RCI-Royal Caribbean's entire fleet returns to service

   June 2, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

RCI-Royal Caribbean announced that its entire fleet was back in service.

The final Royal Caribbean ship to restart - Rhapsody of the Seas, rounded out the fleet after drydocking with the first revenue sailing on May 23, 2022. 

Following a successful pilot, sign-on quarantine was discontinued for the crew members who were fully vaccinated with WHO-approved COVID vaccines. 

The cap for shore leave was removed, so unlimited free flow shore leave is now back. The improvements continue to be milestones that reflect the normalizing of the cruise operations while remaining health-focused.

During the following months, thousands of new crew members will join the RCI ships after the cruise company completed its successful recruitment world tour in April.

The Head of operations revealed they had been sharing updates on their organization-wide recruitment efforts and the great strides they were making in growing the Royal family.

"We are expecting thousands of new members to join our ships over the coming months, which means help is on the way. Once they’re on your ship, we want these new team members to feel valued, welcomed, and receive the guidance and training they need to succeed. We call them our New ROYALs. Learn more about our New ROYALs in this edition, and how you can show them The ROYAL Way.” 

The crew letter reads the challenges they had faced over the last 2 years had taught them that determination, resilience, and GRIT would get them back at sea.