September 2020 – Construction on Wonder of the Seas continues as the ship transferred to its outfitting dock at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France on Sept. 5. The fifth Oasis Class ship will debut in 2022.
July 2020 – Royal Caribbean Group and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. introduce the “Healthy Sail Panel,” a team of cross-disciplinary experts enlisted to guide the cruise industry’s way forward in response to COVID-19. Made up of globally recognized specialists in public health, infectious diseases, hospitality and maritime operations, the panel is advising on a science-backed plan for a healthy return to service that ensures the wellbeing of the cruise companies’ guests, crew and the communities their ships visit.
July 2020 – Muster 2.0™ is a new approach to delivering safety information to guests. The first-of-its-kind program reimagines the traditional safety drill, a process originally designed for large groups of people, into a faster, more personal approach that encourages higher levels of safety.
Eliminating the gathering of large crowds, the program’s new technology – eMuster™ – will make key elements of the drill, including where to go in case of an emergency and instructions on how to properly use a life jacket, accessible to guests on an individual basis via their mobile devices and interactive stateroom TVs. Muster 2.0™ will be among the comprehensive protocols Royal Caribbean Group is developing with the Healthy Sail Panel.