RCI-Royal Caribbean International resumes cruises on September 16

   July 5, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

RCI-Royal Caribbean International announced it plans to resume cruises starting on September 16, 2020. According to the company, their first voyage will be a 3-night ‘Bahamas and Perfect Day‘ roundtrip scheduled for September 18. 

However, RCI's regular passenger shipping operations will continue to be impacted by the COVID crisis. Due to the extended ban on cruise ships by Canada's Government, all Canada-based itineraries are currently suspended through October 31.

Other affected cruises that won't be sailing with the reopening include:

For all passengers affected by the cancellations, the cruise company stated that refunds are taking up to 45 days to process. 

Royal Caribbean also announced they are currently working on new health and safety protocols that are due to launch when operations resume.