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Latest news related to Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and articles submitted by crew members. Find out insight stories from the other side of the Royal Caribbean cruise ships, told by the crew.

Royal Caribbean plan is to resume further operation in May 2021

Jan 12, 2021

Royal Caribbean International announced further cancelations of global sailings through April 30th, 2021. In a press release, Royal Caribbean said that exceptions will be the China sailings on Spectrum of the Seas, which at this moment, are suspended for February 16-28, 2021. Singapore cruises on Quantum of the Seas, with only residents of Singapore, will not be affected and continue as scheduled.

Over 325K Overseas Filipino Workers Repatriated In 2020

Jan 04, 2021

MANILA (Jan 4, 2021) - In a press release the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) capped its repatriation efforts in 2020 by bringing home 327,511 overseas Filipinos workers, coming from at least 90 countries around the world. The DFA said that 29.3 percent of the overseas Filipinos workers, or 95,974 in total, are seafarers from more than 150 cruise ships, oil tankers, and other bulk vessels.

Empress Of The Seas Sold To The New Indian Cruise Brand Cordelia Cruises

Dec 27, 2020

One week after Royal Caribbean International announced in a press release that the Empress and Majesty of the Seas will leave the fleet, Waterways Leisure Tourism Pvt Ltd revealed the purchase of Empress of the Seas which will sail under the newly formed cruise line named Cordelia Cruises.

66,000 Royal Caribbean Group Employees to Receive “Thank You, Thank you” Bonus

Dec 21, 2020

Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara crew members onboard and at home, will receive the final payment of the “Thank You, Thank You” Bonus in the following months.

The news was announced in the “Royal Way Newsletter” distributed among the crew members by Royal Caribbean Group.

Royal Caribbean has sold Majesty and Empress of the Seas

Dec 16, 2020

After more than 30 years in service with Royal Caribbean Empress of the Seas and Majesty of the Seas will be leaving the fleet.

Singapore Ministry of Health Confirms Quantum of the Seas Passenger Does Not Have Covid-19

Dec 10, 2020

The 83-year-old passenger who tested positive for Covid-19 on board Quantum of the Seas has subsequently tested negative, said Singapore’s Ministry of Health on Wednesday.

Passenger Tests Positive for Covid-19 on Quantum of the Seas

Dec 09, 2020

Royal Caribbean first cruise ship to resume cruises after the global shutdown returned to the port of Singapore early than expected after a passenger tested positive for COVID-19, according to Singapore Tourism Board and passengers sailing on Quantum of the Seas.

Quantum of the Seas Crew Is Ready For The Big Comeback

Nov 30, 2020

The first of the Royal Caribbean ship to make a comeback since the industry shut down due to COVID 19 in March is the Quantum of the Seas. As the crew are back aboard and ready to officially resume cruises on December 1 from the port of Singapore many may have questions about the safety measures for the guest and the crew alike given the turmoil many of them went through. Crew Center was able to gain some insight about the preparations from both perspectives (i.e., crew and guest).

Pullmantur Plans to Restart Operations With Two Celebrity Cruises Ships

Nov 27, 2020

The Royal Caribbean Group subsidiary - Pullmantur Cruises, is making great progress in an attempt to come back to cruising with two ships that might be obtained from Celebrity Cruises.

Royal Caribbean Group: 15 Steps Crew Needs to Follow Before Re-Joining

Nov 13, 2020

Royal Caribbean Group announced a 15-point plan aimed at the safe return of the shipboard employees which all the crew needs to follow while traveling from home to join the vessel.

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