Cruise Lines To Extend U.S. Cruise Suspension Through September 15, 2020

CLIA announced today that cruise lines will extend the cruise suspension yet again. since the start of this global pandemic.

In a statement released earlier today, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced “the associations ocean going cruise line members will voluntarily exchange the suspension of cruise operations from US ports until September 15, 2020”

“Due to the ongoing situation within the US related to COVID-19, CLIA member cruise lines have decided to voluntarily extend the period of suspended passenger operations. The current no sale order issued by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention will expire on July 24, and although we had hoped that cruise activity could resume as soon as possible after that date, it is increasingly clear that more time will be needed to resolve barriers to resumption in the United States.”

The statement goes on to say that they are airing on the side of caution to ensure the best interest of passengers and crew member and that this will allow additional time to consult with the CDC on appropriate measures for the eventual resumption of cruise operations.

Source: https://cruising.org/news-and-research/press-room/2020/june/clia-announces-voluntary-suspension-of-cruise-operations-from-us-ports

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Royal Caribbean Extends Global Suspension of Cruising an Additional 30 Days

Royal Caribbean announced today that they have extended the suspension of sailings another 30 days.

Given global public health circumstances, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has decided to extend the suspension of sailings of our global fleet.

We are working with our guests to address this disruption to their vacations, and we are genuinely sorry for their inconvenience. We are also working with our crew to sort out the issues this decision presents for them.

We expect to return to service on May 12, 2020. Because of announced port closures, we expect to return to service for Alaska, Canada and New England sailings July 1, 2020.

Royal Caribbean is offering 125% future cruise credit to come back and sail with them by December 31, 2021.

For more information visit RoyalCaribbean.com

SOURCE Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

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UPDATED: Royal Caribbean Expands Suspension of Cruising Globally

As we reported yesterday that Royal Caribbean was suspending all US sailings, this has now been updated to include all sailings world wide for the next 30 days.

Given global public health circumstances, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has decided to suspend the sailings of our fleet globally at midnight tonight.

We will conclude all current sailings as scheduled and assist our guests with their safe return home.

As with our announcement yesterday regarding U.S. sailings, we expect to return to service on April 11, 2020.

SOURCE Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

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