No Huge Makeovers for Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships

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Royal Caribbean has provided an update on four of its cruise ships which were set to get huge makeovers during dry dock. Unfortunately, the news is not what many cruise passengers would hope to hear.

Update on Four Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships

The cruise line has released details on current and upcoming dry docks for four ships which were set to receive huge, multi-million-dollar makeovers. As expected, all the fancy new features will no longer be happening along with delays and changes to the renovation process.

Royal Caribbean provided updates for Adventure of the Seas, Allure of the Seas, Explorer of the Seas, and Liberty of the Seas.

Allure of the Seas, which is an Oasis-class vessel, is already undergoing a dry dock after a huge delay due to the global pandemic. The vessel was originally scheduled to under a huge amplification costing $165 million and lasting 58 days. The ship is now just receiving some essential maintenance and a limited update in a shorter time frame.

The large cruise ship will also no longer be sailing out of the new Royal Caribbean cruise terminal at Port of Galveston, Texas from November 2021. This is due to the facility not being ready in time because of COVID-19.

Construction of the 170,000 square feet facility at Pier 10 was originally set to go ahead in April 2020. It is now expected to be completed in 2022 and until then Liberty of the Seas will operate the itineraries from the port instead of Allure of the Seas.

The major upgrades for Explorer of the Seas were scheduled under a huge $110 million upgrade in May 2020 but of course, that never took place. Royal Caribbean has now cancelled cruises through August 2020 so a limited dry dock can take place instead, but will not include all the impressive new features that were originally planned.

The planned amplifications for Adventure of the Seas and Liberty of the Seas have also been postponed with no further details of when they will take take place.

Also Read: Royal Caribbean Has Just Cancelled the Entire Alaska 2020 Season and More

No doubt we’ll hear more from Royal Caribbean on more future refurbishments and when the major new features will be added to different ships as shipyards resume work and renovations can be scheduled. The cruise line has currently suspended operations until August and cruises in Canada and Alaska for even longer.

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