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Royal Caribbean switches from PCR to pre-departure ART test in Singapore

Oct 23, 2021

From November 8, the current pre-departure polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test will be replaced with an antigen rapid test (ART) for all the guests on Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas. The test will be taken at the cruise terminal on the departure day. Currently, only two cruise ships are sailing from Singapore - Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas and Dream Cruises’ World Dream. 

False positive Covid-19 test forces Spectrum of the Seas to cancel cruise after one crew member is suspected to have the virus during routine testing

Oct 22, 2021

Spectrum of the Seas ‘Ocean Getaway’ cruise-to-nowhere scheduled for October 21, from Hong Kong was canceled late on Thursday after one crew member onboard was suspected to have COVID-19 during routine testing.

Anthem of the Seas welcomes Wolves fans as Royal Caribbean celebrates new partnership with the Premier League Football Club

Oct 21, 2021

To celebrate the new partnership with the Premier League Football Club Wolverhampton Wanderers commonly known as Wolves, Royal Caribbean have welcomed hundreds of season ticket holders aboard their October cruises around the UK.

Royal Caribbean Cancels Ovation of the Seas 2021/2022 Australia Cruise Season

Oct 18, 2021

While Prime Minister Scott Morrison indicated a restart of international travel for states which reach 80 per cent double dose vaccination, which could happen as soon as next month for NSW, ACT and Victoria, cruise lines told the media they have still no updates on when the ships can return to Australia. 

Adventures in Quarantine

Sep 27, 2021

by Nancy Soulé

I’ve endured this adventure three times so far. It seems to be the norm as the new starting point for any contract, so better get used to it for a while. My first experience was on one of the first ships out in November of 2020, and that one was especially spooky. It was sailing out of Singapore and the precautions were extensive. 

LET OUT, BUT LOCKED IN: A Survival Guide to Cruise Ship Quarantine

Sep 27, 2021

by Nancy Soulé

Burst Pipe Floods Quantum of the Seas Crew Areas

Aug 12, 2021

A burst pipe on the Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas caused flooding in some crew areas yesterday, while the cruise ship was sailing in the South China Sea. Water spewed down the corridors and staircases, leaving some crew cabins flooded.

Royal Caribbean Announces Schedule For Remaining Ships Returning To Service

Aug 04, 2021

Royal Caribbean International announced the complete lineup of ships scheduled to set sail by spring 2022. The cruise line announced that the next group of returning ships and itineraries will begin to safely set sail in September starting with Oasis of the Seas' first sailing from the New York with a 7-night itinerary to the private island destination, Perfect Day at CocoCay, The Bahamas. 

Anthem of the Seas Crew No Longer Required To Wear Masks in Crew Areas

Jul 25, 2021

Great News coming from the Anthem of the Seas with the announcement of more relaxed operation for the crew. Starting from today July 25, the crew are no longer required to wear masks in the crew areas. Royal Caribbean has reviewed the protocols for the ship after all the crew was fully vaccinated and approved to change the set of protocols.

Crew masking requirements

Celebrity Cruises Honored With 12 Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence

Jul 23, 2021

Wine Spectator, the world's leading authority on wine has awarded Celebrity Cruises with 12 Restaurant Awards for 2021. The cruise line continues the tradition of excellence as the most awarded wine collection at sea, with 89 Awards in the past nine years. Wine Spectator annually recognizes restaurant wine lists which feature a well-chosen assortment of quality wines along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style.