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Royal Caribbean Suspends All Cruises in the U.S

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Royal Caribbean has suspended all cruises in the United States for 30 days starting at Midnight tonight. 

Cruises that depart before midnight and cruises already at sea will complete their scheduled itineraries.

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Press Release From Royal Caribbean

“Today Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD. announced that it is suspending cruising in the United States for 30 days.

We understand the gravity of the public health crisis confronting the country. And this is our part to play. So, beginning at midnight tonight, we are pausing the fleet’s US sailings for 30 days. “

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“We are reaching out to our guests to help them work through this disruption to their vacations, and we are truly sorry for their inconvenience. We are also communicating with our crew to work out the issues this decision presents for them. We know this adds great stress to our guests, employees and crew, and we are working to minimize the disruption.

Cruises that depart US ports before midnight tonight and international cruises will operate their scheduled itineraries.  US ships already at sea will finish their itineraries as planned.

Our business is providing great vacations and creating great memories. We look forward to getting back to work as soon as we can.”

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Royal Caribbean joins other major cruise lines in suspending service.


Princess Cruises, owned by Carnival Corp., announced it will voluntarily suspend operations for 60 days on Thursday morning.

Princess cruises suspends all cruises due to corona virus

Viking Chairman Torstein Hagen announced it would be temporarily suspending operations of all river and ocean cruises embarking from March 12 to April 30, 2020

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Virgin Voyages have postponed the inaugural season of their brand-new ship, Scarlet Lady until July 15th in response to the global health crisis.

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Disney Cruise Line has suspended all cruise departures starting from Saturday March 14th through till the end of March, the company announced in a statement. 

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Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that they are suspending all cruises on their three cruise lines (Norwegian Cruise Line, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, and Oceania Cruises) from March 13 until April 11, 2020.

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