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Latest news related to Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and articles submitted by crew members. Find out insight stories from the other side of the Royal Caribbean cruise ships, told by the crew.

Navigator of the Seas Issues Strict Guidelines for Crew

Mar 29, 2020

Strict health and safety protocols are implemented onboard the cruise ship Navigator of the Seas. Each crew member is now isolated in guest stateroom and no one is allowed to leave the room without specific approval by the ship's authorities. Failure to comply will result in disciplinary action up to termination.

Oasis of the Seas 14 Crew Members test positive for Covid-19

Mar 28, 2020

14 crew members on board the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Oasis of the Seas have tested positive for COVID-19. The test results were announced today, March 28, through the ships’ PA system and the crew is updated as to what's going on, including the latest updates and preventive measures.

Q&A Session: Staying On Board Vs. Going Home

Mar 27, 2020

Dear Crew, whether you are at home battling through daily tasks, trying to cope with our new reality or still on board, trying to keep sane and healthy, - we are here for you.

Crew Center keeps its hand on crew-news pulse and does an admirable job at helping/supporting whoever we can.

Crew Self-Care: How to Stay Well Until We Re-Embark

Mar 26, 2020

Dear Crew Worldwide,

How are you today? We really hope you are managing as well as it is possible in these uncharted waters. We know it’s scary to find ourselves in this new reality with suspended jobs, no certainty and plenty of challenges to come. So, let’s take a few moments and explore the state of our inner world, our inner selves.

Royal Caribbean Crew to be Sent Home

Mar 25, 2020

Starting this week and throughout the next few weeks, Royal Caribbean International will be sending many of the crew members home. In a letter sent by the President & CEO of Royal Caribbean International Michael Bayley, the crew was informed that the company will provide a flight home and the promise of a return ticket when it is time to come back and join the ships. The crew members will be entitled to 30 days of pay starting from March 25.

Freedom of the Seas Crew Members to be Send Home

Mar 21, 2020

At a meeting held yesterday onboard Freedom of the Seas shipboard employees were informed that the company will try to send non-essential personnel home in the following days.

Royal Caribbean Suspends US Cruises for 30 days

Mar 13, 2020

 Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD. announced today the company will suspend cruising in the United States. Beginning at midnight tonight, Royal Caribbean is pausing the fleet's U.S. sailings for 30 days.

The company is communicating with their shipboard employees to resolve any issues they have regarding this difficult decision.

Jewel of the Seas Returns to Dubai After UAE Closes Cruise Ports

Mar 11, 2020

United Arab Emirates Transport Authority announced that all cruises operating out of the UAE have been suspended. The latest precautionary measure announced Tuesday night come as a response to stop the spread of coronavirus the government said.

Italian Crew Affected by the Latest CLIA Restrictions

Mar 04, 2020

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world's largest cruise industry trade association including members such as Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line and Disney Cruise Line, today issued the latest update saying that its members have expanded restrictions on Coronavirus preventive measures. The statement says that CLIA members will deny boarding on their vessels of anyone who has traveled in the affected regions in northern Italy.

Cruise Lines Respond to Coronavirus

Jan 24, 2020

In just three weeks, an outbreak of coronavirus has spread from the central Chinese city of Wuhan throughout Asia and as far as the United States, to become a global threat. As of January 23, the National Health Commission announced the number of infected patients by the virus has gone to 830, while the death toll has risen to 26 people.