Royal Caribbean adds lifeguards fleetwide

Mar 02, 2017

Great news for all passengers sailing on board Royal Caribbean cruise ships. Starting this month on all swimming pools lifeguards will be in charge for the safety of the passengers. By adding this safety feature Royal Caribbean will become the second cruise line to employ lifeguards.

The news was already released a few months ago, however, this was officially confirmed beginning with this weekend aboard Oasis of the Seas you will notice their presence. The lifeguards aboard the Royal Caribbean fleet will be trained in partnership with the Florida-based company, Star Guard Elite. With their white and red uniforms, they will be on guard at every pool starting from the opening hours and during the entire day at every pool. As part of the safety and awareness program, the passengers will be offered on embarkation day an info session on the risks and dangers and security in the water during the Open House Adventure Ocean.

With employing lifeguards, Royal Caribbean joins Disney Cruise Lines which added this safety feature back in 2013, after a near-drowning on one of their ships. All other cruise lines have a policy where guests swim in ship’s pools at their own risk.

Here is the scheduled implementation of the program by vessels:

Oasis of the Seas - February 26, Harmony of the Seas - 7 March, Independence of the Seas: March 11, Anthem of the Seas: March 11, Liberty of the Seas: March 12, Freedom of the Seas: March 22, Allure of the Seas: March 23, Brilliance of the Seas: March 24, Quantum of the Seas: March 26, Ovation of the Seas: March 29, Navigator of the Seas: March 31, Serenade of the Seas: March 7, Jewel of the Seas: March 31, Rhapsody of the Seas: 5, Majesty of the Seas: April 21, Empress of the Seas: April 24, Adventure of the Seas: April 26, Enchantment of the Seas: May 8, Grandeur of the Seas: May 13, Explorer of the Seas: May 15, Mariner of the Seas: May 4, Radiance of the Seas: May 28, Voyager of the Seas: 5, Vision of the Seas: June 15.