What indication do you have that the ship will be leaving by June 10th?
this type of service generally takes 2 weeks
What indication do you have that Royal has applied for test sailing for the Symphony? Maybe they will try the vaccinated option which currently runs afoul of FL law
they can apply anytime its a 5 day approval return
What indication do you have that if Royal has applied for test sailing for the Symphony that the test sailing would take place in June?
they can do it later in the month
What indication do you have that the ship has been fully crewed and when vaccinations will start? Will they use J&J one shot vaccine or Moderna/Pfizer which require 2-3 weeks between shots and 2 weeks for maximum effectiveness?
if they started now that would make it beginning of July. they seem to be stock piling employes on ships not in service yet. If they where smart you would get the first shot before you go into quarantine. but they are not required to have vacinations if they do a test cruise
Do you have inside info other than some cruise director?
yes and no. I am just laying out a time line of how it can happen. I have a good contact inside but I am not using them in this case.
Not to be harsh here, but there are too many unknowns out there right now regarding July cruises.
If you are uncomfortable with delay just cancel your cruise simple as that. We are taking the tact that lets wait and have them give there best shot to get it going.
as for bad faith it would only be that if they do not cruise. if they do cruise they are meeting there obligations.
BUT, and let me drag out my dead horse to beat on, Royal could clear all this up by announcing their plans for July. Some fully paid customers are now within 30 days of their sail date and have ZERO idea if they will still be cruising or their sailings cancelled. THIRTY DAYS away. Its unacceptable at this point. Royal needs to announce their plans for July by Friday at the latest this week. They are now operating in bad faith with their paid customers and are risking future business. Carnival and NCL have already announced July plans. Its time for Royal to announce
I am looking at this from a positive side. if they cancel they do and I can arrange other plans. Been waiting 3 years for this cruise hope to see you at port terminal in a few weeks