: Royal Caribbean Cruise To Restart in U.S.!

    We just got some exciting huge cruise restart news the other day! Royal Caribbean revealed its return to service plans for sailings from the United States. In this announcement, the Royal Caribbean revealed itineraries for six ships that will begin sailing from Florida and Texas as early as July 2nd.

     

    In fact, by the end of August, Royal Caribbean plans to have eight ships sailing from U.S. homeports and 12 ships cruising across the Bahamas, the Caribbean and Europe. Don’t worry if you missed any of the details because we’re here to help.

     

    We break down the Royal Caribbean U.S. restart plans detailing all the ships, itineraries and start dates. Now, Royal Caribbean had already announced it was going to return to service in North America with sailings on the Adventure of the Seas from Nassau Bahamas.

     

    In their latest announcement, Royal Caribbean indicated they’ll be sailing from various ports throughout North America over the summer months. The first ship to debut in the US for Royal Caribbean will be the newly amplified Freedom of the Seas from Miami, Florida.

     

    This special 4th of July weekend sailing will include a visit to a perfect day at CocoCay and is scheduled to leave on July 2nd. The newly amplified Freedom of the Seas debuted last March and actually did one cruise right before the crew shut down.

     

    The ship underwent a 100 million dollar amplification receiving brand new venues and updates throughout the ship. We learned a few weeks ago that Freedom of the Seas had been approved by the CDC for a two-night test cruise from Miami, Florida from June 20th to the 22nd.

     

    It appears that the cruise line is confident that the test crews will be successful and that Freedom to the Seas will be able to return to service a couple of weeks after. Following this highly anticipated restart, Odysseus of the Seas will begin her inaugural season on July 3rd. This brand new ship will sail six and eight-night Caribbean cruises from Fort Lauderdale.

     

    In this announcement, Royal Caribbean President and CEO Michael Bailey said that this restart plan was in part due to the successful rollout of vaccines all over the world. According to Bailey, 90 per cent of all vacationers booking with Royal Caribbean are either vaccinated or planned to get vaccinated in time for their crews. However, during this announcement, Royal Caribbean did not indicate if vaccinations would be required for some of these cruises.

     

    In fact, with several test cruises being announced for other ships, including the Allure of the Seas, Symphony of the Seas, as well as Independence of the Seas and Mariner of the Seas, it’s very apparent that Royal Caribbean believes it will not hit the CDC threshold of 95 per cent of passengers vaccinated. In this announcement, the president also thanked several government officials including Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who if you may recall, is still currently suing the CDC to get rid of the conditional sailing order.

     

    Regardless of those developments, the most exciting news about Royal Caribbean’s restart plans is that many of these cruises are available to book right now. When it comes to cruising from the U.S., we already know that Ceremony of the Seas and Ovation of the Seas will bypass the test cruise requirement to expedite the process of sailing in Alaska this summer. Now to bypass the CDC’s requirement for test cruises, cruise lines need to attest that 98 per cent of the crew and 95 per cent of the passengers sailing on a vessel are fully vaccinated.

     

    For the Serenity of the Seas and Ovation of the Seas sailings, Royal Caribbean is requiring vacationers who are 16 years of age or older to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and starting August 1st, it’s requiring those 12 or older to be vaccinated.

     

    Serenade of the Seas is said to be the first cruise ship sailing from Seattle, Washington when she set sail on July 19th. Currently, Ovation of the Seas is due to set sail from Seattle, Washington on August 13th. Now, given these timelines, that, has us speculating whether Odysseus of the Seas will be required to complete a test cruise or will that ship sail fully vaccinated for a portion of her inaugural season.

     

    There is some speculation online that, that ship will be doing a test cruise starting June 21st. However, Royal Caribbean has not made any announcements about test cruises on that ship so far. Following the special three-day 4th of July weekend cruise, Freedom of the Seas will alternate with three and four-night Bahamas and perfect day sailings from Miami.

