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MIAMI — Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara have extended their voluntary suspension of operations until Sept. 30.
The Royal Caribbean Group’s cruise lines are pushing back their restart dates to Oct. 1.
Previously all of CLIA’s ocean going member cruise lines had extended their suspensions until Sept. 15.
On July 16 the CDC announced it was extending the No Sail Order for cruise ships sailing in U.S. waters until at least Sept. 30.
A statement on Royal Caribbean’s site says: “After further consulting with our partners at CLIA and in conjunction with the CDC, we have decided to extend the suspension of sailings for our global fleet for all sailings through September 30th, 2020. Our goal is to resume operations on October 1st, 2020.”
Royal Caribbean adds that circumstances have also extended the suspension for the following ships and sailings:
Royal Caribbean also notes that after consulting with CLIA and in conjunction with the CDC, it has cancelled some additional sailings departing from China. The move impacts these sailings onboard Spectrum of the Seas, Quantum of the Seas, and Voyager of the Seas: Spectrum of the Seas sailings through Aug.14, 2020; Quantum of the Seas sailings through Aug.14, 2020; and Voyager of the Seas sailings through Sept. 30, 2020.
Royal Caribbean’s options for passengers booked on impacted cruises include future cruise credits, the ‘Lift & Shift’ promotion for rebooking in 2021, and refunds. More details can be found here.
Celebrity Cruises and Azamara are also extending their pause in operations to Sept. 30. Passengers can choose between an FCC or a refund. More details for Celebrity Cruises are here and for Azamara, here. Silversea updated its information on July 13; more details are here.