Just days after Carnival Corporation extended their shutdown into June, Royal Caribbean posted the following statement regarding future cruises:
“Given global public health circumstances, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has decided to extend the suspension of sailings of our global fleet through June 11, 2020.
We are working with our guests to address this disruption to their vacations, and we are genuinely sorry for their inconvenience.
We expect to return to service on June 12.”
Royal Caribbean’s previous target date to restart cruises was May 12.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. operates four cruise lines: Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara, and Silversea Cruises.
They are also a 50% joint venture owner of the German brand TUI Cruises and a 49% shareholder in the Spanish brand Pullmantur Cruceros. Together these brands operate a combined total of 61 cruise ships with an additional 17 on order as of December 31, 2019.