Royal Caribbean has made the decision to cancel the 2021 Alaska season for Quantum of the Seas. The ship is now set to remain in Asia but this will disappoint many guests who were hoping that their Alaska voyage would still go ahead.
Quantum of the Seas Alaska Cruises Cancelled
The cruise line released to Travel Agents on Thursday morning that Alaska sailings on Quantum of the Seas have been cancelled. Communication has also been sent out to guests who are impacted.
So this now means that Quantum of the Seas departures from April 25 to October 14, 2021, are now cancelled. These dates cover the Alaska season and Alaska cruises for Ovation of the Seas, Serenade of the Seas and Radiance of the Seas still remain.
The Royal Caribbean cruise ship was originally to be based out of Seattle, Washington and offer 7-day round trip cruises.
It Makes Sense
It does make sense for the cruise line to keep Quantum of the Seas in Singapore as the country is one of the very few to allow a safe return to operations. She’s the only ship in the fleet sailing right now and has set the standard on keeping guests and crew safe.
The ship resumed cruises from the Marina Bay Cruise Centre in Singapore on December 3, 2020. Cruises are to nowhere with no ports of call and with strict health protocols in place which have so far worked very well.
Options for Guests
There’s a Lift & Shift option that allows guests to move their booking to next year and keep the original cruise fare and promotion. For those impacted by the Quantum of the Seas cancellations, the same qualifying cruises need to be selected within 1-week in 2022 of the original sailing in 2021. This option expires on February 4, 2021.
To make up for any disruption, Royal Caribbean is offering a 125% Future Cruise Credit (FCC) which will automatically be applied on or before February 12, 2021. The date will be February 19, 2021 for those specifically affected by the Quantum of the Seas cruises.
Guests can alternatively select a full refund of they no longer want to cruise at all in the future with Royal Caribbean. This needs. to be done using an online request form.