Royal Caribbean Group Extends Suspension of Cruising

While many other cruise lines recently extended their pause in cruise operations through May, Royal Caribbean Group did not do so until today.

Royal Caribbean Group Extends Suspension of Cruising

Royal Caribbean Group Extends Suspension of Cruising

Over the past several weeks, many of the major cruise lines have issued statements regarding further suspensions to cruise operations. However, Royal Caribbean remained quiet. Well today, Royal Caribbean Group extends its suspension of cruising across brands through May 31st. This new date is now in line with many of the other cruise brands.

As Royal Caribbean Group continues to work closely with the CDC to focus on the healthy and safe return to cruising for guests, crew, and the communities they visit, this extension is necessary.

Royal Caribbean Group Extends Suspension of Cruising

The following adjustments have been made to upcoming 2021 itineraries. 

  • Royal Caribbean International
    • Suspending sailings through May 31
    • Excluding Quantum of the Seas and Odyssey of the Seas
    • Excluding China Spectrum of the Seas and Voyager of the Seas sailings from 4/30 through May and beyond
  • Celebrity Cruises
    • Suspending sailings through May 31
  • Silversea Cruises:
    • Suspending sailings through May 31
  • Azamara:
    • Suspending sailings though June 30

As previously reported, Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum of the Seas has resumed sailing in Singapore with the local government’s CruiseSafe Certification. The certification confirms the three- and four-night Ocean Getaways meet the comprehensive health and safety requirements developed by the Singapore government.

Further, Royal Caribbean recently announced that they will begin sailing from Israel for the first time in May with fully vaccinated crew and guests over the age of 16. The brand new Odyssey of the Seas will sail a combination of 3- to 7-night escapes visiting the Greek Isles and Cyprus. These new sailings go on sale Tuesday, March 9th.

Odyssey of the Seas from Israel

“Royal Caribbean Group continues to work with our Healthy Sail Panel of globally recognized scientific and medical experts to come back stronger, and we look forward to welcoming our guests back on board.”


Did you expect Royal Caribbean Group to further extend the suspension of cruising? Did you have a cruise booked during these time frames that just got cancelled? Drop us an anchor below to share your thoughts on when we will actually cruise from the United States.

Heidi is a physical therapist by profession, cruise enthusiast at heart, and Princess all the time! She is a self-confessed thrill seeker, obsessive planner, and over-packer. She is always looking for the latest and greatest adventures onboard and ashore, enjoys researching top things to do in ports of call, and loves dressing up for formal nights.
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