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  Anyone have insight into what's going on with Labadee, after the August protocols got posted, I noticed there was nothing about it.  Are there any ships going into Labadee in August?  IS Odyssey Sep 5th trip the first back sin?  Will the itinerary get changed?   Originally it was going to be Allure's Aug 15th, but that got changed last month.

  What shape is Labadee in right now?

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Nothing regarding Labadee has been changed.

Ever since Haiti's President was assassinated, there has been wild speculation it would impact Labadee stops. As of yet, I have no reason to believe there's any impact on any stops in Labadee, until Royal says anything.

The reason why ships are going to CocoCay right now is because CocoCay is closer to USA and test cruises and the logistics of which ships have been able to resume service points to Bahamas.

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Hi All - we booked July 2022 on Mariner knowing it would stop in Labadee. Soon as we booked it disappeared from the itinerary. Kind of bummed because we are traveling as a family of 10 with 3 teens and a 5 year old so it would have been the perfect stop. Understand the recent unrest might impact the stops but this was booked months ago. 

Anyone think there might be a chance they will redirect to Coco Cay?

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3 hours ago, Pam13 said:

Hi All - we booked July 2022 on Mariner knowing it would stop in Labadee. Soon as we booked it disappeared from the itinerary. Kind of bummed because we are traveling as a family of 10 with 3 teens and a 5 year old so it would have been the perfect stop. Understand the recent unrest might impact the stops but this was booked months ago. 

Anyone think there might be a chance they will redirect to Coco Cay?

The unrest yes but Haiti has been very slow in vax rollout. And with Labadee fundamentally cut off from the rest of the country......well could be another issue

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On 7/9/2021 at 12:31 PM, Matt said:

Nothing regarding Labadee has been changed.

@Matt As soon as I made my reservation for the Aug 21st Symphony, before I completed the payment and received my invoice, Royal had sent an email (time stamped while I was on the phone) announcing the change of itinerary from Labadee (Aug 23rd), Aruba, & Curaçao, to Nassau, St Thomas, St Maarten, St Kitts.

Per the letter, the reason was 'Due to changes in the port planning...' however, when that was lacking in explanation, several went further for an answer.

That answer was simply, 'Labadee.'

Even that hardly seems a good reason for wiping the entire itinerary so many months in advance, especially since my Symphony Aug 29th (B4B), months later still has Labadee on the itinerary Sept 1, only 8 days later. Before Odyssey's CV-19 problems, it was going to Labadee before the Aug 23rd.

If you can find out more, our Facebook Group would appreciate it. So many of us scheduled the cruise simply for Aruba & Curaçao. We understand last minute changes, but when they come months in advance, and before my full payment (at the time of reservation it was in the 80s days) and invoice sent, while others were still going to Labadee, they had to throw out the entire, enticing factors of the cruise (Oasis class to the ABCs), was extremely disappointing. I had canceled my 'Horizon' on that other line, waiting for an Oasis Southern Caribbean.

 @Pam13 Our cruise agreed with you, Coco Cay was a far better substitute for Labadee than what we got. Be grateful, you at least you still have Aruba.
We would have felt better if they had at least left us one of the ABCs. Instead, Royal wiped out our only private and all of our ABCs itinerary.

Hurricane, yes, we understand. The luck of the draw. Adjustments as we restart, yes we understand, we all have to be flexible.
But because of Labadee? Something is going on.
 

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We are on Symphony of the Seas August 29th sailing, and received word this morning that the Labadee stop has been cancelled and replaced with Nassau. Which is a poor substitute in my mind as I was really hoping for a second day at CocoCay. I had been anticipating that this stop would be changed even before the assassination and violence as I noticed they never mentioned Labadee in their mask policies like they did CocoCay. I'm still disappointed though ?

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13 minutes ago, uradoll786 said:

We are on Symphony of the Seas August 29th sailing, and received word this morning that the Labadee stop has been cancelled and replaced with Nassau. Which is a poor substitute in my mind as I was really hoping for a second day at CocoCay. I had been anticipating that this stop would be changed even before the assassination and violence as I noticed they never mentioned Labadee in their mask policies like they did CocoCay. I'm still disappointed though ?

