Happy Sunday! It is getting hot outside these days, and the Royal Caribbean news this week is equally heated.
We had arguably the best news in 16 months when Royal Caribbean announced plans to restart a handful of cruise ships in July and August.
Beginning on July 2, Freedom of the Seas will sail from Miami and mark the return of cruise ships from the United States for Royal Caribbean.
Over the next few weeks, six additional ships will restart operations from ports in Florida, Texas, and Barcelona.
By the end of August, 12 Royal Caribbean ships will be cruising once again across The Bahamas, Caribbean, Alaska and Europe.
Royal Caribbean News
- Royal Caribbean drops vaccine mandate for U.S. cruises
- CDC approves test cruises for Independence and Mariner of the Seas
- Royal Caribbean announces health protocols for cruises from Bahamas on Adventure of the Seas
- Mediation fails between CDC and Florida in lawsuit to get cruise ships sailing
- Royal Caribbean gets CDC approval to start test sailings on Allure and Symphony of the Seas
- New Royal Caribbean cruise ship arrives in Florida
- South Florida Mayors ask Governor to lift ban on cruise ships asking for vaccine proof
- CDC has approved 4 test cruises, with 6 more under review
- Royal Caribbean hopes to close on Freeport port project by this summer
- Disney Cruise Line gets approval to start test cruises
- Norwegian Cruise Line abandons plans to restart cruises from Dominican Republic this summer
- Celebrity will swap cruise ships for summer cruises from St. Maarten
- Celebrity Cruises announces changes to Captain's Club customer loyalty program
- New MSC cruise ship looks a lot like like Royal Caribbean's Oasis Class ships
- The changes predicted for cruise ships after the pandemic that never happened
- Spain will open its borders to cruise ships in June
Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast
It looks like cruises are close to restarting (hopefully), and if you are flying to a cruise ship, this may be a good opportunity to review the basics when it comes to planning to book flights and plan for a cruise you have to get to via airplane.
New RCB Video: 8 Annoying Things Some People On A Cruise Ship Do!
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 — 8 Annoying Things Some People On A Cruise Ship Do! — and don’t forget to subscribe here.
Live from the first cruise ship in North America!
The first cruise ship in North America has set sail on the Celebrity Millennium, and we have our first look at what it's like.
Our sister site, Cruise.Blog is reporting live from Celebrity Millennium and sharing the changes made on the first sailing since March 2020.
Odyssey of the Seas arrives in United States
Odyssey of the Seas arrrived in Port Canaveral on Friday, marking her inaugural entry to the United States.
Odyssey of the Seas will offer 6- and 8-night Southern and Western Caribbean cruises from Fort Lauderdale, starting July 3.
You can check out a look at Odyssey of the Seas' sail in with plenty of photos, which was celebrated as a big event at the port.