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ROYAL CARIBBEAN GROUP EXTENDS SUSPENSION OF CERTAIN SAILINGS WHILE CONTINUING ITS MEASURED RETURN BASED ON SCIENCE-BACKED PROTOCOLS

MIAMI, April 8, 2021 – Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) announced today that it is extending the suspension of some sailings, including all sailings from the United States until June 30, while continuing its measured return to service with more sailings scheduled from different regions around the world.

“Safety is the first priority, and we know that cruising can be safe, as we have seen in Europe and Asia,” said Richard D. Fain, Royal Caribbean Group chairman and CEO. “The rising number of Americans who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, layered on top of the rigorous health and safety measures we are implementing under the Healthy Sail Panel’s guidance, enables us to create a safe environment to take a cruise. We strongly believe that President Biden’s stated goal for society to reopen in time for Independence Day is a realistic goal.”  

While we continue to work with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and government authorities around the world, we have made the following adjustments to upcoming 2021 itineraries:

Royal Caribbean International

  • Suspending sailings through June 30
  • Excluding all ships which have recently announced many new homeports around the globe

Celebrity Cruises

  • Suspending sailings through June 30
  • Excluding all ships which have recently announced many new homeports around the globe

Silversea Cruises

  • Suspending sailings through June 30
  • Excluding Silver Moon, Silver Origin and Silver Explorer 

The Group’s thoughtful return to sailing continues with announcements in the past 30 days of eight more ships that will be welcoming guests beginning in June with science-backed protocols, including vaccines.

Royal Caribbean International

  • Adventure of the Seas will sail from new homeport Nassau, The Bahamas on 7-night cruises that include Perfect Day at CocoCay, beginning June 12.
  • Vision of the Seas will sail from first-time homeport Bermuda on 7-night cruises that include Perfect Day at CocoCay, beginning June 26.
  • Jewel of the Seas will sail from new homeport Limassol, Cyprus on 7-night cruises in the Greek islands, beginning July 10.
  • Anthem of the Seas will sail from Southampton, England on 4-, 5- and 8-night cruises in the British Isles, beginning July 7.

Celebrity Cruises

  • Celebrity Millennium will sail from new homeport St. Maarten, with stops in the Caribbean, beginning June 5.
  • Celebrity Apex will make its debut from Athens, Greece, with stops around the Mediterranean, beginning June 19.
  • Celebrity Silhouette will sail from Southampton, England on 6- to 8-night cruises around Britain’s coastline, beginning July 3.

Silversea Cruises

  • Silver Moon will sail from new homeport Athens on 10-night cruises that include Israel and Cyprus, beginning June 18.

These ships join Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum of the Seas, which has been sailing safely in Singapore since Dec. 2020, and Odyssey of the Seas, which, as previously announced, will begin sailing from Haifa, Israel on June 2.

Royal Caribbean Group continues to work with its Healthy Sail Panel of globally recognized scientific and medical experts to come back stronger, and looks forward to welcoming all guests back on board.

The Group is reaching out to guests and travel partners to share further details and address any questions or concerns they may have. For more information, visit the cruise lines’ websites: Celebrity Cruises: www.celebritycruises.com, Royal Caribbean: www.royalcaribbean.com and Silversea: www.silversea.com.

About Royal Caribbean Group
Royal Caribbean Group is the operating business name for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Royal Caribbean Group is the owner and operator of three global cruise vacation brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, and Silversea. Royal Caribbean Group is also a 50% owner of a joint venture that operates TUI Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Together, our brands operate 58 ships with an additional 15 on order as of March 15, 2021. Learn more at www.royalcaribbeangroup.com or www.rclinvestor.com.

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Media contact: Jonathon Fishman
Email:  corporatecommunications@rccl.com

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Caribbean International is applying the recommendations of its Healthy Sail Panel of public health and scientific experts to provide a safer and healthier cruise vacation on all of its sailings. Health and safety protocols, regional travel restrictions and clearance to visit ports of call, are subject to change based on ongoing evaluation, public health standards, and government requirements. For more information on the latest health and travel alerts, U.S. government travel advisories, please visit https://www.royalcaribbean.com/cruise-ships/itinerary-updates or consult travel advisories, warnings or recommendations relating to cruise travel on applicable government websites.
NOTICE: For U.S. cruises and guests: Prior to booking, please consult all applicable U.S. Centers for Disease Control travel advisories, warnings, or recommendations relating to cruise travel, available at www.cdc.gov/travel/notices. If a certain threshold level of COVID-19 is detected onboard your cruise ship during your voyage, your voyage will be ended immediately and the ship will return to the port of embarkation, and your subsequent travel, including your return home, may be restricted or delayed. For cruises and guests worldwide: Health and safety protocols, guest conduct rules, as well as regional travel restrictions and clearance to visit ports of call, are subject to change without notice based on ongoing evaluation, public health standards, and government requirements. Onboard and destination experiences, features, itineraries and guest conduct rules vary by ship and destination and are subject to change without notice.