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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.

Royal Caribbean Announces Major Crew Repatriation Plan

May 03, 2020

Royal Caribbean is preparing a major plan for the repatriation of thousands of its crew members back to their home countries. In a letter sent to the crew signed by Michael Bayley - President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, the company announced the repatriation of the crew from 60 different countries using cruise ships and charter flights.

Crew Member Goes Overboard from Jewel of the Seas

May 03, 2020

A young crew member went overboard from the cruise ship Jewel of the Seas on April 30, while the vessel was off the coast of Greece. According to the Greek media, a search was underway by the ship and the Coast Guard in an attempt to locate the missing crew member. A lifeboat and two Coast Guard vessels were involved in the search, and a Coast Guard aircraft was deployed in the area. Unfortunately the crew member was not located.

Royal Caribbean Crew To Receive Goodwill Payment

Apr 28, 2020

Once again Royal Caribbean has proven that the company truly cares about the shipboard employees. Even in these difficult times for all, the company decided each crew member to receive a $400 goodwill pay. In a letter distributed among Royal Caribbean crew members who are still aboard the ships the company said the selected crew are entitled to financial support.

Royal Caribbean laysoff 26% of its U.S. employees

Apr 15, 2020

The news media reported today that Royal Caribbean Cruises plans to lay off and furloughing a significant number of employees based in the United States.

Royal Caribbean to use three Australia based cruise ships to repatriate crew members home

Apr 03, 2020

Royal Caribbean has decided to use its own ships in Australia to repatriate Indonesian, Filipino, Chinese and Indian crew members to their countries. Three Royal Caribbean cruise ships based in Australia will embark to Asia very soon in order to return most of the crew back home.

Two Liberty of the Seas crew members test positive for COVID-19

Apr 02, 2020

Two Royal Caribbean crew members from the cruise ship Liberty of the Seas have tested positive for COVID-19. This was confirmed by Rodger Rees executive director at Port of Galveston, who said the port authorities were notified that two Liberty of the Seas crew members were screened and tested positive for COVID-19.

Voyager of the Seas Crew Members Test Positive for COVID-19

Mar 31, 2020

Four crew members aboard the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Voyager of the Seas have tested positive for Covid-19, according to an announcement made on the ship's PA system.

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.

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