Royal Caribbean extends suspension of certain sailings

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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 RLC continue to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States and government authorities around the world, the company 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 its new homeport of 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 cruise 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 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, Greece, 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 December 2020, and Odyssey of the Seas, which, as previously announced, will begin sailing from Haifa, Israel, beginning on June 2.

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 all of our guests back on board.