Cruise News Royal Caribbean Royal Caribbean Cancels Two Cruises Due to Coronavirus

Royal Caribbean Cancels Two Cruises Due to Coronavirus

Affiliate Disclaimer

Cruise Lines Update Coronavirus Restrictions Including Italy and South Korea

Two cruise lines have updated their Coronavirus health protocols which now include Italy, South Korea and Iran due to a sharp increase in infections.

Giant Costa LNG Cruise Ship Owned by Carnival is Christened

The giant LNG Costa Smeralda cruise ship which is owned by Carnival has celebrated her naming ceremony with godmother Penélope Cruz.

Carnival Cruise Ship Cancels Port of Call Due to Multiple Reasons

The Carnival Elation which has been impacted by a number of issues has canceled the scheduled call to one cruise port in the Caribbean.

Carnival Cruise Ship Suffers Technical Issue and Bad Weather

The Carnival Pride cruise ship will be delayed arriving back to her homeport due to a technical issue and bad weather on the east coast.

Royal Caribbean has canceled two cruises for Quantum of the Seas due to travel restrictions from the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) which is spreading worldwide.

Quantum of the Seas Sailings Canceled

Royal Caribbean has canceled two sailings for Quantum of the Seas due to the Coronavirus and the travel restrictions the disease is now forcing in many countries in Asia. The departures from Singapore on February 15, 2020, and February 24, 2020, will no longer take place.

The cruise line has informed all guests booked on the sailings of the cancelations and is providing full refunds to them. Future sailings from the city are closely being monitored which was tweeted by the cruise line, “We truly appreciate your patience and understanding during this hectic time. While no decision has been made to cancel all future sailings departing from Singapore, we’re continuing to closely monitor the situation, should this be necessary.”

This will no doubt disappoint many cruisers, including those who are doing back to back sailings on this popular shop. The ship was originally scheduled to sail from Singapore on February 15, 2020, and then out of Hong Kong back to Singapore departing on February 24, 2020.

The cruise line has already been dealing with the Coronavirus outbreak by canceling and adjusting sailings in the region including for Spectrum of the Seas out of Shanghai. Royal Caribbean has also implemented new travel policies in response to the virus.

In addition to the cancelations for Quantum of the Seas, the cruise line has also altered restrictions and is no longer denying nationals from Chain, Hong Kong, and Macau to cruise. However, the 15-day policy for those who have traveled to any of those countries or have had close contact with others from those countries remains active.

Also Read: Royal Caribbean Cancels China Sailings Due to Coronavirus

Anthem of the Seas also had a scare last week when Chinese nationals were taken off the vessel in ambulances in Bayonne, New Jersey, fearing possible Coronavirus infections. Fortunately, tests from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) were negative and all passengers were cleared. The vessel still departed days later on an altered itinerary.

The virus has so far infected more than 43,000 and killed 1,107, with most deaths recorded in China. The virus also now has the name of COVID-19 and it first started from the Chinese city of Wuhan in Hubei Province in December 2019.

Cruise news, tips & trends to your inbox.

591 Shares
591 Shares
Share via
Copy link