Royal Caribbean will be resuming its cruises on August 1st, 2020, welcoming travelers to an experience unlike cruises pre-pandemic. There are new health and safety guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, ensuring travelers return home healthy. 

According to Travel Off Path, the popular cruise line “is currently working with government health authorities, the Cruise Lines International Association, and their own team of medical experts to finalize the complete list of protocols that will be required when cruising resumes.”

  • Less travel to countries with high COVID-19 cases
  • Constant sanitation of cruise terminals and on board 
  • Hand sanitizer available throughout the ship
  • Daily reminders of how to stay healthy while cruising as well as health updates
  • Health screenings when boarding

The infamous buffet will also look a lot different, says Richard Fain, chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited. 

“Where everybody reaches in and everybody touches the same tongs, you’re not going to see that on land or sea, but it doesn’t mean that you don’t have a buffet. You might have it where all of the food is served to you by other people. And there are other possibilities. But the point is that it will evolve,” shares Fain on Coffee Chat, hosted by Vicki Freed, Senior Vice President of Sales and Trade Support at Royal Caribbean. 

Although Royal Caribbean will be reopening on August 1st, Canada will resume it’s cruise operations on November 1st, 2020. 

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  • Spectrum of the Seas – July 1st, 5th, and 10th, 2020 cruises
  • Quantum of the Seas – July 3rd, 7th, and 12th, 2020 cruises
  • Explorer of the Seas August, 2020 sailings
  • Jewel of the Seas – August 8th, 16th, and 23rd, 2020 cruises
  • Brilliance of the Seas – August 21st, 2020 cruise
  • Voyager of the Seas cruises through September 30th, 2020

If you have been impacted by any of the cruise cancellations, contact Royal Caribbean to receive a credit or refund.