Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: May 2, 2021
Happy weekend! In case you missed any Royal Caribbean news, here is a look at everything that happened this week!
The big cruise news this week came when the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gave the cruise industry new hope for sailings to resume from the United States this summer.
In the new guidance, the CDC said cruise ships that have 98% vaccinated crew members and 95% vaccinated passengers could restart sailings and bypass the required simulated test voyages carrying volunteers and jump to sailings with paying passengers.
It is not clear yet if Royal Caribbean will move in this direction, nor when any restart might commence yet.
Also included in the report are five points of clarification that give cruise lines better insight into the CDC's expectations for a restart.
- CDC update means there are now two potential timelines for cruise ships to restart
- Royal Caribbean talks about CDC letter and what it means for kids
- U.S ports begin vaccinating cruise ship crew members
Royal Caribbean News
- Royal Caribbean reports $1.1 billion loss in first quarter of 2021
- Royal Caribbean Group CEO on 2021 Alaska cruises: "reason for some hope"
- Rhapsody of the Seas will sail from Barbados beginning November 2022
- Royal Caribbean will use Nassau hotel for Adventure of the Seas passenger check-in
- Royal Caribbean asks Galveston for extra time to complete new cruise terminal in case ships cannot sail
- Harmony of the Seas completes dry dock
- Royal Caribbean's Royal Beach Club in Nassau is almost a done deal
- Norwegian Cruise Line will not limit passengers to cruise line shore excursions
- Where are Royal Caribbean's cruise ships right now?
- CDC says fully vaccinated Americans don’t need masks outside in most cases
- Royal Caribbean temporarily halts hiring new crew members from India
- Royal Caribbean offering up to 35% off Cruise Planner purchases with Seas the Deals sale
- Royal Caribbean Group pledges support to buy Alaska products
- 10 Vision of the Seas tips, tricks and secrets
- European Union to allow fully vaccinated Americans during summer 2021
- Bar Harbor Survey Could Mean More Port-Specific Cruise Ship Restrictions
Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast
Someone that has flown to Nassau a lot recently shares his tips and experiences for flying to Nassau given the changes these days.
New RCB Video: The most FRUSTRATING things about Royal Caribbean cruises!
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5 reasons why what happened to cruise ships in 2020 will never happen again
In the early days of the global health crisis, the cruise industry was caught off guard with a new health threat which was unfortunately seen in the public eye in the case of a few high profile ship quarantines.
More than a year later, memories of what happened to those cruise ships in early 2020 still dominate the narrative for many people and the fear of allowing something like this to happen again is enough to compel some to not want cruise ships to sail again.
While the cruise industry struggles to prove it can safely sail from the United States, here is why what happened on cruise ships at the very start of the global health crisis will all but certainly never happen again.