Royal Caribbean has announced the extension of the Singapore season for Quantum of the Seas. The decision follows the success of the safe cruises pilot programme, which launched in December.
The cruise line said the all cash deal with Sycamore Partners would allow it to focus on core operations after almost a year out of the water following the Covid-19 pandemic.
Royal Caribbean International will see the majority of its ships docked until at least April 30th, with only Spectrum of the Seas expected to return earlier, at the end of February.
Royal Caribbean International has announced Empress and Majesty of the Seas will depart its fleet later this month. Both vessels are headed to Asia to begin work for a new owner.
Passengers in the UK will be offered the chance to step onboard a new-look Anthem of the Seas from next spring, with the ship will sail from Southampton.
The move comes as the cruise giant continues to work with the United States Centres for Disease Control & Prevention and governments around the world toward a safe return to cruising.
Odyssey of the Seas, the next ship from Royal Caribbean, has passed another milestone in its journey to market, floating out of the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany.
Singapore is one of the first countries in the world to develop and implement a mandatory audit and certification programme for cruise lines before they can commence sailings.
Tapping market research and feedback from travel partners, the cruise line has adjusted its schedule with the goal of providing guests with a greater variety of trips.
The parent company of Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara and Silversea paused all operations amid the global Covid-19 pandemic on March 13th.
In this new role, Calvin Johnson will lead global health and wellness policy, manage its public health and clinical practice, and determine the strategic plans and operations of its global healthcare organisation.
Royal Caribbean has delayed the delivery of Wonder of the Seas, its next Oasis-class ship, from 2021. There is now no timeframe for when the new mega-vessel will sail.