Royal Caribbean Officially Postpones Several Dry Docks

There has been much speculation recently about the status of major dry docks involving cruise ships from Royal Caribbean. Many were scheduled to commence right as the cruise industry paused all operations. Today, Royal Caribbean sent out an official notice to travel partners and media that Amplifications for four of their ships are postponed indefinitely. Due to the impact of COVID-19 and given the closure of shipyards along with the disruption to the supply chain, Royal Caribbean® would like to make you aware of some updates regarding Allure of the Seas®, Explorer…

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Carnival Cruise Line Repatriates 3,000 Crew in Croatia

Carnival Cruise Line managed to repatriate nearly 3,000 Carnival team members through the Port of Dubrovnik last week, through what they called “an extraordinary effort”. The cruise industry really does bring the citizens of the world together and Carnival proudly boasts 110 nationalities amongst its onboard team.  That can make things complicated in this current situation as the world’s largest cruise line works to repatriate more than 26,000 team members home, with a backdrop of some nations with closed borders, flight options limited, and debarkation and immigration policies frequently changing.…

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Virgin Voyages Cancels Cruises through October 15, 2020

Virgin Voyages has announced that they have canceled all sailings on Scarlet Lady through October 15, 2020. This is the second wave of cancelations for Virgin Voyages, as their initial planned launch and inaugural sailing for late March was previously delayed until August. Scarlet Lady was delivered to Virgin Voyages in early February with a brief introduction to travel media and agents in Dover and Liverpool in the U.K. A special 4-nigth cruise event planned for Richard Branson’s 70th Birthday for July 15, 2020, has been rescheduled for July 14,…

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Carnival Plans Partial Service with 8 Ships Starting Aug 1

Carnival Cruise Line advised guests and travel agents today of our plan to phase in a resumption in our North American service this summer, beginning on August 1 with a total of eight ships from Miami, Port Canaveral and Galveston.  In connection with this plan, our pause in operations will be extended in all other North American and Australian markets through August 31. The key elements of this plan include: All North American cruises from June 27 to July 31 will be cancelled. Beginning August 1, we plan to resume…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cruise Line Updates

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

With the rapidly changing landscape and daily updates to cruise lines travel restrictions, policies and onboard procedural changes in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we’ve created this post that we will try to maintain with the most current advisories and links. Here are the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) cruise line updates from the major cruise lines. (Last Update: 8/5/2020) Aida Cruises – Suspending the operations through August 31, 2020 More Details: https://www.aida.de/kreuzfahrt/angebote-buchen/wichtiger-reisehinweis.40233.html AmaWaterways – Suspending the operations of European river cruise fleet through September 15, 2020 More Details: https://www.amawaterways.com/travel-updates…

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