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Royal Caribbean suspends all Indian crew assignments until further notice

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Indian crew members will not be able to board Royal Caribbean ships at this stage after the company decided to temporary cancel all assignments for shipboard employees from India or people who reside in this country. According to a letter sent to the crew, this decision is based on various reasons and related to recently announced travel restrictions and complexities with crew movement to and from India. This decision is effective immediately, and at the time being Royal Caribbean is canceling all crew movements from India until further notice.

“It’s always unfortunate when we must cancel assignments but we believe this is a prudent decision at this time. We know how much our crew look forward to returning to work after waiting for so long. We also understand how tough it can be to have to make last minute travel changes. It’s not the way that we want to operate, but it is the reality of the quick changes we need to make based on different reasons that are often unplanned and beyond our direct control.” reads Royal Caribbean International letter.

According to our source around 300 Indian crew members assigned to join Anthem of the Seas on May 3, were canceled. Indian crew were supposed to join Adventure of the Seas, some of them are already in St Marten and will not be allowed to embark the ship, said one crew member.

“Those crew members who are currently at hotels pending joining a ship or are currently en route (already flying) will be notified and accommodation will be provided under quarantine guidelines till further notice. They will be kept informed by the HR ops team as needed”