Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: July 5, 2020
Happy July 4th and Canada Day to everyone out in blog land! Many of you are enjoying a relaxing and long weekend, and I hope this week's round up of all the Royal Caribbean news makes it even better!
Royal Caribbean announced this week it has cancelled all of the inaugural Odyssey of the Seas sailings between November 2020 and April 2021.
Odyssey's sailings were cancelled as a result of the current health crisis, issues at the shipyard, as well as Royal Caribbean's supply chain.
In addition to the cancelled sailings, Royal Caribbean also announced two other changes to Odyssey of the Seas.
First, the trapeze school will no longer be a feature of the SeaPlex.
Second, the age restrictions for the Sky Pad virtual trampoline experience will change: guests must be at least 7 years old to jump, and at least 13 years old to jump with a virtual reality headset.
Royal Caribbean News
- A shipyard fire on Odyssey of the Seas occurred recently.
- It looks like Royal Caribbean will have reduced capacity when cruises start again.
- The European Union published a set of health recommendations for cruise lines once cruising resumes.
- Royal Caribbean has repatriated 95% of its crew members.
- Liberty of the Seas will resume sailings from Galveston in 2021 earlier than scheduled.
- How to make "fall off the bone" BBQ ribs at home, just like the ones from Portside BBQ.
- A look at how Royal Caribbean celebrates July 4th on its ships.
- Five projects that did not go the way Royal Caribbean planned.
Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast
Lisa and Matt talk about the important considerations families should consider before pulling kids out of school for a cruise, and what steps they can take to make the process as easy on everyone as possible.
There will be a buffet on Royal Caribbean ships when cruises resume
Among the many chances Royal Caribbean could take once cruises resume, one of them is if the buffet onboard will still be available.
Royal Caribbean's head of food and beverage has confirmed that there will indeed be a buffet option onboard, but with a few tweaks.
Linken D'Souza spoke to travel agents about what will happen to the Windjammer, and was very clear that the buffet will be available onboard.
"We will absolutely have a Windjammer with all of your favorites in a very similar fashion to what you've had previously and maybe some different service steps to ensure healthy service."