Royal Caribbean has revealed that it has needed to cancel more cruises due to the ban on cruise ships by Canada including sailings to Alaska, Canada, New England, and Hawaii.
Royal Caribbean Cancels More Cruises
The cruise line sent out details to travel agents today that it has cancelled more cruises due to the ban on large passenger cruise ships by Canada. As a result, the entire 2020 Alaska season will no longer be possible. Also, autumn cruises to or from Canada, New England, and Hawaii have been cancelled.
Royal Caribbean is hoping guests will still remain with the cruise line and shift their bookings to an alternative date. There is no choice to cancel as the government of Canada extended the ban on cruise ships which we posted about here.
Those on impacted sailings have options available, including a 125% Future Cruise Credit that can be used for an alternative booking. This will automatically be done on or before July 17, 2020.
Guests can also choose to get a straight refund on their booking if they no longer want to take a cruise vacation. This will need to be done on or before December 31, 2020.
Also Read: Royal Caribbean Shifts Focus to “New Normal”
Royal Caribbean still plans on returning to service in August with some vessels and in China from July 1, 2020. The cruise line currently has suspended cruise operations through all of July except for sailings from China.
The focus is now shifting from repatriating crew members to coming up with new health measures to keep guests and crew safe. Norwegian Cruise Line and Bahamas Paradise Cruise line have already released details on new protocols moving forward and we expect Royal Caribbean to do the same for when cruises resume.
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