Royal Caribbean has cancelled five Liberty of the Seas sailings so more time can be spent upgrading the ship during a scheduled dry dock.
Liberty of the Seas Sailings Canceled
Guests who have booked sailings after Liberty of the Seas completes her major upgrade in early 2021 will be disappointed to be notified that Royal Caribbean has canceled five sailings following the dry dock.
The news, which was first posted by Royal Caribbean Blog, is going to upset many who were excited to be among the first to enjoy the new upgrades and features which the cruise line is well known for.
Emails were sent to guests and travel partners stating more time is needed during the vessel’s scheduled dry dock in 2021. One of the options is to re-book at a later date on the Liberty of the Seas on one of the select 7-night Western Caribbean itineraries out of Galveston, Texas.
Another option is to book an alternative cruise on the much smaller Jewel of the Seas early in 2021. The ship is offering three different 7-night itineraries and a longer 8-night cruise. Guests would also receive price protection for their original stateroom category booking along with onboard spending money.
Impacted guests can also re-book any other cruise with Royal Caribbean and can receive $200 of onboard spending money for staterooms plus an additional $50 for each third or more guest to spend onboard. Alternatively, guests can cancel their cruise entirely and will get a full refund of the fare and anything else booked for their voyage through the cruise line, such as drink packages, shore excursions, or spa treatments they may already have planned.
Royal Caribbean has not yet detailed what will be added during the Liberty of the Seas Amplification but history tells us it’s going to be big with new inspired spaces and state-of-the-art features. The cruise line is investing $1 billion in updating 10 ships in 10 years, and each vessel is truly receiving the royal treatment with numerous upgrades and enhancements.
Liberty of the Seas is currently based out of the Port of Galveston and the 154,407-ton vessel offers week-long Western Caribbean cruises. She has a passenger capacity of 3,798 at double occupancy.
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