They say April showers brings May flowers, but Sundays bring you a round-up of all of this week's Royal Caribbean news!
Odyssey of the Seas was delivered this week to Royal Caribbean, and we have our first look at some areas around the ship.
During a virtual ceremony, Royal Caribbean executives joined executives from the Meyer Werft shipyard to formally take ownership of the new vessel.
The new ship weighs 169,000 gross tons and measures 1,138 feet (347 meters) long and 135 feet (41 meters).
More Odyssey of the Seas news:
- A look at the specialty restaurants on Odyssey of the Seas
- Royal Caribbean moves back and shortens Odyssey of the Seas inaugural cruise from USA
Royal Caribbean News
- CDC issues first technical instructions to cruise lines for moving towards resuming cruises
- Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas will sail from UK in Summer 2021
- CDC says travel for fully vaccinated people has "low risk"
- Vision of the Seas cruises from Bermuda now available to book
- Royal Caribbean will provide a Covid test for cruisers returning to the United States
- Royal Caribbean CEO "worried" CDC will give "pretty outdated" instructions for cruise ship restart
- Royal Caribbean extends Quantum of the Seas Singapore season
- Royal Caribbean CEO calls next-gen Icon Class cruise ships a "game changer"
- Royal Caribbean trademarks "America's Cruise Line"
- Here's what you need to do before going on your Adventure of the Seas cruise from The Bahamas
- What you need to know about visiting Nassau on a cruise ship
- What is the difference between suite concierge and a Royal Genie?
Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast
In this episode, Matt breaks down the announcement that Adventure of the Seas and number of other ships will start sailing again this summer from new homeports outside the U.S.
New RCB Video: Why you shouldn't book a flight on same day of your cruise!
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 — Things I'll never do again on a Royal Caribbean cruise — and don’t forget to subscribe here.
Test cruises are the next phase of the CDC's plan for restarting cruises
While the U.S. Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) release of technical instructions this week left many cruise fans less than enthused, the good news is test cruises are theoretically next on the agenda.
The CDC confirmed that the next phase once ships complete the new technical instructions is to conduct simulated (trial) voyages that will demonstrate the new protocols and health rules.
There is no timeline given when that may occur, but the possibility of test cruises on the horizon gives hope change is on the horizon.