An article going around the internet today has spread a lot of misinformation about Royal Caribbean's current plans due to a misunderstanding about a recent policy change.
An article on Yahoo! Finance says Royal Caribbean has extended its halt of global cruise operations until September 1, 2020.
Unfortunately, this is inaccurate information.
Royal Caribbean has only cancelled nearly all of its sailings through May 11, 2020. Alaska, Canada and New England sailings are delayed until at least July 1, 2020.
The author likely is confusing Royal Caribbean's recent announcement to extend its Cruise with Confidence program through September 1. This program allows guests to cancel their cruise up to 48 hours before there sailing and receive a 100% future cruise credit.
Royal Caribbean further clarified the article is indeed false as well.
(1/2) Hi there! Only our Cruise with Confidence program was extended until September 1st, 2020, which allows our guests o cancel up to 48 hours prior to their sailing.— Royal Caribbean (@RoyalCaribbean) April 1, 2020
(2/2) We remain hopeful we'll be able to resume our operations come May 12th and apologize for any confusion due to this article. For the latest travel updates please refer to our website: https://t.co/8mVZTiRkGp. -Yami— Royal Caribbean (@RoyalCaribbean) April 1, 2020