Royal Caribbean is extending the suspension of some sailings, including all trips from the United States, until June 30th. However, a small number of trips will go ahead from new homeports around the world.
With the delivery of both Silver Origin and Silver Moon in 2020, and with the delivery of Silver Dawn scheduled for November, Silversea said it was optimistic the sector would recover.
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.
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.
During a handover at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona, executives from Silversea Cruises and the Royal Caribbean Group expressed gratitude to all involved.
Silversea Cruises has appointed Roberto Bruzzone to the new role of senior vice president of marine operations with the company. He will report directly to Silversea chief executive, Roberto Martinoli.
Carrying a reduced crew due to precautionary health protocols, the new Silversea vessel journeyed between Fincantieri’s shipyards in Ancona and Trieste, Italy.
Silversea Cruises has taken delivery of its first-ever destination-specific ship, Silver Origin, from Dutch shipyard De Hoop. An intimate ceremony marked the first in-person cruise ship delivery since the pandemic prompted a global lockdown.
Silversea is preparing to take delivery of Silver Origin from Dutch shipyard De Hoop – but has been forced to suspend all sailings until late July in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.
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Silversea Cruises has introduced new measures to offer flexibility to travellers in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The line hopes that, by taking away the uncertainties, the moves will encourage passengers to start planning trips.
In light of the developing Covid-19 pandemic, the cruise line – which also operates Celebrity Cruises, Azamara and Silversea Cruises – has scrapped all sailings until May 12th.