9 months after RCI-Royal Caribbean International shut down its sailings due to the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, its first liner is due to offer a revenue voyage, capped at around 1,000 guests, on Tuesday, December 1.
Royal Caribbean suspended all sailings beginning on March 14 and has not offered another voyage since. Quantum of the Seas is the first to offer paid journeys since March.
Various comprehensive new health protocols are implemented onboard Quantum of the Seas, such as testing and screening; stringent cleaning practices; upgraded heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems that enhance filtration; expert medical care and onboard facilities; reduced capacities for greater physical distancing.
Initially, the cruises will be round-trips with no ports of call at a reduced capacity of up to 50%, only open to Singapore residents.
The rest of the RCI fleet is shut down until further notice.