LEGEND OF THE SEAS TO DEPART ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL FLEET
Sale to Thomson Cruises Introduces New 2017 Deployments for Global Cruise Line
MIAMI – June 2, 2016 – Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE, RCL) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell Royal Caribbean International’s Legend of the Seas to Thomson Cruises. Legend will depart the 25-ship fleet in March of 2017, and immediately transition to its new owner.
In order to continue offering our guests the best possible vacation experience, the current deployment of Rhapsody of the Seas and Vision of the Seas will be adjusted. This will require the cancellation of some sailings and the re-accommodation of others.
Legend of the Seas exits the fleet on March 26, 2017
Rhapsody of the Seas will transition to Venice, Italy for the summer season. Sailings from Cape Liberty, New Jersey will be cancelled.
Vision of the Seas will offer four fall foliage sailings from Cape Liberty, New Jersey after completing northerly crossing from Copenhagen, Denmark
To accommodate guests booked on the affected sailings, Royal Caribbean will provide vacationers with a full refund of their cruise fare, the opportunity to re-book on another Royal Caribbean ship as well as an onboard credit to use during the newly booked sailing. In addition, vacationers who purchased airfare through Royal Caribbean will receive a full refund. Guests purchasing their own airfare will be given a refund for their airline change fee. All refund transactions will be automatically processed back to the original form of payment within four to six weeks. Commissions for travel agents will be protected for all cruises that are fully paid.
Guests requesting more information are asked to contact Royal Caribbean International’s customer service team at 1-800-256-6649 or their travel agent.
For more information on Royal Caribbean International visit www.RoyalCaribbean.com.
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