Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: September 20, 2020
Welcome to this week's edition of the Royal Caribbean post round-up, where we summarize all of the Royal Caribbean news and information from this week into one handy-dandy post! There is plenty of great content to enjoy, so sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's round-up!
Royal Caribbean announced this week that it canceled all of its Australia and New Zealand cruises through December 31, 2020.
The cruise line said the decision was made due to a recent extension of a ban on cruise ships in Australian waters until mid-December. Royal Caribbean opted to extend its ban through the end of the year so that guests could make alternate holiday arrangements.
Guests who were booked on affected sailings will receive emails with compensation offers and choices of what to do.
Royal Caribbean News
- Royal Caribbean CEO warns anti-cruise group is flooding CDC to extend no-sail order.
- Two U.S. Senators have introduced a new bill to get cruise ships sailing again.
- Royal Caribbean gives brief update on Icon Class cruise ships.
- Time running out to send your comments to the CDC on cruises restarting.
- 10 things you can be doing right now to be ready when cruises restart.
- Where are Royal Caribbean's ships right now?
- 6 things that happen on a cruise that nobody talks about.
- The story of how Royal Caribbean engineered Central Park neighborhood for Oasis of the Seas.
- Why you can't trust online reviews of cruise ships.
- Odyssey of the Seas construction photo update.
- How to tell if your Royal Caribbean ship is almost full.
- 5 things to look for before you book a cruise.
Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast
A wedding anniversary is always a special occasion, especially a 25th wedding anniversary. This week, Joy tells Matt all about a great cruise to mark a major milestone.
New RCB Video: Why you shouldn't cancel your Royal Caribbean cruise
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5 hints Royal Caribbean Group Chairman has shared about cruises resuming
Richard Fain has provided periodic updates throughout Royal Caribbean's shutdown, and there have been a few hints at what changes we might to expect sprinkled in all of them.
Mr. Fain has spoken on television, in webinars, and on conference calls many times during the voluntary cruise suspension, and offered hints at what cruises starting up again will involve.
For anyone trying to piece together Royal Caribbean's game plan, here are a few policies we can expect that Richard Fain hinted or alluded to over the last few months.