Happy Sunday! It has been a busy week of Royal Caribbean news, and we have it all summarized for you in this round up.
The big cruise news this week was the extension of the No Sail order through the end of October 2020.
Prior to this extension, the "No Sail Order" was set to expire on September 30 at midnight, although Royal Caribbean and all the cruise lines have already voluntarily cancelled its cruises through October 31, 2020, with the intention to possibly resume November 1.
The CDC announced it would be extended an additional 30 days, although there is a report circulating that the CDC wanted to extend it longer, but the White House overruled them.
Royal Caribbean News
- The ability to cancel or defer a cruise without penalty has been extended until November 30.
- Royal Caribbean released itineraries for the redeployed cruise ships.
- A scheduled meeting between the cruise lines and the White House has been postponed.
- Why did the CDC extend the No Sail order?
- Where Royal Caribbean cruising is right now.
- Royal Caribbean is offering Kids Sail Free for the first time during summer.
- Top 5 things that Royal Caribbean had planned for 2020 but are now delayed.
- How to know if you should buy a dining package.
- Should you use porters to take your luggage when going on a cruise?
Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast
The 374th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where James shares the important lesson of being flexible on a cruise.
James started off his cruise with a major storm and an accident, but did not let these speed bumps deter his ability to have a great cruise vacation.
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New RCB Video: 5 things you can buy for a cruise that aren't worth it!
Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — 5 things you can buy for a cruise that aren't worth it! — and don’t forget to subscribe here.
What it's like to be a on cruise ship with no guests
Royal Caribbean's cruise ships are still operating with limited staff onboard, and a lot of people are curious what life is like onboard without passengers.
While Royal Caribbean cruises are currently shutdown due to the current health crisis, its ships remain ready for when cruises resume. So what is happening onboard while there are no cruises?
Captain Johnny Faevelen is the Master of Harmony of the Seas, and shared what the crew are up to onboard, and what sort of things they are doing while the ship is not conducting any cruises.