Royal Caribbean announced that due to the impact of COVID-19, the cruise line has postponed its upcoming amplifications until further notice.
On Tuesday, the cruise line issued updates regarding the schedule for Allure of the Seas, Explorer of the Seas, Liberty of the Seas and Adventure of the Seas.
The Allure of the Seas Amplification has been postponed until further notice. Additionally, due to pier construction delays in the Galveston terminal, the pier will unfortunately not be ready to welcome an Oasis Class ship. Therefore, Allure will no longer sail from Galveston, Texas, and rather, Liberty of the Seas will assume Allure’s itineraries in late 2021.
The Adventure, Explorer and Liberty of the Seas Amplifications have also been postponed until further notice. All Explorer sailings will be cancelled through August 2020 to complete a technical dry dock.
Guests on affected sailings will be notified directly more details and options available.
Warnings this was coming
Royal Caribbean warned a change like this was coming, when in May it told investors the necessary steps it would take to cut operating costs during the suspension of its global cruise operations.
Among the cuts, the cruise line identified approximately $3.0 billion and $1.4 billion of capital expenditure reductions or deferrals in 2020 and 2021.
In addition, the Port of Galveston had shared publicly its vote to approve Royal Caribbean's request for a delay in building a new cruise terminal in Galveston.