 

Im on that sailing and haven't seen anything yet.  But im not surprised either.  Wish they could have found a different port, as I was just in Nassau for the Adventure sailing last month. 

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23 hours ago, uradoll786 said:

We are on Symphony of the Seas August 29th sailing, and received word this morning that the Labadee stop has been cancelled and replaced with Nassau. Which is a poor substitute in my mind as I was really hoping for a second day at CocoCay. I had been anticipating that this stop would be changed even before the assassination and violence as I noticed they never mentioned Labadee in their mask policies like they did CocoCay. I'm still disappointed though ?

Did you get an email about this change yet?  (If so can you repost it)  Allure still is scheduled to arrive in Labadee the very next after when Symphony was originally scheduled there.  The Symphony August 29th schedule was updated on the App to show Nassau instead of Labadee now, though.   I'm booked on the next one scheduled to stop in Labadee after Allure (The Sep 5th Odyssey, which stops in Labadee on Sep 7th)

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Here you go @Atricks!

I would be very surprised if any ships visited Labadee in the the foreseeable future, unfortunately. We booked this Symphony itinerary specifically because it visited Labadee and CocoCay. However, I am still thrilled that we will be on a cruise ship again!

 

 

Dear Guest,

We're looking forward to welcoming you onboard Symphony of the Seas for our August 29th, 2021 cruise. As we countdown to your sailing, we have an itinerary change to share with you.

As part of the guidance received from the CDC, we've implemented new boarding protocols and we'll need some extra time for check-in. As a result, we'll now depart from Miami, Florida at 7:00 PM, instead of 4:30 PM, and we've adjusted our time in Falmouth, Jamaica. Separately, to maintain your safety and wellbeing, we'll no longer visit Labadee due to the unrest in Haiti. Instead, we'll visit Nassau, Bahamas. We know how much time and effort go into planning your cruise with us, and we're sorry for any inconvenience caused by this. However, we're excited to take you to a new port! We know you'll have an excellent time. Below, please find our revised itinerary.

Day

Port of Call

Arrive

Depart

Sun

Miami, Florida

 

7:00 PM

Mon

Cruising

 

 

Tue

Falmouth, Jamaica

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Wed

Cruising

 

 

Thu

Nassau, Bahamas

8:00 AM

6:00 PM

Fri

Perfect Day at CocoCay

7:00 AM

5:00 PM

Sat

Miami, Florida

6:00 AM

 

Get ready to explore the wonders of the Western Caribbean! Nestled right between Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, Falmouth is the perfect backdrop for discovery in Jamaica. Take a relaxing horseback ride along the shoreline in Chukkah Beach or head to the Water Square and jam out with the locals to live reggae. In Nassau, the Bahamian capital, you're never more than a few steps away from rhythmic percussions, appetizing flavors, and some of the clearest waters in the world. Our last stop will be in Perfect Day at CocoCay - a private destination unlike any in the world. While there, lounge in the Caribbean's largest freshwater pool, Oasis Lagoon, or take the plunge down North America's tallest waterslide, Daredevil's Peak! Soar to new heights on Up, Up & Away or just unwind at your leisure. Whether you're looking for thrills or simply want to chill, these ports have something for everyone!

As a reminder, we kindly ask that you arrive to the port during your pre-selected check-in window. This is imperative to ensure minimal wait time and less crowds during the boarding process.

Our Shore Excursions team will automatically reschedule any pre-paid Royal Caribbean International shore excursions booked for Falmouth, Jamaica. And, any pre-paid Royal Caribbean International shore excursions booked for Labadee, Haiti will automatically be refunded to your original form of payment. In the next few days, your updated tour information will be e-mailed to you. If you haven't booked your shore excursions yet, be sure to check out our Cruise Planner for your options to discover adventure in these exciting destinations.

Thanks for your understanding. We can't wait to welcome you onboard Symphony of the Seas!

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