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Puerto Rico with Strict Requirements, Symphony of the Seas Denied Entry

Dec 29, 2021

On the 27th of December, Royal Caribbean cruise ship Symphony of the Seas was not allowed to dock in San Juan due to the number of positive cases on board. The local government imposed new restrictions on the arrival of cruise ships, as a result of the rebound by the COVID-19.

Virgin Islands deny entry of two cruise ships with COVID-19 cases

Dec 28, 2021

Lately, cruise ships often report passengers and crew with COVID infections aboard and they are monitored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Some of them had passed the allowed threshold of 1% of active cases, they are denied port entry.  According to V.I. Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion, the Virgin Islands has turned away two cruise ships with COVID infections aboard.

CDC Monitoring Dozens of COVID-Hit Cruise Ships

Dec 27, 2021

Dozens of cruise ships with COVID-19 cases are under observation by the U.S. authorities during their cruises, and several of them are reportedly denied port in the Caribbean. Over 60 cruise ships are monitored after "reported cases of COVID-19 have met the threshold for CDC investigation," the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. One of the denied, the Carnival Freedom, was turned away from the Caribbean island of Bonaire.

Royal Caribbean Pauses New Cruise Bookings Through January 10, 2022

Dec 23, 2021

As a reaction to the recent situation with the COVID-19 and the fast spreading of the new Omicron variant, Royal Caribbean International has decided to voluntarily pause new bookings for all cruises scheduled through mid-January 2022. With this proactive effort, the cruise line limits the capacity onboard while still providing safe, enjoyable cruises to already booked passengers.

55 people test positive for COVID-19 on Odyssey of the Seas

Dec 22, 2021

Three guests and 52 crew members onboard Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of the Seas have tested positive for COVID-19. The cruise ship was scheduled to dock at Curacao today, however due to the current status, the vessel was denied clearance by the port authority, and disembarkation of guests was canceled.

48 People on Symphony of the Seas Test Positive for COVID-19

Dec 21, 2021

48 People on the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Symphony of the Seas, tested positive for COVID-19 after the vessel returned to Miami from a week-long voyage. Royal Caribbean International says it was carrying more than six thousand people, to be precise 6091 passengers and crew members. 95 percent of the people were vaccinated, and according to the company, all of the cases were mild or had no symptoms.

Celebrity Edge Crew To Get Booster Shot Of The COVID-19 Vaccine

Dec 17, 2021

Celebrity Cruises crew aboard the Celebrity Edge will get booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine this weekend after the ship completes its 7-Night Puerto Rico, St.Thomas & St. Maarten cruise. The booster jab is mandatory for all eligible crew.

Royal Caribbean's Wonder of the Seas heading to Florida in November 2022

Dec 17, 2021

Royal Caribbean International came with an announcement about the final home port of the new vessel Wonder of the Seas. The winter in Asia, as planned is replaced with Port Canaveral and the sunny Florida. It will start with sailing at the beginning of November 2022, according to a press release, on a seven-night itinerary, visiting the Eastern and Western Caribbean from the homeport. 

Royal Caribbean With Four Ships in Alaska in 2023

Dec 07, 2021

The trio planned to return to Alaska - Ovation, Quantum and Radiance of the Seas will be joined by Enchantment of the Seas, on seven-night voyages in 2023. Ovation and Quantum of the Seas to set sail from Seattle and give passengers the unforgettable experience of observing the North Star in their observation capsule and the iFly skydiving simulator on board.

Grandeur of the Seas resumes cruises with new Barbados program

Dec 07, 2021

Being on a 21-month operational pause, the Royal Caribbean's vessel is finally sailing again. This news is followed by launching a new program that presents Barbados as a new homeport. Bridgeport, Connecticut is where the Vision-class vessel sailed from, to offer itineraries ranging from seven to fourteen nights, fulfilled with exploring of the islands around the Southern Caribbean and Latin America, including some new ports of call as well.

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