     

    Other restart dates include Allure of the Seas doing seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries from Port Canaveral starting on August 8th. Symphony of the Seas will also do seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean sailings from Miami, Florida starting on August 14th. Independence of the Seas will offer seven-night Western cruising sailings from Galveston, Texas starting on August 15th. Mariner of the Seas will be offering three and four night Bahamas and perfect day at CocoCay, sailings from Port Canaveral starting on August 23rd.

     

    Now, some of these sailings are actually replacing existing itineraries. The sailings on Freedom of the Seas, Odyssey of the Seas and Independence of the Seas are replacement itineraries for existing sailings that were scheduled on the Navigator of the Seas, Independence of the Seas, Explorer of the Seas and Liberty of the Seas. Royal Caribbean will automatically transfer guests to the new ships for these sailings.

     

    In this update, Royal Caribbean also indicated that Harmony of the Seas will return to cruising in Europe starting August 15th. The ship will sail seven-night itineraries to the Western Mediterranean and visit iconic destinations in Spain, Italy and France.

     

    These newly announced cruises are in addition to the previously announced itineraries outside of North America including UK sailings on the Anthem of the Seas and Cyprus and Greece sailings on Jewel of the Seas.

     

    The cruise line did confirm that all crew members will be vaccinated on all Royal Caribbean ships. Now the cruise line is strongly encouraging individuals that set sail to be fully vaccinated if they’re eligible based on current health procedures. Those without a vaccination will have to undergo testing, as well, as follow other protocols which the cruise line will announce closer to the sailing dates. Further, if departing from an international port, guests must meet the travel requirements of their home country and the country of departure.

     

    Now, this does seem like a little bit of backtracking on Royal Caribbean, whose parent company Royal Caribbean Groups Chairman and CEO Richard Fain, has been pretty vocal about the power of vaccinations and that Royal Caribbean would be requiring vaccinations for their cruises.

     

    Now, vaccinations are required for cruisers 16 years of age or older on Adventure of the Seas cruises that started last week from Nassau, Bahamas. Because those sailings originate outside the U.S., they’re not bound by the CDC conditional sailing order. In fact, Royal Caribbean, just revealed the Adventure of the Seas protocols for these initial sailings and the cruise line is not requiring vaccinated guests to wear a mask at any point on the vessel. While unvaccinated guests, which in this case will most likely be children, 16 years of age or younger, will be required to wear a mask while indoors.

     

    A few weeks ago, the CDC updated its guidance and recommendations for health and safety measures on cruise ships indicating that cruise ships sailing with 95 per cent of passengers fully vaccinated do not need to require mass or social distancing while indoors or outdoors.

     

    However, unvaccinated guests do still need to comply with health and safety measures including social distancing and wearing face masks. Of course, these health and safety measures are evolving and it is possible, given the later start dates for some of these cruises, that those procedures and protocols could be different from what’s currently recommended by the CDC.

     

    Royal Caribbean and Origin Cruise Line partnered early this year with several health experts for the healthy sale panel. That panel proposed a number of health and safety measures that should be employed on cruise ships to mitigate the spread of infectious diseases.

     

    Given what we know about the adventurous seas protocols as well as Royal Caribbean’s vague language about the health and safety protocols on these newly announced sailings, it’s likely that some of the recommendations from the healthy sail panel will not be implemented on these cruises. Royal Caribbean did indicate that it will update guests with the health and safety measures for their specific sailings prior to the departure dates.

     

    Now, with these 12 cruise ships, we still don’t know the restart plans for about the other half of Royal Caribbean’s fleet. However, the cruise line did say that they plan to have all ships sailing by the end of the year with these restart plans.

     

    Unfortunately, Royal Caribbean did confirm cancellations for all other cruises in July. In August cruises, outside of those that were announced, the other day will be cancelled through the end of August.

     

    There you have it. That’s a detailed look at Royal Caribbean’s cruise restart plans for the U.S.

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