Tag: Royal Caribbean Group

CDC Scraps COVID Warning For Cruise Travel After 2 Years

ATLANTA —The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday removed its COVID-19 notice against cruise travel, around two years after introducing a warning scale showing the level of coronavirus transmission risk on cruise ships. The move offers a shot of hope to major U.S. cruise operators such as Carnival Corp, Royal Caribbean Group […]

World’s Largest Cruise Ship – Wonder of the Seas – to Visit St. Thomas This Month

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The most majestic cruise ship in the world will sail into the Crown Bay harbor on Tuesday, March 22. Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Wonder of the Seas is scheduled to berth at the Austin “Babe” Monsanto Marine Terminal at 7 a.m. on March 22. An onboard Plaque and Keys Exchange Ceremony will […]

Royal Caribbean Joins Rivals In Canceling 2022 Sailings To Russia

MIAMI — Cruise operators Royal Caribbean Group and Viking Cruises canceled sailings to Russia, joining their rivals and many Western brands in suspending operations in the country after its invasion of Ukraine. Celebrity Cruises, owned by Royal Caribbean, said it was removing Russian port city St. Petersburg from upcoming itineraries, adding that it would visit […]

Royal Caribbean Warns Omicron Variant Will Delay Its Return To Profitability

MIAMI — Cruise operator Royal Caribbean Group said today that the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant would delay its return to profitability by a few months after posting a bigger loss than expected in the fourth quarter. The Omicron surge has in recent months forced cruise operators to change their trip itineraries and even cancel […]

Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas Set For St. Thomas Debut Next Month

ORLANDO — And then there were five. Royal Caribbean took delivery of the latest of its fleet of world’s largest cruise ships, Wonder of the Seas, which is set to debut at Port Everglades on March 4 and tapped to move to Port Canaveral this fall. It will make its St. Thomas debut on March […]

Celebrity Cruises And Royal Caribbean International End Cruises To Nowhere

MIAMI — Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean International, each subsidiaries of Royal Caribbean Group, have canceled cruises as COVID continues to spread. Celebrity has postponed the restart on its Celebrity Eclipse, canceling multiple sailings in the process, Susan Lomax, spokesperson for Celebrity, told USA TODAY late Sunday. Celebrity pushed the ship’s resumption of sailing from the end of March to the […]

RCG’s Explorer Of The Seas Cancels Cruise Visits To St. Thomas and St. Croix

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Royal Caribbean Group has canceled planned visits to St. Thomas and St. Croix, authorities said. The Explorer of the Seas will not call on Crown Bay Marina in St. Thomas today or the Ann E. Abramson Marine Facility on St. Croix tomorrow, the Virgin Islands Port Authority said. The Explorer of […]

Bryan Clarifies Territory’s COVID-19 Cruise Protocols In Light Of New CDC Guidance

CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan clarified the territory’s COVID-19 requirements for cruise lines in light of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) relaxing its sailing guidelines. “In many ways, our protocols and guidelines are even more stringent than some of the CDC’s guidelines. While we don’t want to turn away any of our cruise partners, […]

Royal Caribbean Cancels Voyages On 4 Ships Due To COVID-19

MIAMI — Royal Caribbean International announced on Friday it has canceled voyages on four ships because of “ongoing COVID-related circumstances around the world.” “In abundance of caution, Royal Caribbean International is pausing operations” on some ships, the company said in a statement. The cruise line said it moved forward with the cancellations despite its health and […]

Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Cancel Voyages Amid Omicron Spread

MIAMI — Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line on Wednesday canceled sailings amid rising fears of omicron-related coronavirus infections that have dampened the nascent recovery of the pandemic-ravaged cruise industry. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. called off its Spectrum of the Seas cruise for January 6 after nine guests on its January 2 trip were identified […]