Royal Caribbean-owned cruise ships have been meeting up at the cruise line’s private island to transfer the crew for repatriation.
Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships Meetup
Recently there has been a huge repatriation effort by many major cruise lines including Royal Caribbean brands such as Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises.
In recent days ships have been meeting up at Royal Caribbean’s own private island of Perfect Day at CocoCay located in the Bahamas. The cruise lines have been using the island for different vessels to meet and transfer crew members to be repatriated back home.
The complex effort has been done by ships docking with the crew disembarking and embarking via the gangways. Also, ships have been at anchor and crew transferred via lifeboats and tender boats. Many of the crew will also be repatriated via arranged charter flights depending on travel restrictions for specific countries.
Many ships are involved in getting the crew back home and we already know that some vessels have sailed to Manila, Philippines to disembark crew there including from Quantum of the Seas, Spectrum of the Seas, Voyager of the Seas and Celebrity Solstice. There are other ships that are heading to other countries and regions too including Europe, India, the Caribbean, South America, and Central America.
Cruise Industry News has posted where each of the ships from Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean will head to. Ships include Explorer of the Seas, Vision of the Seas, Rhapsody of the Seas, Liberty of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas, Celebrity Infinity, Enchantment of the Seas, Freedom of the Seas, Navigator of the Seas, Empress of the Seas, Majesty of the Seas, Celebrity Constellation. Celebrity Millennium and Celebrity Eclipse could also be moving to the Mexico west coast to arrange charter flights from there.
Not all the vessels are sailing crew directly to their home countries. Some ships will head to countries such as the UK where charter flights are being arranged for their final destination.
At the moment, Royal Caribbean passenger cruise operations are on hold through June 11, 2020 with the first cruises resuming from June 12. However, the cruise company recently said it could be extending the suspension on cruises for even longer. Royal Caribbean cruise brands have also extended the “Cruise with Confidence” cancellation policy to provide further confidence in bookings moving forward.