Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD. announced that it has cancelled all cruises departing the United States for 30 days. The suspension also includes Royal Caribbean sister brands Celebrity Cruises, Azamara and Silversea. International cruises will operate their scheduled itineraries.
A statement from the Royal Caribbean website reads:
“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.
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.”
You can see a full list of cruise lines who have cancelled or amended sailings here.